Forum Spam: Apology and Fixes

An update on how we'll be improving the forum

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14/06/2012 at 23:27

ADMINS...........

Rather than setup moderation, have you considered switching the signup to something that Xrumer (spambot) will not crack. ie either a java based captcha or alternatively a puzzle type (which will be a better option). neither of these work at the moment. In fact in the current version recaptcha isnt working properly either.

If you take the time to understand how Xrumer works you can easily stop any spam from coming through at the signup stage. Even adding the option of no links until 100 posts will make things harder for the spam to get through.

 

14/06/2012 at 23:42
Does this mean I have to can the nob jokes in future?
Lee the Pea    pirate
14/06/2012 at 23:44
Only if you don't learn how to spell knob properly JB
14/06/2012 at 23:46
Good point, well made.
15/06/2012 at 07:10

Meldy and the other chosen ones - good luck.

I still think it's a terrible idea, but hate the game not the player.  Tangol is right (and as I and others have said countless times before) it should be fixed at source, not left to the users to clean it up.

15/06/2012 at 07:15
Lee the Pea wrote (see)
Only if you don't learn how to spell knob properly JB

I believe that in these circumstances the spelling is in fact correct !
Johnny Blaze wrote (see)

Does this mean I have to can the nob jokes in future?

NO  

15/06/2012 at 07:15

xpost smiley.

 

Edited: 15/06/2012 at 07:16
15/06/2012 at 08:52

Of course I am secretly quite gutted not to have been chosen to wield the Delete Key of Destiny, but I'm not bitter.

Oh no.

15/06/2012 at 12:52

I'd like to know if RW are just going to only use user moderation to deal with the issue or if they are going to actually do their jobs and resolve the core issue?

15/06/2012 at 14:42

I always wonder why RW allow people to slate them on their own forums! If i was RW, one click and you'd be gone!

15/06/2012 at 15:57

I'd rather constructive feedback, not slating, to sycophancy any day.  Ok, most days; some days a bit of moral boosting lying goes down a treat

 

15/06/2012 at 16:11

Great move. Good luck Meldy.

Gaz

(a moderator on another forum who happily does it for nothing and without any ulterior motive)

 

Lee the Pea    pirate
15/06/2012 at 16:12
Stevie G . wrote (see)

I always wonder why RW allow people to slate them on their own forums! If i was RW, one click and you'd be gone!

...and this is why you've not been asked to be a mod 

15/06/2012 at 16:55

Can I just clarify that I don't think mods automatically have ulterior motives (though I did say in a previous post that I didn't necessarily trust judgement - read on).  I think people that contact mods might.  And that under pressure from others, the line of the mods remit can become blurred and that's where the creep can happen.  I really hope that the mods here don't come under that pressure to do more than remove auto spam, or that if they do, they tell the other person to feck off.  Something I'm sure Meldy will do with aplomb. 

Plus of course than RW sort their security out and catch 99.9% of the stuff at the door.

M...eldy    pirate
15/06/2012 at 17:00

Someone did comment that the spammers would be signed up for an Ironman before they had chance to spam a second time 

15/06/2012 at 17:04

But most of them are robots.  Wouldn't they have an unfair advantage? 

M...eldy    pirate
15/06/2012 at 17:06

When was the last time you saw a robot on a bike eh?  

15/06/2012 at 17:10

Them clever peeps at Honda are working on it I'm sure.  It's the swim they would have the most trouble with.

15/06/2012 at 17:11

But in answer to your question - in the film Prometheous (I struggle with the line between fantasy and reality sometimes)

M...eldy    pirate
15/06/2012 at 17:12

Oh?  I havent been to the cinema since Harry Potter   

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