millingcooper wrote:I LOVE the anti-spam policy you've got too. There are so many idiots posting spam, I block a new one from my own forum almost every day. Monitoring the first posts is brilliant.
I used to block spammers on one of my forums all the time. Finally one day I installed a simple captcha mod and removed all the IPs I'd blocked -- every single one. The spam stopped. Sure, I get the occasional one every month or two, but it's no problem. This forum already has a pretty good captcha, so I guess it can't be helped here, but have you tried one yourself?
(By the way, my other forum uses MediaWiki login integration, so spambots can't
register for it unless they know to register for the wiki instead! Ha, take that, spam bots! Human spammers are still possible, I guess, but that forum has yet to encounter such a pathetic species.)
tomtom wrote:I also speak Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, relatively conversationally!
こんにちは！ テキストキットへようこそ！ 僕も日本語を勉強していますが、中国語も文語も勉強していません。それらも勉強したいですが、時間がありません・・・・
("Hi, Welcome to Textkit! I'm studying Japanese too, but I'm not studying Chinese or Classical Japanese. I'd like to study them too, but I don't have time...")