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Suspend new member registration to the MMORPG forums

abyss610abyss610 Member Posts: 1,131

anyone else getting the feeling they should suspend letting people make new accounts here? or change it to invite only by members that have been here 6 months or more? the spam botters are getting out of control, now they're digging up old threads from YEARS ago.

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  • Hammertime1Hammertime1 Member Posts: 619

    The spam bots are definitely on the rise, I've seen three today already, all spamming Aion gold sales. I hope these receive IP bans, for what its worth.

    The real answer to this is more Mods, they need to get some insomniacs for coverage in the wee am hours.

     

  • RaizeenRaizeen Member Posts: 622

    no

  • OldAgeJunkieOldAgeJunkie Member Posts: 207
    Originally posted by Raizeen


    no

    Yes.

    mmorpg's flop faster then mcdonalds cheese burgers these days.

  • RaizeenRaizeen Member Posts: 622
    Originally posted by OldAgeJunkie

    Originally posted by Raizeen


    no

    Yes.

     

    no

  • DameonkDameonk Member UncommonPosts: 1,914

    Something needs to be done, it's getting a little annoying.

    "There is as yet insufficient data for a meaningful answer."

  • abyss610abyss610 Member Posts: 1,131
    Originally posted by Raizeen

    Originally posted by OldAgeJunkie

    Originally posted by Raizeen


    no

    Yes.

     

    no



     

    no reason just no? we can't even read the forums anymore, i click a thread thinking its something new and o look it was made in 07 and last post was to buy aion gold today

  • OldAgeJunkieOldAgeJunkie Member Posts: 207
    Originally posted by abyss610

    Originally posted by Raizeen

    Originally posted by OldAgeJunkie

    Originally posted by Raizeen


    no

    Yes.

     

    no



     

    no reason just no? we can't even read the forums anymore, i click a thread thinking its something new and o look it was made in 07 and last post was to buy aion gold today

    I agree with you which is why I said they should suspend the creating account option for a while or make it only available through friends on here.

     

    to Raizeen. YES. Gtfo.

    mmorpg's flop faster then mcdonalds cheese burgers these days.

  • RaizeenRaizeen Member Posts: 622
    Originally posted by OldAgeJunkie

    Originally posted by abyss610

    Originally posted by Raizeen

    Originally posted by OldAgeJunkie

    Originally posted by Raizeen


    no

    Yes.

     

    no



     

    no reason just no? we can't even read the forums anymore, i click a thread thinking its something new and o look it was made in 07 and last post was to buy aion gold today

    I agree with you which is why I said they should suspend the creating account option for a while or make it only available through friends on here.

     

    to Raizeen. YES. Gtfo.

    [Mod Edit] people still come more then ever and if they did that they would lose ton of money you guys realy need to think before posting and if everyone is afraid to say what they think about the game without getting banned this forum would be boring as hell zzzz and no point in ever coming to it except for the 30 year old geeks talking about how a game will fail with 3 pages of text about the stocks and shares or some geek bullshit lol

  • abyss610abyss610 Member Posts: 1,131
    Originally posted by OldAgeJunkie

    Originally posted by abyss610

    Originally posted by Raizeen

    Originally posted by OldAgeJunkie

    Originally posted by Raizeen


    no

    Yes.

     

    no



     

    no reason just no? we can't even read the forums anymore, i click a thread thinking its something new and o look it was made in 07 and last post was to buy aion gold today

    I agree with you which is why I said they should suspend the creating account option for a while or make it only available through friends on here.

     

    to Raizeen. YES. Gtfo.

    o i know it was directed at raiz . it was bad enough when they spammed every new Aion thread/post but now its everything and anything. like i said its not even just the new ones they're digging up random threads about anything hell not even about Aion and spamming

     

  • abyss610abyss610 Member Posts: 1,131
    Originally posted by Raizeen

    Originally posted by OldAgeJunkie

    Originally posted by abyss610

    Originally posted by Raizeen

    Originally posted by OldAgeJunkie

    Originally posted by Raizeen


    no

    Yes.

     

    no



     

    no reason just no? we can't even read the forums anymore, i click a thread thinking its something new and o look it was made in 07 and last post was to buy aion gold today

    I agree with you which is why I said they should suspend the creating account option for a while or make it only available through friends on here.

     

    to Raizeen. YES. Gtfo.

    [Mod Edit] people still come more then ever and if they did that they would lose ton of money you guys realy need to think before posting and if everyone is afraid to say what they think about the game without getting banned this forum would be boring as hell zzzz and no point in ever coming to it except for the 30 year old geeks talking about how a game will fail with 3 pages of text about the stocks and shares or some geek bullshit lol



     

    and how long will people keep coming here when we can't even read the forums? and doesn't need to be permanant, just a month or 2. or atleast make the new ones wait to post 48 hours or something would atleast slow them, maybe enough for them to catch the bots.

    and how would they lose money exactly? people could still come here and read the forums. or make it so new ones can only post in a certain area till the staff learns if they're a bot or not.

  • ShadoedShadoed Member UncommonPosts: 1,459

    You can't suspend registration, that is unfair and will just create an elitist group on here that will just argue amongst themselves and push out any members they see as undesirable.

    What we do need is swift, active moderation which has been shown this morning with two members running riot on the Aion and Wacraft forums. "Wangfu" and "WOFAN" have been posting for a few hours now, the same advert over and over again, making a complete mess of some of the forums raising two year old posts and not one post has been removed yet despite reporting or e-mails! They are at well over 100 posts of the same advert and rising every couple of minutes :(

    It must be Thursday, i never could get the hang of Thursdays.

  • abyss610abyss610 Member Posts: 1,131
    Originally posted by jason_webb


    You can't suspend registration, that is unfair and will just create an elitist group on here that will just argue amongst themselves and push out any members they see as undesirable.
    What we do need is swift, active moderation which has been shown this morning with two members running riot on the Aion and Wacraft forums. "Wangfu" and "WOFAN" have been posting for a few hours now, the same advert over and over again, making a complete mess of some of the forums raising two year old posts and not one post has been removed yet despite reporting or e-mails! They are at well over 100 posts of the same advert and rising every couple of minutes :(



     

    it would be nice if they could get something going to scan for those sites when they try to post them and auto ban and delete. i mean when peons was huge in wow i had a Mod that would block and report key phrases.

  • DameonkDameonk Member UncommonPosts: 1,914
    Originally posted by Raizeen


    lol you people realy are dumb why would they do that? people still come more then ever and if they did that they would lose ton of money you guys realy need to think before posting and if everyone is afraid to say what they think about the game without getting banned this forum would be boring as hell...

     

    You do realize that the OP was directed at all of the gold / account selling spam going on in tons of threads currently, right?

    While I don't agree with suspending registration, the OP was not directed at legitimate posters.

     

    "There is as yet insufficient data for a meaningful answer."

  • TealaTeala Member RarePosts: 7,627

    So it seems no moderator is on duty right now, so your best choice is to report the violators and then use the option to block any post made by that person spamming the forums.   I know it doesn't help keep them from buring a thread, but at least it'll keep them from flooding your screen with their message.    Just have some patience and a moderator will take care of it.  

    One suggestion.   To some of you who are forum regulars who have been here for awhile and some who might even be new.   If you have any experience moderating forums - volunteer to be one here at MMORPG.com and help keep the forums clean of gold spammers.

  • arctarusarctarus Member UncommonPosts: 2,581
    Originally posted by Teala


    One suggestion.   To some of you how are forum regulars who have been here for awhile and some who might even be new.   If you have any experience moderating forums - volunteer to be one here at MMORPG.com and help keep the forums clean of gold spammers.



     

    This is a very good idea. Appoint us forums regulars to ban the gold spamming, and when the mod is back they can re-view that which is ban by us.

    Of course abusing of the rights will remove you from moderating forever...

     

     

    RIP Orc Choppa

  • IlvaldyrIlvaldyr Member CommonPosts: 2,142

    Suspending registrations would be a bit too extreme a reaction imo.

    It's a sunny summer saturday; the moderators are probably at the seaside, sipping sambuccas, sunbathing and slathering sunscreen on themselves. Just have a little patience and use the block function, even the banhammer needs a little R&R.

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  • arctarusarctarus Member UncommonPosts: 2,581

    Its getting out of hand, Wofan and Aiyaai....

     

     

     

    RIP Orc Choppa

  • DarkPonyDarkPony Member Posts: 5,566

    Yeah, they just destroyed the WOW board it seems.

  • weblinkz2002weblinkz2002 Member Posts: 112

    Hey DarkPony, I love your Sig.

     

    Anyways for spammers, there should be a cooldown timer between posts. Especially if the every post has the same content.

    ~Webby "This MMO needs more dead bird."
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  • DarkPonyDarkPony Member Posts: 5,566
    Originally posted by weblinkz2002


    Hey DarkPony, I love your Sig.
     
    Anyways for spammers, there should be a cooldown timer between posts. Especially if the every post has the same content.

     

    Thank you!

    *neighs*

    p.s. a cooldown is a great idea to negate the damage somewhat. What we also need is a Rapid Reaction Force of mods. Sometimes reports take a little long to be adressed.

  • abbabaabbaba Member Posts: 1,143

    What they need to do is put a post limit per hour/day on new accounts/ip addresses. Lots of other forums do this, it's effective.

  • KatillaKatilla Member UncommonPosts: 814
    Originally posted by DarkPony


    Yeah, they just destroyed the WOW board it seems.

     

    maybe the WoW forums could use the better forum posts, seeing as the spam is better then what is posted there half the time anyways...

  • DarkPonyDarkPony Member Posts: 5,566
    Originally posted by Katilla

    Originally posted by DarkPony


    Yeah, they just destroyed the WOW board it seems.

     

    maybe the WoW forums could use the better forum posts, seeing as the spam is better then what is posted there half the time anyways...

    I figured someone would post a reply like that. Either I'm a psychic or what you posted was predictable.

  • SonikFlashSonikFlash Member UncommonPosts: 561
    Originally posted by abbaba


    What they need to do is put a post limit per hour/day on new accounts/ip addresses. Lots of other forums do this, it's effective.

     

    I like the thought but I don't think it's practical. 

    Best method? More moderators or just to keep on top of things.


  • Vagrant_ZeroVagrant_Zero Member Posts: 1,190

    MMORPG.com should take the registered email addys from all these spambots and sign them up to the most degenerate gay porn on the internet. That'll send those Chinese scurrying like rats.

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