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rivka
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Well, that's been coming for a while. I trust a more permanent solution to the spambots will be found quickly.

Meanwhile, Pop gets to breathe. Which is a good thing. [Smile]

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Papa Janitor
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Oh sure -- type faster than I do why don't ya.
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rivka
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Well, I still haven't won a single race. I have to get SOMETHING!
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I still have lots of winner cookies left from the races I won. Want some? *offers cookies to rivka*
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Subject: Registration Information Race #1

Winner is rivka by about six minutes.

--PJ

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rivka
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*sniffle* I don't need your pity.

. . . but sure, I'll have a cookie.

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quote:
Originally posted by Papa Janitor:
Subject: Registration Information Race #1

Winner is rivka by about six minutes.

--PJ

[ROFL]

Thanks, Papa. [Smile]

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I had an idea, but I wasn't sure if it was possible.

Keep registration closed, but have a section of the forum open to the public. If someone proves themselves a non-spammer in that section, they are granted access to the main forums or any other section they might want to post in. I figure it will weed out all of the baddies in our sections.

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Ooh! A spam-only forum? With free porn?

Genius!

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Keep registration closed, but have a section of the forum open to the public. If someone proves themselves a non-spammer in that section, they are granted access to the main forums or any other section they might want to post in.
That's basically what we do now with these forums, isn't it? I mean, it's not like we grant access to the secret forums to just anyone.
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quote:
Originally posted by Little_Doctor:
I had an idea, but I wasn't sure if it was possible.

Keep registration closed, but have a section of the forum open to the public. If someone proves themselves a non-spammer in that section, they are granted access to the main forums or any other section they might want to post in. I figure it will weed out all of the baddies in our sections.

[chant] GAUNTLET! GAUNTLET! GAUNTLET! [/chant]
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quote:
Originally posted by Lissande:
quote:
Keep registration closed, but have a section of the forum open to the public. If someone proves themselves a non-spammer in that section, they are granted access to the main forums or any other section they might want to post in.
That's basically what we do now with these forums, isn't it? I mean, it's not like we grant access to the secret forums to just anyone.
There's a secret forum? No one told me. [Cry]
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Obviously you have yet to prove your non-spammer status.

<_<

>_>

Shouldn'a said that...

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All I said was, "let me know if you want free porn". Not, "here is free porn". [Smile]
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Which makes you a meat product of suspect origin but not actual spam? [Big Grin]
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Are you calling me an off-brand wiener? [Smile]
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And this we should let into the secret forum. I ask you.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lissande:
Obviously you have yet to prove your non-spammer status.

<_<

>_>

Shouldn'a said that...

As the Keeper of the Key, I now have to kill you.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lissande:
And this we should let into the secret forum. I ask you.

[ROFL]
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Would it be possible to prevent new users from starting threads until they've made, say ten posts? Have we ever had spam within threads? Or would that encourage spam that's harder to find than FREE PRON!!!!! in the subject heading?
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quote:
Originally posted by theamazeeaz:
Would it be possible to prevent new users from starting threads until they've made, say ten posts? Have we ever had spam within threads? Or would that encourage spam that's harder to find than FREE PRON!!!!! in the subject heading?

I kinda like this idea. I'm not sure ten is needed. Maybe only five, or just two? But really, I don't see why that wouldn't be possible. I don't think I've ever seen spam bots that post within a thread, but I suppose it's possible.
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If someone is visiting and wants to post, I will lend out one of my old throwaway alternative IDs. Email me at ctthrowaway at yahoo dot com. I'll check it at least every other day, but that account gets loads of spam, so you might need to resend. Title the email "Hatrack ID Request" so I can search for it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kwea:
As the Keeper of the Key, I now have to kill you.

Ah, but who's the Keeper of the Kwea?

--Enigmatic
(is aware that if he's been pronouncing your name wrong this whole time the joke doesn't really work.)

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quote:
Originally posted by Tante Shvester:
Ooh! A spam-only forum? With free porn?

Genius!

I know, it's great! Here you go.
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I possibly have some throwaway IDs, but I'm not 100% sure. I know many that had 0 posts got culled. Let me know if you run out, CT. Hopefully, this is just for the holidays.
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