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    • #6313
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ok i think you guys need to set up one of thouse things where you have to enter a random code to join the forums because the bots are taking over.

    • #38737
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Yeah, and they’re getting smarter too, like that Idora one, starting a "sex in games" one on a gamedeveloper forum…

      I believe there’s already one of those Captcha filters installed, but some bots still seem to get through :-/

    • #38734
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      yes…they are getting smarter although starting threads about sex games probably doesn’t help!

      I know we have a filter…Dave do you need any help with this and can anyone help in this area?

      Aphra.

    • #38736
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I can help if it’s needed

    • #38735
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      great..thanks..

      Aphra.

    • #38739
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I suggest more Moderators. All senior members should get an email when a new member submits their first 3 posts & first three threads that he/she starts. And give power for any senior member to approve them.
      (That way all the work wont be on one persons sholders and hopefully delays in approving posts will be minimal).
      Once three posts are cleared then the reins for commenting in existing threads come off and same system with starting threads.

      Just had a battle with the spammers myself who were using a feed back form I have on my website to submit a multitude of links. Was anoying cos I had it hooked up so I was getting txts for every piece of spam that the bots submitted. I have the battle won for now.

    • #38743
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      democracy at work!

      have to see what the tech heads say about implementing that..

      Aphra.

    • #38744
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Another forum that I frequent has a system that posts by newbies have to be pre-approved by the moderators before they show up to regular users, that system could work pretty well here.

    • #38745
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I know at 1UP.com you have to make 30 replys before you can start a topic 30 is a bit high for a smaller foum like this one though

    • #38746
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      i dunno, i think we should welcome the bots. they are more active forum users than most. :)

    • #38748
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      If you’re looking moderators, I’m free.

    • #38751
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Dito.

    • #38755
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      The random code verifications don’t always work either, they have gotten smarter and learnt to analyse those things themselves. The best way I’ve found to counter them is to add a question such as "what is the name of this site?", "what colour is grass?" or "what colour is the sky?". It can also work as an idiot filter if someone can’t get the right answer :D

    • #38756
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      thanks everyone for your input and gizmo and omen for volunteering. I’ll be in contact via PM about it.

      Aphra.

    • #38757
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Gizmo and Omen should both now be able to moderate the forums. Let me know if there are any issues.

      Dave

    • #38758
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Sweet, I get extra buttons!

      Must remember…don’t go mad…don’t delete things without cause…don’t abuse the power….yet…

    • #38759
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Must remember…don’t go mad…don’t delete things without cause…don’t abuse the power….yet…[/quote:b7b5cc0ac6]
      I reckon Damian programmed the bots just so he could assume a position of power…

      Good lad. That’s how we do things here. Welcome to the team. :wink:

    • #38762
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      It’s like Game Developers has just signed off on it’s own Patriot Act :)

    • #45936
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      One post to avoid link-bots…

    • #45938
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      We need Mr. Deckard as a gatekeeper I say…

    • #45940
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’d like to hear more about sex in games…

    • #45941
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’d like to hear more about sex in games…[/quote:dc675b85b0]
      I’d like to hear more about sex.

      8)

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