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    After a rather long calm I'm seeing a lot of spambots, so I'm looking into ways to prevent that. I just permabanned Ukraine, so that's one solution. Possibly a new form of CAPTCHA in the future. Somehow, these critters are even able to solve Outlaw Star questions which suggests they're not always so robotic.

    Lookin' into it.

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    Just logged in to clear out the spam but I see that you got to most of it before I could. There was only one post remaining for me to nuke when I arrived! Speedy speedy.
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    Looks like we got some more rats. Banned Russia, so that'll keep some of them out. Just gotta do it step by step.

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    Close to ten more spammers today. Even if I use stringent countermeasures they'll still keep coming so I've decided on something else. Now we're using something called CleanTalk. Believe it or not, it seems many of these spammer sign-ups have been humans. They're able to even solve anti-spam methods that feature questions about Outlaw Star, for example. But you've gotta fight fire with fire. So you have loads of these people registering on sites for spam networks. But services like CAPTCHA are still robots essentially. Fighting against humans with robots isn't so foolproof. So why not fight humans with humans instead? CleanTalk is cloud-based and is made up networks of agents who flag spam.

    Basically the antithesis of these human spammers. While I'm trialling this I've disabled the annoying things our genuine members had to bother with, such as questions and answers and CAPTCHA. Of course, this all comes down to how accurate CleanTalk is, and my concern is that one day it may end up banning a genuine registrant. So, here's hoping this turns out well.

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    Sounds like a decent countermeasure, and perhaps one of the only choices as long as actual humans are targeting you. I suppose only time will tell if this solution does more harm than good.
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    It deals with a demon virus that transforms people into freaky looking fuckers

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    So far so good.

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