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    Need someone to run an election

    I'm fucking tired of being the only fucking person handling the spammers we're constantly getting. It's fucking bullshit, and I have better things to do with my fucking time. Someone solve it, or I'll just shut off registration.
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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    Hi Nadiar,

    I'm really sick right now so I won't be able to do it this weekend, but I'll try to do something about this as soon as I return to the land f the living.
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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    What do you mean, Nadiar? I've been nuking them whenever I see their posts.
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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    Is there any particular reason to leave registration open? I can't imagine we're much of a growing community.

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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    Quote Originally Posted by Schezar View Post
    What do you mean, Nadiar? I've been nuking them whenever I see their posts.
    How about the over 30 spammer registration reports that no one else touched?
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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    That's the problem - mods very rarely look at that (or even know they have access) and we just rely on the reporting system or spotting them our self.

    I didn't even know it existed for months when I started, and i don't check now because I just forget that there is a mod queue there (because it doesn't show elsewhere). If there was a way of setting up a notification system or an email I'd be happy to delete them - or else I'll try a couple of times a week to take a look.

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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    They show up in the reports section as a post from me, the same as any normal reported post.

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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    I thought that was an automated system. If so, why not have it delete the accounts outright?
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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    Count me as one of the people who had no idea why you were posting multiple IP registrants in the mod area. I assumed they'd automatically go to the Spam-O-Matic.

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    Nadir, can you confirm the only thing we can do with these exports is go into the mod panel manually and ban the spammer?

    I've done that for all the ones listed but felt like a long way round to tackle the issue, if I'm being stupid and missing an easier route please let me know. Fascinating how many aliases they create all at once.

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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    Why not just limit new registrants to two per day? Are we worried about new blood not being able to get in?

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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    It could be a concern if they were blocked from getting in because of spammers pushing us over the limit, yeah. I know, like we get new people that often, but you still have to run the place like it could happen.

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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    Addendum: I went to the mod panel to check if any more double regs needed to be deleted. When I was there, I remembered MI Redeux mentioning he used to be someone else, did some IP tracing, found out who he was. Then I decided to see his last post on his first identity, in that thread someone who has since left made a really negative comment about Graffe's so I decided to see what that person's last post was. That took me to the thread where I saw this post:

    http://www.graffe.com/forums/showthr...=1#post1029552

    Note the date on Ofia's post. Apparently we've been dying for quite some time.

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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    Damnit, now I miss Cam and Beli and Ringo and..
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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    Can I take it that this has been resolved without an election?
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    Re: Need someone to run an election

    Quote Originally Posted by Maledict View Post
    Nadir, can you confirm the only thing we can do with these exports is go into the mod panel manually and ban the spammer?

    I've done that for all the ones listed but felt like a long way round to tackle the issue, if I'm being stupid and missing an easier route please let me know. Fascinating how many aliases they create all at once.
    Yes, and the interface for doing it as an Admin is the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Voca View Post
    Can I take it that this has been resolved without an election?
    *shrug* I quit dealing with them. Stress levels are down. If spam goes up, people will either deal with it or not.
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