Submitted by kevin on Fri, 2016-09-16 06:20
My initial experience as a Tesla reservation holder and waiting for delivery on this forum was pretty bad due to the Mollum spam filter. It appears to work based on a system of user permissions. Users who haven't taken delivery of their car can't post photos or URLs and things like that are basic for a forum. I had to have an exception granted before I could participate to the level I wanted.
The forum is built on a content management system called Drupal, and there are three spam-fighting solutions for it: Mollum, AntiSpam and Defensio. AntiSpam has the ability to tie into external filtering services like Akismet for spam detection. I run a blog with over a quarter million comments on it, and Akismet rarely makes a mistake (maybe 50 in 8 years). It doesn't require user registration to work, much less a permissions level. My background is with WordPress, not Drupal, but I know Akismet and I think that it via AntiSpam could be a better solution than Mollum.