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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 3 days ago #1107213

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Suggestion Title:
Prevention of newly/recently registered Users to post links on the Forums.

How would it benefit the server:
Alright, so, there hasn't been a day when at least 10 random people advertised something on the Forums. My idea was to make it mandatory for Users to do/have one of the following things done/acquired:

► Connect their Steam accounts to the Forums
► Have at least 5-10 posts
► Have bought VIP

...in order to post links.

Potential Issues/Exploits:
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Additional notes:

The topics will automatically be declined if they have a link in it and the threads will not be posted of course. Hopefully this will prevent those frequent advertisements.
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 3 days ago #1107215

You mean some time to spend forum to post links
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 3 days ago #1107216

Wouldn't be practical for users who are trying to report bugs or other players (they might need to attach links to images/videos).

Just inform a global mod before you delete the post so we can get evidence of the post and report the account as a spammer (which is sent off to a 3rd party service to detect possible spam accounts in the future).

As much I find it annoying too, this isn't the best way to deal with spam accounts.
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 3 days ago #1107226

.uzi wrote:
Wouldn't be practical for users who are trying to report bugs or other players (they might need to attach links to images/videos).

Just inform a global mod before you delete the post so we can get evidence of the post and report the account as a spammer (which is sent off to a 3rd party service to detect possible spam accounts in the future).

As much I find it annoying too, this isn't the best way to deal with spam accounts.

I can definitely understand as to why you don't agree with what i suggested. Though my other idea that just occurred to me is this:

ZARP is currently a Garry's Mod community, why not make it mandatory for people to provide their Steam link/Steam ID when Signing Up. So from this point on, Users will be required to insert the information mentioned. We will automatically decrease the chances of people making ALT accounts (unless they have an ALT on Garry's Mod of course) and prevent advertisers.

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The information would be inserted, preferably, below the Username. Opinions on this?
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 2 days ago #1107229

Dr. Richard wrote:
.uzi wrote:
Wouldn't be practical for users who are trying to report bugs or other players (they might need to attach links to images/videos).

Just inform a global mod before you delete the post so we can get evidence of the post and report the account as a spammer (which is sent off to a 3rd party service to detect possible spam accounts in the future).

As much I find it annoying too, this isn't the best way to deal with spam accounts.

I can definitely understand as to why you don't agree with what i suggested. Though my other idea that just occurred to me is this:

ZARP is currently a Garry's Mod community, why not make it mandatory for people to provide their Steam link/Steam ID when Signing Up. So from this point on, Users will be required to insert the information mentioned. We will automatically decrease the chances of people making ALT accounts (unless they have an ALT on Garry's Mod of course) and prevent advertisers.

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The information would be inserted, preferably, below the Username. Opinions on this?

I don't really have an issue with that honestly. I'm just remaining conservative about the ease-of-registration; we don't want to make players have to jump through hoops just to sign up on the forums i.e. they might want to report a player for breaking rules but then never use the forum again.

So, I don't have any real qualms with linking with a steam account, but asking for VIP/post counts is just a bit much in my eyes.
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 2 days ago #1107232

No cause I have to buy VIP then....
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 2 days ago #1107233

Lotto_Totto wrote:
No cause I have to buy VIP then....

Read it again.
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 2 days ago #1107234

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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 2 days ago #1107300

This wouldn't work, there was a spam bot on the forums recently that posted seemingly regular posts such as introducing itself as a player. Then after 3 or 4 posts it started posting spam threads
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 2 days ago #1107311

Nafe wrote:
This wouldn't work, there was a spam bot on the forums recently that posted seemingly regular posts such as introducing itself as a player. Then after 3 or 4 posts it started posting spam threads
the tomek person? i was always suspicious of that guy :unsure:
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 2 days ago #1107377

Eddie. wrote:
Nafe wrote:
This wouldn't work, there was a spam bot on the forums recently that posted seemingly regular posts such as introducing itself as a player. Then after 3 or 4 posts it started posting spam threads
the tomek person? i was always suspicious of that guy :unsure:

That fuckin' Tomek guy, betrayed our trust!!!
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 2 days ago #1107477

Pay2postlinks
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 2 days ago #1107485

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It is the job of the staff to handle situations like that and this does not happen every hour, this only tend to happen sometimes..
If we all make everything this easy than what is your job or others, what is the purpose of having staff?
Required to donate for to be able to use links sounds stupid imo.
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 2 days ago #1107488

Just as an FYI, every time we ban a spam bot our protection gets stronger as it reports all their emails and IP's used.
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[FORUM] Suggestion 1 week 2 days ago #1107494

Nafe wrote:
Just as an FYI, every time we ban a spam bot our protection gets stronger as it reports all their emails and IP's used.

Cool. Lock this please, If i get an idea I'll figure out something even better.

Also, just a notice to people who think that the only way to post links is to buy VIP: Read the suggestion in a more diligent manner next time.
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