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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 19/11/2012 12:52:46 AM   
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Can't you just make a few battlefield promotions and let trusted people who aren't mods but who are often around (people like Gimli, Shifty, Matty) just have the ability to ban people to help take care of the spammers?

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 19/11/2012 12:54:20 AM   
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I'd be up for that for now as I am sadly almost always here......


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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 19/11/2012 12:57:21 AM   
rawlinson

 

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I'm just tired of seeing sports links all the time. This is supposed to be a forum for geeks, not jocks.

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 19/11/2012 12:59:14 AM   
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I know, mate, I'm sick of it too. I know the Mods can't always be here but I also know it is taking them fecking ages to get rid of them at times. Saturday was mental.

EDIT: I'm typo-ing all over the place, tonight.

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 19/11/2012 1:04:05 AM   
rawlinson

 

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Yeah, I popped in once or twice and saw the chaos. Sadly I don't think there's much the mods can do except mop up afterwards, especially now they're starting to post within threads as well as starting them.

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 19/11/2012 1:05:58 AM   
Shifty Bench

 

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And they are starting to post in basically every forum now. If they were advertising a film that I can actually watch online, it wouldn't be as bad

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 19/11/2012 9:34:55 AM   
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They do seem to be sports fanatics don't they?

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 19/11/2012 9:46:38 AM   
rawlinson

 

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Yet Grandstand isn't getting spammed. Makes me think it's an inside job.

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 19/11/2012 1:57:57 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson

Can't you just make a few battlefield promotions and let trusted people who aren't mods but who are often around (people like Gimli, Shifty, Matty) just have the ability to ban people to help take care of the spammers?


A good idea certainly, but I'm not sure the mechanics of the site can give such rights to other peeps without making them full blown Mods in the process. And there are enough of those tossers around already...

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 21/11/2012 7:09:58 PM   
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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 23/11/2012 12:26:07 AM   
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Please don't exterminate any Top 100 or any other thread about Israel to oblivion this time, Ok?

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 23/11/2012 8:45:22 AM   
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Collateral damage happens in war (as the governments keep saying).

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 23/11/2012 9:31:29 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Deviation

Please don't exterminate any Top 100 or any other thread about Israel to oblivion this time, Ok?


Fluke hasn't been around recently. Coincidence? I THINK NOT.


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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 23/11/2012 4:20:41 PM   
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Well it does serve as a warning about posting joke fake spam threads methinks. 

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 26/11/2012 5:29:22 PM   
Shifty Bench

 

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Any news on the captcha front? I hear there are ways around them but it has to be better than no captcha, right?

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 26/11/2012 5:43:07 PM   
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Well it does serve as a warning about posting joke fake spam threads methinks.


I posted a response to that as well. Does this mean I nearly got erased?

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 26/11/2012 5:57:44 PM   
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The man for the job.

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 26/11/2012 7:03:54 PM   
Shifty Bench

 

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One of the spammers actually replied to me the other night so there are humans behind it so a captcha may not be helpful at all.

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 26/11/2012 7:14:01 PM   
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I'd agree. Some seem to be servers according to Honeypot but a lot of the ones and twos do seem to be actual people joining and spamming. 

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 26/11/2012 7:15:48 PM   
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And 'Spammers are the hero' apparently

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 26/11/2012 8:07:27 PM   
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But why so many now?

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 26/11/2012 8:09:34 PM   
sanchia


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Because there is so much sport out there now they just need to share it on a film forum.

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 26/11/2012 8:12:20 PM   
Shifty Bench

 

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But why so many now?


I have always thought that they do it simply because they can. The spammer told me they need the traffic and they do tend to post when they think there are no mods around.

Oh and coz they're cunts.

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 27/11/2012 4:12:22 AM   
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Oh and coz they're cunts.




Isn't being the night-time clean-up guy PA's job? He should be kicking spammer ass.

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 27/11/2012 4:43:32 AM   
Shifty Bench

 

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I thought that was the case too.

It may take whoever is first here later on a wee while to get rid of them and posts of me swearing at them

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 27/11/2012 6:10:07 AM   
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Done

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 27/11/2012 1:40:44 PM   
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My suggestion:

Place a captcha in every post window. But set it up in a way that the captcha is removed if you register your email address (like those forums where an admin has to activate your account). Thus when there's no mods online to register the email addresses, the spammers have to fill out a captcha every time. it won't stop them but it'll surely slow them down a bit. (and you get rid of any of the automated spammers.)

This plan is like totally flawless so I look forward to the royalties from its use. The other alternative is to make the admin have to activate all accounts set up, but that's probably not viable with a relatively big forum (unless it is, in which case do that).

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 27/11/2012 1:54:29 PM   
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It's easier just to have us clear all registrations tbh. I suggested splitting registrations for the main site comps and the forum - so comp entries aren't affected but new registrations that want to post need clearance to do so. If they decide that doesn't apply to posting in threads via the main site the captcha would probably work there - the ones posting that way via Empire generated threads are more often spambots. 

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 27/11/2012 8:05:34 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass

Done


Good job. Sorry I spent time telling them to piss off, I was a bit annoyed

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RE: Something tells me this place just got spammed.... - 29/11/2012 2:44:03 AM   
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From one of the spammers, to me-

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