Spam report

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A general thread to report spam that Tank missed…

http://forums.armagetronad.net/viewtopi ... 898#204898
http://forums.armagetronad.net/viewtopic.php?t=19017

This too? http://forums.armagetronad.net/viewtopi ... ht=#199974

A google search for the second and third thread author shows that he goes to forums and asks really basic general questions, in which he usually includes his forums link.

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Sometimes it's really hard to tell. Susanspy has been left because there's nothing in her post that really constitutes spam. PW shall be deleted.
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Tank Program wrote:...there's nothing in her post that really constitutes spam.
I agree, somewhat. I guess it depends on how you define spam.

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It is difficult to tell sometimes. The first posts looks to me like a place-holder, which the author will later edit and add a link to.

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Potentially, but until it happens...
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I was searching for an old topic and I stumbled upon this…
dlh wrote:It is difficult to tell sometimes. The first posts looks to me like a place-holder, which the author will later edit and add a link to.
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And now it's spam.
And now it's spam.

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Is there a way to generate a list of users with <n posts? I was on another board the other say and the admin simply deleted all the users with one or two posts. That might not work here since we have a couple people who actually post one useful thing then disappear.

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sinewav wrote:Is there a way to generate a list of users with <n posts? I was on another board the other say and the admin simply deleted all the users with one or two posts.
I think this would be a bad idea here. Some people have registered here for the sole purpose of using their forum authentication when they play.

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sinewav wrote:Is there a way to generate a list of users with <n posts? I was on another board the other say and the admin simply deleted all the users with one or two posts. That might not work here since we have a couple people who actually post one useful thing then disappear.
That would remove 6,273 of 7,643 users registered here.
Kinda Slow wrote:I think this would be a bad idea here. Some people have registered here for the sole purpose of using their forum authentication when they play.
This was my first thought as well. I think it would be a terrible idea.

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Post by sinewav »

Yeah, I'm stupid. I completely forgot about authentication. Though it would be really cool is 6,000 more people were using those GiDs instead of every player here having 5+ smurf accounts.

I don't think spam is real problem yet. This forum sees quite a lot of activity and we catch a lot, thus dlh's post. I think this is more like dlh pointing out "oh hey, I called it!" which is pretty cool. amirite? :)

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