Can you put together a new member email that has all of these instructions and maybe a step by step explanation for what you want from all new users? This way Newbies can prove themselves quickly without having to stubble through the instructions listed all over the forums.
Just a suggestion.
Thanks for reading this.
Capellini wrote:We are having server issues, and as many of you noticed, one of the results is that we're getting creamed by spam bots. As a result, I am advocating the immediate deletion of ANY new account with a link. This won't get all of them, but a lot, and it will make it easier on CQ and I to not have to look at each link.
This means if you're a new member and not a spammer, but you put a link in your profile, you will be deleted!!!!! And since all new members are expected to read the important material in this area first, I have no sympathy for you if that happens.
Once you've been here for a while, and have made a few posts (say 10ish), you'll be safe and you can add a link to your profile. But when I go into the administrative panel and see an account with no posts and a link, it's toast.
You would think they would do something like that. But no they haven't done it yet. there are other ideas floating around in the forms right now that could help them.
Because they would rather fight spam bots in hand-to-hand combat rather than finding better ways to stop them.
Because on the 7th( I think) of this month I could not get back on this website to check up on stuff from about noon my time 8 p.m. and when I finally was able to get back on the birthday list had gone from about 15 people to about 50 people. Also, on the 5th the birthday list was at 68 people with only 21 being ( most likely )actual people. I say this because I don't think somebody would be stupid enough just to put four random letters and three numbers as their name like this(Dhok873) and others that look awfully the same. One final thing in order to actually know that it's a spambot you'll see the example name that I put up there and the other ones from the spambot all have the same age. The last page that I can remember that was on 5th was 46 years old. You had one other real person that had signed up to the forum that was 46 years old. The rest of them were spambots. Because I do not think that real people would slam their fists on the keyboard and only accept the first four letters that appeared and the first three numbers that appeared and put them together like the "name"up above.
I mean they got rid of an actual person who did this stupid spam--->
effective August 31, 2013 at 1:00am Eastern Standard time I will stop logging on to this forum from work.
I want to read this stuff at my house.
Than get rid of "Dhok873" if you know what I mean. If you want to find out who wrote this you can still click on any page that is left up there with his name but you will not
be able to click on his name.
There has to be another way to get rid of spam and not actual people
What you have said is a good idea, what others have said( that is still floating around on this forum) that combats the issue of spam are most likely good ideas. [I mean at nationstates another forum I go to you have to put forward a link to your own "nation" in order to talk on any of the different Forum Pages. Nationstate's Own or another Group's (within nationstates) Forum.] I know we can't do that here, but there has to be something we can do
I mean there has to be an even better way of implementing Cap's own idea.
But to finish this off all I can say is maybe you should PM this to the administrators and the moderators that still come here on a semi day-to-day basis to see if maybe one of them may know how to implement that. BUT I still doubt it will happen.***this is not an ad hominem this is a critique of how a certain issue is handled. Because hayson337 posted the above quote and I just made a response.Also, I have experienced what was reported in Cap's post about server issues. Also, I am still sorry for the previous Ad hom to WoE, but I think spam needs to be eradicated from any site, but not real people doing stupid spam (comments). (if any of you must know what I'm talking about here just look at my previous posts)
Let talk about this Like gentlemen. I am just a little tiffed about one recent thing.
but as always...
May the pasta be with you.