I still remove some threads and ban some bots every now and then, but I simply cannot be arsed to clean up 15 accounts every single time I check the site anymore. Situation's been like this since forever and Curse mods do take care of it if people report. Let them, I figure. It isn't my fault the registration requirements are grossly outdated.
When I reported 2 spams few days ago, I had 2 PM created. Seems I can't destroy these PM, and I don't want 1k+ PM.
Just report 1. Because this site is older, we don't have the automated spam checks we have on the newer sites yet. If we get busy, its easy to forget to manually check the forums here, a report pings us and then we go look for other spam here. We just sometimes need that ping to tell us the bots are back.
the question is not IF, but when. you can check every 6 hours for bots starting at 6 a.m. CET. we demand a temporary not perfect fix which is definitly less time consuming than coming here every day and delete the spam. why dont you copy it from one of your other sites? i really don't care that the new website goes online in 2 years.
It is just Moza and me, then I got fed up and left the site for a while. I am back and I am informed that curse actually hired people for the sole purpose of deleting spam (thing that they're slacking in, if you ask me). The whole idea seems stupid, sounds like they should have got people to program a temporary fix, like you just suggested (and pretty much everyone else), instead of people to delete spam, seriously, a simple captcha could be implemented in the time it takes to delete 15 topics (the whole topic deletion + user banning system is ridiculous too, making it take a greater effort than it should too).
Either way, since there's someone actually getting paid (6 people, actually, apparently) to do the job, you can officially add me to the "just don't care" list. Sorry.
Haha, hiring people to fight the spam bots on their rights. That's hilarious :D
Back to the problem - some people suggested captcha, it would most likely not solve the problem as captcha solving services are common and quite cheap those days (for example http://deathbycaptcha.com/ ).
I'm sorry someone took your name, that's no reason to cry, though xD
Yeah, there are some bots that CAN execute JS code, though, the kind of bots we have are not really the smart kind (at least I assume so). I think a really simple captcha will be enough, even something as simple as "What's # + #?", activation by mail would also work and even new members can't post for the first 2 hours will too, as most bots just post a few times and leave between 1 hour-2hour period.
Problem also is that we're supposed to be "moved" to some super-advanced-god-like-new-curse-software, and we have been supposed to be moving ever since the site launched (I've been a mod too long, I guess) so curse refuses to do any changes to this software because of such thing, I guess.