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How to handle lots of spam sign ups?

PP Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 157

I think we should stop new sign ups at least temporarily. Also see https://git.fosscommunity.in/community/poddery.com/issues/32

PP

Poll Created Sun 19 May 2019 4:30PM

Stop new sign ups temporarily Closed Wed 22 May 2019 4:01PM

Outcome
by Pirate Praveen Thu 23 May 2019 12:13PM

We can stop new sign ups temporarily and figure out ways to stop spammers in the meantime.

I think we need to stop new sign ups temporarily and figure out a way to stop spam sign ups permanently.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 3 AS PP JS
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 50 DU S MK J NV BC P AKS RD S MKT NAJ PS AA SAJ AR S JB P J

3 of 53 people have participated (5%)

AS

Anish Sheela
Agree
Sun 19 May 2019 4:34PM

Yes. Have to handle spam. Else it will affect real users too.

JS

Juan Santiago
Agree
Sun 19 May 2019 6:51PM

ok, this must be sustainable

PB

Pirate Bady Tue 28 May 2019 7:08PM

i think we could try setting captcha image_style to almost_invisible? we've already set distortion as high.

PP

Pirate Praveen Sat 8 Jun 2019 1:17PM

Diaspora HQ suggested disabling http 1.0 stopped spam sign ups, we could try that.

PP

Pirate Praveen Tue 11 Jun 2019 12:44PM

After http 1.0 was disabled, the spam sign ups have stopped for now. We will have to now think about cleaning up existing spam accounts.