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robn
Moderator
Moderator
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Registered: ‎11-10-2010

Addressing the recent spam on the forums.

Hi Everybody,

 

You have undoubtedly noticed a marked increase in the spam attacks against the Xilinx Forums from various sources. I wanted to reassure our users that we are working hard to increase the transparent, automatic filtering of these posts, without negatively impacting your experience. 

 

These types of attacks generally ebb and flow; we successfully auto-block hundreds of spam posts every month with an exceptionally low false-positive rate, and we're working on the best method to add these latest posts to our filters.

 

On behalf of the entire moderation team, and Xilinx Forum Admins: we appreciate your patience and your reporting of spam messages during this time.

 

Best Regards,

Rob Nertney

Xilinx Forum Moderator

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stacias
Administrator
Administrator
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Registered: ‎09-25-2007

Hello all,

 

I just wanted to follow-up on Rob's post, by first echoing his thanks for all the support we've received from our community members to help combat this recent onset of spam, and second to let you know the actions we are taking to stop and prevent this from happening in the future.

 

  1. New content filters have been setup
  2. CAPTCHA is being implemented, depending on rank level, to prevent robots/computer spamming with illegitimate posts
  3. Flood Controls is being modified on how often people are allowed to post

We truly appreciate your patience as we continue to work on and resolve this issue. We ask that if you do see spam, to please go to Options and Mark As Spam.

 

Best regards,

Stacia

Community Manager

 

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stacias
Administrator
Administrator
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Registered: ‎09-25-2007

Hello all,

 

I just wanted to provide a quick update on the recent spam attacks. They are still on-going (as recent as Friday night), although they have slowed down considerably due to the following actions taken.

 

  1. New content filters have been setup - Done
  2. CAPTCHA is being implemented, depending on rank level, to prevent robots/computer spamming with illegitimate posts - In Progress
  3. Flood Controls is being modified on how often people are allowed to post - Done

We are still in progress on implementing CAPTCHA per rank.

 

Again, we truly appreciate your patience as we continue to work on and resolve this issue. We ask that if you do see spam, to please go to "Options" > "Mark As Spam".

 

Thank you,

Stacia

Community Manager

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