Old 3rd May 2018, 19:53   #1
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Lightbulb We really should close down this subforum

it's nothing but spam and spambait

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Old 3rd May 2018, 21:22   #2
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I'm seriously thinking about it.. There are various reasons to do it:
1. The subject on most threads seems like spam bait (asking for links!)
2. Nowadays, people is not interested in talking about video games IN A FORUM (whattt is that? Says the kid.. )
3. Winamp user isn't interested in discussing video games / movies / etc.
4. Seems like I'm the only moderator left
5. This won't stop spam, but like a bottle neck it will redirect it to threads where I'm actually participating or where other people is (who can then report it).

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Old 3rd May 2018, 21:36   #3
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Agreed, These subforums made sense when winamp was active, but since most people come here for shoutcast/winamp related things now, might as well close all community center subforums down (except maybe the general discussion)

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Old 4th May 2018, 16:20   #4
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whatever you do , don't kill General Discussion
somethings entertaining read there

and the lost winamp boys en girls always go there on their return to the forum
the rest i couldn't care less about those subforums.

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Old 16th May 2018, 23:30   #5
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Can you make them read only (like the Winamp3 forum, which still exists, I just checked)?
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Old 17th May 2018, 02:40   #6
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Also maybe Winamp for Android. That app is really really (really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really) old and pretty much out dated. Surprised when I read people still use it, but it's another spam farm for mostly android related stuff

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Old 17th May 2018, 04:53   #7
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Can you make them read only (like the Winamp3 forum, which still exists, I just checked)?
good idea

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Old 17th May 2018, 14:54   #8
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4. Seems like I'm the only moderator left
Need help?

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Old 17th May 2018, 15:54   #9
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Need help?

Victhor was a bit early with saying that , he already has a helping hand, see my custom title

Hi WOTL

alles goed?

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Old 25th May 2018, 19:16   #10
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NL: Alles prima, dank je. Ik ben er nog zeker een paar keer per week, al post ik lang niet altijd.

EN: All's fine, thanks. I'm still here a few times each week even though I'm not always posting.

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Old 26th May 2018, 06:47   #11
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Read only will still attract the spammers, who will then post in other sections.
Removal or hiding will stop people finding it in google (after a while), so not come here anyway.

Alternatively, make problem sections hidden to the outside unless logged in.
I assume you cannot change the robots.txt file, so make some sections not public.

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I don't know how much can be done without admin access at all (assuming there still isn't anybody active with it, since otherwise you could implement a whole load of other spamfighting measures).
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Old 30th May 2018, 15:23   #14
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Donde esta DJ Egg?

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since otherwise you could implement a whole load of other spamfighting measures).

I have been implemented already....

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Hey for real though, I'll take this over if there are no objections. I don't mind writing a monthly thread "This month in gaming" to try and get the conversation going! Sounds like a nice easy project to do.

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There has been interesting gaming news recently that has implications beyond the games in question.
Epic and Blizzard for example, deciding to take control of their own distribution.

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