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Mike Cohenmessage spam filtering
by on Apr 6, 2010 at 1:22:04 pm

Once in a while I use the word "special ist" with out the space. Because contained within that word is the name of a popular drug used by men who like to sit in bathtubs, it is quarantined for review by a moderator.

I understand the desire to not have spam on the forums, but it is kind of silly when one word contains the same arrangement of letters that are in a banned word.

My two cents.

Mike Cohen


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Mike CohenRe: message spam filtering
by on Apr 6, 2010 at 1:24:53 pm

ah, saw this thread already addressed below - never the mind. I would have used the new COW search function, but I did not want to search for the name of a bathtub enjoyment drug!

Mike


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Ron LindeboomRe: message spam filtering
by on Apr 6, 2010 at 1:42:54 pm

Hi Mike,

We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the problem is that spammers use so many variants that we have to run with a looser, rather than tighter, definition of key spam words. If we didn't, the site would be buried in spam.

Again, our apologies, but it is the price of having a cleaner board free of the kinds of stuff that we see all over the net today.

Ron Lindeboom


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Mike CohenRe: message spam filtering
by on Apr 8, 2010 at 4:16:38 am

No worries. I will use the word "expert" from now on.

Mike


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