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I will be stepping down from my position as an admin soon-ish, due to some internal differences. It was quite a blast :) Good luck for the future!

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Re: Stepping down from my position as an administrator

Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 11:46:06 am
I will be stepping down from my position as an admin soon-ish, due to some internal differences. It was quite a blast :) Good luck for the future!
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Re: Stepping down from my position as an administrator

Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 12:31:55 pm
Might have been the chicken nuggets ;p

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Re: Stepping down from my position as an administrator

Reply #3 on: July 24, 2018, 08:41:34 am
now that helm's helming the site, do you think we can get blanket bans for india and russia? This spam problem has exceeded its stay quite a bit.
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Re: Stepping down from my position as an administrator

Reply #4 on: July 24, 2018, 03:28:02 pm
now that helm's helming the site, do you think we can get blanket bans for india and russia? This spam problem has exceeded its stay quite a bit.
Pixelation has many Russian users, and spammers probably use VPNs anyway :/

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Re: Stepping down from my position as an administrator

Reply #5 on: July 24, 2018, 07:39:36 pm
now that helm's helming the site, do you think we can get blanket bans for india and russia? This spam problem has exceeded its stay quite a bit.
Pixelation has many Russian users, and spammers probably use VPNs anyway :/

also helm is not running the site

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Re: Stepping down from my position as an administrator

Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 07:19:24 am
now that helm's helming the site, do you think we can get blanket bans for india and russia? This spam problem has exceeded its stay quite a bit.
Pixelation has many Russian users, and spammers probably use VPNs anyway :/
I know the original post about it wasnít serious, but youíre right, blanket bans donít really stop spammers. Even if you were to ban all IPs from certain regions or all emails with certain extensions (like .ru), spammers will use proxies and emails that arenít blocked. This is why some forums moderate new usersí posts. Other than that, reporting posts of spammers is always helpful since we can mass ban and delete their posts.
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Re: Stepping down from my position as an administrator

Reply #7 on: July 30, 2018, 06:24:12 pm
Just want to personally thank Crow for the tremendous amount of work and dedication he's provided to Pixelation in the past.  Pixelation has been running smoothly in large part by Crows efforts.  Good luck with future endeavors

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Re: Stepping down from my position as an administrator

Reply #8 on: July 31, 2018, 11:37:56 am
Regarding spam: why don't you block posts where the title is an URL? A large chunk of the spam has a link for the title (and virtually no normal posts does that).

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Re: Stepping down from my position as an administrator

Reply #9 on: July 31, 2018, 03:23:05 pm
Regarding spam: why don't you block posts where the title is an URL? A large chunk of the spam has a link for the title (and virtually no normal posts does that).

Iím actually not sure this is possible without writing a custom extension for it, but if you know of one, it may help slightly. Unfortunately, spammers have gotten much better at dodging traditional methods for spam detection so that most built-in ways of dealing with it (at least, ones not requiring manual labor) donít help. The most common type is human users who post a single message that might be able to pass off as a regular post, except that they include links in their signature or profile field which are meant to be indexed by search engine bots to increase the ďcredibilityĒ of their site to the search engine, thus improving their search ranking.
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