I'm sorry but this response was priceless xD
Sorry Sixen :P
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Do you want to do it? Be my guest, you can mindlessly spend a portion of every fucking day repeating the same 5 clicks over and over. I'd gladly give the position up to you. We're not sleeping, we're all getting tired of fighting a pointless war. I check the site multiple times a day, and every single time I come over here there's at least 5 different accounts spamming over multiple boards. I just can't be fucking arsed spending time every single day.
Quite honestly, Moza, I think it is just you and me, and it has been for a while now... I don't see anyone else taking care of them, and quite frankly i already gave up. I'm sorry... But the situation has gotten out of control now. Really, you can keep deleting them yourself alone or you can just ignore them, let users report them, and let other actual real curse staff (the ones that get paid) take care of it and let THEM deal with it and when THEY get tired, maybe then they'll do something about it. That's the stance I've taken anyway...
Please guys, members of curse, do not take this as an offense on you or an action against you in anyway, I don't mean to annoy you but that's how shitty the situation is right now, I cannot apologise enough, in fact, I already have made a topic doing so...
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I banned all the bots and gave them individual ban messages:
Let me demonstrate
why we need CAPTCHA
As you can see
bots are running
on the site
and me and the
other mods are getting tired of it.
Us having to deal with this
is fucking unfair.
Either drop the site
or back us up.
But wait there's more!
Just in case
you still weren't convinced.
That should show up nicely in the log. Guess I found a way to make this fun!
Why would you do that?
That's incredibly long and a real hassle. That and the curse magnificent "software" would just make it show up one lined, I think.
I've mainly just been doing "FUCK YOU, CURSE, INSTALL THIS: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/index.html" :P
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Secondly, CAPTCHAs are ineffective, known to do little, but better then nothing.
Finally, if at possible, maybe the addition of more moderators? I do not know if that is possible, but many hands make for little work.
CAPTCHAs would be extremely efficient in this case. These bots aren't the kind of smart ones that break captchas anyway. At least it would filter many of them... But I'm in for email validation or not let users post in the first 24 hours, unless they validate inmediately.
Bots justs sign in, post in the first 5 minutes then leave. The most time I've seen a bot stay and post is 1 hour.
Adding more moderators assumes that Moza or me can add moderators :P Sixen seems to be gone, every other mod seems to not care, curse staff is nonexistent in this site. So yeah...
Either way that does not solve the problem. We'd still get spammed a whole lot and thrust me, those new moderators would too stop caring after a few weeks.
Well, sometimes having too much fun could get you in trouble ;o
Also, we have a PM feature. Not that this family matter isn't interesting but I'm just saying, if you need more privacy, there's that.
Carry on. I wanna see blood.
Yeah, um, what is this?
I am in need of someone that can help me on a personal project I started a while ago that will provide the community with something very awesome :D
I am planning of restarting my Diablo III Tilesets collections that I never finished a couple of years ago.
That task you're going to be doing is very simple. I am making maps for each of the tilesets I am making to help the distribution of the textures. Your job will be just adding the textures, creating a texture set, a new tileset to use that texture set and configurating stuff like the tileset lightning and such.
I would do this but there's something terribly wrong with my laptop and SCII Map editor does not run as fluid as I wished, so the process of doing this takes me about 2 hours per tileset. Thing that I have no doubt someone else would take not even half an hour.
You will be provided with the tileset name, the texture names and other settings like which cliff sets I want you to use, which lightning and so on... You will also be provided the actual real textures, that includes the diffuse maps, the normal maps and ui icons (Yes, you will also have to properly add them so you can use them in the UI, just like a regular tileset, you know ;o)
So, who wants to help me?
EDIT: If multiple people volunteer I will try to hurry up my texture making progress and send each a different tileset. ;o
Wait, what? Where did you get this from?
I thought he made Diablofans and then curse bought diablofans but contracted him to lead the site, then was offered to make SC2Mapster as part of the curse network but when he quitted from DFans his curse contract got terminated (obviously).
Also, Mesk, like we've said. There's nothing we can do except deleting their topics and banning them. If you try to register right now you'll see how ridiculous it is. A simple captcha would catch almost all of these bots. I seriously doubt they're using some sort of special super-bot that passes through captchas. But we can't change that anyway, curse has to.
And even if we said YES LETS GET MORE MODS 1. We can't assign them and 2. We have by far enough mods for a site that's as inactive as this.
really, I come here every night and before bedtime and I catch most of the topics mozared doesn't catch throughout the day. But when I go to bed I know the're some bots going in the period of 2AM-5AM before another mod comes...
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Yea that is an option, I know site moving has been discussed before too. The way I see it though, is if the spam is the worst thing we have to deal with, it's easier to just keep going until curse decides to pull support, or a better alternative shows up.
Spam is merely one of the things. The site has many issues, tiny ones, that could be easily fixed. Others that require far more attention. But I see the point, is it's just the spam, we're better off not moving, but there's things that would make the site improve that wouldn't get done anyway.
Either way, this topic was just to say sorry guys not to start a revolution :P But you know, we could start one ;o
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Without all the bots, I wouldn't be so popular in my PMs...
I see them the most come night time. Dunno if they're less active in morning, or mods are more active during day... or both.
I usually come here at night and catch at least 4-6 of them. I'd like to think that's the only time they post and that not many people notice them because they're at night, but yeah....
Also, moza's right, I don't think reporting does anything... I've never in my life received a single report from this site.
I do! They usually show up to post in our news to announce that they're going to shutdown some of our features for a while because they're fixing features for ANOTHER site :P
Hi guys, I'd like to have a moment of your attention and I'd like to personally tell you that, while the kitchen unit prices, special male body supplements and the miraculous substance to reduce weight in a blink are indeed all very cheap, there's only so much we can, as mods, actually do. This involves (1.) deleting the topic, in an incredibly inefficient way to do so, I have to add, and (2.) banning the user, which is pointless since the accounts are only created to post once or twice and never comeback.
I personally would like to take the time to apologise because, really, it embarrasses me that we get so many of these topics in a daily basis as it is something that it's ridiculously easy to fix but curse has absolutely failed to provide a solution for.
So yeah, I hope they don't bother anyone that much and… I guess there’s no need to comment on this topic, carry on!
Once again, I'm terribly sorry guys, good bye now!
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Only when someone reports it tbh :P
I don't think that works... At least it doesn't to me. I've never once received a single report. I usually just clean them up on sight...