Flagged for Spam



  • Why am I being flag for spam when I have securely logged in? Things seem weird since Netgate took over.



  • Things seem weird since Netgate took over.

    lolwut? What a silly thing to say.



  • @KOM said in Flagged for Spam:

    Things seem weird since Netgate took over.

    lolwut? What a silly thing to say.

    LOL, it may seem so KOM; however, I never experience that when the forum was under pfSense.org. I had experienced that both yesterday and earlier today...may be that's why a screen shot posted in another section of the forum (WebGUI) would not appear.



  • Netgate "taking over", whatever that even means, has nothing to do with the state of the forum software. The old forum was outdated and not GDPR compliant. This forum gets a LOT of spam postings that would flood the boards if not for the anti-spam measures. Those measures are most effective with users with less than 5 reputation.


  • LAYER 8 Rebel Alliance

    Write something nice so we can add some reps.
    I can't upvote rubbish postings.

    -Rico



  • @KOM said in Flagged for Spam:

    Netgate "taking over", whatever that even means, has nothing to do with the state of the forum software. The old forum was outdated and not GDPR compliant. This forum gets a LOT of spam postings that would flood the boards if not for the anti-spam measures. Those measures are most effective with users with less than 5 reputation.

    Okay...I wonder what's my reputation?



  • According to your profile, you're at 2.



  • @Rico said in Flagged for Spam:

    I can't upvote rubbish postings.

    Sometimes I wish we could downvote some posts 🙄



  • @Rico said in Flagged for Spam:

    Write something nice so we can add some reps.
    I can't upvote rubbish postings.

    -Rico

    Okay; however, I never join forums for reputation...it's for solving problems for either others or myself. I have never seen the back office of forums to see all the spam issues. I am on several forum and have never posted any spam anywhere. Most forum limit posting pictures until a certain amount reached.



  • The filter has heuristics that flag things like if you post a lot of topics in a short time etc. Only applies to members with less than 5 rep which weeds out the new accounts that spambots create. Here, now you have 5.



  • @KOM said in Flagged for Spam:

    The filter has heuristics that flag things like if you post a lot of topics in a short time etc. Only applies to members with less than 5 rep which weeds out the new accounts that spambots create. Here, now you have 5.

    Thank you KOM, you made my day!



  • @KOM I thought you fixed it. Tried to post to Install section image was too large so I had to reduce the size, then edit and post flagged for spam...I don't need reputation or begging it either...I need to solve a install problem on a Mac Mini.



  • One more ^^

    Your rep is 5 now - that should take care of things.



  • @Gertjan said in Flagged for Spam:

    One more ^^

    Your rep is 5 now - that should take care of things.

    Thank you Gertjan...got the install completed.😂



  • Strange. It was already at five after I bumped him several days ago.


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    @NollipfSense said in Flagged for Spam:

    I have never seen the back office of forums to see all the spam issues.

    You don't want to. It's a f**king mess. And without anti-spam measures you'd simply drown in the flood of bullshit-crossposting-bots that only want to advertise some BS links in their texts or signature. That's why all posts below a certain rep-rating are now looked at very closely (esp. below 5-10) as those bots simply come, post their BS and leave (mostly with less than 5 posts).

    Also logging in from addresses that were reported from spam or are VPN links (and shared with many users) can trigger anti-spam. Or posting (many) links in a post - even accidental. So nothing evil with Netgate running (they ran pfsense.org long enough beforehand) but simple the internet being ... the internet.


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