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Re: New users and mod approval

Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:13 am

Been awhile since I've checked in, hello!
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Re: New users and mod approval

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:08 am

Look who took a break from bothering sheep! :D

Hope all is well in your corner of the world. We mentioned you the other day, talking about the unfired miniboy ;P
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Re: New users and mod approval

Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:09 pm

We've moved more heavily into dairy now, more cushion for...yeah.

Haha forgot about miniboy. The last few years I've been doing a lot with electronics and I'm now even less certain we could build anything to put inside it for tracking. I still wanna shoot it for the hell of it though!
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Re: New users and mod approval

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:13 am

MrCrowley wrote:We've moved more heavily into dairy now


No point in doing it gingerly ;)

The last few years I've been doing a lot with electronics and I'm now even less certain we could build anything to put inside it for tracking.


Now that I too have access to large expanses of wilderness, I see some experiments of the sort in the future, perhaps with a larger caliber that would make electronic tracking feasible.
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Re: New users and mod approval

Unread postAuthor: Qjay » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:50 am

PCGUY wrote:Members with under 5 posts are indeed reviewed before posts go live... typically not much of a delay, but it is mainly jrrdw modding/approving on a regular basis. <snipped text> jrrdw has been a blessing for staying as active as he has.

That explains a whole lot!

I'll have to see if I can send a thank you not to whomever is doing the approvals. :)
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Re: New users and mod approval

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:54 am

Qjay wrote:
PCGUY wrote:Members with under 5 posts are indeed reviewed before posts go live... typically not much of a delay, but it is mainly jrrdw modding/approving on a regular basis. <snipped text> jrrdw has been a blessing for staying as active as he has.

That explains a whole lot!

I'll have to see if I can send a thank you not to whomever is doing the approvals. :)


Your welcome.
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Re: New users and mod approval

Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:23 pm

PCGUY wrote:Some forum upgrades will fend off more automated attacks, but not much stops a human being paid to purposely try to get content stuck up here.

I had that problem when I (not that long ago) took over the main administration of a wargaming forum.

For a long time, the forum had several spammers an hour signing up, which meant that genuine members tended to get lost in the admin approval bin. The backlog was about 10,700 accounts when I took over, because the existing admins were burned out. I took several hours to go through and throw out fake accounts (firstly by identifying IP ranges that had made hundreds of signup attempts, then by comparing the remaining IPs/emails with databases of known spammers); in the end, I validated only 29.

Fortunately the nature of that forum made it a lot easier to filter out fake accounts. I changed the "are you a up some trivia questions about the wargame - questions almost any genuine member can easily answer, but which can stop human spammers dead in their tracks.

Not sure the same thing would really apply on Spudfiles though.
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Re: New users and mod approval

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:30 pm

Like 'what's another name for a potato ?' :shock:

By any chance is the wargame forum actually related to War Gaming ?
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Re: New users and mod approval

Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:52 pm

farcticox1 wrote:Like 'what's another name for a potato ?'

Not sure that one would work. :P

For the forum involved, we can expect members to be arriving with enough knowledge to answer basic background questions about the game (although there is a backup "Please e-mail here if you're completely stuck" option), but for spudguns, people are unlikely to arrive with much prior knowledge at all.

By any chance is the wargame forum actually related to War Gaming ?

Tabletop wargaming, specifically one of the more niche Games Workshop games.
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