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    Spam threads

    Mods, can you do something about these spam threads?

    There are 8 of them on the top of this forum right now.

    That's really not cool and makes it totally unprofessional.

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    I'm deleting about two dozen or more of these annoying spam bots every day, but I have to sleep at some point and that's when another dozen of these threads pops up. I'm having a chat with the team. Maybe we should restrict the ability to post to actual backers and preorder customers. We'll figure something out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserkerkitten View Post
    Maybe we should restrict the ability to post to actual backers and preorder customers.
    lol
    great idea for the forum!
    it sounds so in Russian :))

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    Okay, dumb idea. Maybe we'll switch to manual approval for new users or something. We're discussing it now. Believe me, I don't enjoy the spam any more than you do.
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    I've seen some forums instigate a rule "new users may not create new threads until they've made at least 10 replies to existing threads".

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    we need +1 more moderator
    <---I can be your hero!

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    no spam
    no bots

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    The forum will be one step closer to communism

    p.s. i have recommendations! :)
    Last edited by Red Ivan; 11-28-2017 at 03:50 PM.

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    Is there a way to do a captcha for new users?

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    In some forums there are some interesting ideas we might think of using here allso:
    - You can not get in some sections of the forum before your account is atleast certain age (this is for "inside" section of certain forum)
    - You can not start a new thread (in some sections of the forum) before your account is in certain age (this is for sell/buy section)
    - In one forum you have to make 5 "accepted" posts before you can make posts normally. These 5 posts are each accepted (before they are even shown up) for moderators.

    We should get at some point developers section (I guess it is not yet imported for this forum or am I missing it?) so I guess it might be "you have to be forum badge" (same as certain rank and I guess every single backer get badge?) before you can get for developers area.

    Just some ideas, not sure what forum software you are using and what it need to make these things happen but anyway...
    "Road to the man's heart go through the chest"

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    Thanks for the ideas and suggestions, everyone. :)
    In the meanwhile, we've banned some IP ranges used by the bot machines. It's been quiet since. For now.
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    It's the Return of the Spam - Botboogaloo - This Time you WILL buy the Protein Shakes!

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