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post #2191 of 9842
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Originally Posted by Dmax View Post
Humble suggestion for the moderators:

I am not sure if the version of the Vbulletin software that runs the forum allows it, but if all newly registered members were required to make an arbitrary number of replies (say 5 or 10) before being able to start their own threads it may significantly decrease the amount of SPAM, especially in B&S.



Jon.
post #2192 of 9842
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Originally Posted by Dmax View Post
Humble suggestion for the moderators:

I am not sure if the version of the Vbulletin software that runs the forum allows it, but if all newly registered members were required to make an arbitrary number of replies (say 5 or 10) before being able to start their own threads it may significantly decrease the amount of SPAM, especially in B&S.

Then wouldn't you just have bots randomly posting in threads in order to get the requisite number of posts?
post #2193 of 9842
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
Then wouldn't you just have bots randomly posting in threads in order to get the requisite number of posts?

Most bots can't register because of CAPTCHAs. Spammers hire people to solve CAPTCHA, register for blogs and forums and copy and paste a few of their sales pitches before they get banned. The people they hire as well the people behind SPAM have very poor command of English so before they could post a thread they would be forced to make some replies to posts that make some sense. They probably would not bother waiting to create a thread and just randomly post their SPAM as post replies.

Still SPAM but a lot less visible and disruptive.

Just my 2 cents.
post #2194 of 9842
Thread Starter 
I could install the plugin that asks a couple of questions that an English speaking person would know and then the applicant has to type the answer in a box. I'll look into that. It seems to work pretty well for some people.
post #2195 of 9842
For the record, I moderate in the following subfora:

Boobs/Asses/And Other Parts
Movies Starring Samuel L. Jackson
Operating Systems and Cult Behavior


None of which formally exist yet, but so far, that hasn't really stopped me.

post #2196 of 9842
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Go to the forum index (homepage) and click on "Forum Leaders" or whatever the exact wording is.
First thing you'll see is a list of names and which subfora they moderate.
What's up with the lists of "regional members"? What does that mean?
post #2197 of 9842
Can't edit my posts- the little timer just goes round and round. ( makes me look like an even worse typist than I really am)
post #2198 of 9842
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post
Can't edit my posts- the little timer just goes round and round. ( makes me look like an ever worse typist than I really am)

I've had the same problem. You have to click on "Advanced" to get the job done.
post #2199 of 9842
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post
Can't edit my posts- the little timer just goes round and round. ( makes me look like an ever worse typist than I really am)

Does that to me too -- try clicking on "Go advanced." Usually it will save then.
post #2200 of 9842
If this post doesn't scream "Kasper", I don't know what does.
post #2201 of 9842
^^^ Man, I haven't thought about Bostonians in ages.
post #2202 of 9842
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post
Can't edit my posts- the little timer just goes round and round. ( makes me look like an even worse typist than I really am)

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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post
I've had the same problem. You have to click on "Advanced" to get the job done.

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Does that to me too -- try clicking on "Go advanced." Usually it will save then.

Thx!
post #2203 of 9842
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
If this post doesn't scream "Kasper", I don't know what does.

I don't think I can even understand what he is saying in that post you linked
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
If this post doesn't scream "Kasper", I don't know what does.
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Originally Posted by skalogre View Post
I don't think I can even understand what he is saying in that post you linked
On the scale of the incomprehensible, this is a small notch above an average dkzzzzzz post.
post #2205 of 9842
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
On the scale of the incomprehensible, this is a small notch above an average dkzzzzzz post.



Jon.
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