[Wine] Banned web site / banned topic ?

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 11:58:34 CST 2012

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Usurp <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> dimesio wrote:
>> Usurp wrote:
>> > Why are you replacing known spammers with these "banned" strings ?
>> >
>> Some spammers are persistent and just create another forum account and/or post from another IP address after one is banned. This prevents their spam URLs from ever being posted in the first place, regardless of where they're posting from.
>> > This forbids anti-spam filters & programs to do their jobs properly.
>> Set your spam filter to filter out "banned topic" and "banned web site" for the wine-user's list.
> I am already doing it - but that is not my point.
> Many antispam programs try to learn from what they analyse with URL schemes and spam contents. Our current
> approach blocks that.
The ultimate solution has already been discussed and that is to
upgrade the Forum software to a version that can 'learn' URL useage
and automatically delete/block offensive materials so they never
appear.  However, that 'horse' has been beaten/flogged/whipped/stomped
"to death".  There is no available software that will allow
maintaining the current mailing list <-> forum bridge (which in itself
is not a bad thing.)


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