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    First few posts moderated

    Yeah, I get it spammers are really annoying, and relentless. But first few, translates to the first 10 (at least) posts?

    Nothing to do about this? I'm not even one of those idiots that don't understand search... I do research instead of posting once hoping I'll get spoonfed, we all hate those people no matter what forum it is.

    I'm just saying I have a worklog, albeit it's not much, shouldn't that take me off the naughty "possible spammer" list?

    Buy VIAGRA!!! Muhahahahahaha.

    Oh, and thanks for the absurd amount of info here, I have been wanting to do this for years, and this forum was a major help on getting me going.

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    it's a automatic countermeasure.. i agree it stinks that it needs to be there, but in my 3 years here, i would guess that i've only seen spam maybe 10 times, so it's doing pretty good at preventing spam from becoming visible...

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    You should see that amount of spam will kill on a daily basis from first time posters.

    If they wern't moderated the first two pages of posts when you do a new post search would be about 80-90% spam

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    I have to agree with that, I have't seen any spam here at all. Just waiting for the day, when my post just appears!

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    You have just seen first hand the reason why we moderate posts. You may not see the spam but the mods and admins do. I think I banned about 8 different users yesterday and deleted about a dozen spam posts. This doesn't take into account what the other mods have taken care of.

    Just be patient. Your posts will get approved. I have had this discussion numerous times over the years and no one has given us a better way of dealing with the spam.
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    unfortunately, i don't know if there is a better way.. you can make the signup more difficult using either more steps or more complex questions, but that would be at the potential cost of driving away new members that are interested in participating in the forum.

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