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Post by LikeableRodent » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:24 pm

As odd as it may sound, the bots have actually gotten me visiting here more often. It's mainly to check for new spam and clean it up, but I suppose any reason is a good reason.

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Post by mexican ninja » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:15 am

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Post by Soma » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:18 am

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Post by lgolem » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:10 am

I suggest making some more moderators (obviously people who wouldn't abuse there powers) so that there will be more of them and when they get on the forums to post in passing when they see a bot they can delete them.

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Post by Ho » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:29 am

Well, the goal is to prevent the bots from annoying us in the first place. Cleanup is all well and good, but it's a manual process that would be no more fun for new mods than it is for the existing ones. I'm more interested in a solution as opposed to a band-aid.
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Post by Dyme » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:59 pm

Aaron from AIJ has it to where u have to approve an account being registered or something of that sort. not a bad idea.
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Post by Ho » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:33 pm

We can do that. But again, that's manual intervention. Someone has to approve the accounts. As I stated before, we'd just like to be able to prevent (most) bot registrations by making it harder for them to register while still welcoming real new users.
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Post by Potter » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:59 pm

geez guys just make them answeer a question like "what does ddr stand for"
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Post by danc1005 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:46 pm

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Post by Ho » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:45 pm

Potter wrote:geez guys just make them answeer a question like "what does ddr stand for"
Double Data Rate...


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Post by Pheonixguy » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:21 pm

Jeff Jeff Revolution wrote:
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Dyme wrote:could always disable registering. not like any1 else is gonna register.
Gee...thanks for the vote of confidence.
It's not a terrible idea...I only signed up over the summer because I found my old IndyDDR shirt from DAT ONE. If not, I wouldn't have known.

Still, leave it open for now. Might be good to see some people playing that don't know about the site and invite them.
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Post by Fluffyumpkins » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:45 pm

Ho wrote:
Potter wrote:geez guys just make them answeer a question like "what does ddr stand for"
Double Data Rate...


...duh!
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Post by lgolem » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:11 pm

Potter wrote:geez guys just make them answeer a question like "what does ddr stand for"
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Post by chocobojoe » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:03 pm

Ho wrote:
Potter wrote:geez guys just make them answeer a question like "what does ddr stand for"
Double Data Rate...


...duh!
RAM is pretty awesome.

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Post by Dyme » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:17 pm

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