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Spam Filter issue

There appears to be a limit to the number of posts I can make consecutively in both the Bytopia thread and the Planescape 5th edition thread. When I try to start a third consecutive post, the Submit button simply won't work for me. Curious. Any idea what might be causing this?

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This issue has resolved

This issue has resolved itself, I think.

However, I've uncovered another issue: For the second time I've triggered the spam filter you use with Mollum while trying to post monster conversions. The first time I noticed I was able to bypass it by not starting the post with IMG tags, but now that doesn't seem to make a diffence and it blocks me all the same. Very curious.

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So I can't post anything in

So I can't post anything in the PS Inspiration Thread anymore, as I trigger the spam filter though the content is the same as its always been - quotes, links, images.

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Same.

What Sciborg said.

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Looks like the spam filter is

Looks like the spam filter is being triggered by links?

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Okay, just tested it - I'm

Okay, just tested it - I'm still blocked from posting any links.

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It seemed like it was going

It seemed like it was going to work this time, though it wanted me to enter a Captcha.

Yet in the end I was still blocked from posting links of any kind. :-(

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Looks like what triggers the

Looks like what triggers the Spam Filter is putting too many links in one post.

Not sure if image links count. Would be cool if Unsung and I could somehow be certified as legitimate users who aren't spamming.

thanks!

Sci

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It might have had something

It might have had something to do with someone marking the update emails as spam. I noticed that they started appearing in my gmail account's Spam folder a few weeks back. Someone a little quick on the 'Mark as spam' trigger, instead of the unsubscribe link.

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Would that affect posting on

Would that affect posting on the forum though?

I think the system only allows one link in each post, which makes it impossible to post images and their source in a single forum post.

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i can't post anything in the

i can't post anything in the modron march thread i started. had no links or anything like that in the post, only plain text.
edit: ok, now i see it won't let me post because i copy-pasted the reply after i failed the first time. i still dont know what caused it to be blocked the first time.

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@sci I don't know a lot about

@sci I don't know a lot about spam filters, but I know they're finicky things. If enough content roundups were marked as spam on different gmail accounts, that could trickle back through Google as a search engine, back to Planewalker and its spam filter, marking a given poster or thread or combination thereof as spam and blocking them. Or however it works.

Another, simpler possibility is blocking posts with a certain number of links, but like galan, I've been blocked on threads where I hadn't posted any links. It could also have to do with subject line. Could just be a coincidence, but I did get blocked after I started putting in dashes (--) or asterisks in the subject heading.

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Good points Unsung...

Good points Unsung...

Hmmm, this issue gets weirder and weirder. I can make a post with links and images and it's all good, then I try to post something with one link and no images hours later but it is declared as spam.

Not the biggest deal but it is annoying to write a post and then the spam filter takes you by surprise.

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It does seem like someone out

It does seem like someone out there is marking planewalker.com updates as spam, going by where they end up in my gmail account. No way of knowing if they'll ever see this, but hey: don't do that. Just hit the unsubscribe link in the body of the email instead. Some of us actually want to see those updates.

It could also be something to do with those specific sites and their policies on linking from elsewhere.

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If it lands in your spam

If it lands in your spam folder, make sure to put it in one of your other folders and click it to read it; that will help Gmail learn it's not spam.

While we're on the topic of spam, we seem to have lost the report button, and there are posts showing up in old threads with spam links.

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What Jem said. That seemed to

What Jem said. That seemed to be working for a few months the first time the updates ended up in my spam folder, but in the past month or so gmail has gotten very insistent that they're spam.

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Some of it may be the actual

Some of it may be the actual spammers that have been inserting links into threads.

Still, another thing to do is to -- while the email is still in the spam folder -- hit the "Not Spam" button. If the actual readers do this, it should help.

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I've got the spam feature

I've got the spam feature back in place. Apparently one of our updates along the way blew it away. You should be able to start hitting those posts now though. Details here: http://planewalker.com/content/subtle-spam-sandwich

For gmail marking things as spam - they're aggressive about *all* forum content subscriptions. It's a thing where you'll want to set up a filter to train gmail to knock it off.

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Woohoo, good to see you back!

Woohoo, good to see you back!

P.S.: Guys and gals, don't forget to go back through older posts to mark things as spam. Be lucky number three to report it and watch it vanish at your touch!

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Filters! Right, right.

Filters! Right, right.

I did actually see a few updates showing up outside of Spam the other day. So there's that. Though I suppose if I set up a filter, I won't be able to tell.

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So...I'm back in purgatory

So...I'm back in purgatory where I can't link to anything...is there a way out? What is the portal key out my prison?

Thanks! :-)

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Hmm, I wasn't able to get

Hmm, I wasn't able to get past the Spam Filter for the last two days. No matter how often I tried, the verification was always considered as wrong.

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I'm blocked too.

I'm blocked too.

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I'm blocked too.

Edit: Double post.

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I don't know if this is going

I don't know if this is going to be possible, but maybe try making a new thread, and see if you can post links in that? It might be good to know whether this is user-based or thread-based, if that makes any difference at all.

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Seems to be user-based.

Seems to be user-based, or a problem with the verification (which is always considered as wrong).
The spam filter blocked all my posts, including those without links.

Posting links still doesn't work, though.
I tried to post a test-link to planewalker.com in this thread, which doesn't work either.

The wonders and mysteries of the Planes...

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It seems I can post links

It seems I can post links again. Guess I'll keep it to one link per post for now...

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I found an oddity with Mollum

I found an oddity with Mollum's spam filter: If I put "Thanks!" at the beginning of the subject line in my response to a post, it gets flagged as spam.

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There's probably a list of

There's probably a list of keywords and other triggers in the spam filter. I still can't post links to the PS Inspiration Thread, though I did manage to post on it, which is progress.

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I'm checking right now to see

I'm checking right now to see if we have a "this is a real person" role that I can add you guys to to get you arround this...

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Ok, you guys should be set

Ok, you guys should be set now for getting around the mollom check. Lemme know if that helps any?

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Well, it let me post, so I'd

Well, it let me post, so I'd say that's a success. Thanks!

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Me too. Thanks Clueless!

Me too. Thanks Clueless!

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Works for me - ALL HAIL WEB

Works for me - ALL HAIL WEB GODDESS CLUELESS!!!

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I'm not having any trouble

I'm not having any trouble posting, but I do notice my updates from Planewalker keep ending up back in Spam under Gmail-- they'll update normally for a few posts, then end up back in Spam again. Gotta be vigilant. There was a link to the following guidelines page in case it helps: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/81126?hl=en#authentication

If not, then oh well. No big thing.