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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Smashbox's Avatar
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    On the site where I work, if a posting gets too many flags, it is hidden until a moderator approves it. Could such a system be implemented here?

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    This captcha is like a perfect fit for the RPS world:
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/03/p...text-captchas/

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    So, did this happen at all?

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    What's the deal with this new wave of users that just post inane comments everywhere? Is is another kind of spam or just annoying people? I didn't want to ask as I don't want start any trouble but it's getting irritating.
    Last edited by Tikey; 10-05-2012 at 03:00 PM.

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    I think they are spam in the making. At least one of them had a post that was a giant spam copy-paste, I would imagine either they are posting a lot then going to wait a week and edit them to something more malicious, or they are just getting a post count up before starting new spam threads.

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    I am presuming this was never implemented? I am probably being stupid but I cant for the life of me see a "start new thread" button! Where is it?

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    I would appreciate some input as to when I will be able to post a new thread. I only joined here in the hopes of bringing an ongoing issue to the attention of RPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHaveNoIdea View Post
    I would appreciate some input as to when I will be able to post a new thread. I only joined here in the hopes of bringing an ongoing issue to the attention of RPS.
    In a while, you need to show the spam system you're not a spammer. The best way to contact the RPS Hivemind would be to email them:
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    I just noticed today that I haven't seen a spam thread in a while. Curious, what was the solution?

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    I saw a few yesterday. I'm guessing they're just getting better at catching them :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodeen View Post
    I just noticed today that I haven't seen a spam thread in a while. Curious, what was the solution?
    I recognize a set minimum number of posts required to start a thread, which usually gives time to find and kill the spammers before they destroy the main page.
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    It's annoying for a newbie like me but I can understand the need.

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    So, if i reply as i am now, I can now post a fresh question?
    Guess i will see in a minute! ;-)

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    guess not

    Quote Originally Posted by rudsaki View Post
    So, if i reply as i am now, I can now post a fresh question?
    Guess i will see in a minute! ;-)
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    Gah. Can't do anything anywhere.

    And here I thought you guys liked me.

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    I'm in the same boat - I have a pressing question I'd like to ask that I haven't seen anywhere else here, but I can't start a new post. It's frustrating (though I too understand why it's set up this way). What is the minimum post count before I can start a new thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dare_Wreck View Post
    I'm in the same boat - I have a pressing question I'd like to ask that I haven't seen anywhere else here, but I can't start a new post. It's frustrating (though I too understand why it's set up this way). What is the minimum post count before I can start a new thread?
    Found the answer to my (and others') question: once I hit 11 posts, I was able to create a new thread of my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dare_Wreck View Post
    Found the answer to my (and others') question: once I hit 11 posts, I was able to create a new thread of my own.
    Oddly enough I was given this ability by my eighth post. I guess each new member is approved after there is 100% certainty that they aren't a spambot.

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    Damn, those copy-spambots are frightening. They seem to copy a part of an earlier post in the thread and then post that. Because it's from the same thread and it's a (set of) full sentences, it often fits in perfectly. How the hell do you combat those? I've been reporting them as I happen upon them, but they just seem to become more and more frequent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velko View Post
    Damn, those copy-spambots are frightening. They seem to copy a part of an earlier post in the thread and then post that. Because it's from the same thread and it's a (set of) full sentences, it often fits in perfectly. How the hell do you combat those? I've been reporting them as I happen upon them, but they just seem to become more and more frequent.
    They seem to try and link a picture in their post. At least there's the broken image link icon right after their posts.

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