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    New measure to fight spam

    To fight spam I have created a new user group called "Just Joined", that creates a "probationary" period before being promoted to "new member". All posts for members of "just joined" must be approved by me or a city adviser before becoming visible to all users. Once a member proves themselves out, they will be promoted to the status of "new member" and their posts will be visible upon posting. This will prevent posts by spammers from ever being visible to search engines normal users.

    Oh and yes I will still be adding the email address of spammers to our thread of shame.
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    Shouldn't there also be an automatic validation? Like it promoting the account after 24 hours or something, just in case?

    This just seems a tad harsh for what we're trying to stop.
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    There is a new account group called "just joined" new members are in this group for a very short period of time (I'll note the requirements in the staff forum) and then get automatically promoted to the "new members" group once they past the threshold. At that point in time their posts will no longer be moderated. It is only intended to stop most of the drive by spammers we have been seeing lately.
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    I had wondered why my posts didn't show up right away. I figured it might be something along these lines.

    For what it's worth, I think it's a good idea. I've seen spammers ruin many a thread (Vist The History Channel's Current Events Chat Board some time).

    Glad to see I "passed."
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    Yeah...good riddance. Let's do what we can to fight this spamming scum!
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    Ha!

    Good thing I upgraded from the "Just Joined" ranking when I did!

    Just kidding.
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    I never had that rank. I was always prominent here.

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