Old 10th August 2007, 23:20   #1
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Hey, what's up with this "URL Submitted by User" stuff? How are we supposed to make use of helpful links posted by fellow broadcasters (searching now is useless).

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Old 10th August 2007, 23:39   #2
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It blocks out dirty, dirty spammers. Hit the quote button if you want to see the actual link.

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Old 10th August 2007, 23:48   #3
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Hey Sawg, thanks for your reply.

Hmm, I can understand the need to stop spammers, but having to hit "quote" with each post then copy/paste to get to the URL, makes reading hundreds of posts very difficult. This drastically reduces the effectiveness of the forums.

Admins, please reconsider this method of anti-spam.

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Old 10th August 2007, 23:58   #4
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You should have seen the forums before it..it was a nightmare. It's a welcomed thing for a change.
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Old 11th August 2007, 00:06   #5
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Admittedly, I've been away from awhile. Things were fine before. Did they go all crazy? Was it automated or human spamming (the former can be easily stopped)?

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Old 11th August 2007, 01:32   #6
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no privy to what form of spamming it actually was, but there were mountains of it.

I agree with you; it is a pain. However, it is a pain that I am more than willing to endure.
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Old 11th August 2007, 01:53   #7
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It was automated and it got real bad.
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Old 11th August 2007, 02:17   #8
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I'm automated.

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Old 11th August 2007, 05:21   #9
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Automated is easy to overcome. Just have to put a random question script into the registration process. When I installed a forum on my small website, I got loads of spammers signing up every day; I couldn't keep up with deleting it all. After I installed the question script...not a single spammer.

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Old 11th August 2007, 15:02   #10
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Not always is it that easy, rgATL. Bitching about it here will do nothing, this should be in the Bitch List.
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