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Postby Pete » Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:27 am

Hey everyone-- as you may have noticed, the number of spam posts on this site has increased about tenfold in the past two days, and I'm getting sick of it.

I have made it so that any submissions in any section of this site are now subject to my approval. Regrettably, this will slow down the submission process, since you'll have to wait for me to review your post before it's approved. I'm just hoping that it will alleviate the spam.

Because of the way the CMS script works, QB News posts will still automatically make a forum post when they are submitted, but they won't show up on the main page. So there will still be spam on the forums... but we don't have to worry about the front page of the site getting defaced.

If I can find a better solution to this, I will (such as preventing any post including the words "poker" "$$$" "$$$" "phenteremone" or whatever that $$$ is called, etc.)

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Postby RayBritton » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:30 am

thats great news

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Postby Pete » Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:03 am

RayBritton wrote:thats great news


It's really not... It means more work for me, and also that legitimate posts will have to wait for hours before they show up on the site. Plus the spam posts still end up on the forums.

I'd rather just not have spammers in the first place.

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Postby sid6.7 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:45 pm

thanks pete sorry someone found a hole to bore
into the site...spammers know no shame...

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Postby Zamaster » Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:05 pm

DANM SPAM!!!! That sucks, sorry Pete. There's gotta be another way around it... Cant you just delete all the spam posts in the forums?
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Postby {Nathan} » Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:22 pm

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Postby SebMcClouth » Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:27 pm

Plz remove the above ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ :lol:
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Postby Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:15 pm

Maybe you should make a spamming board for all of those annoying shitheads to use :P And If I got bored someday, I could see what kind of internet poker and diamond rings there are :wink: (Maybe QB News should just be erased... :cry: )

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Postby Rattrapmax6 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:17 pm

Mods? Like QBN does when you submit news on there News Bot... Or since the news are coming to the form only, Mods to delete the slipping spam?

Allowing mods wouldn't take away the free-speach as long as the mods are respectful to your forum rules,.. and it would take alot of the stress off you when it come to cleaning up the spam....

Just a thought, an army is better than 1 man alone...
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Postby Pete » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:18 pm

The spamming is done by bots, so I doubt they would agree to post in a marked "Spam Forum". :)

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Postby Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:20 pm

Rattrapmax6 wrote:Just a thought, a army is better than 1 man alone...


Amen. I would gladly help, but I'm not sure how Pete would feel. Waiting for your response, Pete :wink:

BTW. Rattrap, it's AN ARMY, not A ARMY :P

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Postby Pete » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:22 pm

It's not just me alone.

Both Z!re and sid6.7 have Coranto accounts to delete spam posts.

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Postby Rattrapmax6 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:22 pm

PQBC wrote:BTW. Rattrap, it's AN ARMY, not A ARMY


:twisted: Darn, dail-up is too slow,.. I fixed that right after I posted... :lol: ..
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Postby The Awakened » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:27 pm

Dail up?






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Postby Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:28 pm

Rattrapmax6 wrote: :twisted: Darn, dail-up is too slow,.. I fixed that right after I posted... :lol: ..


Amen, again. Dial-up is like trying to get a piggyback ride on a turtle rather than a cheetah :lol:

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Postby SebMcClouth » Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:13 am

Pete wrote:The spamming is done by bots, so I doubt they would agree to post in a marked "Spam Forum". :)


That true. Erm... how about your own bot... detecting spam and so and then remove it...

Coranto accounts? Where can we get those?

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Postby sid6.7 » Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:23 am

Pete wrote:It's not just me alone.

Both Z!re and sid6.7 have Coranto accounts to delete spam posts.


yep me and z!re are backing up da'man! we're on it...

got about 6 spams the last few hours...

we'll help PETE save the day! rah!

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Postby Rattrapmax6 » Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:23 pm

SebMcClouth wrote:Coranto accounts? Where can we get those?


If I know what he means, the same way you do on these phpBB2 boards,.. but, just like the boards, you only be allowed to post comments in the download section,.. Pete would have to make a Mod, or what ever they are called in Coranto's system....

As being, if you goto downloads, and hit comment,.. you have to sign in,.. to what I'm taking one of these accounts.. :wink:

@Pete: Oops,.. I forgot about sid6.7... wasn't to long ago he was asking bout BA-SIC MU-SIC,.. and if he could delete the first one... :lol: ... And I think I now remember something about Z!re,.. oh well

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Postby Nodtveidt » Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:53 am

Pete...I don't know how many times I've suggested that you enforce membership to make posts here... :( I guess you're never gonna listen to me on the subject though so I'll just stop suggesting it. :(

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Postby Xerol » Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:41 pm

Wouldn't it make sense to not have the front page "Latest Topics" box include the posts from the News forum, since it's pretty much redundant with the news stuff being at the top of the page?
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