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To prevent spam we're now blocking all users from adding links until they reach 15 posts.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sherbert Hoover, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Sherbert Hoover

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    To prevent spam we're now blocking all users from adding links until they reach 15 posts. Attempts to add links by those with less than 15 posts will be auto blocked. As usual any problems please contact support.blackhatworld.com.

    A round of applause for @Diamond Damien!
     
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    This is one hell of a news :) We will be free from all those baba jis.

    Thank you DD for making this happen.
     
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    Well done Damien.​
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    Appreciate the move. No more Blackmagic on BHW.
    So lets do our thing.
     
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  5. Sythix

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    Anyone else feel like it should be much higher? Like 150?
     
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  6. davids355

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    Good idea @Diamond Damien hopefully that will stop a lot of the spam from getting onto the forum in the first place.
     
  7. likesmm

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    good news!:)
     
  8. Racerz

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    I think 150 is a bit to much since links can also be used for explanatory purpose.
     
  9. living2xl

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    I think 50 is reasonable
     
  10. Malcolm Max

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    Nicely done BHW think-tank :)

    15 is good. The goal is to stop those 1 post wonders .. automated spammers. With the limit, they will have to manually do 15 posts then they will get banned anyway lol ..
     
  11. serbyy

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    yes, 15 is to low, they can make 15 in a few hours - plus we need to grow this community with real people not bots, seen a lot of old threads reopened with spammy replies lately...
     
  12. hippo123

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    Good job! :)
     
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    @Diamond Damien

    A rule with 1 thread/day for the first few days after registration would be great .
     
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    how about no new thread for the first 72 hours and only allow threads in good sections or highly spammed ones after minimum of 3-5 likes
     
  16. bartosimpsonio

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    Excellent change.

    I agree it should be made much higher too. 50 posts at least. I rarely ever need to put legit links in my replies. Most these "questions" that include a link are surreptitious SEO or negseo anyway.
     
  17. uches12

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    Good idea, but that doesn't completely solve the blackmagic issue,
    I wish it will be that users cannot start a new post in the first place without having up to 15 post or msges.
     
  18. ChrisX

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    Wasn't this in place already? I seem to remember people posting in sales threads that they can't PM yet. Or was the limit just lower?

    Spammers can still register accounts and wait...
     
  19. osbornejames

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    Good step. It help to avoid spamming.
     
  20. subashr

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    i think 15 is reasonable enough to stop those bots from spamming badly. 50 is way to high in my view