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    Interesting piece in the New York Times about how spam could be greatly reduced, if the credit card companies could block the merchant accounts of the spammers, 95% of which go through three banks. If the spammers tried to dodge these efforts, it would take longer for them to set up new accounts than it would to shut them down as soon as they were identified as spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Just confirming that the new measures are working. Spam is coming in and is flagged before becoming visible on the site, so that the moderators can either approve the post, if it's a false positive, or delete it along with any other posts by the same user and ban the spammer before their posts are even seen by APUG users.
    I made a few tweaks so will probably revert back to the way it was. It seems to block 1 out of 20 legit people from registering and I then have to set them up manually, but if it's letting a lot of spammers through then it's not worth the new setting. Thanks for the heads up

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