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    Default Spammer protection

    I have just made some changes that should prevent spammers more efficiently. But there is a slight chance it might trigger for a few regular users also.
    If it happens, please let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    I have just made some changes that should prevent spammers more efficiently. But there is a slight chance it might trigger for a few regular users also.
    If it happens, please let me know.
    what kinda?

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    Exactly WHAT will happen to the regular user ?


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    Already it's an allegation for infraction and denial of forum usage until you read the ToS or whatever. Already a pain in the @ss for regular non-pc users and BG's mobile theme lovers. What now ?

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    Already it's an allegation for infraction and denial of forum usage until you read the ToS or whatever. Already a pain in the @ss for regular non-pc users and BG's mobile theme lovers. What now ?
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    most working anti spamming trick in the internet- report spam button and automatically hide posts when it gets couple of spam reports from members

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    There's been 500 spam threads since yesterday What's going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawkill View Post
    Exactly WHAT will happen to the regular user ?
    If you are flagged, you will not be able to post. You will see a notice at top with an email address. Just send an email explaining this issue along with your username etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    I need a few days to figure out if it is actually working or not. This new trigger is something on top of regular spam checks.

    edit: Looks like it is working. It will not get rid of *all* spams, but it should reduce the volume a LOT. Already prevented 15.

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    Let's stay on topic. If someone gets incorrectly flagged, please let me know.

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    @ moderators
    Please use delete as spam when removing spam and make sure to ban the user. This will prevent that specific bot doing it again using another account.
    Last edited by CvP; September 15th, 2013 at 02:20.
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    Block count: 93

    Looking good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    Block count: 93

    Looking good!
    Ah! I can see Mr. @CvP 's grin reaching the stars, eh?
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    280 blocked so far.
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    1,735 blocked so far.

    One known false positive so far.

    Seems like things are going ok.
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    Could you please put the public shop section back to what it was like before, just that instead of a 50 post count limit, change it to 50 rep points? Because these days we are getting more and more of these "businessman" who are in no way willing to contribute to the forum and are registering here just so that they can put up an advert? I think a lot of the members will agree with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    Could you please put the public shop section back to what it was like before, just that instead of a 50 post count limit, change it to 50 rep points? Because these days we are getting more and more of these "businessman" who are in no way willing to contribute to the forum and are registering here just so that they can put up an advert? I think a lot of the members will agree with me.
    I agree..

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    @CvP , I agree on this too.

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    50 rep points = even more accounts to +rep one account.

    The reason for removing the 50 post limit is that people just spammed their way up in a day bringing up unnecessary threads.

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    If we use the reputation system then 'businessmen' will be quite discouraged since they won't be getting any rep from any of the members. That will reduce the number of selling threads and get this forum back into gaming. And with the implementation of the Spammer protection, anyone who posts too much spam will be blocked so they can't make hundreds of posts hoping to get rep for them.

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    If we use the reputation system then 'businessmen' will be quite discouraged since they won't be getting any rep from any of the members. That will reduce the number of selling threads and get this forum back into gaming. And with the implementation of the Spammer protection, anyone who posts too much spam will be blocked so they can't make hundreds of posts hoping to get rep for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    50 rep points = even more accounts to +rep one account.

    The reason for removing the 50 post limit is that people just spammed their way up in a day bringing up unnecessary threads.
    Pretty sure we will be able to spot them too, Eye have an I like a hawk! Pity I trust people too easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammi View Post
    If we use the reputation system then 'businessmen' will be quite discouraged since they won't be getting any rep from any of the members. That will reduce the number of selling threads and get this forum back into gaming. And with the implementation of the Spammer protection, anyone who posts too much spam will be blocked so they can't make hundreds of posts hoping to get rep for them.
    Disagreed. Its not like the gaming threads are not here anymore. If people wanted to be active in it, then they can choose to do so. So having shop threads is not affecting it in anyway, people just use it as an excuse for not posting in game threads.

    If they just posted there instead then no one but interested parties would care about shop threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    Disagreed. Its not like the gaming threads are not here anymore. If people wanted to be active in it, then they can choose to do so. So having shop threads is not affecting it in anyway, people just use it as an excuse for not posting in game threads.

    If they just posted there instead then no one but interested parties would care about shop threads.
    I agree with what you said. The gaming threads are there and are quite active, but the shop should be secondary. Now there's this guy Rajib.AMD, he's been posting GPU's ever since he joined.
    The deal with the shop section is that whenever people see a good deal, they will respond to it. However, I do agree that the shop aspect is a very important part of the forum, it's just a little annoying seeing so many people join, post an ad, and leave.

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