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Guest postings have been disabled

Postby Nerzhul » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:15 pm

In order to deal with the massive amounts of spam guest postings are no longer allowed in all international/english forums (e.g. Euro/Europa, EuroBillTracker Users, ...)

Sorry for any inconvenience, but guest postings have been on moderation queue for quite some time now and would usually be disapproved without being read anyway. There are simply too few active moderators on the forum to read each of the hundreds of guest postings every day and filter the ONE occasional valid message.

For now guest postings are still enabled in the national forums but this might change as well.
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Re: Guest postings have been disabled

Postby Jes » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:11 pm

Well done Nerzhul. I think it is a good decission.
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Re: Guest postings have been disabled

Postby Kleman » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:31 pm

yes, good job !
it's the same thing in Frenchspeaking Forums !
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Re: Guest postings have been disabled

Postby Ord€p » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:31 pm

Good job. Congratulations.

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Re: Guest postings have been disabled

Postby Crazy Bob » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:41 am

In my opinion this is not fighting the problem, but rather applying a patch to stop the bleeding without trying to stop the source. You should really install something to hinder these spammers at the source, for example (previously suggested) mods such as this one or this one.
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Re: Guest postings have been disabled

Postby Nerzhul » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:29 pm

In a second step guest postings have been disabled in the other forums as well.

Crazy Bob wrote:In my opinion this is not fighting the problem, but rather applying a patch to stop the bleeding without trying to stop the source.

I know. The main change is for me as I don't have to disapprove hundreds of spam postings every day any longer (click, click, click, that sucks and wastes my time).

I've been bugging avij already to install one of the spam blocker plugins. (I don't really know how to do this myself and would rather not experiment with a live forum.) Let's hope he finds some time for this task.
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Re: Guest postings have been disabled

Postby Eureka.72 » Thu May 05, 2011 11:49 am

Well done Nerzhul. But they continue to fill the forums with spam... :evil:
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Re: Guest postings have been disabled

Postby Phaseolus » Sat May 07, 2011 1:02 pm

It has already helped ! A lot ! Thank you Nerzhul !
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