Page 1 of 2

A call for Moderators

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:29 pm
by David
Hi all,

As you may have noticed, the spam-bots have found this forum. I make sure to kill spam threads and ban the bots as soon as I become aware of them, but I'm only one man. So I'm looking for a few volunteers (forumers in good standing) to help keep things clean while I'm working/sleeping/playing games.

If you're interested, please send me a PM.

David

Re: A call for Moderators

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:40 pm
by David
Thanks to charles and Vile who have offered to take on the burden of helping me keep this forum clean. Let's hope they never need to exercise their new responsibilities!

Re: A call for Moderators

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:50 pm
by Vile
Glad to be of whatever small janitorial service I may. :D

Re: A call for Moderators

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:03 pm
by charles
*Banhammers Vile* :P :lol:

Strewth, this is the third webcomic forum I've become a mod on... Well... One of them is out of commission now, but Flipside is still going strong.

Re: A call for Moderators

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:54 am
by Vile
Yes! My first "kill"! Eat electron death, dodgy Cyrillic spambot! :twisted:

Re: A call for Moderators

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:57 am
by David
Vile wrote:Yes! My first "kill"! Eat electron death, dodgy Cyrillic spambot! :twisted:
Woah, beat me to it, nice work!

Re: A call for Moderators

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:15 pm
by charles
:( I've been going to bed at 1am most night and checking for spam at 7:30am along with my workplace tasks and not catching them. Looking at the logs, it seems David is getting up around 6 or 7am and killing 'em. Not surprising since NSW is an hour ahead of Qld.

Never-the-less, grats on your first spammer pelt Vile. I hope I pick mine up soon (Alright, I hope the forum simply doesn't get spammed but in the case it does, I hope I can appear useful.

Re: A call for Moderators

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:26 pm
by Vile
By the way, I don't remember because it's been a while since I registered, but are there any anti-spammer measures in place there? You know, visual recognition codes, questions like, "are you a spambot", that sort of thing. There's also the last resort option of requiring all forum registrations to be personally approved, but that might be even more work than just permabanning spammers when they appear.

Also, I saw someone complain that they had to register to read the forums, is that true? If so I'd advise switching off that feature, nothing seems to annoy people more than not being able to look at threads in a forum. Conversely, seeing what's there encourages more people to register.

Re: A call for Moderators

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:02 pm
by Lokekar Kra
You have to bee logged in to view the forums. That much I do know.

Re: A call for Moderators

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:41 am
by David
Actually I fixed that a few weeks ago. People should now be able to read the forum without logging in.

There is also a simple image recognition test to catch spambots. I tried switching to a more aggressive version but people started complaining that they couldn't register at all so I reverted to the normal system.