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Why are you tor-hostile?

Posted: 25 May 2020, 09:59
by somerandomtoruser
Tor-users must enable javascript to complete the captcha and you seem to premoderate messages from tor users.

Re: Why are you tor-hostile?

Posted: 25 May 2020, 23:45
by AnyOldName3
Half of the posts that get through the captcha are still trying to sell counterfeit viagra, so that's why we have a manual moderation queue. It's there for everyone, not just TOR users. The captcha itself isn't as effective as we'd like, and I don't have figures for how much it stops, but it's at least stopping something.

There's no silver bullet for mitigating spam, and once GPT2-based spambots start popping up, there'll be no bullets left any more.

Re: Why are you tor-hostile?

Posted: 26 May 2020, 12:22
by lysol
Believe me, we would *love* to get rid of captcha and post approval moderation. But if we got rid of that, we would also get rid of all our users since we'd basically become a marketplace for viagra.

Re: Why are you tor-hostile?

Posted: 30 Jun 2020, 19:19
by sirherrbatka
A few years back (on the old forum) I had to remove tones of spam from each day. Not a great time and it got only worse.

Re: Why are you tor-hostile?

Posted: 10 Sep 2020, 09:47
by buckridgephoebe
somerandomtoruser wrote:
25 May 2020, 09:59
Tor-users must enable javascript to complete the captcha and you seem to premoderate messages from tor users.
because most of messages have captcha moderation come from spam systems and it is important to moderate them first before uploading friv