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08 Sep 2012 - 16:1590656
Spammers/Bots
Hey, recently we have had a influx of spammers/botters, their someway you guys could fix this? , the main way i think is by putting a captcha system in before you post ( i know its annoying but it seems to be one of the best ways to stop spammers)

anyways thats my current feedback everything else is awesome ^^



Last edited by John-luc (08 Sep 2012 - 16:16)
12 Sep 2012 - 22:2290819
Quote John-luc:
Hey, recently we have had a influx of spammers/botters, their someway you guys could fix this? , the main way i think is by putting a captcha system in before you post ( i know its annoying but it seems to be one of the best ways to stop spammers)

anyways thats my current feedback everything else is awesome ^^


Please don't, I can put up with bots but captcha for every post is going to be a pain.


12 Sep 2012 - 22:2990820
Quote Kata-san:


Please don't, I can put up with bots but captcha for every post is going to be a pain.


*thumbs up* I agree =/ Its one way of stopping them but another is to just report and ignore o3o maybe they will get the message when they dont get any business or vists from this site ^^


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12 Sep 2012 - 22:4090821
Hey there, as you can imagine we're all too aware of the spammers, as it's been a constant battle since the start of summer to deal with them. However since a few changes to the registration process a few weeks back there's been a considerate drop, and we're still working on methods of dealing with them for the future. However putting a captcha on every single forum post is by far overkill, and would be our last resort when everything else fails - the last thing we want to do is to cause legitimate users of the site to stop using the forums through annoyance!

We ask you to please bear with us as we deal with them, and if you see any that have been left for more than a day (Amy-Lou and I pretty much take it in shifts looking for them) then please PM either of us with the username so we can deal with them. We ask all members especially do to this if you receive PMs from any spammers or suspicious members, as that's not so easily monitored from our side of things.


13 Sep 2012 - 00:3190824
Ohh, Ok ^^ I didnt mean Captcha for everypost ^^ i ment for just starting a thread, I know it is annowing and quite a last resort ( was only a idea ^^) ill make sure to report them if i see any


13 Sep 2012 - 07:1590842
Unfortunately that would only solve half the problem! The ones starting new threads are easy to spot, selling their Louboutin shoes & Dr Dre Beats etc - but it's the ones that reply to threads, copying a post earlier in the thread that's harder to spot. I swear it's become a game spotting posts and trying to work out if it's a real person or a Bot

We're also in development for a new forum, which should make things easier to control - this one has become quite outdated over time. So hopefully that'll also help deal with these.

We are only a small team managing this site in our spare time as part of our hobby, so please understand things don't always move very fast - try and ignore these annoying spammers until we win this war



Last edited by Delusional (13 Sep 2012 - 07:16) Reason: Tried to spell before having coffee...didn't work
14 Oct 2012 - 15:3992555
I don't know if this is just me, but my friend tried to sign up and the Captcha wouldn't let her. We tried caps, no caps, all caps, but it just said that it was invalid. Was it just us, or..?


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14 Oct 2012 - 19:1492562
Quote Delusional:
We're also in development for a new forum, which should make things easier to control - this one has become quite outdated over time. So hopefully that'll also help deal with these.


Yay!


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