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Why on earth are new accounts allowed unlimited posts? It's a spammers' delight. At least limit them to, say, five posts a day for the first month of membership. Doubt it would harm real people, but would be a degree of inconvenience for spammers.

 

 

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WBF sure does seem to offload quite a few of their bots off here....SAD!

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20 hours ago, Presuming Ed said:

Why on earth are new accounts allowed unlimited posts? It's a spammers' delight. At least limit them to, say, five posts a day for the first month of membership. Doubt it would harm real people, but would be a degree of inconvenience for spammers.

 

 

concur .

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On 7/31/2018 at 2:02 PM, Presuming Ed said:

Why on earth are new accounts allowed unlimited posts? It's a spammers' delight. At least limit them to, say, five posts a day for the first month of membership. Doubt it would harm real people, but would be a degree of inconvenience for spammers.

 

 

Its becoming a daily event

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Come On Scott , see the sense of this ,please .

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Well that should stop any new socks for a while as well then.

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2 hours ago, mad said:

Well that should stop any new socks for a while as well then.

added bonus :)

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On our club site, I use a few modules to help with spam. One of them is called Honeypot:

https://www.drupal.org/project/honeypot

It adds an extra field that is invisible to human users, but bots see it and can't resist filling out the field. User accounts with that field used are automatically rejected.

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36 minutes ago, Streetwise said:

On our club site, I use a few modules to help with spam. One of them is called Honeypot:

https://www.drupal.org/project/honeypot

It adds an extra field that is invisible to human users, but bots see it and can't resist filling out the field. User accounts with that field used are automatically rejected.

Hilarious!

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4 hours ago, Mid said:

added bonus :)

If it could just stop the name changing as well........it’s a PA and AC favourite. :wacko:

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Well that worked well!! :wacko:

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not :(

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On 7/31/2018 at 9:02 AM, Presuming Ed said:

Why on earth are new accounts allowed unlimited posts? It's a spammers' delight. At least limit them to, say, five posts a day for the first month of membership. Doubt it would harm real people, but would be a degree of inconvenience for spammers.

 

 

That would annoy heck out of me if I were a new member. We'd have lost Meli immediately, so...

Well, there are probably reasons it's bad. ;)

I'd like to see a technical fix like Streetwise suggested.

Another approach would be: at least 5 or 10 posts in any forum before you can create a new topic.

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30 minutes ago, mad said:

Too late!!

 

Is it like this all the time?

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1 hour ago, VOA said:

Is it like this all the time?

아니요, 때로는 방법을 찾았습니다. 평가 팀은 일반적으로 신속하게 그들을 퇴역시킵니다.

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6 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

아니요, 때로는 방법을 찾았습니다. 평가 팀은 일반적으로 신속하게 그들을 퇴역시킵니다.

You've got some spelling issues but I can work with that. A regular occurrence then?

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16 hours ago, dogballs Tom said:

That would annoy heck out of me if I were a new member. We'd have lost Meli immediately, so...

Well, there are probably reasons it's bad. ;)

I'd like to see a technical fix like Streetwise suggested.

Another approach would be: at least 5 or 10 posts in any forum before you can create a new topic.

Thankless child. What would you do without me to be nice to you. :D

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On 10/30/2018 at 8:20 PM, dogballs Tom said:

Another approach would be: at least 5 or 10 posts in any forum before you can create a new topic.

Over the years I proposed a number of possible solutions like that one which were ignored.

 

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On 10/30/2018 at 9:29 PM, Shortforbob said:

Thankless child. What would you do without me to be nice to you. :D

I'm not sure how I'd get by.

The potshot had a point, though. You would not have been happy with a 5 post limit for a month, less so toward the end of that month. Nor would I. 50k posts over 10 years works out to about 13 a day. I should probably reconsider some priorities.

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On 11/2/2018 at 10:10 PM, dogballs Tom said:

I'm not sure how I'd get by.

The potshot had a point, though. You would not have been happy with a 5 post limit for a month, less so toward the end of that month. Nor would I. 50k posts over 10 years works out to about 13 a day. I should probably reconsider some priorities.

You've got 13,000 more posts than me in five years less time...

Limiting creation of new threads until you got something like 3-5 post likes would eliminate 90+% of the trouble with both spammers AND repeat offender troll/socks.

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On 11/4/2018 at 12:01 AM, B.J. Porter said:

You've got 13,000 more posts than me in five years less time...

Limiting creation of new threads until you got something like 3-5 post likes would eliminate 90+% of the trouble with both spammers AND repeat offender troll/socks.

Guilty. My rate has slowed down since I no longer work almost exclusively on the internet, so maybe one day you'll catch me.

Your suggestion is the first good use I've heard of for the like/dislike thing. It's useful in normal forums but delightfully corrupted like most things here.

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26 minutes ago, dogballs Tom said:

Guilty. My rate has slowed down since I no longer work almost exclusively on the internet, so maybe one day you'll catch me.

Your suggestion is the first good use I've heard of for the like/dislike thing. It's useful in normal forums but delightfully corrupted like most things here.

 

I'm just checking the multi quote button and it doesn't work like I thought it would.

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1 hour ago, VOA said:
1 hour ago, dogballs Tom said:

It's useful in normal forums but delightfully corrupted like most things here.

 

I'm just checking the multi quote button and it doesn't work like I thought it would.

I don't know how it's supposed to work.

To get the result above, I started selecting text at the end of your post and selected backward and upward to the word "It's" in my post. After you do that, most times, a thing pops up that says "quote selection" and you click it.

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1 minute ago, dogballs Tom said:

I don't know how it's supposed to work.

To get the result above, I started selecting text at the end of your post and selected backward and upward to the word "It's" in my post. After you do that, most times, a thing pops up that says "quote selection" and you click it.

So don't use the quote button? Just copy backwards?

Weird board.

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Or copy forwards, whatever direction seems easiest to select.

If you just hit the quote button it will quote the whole post but nothing quoted within it.

I liked it better when we could edit the UBB code directly when it did weird things with a quote but apparently that's a dangerous capability to leave in the hands of geeks.

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On 11/4/2018 at 1:31 PM, B.J. Porter said:

You've got 13,000 more posts than me in five years less time...

Limiting creation of new threads until you got something like 3-5 post likes would eliminate 90+% of the trouble with both spammers AND repeat offender troll/socks.

What if your new and an idiot decides to stalk you?

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I have no idea who Debil is but I have to confess to having a good old fashioned belly laugh at those downvotes.

Fucking hilarious.

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On 11/13/2018 at 10:08 PM, random said:

I have no idea who Debil is but I have to confess to having a good old fashioned belly laugh at those downvotes.

Fucking hilarious.

Well then have another. If you want more just ask.

 

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