ANY new user here for help doesn't need to set a link for a reasonable amount of time or number of posts.
If that small measure was taken - even temporarily - Roku Forums would fall off the Spam Friendly Site List... for a while... if the practice was relaxed when the Spam died down it could be reinstated when the tspamnomi resumed.
Of course, we've made suggestions like this is the past and Roku does nothing.
Forum Staff refuse to take any steps, other than make promises they don't intend to keep.
Spam Counter Measures need to be as dynamic as required, or you get what we got now:
Come on in, Spammers!
Roku Forums is Spammer Central!
Set your Phone Scam Links, Penile Enlargement Offers Welcome!
Roku Doesn't Care!
Sign up, Link up, Kick back.
The problem is, the Developer Forums need
to allow links for first time posters for obvious reasons, which is why we haven't disabled the option (you can't do it on an individual forum-basis). We could
require a first and second post before the developer can reply with a link, but that's an unnecessary blockage that I think would frustrate people more than it's worth. And with the spambots, it's a moot point since the worst of them (e.g.: the Roku "fake-support" sites) already perform an obscene number of posts and could get around the limitation very quickly.
I don't have the ability to modify the security as I once did, which is why we're seeing the volume of spambots that we're seeing now. I'm trying to correct that, but there are a number of steps that have to be done before that can happen.
I know you guys are frustrated with the spam, but please be patient. Posts about this spam are not helpful in any way, which is why they've been locked and/or archived.
C. Shawn Smith
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