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Postby NinjaPuppy » 24 Jun 2011, 20:20

Due to the EXTREME spamming problems, all new registering members will be restricted and moderated. I appologize for any incovenience to new members.
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Re: New Registrations

Postby ProfWag » 24 Jun 2011, 20:40

What the hell's wrong with people?
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Re: New Registrations

Postby NinjaPuppy » 24 Jun 2011, 20:46

ProfWag wrote:What the hell's wrong with people?

They have much too much time on their hands if you ask me. In a matter of about 15 minutes, this forum was spammed to death by a new member with movie and DVD sales. I'm sure that no one here cares to weed through spam all day. It went from amusing to pathetic in less than 24 hours.
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Re: New Registrations

Postby Craig Browning » 24 Jun 2011, 22:29

I know it would be classified as "criminal" but I'd love to see a handful of moderators/site owners develop a really nasty bug that can be sent back to the ISP from whence such garbage emerges. . . let them deal with having to clean things up and weed through the garbage for a change. . . let them experience the same joy they so uninvitingly bring into everyone else's life :twisted:
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Re: New Registrations

Postby Arouet » 24 Jun 2011, 23:37

Good Idea! You might want to add a note to the registration page warning new members that the first few posts will be moderated in an effort to avoid spam.
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Re: New Registrations

Postby NinjaPuppy » 29 Jun 2011, 03:39

I've also restricted the amount of links per post. It is now limited to 3 links per post. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Re: New Registrations

Postby Craig Browning » 30 Jun 2011, 00:58

NinjaPuppy wrote:I've also restricted the amount of links per post. It is now limited to 3 links per post. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Won't that cramp Winston's style? :twisted:
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Re: New Registrations

Postby NinjaPuppy » 30 Jun 2011, 19:24

Winston can switch it back if he wants to make a post with more than 3 links.

It sure did work with Mabus this morning. He was limited to one pic and one link in his usual attempt to spam the crap out of us. It was nice to not have to scroll for 20 minutes just to get to the bottom of his post so I could delete it.
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Re: New Registrations

Postby Craig Browning » 01 Jul 2011, 01:04

NinjaPuppy wrote:Winston can switch it back if he wants to make a post with more than 3 links.

It sure did work with Mabus this morning. He was limited to one pic and one link in his usual attempt to spam the crap out of us. It was nice to not have to scroll for 20 minutes just to get to the bottom of his post so I could delete it.


:lol:

I do know of several forums that have a word count limit as well as a link limit. I've not been to the one in a long time, but they likewise governed how many times you could include links out of every so many posts. I'm certain it was a matter of moderator prerogative as to what would get censored on that point, but is certainly was effective in reducing the general garbage collection one finds at times on the longer posts.
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Re: New Registrations

Postby NinjaPuppy » 01 Jul 2011, 06:43

I'm carefully going through the Admin controls and you will now notice that newbie IDs will be bold and blue. This will help me find possible spam posts more quickly.
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Re: New Registrations

Postby NinjaPuppy » 01 Jul 2011, 19:03

Well, whatever I did yesterday with the changes to the new registrations options, it kept Mabus/Marzuke from posting. I guess since he didn't get to slap up his usual garbage with his 20 links and icky pictures, he gave up.
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Re: New Registrations

Postby NinjaPuppy2 » 01 Jul 2011, 19:09

Now I am testing what a newbie can and can't do. WHOOPIE!

It all seems good. Newbies can post the occasional link, but they have limited access and member access. The highlighted blue text of their IDs should give y'all a heads up that they are new and might be something other than a genuine member. Please take a minute to welcome newbies (that aren't blatant spammers) to the forum, rather than quiz them about the intentions. If anyone has any suggestions to make spammers go away, please PM me. I welcome your ideas.
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Re: New Registrations

Postby Craig Browning » 01 Jul 2011, 20:41

HAPPY - HAPPY - JOY - JOY!
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Re: New Registrations

Postby NinjaPuppy » 01 Jul 2011, 22:38

Craig Browning wrote:HAPPY - HAPPY - JOY - JOY!

If you're happy, I'm happy. :D

However, there's always someone out there much smarter than the average bear. I wonder how long it will be before someone finds a work around for this problem. Keep your fingers crossed.
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Re: New Registrations

Postby NinjaPuppy » 04 Aug 2011, 04:11

I believe that Mabus/Marzuke has abandoned us!
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