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DemolitionSquid
07-13-2009, 09:12 PM
Ok, so in the last 3 hours there's been 3 new users posting porn. We need suggestions to stop the madness.

AJ
07-13-2009, 09:45 PM
I ask you, who doesn't enjoy a good boob here or there.
I say it spices the place up a tad.

Gradius
07-13-2009, 09:47 PM
I ask you, who doesn't enjoy a good boob here or there.
I say it spices the place up a tad.
Some people are never happy. Can't please everyone, ya know? :/

Wankey
07-13-2009, 10:38 PM
lol. It always happens to a server once it becomes popular.

Maybe a more intelligent captcha? Like what is the last letter of Jim Rayno_?

n00bonicPlague
07-13-2009, 11:09 PM
I must say......the chain-tongue was intriguing.

screw_ball69
07-13-2009, 11:52 PM
I must say......the chain-tongue was intriguing.

Ya...interesting.

I've seen some really goofy captchas so one wouldn't want it to be a hassle to sign up.

Pandonetho
07-14-2009, 12:48 AM
I ask you, who doesn't enjoy a good boob here or there.

I ask you, who DOES enjoy guy on guy action?
I say it creeps the place up a tad.

screw_ball69
07-14-2009, 12:50 AM
I ask you, who DOES enjoy guy on guy action?
I say it creeps the place up a tad.

I can think of a few fangirls of various kinds that would disagree with you there.

Edit: Speak of the devil, another one has cropped up.

DemolitionSquid
07-14-2009, 05:22 AM
Edit: Speak of the devil, another one has cropped up.

Make that 2.

Or 3.

Gritten
07-14-2009, 07:19 AM
lol - I like AJ's post ;)

However I have been testing a couple of different CAPTCHA solution over the past few days which will hopefully help out.

spychi
07-14-2009, 07:28 AM
just add a tab where you need to type SCL before you can post, we did it on scarea.pl and it worked (you need to type SCA before you can post comments)

AJ
07-14-2009, 02:38 PM
The system has been tweaked and there should be a large decrease in the amount of spam being posted.

Zabimaru
07-14-2009, 03:29 PM
Yay! :)

Gritten
07-14-2009, 03:36 PM
As bad as it was...it always brought a little highlight to my day while surfing the forums lol

Pandonetho
07-14-2009, 03:40 PM
I lol'd everytime I saw a new thread with that long string of characters that I don't know which language it came from.

Gritten
07-14-2009, 03:56 PM
You all realize most sites charge for that content!

To think we offered it for free! Alongside all the starcraft news you can shake a stick at (no pun intended) and everyone just complains. Geeesh.

You wanted more features to bring in new people didn't you all? :P

Gradius
07-14-2009, 04:14 PM
You wanted more features to bring in new people didn't you all? :P
StarCraft fans, not perverts & homos. :P

DemolitionSquid
07-14-2009, 04:17 PM
StarCraft fans, not perverts & homos. :P

Perverts, yes. Homos, only some.

AJ
07-14-2009, 05:13 PM
you know, the two aren't mutually exclusive, gradius..

Blazur
07-14-2009, 05:28 PM
you know, the two aren't mutually exclusive, gradius..

Mmm...nekked Nova.

Gritten
07-14-2009, 05:32 PM
StarCraft fans, not perverts & homos. :P

Hits are hits ;)

Aldrius
07-16-2009, 10:59 AM
StarCraft fans, not perverts & homos. :P

Discrimination!!! :P

Ghost_828
07-16-2009, 03:26 PM
Amusing.

Zigurd
07-16-2009, 04:29 PM
Why hellooooooooo there !

http://www.celebs101.com/gallery/Anetta_Keys/9803/anetta_keys_photo_3.jpg

Freespace
07-16-2009, 06:46 PM
I didn't know Zigurd was a spam bot. *charges weapon...

DemolitionSquid
07-16-2009, 06:51 PM
That's not spam.

Its fanservice.

screw_ball69
07-16-2009, 08:37 PM
That's not spam.

Its fanservice.

both are deadly in the wrong hands.

DemolitionSquid
07-16-2009, 09:00 PM
both are deadly in the wrong hands.

I always like a little fanservice in my hands. Supple, voluptuous fanservice.

screw_ball69
07-16-2009, 10:05 PM
I always like a little fanservice in my hands. Supple, voluptuous fanservice.

I'm going to have to agree with you on that one.

Blazur
07-16-2009, 11:06 PM
Why hellooooooooo there !

Wow, that picture get's two facebook thumbs up, a snap, and a smack on the booty.

Pandonetho
07-17-2009, 01:07 AM
Unfortunately, her sexyness is spoiled by the fact that she is a porn star and gets defiled by many men probably on a daily basis. Sluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut.

RainbowToeSocks
07-23-2009, 12:28 AM
awesome new thread on home page LOL

Norfindel
07-28-2009, 12:16 PM
What? I didn't seen any porn spam. Why the hell didn't you sticky them? :p

Gifted
07-28-2009, 01:35 PM
I want to say something witty, but the admins have me beat.

On a serious note, I advise akismet as an option to help out against this spam. From what I understand this website is joomla and I would advise taking a glance at http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-&-security/site-access/2576/details

It might give you a direction to prevent this and other spam from seeping through the cracks. It worked fantastic on my SMF site and provided no limitation to the regular userbase.

Gradius
07-28-2009, 02:12 PM
On a serious note, I advise akismet as an option to help out against this spam. From what I understand this website is joomla and I would advise taking a glance at http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-&-security/site-access/2576/details

It might give you a direction to prevent this and other spam from seeping through the cracks. It worked fantastic on my SMF site and provided no limitation to the regular userbase.
We already switched registration to VB instead of Joomla. These "new" prawn bots registered before we did that. All you can do now is report the posts so that we can ban the bots.

Gifted
07-28-2009, 02:27 PM
Simple enough: vbulletin version: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=118421 All the information can be found there.

Gradius
07-28-2009, 03:09 PM
Simple enough: vbulletin version: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=118421 All the information can be found there.
Like I said, these bots registered before we switched it. There are currently no newly-registered bots posting. So the solution is to report posts & the problem will eventually go away.

Gifted
07-28-2009, 04:03 PM
ok, no problem :) Just trying to help out ^_^

Norfindel
07-28-2009, 05:46 PM
Unfortunately, her sexyness is spoiled by the fact that she is a porn star and gets defiled by many men probably on a daily basis. Sluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut.
So, the women get spoiled by being porn stars... What do you think about male pornstars? Does their reputation get spoiled?

DemolitionSquid
07-28-2009, 06:21 PM
Double standards are doubled.

Pandonetho
07-28-2009, 06:31 PM
So, the women get spoiled by being porn stars... What do you think about male pornstars? Does their reputation get spoiled?

Uh... I guess?
I don't look at male pornstars and say they're sexy... I don't think about them at all actually.

spychi
07-29-2009, 02:50 AM
http://jamiedubs.com/fuckflickr/data/web/srsly-you-guys.png

n00bonicPlague
07-29-2009, 05:24 AM
Put a report button beside the title on the board, that way we can report without looking.

Sure, pr()n is nice, but not when about half of it is gay/obese/geezer/fropubes pr()n

We know what titles to expect, so it would work just fine.

Zabimaru
07-29-2009, 06:29 AM
Put a report button beside the title on the board, that way we can report without looking.

Sure, pr()n is nice, but not when about half of it is gay/obese/geezer/fropubes pr()n

We know what titles to expect, so it would work just fine.

We do need to be able to report from without the thread- just don't make it too easy to click. ;)

Norfindel
07-29-2009, 07:48 AM
Double standards are doubled.
Exactly!


Uh... I guess?
I don't look at male pornstars and say they're sexy... I don't think about them at all actually.
Yeah, that's why i was asking about their reputation. I don't expect most men to think about male pornstar sexyness.
Obviously, in some way, it's affected, as they won't (hopefully) be choosen as, say, governors of some state, but think about this two phrases:
1- She fucks with several men a day.
2- He fucks several women a day.

Probably, the two won't cause the same reaction, but it's actually the same. Yep, our society is that twisted. Even more, phrase 2 cannot be accomplished without phrase 1 been true.

EvilGenius
07-30-2009, 01:01 AM
I like the report buttom idea - i tend to visit the forums after i get off work (late at night) I usually end up seeing several prawns in the recent posts when i check the site -.-

LordofAscension
07-30-2009, 03:02 AM
I finally nailed an IP - here's to hoping that helps the problem.

~LoA

DemolitionSquid
07-30-2009, 10:15 AM
Out of curiosity, which mod has been getting my awesome spam reports? I think the one where I quoted Moby Dick was hilarious.

LordofAscension
07-30-2009, 10:41 AM
Out of curiosity, which mod has been getting my awesome spam reports? I think the one where I quoted Moby Dick was hilarious.

We all do.

~LoA

Gritten
07-30-2009, 11:26 AM
Out of curiosity, which mod has been getting my awesome spam reports? I think the one where I quoted Moby Dick was hilarious.

It totally makes my day. Three of my favourite things

1) Surfing SCL
2) Viewing a little pr0n
3) DS's witty humour

Makes my day :D

DemolitionSquid
07-30-2009, 11:29 AM
Its true, I'm awesome.

But you know what's not awesome?

Pr0n I can't read.

RainbowToeSocks
07-30-2009, 11:44 AM
Its true, I'm awesome.

But you know what's not awesome?

Pr0n I can't read.

yes cause we all get it for the articles :p

AJ
07-30-2009, 01:40 PM
you don't?

Gradius
07-30-2009, 02:25 PM
I've just purged like 400 accounts from SC:L. I hope this solves the problem.

Pandonetho
07-30-2009, 02:29 PM
I've just purged like 400 accounts from SC:L. I hope this solves the problem.

Let's just hope there weren't 1000 of em.

Zabimaru
07-30-2009, 02:52 PM
Gradius has been flying his carrier fleet again. :p

RainbowToeSocks
07-30-2009, 04:11 PM
you don't?

Nah I read the ads

screw_ball69
07-30-2009, 06:36 PM
Out of curiosity, which mod has been getting my awesome spam reports? I think the one where I quoted Moby Dick was hilarious.

I kinda wanna read these reports myself lol.

Zabimaru
07-31-2009, 02:30 AM
I kinda wanna read these reports myself lol.

Same. :p

AJ
07-31-2009, 04:32 PM
ok. <3.
report spam if you see it.

topic closedzor.