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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby rodeje25 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:48 pm

Endoperez wrote:Preorderers got the power to disapprove posts because this sort of thing was happening. It will quiet down at some point, and we'll return back to our spam-free existence.


If you think this is bad, imagine how much spam everyone else is removing ( = about as much as you, most probably), and imagine it all being normal posts on page 1 of the forum, and a moderator needs to remove them by hand. Yeah....

I do?
How?
Or is it the little triangle with the exclamation point in it
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Endoperez » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:37 pm

rodeje25 wrote:
Endoperez wrote:Preorderers got the power to disapprove posts because this sort of thing was happening. It will quiet down at some point, and we'll return back to our spam-free existence.


If you think this is bad, imagine how much spam everyone else is removing ( = about as much as you, most probably), and imagine it all being normal posts on page 1 of the forum, and a moderator needs to remove them by hand. Yeah....

I do?
How?
Or is it the little triangle with the exclamation point in it


If you open an unapproved (spam) post, marked by a triangle and a question markt, you should see a red line sayinh "This post has not been approved". That.

Alternate way would be this:

Starting from the part of the forums, top left, with Board Index < Wolfire Games < Randomness...

Go down to User Control Panel...

Then Moderator Control Panel.

Under queue tab, you can select and disapprove many posts at once.



If that doesn't work, I'm wrong and it isn't all preorderers.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby rodeje25 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:27 am

Aha, this isn't the only forum that has this kind of spam but on this forum it is waay less worse than on the forums of 22cans
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Phoenixwarrior141 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:12 pm

Hatred and FTL forums have spam problems too. It's a problem with security.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby rodeje25 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:44 am

they could ban the bots and use an invisible field on the register form (bots will trap blindly into that)
and if that invisible field is filled in you have to cancel the registration and you better ban the ip also

edit: *evil HAHA* the forum was just... 5.... seconds.... spam.... free..... because..... of...... me.......
edit edit: anyone else still keeping the forums spam free?
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Grayswandir » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:01 am

I just cleaned out 37 separate accounts with 37 messages.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby rodeje25 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:19 am

:arrow:
Grayswandir wrote:I just cleaned out 37 separate accounts with 37 messages.

Noticed because otherwise i would have been dissaproving more posts
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Phoenixwarrior141 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:40 pm

THE FIRST PAGE IS GONE
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Endoperez » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:37 pm

I accidentally Approved a bit of spam, instead of Dis. Sorry about that! We need a proper mod to clean this up, hopefully these aren't one of those "new post every 3 minutes" ones.

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Phoenixwarrior141 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:43 pm

JEEZUS MAHN
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Glabbit » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:56 am

Oh gods, it won't end.
I'll try to kick Freshbeardbitestorm into action. If that doesn't work, we may indeed need to petition Jeff to give a likely Endoperez suitable person
the rights to swing the banhammer.

Greysw Grayswandir could do with some backup, I'm guessing.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Grayswandir » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:59 am

I thought you guys had the ability to ban. Am I the only one?

Don't worry Endo, working on cleaning it out again.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Glabbit » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:06 am

We can approve/disapprove posts, but I haven't found any ban buttons anywhere.
You think Phoenixwarrior would still be around if I had?
I'm touched that you'd think me to be so forgiving c:
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Endoperez » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:27 am

Glabbit wrote:Oh gods, it won't end.
I'll try to kick Freshbeardbitestorm into action. If that doesn't work, we may indeed need to petition Jeff to give a likely Endoperez suitable person
the rights to swing the banhammer.

Greysw Grayswandir could do with some backup, I'm guessing.


I actually refused it once already, but I guess I'm around often enough to wield it in a situation like this. I won't accept the responsibility of deciding whether to ban regular users though - only spam. I don't want to be a judge.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Glabbit » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:57 am

This is acceptable and wholly understandable
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