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  1. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    27 Aug '17 05:35
    When an obvious scam spam site posts (see General Forum - Cheap flights), it would be helpful if subscribers in good standing could simply "RED BUTTON" it. That would temporarily block the entry until a moderator could check it out. Anyone who maliciously or recklessly hits that RED BUTTON (abuses it), then they would no longer be in good standing. This is just to protect our members and this site, itself.
  2. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    27 Aug '17 06:08
    One additional suggestion that might be better: Don't allow a non-sub to start a forum thread until a minimum number of moves has been made, or even, possibly, a minimum of a few games.
  3. Forum Moderator
    27 Aug '17 10:12
    Originally posted by @coquette
    When an obvious scam spam site posts (see General Forum - Cheap flights), it would be helpful if subscribers in good standing could simply "RED BUTTON" it. That would temporarily block the entry until a moderator could check it out. Anyone who maliciously or recklessly hits that RED BUTTON (abuses it), then they would no longer be in good standing. This is just to protect our members and this site, itself.
    Subscribers can alert the thread and when a Moderator comes online they can remove it - as i have done this morning. On the mod log 2 users alerted the post (you weren't one of them).

    Couple of practical issues with your suggestion - which could be overcome

    1. "subscribers in good standing" - define good standing. If some people are suggested then i can guarantee that someone would disagree with that.

    2. Being unable to create a thread - we have in the past had genuine threads created by non-moving users in forums such as the help forum - your current suggestion would close this avenue for them.

    Maybe a message on the forums saying be wary of clicking on links? Personally if i see a link i wouldnt click on it if it had nothing to do with chess at all.
  4. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    27 Aug '17 17:29
    Originally posted by @forum-moderator
    Subscribers can alert the thread and when a Moderator comes online they can remove it - as i have done this morning. On the mod log 2 users alerted the post (you weren't one of them).

    Couple of practical issues with your suggestion - which could be overcome

    1. "subscribers in good standing" - define good standing. If some people are suggeste ...[text shortened]... ks? Personally if i see a link i wouldnt click on it if it had nothing to do with chess at all.
    Fair enough. Just thinking out loud. Trying to be helpful.
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    28 Aug '17 00:30
    Are we at least using a captcha for new account signups?
  6. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    16 Oct '17 15:37
    Originally posted by @bigdoggproblem
    Are we at least using a captcha for new account signups?
    Probably not, given the occurence of those postings in the GF
  7. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    04 Nov '17 18:13
    Originally posted by @bigdoggproblem
    Are we at least using a captcha for new account signups?
    They should be introduced for sure.
    Plus I renew the suggestion to give posting rights only after two logins...
    New members should be made aware that they can contact greeters.
  8. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    04 Nov '17 19:27
    Originally posted by @ponderable
    They should be introduced for sure.
    Plus I renew the suggestion to give posting rights only after two logins...
    New members should be made aware that they can contact greeters.
    Non subs should only be allowed to post in the help forums
    Get rid of spam and most trolls instantly.
  9. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    24 Nov '17 11:24
    We should see a lot less of this now.

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  10. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    24 Nov '17 11:25
    Originally posted by @bigdoggproblem
    Are we at least using a captcha for new account signups?
    Without discussing this in detail publicly, for obvious reasons, captcha should not be necessary now, and I will make tweaks going forward to catch any new trends in spammy posts.
  11. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    24 Nov '17 11:33
    Originally posted by @russ
    Without discussing this in detail publicly, for obvious reasons, captcha should not be necessary now, and I will make tweaks going forward to catch any new trends in spammy posts.
    good News!
  12. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    26 Nov '17 02:48
    Excellent! Thanks.
  13. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    27 Nov '17 00:19
    Definitely seems to have worked.
  14. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    27 Nov '17 09:56
    Originally posted by @kewpie
    Definitely seems to have worked.
    I've had one feedback message from "gibsdocs" - "i am not a spammer please". Very convincing, as the message subject was trying to sell citizenship papers.
  15. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    08 Dec '17 19:27
    So far, so good. The problem seems to have been solved until the invasive techniques evolve again.