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Old 21 January 2018, 16:13   #1
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moderated posts for newcomers

currently there is really a huge plague of advertising bots going on in amiga scene sub forum.
to avoid this nonsense i would suggest moderation/activation of posts for newcomers <10 posts.
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Old 21 January 2018, 16:17   #2
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currently there is really a huge plague of advertising bots going on in amiga scene sub forum.
to avoid this nonsense i would suggest moderation/activation of posts for newcomers <10 posts.
Or simply autoban someone that uses 'ny' as a location, job done.
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Old 21 January 2018, 16:20   #3
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Or simply autoban someone that uses 'ny' as a location, job done.
but this only works as long they don't change location...
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Old 21 January 2018, 16:25   #4
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Why this happens ?
I never used the links of these strange threads .... what they are ?
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Old 21 January 2018, 16:25   #5
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Or simply autoban someone that uses 'ny' as a location, job done.
It's a good point Sir Galahad.

...every single one of these spam threads that have been plaguing EAB for the past month or so have these in common:

a) threads always posted in the same "Amiga.scene" section.
b) spammer sets location to "ny".
c) spammer sets EAB supporter = yes.
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Old 21 January 2018, 16:30   #6
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but this only works as long they don't change location...
They never have so far
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Old 21 January 2018, 17:07   #7
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...and another one dealt with before he / she / it could even published the thread:



That's at least 5 today
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Old 22 January 2018, 07:42   #8
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You could add a catchphrase, or some sort of robot testing doodad to the register link?
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Old 22 January 2018, 17:12   #9
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The registration process needs a proper CAPTCHA to allow you to sign in. The current system obviously does not work anymore. RCK needs to build it into it.
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You could add a catchphrase, or some sort of robot testing doodad to the register link?
There's already a question you must answer to register, obviously newer bots have figured this out.

I could put "ny" as my location and get banned, that sounds bad.

Also I don't think the moderators need any more work on their shoulders.
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Old 22 January 2018, 17:40   #10
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Add a user-invisible(but not bot invisible) field to the register form and block posts from any "user" that fills that invisible field out.

https://www.sitepoint.com/easy-spam-...n-form-fields/

simple solution above
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Old 22 January 2018, 19:42   #11
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Nice solution!
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Old 24 January 2018, 20:49   #12
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we really need a handle against that scum.
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Old 24 January 2018, 20:52   #13
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Sorry if i repeat, but i really don't understand the reason of this
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Old 24 January 2018, 20:55   #14
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Guys, we are on it; but as already mentioned, it has been a plague for a good month

Seriously, when's the last time threads by spammers lasted longer than 1 hour on EAB? Overnight GMT, yes though.

Just keep reporting as you do though; it's the first section I check and I'm sure other GMs also

Saying all that, there needs to be a better solution... where's bossman RCK?
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Old 24 January 2018, 21:17   #15
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...and another one cleaned up after

At least it had a cool name: sexifino
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Old 28 January 2018, 21:21   #16
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no longer limited to amiga scene sub forum, scum is spreading...
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Old 28 January 2018, 21:23   #17
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Yeah I noticed

...it's now spreading into the "News" and "support.WinUAE" sections.
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Another bot in Amiga Scene wohey@
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Old 16 February 2018, 17:27   #19
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why is there a 60 seconds limit for reporting spam posts?
i totally understand that limit regarding normal posts in forums.
but why is there a limit for reporting something to moderators?
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Any and all things you can click on and send data with can be abused, so they all have a delay.
A bot could also "report-bomb" using that link.
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