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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

I wonder who this could be?
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!


I have seen posts from America & Spain requesting help on how to get started with O2 when they arrive in the country.
No doubt the number of similar valid requests will increase as we get nearer to the holiday season(s)

I did say "I would suggest this would affect a very small minority group and should be an acceptable inconvenience."
The big picture is more important than the very small minority that would be affected.....I'm sure O2 could forgo a few dozen (at most) foreign users that wish to have an O2 connection for a couple of weeks.

It would also affect some mobile and fixed broadband users as the data goes through proxies which are sometimes overseas. Or which are routed overseas at busy times.
It would also affect anyone using browsers like Opera Mini, Bolt, web'n'walk etc on Tablets or Mobiles as their transcoding proxies are based outside the UK.
There would be ways around this, by using the x-forwarded-for header, for example.
But I feel a less costly approach would be better.
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

Been away for a week so I'm not sure how the spam levels have been but I'm still amazed that a registrant is still allowed to enter this type of information in their profile and the actual WWW link is displayed in Member listing, it's blatant backdoor advertising :-
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

Last edited by M0derator28 on Sun May 08, 2011 5:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Edited spam website link.

OK technically you are correct to edit my post but why not also edit the profile of "vosipaccosy" in the listing of Members which shows exactly what I posted ?
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

Smiley Very Happy Kind of chicken and egg situation where by displaying the link you're actively promoting an inquiry. C'est la vie but hopefully Mr Moderator will have got the point.
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

That is why I suggested the flag option in profiles earlier in this thread
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

:lol: Kind of chicken and egg situation where by displaying the link you're actively promoting an inquiry.

Not quite.....the registrant was the first to display the website url in their profile.
I have noticed though that if the information shown under the section of the profile headed "All about Username" is copied+pasted, it becomes a clickable link, whereas when it's in the profile it isn't clickable. That's why M0derator28 had to edit my post.
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

Not going great yet, is it. :womanindifferent:
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

Not going great yet, is it. :womanindifferent:

Until a fundamental change is made to the registration process, there will be no improvement. That is where the forum is failing.....right at the start of the procedure.
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

Well abs@O2 this is getting a joke sort it or you will lose a loyal poster I cannot be bothered to flag all this pointless spam take a look at O2 ie forums you have to be a customer and input your mobile number to be a user.
As you O2 call them CUSTOMER FORUMS make them so and the spam will stop
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