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Total Posts: 368
Joined: Jan 2015
Posted: 2018-04-26 09:48
The phorum seems to be gradually invaded by more and more spam bots. They just jumped from the General to Trading, and pretty much render a board non-usable since their posts obscure most of the first page.

I'd hate to see such a great community get destroyed by some bots. But I suspect that if they continue, enough people will stop bothering avoiding the spam posts and the phorums will just die. Is there anything we can do. For my part, I check the board fairly regularly and am willing to do clean up if given the privilege to delete threads.

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Total Posts: 1119
Joined: Jun 2007
Posted: 2018-04-26 10:59
Dito. Would also help cleaning up/pushing to trash. I owe a lot to this community.

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Total Posts: 69
Joined: Dec 2007
Posted: 2018-04-26 11:10
Dito (I'll help cleaning if given the rights)


Total Posts: 250
Joined: May 2006
Posted: 2018-04-26 12:01
I guess any permissions would have to come from Ser Ilyn Payne.

Does anyone know if he can be easily contacted, e.g. using the mail in his profile? He seems to have been away from the reactor for some time. Radiation

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Total Posts: 3451
Joined: Jun 2004
Posted: 2018-04-26 13:58
Ser Ilyn Payne reacts to emails quite fast.
Unless, he is on the bottle yet again.
BTW, what about implementing captchas?

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Total Posts: 1064
Joined: Nov 2007
Posted: 2018-04-26 18:22
I second. Surprised by the invading "plastic bottle" pollution.. and wonder what the algo is from the other side... how have they found, landed, and decided to spam this forum? What is the rationale? Poly
pj captchas alas..

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Total Posts: 2864
Joined: Feb 2005
Posted: 2018-04-28 10:16
Captchas +1.
I would also help cleaning up the phorum.

Drop Ser Ilyn Payne a mail. If he doesn't answer I will try some older means next week.

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Total Posts: 309
Joined: Apr 2005
Posted: 2018-05-01 16:58
Capchas +1 would be ideal

or, if not, im also willing to help clean up

the old mechanism of down voting still requires us to open each post and down vote. The sheer volume is getting untenable.

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Total Posts: 103
Joined: Sep 2015
Posted: 2018-05-02 00:08
I am willing to lend a hand if the human method is judged best.

I am fully willing to do a captcha as well.


Total Posts: 103
Joined: Sep 2015
Posted: 2018-05-21 23:28
Please, let's fix this and maintain this message board.

I am willing to put in the coding work.
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