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A Bit Of A Spammer Problem....
Looking for some advice.

I have recently had some problems with a "drug" spammer- posting links to places to buy Viagra, Cialis and the like. My board requires membership, except for one forum- the one he is attacking. I keep one forum open so non-members can post- I think that is important for feedback. So I do want to keep this option. He uses various open proxies, and I lock each one down when it comes up (ban site IP), but as you know, there are a LOT of open proxies.

So what I did as a first step was use the tag subsitution- Viagra now becomes "French Toast", he links to 2-3 main web sites, so I subsitute various innocuos phrases for the URLs. A good first p. But he is also PMing members!

Is there a way I can lock down the one "Guest" acount from sending PMs at all?

Any other ideas how to keep this guy in check?
dave

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Thread A Bit Of A Spammer Problem.... carfac 3535 Oct 4, 2006, 7:13 AM
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