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    theSkyNet POGS: Spam prevention measures.

    An extremely large number of spam users and teams were detected on the POGS forums recently. By extremely large, I mean more than 90% of the registered accounts and teams were spam.

    Preventative measures have been put in place to increase the difficulty for spammers creating spam accounts and teams.

    From now on, every profile modification requires a reCAPTCHA to be filled in (one of the simple ones that only requires you to tick a box :P) and the stopforumspam.com service is also being utilised to prevent the creation of spam accounts using known spam emails and IP addresses.

    Additionally, a very large number of user accounts and teams are being deleted.

    Accounts will be deleted if they:

    • Have a profile containing a link and




    • Have no forum posts and




    • Have no registered hosts.




    Teams are deleted if they:

    • Have 0 or 1 members and




    • Have 0 total credit and




    • Are not BOINC-Wide teams and




    • Have descriptions containing a link and




    • The owner has no hosts and no posts.




    Keep in mind, these are ANDs not ORs. Accounts and teams are only deleted if they fulfill ALL of the criteria listed above.

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    Re: theSkyNet POGS: Spam prevention measures.

    And for some reason POGS dumped me from SETI.USA and placed me back in Army of Me team that I created years ago.
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    Re: theSkyNet POGS: Spam prevention measures.

    Yeah, as part of their cleaning up the SPAM accounts and teams, it seems they re-imported the Global BOINC Teams which does that to any founders...

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    Re: theSkyNet POGS: Spam prevention measures.

    Oh my Gawd!!! We have stats graphs! Yippie!!!

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