Why do I have to deal with "we can't make sure this message isn't spam" 7/10 times in a single post???

by allanonmage on Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:53 pm

I think it is absurd that almost every time I hit the "preview button" to check how my post will look, I get flagged as spam, have to complete a captcha, and only THEN can I see the preview.

Out of a series of 10 previews and a single post command, I had to go through this 7 times!!! Just have the captcha there all the time if your spam is that bad!

I can't imagine that you have that much spam that you have to drive people away like this. This will make sure that you don't have spam, no doubt. Until all the people who are trying to post leave and all you are left with are the spammers.
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Re: Why do I have to deal with "we can't make sure this message isn't spam" 7/10 times in a single post???

by allanonmage on Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:15 pm

The actual error is

We are unable to confirm that this post is not spam - please complete the captcha below and re-submit your post.
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Re: Why do I have to deal with "we can't make sure this message isn't spam" 7/10 times in a single post???

by adafruit on Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:05 pm

allanonmage wrote:The actual error is

We are unable to confirm that this post is not spam - please complete the captcha below and re-submit your post.


thanks for the note and feedback (we removed the cursing, do not do that again, thanks!). we're working on some updates to the anti-spam measures, stay tuned for so upgrades and more features as our team gets back from the holidays.

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Re: Why do I have to deal with "we can't make sure this message isn't spam" 7/10 times in a single post???

by JD3 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:25 pm

I don't usually post links, but when I do it is from the Adafruit site itself.
And I have to enter the captcha information......

Maybe if the link is to your site no need for the captcha?
That little black caterpillar you just stepped on will set you back a few bucks....
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Re: Why do I have to deal with "we can't make sure this message isn't spam" 7/10 times in a single post???

by adafruit on Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:25 pm

working on this!
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Re: Why do I have to deal with "we can't make sure this message isn't spam" 7/10 times in a single post???

by daremick on Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:53 pm

I'm definitely appreciative of features like this. With the great team at Adafruit being only about 30-40 souls I'm amazed at everything they provide me for free. Ensuring that the content on these pages is informative and accurate and not just trolling or advertisements is what keeps me coming back to the forums. I definitely appreciate what the Adafruit team is doing to support education and DIY all around the Globe. Thanks guys! :)
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Re: Why do I have to deal with "we can't make sure this message isn't spam" 7/10 times in a single post???

by adafruit on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:08 pm

daremick wrote:I'm definitely appreciative of features like this. With the great team at Adafruit being only about 30-40 souls I'm amazed at everything they provide me for free. Ensuring that the content on these pages is informative and accurate and not just trolling or advertisements is what keeps me coming back to the forums. I definitely appreciate what the Adafruit team is doing to support education and DIY all around the Globe. Thanks guys! :)


thank you thank you thank you!

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