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New Spam-Prevention Initiative

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Now that we're in the off-season, I'm going to institute a new method of spam prevention that will affect everyone that currently has an active membership here.

Fret not, however, as it's nothing that will permanently affect your account.

All current members and new sign-ups will be placed in a new Member Group called "Spam Check". This group will NOT have the ability to start any new threads until they reply in a thread once. Since the spambots that have plagued this forum for the bulk of the past year or so only start new threads, they will be restricted from that functionality.

For all current and new, legit members, all you have to do is reply in any thread once, and you will be able to start new topics if you would like to do so. Every week the "Spam Check" group will get purged, so if you do sign up, make sure to reply in a topic quickly (heck, even use this one) or your account may get deleted by routine housecleaning.

Of course, there may be more "advanced" spambots to get around this restriction, but this safeguard should eliminate the vast majority from clogging up these forums.

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That's correct. In order to prevent already-registered spam accounts from working and also to keep the registration process (all 'Validating' accounts move to a specific group, regardless of the name) working.

Just you replying in this thread promoted your membership account back to where it originally was. It should just be a minor inconvenience.

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lmao, I'm just kidding you guys, I'm not a robot. So once I do this once, how often do I have to post again in a reply?

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NOTE: This change will NOT affect Community Supporter or Moderator accounts. This change only occurs to members that had standard "Members" accounts.

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Ahh, It makes sense now...

For a second it sounded like we would stay in that spam checkgroup and would effectively have a 1 post per week minimum :lol:

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That's correct. In order to prevent already-registered spam accounts from working and also to keep the registration process (all 'Validating' accounts move to a specific group, regardless of the name) working.

Just you replying in this thread promoted your membership account back to where it originally was. It should just be a minor inconvenience.

MINOR INCONVENIENCE!! Having to type a reply before starting a new thread just made me late for work!!

Wait..I'm off today. Never mind.

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hey, does this thread count? :)

BTW: if you need a script for image verification (I mean the usual: type the letters on the image) and

the spambots that plague LGW are not overly sophisticated - I'd have a script for ya. would need slight

makeover to dump challenge strings to SQL rather than physicall files, but that's 5 minutes of work

Edited by akustyk

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lmao, I'm just kidding you guys, I'm not a robot. So once I do this once, how often do I have to post again in a reply?

Just by posting your reply here you "promoted" your account from the automatic "Spam Check" group to the standard "Members" group that you were in previously.

hey, does this thread count? :)

See below \/

...For all current and new, legit members, all you have to do is reply in any thread once, and you will be able to start new topics if you would like to do so. Every week the "Spam Check" group will get purged, so if you do sign up, make sure to reply in a topic quickly (heck, even use this one) or your account may get deleted by routine housecleaning...

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Check me of the list!!

this is kinda cool cuz i do get tired of looking at male enlargement pills and loans and stuff lilke that

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Every week the "Spam Check" group will get purged, so if you do sign up, make sure to reply in a topic quickly (heck, even use this one) or your account may get deleted by routine housecleaning.

I generally don't post unless I have something decent to say, but you asked for it.

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Great idea, those threads where a nuisance, especially when people (albeit rarely) replied in them....

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NOTE: This change will NOT affect Community Supporter or Moderator accounts. This change only occurs to members that had standard "Members" accounts.

That is all I needed to know Matt.... I am not on the site all the time and was trying to figure out something.. Maybe you should set a Coon Trap ;)

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