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RyanMC
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Posting Changes Reply with quote

I have update the forum to not allow any bbcode ( bold, italics, images, links) from users with fewer than 10 posts. I am hoping this will keep the bots more in check, but still lets new users post questions as long as they don't try to do links or images.
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spearjr



Joined: 11 Nov 05
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Location: Southwestern Michigan

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Posting Changes Reply with quote

RyanMC wrote:
I have update the forum to not allow any bbcode ( bold, italics, images, links) from users with fewer than 10 posts. I am hoping this will keep the bots more in check, but still lets new users post questions as long as they don't try to do links or images.


Sounds like an excellent solution. Thanks Ryan!
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stargate



Joined: 09 Dec 04
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Location: North Attleboro, Ma USA

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ditto --- what spearjr said Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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freduk



Joined: 18 Jan 06
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Location: Bristol, UK

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

user Gaditus tells me by in-game message that he can't post at all as he has less than 10 games. So it looks like it's not just diabled BBcode (whatever that is!) but all postings by new players.
If you want to discuss with him, I'm happy to relay messages, or come and see us in Amun Re game 26973.
His text:
I can not post to the forum as I keep getting can't use bbcode as less than 10 posts. However I am not using bbcode - even tried disabling it. Can you make a post telling Ryan this is the case please. Presumably you have more than 10 posts Fred!
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RyanMC
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be fixed. Thanks for catching that.
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Bkruppa



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Location: Fremont, Ca, USA

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about not allowing posts unless you already have posted a minimum of ten posts? Razz
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stargate



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bkruppa wrote:
How about not allowing posts unless you already have posted a minimum of ten posts? Razz


how about not allowing bkruppa to post Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Bkruppa



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clever, clever my nemesis...we will meet again, oh yes, we will meet again Twisted Evil
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Gaditus



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thinking Ryan and yes it works now.
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Fangarr



Joined: 12 Jun 07
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:10 pm    Post subject: Another Option? Reply with quote

I run a phpbb forum for my online gaming guild and I implemented a fix that has squashed all bots to date. You may want to consider it - it is an approved mod and is detailed here:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=552845

Basically you put a code somewhere that user has to enter. Bots don't do it, but humans have no issue with it. The VIP code is clearly posted on the site and I also I added the following item to our FAQ:

What is my VIP code?
The VIP code required to register on our forums is XoX and it is case sensitive, so be sure to type the 3 letters exactly as you see them here on the registration form. This is an anti-spambot measure we were forced to take.

Just something to consider instead of the standard phpbb options.
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docaction



Joined: 21 May 06
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why was Fangarr allowed posting? He used a link and was his first post? Confused

I have nothing against you fangarr, but found this bizard. Shocked
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Legalu



Joined: 24 Feb 07
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="docaction"]Why was Fangarr allowed posting? He used a link and was his first post? Confused

I have nothing against you fangarr, but found this bizard. Shocked[/quote]

Oh my God! Good catch Messier Docaction. I think he's a bot pretending to be our friend. Nobody panic. Keep chatting with him while we prepare our counter-attack. Who's the commander in duty? We need to wake him up and prepare our defenses. Lets put more bricks in our firewalls...

Mr Fangarr, I don't know how you did it, but welcome to SBW. Smile
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stargate



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some thoughts --
Fangarr posted a reply not a new post --
(is the block for new posts only)

who is Fangarr --- does Fangarr have another user name on SBW ?

last --- welcome to SBW Fangarr I hope you can play with us Smile Smile
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Bkruppa



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is getting serious. Where is CSI SBW? I think the bots have now overtaken Stargate and made him friendly...what has the world come to? Shocked
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RyanMC
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The link he posted wasn't via bbcode. It was just a web address that turns into a link. The code I added isn't perfect, but so far it's stopped all bot posting. I haven't had to delete any posts since I added it in.
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