Spam is the use/abuse of electronic messaging systems (e.g. e-mail) to send unsolicited messages indiscriminately (typically in bulk).

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actual effects of “bozo room” anti-sock-puppet strategy

Recently a co-worker described to me a concept that he called the "bozo room" as a way to control spam, trolling and sock-puppeting in message boards, etc. I'd like to know if it has ever been ...
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Is there an easier and more user friendly alternative to CAPTCHA?

I'm working on setting up a CAPTCHA on a project, and just thought about the user experience of it. I personally find them tedious, especially if they're too difficult. Even these are pretty easy ...
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What are some good ways to ban people?

I'd like to implement several types of ban of my website, not just the "classical one" (i.e. being unable to log in). My website is a Q&A one, if this can help. Some time ago, I read an article ...
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Why users should solve the problem of spam by solving capchas? [closed]

Why the problem of spam should be solved by users? Why user should prove that he is not spammer? Maybe it would be better for spammers to prove that he is real user? Having javascript on the client ...
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Are spam bots actually better than real users at solving captcha codes? [closed]

The spam bots are pretty good. Anyone with an app with a comment system can confirm. So, since they know to solve them, they do it pretty quick, as apposed to humans, who take on average 28.4 seconds ...
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Will users consider an invitation to a seminar a commercial solicitation? [closed]

From an email marketing perspective, could an invitation to a seminar be seen as a commercial solicitation? In respect to the CAN-SPAM Act, I would't think that a seminar is a product or a service, ...
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Generic/vague error messages to pass to spammy users?

Sometimes users spam by creating tons of fake accounts from an IP address, or entering in a fraudulent credit card. In both cases, telling the spammer that the IP address or card is fraudulent will ...