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getting caught up today and noticed a lot of new users with one post trying to direct to phishing sites

is it to forward of me to suggest that we need one of them image or noise recognition protocols to help keep the bots out?
 
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When you see something like that, click on "report to moderator"
 
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CAPTCHAs don't always work to keep bots out, anymore.

For one thing, people are hired to solve them...I think many of the services are based out of Manila. There are also bots that work off of a dummy site, where naive users solve a re-directed CAPTCHA and the dummy site gives them access to some cheap content. It would probably help somewhat, though.

I'll keep reporting stuff.

I've suggested this before, but might a Bayesian filter help? A lot of the spam I see is focused on just a few topics, and presumably you have a good corpus of spam and not-spam to train such a filter with.
 
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