- Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:33 pm
@evenwind, I don't think people are not noticing the date. From what I've noticed, we're seeing a huge increase in the number of spammers coming to the site and they are the ones who typically post to old threads. Yes, some legitimate members then post as well, but in almost every case I've seen the person (or bot) posting to very old threads is a spammer.
The part that's super annoying as a forum administrator is that they will then come back a few days to weeks later and edit their posts to drop spammy links. What a pain! That's why I had to disable the editing of posts until I could think of and implement a way to prevent them from doing that.
Thus, I don't think much of anything I could do would prevent these old threads from being posted again by these spammers. There are all sort of spam countermeasures in place all over the web but spamming is still a huge problem and is growing. As more and more people come online, particularly in impoverished areas of the world, people are being paid to sit online and pass all of the spam-prevention countermeasures to create accounts that can be used to spam links. It is super annoying and there's no way to defeat an actual person with endless time on their hands who wants to create spammy content. We just have to address it after the fact and deal with it the best we can.