MacMan wrote:Just thought I would resurrect this old thread. I've just been looking at the M0001 registry again and it seems that most of the later registrations are spam, with adverts for drugs etc. Any chance that these could be removed, because they kind of bring down this otherwise excellent database?
I know. I just discovered this myself on Saturday. I removed about 200 SPAM entries, only to find last night that 150 new ones had appeared.
The BasePortal discussion boards indicates a problem with SPAM back in February, which didn't seem to affect M0001, and how the SPAM filters weren't handling it. It looks like it caught up with M0001 or this is yet some new diabolical SPAM robot in the ever evolving nefarious plot to ruin the internet for the rest of us by sleazy merchants who count on the low IQ of the masses for their existence.
Unfortunately it is not easy to delete an entry, for obvious reasons. However, unless they figure out a way to stop this kind of SPAM, an easier way to remove it is in order. I may have to move it to another link the SPAM robots haven't found but this will be transparent for most. If that doesn't work, then it may have to be suspended and I may have to take manual submissions, or require registration to BasePortal, which may or may not stop the SPAM and might deter someone from entering their info freely.
It's always something.