Flagged for spam from my home connection, had to login with a VPN and all is ok

  • This spam prevention is pretty aggressive here.

    I am a new user, obviously, with 0 low reputation. I understand that users with a reputation of 5 and above are not affected.

    The forum would not let me post while logged in from my home connection. Instead I had to log in with a VPN and then the forum allowed me to post.

    I do not have a public IP with my ISP, it is annoyingly NAT which I guess is the reason the system thinks I want to spam the forum.

    Never had this before. Pretty perverse. :)

  • A busy forum such as this becomes quite a lucrative target to spammers and such the controls need to be in place. It can be a full time job for the mods to control and delete it.

    Once you get a few posts in people will up vote you and you won't have any problems.

  • Thanks for the quick reply.

    Yeah, it is understandable and relatively easy to work around in this case. I suppose it is fair enough that users of this forum have enough knowledge to realise it is not the content of their post that is the problem, though I do see a few confused posts since June or so.

  • Banned

    This post is deleted!

  • @vikshith said in Flagged for spam from my home connection, had to login with a VPN and all is ok:

    A virtual private network is your connection to a safer Internet experience. ... anonymity and safety—by using a VPN before you do anything online! ... It has some built-in flaws that make you vulnerable when you're online. ... You've probably been hearing more and more about VPNs for home use ... That's the good news.

    Kind of funny that my posts are flagged for spam but this kind of advertisement gets through. I mean, who knows, maybe I am interested in the intersection between VPN and best spin bikes!

  • No lie! Like I said.

    I just flagged it for spam. But would you edit your last post and remove the link please.

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