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Spam?

by franklin97355 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:25 pm

Have you read the example code yet? I'm sure there are hints there that will help you convert the basis of the code to the netduino. You could also try the netduino forums for specific questions on the coding.
What part of this message makes the forum think it might be spam?
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Re: Spam?

by adafruit on Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:29 pm

franklin97355 wrote:
Have you read the example code yet? I'm sure there are hints there that will help you convert the basis of the code to the netduino. You could also try the netduino forums for specific questions on the coding.
What part of this message makes the forum think it might be spam?


hiya,

we do not understand what you're asking, was your message marked as spam?

thanks,
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Re: Spam?

by franklin97355 on Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:06 pm

we do not understand what you're asking, was your message marked as spam?

No but I got a message that the forum software could not determin if my message was spam and I had to fill out a capta (as I did when I posted the original message here)
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Re: Spam?

by franklin97355 on Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:06 pm

Example of the problem attached
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Re: Spam?

by john444 on Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:47 pm

Franklin,

I also have gotten several captchas. But, I post a lot.
And, I have mis-read the captcha a couple of times.
Once, I had to re-write a post because the word "m i l k" is banned.

The spammers have shifted from creating new posts to adding to an existing post.
It is hard to imagine that the benefit is worth the effort.
Although, they must be making it pay in some way because it happens so much.

I do not know what the answer is.
Maybe spam is the cost of anonymity and the extremely low price of using the internet.

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Re: Spam?

by adafruit_support_rick on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:10 am

@franklin97355-
I believe the spam filter requires a captcha any time you include a URL in your post, as in your example.

We understand how annoying this is for all our honest customers. But the spam problem was becoming overwhelming, and we had to do something. It wasn't just our time spent deleting spam, either - some of the posts contained some truly offensive material, and we have lots of kids reading these forums. Parents were beginning to complain about it, especially from Europe, since the spam was being posted in the middle of the night, our time. By the time we would see it and delete it, it would be late morning/early afternoon overseas.
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Re: Spam?

by john444 on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:22 pm

Hi Driver,

Maybe we can help.
How about if you allow several of the regular contributors to put posts 'on hold'?
They would not be deleted but would be removed from the 'visible' forum.
After reviewing them - Adafruit people could post or could delete them as you saw fit.

I suspect there are more of us than them.
What do you think?

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Re: Spam?

by adafruit_support_rick on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:46 am

John -

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll pass it up the line.

We've talked about things like this, but I gather that the implementation is not necessarily simple.

For now, we're asking our customers to try to be patient. There's been a lot going on here recently with the Big Move. I can't promise anything, but please understand that we are aware of the issues.
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Re: Spam?

by john444 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:35 pm

Driver,

Let us know how we can help.
I am sure that there are many who would be willing to participate.

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Re: Spam?

by adafruit_support_mike on Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:23 pm

driverblock wrote:For now, we're asking our customers to try to be patient. There's been a lot going on here recently with the Big Move. I can't promise anything, but please understand that we are aware of the issues.

You guys work hard, we love you, and we know you aren't trying to yank us around.

It's a twisted kind of milestone when you become popular enough to acquire your very own set of parasites (good luck with that, I hear penicillin helps) and capchas are a small price to pay for the high signal-to-noise ratio we all enjoy.

IMO it would be fun to have a second/alternate capcha based on electrical problems.. "Complete the voltage divider", "The 3db rolloff frequency for a passive RC filter with R=foo and C=bar is _blank_ Hz.", etc. ;-)
When you void a product warranty, you give up your right to sue the manufacturer if something goes wrong and accept full responsibility for whatever happens next. And then you truly own the product.
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Re: Spam?

by franklin97355 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:52 pm

Seems like now EVERY post I make requires a captcha. Not getting better but worse.
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Re: Spam?

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:03 am

Not getting better but worse.

Hmmm. I'll look into it.
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Re: Spam?

by adafruit on Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:34 am

franklin97355 wrote:Seems like now EVERY post I make requires a captcha. Not getting better but worse.


working on it - adafruit moved to our new factory and then we got hit with sandy, this is something we are working on and appreciate your patience!
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Re: Spam?

by DaleGB on Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:25 pm

Spam filters are still a problem. It has issues with our (very legit) company name ...you will have to see attached image...
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Re: Spam?

by adafruit_support_rick on Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:34 pm

A delicate question: Do you have a reason to include your company name in an Adafruit customer support thread?
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