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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby NBJeff » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:22 pm

Looks like they need to find some moderators who frequent this site more often...

They'll be take down eventually :P
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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby RJenkos » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:48 pm

Insane. I've never seen such disregard in such a big company. I've seen plumbers with better maintained websites! I would say we just hide in the Dev forum.
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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby NBJeff » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:36 pm

Did anyone here realize that there is now a NEWER, FASTER way to find out if there are warrants out for your arrest?!
Just search this site and I'm sure you'll find some services that'll help you out!


Cheers!
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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby WiseWoodrow » Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:13 pm

RGeezy911 wrote:There is currently a backlog of shit stuck on the mod logs, I am sure of it.

The current moderators don't care - They look after the DEFCON forums, and nothing else. The staff don't put enough effort and time into their own website, or they just don't care either.

I'm no longer a moderator on here, and for good reason. (I stopped moderating about a month ago)

EDIT: Your best bet is to holler at them on their Twitter, FB, or even on the bug tracker.


It's actually quite sad. The only moderator listed isn't a moderator anymore :v

Yeah, lets all hoop' n hollar at their twitter until they submit and get some more moderators. Ain't nobody' got time for a spammed forum.
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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby Taxen2 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:51 pm

Hopefully they take some action soon and delete the spam bots. Launching the game and new players will come to boards that are filed with spam? Very unprofessional but I'm sure they are working very hard atm for the launch.
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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby WiseWoodrow » Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:37 pm

I mean, it's not that hard to prevent spambots. There are many plugins for forums like these to do so, and simple Captcha works too usually.

xander wrote:There are moderators, but not enough to cover the forum 24/7. Hit the report button, and the users will eventually be banned.

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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby xander » Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:59 pm

WiseWoodrow wrote:#XanderForModerator?

No. I don't have the time. I currently have the ability to delete posts in the main section (i.e. the Lounge), and I rarely have time to do even that.

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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby GC13 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:35 pm

WiseWoodrow wrote:I mean, it's not that hard to prevent spambots. There are many plugins for forums like these to do so, and simple Captcha works too usually.

They have a captcha. The problem is that it's been cracked by the bot programmers because it's one of the default captchas that comes with phpBB, none of which still work.
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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby asomy » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:08 pm

RGeezy911 wrote:I'm no longer a moderator on here, and for good reason. (I stopped moderating about a month ago)


Really? Oh man. Sounds bad. They boarded the wiki, too...
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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby asomy » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:09 pm

RGeezy911 wrote:I'm no longer a moderator on here, and for good reason. (I stopped moderating about a month ago)


Really? Oh man. Sounds bad. They boarded the wiki, too...
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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby asomy » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:10 pm

Er.... I'm sorry!

No really, that was an accident - I'm not a spammer!! :roll:
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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby CumpyLustard » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:51 pm

Yikes, not exactly a great thing to see after being gone for a while.
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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby YMS » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:43 am

Since yesterday, the wiki has a spam problem, too. It would be easy to stop, as all the spam is coming from two IPs so far, but as Mark and Chris are the only administrators that have ever been assigned there, nobody can do, and so the wiki gets flooded. I opened a Mantis case about the wiki needing attention by some administrator even before, but it did not help.
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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby RGeezy911 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:12 pm

Oh shit. They made the Dev Wiki publicly accessible. And they didn't give anyone admin / mod access to it?

Wow. Just looking at it's recent history is distressing. YMS and Tirar, you guys are awesome. Thanks for sticking around on the wiki. It is appreciated by some, but certainly not by staff.
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Re: Is this the general spam forum?

Postby WiseWoodrow » Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:42 am

YMS wrote:. It would be easy to stop,


This. Spam is insanely easy to stop. phpBB, SMF, any forum system has plugins and such to prevent it.

People pay money for these games - it's very disappointing the place they're encouraged to talk about said games at is in such a terrible condition. That's just sad :cry:

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