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    This is a discussion on Some Slight Changes within the Website news forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; As we are sick of seeing spammy links in people's signatures, from either bots or people trying to do some ...

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      Some Slight Changes

      As we are sick of seeing spammy links in people's signatures, from either bots or people trying to do some kind of SEO, we have implemented a slight change to user profiles with immediate effect.

      All new members to SkyUser as from now, will have to have done 10 posts, before a signature can be added to their profile.

      All existing members, have (or will be done within the next few hours) had this rule enforced, as there is no other way of achieving this. Within an hour or so though, your ability (as long as you have achieved 10 posts) will be restored.

      Basically, a new member will be in 'usergroup without signatures' and after hitting 10 posts within an hour normally, will be given the benefits of 'usergroup with signatures'

      We hope you understand our reasonings, and as to why we have enforced this with immediate effect.

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      Re: Some Slight Changes

      Well done.

      I am aware that other some forums have a similar rule.

      They take it one step further and prevent you from adding detail in your profile too. On a group like this the profile information can actually be beneficial as it can be used to identify the source of the problem when completed correctly.

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      Re: Some Slight Changes

      I saw my backside before having watched someone sign up and then immediately put a link to a loans website in their signature.

      Your's should be back soon.


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      Re: Some Slight Changes

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      All existing members, have (or will be done within the next few hours) had this rule enforced, as there is no other way of achieving this.
      Not sure if you have this running or not but you could extend this to all new members who make a post that includes a link goes into the moderation queue and then one of the mods has to either let it through or hit the ban button, this will help keep spammers away from the site although as we all know it is a constant battle to do so.

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      Re: Some Slight Changes

      Quote Originally Posted by Alan b View Post
      Not sure if you have this running or not but you could extend this to all new members who make a post that includes a link goes into the moderation queue and then one of the mods has to either let it through or hit the ban button, this will help keep spammers away from the site although as we all know it is a constant battle to do so.
      We do have a mod that checks against a spam database, if the post is similar or suspicious once checked, then that already happens Alan.

      Every new member has their first few posts checked against the databse etc and we catch a fair few already this way.


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      Re: Some Slight Changes

      I would like to see a ban put on all IP addresses originating outside UK and RoI. We get far too many posting from the Far East.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I would like to see a ban put on all IP addresses originating outside UK and RoI. We get far too many posting from the Far East.
      Totally agree. This would solve a lot of issues.

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      In addition an automatic 3 strikes and you're out for any bad grammar or spelling

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      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew
      In addition an automatic 3 strikes and you're out for any bad grammar or spelling
      You would lose the 2 admins within a day lol

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      Re: Some Slight Changes

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      We do have a mod that checks against a spam database, if the post is similar or suspicious once checked, then that already happens Alan.
      I thought you probably did do something like this because I don't think I have ever seen any spam on here.

     

     
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