Is the spam filter stricter for Aurora/Nightly users?

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Is the spam filter stricter for Aurora/Nightly users?

Post by barbaz » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:13 pm

So I've been using SeaMonkey Nightly today just because I can, and I got quite a bit of spam filter trouble with my last two posts...
I don't think I'm posting anything against board rules or particularly different. Was there a recent change in spam filter, or is it just stricter for Aurora/Nightly users?
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Re: Is the spam filter stricter for Aurora/Nightly users?

Post by therube » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:50 pm

One of my two setups is almost always Aurora & I don't even know what the spam filter is?
So no, I'm not seeing anything different.
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Re: Is the spam filter stricter for Aurora/Nightly users?

Post by barbaz » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:47 am

Maybe it doesn't apply to moderators, but on this board there's an automated spam filter that blocks certain posts (I'm guessing that match some pattern) from normal and unregistered users.
If Giorgio has nothing to say on this, can you (or someone else on the forum staff) please check this with a normal user account? (For example try to quote the code tags from this post, see if it'll let you preview. Didn't work for me on Nightly, and don't know if I'll get automatically banned for triggering spam filter too much, so not going to check this myself.)
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Re: Is the spam filter stricter for Aurora/Nightly users?

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:35 am

Without giving away the secret sauce :P the filter looks for specific incarnations of things, so it matters not who is using what browser as long as those conditions are not created.
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Re: Is the spam filter stricter for Aurora/Nightly users?

Post by barbaz » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:59 am

GµårÐïåñ wrote:it matters not who is using what browser

Erm... it trips when I use a fake user-agent string...
But assuming you're talking only about Gecko based browsers, thanks for the info. I guess posting as much as I am, I was bound to have that happen sometime with some message from the Error Console, and it just coincided with the day I decided to give Nightly a try, oh well.
And it's not tripping for me in this thread so I think we can say this topic is resolved now, sorry for the trouble.
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Re: Is the spam filter stricter for Aurora/Nightly users?

Post by access2godzilla » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:47 am

GµårÐïåñ wrote:it matters not who is using what browser

The spam filter does look at who is using what browser, Giorgio himself admits it here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=11172#p45914

Giorgio Maone wrote:The spam filter would be much more forgiving if you posted with your true user agent string, rather a fake UA which doesn't identifies it as a proper Gecko browser (yes, it's a good spam indicator on this forum).
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Re: Is the spam filter stricter for Aurora/Nightly users?

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:01 pm

barbaz wrote:Erm... it trips when I use a fake user-agent string...
But assuming you're talking only about Gecko based browsers, thanks for the info. I guess posting as much as I am, I was bound to have that happen sometime with some message from the Error Console, and it just coincided with the day I decided to give Nightly a try, oh well.
And it's not tripping for me in this thread so I think we can say this topic is resolved now, sorry for the trouble.

Believe it or not, it happens to us too. Yes using a fake UA will definitely be a reason to trigger. I have been nabbed by that myself :oops:
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Re: Is the spam filter stricter for Aurora/Nightly users?

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:04 pm

access2godzilla wrote:The spam filter does look at who is using what browser, Giorgio himself admits it here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=11172#p45914

As I said to the OP just now, yes a fake UA would trigger it in certain cases. I stand by the statement that it doesn't care what browser you ACTUALLY are using, but it does care about the way it identifies itself, aka the UA which is not always the ACTUAL browser you are using. So, you are not blocked strictly on WHICH browser you ACTUALLY use, but could get triggered on if you identify yourself in such a way that is considered "SPAMMY", make sense?
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