Transparent Moderation Log & Site Topics - Part I

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by j, May 7, 2006.

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  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    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.


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  2. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    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?
     
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    Dmax Senior member

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    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.
     
  4. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    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.
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    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.

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  6. Etienne

    Etienne Senior member

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    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?
     
  7. yachtie

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    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)
     
  8. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    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.
     
  9. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
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    If this post doesn't scream "Kasper", I don't know what does.
     
  11. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    ^^^

    Man, I haven't thought about Bostonians in ages.
     
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    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)

    I've had the same problem. You have to click on "Advanced" to get the job done.

    Does that to me too -- try clicking on "Go advanced." Usually it will save then.

    Thx! [​IMG]
     
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    skalogre Senior member

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  14. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    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 [​IMG]
    On the scale of the incomprehensible, this is a small notch above an average dkzzzzzz post.
     
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    On the scale of the incomprehensible, this is a small notch above an average dkzzzzzz post.

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    Jon.
     
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