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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1050 on: September 10, 2009, 07:59:37 am
Hi Logan :)

We do not delete used profiles and such (even on request).
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1051 on: September 10, 2009, 09:09:32 am
uhm Are we being invaded by bots spamming the boards? or the usual trolls with nothing to do :P

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1052 on: September 10, 2009, 09:59:04 am
We have both email activation and those image thingies on signup enabled, so if it is bots they have gotten smart.
It is possible that this is just really sad people that earn some money with spamming.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1053 on: September 10, 2009, 04:21:11 pm
No, sadly enough, bots have just gotten that smart. They have gotten around standard SMF Captchas and email validation.
 
I suggest you ban their email address' domain, that should slow them down. Another option is to set the CAPTCHA to highest level possible.

If you want to get rid of them altogether, add an extra question to the registration form that is required and non-standard.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1054 on: September 10, 2009, 09:02:33 pm
By the way, The Protomen put out Act II just two days ago! I think all the songs can be found on youtube.

While the first act was something like raw and aggressive 8bit-Grunge, this one sounds a lot like 80s synthrock, and very polished at that.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1055 on: September 10, 2009, 09:28:40 pm
haha, didn't we once have a quiz that had to be finished before someone could register?  i bet that'd stop some bots

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1056 on: September 10, 2009, 09:32:48 pm
Ya, wasn't it based on the rules? Or was that on the temporary forums?

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1057 on: September 11, 2009, 02:11:09 am
I know I had to finish a quiz based on the rules of this forum at some point.

and atnas, thanks for posting that protomen thing, its phenomenal!

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1058 on: September 11, 2009, 04:05:54 pm
Hi ptoing.  So my old account just sits there then?  If that's how you do things round here that's fine by me.  Doesn't matter either way, least I get my current name.

By the way was I supposed to post hello in the intros topic I've only just noticed in the Things of Importance and Interest section?
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1059 on: September 13, 2009, 07:42:26 pm
Well, we keep the profiles for posterity so to say. If i delete it I think it will say Guest instead of Wolverine on all the posts which is not good. I could try and test this tho.
Also ideally you could have messaged an admin to change the name on your old account to Carnivac. But does not really matter either :)

If you want you can post in the Intro thread, but not strictly needed.
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