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MPIP Spam Filter

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    Mat
    Participant

      Tim et al., since I haven't said it in awhile (and since I recently made my modest annual donation to MRF)–your spam filter sucks.  Please get it fixed.

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        Bubbles
        Participant

          Amen, and…amen!!  c

          Bubbles
          Participant

            Amen, and…amen!!  c

            Bubbles
            Participant

              Amen, and…amen!!  c

              Tim–MRF
              Guest

                Spam is a constant battle. We could increase security, but that places a lot of barriers to posting. We could monitor everything before it goes live, but that would put a damper on the conversation. Our approach so far has been to put reasonable filtering in place, then try to clean up the stuff that gets through. I am not a tech guru, but am following the counsel of someone who is.

                Having said that, if others have suggestions of better technology or practices that can help I would love to hear about it. 

                On a related matter, we do struggle with what is sometimes posted. If someone posts a message asking everyone to buy a timeshare, we know that is spam–easy call. But the situation is different when someone who has posted on a variety of topics over a period of time puts in a message saying, "Hey, I tried this supplement and it really helped me."  We tend to have a rather light hand in pulling down such posts, prefering to keep this an open and free community. Perhaps we need to reconsider that approach.

                Again, your thoughts and suggestions are welcome and encouraged! Feel free to contact me directly: [email protected]

                 

                Tim–MRF

                 

                 

                 

                Tim–MRF
                Guest

                  Spam is a constant battle. We could increase security, but that places a lot of barriers to posting. We could monitor everything before it goes live, but that would put a damper on the conversation. Our approach so far has been to put reasonable filtering in place, then try to clean up the stuff that gets through. I am not a tech guru, but am following the counsel of someone who is.

                  Having said that, if others have suggestions of better technology or practices that can help I would love to hear about it. 

                  On a related matter, we do struggle with what is sometimes posted. If someone posts a message asking everyone to buy a timeshare, we know that is spam–easy call. But the situation is different when someone who has posted on a variety of topics over a period of time puts in a message saying, "Hey, I tried this supplement and it really helped me."  We tend to have a rather light hand in pulling down such posts, prefering to keep this an open and free community. Perhaps we need to reconsider that approach.

                  Again, your thoughts and suggestions are welcome and encouraged! Feel free to contact me directly: [email protected]

                   

                  Tim–MRF

                   

                   

                   

                  Tim–MRF
                  Guest

                    Spam is a constant battle. We could increase security, but that places a lot of barriers to posting. We could monitor everything before it goes live, but that would put a damper on the conversation. Our approach so far has been to put reasonable filtering in place, then try to clean up the stuff that gets through. I am not a tech guru, but am following the counsel of someone who is.

                    Having said that, if others have suggestions of better technology or practices that can help I would love to hear about it. 

                    On a related matter, we do struggle with what is sometimes posted. If someone posts a message asking everyone to buy a timeshare, we know that is spam–easy call. But the situation is different when someone who has posted on a variety of topics over a period of time puts in a message saying, "Hey, I tried this supplement and it really helped me."  We tend to have a rather light hand in pulling down such posts, prefering to keep this an open and free community. Perhaps we need to reconsider that approach.

                    Again, your thoughts and suggestions are welcome and encouraged! Feel free to contact me directly: [email protected]

                     

                    Tim–MRF

                     

                     

                     

                      Bubbles
                      Participant

                        If counterfeit money and pass port folks were blocked…most of the spam would be taken care of.  It seems to me a few key words could be instumental in that fight.  Simple surveillance by MRF staff, 2-3 times daily, for same and prompt removal would also diminish the unseemly impact to those who are deaing with complex, and at times devastating, diagnoses.  Your attention to this matter is much appreciated.  Celeste

                        Bubbles
                        Participant

                          If counterfeit money and pass port folks were blocked…most of the spam would be taken care of.  It seems to me a few key words could be instumental in that fight.  Simple surveillance by MRF staff, 2-3 times daily, for same and prompt removal would also diminish the unseemly impact to those who are deaing with complex, and at times devastating, diagnoses.  Your attention to this matter is much appreciated.  Celeste

                          Bubbles
                          Participant

                            If counterfeit money and pass port folks were blocked…most of the spam would be taken care of.  It seems to me a few key words could be instumental in that fight.  Simple surveillance by MRF staff, 2-3 times daily, for same and prompt removal would also diminish the unseemly impact to those who are deaing with complex, and at times devastating, diagnoses.  Your attention to this matter is much appreciated.  Celeste

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