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Spam Machinations III

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A quick update. I know a lot of you are frustrated with the SPAM nonsense. Our filter is about as fun to deal with as a greased pig.

For the time being I have effectively turned off the filter and Danielle added a new registration /login security system which you will see when you login again and try to post a comment. This SHOULD help alleviate the spam filter catching legit posts and should hopefully limit the way bots sign up for the site which, we hope, will in time limit the amount of spam we have to delete.

Sorry for the trouble. Believe me it’s no fun on this end either…

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Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

8 thoughts to “Spam Machinations III”

  1. Why math? I feel bad for the liberal arts majors who are NHS readers. You should have a few spam categories like Jeopardy.

    “I’ll take U.S. Presidents for 100″

  2. … Something just like this. I used to run a blog that got a good bit of spam and implementing a simple math problem was enough to get rid of 100% of it.

  3. Between the five of us we could come up with some good ones I’m sure.

    Really do hope this new measure does the trick. And I’d like a cut of the boot money we made for the spam bots.

    We have a new contest starting tomorrow (Dungeon Siege 3) so maybe I’ll make it a history quiz!

  4. I’ve never actually HAD spam before. I’m by no means a picky/fussy eater but the Spam with Cheese can just rings evil to me.

  5. I’m one of those sad liberal arts majors who needs to use the calculator on the computer to remember my times tables.

    Mostly though I wish there was a way to get an email update when someone comments on a post you chose to flag.

  6. There was this sort of jelly surrounding it that just looked dangerous to eat… I wouldn’t recommend it, cheese or not. IIRC, it used to be military rations, so that should explain a lot.

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