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Old 01-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #51
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unless we find a way to block signups we're fighting a losing battle. most of em are signing up when a mod isn't logged on, and you can never tell for sure which ones to ban. not to mention to perma ban someone you need to give them 5 infractions which is a much bigger pain in the ass than if we had the option to 1 click ban an account
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:05 PM   #52
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unless we find a way to block signups we're fighting a losing battle. most of em are signing up when a mod isn't logged on, and you can never tell for sure which ones to ban. not to mention to perma ban someone you need to give them 5 infractions which is a much bigger pain in the ass than if we had the option to 1 click ban an account
Honestly, it doesn't matter if your logged in or not (though maybe the fact that I was logged in for the better part of the day most of the time helped deter them a little bit).

Can you use the grey mod page? If you can, it's easy enough to pick out the spammers. They have nonsensical names, their birthdays (year) will be in the 80's and the date will always be around the time they are signing up, and you can check their IPs. http://cqcounter.com/whois/ (you can check IPs from their posts as well, if you are not sure...it's on the bottom left).

I'm not sure what you are able to do right now though, mod wise. I can imagine that just being able to give out infractions is frustrating.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:08 PM   #53
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Honestly, it doesn't matter if your logged in or not (though maybe the fact that I was logged in for the better part of the day most of the time helped deter them a little bit).

Can you use the grey mod page? If you can, it's easy enough to pick out the spammers. They have nonsensical names, their birthdays (year) will be in the 80's and the date will always be around the time they are signing up, and you can check their IPs. http://cqcounter.com/whois/ (you can check IPs from their posts as well, if you are not sure...it's on the bottom left).

I'm not sure what you are able to do right now though, mod wise. I can imagine that just being able to give out infractions is frustrating.
ya the only thing i can do is give infractions. i don't have anything else as far as i know
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ya the only thing i can do is give infractions. i don't have anything else as far as i know
If you are able to access the mod page (and maybe don't know it), you can check at the bottom of the forum (any page). On the bottom right there is a list of options (contact us, privacy statement, top of the page, etc.)...one of them should (or could) say mod. If it does, click on that and use your regular screenname and PW to log in. That's the grey mod page that you should be able to one click ban people.

If you don't have it, I hope you get it soon. I don't have the time to keep up with this anymore, but I hope you guys are able to take care of it.

If any of you do have it, don't hesitate to play around with it. I was even creating and banning accounts just to get the jist of it. And I may not be on all that often anymore, but I'm more than happy to help with any questions. The only thing I don't know about is the admin panel.
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Add to friends/message Etc. I have the ability to infract users, but that's pretty much it at the moment. Hoping to have the ability to use other moderator controls soon, i'd like to be able to delete posts/move threads Etc.
so in other words , your about as useful as tits on a bull .....
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:27 PM   #56
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so in other words , your about as useful as tits on a bull .....
Your not suggesting this place goin to the toilet are you
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so in other words , your about as useful as tits on a bull .....
Or tits on a fish.
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Did someone say "tits"?

Where's Matt when you need him?
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I think tit's on anything is a good idea, to be quite honest. Also, @MOP:

I have banned at the very least 250 people since becoming a moderator, I just leave the cleanup (pooperscooping) to the top mods

When they do get by (normally when i'm sleeping), the other mod's get them in the morning. It's working pretty well, just hoping to get some post deleting powers so I can help clean up as well. I do have to admit, these bot's are ridiculous
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