AUGH crazy amounts of spam

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Post » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:26 pm

DatapawWolf wrote:That is it broken down. I can't imagine programming this would take much, but it has to be weighed against its worth and how much spam there actually is. Because when mods are on, spam threads usually disappear fairly fast. It's only when we get waves of spam that it helps to have a cleanup crew.


All of what you suggested is actually baked into phpBBs Newly Registered Usergroup settings, though it looks like Scirra use some propriety (?) software to manage user permissions and customisation.


The spam is annoying, but it hardly messes up my day.
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Post » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:11 pm

It's not so bad when it's one or two ugly posts, but when I click view new posts and literally see not one real post for the whole first page, it's quite frustrating.

I agree somebody should do something...
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Post » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:16 pm

Need more mods.
I would volunteer, but my ban hammer is unwieldy.
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Post » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:04 pm

Holy crap, the first 6 pages of new posts are almost entirely spam.

This is the worst spam wave I've ever seen on this forum. :(
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Post » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:09 pm

That was just crazy. Wow...
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Post » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:24 pm

Ok, I think I've got it all cleaned up.

@everyone I realize that reporting all that spam is ridiculous, but most of it doesn't need to be reported as most of it is obvious because it's a thread called 'live stream' or something. We don't need that reported, as it shows up clearly in the new threads list.

What we really need reported is spam that's sneaked into an already existing legit thread because we can't read everything that gets posted on the forum. Fortunately, most spam is made in a new thread, so there won't be as much of that to report. Thanks to everyone who does so, it helps us a bunch.
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Post » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:26 pm

Thank you @Arima !!!
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Post » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:41 am

@Arima you should just leave the spam. @Tom is never going to do anything about it if you keep cleaning it up. If you leave it he will see the extent of the problem. I think it's now going beyond the work a volunteer should do for free on behalf of another company.
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Post » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:43 pm

Ethan wrote:@Arima you should just leave the spam. @Tom is never going to do anything about it if you keep cleaning it up. If you leave it he will see the extent of the problem. I think it's now going beyond the work a volunteer should do for free on behalf of another company.

But then tom will have to come up with a solution, which means less time dedicated to the scirra store.
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Post » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:24 pm

Sorry guys, I know it's been bad for a while and I shouldn't be relying on volunteers to clean it all up. I'll spend some time tomorrow adding in new features to reduce the amount of spam. Since we've put the new forum online I've realised Akismet is no longer running on it, and there appears to be a couple of problems with new users being allowed to post links.
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