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    Is it time for a captcha for MMO champ!!

    Is it time for a captcha for MMO champ!!

    Iam so fucking sick of this spam that has been going on for fucking years!1

    If we need a captcha for posting then so be it! It will be a minor inconvience to never see that weird spam shit again!!!!

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    Because it’s easily defeated by a single person making new accounts, copy pasting their message, and doing the captcha.
    A minor inconvenience for you, is just as minor for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WskyDK View Post
    Because it’s easily defeated by a single person making new accounts, copy pasting their message, and doing the captcha.
    A minor inconvenience for you, is just as minor for them.
    Thing is the spam is such weird shit i doubt they would have the money to pay anyone to spam there shit!!

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    We already have CAPTCHA.. It kicks in for me 1-2 times per month..
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuxieDK View Post
    We already have CAPTCHA.. It kicks in for me 1-2 times per month..
    I think thats called the banhammer but thats for another thread!!! LOL

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    CAPTCHA only works for automated requests. These are actual people spamming this, sadly.

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    There needs to be stricter regulations on what new accounts can and cannot do. It's absurd that ONE account that is brand new can post several threads back to back to back on the same subsection at that.

    Why are we even allowed to post our own threads at all until like a day or more after an account is made? And why are there no limitations on the number of times a new account can post a new thread? This really is getting out of hand and it's a damn pain in the ass because every night I come here to read threads there's like 12 spam threads trying to sell viagra or cranes from dubai or some stupid shit. lol.

    example: The account "ggfdgfsgsd" made TODAY less than an hour ago has already posted NINE threads of a relatively same title on this forum entitled "
    !!!DiVoRCe!!!FaMIlY) LoVe PrObLem SoLUtIoN BaBa Ji+⑨①-9928979713 In FirozAbA" but the end is just slightly different each time.

    Account made an hour ago. NINE threads. WHY IS THIS POSSIBLE? Why are there not limitations? Even people with accounts 5 years old shouldn't be able to post more than one new thread of their own per hour, let alone an account 1 hour old.
    Last edited by Servasus; 2017-10-04 at 11:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madeupname666 View Post
    Is it time for a captcha for MMO champ!!

    Iam so fucking sick of this spam that has been going on for fucking years!1

    If we need a captcha for posting then so be it! It will be a minor inconvience to never see that weird spam shit again!!!!
    Is there a catcha for weeding out Nazi sympathisers? This website really needs one.

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    Short-term, they could just not allow threads with too many asterisks or numbers in the title to be created. I doubt that would disrupt the normal use of the forum.

    They could also check if other threads with a very similar name have been created recently. This would be done with a "uppercase" filter, since they seem to like writing like that Spongebob meme...

    At the very least, force them to write a unique name for every thread or wait a few minutes between each. That'd slow them down.
    Last edited by Soulwind; 2017-10-04 at 11:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulwind View Post
    Short-term, they could just not allow threads with too many asterisks or numbers in the title to be created. I doubt that would disrupt the normal use of the forum.

    They could also check if other threads with a very similar name have been created recently. This would be done with a "uppercase" filter, since they seem to like writing like that Spongebob meme...

    At the very least, force them to write a unique name for every thread or wait a few minutes between each. That'd slow them down.
    There are a plethora of things they could do. Why they haven't already and why this just keeps continuing every night now for the last 6+ months is beyond me. It's like they don't care and simply removing the threads instead of preventing them is enough for them. >_>

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    I agree more should be done. You should have posted this in the Suggestion/Feedback section, cause it will likely get closed or forgotten about here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    I agree more should be done. You should have posted this in the Suggestion/Feedback section, cause it will likely get closed or forgotten about here.
    Normally i would agree but clearly suggestion threads never get looked at cause if it did we wouldnt be having this conversation!

    WOW Gen is what gets mods attention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madeupname666 View Post
    Normally i would agree but clearly suggestion threads never get looked at cause if it did we wouldnt be having this conversation!

    WOW Gen is what gets mods attention!
    Incorrect, if anything Suggestions and Feedback gets more mods and replies from the team than posting a thread here would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madeupname666 View Post
    Normally i would agree but clearly suggestion threads never get looked at cause if it did we wouldnt be having this conversation!

    WOW Gen is what gets mods attention!
    Suggestion threads do get looked at just as frequently. Just because not all suggestions get implemented doesn't mean they're not looked at and taken into consideration. This thread should have indeed been posted in the S&F Forum.

    That being said, we're well aware of the spam issues and are actively trying to solve it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerph- View Post
    Suggestion threads do get looked at just as frequently. Just because not all suggestions get implemented doesn't mean they're not looked at and taken into consideration. This thread should have indeed been posted in the S&F Forum.

    That being said, we're well aware of the spam issues and are actively trying to solve it.
    Well i hope you can find a way to defeat this spam

    You can lock this thread if you like just know we are sick of this spam and please find a way to defeat it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    Incorrect, if anything Suggestions and Feedback gets more mods and replies from the team than posting a thread here would.
    I got a mod post in less than i would ever have gotten in a suggestion thread!!

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    I think best solution for new posters when they create the thread, it will be hidden from everyone else and modelator needs to approve the tread so it can be seen by others.
    This would apply for accaunts created on same day and at least 1 more week. (posts will be hidden too, to avoid spam in threads)

    If mod checks the player is legit, he/she will get full option with no restrictions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yunru View Post
    I think best solution for new posters when they create the thread, it will be hidden from everyone else and modelator needs to approve the tread so it can be seen by others.
    This would apply for accaunts created on same day and at least 1 more week. (posts will be hidden too, to avoid spam in threads)

    If mod checks the player is legit, he/she will get full option with no restrictions.
    This may sound inconvenient, but it's probably less work than deleting all these spam threads one by one.

    I'm not sure about posts, though. It'd be a kick in the nuts not to be able to participate in the forum at all without approval for the first week, and it could turn a lot of new people away from it.

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    I am sorry to be that guy but it'll be better for you to post this in the 'Suggestions and Feedback' subforum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulwind View Post
    This may sound inconvenient, but it's probably less work than deleting all these spam threads one by one.

    I'm not sure about posts, though. It'd be a kick in the nuts not to be able to participate in the forum at all without approval for the first week, and it could turn a lot of new people away from it.
    You dont need to wait 1 week. Only for modelator to check if you are legit player.
    The bots will see their posts and keep spaming, humans behind them thinking that modelators arent doing anything abauth them.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealth_banning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehco View Post
    I am sorry to be that guy but it'll be better for you to post this in the 'Suggestions and Feedback' subforum.
    This isnt my first rodeo and when i get a mod response in less than 40 mins tells me what i need to know and what i hope they will look at and make sure this shit wont happen again!!

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