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First post

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 02.10.2010, 13:47

Unfortunately, LEC has been subjected to a huge amount of spam recently (predominantly from China) which has caused a lot of extra work for the moderators. Two strategies have been implemented by the IT team to minimise the time wasted:

1. All Chinese IP addresses on a DNS blacklist are banned. We are unaware of any Chinese members or even of any Elans in China, however if this is not the case and you find yourself banned for this reason, please contact one of the team who will arrange for you to gain access.

2. Any registered user with less than one post will have to have their posts approved by a moderator before becoming visible. The moderators are made aware of posts requiring approval but please be patient as we all have real jobs too.

Many thanks for your understanding.
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Re: First post

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 02.09.2012, 18:38

Whilst the above has been successful in keeping spammers' posts hidden from forum members, there has been a profusion of spammers registering with all sorts of interesting merchandise linked to their signatures and posts which has given the moderators a lot of nugatory work to keep the registration list accurate. An additional question has therefore been added to the registration page which will hopefully keep the spammers at bay but will not cause any genuine new members a problem - given the nature of the site, it shouldn't really, but if anyone does have a problem with registration then please get in touch through the contact link on the main page.

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