dmpyron wrote:Sadly, as a software developer and sysdamin, the answer is "if you're lucky". Spec'ing, evaluation, regression testing, rollout. Not fun. And I don't know how many software jocks Adafruit has, nor how many of them are available for this and experienced/capable enough to do it. Outsourcing is not cheap for something this small.
No dmpyron, that's wrong. Many forum distributions such as SMF have mods available that are written by technically capable users that stop spam. It isn't necessary to pay for this work. I know because I have a forum and I know all about what's available - it's free.
This forum is being inundated with spam registrations as we speak.
Look at the profile of this person who just joined -
It's a spammer. See what's in their profile? See the web link there?
Like I said - they want to post ad links in their profiles for Google to find. They aren't interested in PMs. I'm sitting here catching up on posts and I can see them joining up right and left. Look at the who's online list - the names. You can spot the spammer names easily because they are weird and strange combinations of letters. They need to install a spam prevention mod. If phpBB doesn't have one they can switch to SMF which already has these types of mods available for FREE. They have found this site and are jumping all over it. :(
P.S. For a cheap thrill look at the member names in the "Birthdays" listing at the bottom of the forum. Tell me what you see there ...