Is anonymous posting still allowed? (4 posts)

  1. Jinsan
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I'm curious, the more I think about it's possible spammers are now using bots to post on forums as well as blogs? Is bbpress built on the same idea as WP? I think a few people ahve seen that quit smoking thread which is why I ask has anonymous posting been enabled? It seems a similar process of spam:

    bot enters required fields
    bot enters spam as post

    First it was a bible basher, and now an anti smoker - I don't think someone would be bored enough to sit around looking for sites and spamming (if they are, well, kudos to their unique patheticism). BTW I didn't want to bump the spam so made this post seperately.

    Because of the content and way they're posted it seems more difficult to filter too.

  2. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 11 years ago #

    AFAIK, anonymous posting is no longer allowed on these forums. However, there is a member who cleverly registered as "Anonymous".

  3. NuclearMoose
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Don't forget that sometimes old threads get new life as someone adds a comment or question on to them, and that brings back the anonymous posters.

    Perhaps there needs to be a feature to close a post after x amount of time of no new activity on that particular thread.

  4. Jinsan
    Posted 11 years ago #

    True, but I was more referring to the evangelist and now anti-smoking spam threads that appeared. I'ts once ina blu emoon, but I just want to throttle thesepeople.

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