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Post by SirClive » Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:03 am

Does GamesTM have any anti spam in its forum registration or is it the same as here?
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Post by Frank Chickens » Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:39 am

It really is getting pathetic now. :x

Imagine's indifference in dealing with the problem is showing disrespect towards their customers, it's like them saying "we don't think you're worth bothering with".

Imagine, get up off your collective arses and do something about it, you bunch of lazy sods!!
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Post by The Master » Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:48 am

I've got lots of spare time at the moment, if someone grants me magic powers I'll happily clean the place up a few times a day.

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Post by Morkin » Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:04 am

SirClive wrote:Does GamesTM have any anti spam in its forum registration or is it the same as here?
I think it's the same as here. Unfortunately, all we can do is delete the posts & not the accounts. At the moment, there's roughly 20 new 'members' joining every day & a few days later, BAM! the spambot starts posting the porn links. One morning I had to delete 250 posts. :?

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Post by Sureshot » Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:23 am

The situation has got a little out of hand as of late. What's the issue with not adding anti-spam functionality to this forum? Any official word?

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Post by Dudley » Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:29 am

The Master wrote:I've got lots of spare time at the moment, if someone grants me magic powers I'll happily clean the place up a few times a day.
Oh several of us would do that, but you could solve 90% of the problem in about 4 hrs of work for any IT bloke with an IQ slightly above that of a lima bean.

I think it's the same as here. Unfortunately, all we can do is delete the posts & not the accounts. At the moment, there's roughly 20 new 'members' joining every day & a few days later, BAM! the spambot starts posting the porn links. One morning I had to delete 250 posts.
And well there's another thing, certainly in vb, probably phpbb deleteing a user and EVERY POST THEY EVER MADE is a 1 click job.
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Post by Morkin » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:31 am

Dudley wrote:
... deleteing a user and EVERY POST THEY EVER MADE is a 1 click job.
I wish I could do that. Today's 'deletion count' is now 77, which has now taken me an hour to do.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:57 am

And still at least 50% of the new posts since my last visit (and that's a lot as I didn't visit yesterday) are spam.
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Post by necronom » Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:05 am

I'd just like to add my name to the list of people totally pissed off with the amount of censored appearing on the forum.

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Post by Sabreman » Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:58 am

Yeah, I've had enough of logging in every day after work, clicking 'View new posts' and finding that pretty much all of them are spam.

Adios muchachos. I just hope that something will get done about it and if I try this place again in the future it will once again be a great retro community :|

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Post by learnedrobb » Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:03 pm

Seriously, would the moderators do something about the bloody spam?

I mod 2 forums, and manage to keep them fairly clear of spam. it aint hard. Make registering harder (visual conf, barring services such as Yahoo! mail, Hotmail, and gmail, that kind of thing) and delete spam postings instead of ignoring them.

Simple.
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Post by CraigGrannell » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:15 pm

Dudley wrote:And well there's another thing, certainly in vb, probably phpbb deleteing a user and EVERY POST THEY EVER MADE is a 1 click job.
Only if you're an admin. If you're a mod on PHPBB, like me, you have to access a user's profile, locate each individual post and then delete each post.

And, learnedrobb, the moderators are doing something about the bloody spam—however, we can only delete posts and threads. It's at the registration end that things need sorting.
and delete spam postings instead of ignoring them
Yeah, 'cause that's exactly what we're doing—ignoring them. No, wait—the other one.

Nuts to it for the next week or so—I've got better things to do than delete threads and posts.

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:28 pm

Stop moaning everyone, we're deleting a ridiculous amount of spam, but more keeps coming.

I'll be getting this taken care of when we're back at work. Unfortunately, our IT bod has been busy with a hundered and one other jobs as well, it's that time of year unforunately.

It will be sorted when we're back at work.
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Post by FatTrucker » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:39 pm

For the record chaps most of us are aware that the effort is being made.

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Post by learnedrobb » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:44 pm

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and delete spam postings instead of ignoring them

Yeah, 'cause that's exactly what we're doing—ignoring them. No, wait—the other one.
Well, given the build up (and the fact that some seem to be lingering around for ages) it does appear at the moment like they are being ignored.
Only if you're an admin. If you're a mod on PHPBB, like me, you have to access a user's profile, locate each individual post and then delete each post.
Not true. The admin can set the board permissions so that any MOD can delete posts/threads directly from the forum. If you cant then the admin has only allowed limited modding powers.
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