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Old 04-27-2012, 04:09 PM
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Default A Potential Solution to Endless Spam

Hey dudes,

As you guys have probably noticed the TouchArcade forums have been overrun by spam lately. This is the unfortunate side effect of how fortunate we've been with the growth of the site and the forums. This forum is busy enough with enough users and a high enough Google rank that it's highly advantageous for spammers to just go nuts.

I've recruited a bunch of TA regulars who have either been around forever, have a high post count, spend a ton of time on the forums, or a mixture of the three. These people now have access to a forum plugin that allows them to nuke spammers as soon as they notice pooping threads all over the place.

I think things will be a lot better now, as this will substantially increase our spam deletion bandwidth, and now we've got people all over North America, Asia, and Europe keeping an eye on things so we shouldn't have any more of those annoying nights where all the mods go to bed and we get hammered with 500 new spam threads.

So, let's see how things go.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:24 PM
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I got recruited as Spam Police so I'll definitely do my best to keep the forums clean from spam Much more enjoyable to read forums when General game discussion is not filled with ManU match links...
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:25 PM
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I have to confess. I'm now itching to see some spam so I can hit that button. LOL.

Yes, good move. Those spam storms were getting pretty obnoxious.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:26 PM
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I have to confess. I'm now itching to see some spam so I can hit that button. LOL.

Yes, good move. Those spam storms were getting pretty obnoxious.
Same for me. I want to see spam so I can test my powers lol
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:38 PM
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I have to confess. I'm now itching to see some spam so I can hit that button. LOL.

Yes, good move. Those spam storms were getting pretty obnoxious.
haha me too. I feel now that I have the privilege I see less of it
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:25 PM
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Thanks for the banhammer. I have seen plenty of spam here in the past and have wished I could do something about it, now I finally can.

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:52 PM
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I have to confess. I'm now itching to see some spam so I can hit that button. LOL.

Yes, good move. Those spam storms were getting pretty obnoxious.
Same here, lol.

Anyone else refreshing TA more often than usual?

Last edited by Der-Kleine; 04-27-2012 at 06:00 PM..
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:26 PM
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:59 PM
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The war has begins! Go get em boys
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:44 PM
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All in favor of changing 'Spam Police' to 'Spam Po-Po' say ay. Ay!


In all seriousness, I'll try my best to crack down on those annoying spammers.
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