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Admin approval for 1st time postings..

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:34 pm

Just a thought, but I've noticed than on a few other popular php boards that your first post as a new member but be approved by a moderator. I'm thinking that something like this could really help cut down on the spam.




..but on a side note, I have noticed WAY less new spam posts than before. Not sure what you're doing differently, but nice work. It was getting pretty out of hand there for a while..
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Re: Admin approval for 1st time postings..

Postby Savannah » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:01 pm

It's because I like to race Shambala to see who can delete a spam post first. :lol:

Actually, we're all deleting like madmen. We're in different time zones!
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Re: Admin approval for 1st time postings..

Postby Eric » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:17 pm

Wait, you mean we're not required to have one of us on here at all times? I could have been sleeping all these months? You tricksters!

Damn.
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Re: Admin approval for 1st time postings..

Postby Savannah » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:28 pm

Every time I hafta to go to bed and you're still on here with your death ray pointed at Russia, I get jealous.
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Re: Admin approval for 1st time postings..

Postby trilobyte » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:58 pm

No.
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Re: Admin approval for 1st time postings..

Postby Sham » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:50 am

The different time zones really helps keep good coverage. It appears that when I am getting into work, Eric, Savannah and Trilo are just getting into bed, so I can snag the early morning spam along with AntiM. The cheap shoes, knock-off pocketbooks and counterfeit drugs are usually marked as spam by the community--which is a HUGE help in finding them easily.
Every now and then there is a group of hardcore porn spammers that show up, and those are vigilantly deleted immediately. The last batch was scary/dangerous stuff.
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Re: Admin approval for 1st time postings..

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:59 am

Wouldn't it be way less time consuming to just require an initial post approval? We get how many legitimate first time posters in a week? 3?
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Re: Admin approval for 1st time postings..

Postby trilobyte » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:53 am

What I'd really like to have is a way to prevent 'unwelcome wagon' responses to new members' posts. If you suspect a post is from a spammer, flag it and move on. Do not jump on the snarky response bandwagon. In a number of case you're actually wrong about whether it's a legitimate user, and your actions only serve away to chase potential new members away and help contribute to the board's reputation as an unfriendly place.
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Re: Admin approval for 1st time postings..

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:15 am

Are you talking about me? The only first post that I called out as being a shill was the made in Bali one which.. is turning out to be a shill. I stay away from the welcome forum and let JK macro that sucker. The couple times I have, it's to actually say welcome.

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Re: Admin approval for 1st time postings..

Postby trilobyte » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:39 am

Not you specifically, but if you've seen a new poster's thread that you thought was a spammer and you did something other than flag it and move on then yes you're part of the problem.
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