Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:52 AM
How successful is it at stopping spam sign ups?
I've noticed that most of the spam software I've ever seen advertised dosn't include IP Board, so I take it that its a good sign that it must be effective if the spammers don't bother going to the effort of even trying.
What about false positives? what if someone was marked as a spammer maliciously would it stop them from signing up to other sites? is there some sort of appeals process for them?
Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:27 AM
It uses various criteria to judge if a new registrant is likely to be a spammer or not and assigns them a score in effect.
When a member is flagged for spamming on a board it will just (if possible) send this to the Spam Service. It won't have any immediate effect on their score as it will take a fair few repeated ones to build their spam score up.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:52 AM
As Andy said, it requires multiple boards marking a user (based on IP/email address) to actually get them flagged as a spammer, in part to prevent a single site from marking users as spammers maliciously.
Perfect, thanks for the info.
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