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    Unhappy Spam out of this world!

    Still a frequent reader of this forum, mostly because of the awesome builds, but coming on less and less. I use "Quick Links" > Todays posts, but there are 10/15 spam threads for every actual thread. It's really getting out of hand lately. Same with the bots posting everywhere. You guys really need to look into a better/harder verification for new members asap, things like this can kill a forum.

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    Let me be the first to apologize. I have been lacking in moderating the forum, but have been spending time trying to rid this cancer to the best of my abilities, along with guys like pascal.

    We're trying our best and hope that you hang around for many more years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxer View Post
    Let me be the first to apologize. I have been lacking in moderating the forum, but have been spending time trying to rid this cancer to the best of my abilities, along with guys like pascal.

    We're trying our best and hope that you hang around for many more years.
    This is why we love you.

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    Maybe get a few more mods who have the time to clean this place up? It doesn't seem to be getting better.
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    We are trying.

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    So are you guys actually trying to solve it, or just let the mods delete the topics once in a while. This used to be a great forum, now it's reduced to a few builds, and the rest is spam or wheels/cars for sale. Even seen people stop updating their build threads due to the ridicolous amount of spam.

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    They need more mods or something, the spam is slowly killing this forum unfortunately but no one seems to care

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    Yup, this is def, getting out of hand now...
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    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Is there somewhere or somebody to apply to?

    I'd like to help out...

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    maybe this sort of thing costs money to get a different/better quality captcha? maybe that's the problem and money is hard to come by you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeBlue View Post
    Is there somewhere or somebody to apply to?

    I'd like to help out...
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCG View Post
    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Spam Bots are back in full force the last week or so.

    The verification system is either not working or not stopping the issue.

    Maybe it's time you guys make it a requirement to have a post count of 10 post in order to create a new thread.

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    I've just gone through and deleted 60 threads of spam, all posted since yesterday. I'm trying to get on daily to clear it and I've just come back to work so that will be happening [I'm on S/W all the time at work]. We have a few others who are really proactive in deleting threads too.

    Making a post count limit makes it a bit harder as they will just start spamming your threads directly. That means we'd have to open every thread to clear it or wait for someone to report every post of spam.

    What might work, is limiting new users to the intro section until they hit 5 posts. Most spammers don't reach 5 posts, maybe 1 in 4 do? A 5 post limit would help stop real people spamming the into threads too as 5 isn't too high. But post count minimums will all ways put some people off joining regardless.

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    So instead of sweeping clean the forum, we should be saying Hello to the newbies more often until they reach 5 posts on their threads?

    Seems reasonable
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCG View Post
    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazig.k View Post
    What might work, is limiting new users to the intro section until they hit 5 posts. Most spammers don't reach 5 posts, maybe 1 in 4 do? A 5 post limit would help stop real people spamming the into threads too as 5 isn't too high. But post count minimums will all ways put some people off joining regardless.
    also spam will be limited to the intro section

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    They can mingle with themselves, if they must they can start a random postwhore thread there [talk about spamming]. And yeah, limit the spam to the into section. Far easier to hunt it down and control it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazig.k View Post
    They can mingle with themselves, if they must they can start a random postwhore thread there [talk about spamming]. And yeah, limit the spam to the into section. Far easier to hunt it down and control it that way.
    i go thru quick links todays post, and most of the posts that have 0 anwers i can simply delete

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    ^^ What Pascal says.

    Limiting to the intro section gets my vote as well tho...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCG View Post
    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    why is it that sw has such a problem with spam bots? I haven't seen this on any other forum and I'm on loads

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    Maybe because when I go to delete threads I'm baffled by how many people have actually opened them!

    Who the hell clicks retarded thread titles??

    "particularly with a long"
    "Even with this more"
    "Although the league did not maintain official"
    "uniform and homogeneous expanse of grass"

    They are direct copypastas of today's deleted posts and if they've been up long enough they could have over 100 views each... and the view count usually builds up pretty quickly.

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    I like this one:

    "razor under his eye lid and stabbed his defense Attorny"




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    Quote Originally Posted by LCG View Post
    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazig.k View Post
    Maybe because when I go to delete threads I'm baffled by how many people have actually opened them!

    Who the hell clicks retarded thread titles??

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    I think the views are from bots too.

    We also have the so called smart bots and copy/paste bots.

    Look at user peter jones
    http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/member.php?u=120602

    Read through his posts, see a pattern?
    This may actually be a person posting instead of a bot.
    Last edited by zoo; 03-03-2016 at 10:31 AM.

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    Good news on the spam. It seems to have almost completely stopped and in the last few days I've only deleted 8 threads!
    Also looks like your first posts now have to be made in the intro section since that's where they seemed to be too. Fingers crossed

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCG View Post
    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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