Implementing Spam Countermeasures

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Implementing Spam Countermeasures

Postby hasanayaz » Mon May 09, 2016 5:12 pm

Hello everyone,

As you might have noticed, our forum has been a target of heavy rain of spam. This has made it difficult for many new users to register. We are aware of this and now addressing some registration mechanism to help with this.

We will not tolerate spam and have implemented certain features to prevent spammers from registering on this forum. There is a new captcha in which users must drag and drop answers into the correct columns and an extension checks the IP, username, and email of registering users against the Stop Forum Spam database.

Spammers, go away!. Any message not related to MazeSuite or relevant academic studies will be deleted immediately and the users posted it will be banned.

Additionally, there are a lot of inactive users that we must sift through to eliminate the spam accounts. If a legitimate user registered with hotmail or gmail accounts prior to May 8, 2016, he/she has been deleted and will need to register again. Apologies for the inconvenience.

We hope that these new features will provide a more pleasant, spam-free experience for everyone.

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