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New anti-spambot measure

Postby Morgaln » September 6th, 2013, 7:04:31 pm

I've just made some changes to the site that will hopefully cut down on the posts by spambots by a lot. Anyone newly registered to the site will now have to post in a specific forum before they can post anywhere else. After a single post in that forum, people will be turned into regular users and can post wherever they want.
If you were already registered before this change, nothing changes for you. You won't even be able to see any change since you don't have access to the forum newly registered accounts need to post in.

However, if you just registered and wonder why you cannot post anywhere, please go to the forum called "IF YOU ARE NEW, YOU MUST POST HERE!" and either create a new topic there or reply to an existing one. Since posts in that forum will get deleted automatically after a short while and no one except new accounts and admins can see it, it doesn't matter at all what you post.
Since a lot of spambots put links into their signature, part of this is also that you cannot use signatures unless you have made that initial post and activated your account fully.

If anyone has questions or encounters problems that might be related to this change, please let me know. Let's all hope spam posts will be far less common from now on.
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Re: New anti-spambot measure

Postby Namyre » September 6th, 2013, 8:39:56 pm

I assume new users also will not be able to create a profile either? Those are usually the dead giveaways. I see too many "Get Jordans for cheep!" And "Michael Coors handbags!" Links there nowadays.

This is an awesome update in all! Definitely another change for the better around here. :D


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Re: New anti-spambot measure

Postby TNHawke » September 6th, 2013, 9:00:33 pm

I think it's sad that we need this, but we definitely need it. Much thanks to all the staff who consider every option carefully before implementing anything!
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Re: New anti-spambot measure

Postby yuniorzack » September 7th, 2013, 4:31:20 am

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Re: New anti-spambot measure

Postby Mazzi » September 7th, 2013, 5:36:48 am

Today is the best day ever, I got my first pay slip from work and now this awesome news? Yes, good. It's a shame we need it but hopefully it'll sort out this problem.
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Re: New anti-spambot measure

Postby BBkat » September 7th, 2013, 10:10:25 pm

Thank you. Something to cut down on all the darn spam everywhere.
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Re: New anti-spambot measure

Postby CalhounsKitten » September 8th, 2013, 2:21:55 pm

Smart idea O.o I was getting annoyed with seeing "Watch full movies for free here", in places I thought were supposed to be serious, at least semi-so
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Re: New anti-spambot measure

Postby Hawktalon » September 8th, 2013, 4:08:44 pm

I'd say I that I can't believe it's come to this, but unfortunately it has gotten this bad. I was getting real tired of the spam accounts. Let's hope this cuts down on some of them.
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Re: New anti-spambot measure

Postby crazyflight » September 8th, 2013, 8:12:04 pm

Namyre wrote:I assume new users also will not be able to create a profile either? Those are usually the dead giveaways. I see too many "Get Jordans for cheep!" And "Michael Coors handbags!" Links there nowadays.

This is an awesome update in all! Definitely another change for the better around here. :D


Well, them making a profile isn't a problem if no one looks or cares. Once they post, there's a problem.
Which is where this comes in. This is great!
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Re: New anti-spambot measure

Postby Feuerfresser » September 9th, 2013, 4:44:29 am

great, hopefully that will prevent us from all (or at least a lot of) spam



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