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Offline rejetto

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i found this service: www.stopforumspam.com
and installed in this forum a plugin linked to their DB.

it's all nice, ok, but do you think i should trust their db?
i mean, what if I add to their records a guy who i just hate? how can they know it's a bogus record?


Offline TSG

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I don't know... it could be abused... is spam a huge problem here? I only get a report like once a month, but due to circumstances im sometimes not the first to remove it.


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I think they will not (should not) add somebody to the list with only one request from one forum. I only checked some ip's, and most had lot of activities registrated.

Others with shorter lists had comments like 'no activities in the las 9 weeks'.

The page does not explain if you can add 'somebody you hate' with only one record, as it also does not explain how and when they remove the records - something basically - , as i suppose that most spammers do their work from dinamic ip's.

But if spam is a problem in the forum, i believe it's good to trust their banlist. If some user get's registered by error (or if you hate him), he can always register with a new name from a friend's ip to complain.
your computer has no brain - use your own !


Offline Fysack

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i agree with that Stevens guy
GOD CAN READ YOUR MIND