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DDemon #1 Posted Apr 18 2012 - 10:14

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I find it quite distracting having them spam around in the forums, However they are taken care of swiftly by the forum mods.

It's quite easy to prevent 90% of this spam however... Make the forum check the number of battles one has played using that account, and allow people to only be able to post after x battles. Not only would it reduce spam, but limit the amount of modding the forum mods have to do as-well. I do realize one can work around this, but obviously it would take more effort and it's not as easy as an automated script.

eat3reat3r #2 Posted Apr 18 2012 - 10:21

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good idea PS gamespy picture?

Gohibniu #3 Posted Apr 18 2012 - 10:39

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Good idea
I would like to put a gold round right up their wazzu sometimes!

von_Krimm #4 Posted Apr 18 2012 - 10:39

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Cannot do that as people that are legit new players would not be able to ask questions until they have played a fight....and one of those questions could be a "how do I...." type that gets WoT running on their PC.

I do not know what the answer is,but locking-out potential new players from the forums may not be the best idea.

W4lt3r #5 Posted Apr 18 2012 - 10:49

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They should make the Catchpha bit harder, along with add maybe some basic math into the catchpha..
Ie - Word catchpha and after that a math cathcpha.
Would stop the bots at least.

furcalor #6 Posted Apr 18 2012 - 10:53

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I think how fast the gold spam posts get deleted should be an example to a lot of other forums out there.

DanH #7 Posted Apr 18 2012 - 11:32

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View PostvonKrimm, on Apr 18 2012 - 10:39, said:

Cannot do that as people that are legit new players would not be able to ask questions until they have played a fight....and one of those questions could be a "how do I...." type that gets WoT running on their PC.

I do not know what the answer is,but locking-out potential new players from the forums may not be the best idea.


It is a pretty simple idea and you could have a special subforum for newbies questions. That way the mods only have one place they have to keep a real close eye and the noobs can still get help

Dan

tony81 #8 Posted Apr 18 2012 - 12:02

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Have new players that send a burst of posts flagged and have mod notified. Maybe in place.

Sabertoothpython #9 Posted Apr 18 2012 - 12:13

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Rather than limit posts, I think limit topics

tony81 #10 Posted Apr 18 2012 - 12:54

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Good point

SMScannonfodder #11 Posted Apr 18 2012 - 13:32

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And maybe limit posts by those who have large negative reputations as they tend to be trolls anyway.

death666grim #12 Posted Apr 18 2012 - 14:35

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View Postfurcalor, on Apr 18 2012 - 10:53, said:

I think how fast the gold spam posts get deleted should be an example to a lot of other forums out there.

I never see gold spam in WoW forum...