Spam Cops

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Should we add spam cops?

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Spam Cops

Post by baseballboy » 06 Apr 2011, 17:01

Looking through the forums, I noticed that there is just too much spam. I was curious what you guys (Player community, devs, GMs, everyone) thought about adding a group to the forum specifically for removing spam from the forum. Just sounded like a good idea.

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Re: Spam Cops

Post by MrDemonWolf » 06 Apr 2011, 17:38

from a player it sounds like a good idea. If nothing else just to go through and clean it up and get rid of irrelevant/old topics etc.
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Re: Spam Cops

Post by Crush » 07 Apr 2011, 05:29

I am not exactly sure if you are referring to advertisement posts of spam bots or to messages from real people you consider inappropriate.

When you are talking about the first: I think that our reaction time to them is already good enough. But it could still be improved a bit when people would flag them as spam through the report feature of the forum.

When you are talking about the second: I think I know at least one user who stood out through a lot of superfluous one word posts like "congrats", "agreed", "+1" or "Meway is 1337" last night and might currently work against himself here.
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Re: Spam Cops

Post by Zutan » 09 Apr 2011, 02:44

I would have to agree that forum moderation seems quite effective.

If you notice spam, click the report button. I suspect if you spam the report button it will come back to bite you though, so I would avoid any grudge usage.
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Re: Spam Cops

Post by yourmistakes » 09 Apr 2011, 10:07

/me reports every spam post in this spammy thread as spam. good job though spammers.
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Re: Spam Cops

Post by ChefChelios » 09 Apr 2011, 10:39

me was voting "no" because crush&co are doing a good job on these.. i have never seen a real spam here for longer than 3-5 hours...
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Re: Spam Cops

Post by yubabax116 » 20 Apr 2011, 11:26

I have to agree with chef up there, the forum admins do enough of a great job of removing the spam. everytime a post is reported they dont stay up for long.


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Re: Spam Cops

Post by anunitu » 20 Apr 2011, 16:30

I kind of wish they diden't call it SPAM, Real SPAM(IN THE CAN) Makes a quick and tasty snack.
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Re: Spam Cops

Post by noelleionscowl » 20 Apr 2011, 23:06

Not exactly. It's too salty.

And anyways, isn't there something in the rules that says that anything is allowed as long as it is PG-13?
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Re: Spam Cops

Post by yubabax116 » 21 Apr 2011, 03:10

noelleionscowl wrote:isn't there something in the rules that says that anything is allowed as long as it is PG-13?
Its not exacly pg 13 when bots put things up about drugs and pleasure toys.


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Re: Spam Cops

Post by Derpella » 15 Jul 2011, 22:07

I can see some spam treads for few days...
Maybe the best solution is to change captcha to http://www.google.com/recaptcha or add box with a question bot cannot answer?
I think our captcha must be just decoded to easily.
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Re: Spam Cops

Post by Freeyorp101 » 16 Jul 2011, 01:35

When the forums are set to use ReCaptcha, the captcha won't show up on the registration page, though for some reason it does show up in the preview in the acp.


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Re: Spam Cops

Post by Jaxad0127 » 16 Jul 2011, 03:30

Freeyorp101 wrote:When the forums are set to use ReCaptcha, the captcha won't show up on the registration page, though for some reason it does show up in the preview in the acp.


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Re: Spam Cops

Post by meway » 16 Jul 2011, 15:53

Crush wrote:I am not exactly sure if you are referring to advertisement posts of spam bots or to messages from real people you consider inappropriate.

When you are talking about the first: I think that our reaction time to them is already good enough. But it could still be improved a bit when people would flag them as spam through the report feature of the forum.

When you are talking about the second: I think I know at least one user who stood out through a lot of superfluous one word posts like "congrats", "agreed", "+1" or "Meway is 1337" last night and might currently work against himself here.
But I am 1337 :p I chose yes because I have no clue how many topics I reported to Irc or the ! option. Reaction time is not effective IMO. I see spam that's been there for years and some months, My concern is mostly adds.
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Re: Spam Cops

Post by noelleionscowl » 03 Aug 2011, 04:12

...drugs and pleasure toys.
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