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Transparent Moderation Log & Site Topics - Part I

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by j, May 7, 2006.

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  1. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    Kinda annoying, but keep an eye out for a cleverer grade of spam masked as a legitimate thread....see signature in this screenshot. [​IMG] Note that spammers arent trying to sell to us, they just want to get the googlebots to notice them to crank page rank, so when you guys respond in good faith (ie. join a gym), you keep the spam alive. Very annoying. If you see stuff like this, please report it.
     
  2. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    On a related note....

    What do you guy think of a system where new members cannot start threads until they have, say, 3 posts under their belts. So if they try to start a new thread (and most spam comes from first time posters on new threads as opposed to buried in active threads), they get a message like this...

    "Hi there

    As a spam prevention tool, you may not start a thread until you have made three posts elsewhere. Why not [link] introduce yourself to the board here, or [link] tell us what you are wearing here or here, or even [link]what you had for last night's dinner.

    Once you have three posts under your belt, you will be able to start threads.

    Apologies for any inconvenience

    Da Management"

    Opinions? J - doable?
     
  3. mussel

    mussel Well-Known Member

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    I am all for it. Why not increase the post count to 5 or 10?
     
  4. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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    That's not going to stop any spammers guys.
     
  5. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Yeah.. firstly I don't think it will stop them, it will make them post in threads where they will be harder to spot. Secondly I don' t think it's doable without a hack, which I like to avoid if I can.
     
  6. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    That's not going to stop any spammers guys.
    depends on whether spammers are people too I guess. It means they have to put in an extra 30 mins to hit just our one little forum here, when they could have hit 5 others in the same time.
    Yeah.. firstly I don't think it will stop them, it will make them post in threads where they will be harder to spot. Secondly I don' t think it's doable without a hack, which I like to avoid if I can.
    yah, the 'will that just clog up what are we wearing with crap' is a different question, and agree, that is more obtrusive and harder to spot. Oh well, just an idea.
     
  7. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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    depends on whether spammers are people too I guess. It means they have to put in an extra 30 mins to hit just our one little forum here, when they could have hit 15 others in the same time.
    Not even 30 mins. It's not hard to write a script to hit a messageboard with dozens of spam posts in a under a minute.

    Edit: Also, there are spider programs that just troll around automatically on the web that post junk where ever they can. Little human involvement is needed, other than the initial programming and datasets.
     
  8. JetBlast

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    That is scary as shit.

    JB
     
  9. Matt

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    That is scary as shit.

    JB

    We have to do something about your pottymouth young man.

    Re the scripts - that is kind of my point though, the 'cant start threads for three posts' would trip most existing scripts that are signing up, starting threads, and advertising phones.

    Can they go back and rewrite the script to avoid that? Sure.
    Are we worth it? Maybe to a large-enough percentage...no. There is plenty of lower hanging fruit.
     
  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    ?! Fok are you possessed or something? How did you manage to do that?

    I am the ban hammer. I strike without pity or mercy.
     
  11. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    J - put me in charge of assigning titles.

    I want to rename Fok the Ban Hammer.
     
  12. RJman

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    I am the ban hammer. I strike without pity or mercy.

    "Can't touch this."

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Kent Wang

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    Nice DB shawl collar jacket there.
     
  14. j

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    Very Casablanca-inspired.

    I just banned dokelroth for being a general nuisance without even the courtesy to be humorous about trolling.
     
  15. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    Very Casablanca-inspired.

    I just banned dokelroth for being a general nuisance without even the courtesy to be humorous about trolling.

    Stop! Hammertime!
     
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    Very Casablanca-inspired.

    I just banned dokelroth for being a general nuisance without even the courtesy to be humorous about trolling.


    forever?
     
  17. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, will you miss him?
     
  18. RJman

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    Yeah, will you miss him?

    I will, but I'm sure his puppeteer will rise again. [​IMG]
     
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    Hopefully he will have learned from his mistake.
     
  20. Matt

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    Hopefully they will have learned from their mistake.
    fixed.
     
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