On Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:45:34 +0900, Yang Yu wrote:
Is the forum forums.opensuse.org
managed by openSUSE
project? A good
amount of IP ranges are banned from viewing the forum (contact your ISP
for spam abuses). ISPs can't care less if someone is spamming your forum
for obvious reasons.
Because ultimately the only way to deal with the spammers coming in is to
start blocking the addresses. We only block ranges after a significant
number of spam posts come in from a particular range.
We tried an experiment at the start of the year and unblocked all of the
blocked ranges. Almost immediately, we received a LOT of spam from those
blocked ranges, confirming that blocking the ranges was the right move.
I registered an account to ask why my IP range was
banned and found out
later my account got banned for spam. Way to exercise dictatorship on
We have to manage the community somehow; how would you suggest spammers
be dealt with, if not preventing them from posting in the forums?
It's not "censorship" - it's community management, and it's
*have* to do, or we end up with tons of spam in the forums, watering down
the actual content.
Sorry this inconveniences you personally - talk to your ISP about doing
something about the amount of spam that originates from them - like
answering e-mails to their abuse address. Since you're a customer of
theirs, they're more likely to listen to you than to listen to us.
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