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Offline GyaradosTopic starter

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Curious about super spam filter
« on: November 08, 2012, 01:01:33 AM »
Hello,
I'm just curious about the gazillion anti-spam questions when replying to posts, do they eventually go away (after 5 post or something)?
The captcha images are almost too obscure to read!
Also as this is my second post today, but with no spam questions, would I be right in assuming that I only need to answer them once every day?
Is it possible to make the questions less biased to Americans?
I was asked how many states there are in the US and I had to look it up (i don't live in the US)

Is there a reason behind this or is the Administrator just hoping to bring about the robot apocolipse :

 
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Re: Curious about super spam filter
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 01:57:52 AM »
Captchas and questions go away after You make few posts, so You can worry about it no more  ;D

Is it possible to make the questions less biased to Americans?
I was asked how many states there are in the US and I had to look it up (i don't live in the US)
You learned  something new and that is not something to complain about  :P
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Re: Curious about super spam filter
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 02:04:00 AM »
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You learned  something new and that is not something to complain about  :P
I guess that's a good way of looking at it, "useless" knowledge is never useless.
Maybe one day i'll have to open a door that asks riddles about America.
 
A child is born in Boston, Massachusetts to parents who were both born in Boston, Massachusetts. The child is not a United States citizen. How is this possible?

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Re: Curious about super spam filter
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 09:54:07 PM »
You only have to deal with the annoying anti-spammer stuff for your first ~2 posts.

Before I implemented the crazy defenses, about 3 spammers got in per day. Believe it or not, spammers still get through all these defenses. But only ~1 per month manages to reach the final step of posting a bad link these days.

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I was asked how many states there are in the US and I had to look it up (i don't live in the US)
lol . . . I was aiming for easy questions that could be easily looked up, but required some minimal level of intelligence to do so :P

I have a Thai friend who insisted it was 53, and that I should be ashamed of myself that as an American I did not know that. :-X

 


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