How Should We Deal With Spam

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Lets put our discussion here.

Current Spam Prevention

Secret we cannot let the terrorists know

How Bad is it Now

  • Dec 2007

A real problem, reverting takes a lot of time and seems to last about a day.

  • Mar 10 2008

Seems much better, perhaps acceptable. DavidCary ? must have changed something.

Methods We Might Use

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Method In use Brief Discussion Pro/Con Vote For with your user name
Shoot Them No
  • Pro: Last time they spam.
  • Con: Cost of amo
Edits from Registere Uer Only No
  • Pro: Might help
  • Con: Some may not want to have to reiter prior to editing. How can we be Open Circuits if we are closed?
Captcha for Non-Registered Users ?
  • Pro: Might help, lets unregistered users comment. Encourages registration
  • Con: Who wants to type in a Captcha
Captcha for All No
  • Pro: Might help
  • Con: Sucks
Register after Email Confirmation ?
  • Pro: Might Help
  • Con: Makes it even harder to register.
Block Users or IP addresses that Spam
  • Pro: Might help if spammers do not spoof thier ip addresses or have means of changing them.
  • Con: Lots of work for admin. Ther may be too many of them for the number of us.

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