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Transmogrified Tiger
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I think I've mentioned this at some point in the past, but with the uptick in spam recently I thought I'd bump the idea. At NSBB, new users first few posts are required to be approved by a mod before they're published, which usually cuts off astroturfers like we see here pop up with some frequency. I'm not 1000% sure how it's implemented, but from what I can tell, it may be a single setting in Admin Control Panel -> Board Configuration -> User Registration Settings. Setting 'New Member Post Limit' to a non-zero value is what I think is needed: https://cdn.zappy.app/cc5431e33df434e4e ... 458179.png

That said, I'm not a part of the configuration/extensions involved in NSBB's implementation in particular, so there may be more to it than that. But in general my understanding is that restriction isn't an onerous one to implement, and makes the moderation of those users easier and happen entirely behind the scenes.

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How else would I learn that german shepherds shed? This is important information.

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My recollection of the issue is that there were some legit requests to join the board that got left hanging because the mods got overwhelmed trying to decide whether each new user was a bot or not. I appreciate everyone who flags spambot posts, because that helps us see a post that needs deletion/banning quickly.

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A good wildlife camera should also have some weather sealing, as you're going to be outdoors for long periods.LINK REMOVED

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dikcut wrote:
March 10 23, 2:47 am
A good wildlife camera should also have some weather sealing, as you're going to be outdoors for long periods.LINK REMOVED
I hate to ban a fool with such a great user name but here we are.

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Circumcision is mutilation!

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Yeah, this is worth looking into. Updating the property that @Transmogrified Tiger mentioned is pretty simple, but i'll need to set up the group and modify the group settings that require mod approval. Also will make sure the mods are OK with the extra work.

The spam is getting annoying though.

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TheoSqua wrote:
March 14 23, 12:35 am
Yeah, this is worth looking into. Updating the property that @Transmogrified Tiger mentioned is pretty simple, but i'll need to set up the group and modify the group settings that require mod approval. Also will make sure the mods are OK with the extra work.

The spam is getting annoying though.
@Radbird needs a hobby

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CardsofSTL wrote:
March 10 23, 3:52 am
dikcut wrote:
March 10 23, 2:47 am
A good wildlife camera should also have some weather sealing, as you're going to be outdoors for long periods.LINK REMOVED
I hate to ban a fool with such a great user name but here we are.
He'll just come back with another user name like Cass Tration.

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sighyoung wrote:
March 16 23, 9:27 pm
CardsofSTL wrote:
March 10 23, 3:52 am
dikcut wrote:
March 10 23, 2:47 am
A good wildlife camera should also have some weather sealing, as you're going to be outdoors for long periods.LINK REMOVED
I hate to ban a fool with such a great user name but here we are.
He'll just come back with another user name like Cass Tration.
Dick Brisman

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