Title: [IMPORTANT] Change in Member Status
Description: READ THIS NOW!!
redbaronii - January 28, 2007 03:01 PM (GMT)
To all members of this forum,
As you may have noticed, there are quite a number of spambots these days. In an attempt to stop them, we have decided to change the settings of the board so that all new users cannot start a new topic until he/she replys in another existing topic. After making their first reply (getting 1 post count), they will be automatically promoted to a normal account.
Existing members are also affected by this change so everyone needs to follow the same instructions (make a reply to another topic first). You may reply to this topic in order to get that 1 post count.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
a-hole w/ 9000atk - January 29, 2007 12:47 AM (GMT)
I don't blame ya' one bit. Just remember the dillhole I brought to your attention just a little while ago.........with the 20-some-odd links to porn.....>_< If those had been YGO hentai links, I'd have tracked him down & killed him in a violent bloodbath. :angryfoof: :penguin_8: :mad:
WalkingContradiction - January 29, 2007 05:54 AM (GMT)
Death to Spambots =P
trapper - January 30, 2007 12:10 AM (GMT)
vitordramon - January 30, 2007 03:06 AM (GMT)
Kikr - January 31, 2007 12:59 AM (GMT)
name - January 31, 2007 08:06 AM (GMT)
okies thanks for the notice
Heartless - January 31, 2007 02:50 PM (GMT)
Kinda defeats the point of the introduction area.
Shogun - January 31, 2007 04:28 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Heartless @ Jan 31 2007, 08:50 AM)|
| Kinda defeats the point of the introduction area. |
Not really. The new members can reply in another topic first before starting an intro topic.
maxdarksol - February 1, 2007 01:34 PM (GMT)
wadever,i just wanna get back to the game.
Yonda´me - February 4, 2007 04:51 PM (GMT)
Don't spam bots usually spam inactive sites?
madness_hero - February 5, 2007 08:25 AM (GMT)
anthony001 - February 5, 2007 04:29 PM (GMT)
hey does anyone know what happened to the chat box
a-hole w/ 9000atk - February 6, 2007 07:38 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (anthony001 @ Feb 5 2007, 11:29 AM)|
| hey does anyone know what happened to the chat box |
It was taken out for the same reason: SPAMBOTS. :penguin_9:
anthony001 - February 7, 2007 03:55 AM (GMT)
i heard that they had an alternative chatbox or something like that in the future is that really true?
im beginning to wander though bcoz its been too long since i read that post
Shogun - February 8, 2007 02:59 PM (GMT)
Baron and Ion never said anything about the chatbox coming back. Nothing's absolute but don't get your hopes up.
CalloftheHauntedMaster - February 9, 2007 04:05 AM (GMT)
Phenom - February 10, 2007 12:31 AM (GMT)
_Sinister_ - March 13, 2007 11:16 PM (GMT)
Keep up the Good Work. Thanks.
djp952 - April 4, 2007 03:35 AM (GMT)
I'm not a bot! Really! :)
Digital Jedi - April 20, 2007 02:37 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (djp952 @ Apr 3 2007, 10:35 PM)|
I'm not a bot! Really! :)
Are you sure? I always felt you were a little too computer savy to be human. :D
MystikX - April 30, 2007 11:39 PM (GMT)
Truth be told, I don't think this change has helped much, considering that there have been quite a few spambots in the past week.
redbaronii - May 2, 2007 12:48 PM (GMT)
It stops about 70% of the bots. However, there's absolutely NO WAY to stop ALL the bots unless I do human validation (which is stupid and unnecessary to me)
If you recall how many of them there are BEFORE, at least only average 2 bots/week infiltrate instead of 2 bots/day...
Shinobi Phoenix - May 2, 2007 02:28 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (MystikX @ Apr 30 2007, 07:39 PM)|
| Truth be told, I don't think this change has helped much, considering that there have been quite a few spambots in the past week. |
Not to mention, the change sort of proves it's a human spammer anyway. Can't stop those the way you can stop a bot.
Yami_Scott - December 13, 2007 04:09 AM (GMT)
At least you are trying to keep spammers and/or spambots off the site.