Yeah you got me alright I saw this and was thinking 'enough is enough, this person must be clueless' What I can't figure out is HOW the spammers who advertise- of all things- British soccer games- actually think anyone on an art sharing website (who are mostly girls or really nerdy people like me) would ever be interested in watching sports!!! Especially soccer games from the UK Are they kidding? I have to think they probably are, or that spammers don't spam because they want to sell anything- they just have some philosophical belief that they must ruin the internet with as many useless and repetetive messages as possible. You should see the guys on flickr who upload 130,000 concert pictures. If you're going to take that many stills of one concert, why not use a VIDEO CAMERA
I'm complaining about seeing these spam topics everywhere. I'm not sure if it's hackers or robots or what, but they were everywhere late in the summer, took a little break, and now it's happening again! The mods are doing a great job finding and locking the threads, but there must be a way to stop them at their source.
James--SteeleFeatured By OwnerJan 4, 2013Hobbyist Writer
Well, maybe for signing up for an account. I think there's a special type of captcha though. One where you drag objects around, or whatever. Because captcha solvers can be sold to people who create spam bots.
That's a fantastic idea, actually. At least for signing up, it would require active participation by the spammer to send out bots to attack the forums. Do you completely delete those threads, or just lock them, by the way?
James--SteeleFeatured By OwnerJan 5, 2013Hobbyist Writer
They lock and close the comments. By deviantART's system, the forum thread is then not updated (by comments) so it is pushed off the radar. If you look on the 6th-10th page of the Deviants forum, you can usually find some.