Request Idea to stop the spam, without causing too many issues

Discussion in 'Web Feedback' started by jordsta95, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. jordsta95

    jordsta95 New Member

    So the spam is getting ridiculous now...
    BUT as I suggest a while ago, a 10 post "trial" limit seems to be a little too far fetched to be implemented. Maybe though, any post within the first 10 posts, that contains a link, should be unposted until approved.

    Yeah, I know some people make accounts just to post a pastebin of their crash report, and they will be affected by a little wait between their issue being posted, and actually being made public. BUT there has been 13 posts (so far) today, in the FTB General chat, alone, all advertising the same site, with the same link.

    Also, I dunno if it would be possible, but maybe it could be possible to "whitelist" certain words in a link, so that something that starts as "http://pastebin" would be able to go through un-moderated, or if the URL contain "youtube" then it would be allowed through.

    Obviously the second feature may not work, but I know there are some forums that don't allow links within the first 10 posts, and some that have the first 10 moderated. So maybe, there is a happy medium?
     
  2. HeilMewTwo

    HeilMewTwo New Member

    Apparently, they are waiting to deal with this issue once the site updates.

    EDIT: Though they are getting to be pretty annoying. :L
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014
  3. Chaka

    Chaka FTB Team Mod Developer Retired Staff

    XenForos new update is out now. So they have to wait for a good time to update. And updating takes about 5 min

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  4. Nerixel

    Nerixel New Member

    They're not going to an update, they're going to new software. Apparently.
     
  5. Chaka

    Chaka FTB Team Mod Developer Retired Staff

    Uh oh

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  6. jordsta95

    jordsta95 New Member

    vBulletin? :3
     
  7. Chaka

    Chaka FTB Team Mod Developer Retired Staff

    Maybe hppefully simething decent like phpbb

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  8. Nerixel

    Nerixel New Member

    Cause of the Curse partnership, FTB's moving to Curse's custom forum software, which Minecraft Forums and Cobalt Forums run on (I think, don't assume I'm right on this stuff xD).

    I don't get how this is news to people, there was a massive discussion about it when announced.
    From the OP of that thread:

     
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  9. Chaka

    Chaka FTB Team Mod Developer Retired Staff

    If they move to the broken minecraft forums software I am leaving ftb

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  10. ratchet freak

    ratchet freak Well-Known Member

    actually some members have the option to do a quick kill on spam for new accounts (revised by mods though)
     
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  11. Chaka

    Chaka FTB Team Mod Developer Retired Staff

    That was a little test idea.

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  12. jordsta95

    jordsta95 New Member

    I wasn't really active on the forums at that time :p
     
  13. DrowElf

    DrowElf New Member

    Where are you guys seeing the spam? I spend about 6 hours a day on the forums, and I haven't seen any spam in about a week and a half.
     
  14. jordsta95

    jordsta95 New Member

    It's usually around 10am-3pm GMT that it appears. It's usually all removed by around 3:30pm
     
  15. DrowElf

    DrowElf New Member

    So, when I am asleep.
     
  16. Vogon

    Vogon New Member

    yeah... if you do "new posts" at 9 am gmt you would see them...
     
  17. DarkIron987

    DarkIron987 New Member

    I saw spam early in the morning a lot. I also own a forum and spam is something that is really hard to stop without real people. A computer can easily remove easy spam but when it comes to ads that look like a legit post thats when a computer can't solve that issue.
     
  18. Gideonseymour

    Gideonseymour Relatable Gamer Trusted User Retired Staff

    Generally I clean up the spam at ~6:00am CST. So it should all be gone by around then. Only reason I don't clean it up in between is because, well, I need to sleep >.<

    Whoever invented sleep needs to be stabbed several times
     
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  19. DarkIron987

    DarkIron987 New Member

    Well we should thank you, Wagon, and DrowElf for spending all this time making the forums "clean" :D
     
  20. HeilMewTwo

    HeilMewTwo New Member

    How do you clean it up? If it is some sort of special privilege then I might need to apply for it, as I am usually on when the spam is at its worse.
     

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