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#1 Jan 28 2013 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
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Have all new non-premium posters be required to use a Captcha in order to post. Once they have reached 30 or 50 posts the Captcha requirement would be removed (not sure if this can be automated). Of course premium posters would not be affected by this requirement.
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#2 Jan 28 2013 at 10:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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I don't think it's really necessary, and it would essentially kill our chances of getting new users to use the forum., We ban things pretty quickly for the most part when they need banning.
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#3 Jan 29 2013 at 2:42 AM Rating: Good
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Do they not use a Captcha on account creation already? I mean, you'd slow down an individual spammer's ability to multipost with the more invasive Captcha, but I rarely see more than a half dozen or so posts per spammer anyway.
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#4 May 08 2013 at 4:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Bet that captcha system is starting to look pretty good about now, eh?
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#5 May 08 2013 at 4:48 AM Rating: Good
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How many of those are bots though, versus actual person spammers?
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#6 May 10 2013 at 10:22 AM Rating: Good
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Man, I sure would love to have to refresh a Captcha 15 or so times until there's a readable one every time I want to post for 30 posts. I'd surely stick around the forum.
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#7 May 10 2013 at 11:53 PM Rating: Excellent
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The recent OOT spammers were a total of 5 accounts which each posted a few dozen topics one right after the other, each slightly altered to escape the duplicate thread catcher. Unless we implemented captcha on every post, which would instantly kill the forum dead, captcha would have had almost no effect We do need to figure out a way to move those threads elsewhere without leaving a "thread moved" placeholder. Necropost killer will send it back in time to it's origin, but it won't remove it from the page entirely.

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#8 May 11 2013 at 12:05 AM Rating: Good
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What ever happened to the Volunteer Mod idea? I mean that could help, make it so like under 10 post can be temp banned til its verified by a Admin. maybe put in place something like it needs to be reported 5 times before a volunteer mod could temp ban that would stem any abuse. maybe an idea?

Edit:I mean you're never going prevent it completely even with capcha and stuff they will still post.

Edited, May 11th 2013 1:07am by BeanX
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#9 May 18 2013 at 5:29 PM Rating: Good
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An EU based mod would help. Those threads stay up a long time if they're posted in the morning for me.
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#10 May 19 2013 at 2:34 AM Rating: Good
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yeah they often strike late at night when only people in Europe and sleepless canucks like me are up.

Also I agree that the captcha is a bad idea. I hate that crap. It would drive away new users.
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#11 May 24 2013 at 5:44 AM Rating: Good
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Could always give a random EU regular a nuke button and see how it pans out...

Well, just a thought.
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#13 May 27 2013 at 2:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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It amuses me greatly that this thread got hit by a spammer.
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#14 May 27 2013 at 8:24 PM Rating: Good
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Really weird questions why are my rate buttons gone :s
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#15 May 27 2013 at 9:09 PM Rating: Good
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No rates in Site and Forum Feedback.
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#16 May 27 2013 at 9:47 PM Rating: Good
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Ahh that would be it never noticed that before

I wanted to rate Pold up cause he made me laugh.

Edited, May 27th 2013 10:48pm by BeanX
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#17 May 27 2013 at 11:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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I did it for you!
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#18 May 28 2013 at 12:42 AM Rating: Good
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TY Kao youre awesome!
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#19 May 28 2013 at 2:28 PM Rating: Good
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I'm glad to see I'm not the only one so easily amused. Smiley: laugh
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#22 Jun 11 2013 at 11:24 PM Rating: Good
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And it happened again, what are the chances XD
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#23 Jun 11 2013 at 11:45 PM Rating: Good
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And it happened again, what are the chances XD
Apparently pretty good, actually. Smiley: laugh
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#24 Jun 12 2013 at 12:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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spambots are written to look for higher thread views towards the top. About a year or two ago, someone finally wrote one that was effective on our particular blend of forum software. If I ever figure out who that person was, I will make shoes out of them...
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#25 Jun 12 2013 at 3:53 AM Rating: Good
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but seriously Kao, you guys should look for an EU based anti spam admin... spam threads that get posted early in the day for me stay up for ages and it bothers me.
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#26 Jun 17 2013 at 2:11 PM Rating: Good
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Finding an avatar that goes well with purple is bothersome, though.

I'll pass.
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#27 Jun 19 2013 at 12:30 PM Rating: Good
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Finding an avatar that goes well with purple is bothersome, though.

I'll pass.
Screenshot

There you go.
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#28 Jun 23 2013 at 6:38 PM Rating: Good
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Her lipstick clashes with the purple, in my opinion.

Also, can't tell if that's Scarlett or Kate. I want to say Scarlett, but knowing your Google-fu skills, you could've come up with a purple Kate avatar just like *snap*. Also, I'm a bit tipsy, so everything's a bit of a blur above the boob area.
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#29 Jun 23 2013 at 6:48 PM Rating: Good
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Google says it's Kerri Taylor. But the Model Mayhem site, that image doesn't have a purple corset, it's black and silver. Everything else is the same though.

Edited, Jun 23rd 2013 8:49pm by TirithRR
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TirithRR wrote:
Google says it's Kerri Taylor. But the Model Mayhem site, that image doesn't have a purple corset, it's black and silver. Everything else is the same though.


Photoshopped?
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#31 Jun 24 2013 at 6:56 AM Rating: Good
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BeanX the Irrelevant wrote:
Photoshopped?


Aeth? Photoshop? Impossibru!
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#32 Jun 24 2013 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
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I just googled purple corset so I haven't got a clue who that is.
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