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Re: Updated forum software. Musing about future of forum...

#41 Post by chijohnaok » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:45 pm

wulfir wrote:
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As I mentioned in reply to one of the spam posts, I’d be willing to serve as a moderator if Kading or someone with permissions can hook me up.
Cool, thanks.

I've seen forums left untended overrun by spambots, I think it might be needed, and you are probably the most balanced person here.
Thanks for the endorsement.
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#42 Post by Dinosaur » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:20 pm

Looks like we have some bots or other "not really members" posting on the board now :(

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#43 Post by chijohnaok » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:26 pm

Indeed it does.

I have PM’d Kading twice about it and volunteered to be added as a moderator to clean up and deal with this sort of stuff go-forward.
No response from him yet.
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#44 Post by Mac » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:40 pm

Everyone who has joined the board since the update is a bot. Thankfully they haven't all seemed to activated otherwise we would be fucked. Not sure how KAding checks the forum, but we are in need of a mod or too.
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Re: Updated forum software. Musing about future of forum...

#45 Post by Anthropoid » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:37 pm

Two.

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#46 Post by nero » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:43 am

Mac wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:40 pm
Everyone who has joined the board since the update is a bot. Thankfully they haven't all seemed to activated otherwise we would be fucked. Not sure how KAding checks the forum, but we are in need of a mod or too.
We need means to weed out the russian bots. Otherwise they indoctrinate everyone to vote for Trump in November. :twisted:
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#47 Post by NATO » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:12 pm

chijohnaok wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:26 pm
I have PM’d Kading twice about it and volunteered to be added as a moderator to clean up and deal with this sort of stuff go-forward.
No response from him yet.
I find it strange u have no response after 2 PMs.
After a longish absence, he very recently made the effort to update the forum software and start this thread abt the 'future'.....
Now with bots registering, U PMing him abt this prblm, no response? I have to imagine he glances at this forum once a week? Its his server carrying the load. Strange.
(i thought captcha photos prevented bot registration?)
2 days and no bot posts, maybe KAding has addressed the prblm...

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#48 Post by chijohnaok » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:33 pm

NATO wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:12 pm
chijohnaok wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:26 pm
I have PM’d Kading twice about it and volunteered to be added as a moderator to clean up and deal with this sort of stuff go-forward.
No response from him yet.
I find it strange u have no response after 2 PMs.
After a longish absence, he very recently made the effort to update the forum software and start this thread abt the 'future'.....
Now with bots registering, U PMing him abt this prblm, no response? I have to imagine he glances at this forum once a week? Its his server carrying the load. Strange.
(i thought captcha photos prevented bot registration?)
2 days and no bot posts, maybe KAding has addressed the prblm...
No PMs from him.

I had an email address for him and just sent him an email.

I will post if I hear anything from him.
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#49 Post by chijohnaok » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:23 am

Kading replied to my email and has given me Admin/Moderator powers.

The offending "Fake Passport" threads have been edited and/or deleted and the offenders have been deleted (at least that is what I think I did...need to test out my new powers some more. :twisted: )
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Re: Updated forum software. Musing about future of forum...

#50 Post by wulfir » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:04 am

Thank you for stepping up, Chijohn. I figure dealing with the bots will be a chore but you're the one who can also handle power. :D

Hopefully Anthropoid can be kept at bay now. He seems eager to step up too but that guy should not be given any responsability.

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