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Font color triggers spam filter

Post by barbaz » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:54 pm

I can no longer use font color to make really important things stand out extra?

I had wanted to make the edit at the top of viewtopic.php?f=7&t=20062#p71752 a different color (specifically, bright red), but couldn't :(

Please restore the ability to use font color. I promise I won't abuse it.
TIA
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Re: Font color triggers spam filter

Post by therube » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:40 pm

Seems to work for me?
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Re: Font color triggers spam filter

Post by barbaz » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:06 pm

I've read elsewhere on this forum that moderators aren't affected by most of the spam filter. Can you try it from a non-moderator account?

Also I tried it at the top of my post rather than the middle, and I didn't try to use bold as well.

ETA Let's see if I can post the same BBCode within code tags...
OK, so what I had tried first was basically:

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Post by therube_agone » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:16 pm

from: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=20068

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No issues here, posting anon.
(originally posted in NoScript Support, as anon, then merged here)
I did need to enter the captcha (which basically blew me away, though it did accept a 3-char number).
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Re: Font color triggers spam filter

Post by barbaz » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:56 pm

Thanks for checking.
Given that, I could only think of one possible reason for triggering the spam filter - so I decided to try changing my User-Agent to what you show on your anon post, Previewed a post with the "offending" BBCode (which didn't work before), and that got it. So I think I'll keep my UA for this site that way for a bit, if you don't mind ;)

So I guess what I'm requesting is: Please don't make the spam filter stricter on OpenBSD users. TIA


EDIT Nope, that's apparently not it - seems it's something about that specific post that, when combined with font color usage, makes it look like spam...
I'm still keeping the UA string for a bit though.
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Re: Font color triggers spam filter

Post by barbaz » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:24 am

Looks like in any case, this issue is indeed a bug in the spam filter. From viewtopic.php?f=14&t=8586#p38046 :
Tom T. wrote:...Nor should a size or color tag, at least for registered users. There may be additional restrictions for guest posters in that regard, but I don't remember it coming up as an issue.
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Re: Font color triggers spam filter

Post by barbaz » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:46 am

Still broken.

Giorgio, I know that my ability to post colorful things on your board isn't your highest priority, but any news?
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Re: Font color triggers spam filter

Post by barbaz » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:38 pm

Not an issue as a moderator...
(or was there a change in spam filter?)

So, I think it's resolved for me, at least...
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