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#1 Jul 04 2014 at 8:57 AM Rating: Good
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2 threads left on the front page? Smiley: jawdrop
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#2 Jul 04 2014 at 9:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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I think Kao should reconsider that IP ban for all of India thing.
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#3 Jul 04 2014 at 9:37 AM Rating: Good
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On the 50/page view, there's only one on page 2. Smiley: laugh
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#4 Jul 04 2014 at 9:41 AM Rating: Good
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On the 100/page view there's only 7 non spam threads including the stickies, it's pretty sad.
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At this point Kao should just complain to the Internet Provider that the Zam servers are using and have them deal with the language problem.
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So we need to "bump" all the other threads back to the top? Smiley: wink
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Just be glad you can't see what I can! Smiley: lol
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I've banned about twenty spam accounts just this morning...
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#11 Jul 04 2014 at 11:50 AM Rating: Good
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
I think Kao should reconsider that IP ban for all of India thing.


yeah.... pretty horrid what's going on
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#12 Jul 04 2014 at 12:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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I am really really starting to hate India. By the time I got on today there were 3 full pages of spam topics from between 1 to 4 am. 50 different spammer accounts, a hundred different IP addresses. And to remove topic spam is a manual process. 3 clicks per thread, times hundreds of threads takes a few minutes.

And this isn't the only section of the forum they hit hard.

I've put in a request for some specific adjustments to the filters and spam removal pieces several months ago now, but there has not been available dev time to implement them so far. I am extremely frustrated about the situation and it is getting worse, not better.
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#13 Jul 04 2014 at 12:52 PM Rating: Good
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So prevent access from the subcontinent to the forums.

Does India make up a reasonable part of your subscriber base?
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#14 Jul 04 2014 at 1:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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90% if you count the spammers.
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#15 Jul 08 2014 at 4:09 AM Rating: Good
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On the 50/page view, there's only one on page 2. Smiley: laugh

DAOC forum: 8 pages of spammers before seeing a real post. Smiley: laugh
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#17 Jul 25 2014 at 3:35 PM Rating: Good
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ugh... again... I don't even understand the point of it... it's nonsense and I don't see what these ***** are getting out of it.
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#18 Jul 25 2014 at 5:52 PM Rating: Good
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ugh... again... I don't even understand the point of it... it's nonsense and I don't see what these ***** are getting out of it.


If it brings in more money than it costs, it's worth it for them. Given the nature of the spam I'd imagine there are more sources of income generated by a site hit than just legitimate business, vs. the pittance that is likely being paid.
#19 Jul 28 2014 at 5:10 PM Rating: Good
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I just don't understand how they are making money off it. Are people clicking it? Who is that dumb? Why?
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#20 Jul 28 2014 at 5:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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If you spam it on dozens or hundreds of forums some people will click on it sometimes, even if by accident. And they probably make money because they're either scam sites and they make enough off of the couple of idiots or they get paid by the owners of the sites for the generated traffic and whatnot.
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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#21 Jul 28 2014 at 5:37 PM Rating: Good
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Olorinus the Ludicrous wrote:
Are people clicking it?


Yup. Plus, I'm sure this isn't the only site they're hitting. The more links out there, the more views they get.


Olorinus the Ludicrous wrote:
Who is that dumb?


The vast majority of internet users. Or anyone looking for a good time while they're waiting on their fake passports that are being printed by the people remodeling their kitchen.


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Why?


Stupidity is contagious.
#22 Jul 28 2014 at 7:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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They actually produce high quality passports. It's now my go to passport site. Helps a lot with the human trafficking.
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#23 Jul 29 2014 at 10:56 AM Rating: Good
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They actually produce high quality passports. It's now my go to passport site. Helps a lot with the human trafficking.


well they are a tenacious bunch apparently.
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#24 Jul 29 2014 at 11:52 AM Rating: Good
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Ban 'em all and let God sort them out.
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#25 Jul 29 2014 at 11:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ugh, back to two again. Let's see...
#26 Jul 30 2014 at 5:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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Looks like they are putting out a full attack. The WoW tradeskill forum got hammered and so did this one and a few others. It really sucks they def need some sort of constrain on first time thread creators.
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#27 Jul 30 2014 at 6:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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More like business as usual really.
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#28 Jul 30 2014 at 7:02 AM Rating: Good
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Either this gets fixed or we should swap to the =4 reddit.

Edited, Jul 30th 2014 9:02am by Timelordwho
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Timelordwho wrote:
Either this gets fixed or we should swap to the =4 reddit.

Edited, Jul 30th 2014 9:02am by Timelordwho
I feel bad for Kao. I mean, this forum can't be one of the more profitable extensions of the ZAM network, so I'm sure it's low priority to get it sorted out. I mean, these forums rarely generate new users anymore, and most of the established users here don't pay for premium and probably use ad-blocking software. So I can understand why it would be such a low priority, but it doesn't make it any less frustrating.
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Timelordwho wrote:
Either this gets fixed or we should swap to the =4 reddit.

Edited, Jul 30th 2014 9:02am by Timelordwho
I feel bad for Kao. I mean, this forum can't be one of the more profitable extensions of the ZAM network, so I'm sure it's low priority to get it sorted out. I mean, these forums rarely generate new users anymore, and most of the established users here don't pay for premium and probably use ad-blocking software. So I can understand why it would be such a low priority, but it doesn't make it any less frustrating.

Why should anyone pay for premium if this is the kind of crap we have to deal with?
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#31 Jul 30 2014 at 5:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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Either this gets fixed or we should swap to the =4 reddit.

Edited, Jul 30th 2014 9:02am by Timelordwho
I feel bad for Kao. I mean, this forum can't be one of the more profitable extensions of the ZAM network, so I'm sure it's low priority to get it sorted out. I mean, these forums rarely generate new users anymore, and most of the established users here don't pay for premium and probably use ad-blocking software. So I can understand why it would be such a low priority, but it doesn't make it any less frustrating.

Why should anyone pay for premium if this is the kind of crap we have to deal with?


To keep our friendly Admins employed?
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#32 Jul 30 2014 at 5:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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Mostly to keep the ads from messing up the layout even further, even if they're adblocked. Also because the ads are annoying as **** and adblocking a site you visit daily is kind of ********
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Just a quick status update on the spam situation. I'm finally first in line for Dev time, and 3 of my 4 pending code modification packages were approved. We will have additional filtering on terms common to the recent spammers. There will be a "send all posts by this user to forum=999 spammer ****" button. The ban threashhold for general admins other than myself will be raised to allow them to ban accounts rather than just muting them after 30 posts until myself or darqflame or a dev can fully ban them. My request to have every ******* IP address in India and packistan null routed to some site about tacos was unfortunatly not approved for work.

I expect to see action on this soon. Then again i've expected this to be fixed for months now and could have done most of it myself if they wanted to give me access to that level of the code. /shrug.

I do get paid, premium does fund some of that, but honestly wiith the level of service against the spammers I am able to provide with the hours i am available i wouldn't pay for premium either. Even if I was here a full 40 hours a week, which would be silly given my other much much higher paying job, I'm still not certain i could keep up with the spammers given the methods and hours they are using. Until we get better tools to counter them, the situation will continue to deteriorate. The spammers are getting better at countering my methods and learning my schedule habits. Is frustrating.
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#34 Jul 31 2014 at 12:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
My request to have every @#%^ing IP address in India and packistan null routed to some site about tacos was unfortunatly not approved for work.
Could you route me to a site about tacos? I'm hungry and could really go for some tacos right now.

Edit: Also, it's good to hear that they're finally doing some of what you asked for soon. Just hope they don't mean that in the Blizzard "Soon".

Edited, Jul 31st 2014 12:50am by Poldaran
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
My request to have every @#%^ing IP address in India and packistan null routed to some site about tacos was unfortunatly not approved for work.
Could you route me to a site about tacos? I'm hungry and could really go for some tacos right now.
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
The ban threashhold for general admins other than myself will be raised to allow them to ban accounts rather than just muting them after 30 posts until myself or darqflame or a dev can fully ban them.

Thank goodness for that, too.
#38 Jul 31 2014 at 7:34 AM Rating: Good
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Still wish there was a way to report posts without giving the created threads views.
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Still wish there was a way to report posts without giving the created threads views.


You can report them from Live View, and it shouldn't count towards it.
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#40 Jul 31 2014 at 8:08 AM Rating: Good
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How? I mean besides copy and pasting the link to a PM or a different thread or something.
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#41 Jul 31 2014 at 8:18 AM Rating: Good
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How? I mean besides copy and pasting the link to a PM or a different thread or something.


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#42 Jul 31 2014 at 8:28 AM Rating: Good
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That's not what my Live View looks like. Smiley: dubious
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That's not what my Live View looks like. Smiley: dubious


Maybe it's a premium feature.
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Click settings: Display Full Post. That may be premium, though.
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#45 Jul 31 2014 at 1:26 PM Rating: Excellent
I sometimes go to other forums but most of the big ones are too active. So everything just gets drowned in a sea of blathering humanity. No one really knows anyone else in a sense.

Hopefully some part of the Zam network makes enough money to keep these old crusty forums around for us cane waving old schoolers to post sometimes but not as much as we used to. Smiley: frown
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