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#1 theacefes

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:20 AM

Due to a recent flood of spam, we have temporarily disabled guest posting until the problem can be dealt with efficiently. Apologies if this inconveniences anyone; if you would like to participate in any of the threads, take a few minutes and register.

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#2 Wanderer

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:55 AM

Hm, I'm having trouble posting comments from my own account.

ETA - Apparently putting the lie to my comment. I am still having trouble replying to my own post in the Wheels forum.

Edited by Wanderer, 01 October 2008 - 11:57 AM.


#3 Kaeloree

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 03:04 PM

Just in case you guys haven't seen it already, IPB has has released an update which will hopefully stem the tide of spam. Check it out here.

#4 theacefes

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 03:49 PM

Guest posting enabled again. Let's see how this works.
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#5 Icendoan

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:06 PM

SPAM! (I joke, I joke)

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#6 Guest_jastey*_*

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:12 AM

Those "confirm code" things are horrible. It took me 6 tries to post one guest post, although I thought I got it right.

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#7 Icendoan

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 06:43 AM

It is when someone finds a way to crack those confirmation codes, and we will get loads of spam bots again :)

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#8 theacefes

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:04 PM

Guest posting will be temporarily disabled for the remainder of today and possibly tomorrow in order to do some clean up throughout the forums.
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#9 devSin

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:07 PM

You're going to start charging for access, aren't you? Aren't you?!

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 03:16 PM

View Posttheacefes, on Jul 28 2010, 01:04 AM, said:

Guest posting will be temporarily disabled for the remainder of today and possibly tomorrow in order to do some clean up throughout the forums.
I wouldn't have anything to complain about even if it would be permanent... as the quest posts have the habit of being full of blah without substance... of course you can make an area that would be for the guests, but it might be just a lot of hassle blah without substance...
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 03:26 PM

View PostdevSin, on Jul 27 2010, 07:07 PM, said:

You're going to start charging for access, aren't you? Aren't you?!
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 03:38 PM

View PostJarno Mikkola, on Jul 27 2010, 07:16 PM, said:

View Posttheacefes, on Jul 28 2010, 01:04 AM, said:

Guest posting will be temporarily disabled for the remainder of today and possibly tomorrow in order to do some clean up throughout the forums.
I wouldn't have anything to complain about even if it would be permanent... as the quest posts have the habit of being full of blah without substance... of course you can make an area that would be for the guests, but it might be just a lot of hassle blah without substance...
The advantage of disabling guest posting is that it does cut down on the spam. The disadvantage, and it's a huge disadvantage, IMO, is that it will prevent a lot of visitors from posting legitimate questions about mods. Many people will not want to register for a forum account just so they can ask "What does this feature do?" or "When is the quest giver supposed to show up?"
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#13 the bigg

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:03 PM

Can't you set just some specific forums (or, ideally, threads) as restricted from guests?
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:43 PM

View Postberelinde, on Jul 28 2010, 01:38 AM, said:

Many people will not want to register for a forum account just so they can ask "What does this feature do?" or "When is the quest giver supposed to show up?"
How is it a bad thing :] ?
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:09 PM

View Postberelinde, on Jul 27 2010, 07:38 PM, said:

View PostJarno Mikkola, on Jul 27 2010, 07:16 PM, said:

View Posttheacefes, on Jul 28 2010, 01:04 AM, said:

Guest posting will be temporarily disabled for the remainder of today and possibly tomorrow in order to do some clean up throughout the forums.
I wouldn't have anything to complain about even if it would be permanent... as the quest posts have the habit of being full of blah without substance... of course you can make an area that would be for the guests, but it might be just a lot of hassle blah without substance...
The advantage of disabling guest posting is that it does cut down on the spam. The disadvantage, and it's a huge disadvantage, IMO, is that it will prevent a lot of visitors from posting legitimate questions about mods. Many people will not want to register for a forum account just so they can ask "What does this feature do?" or "When is the quest giver supposed to show up?"
If they have a meaningful question then they can take a few moments to sign up. Its not that hard. I've always been against guest posting.
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