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Discussion in 'Site Feedback and Suggestions' started by Josh, Nov 15, 2006.

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Should we activate image varification for all posts?

  1. Yes, I wouldn't mind if it helped reduce spam/advertising

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  2. No, I hate image verification, would keep me from posting

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  3. I don't feel there is a spam/advertising problem

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  4. Other opinion - I'll post my feelings in the thread

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  1. Josh

    Josh Administrator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I have started banning users who spam/advertise in the forum. This won't stop new users from posting spam but it will help elminate the repeat posting.

    If you are as tired of the spam as I am, please voice your opinion about turning on image verification.

    For those unfamiliar with IV it's an option of the forum software that requires the users to enter the randomly displayed text in order to post a new thread. This isn't something I like to do but if it will help reduce the bot's from posting spam in the forum I'm willing to try it.

    What's your opinion?
  2. fishboy20

    fishboy20 New Member 5 Year Member

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    I agree, if it isn't fish related, no need to post it on this forum.

    ~Jeremy
  3. fishgeek

    fishgeek New Member

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    can image verification be applied to posters with less than , say 10 posts ? then the genuine repeat users not need to keep doing it?

    andrew
  4. dhm325

    dhm325 Member 5 Year Member

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    Is giving a plug to a fish seller that makes his living by selling fish (as opposed to a hobbyist) constitute advertising? I would like to tell everyone about a new distributor that I have found but I am not sure if it complies with the forum's rules. Please advise. Thanks.
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    Roach New Member 5 Year Member

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    I think that's a pretty good idea. From my knowledge the bots only sign up and post once generally so that would stop them.
  6. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I have no problems with people recommending dealers - or even dealers promoting their aquarium products - if it is basically saying "see XYZ Fish Supply's web site at www.XYZ". That certainly is different from spammers offering drugs, electronics, & other inappropriate items.
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    mummymonkey Member 5 Year Member

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    I don't seem to be able to vote in the poll but yes, whatever you feel is necessary.
  8. Griz

    Griz Member 5 Year Member

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    I think it's a good idea. It would be nice if there is a way to apply it only to members with a certain post count or new members, but either way I'm in favour of it if it will foil the spambots.
  9. lab

    lab Member 5 Year Member

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    I agree. Anything to avoid spam.

    Lars