Why are you tor-hostile?

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somerandomtoruser
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Why are you tor-hostile?

Post by somerandomtoruser » 25 May 2020, 09:59

Tor-users must enable javascript to complete the captcha and you seem to premoderate messages from tor users.

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AnyOldName3
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Re: Why are you tor-hostile?

Post by AnyOldName3 » 25 May 2020, 23:45

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.
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lysol
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Re: Why are you tor-hostile?

Post by lysol » 26 May 2020, 12:22

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.
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sirherrbatka
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Re: Why are you tor-hostile?

Post by sirherrbatka » 30 Jun 2020, 19:19

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.

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