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I just want to suggest that Harvey Birdman be given HM powers. He routinely threatens sexual violence upon spammers before I or other HM's can get to them. He's on the ball. But it seems like holding and hiding spam is probably a more effective use of Birdman's initiative than him discussing sodomy options with the spammers.


Edited by Claghorn - 5/1/14 at 12:00am
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Why you gotta take away my fun?
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Spammers are calling themselves out now:

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He should be fighting Khan. Dude is in full retire-undefeated-mode right now. 

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can one of the mods fix the nba thread? there's a post (pretty sure it's by namor and it's under spoilers) and it's crashing the page for me (and kid nickels and i'm pretty sure everyone else). I'm using the latest version of safari
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

can one of the mods fix the nba thread? there's a post (pretty sure it's by namor and it's under spoilers) and it's crashing the page for me (and kid nickels and i'm pretty sure everyone else). I'm using the latest version of safari
It's not crashing it for me. However, it's taking ages to load. No wonder, since he's pasted the same youtube video 413 times inside the spoiler. Pretty shitty move.
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Good grief, that guy's like kudzu. I killed a bunch earlier this morning, and it just keeps coming back. He's also using multiple usernames to make it even harder to clean up.

WRT NBA thread, post or PM a link, and I'll look at it.
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he fixed it himself
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The boxing guy back with a vengeance...
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Is the spam on the board being created by bots? If so, can we require a poster enter a code that appears on the screen before submitting to make sure that all posts are being created by humans?
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Is the spam on the board being created by bots? If so, can we require a poster enter a code that appears on the screen before submitting to make sure that all posts are being created by humans?
Please don't. It'd be okay for the first five posts of a new user though.

However, http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/16/googles-new-street-view-image-recognition-algorithm-can-beat-most-captchas/ .

Anyway, I've recommended a while ago to place the first 2-5 posts a new user enters into mod queue. I realize this might not be a good idea since it drastically increases the workload of the mods, and most spam bots can spam 5/10/20/.. posts with seemingly on topic messages to enter the "safe zone". I'm not sure how readily available captcha-cracking-software for bots is, but if it's not that common (which I somehow doubt), I'd say it's a good idea.
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These streaming sports bots are worse than black magic. I must have gone through 100 in the last 24 hours.

 

Edit: At the moment, the first two pages of General Chat is all spam from the last 30 minutes or so. How hard would it be to program HM status to hide all posts by a certain user? We only go really go after spam, so it isn't as if there will ever be a situation where we want to nuke some of some spammer's posts but not others. It'd make it easier if the en masse spamming continues.


Edited by Claghorn - 5/3/14 at 7:41am
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This is insanity. One I just spaminated had started nearly 50 threads.

Thanks for flagging so many, Clags. They're coming in so fast that every time I refresh the mod queue there is another spammer to ban!

I just cleared what's been reported and checked through the subfora. It looks like we're okay for now.
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he's back..
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@in stitches, cleanup aisle 6, cleanup aisle 6...
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