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Suggestions on how to improve the forums

posted by ryannumber1gamer on - last edited - Viewed by 28.7K users

I made this thread so people can discuss how the fourms can be improved so i'll start off.

I think the classics part of the thread should be back in the main menu of the fourms with all the rest of the forums topics because since they are in the classics hardly anyone ever replys anymore to them.

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  • If TTG decides to move those into The Classics, it won't be because of the spam. And they do get hit with spam every once in a while, just not as often.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: If TTG decides to move those into The Classics, it won't be because of the spam. And they do get hit with spam every once in a while, just not as often.

    If nothing happens with new Lucasarts president and TTG then they proboly will be be put in classics.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: If TTG decides to move those into The Classics, it won't be because of the spam. And they do get hit with spam every once in a while, just not as often.

    By the way Guru, Was this the worst spam attack yet?

  • It's really hard to judge, especially during attacks when more than one mod is on to deal with it, but I'd say not really. The last couple weeks, there's been several bots going, spamming about streaming multiple NFL games. This week, it really only seemed to be the one game they were spamming. I actually expected an attack today, and it was a lot more mild than I anticipated.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: It's really hard to judge, especially during attacks when more than one mod is on to deal with it, but I'd say not really. The last couple weeks, there's been several bots going, spamming about streaming multiple NFL games. This week, it really only seemed to be the one game they were spamming. I actually expected an attack today, and it was a lot more mild than I anticipated.

    There was a big one for WWE Night Of Champions! Like I need there help to find a WWE stream.

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    Users are more alert, and we're stopping spambots earlier than some months before. In July there was an incident where a single bot spammed 12 threads before it was caught and I recall one spamming 18 some months earlier; that didn't happen these days. The threat potential might be the same, but it feels better because our reaction time increased. The earlier they are killed, the less threads individual bots excrete on our discussion board.

    I'm sure by now every mod has completely internalized the spambot kill routine (click e-mail link - assess if other mod has already reacted - mark spam message - click checkboxes to delete all messages by that user and all other users with the same ip address - validate eternal ban for these users - execute). As you can see, I have ceased giving an explicit reason for the deletion. I think it's rather obvious, at least when I moved the threads into the Official Secret Spam Forum (TM), Mike's farewell gift to the moderators.

  • What's really too bad about the whole thing is that with this volume of spam threads, all of the mods have given up on giving fun reasons for deletion, like "spamerrific", "spamalamadingdong", "stomping on capitalism", and "canned spiced ham". I know I haven't been bothering with that sort of thing with as many spambots as I usually ban in a day.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: What's really too bad about the whole thing is that with this volume of spam threads, all of the mods have given up on giving fun reasons for deletion, like "spamerrific", "spamalamadingdong", "stomping on capitalism", and "canned spiced ham". I know I haven't been bothering with that sort of thing with as many spambots as I usually ban in a day.

    I feel the same about reporting reasons.

  • I noticed. The only time I ever had a problem with it was when you posted a Youtube link, so as long as Gmail was still grouping reported posts into that conversation, it had an embedded Youtube video at the bottom of the screen.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: I noticed. The only time I ever had a problem with it was when you posted a Youtube link, so as long as Gmail was still grouping reported posts into that conversation, it had an embedded Youtube video at the bottom of the screen.

    Yh I'm sorry about that I wont put any links in report anymore.

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