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Re: Let's Discuss Member Advertisement Privileges
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2016, 01:53:27 PM »
If we can recruit some fresh DMs for RPW or developers, I think that would help to liven this place up first. Then we can invite others to partake.
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Re: Let's Discuss Member Advertisement Privileges
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2016, 07:51:03 PM »
Considering the ugly mess of teen porn I just cleaned up from GCC, I think we ought to do something about the spam bots sooner than later. This time in addition to links and spam text, they went so far as to post pics of it on GU. I trashed them all and edited the posts to remove the teen porn pics and links.
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Re: Let's Discuss Member Advertisement Privileges
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2016, 09:36:15 PM »
Considering the ugly mess of teen porn I just cleaned up from GCC, I think we ought to do something about the spam bots sooner than later. This time in addition to links and spam text, they went so far as to post pics of it on GU. I trashed them all and edited the posts to remove the teen porn pics and links.
The last porn posts had pics, too. Ugh...
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Re: Let's Discuss Member Advertisement Privileges
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2016, 09:11:02 PM »
I just had to clean up another porn post.

I say we block new registrations NOW.
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Re: Let's Discuss Member Advertisement Privileges
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2016, 09:20:31 AM »
Probably a good idea.  Rowan?
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Re: Let's Discuss Member Advertisement Privileges
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2016, 03:46:04 PM »
So???
Can only Rowan do this?

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« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2016, 12:26:05 AM »
Pretty much.  I don't know how to do any of that stuff.
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« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2017, 08:57:57 AM »
Sorry, I've been unable to see much, so I haven't been visiting much at all, only to make a few posts about games on Steam.

I'm going to look at the trashed threads, see if there are any alternatives that I can use instead. Last time we closed member signups, it was an ugly mess. I'll take a look at our options, now that I can see a little better for the moment.
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Re: Let's Discuss Member Advertisement Privileges
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2017, 05:01:49 PM »
Are the spam bots all bot?
Maybe you could have a password system, but the password is on a separate page.

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« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2017, 07:23:03 PM »
Are the spam bots all bot?
Maybe you could have a password system, but the password is on a separate page.
You mean a captcha and a button to click that says "I'm not a robot?" One of those fancy ones, I mean?
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Re: Let's Discuss Member Advertisement Privileges
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2017, 09:03:16 AM »
Yeah, the Google captcha is how 4chan and most blog-based pages with comments keep bots out. Most registration and even login portals use it, too.
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Re: Let's Discuss Member Advertisement Privileges
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2017, 05:15:45 PM »
I mean completely separate page.
Most sites have to type something that's located on the same page.
Any smart bot can read this.

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« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2017, 08:14:57 PM »
I mean completely separate page.
Most sites have to type something that's located on the same page.
Any smart bot can read this.
So, we look at an image of letters and numbers one page and then move onto a separate one, trying to remember what we saw?

That's pretty inefficient to register. And most smart bots can't read captchas + a check box (one of the fancy ones again, not the normal) that asks "are you human?"
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Re: Let's Discuss Member Advertisement Privileges
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2017, 02:28:23 AM »
The point is to make it harder.
The only new joins we are getting are spammers, nothing more.

I still rather block new memberships, but increased difficulty is the next best thing.

That or disable links completely from anyone who joined within 30 days?

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Re: Let's Discuss Member Advertisement Privileges
« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2017, 02:13:49 PM »
Maybe the signup procedure should be an email to one of the Owners or Admins, then we just sign them up.  Thoughts?
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