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Spam problems

Post by SpottedShroom » August 8th, 2016, 1:19 pm

BW, are you still requiring people contact you directly to create an account? The spam volume's getting so big lately that it occasionally swamps my RSS reader. Given the low quantity of actual posts between games, I've been thinking of removing the feed, but I'd hate to do that.

Are there other things you could do to fight spam? Maybe CAPTCHAs to post for people with recent accounts, or deputize some of the regulars to help respond to it?

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Re: Spam problems

Post by blatherbeard » August 8th, 2016, 6:28 pm

^what he said.
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Re: Spam problems

Post by BasiliskWrangler » August 9th, 2016, 5:53 am

I am sorry, guys. I know it's bad. I'll look into some additional bot controls.

No, I stopped doing the "contact me directly" thing because it was overwhelming and legit requests were being deleted. I'll look into giving a couple people moderator authority to delete spam.

If you feel you need to remove the forums from your RSS feed, I can only say I understand. Other than the SPAM drops, things are quiet around here and will probably be that way for a while. You can always follow Basilisk on Twitter, Facebook, or our main page and then you won't miss when the next game is revealed.
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Re: Spam problems

Post by Kreador Freeaxe » August 9th, 2016, 7:12 pm

We do occasionally find things to chat about here, though. Like spam-bots. Maybe that should be your next game, Thomas. Attack of the Spam Bots. ;-)
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Re: Spam problems

Post by MyGameCompany » August 11th, 2016, 6:50 pm

@Kreador: As long as we get slay them mercilessly with a wide variety of weapons and destructive spells! :twisted:
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Re: Spam problems

Post by Painted Lady » August 12th, 2016, 8:34 am

I would be happy to volunteer for spam control duty if that would help.

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