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    We don't block IPs over here either!

    The latest member is from 188.165.238.19. Have a look at stopforumspam.com - this is a major spam IP but I happily allow these idiots to sign up here to their hearts content as they all get killed in the regular cull of zero post accounts. (That culling of zero post accounts is so, so effective, I can't understand why other forums don't use it).

    Anyway, isn't there an elegant way to deal with this? That viperchill FB page, for example, seems quite spam free to me. I'm prepared to give the modding work to a good VA if there's really that much of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton View Post
    I like this Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ViperChill (whoever is volunteering can check it out)
    Clever. I stopped just short of letting the app access my Twitter account. That FB page is technically beyond my skills, though.

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    they all get killed in the regular cull of zero post accounts.
    I'm feeling dim again. If they're registering to spam, won't they make at least one post that the mods will have to delete?

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    We get several dozen registrations per day. Most of these people are registering in the hope of getting signature privileges, ability to edit their profile to add links etc. They tend to not post. When they find they can't edit signature and profile, they slink away.

    That's why I originally came up with the philosophy of requiring members to participate and post. The serious ones will join in, the others can watch from outside, like spammers, and view these forums as guests; they don't need accounts. Allowing people to hold zero post accounts long term is, I feel, unnecessarily risky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chabrenas
    If they're registering to spam, won't they make at least one post that the mods will have to delete?
    Registering on various forums is a typical backlinking strategy. It's recommended by some MMO gurus and often carried out by dodgy link building companies. I guess it works some of the time as a lot of forum owners are hobbyists and don't understand that that's what the link builders are doing. Other forum owners respond to it in different ways. As Clinton said, members here aren't allowed to edit their profile until they become more established. On my own forum, profile and sig links are only allowed for premium members. And "When they find they can't edit signature and profile, they slink away."
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    If you want to do a Facebook page like Viperchill, he tells you how in this post: http://www.viperchill.com/facebook-fan-page/

    I have a fan page with 2k fans and it only gets minimal spam, although admittedly it isn't a niche which would attract it.

    I'd say go for it. Pat Flynn says it's one of his biggest forms of traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    If you want to do a Facebook page like Viperchill, he tells you how in this post: http://www.viperchill.com/facebook-fan-page/
    Ian, it looks as if the ViperChill template was created for Static FBML, which is no longer supported - replaced by full IFRAME support. The FBML app is no longer listed when you create a new page.

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    What about TabEdit then? Similar thing with Like to reveal built in and WYSIWYG editor built in.

    http://apps.facebook.com/tabedit/

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    Thanks, Ian. I saw that, but haven't had time to investigate yet. Looks as if I'm going to be switched to horticultural mode for the next three weeks - mean temp has jumped nearly 20C and about 1,000 cranes flew over this afternoon.

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    What seems to be missing is FBML's
    <fb:userlink uid="loggedinuser" />

    to show the visitor's name. Do you know of any way to do this outside FBML?

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    From what I've seen, this is going to be hard to replicate without FBML. It can be done using the API but it isn't easy and is meant more for applications. It's beyond my knowledge, I'm afraid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chabrenas View Post
    What seems to be missing is FBML's

    to show the visitor's name. Do you know of any way to do this outside FBML?

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