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Kayuni

Deletion of blatant spam.

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Kayuni

For example, today, in gen chat, ihatelife comes along, an obvious troll/spammer.

 

Due to the turnover time of gen chat, his sh*tty topics will sit there for a day or two, cluttering up the page - Nobody will learn from his mistakes, as he clearly meant to make those spam threads, so I propose a deletion policy for threads that contribute absolutely nothing to the forum.

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Stefan

I think a flood time span should be used for members to make topics in general chat. Like one topic every five days or so on...

 

Would avoid spam, and it really is helpful, since there isnt many topics posted by a member within that time span. Would be better than having the hasle to bin the topics.

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tuareg

 

I think a flood time span should be used for members to make topics in general chat. Like one topic every five days or so on...

 

Would avoid spam, and it really is helpful, since there isnt many topics posted by a member within that time span. Would be better than having the hasle to bin the topics.

I agree. Nobody learns from these topics, and nothing really stops them from posting them. I like the idea.

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geomy

 

I think a flood time span should be used for members to make topics in general chat. Like one topic every five days or so on...

 

Would avoid spam, and it really is helpful, since there isnt many topics posted by a member within that time span. Would be better than having the hasle to bin the topics.

That will only result in the spammer creating multiple accounts to post their spam.

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Exkabewbikadid
For example, today, in gen chat, ihatelife comes along, an obvious troll/spammer.

I just binned a few of his topics as I had intended to do that anyway.

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Stefan
I think a flood time span should be used for members to make topics in general chat. Like one topic every five days or so on...

 

Would avoid spam, and it really is helpful, since there isnt many topics posted by a member within that time span. Would be better than having the hasle to bin the topics.

That will only result in the spammer creating multiple accounts to post their spam.

Then they would be banned in both the circumstances.

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Jonny_Tightlips

There's really no way around spam unless you wanna go all-out 1984 on a forum. So theres a couple of times where a kid is bored and makes an account to talk random sh*t. So what? It keeps the staff busy, and in all honesty, doesn't really have that much effect on anyone.

 

And on implementing even more crap to the rules and board settings, why let a few bad apples ruin it for the rest of us? Like I said, it's an inevitable encounter. Just deal with it, if not half.

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Otter

I think there's also an issue with forum slowdown; that's one of the reasons why the staff chose not to delete spammy topics from the GTAIV area.

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Stefan

Then my idea would prevent people to spam up both the GTA4 forum and the Gen Chat.

 

It would solve both the forums spam problem. Maybe a 6 days span for GTA4, and a 5 day span for Gen chat.

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