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Ban guest access

Postby Lancer » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:40 am

When someone's hitting the site as blatantly as they are now, I think it's about time guest access posting (not viewing so everyone can still see how good the forum is) was banned. Sure you could argue that spammers are going to make fake accounts anyway, but the kind of thing that's happening at the moment looks like a bot has stumbled across the forum... the bogus posts don't even read like they are aware of the audience. Can we have one of those "type the characters you see here into the box for verification" features?

When the entire list of "Last forum posts" is swamped out by spam, it justifies a change.
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RE: Ban guest access

Postby ollie » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:25 am

Unfortunately, I agree with Lancer - it just makes you think twice about trying to help people. It takes too long to go through and work out which posts are valid - you just say **** it! and click "Mark All Posts Read".
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RE: Ban guest access

Postby M-Saunders » Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:16 am

Yeah. The banlist is growing too big now, and in a lot of cases, it's clear that the spam is coming from '0wned' boxes -- so we don't want to block genuine users. An 'enter code' or similar system looks like the best solution -- it's on my TODO list :-)

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RE: Ban guest access

Postby Nobber » Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:25 am

Excellent.

Now, who wants some Viagra?
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RE: Ban guest access

Postby Rhakios » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:34 pm

For some reason I read the title of this thread as "Ban gas excess" at first - and having had to put up with a flatulent co-worker, I couldn't agree more :lol:
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RE: Ban guest access

Postby nelz » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:39 pm

Have you noticed how everyone blames it on someone else? ;-)
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RE: Ban guest access

Postby Erin » Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:11 pm

Did you know flatulance (excuse spelling) is the lack of ability to expel intestinal gas and actually can cause severe stomach cramps and discomfort? Who needs Viagra when we have old LXF covers and gaffer tape!

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RE: Ban guest access

Postby guy » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:44 pm

This is why geeks have a low hit rate with their gender of choice:

Viagra and flatulence are not good working partners. :shock:
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Re: nelz the spammer

Postby Rhakios » Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:36 pm

nelz wrote:Have you noticed how everyone blames it on someone else? ;-)


Are you implying that you are responsible for all the spam nelz?

Erin wrote:Did you know flatulance (excuse spelling) is the lack of ability to expel intestinal gas


Okay then, he just farts a lot!

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Re: nelz the spammer

Postby nelz » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:11 pm

Rhakios wrote:
nelz wrote:Have you noticed how everyone blames it on someone else? ;-)


Are you implying that you are responsible for all the spam nelz?

I wasn't referring to the spam, but then you knew that, didn't you? :)
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Re: nelz the spammer

Postby Rhakios » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:21 pm

nelz wrote:I wasn't referring to the spam, but then you knew that, didn't you? :)


<insert innocent smiley> Why, whatever do you mean nelz?

In any event, the co-worker in question after letting loose a trump of doom laughs uproariously and yells "Corrr! Cop a load of that one!" So, I don't think there's too much doubt as to who is responsible, I'm surprised you can't hear it in Warrington. :shock: :(
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RE: Re: nelz the spammer

Postby nelz » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:03 pm

It sounds like it may have been enough to affect your weather down there. I knew that a part of the Midlands was having serious problems with the wind, but hadn't realised it was quite so localised.
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Re: RE: Ban guest access

Postby nordle » Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:54 pm

guy wrote:This is why geeks have a low hit rate with their gender of choice:

Viagra and flatulence are not good working partners. :shock:


Bosh a blue pill, and you can fart all night long!
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Re: RE: Re: nelz the spammer

Postby Rhakios » Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:01 pm

nelz wrote:It sounds like it may have been enough to affect your weather down there. I knew that a part of the Midlands was having serious problems with the wind, but hadn't realised it was quite so localised.


He's going to that side of Birmingham on Monday, so stand by for more bad news. :D
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