Bug report Fake Accounts and Spam links

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  1. takeshi385

    takeshi385 Mojarra Frita Bandit

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    Narf Brain what are we gonna do tonight?

    The same thing we do every night, try to spam forum.
     
  2. Stipo360

    Stipo360 Moved to ObscureGamers

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    There should be a 10 minute lockout before you can post once you've signed up.
    This would stop an auto generated account from "checking back" to post.
     
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  4. subbie

    subbie Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks guys for the latest reports. Sorry it took me so long to get to them (as the two had 5 & 7 reporters, so they had been sitting a while).
     
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  5. la-li-lu-le-lo

    la-li-lu-le-lo ラリルレロ

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    You could probably fix this problem just by adding a rule that prevents users from using a link as a title for a thread - every single spam post that I've seen lately is like that: the title of the thread is a link. Should be easy to fix, right? There's no reason a thread title should ever be a link, anyway. If there's some strategy behind the spam, then it might not work, but it seems like it's worth a try. Trying nothing at all probably won't make the spam go away.

    Make it so that a user can't post a thread if any part of the title contains a link. Then the person/bots behind this will need to rethink their titling scheme at the very least.
     
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  6. retro

    retro Moderator Staff Member

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    Any idea what they've been up to recently? After the initial switch and multiple bannings it seems like there hasn't been a peep.
     
  8. retro

    retro Moderator Staff Member

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    Drinking coffee and thumb-twiddling? ;-)
     
  9. Zeigren

    Zeigren SuperSlim PS3s Are Not Supported

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    Instead of just removing all the spam posts we should do something useful with them.

    Maybe aggregate all the spam posts that the site gets in a year, sort them by general topic, turn those topics into chapters, and then turn the whole thing into a book. Then sell it for $0.99 as an eBook on Amazon to generate revenue for the site. The title could just be the top 10 words in the whole book.

    Just imagine "The I Is A Enhancement Good Large Buy Best Male", it would be an instant best seller.
     
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  10. la-li-lu-le-lo

    la-li-lu-le-lo ラリルレロ

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    How is this something that still isn't solved? This has been going on for at least a couple months. I thought part of the Admin team's purpose was to "maintain" the site. Well, this requires maintenance. What are they even doing currently? I see no involvement in the site at all, after the first few weeks or so after the decision was made.

    I thought that part of the reason Kevin chose to do this was so that someone reliable would have full control over the site, and could promptly respond to problems as they occur. Well, that plan seems to be working out terribly. Why not just give control over to the mods? They clearly are way more involved in the site than the Admin team is, and could very quickly respond to problems like this - rather than having it drag out for months.
     
  11. Borman

    Borman Digital Games Curator Staff Member

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    As Ive said, there is no Admin team.
     
  12. Bad_Ad84

    Bad_Ad84 Keyboard Error: Press F1 to Continue

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    Admin team = kevin.

    Nothing has changed, other than his username. Was just some internet drama, site wasnt for sale. etc
     
  13. la-li-lu-le-lo

    la-li-lu-le-lo ラリルレロ

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    I see. I missed that somehow.
     

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