New member Spam

merlin666

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I have noticed several new member posts with spam and phishing in their first post. While it is easy to ignore these at the outset sometimes the post title can be misleading. I propose that a requirement for new members is their first post to be done in restricted new members section or other way of validation by moderators or other power user.
 
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Nickie

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My email account attached to the forum was hacked by phishers. I don't open stuff here unless I know the poster, who is well established here. I dunno if the hack came from UU or not!
 

AshleyG

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As a new member, I'll express my opinion. Many forums have various spam monitoring systems, but none of them can guarantee protection. Another thing is when the moderators delete any of your messages, which, in their opinion, may turn out to be unreliable. Once I tried to find out information about my daughter's online education and eventually got banned because spammers ran into the thread.