I've never seen a form with the spam problem this one has. Can anyone please try to change something so this stops happening? Two-step verification seems like a reasonable adjustment.
Keep in mind that the best way to eliminate the spam posts is to deal with the spam accounts that make them. When we are able to find and boot out the spam accounts, then those accounts can no longer make spam posts.I appreciate your diligence on it. I'm complaining about spam posts, not accounts.
As I said in my previous post here, from the staff's point of view, the true extent of the spam problem was more than what the general population here saw. A lot of spam threads/posts that get posted here get noticed/flagged by security measures that are put in place by vBulletin (the forum software HJU is based on) and they get put in what's known as "Moderated Mode", which basically means that the staff can see them, but regular members cannot. This is to allow potentially suspicious threads/posts to be examined by the staff, who then have the option to approve them (which would allow everyone at the board to see them) or delete them. When it was at it's worst, I remember seeing 2 and a half pages worth of "Moderated" spam threads (probably close to 100 actual threads) that had been made by something like, 10 spam accounts in one single day. Now since they had gotten flagged by the forum and placed in "Moderated Mode", HJU's regular members didn't even know that they were there; only members of the HJU staff had the ability them.Since last year, seems to be every week, there'll be a few dozen new spam posts. They're getting easier to spot, but they're still strangely prevalent.
Don't worry, I never took it as a personal attack. And trust me, the staff know ALL about the frustration factor when it comes to these spam accounts/spam posts. Having to continually go through the needed procedures to remove the offending posts/threads, as well as banning each of the IP addresses used to make them is a pain in the ass.Also, I didn't mean this as an attack against you, just a frustrated re/question.