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Author Topic: Features you like to see the sbox have  (Read 7128 times)

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Features you like to see the sbox have
« on: January 14, 2012, 02:54:49 PM »

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Re: Features you liek to see the sbox have.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 03:09:34 PM »

A spam registration blocker.
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Re: Features you liek to see the sbox have.
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 02:41:42 AM »

A spam registration blocker.
Wow, that is a GREAT idea!  I wonder why no one's thought of it before?  :-\





Oh, and Len, we actually HAVE an "additional emoticons thread"...
Do try not to create redundant threads.     ;)
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Re: Features you like to see the sbox have
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 03:48:23 AM »

A spam registration blocker.
Wow, that is a GREAT idea!  I wonder why no one's thought of it before?  :-\

World's best idea!
NO, Universe's best idea!!
WAIT, Multi-verse's best idea EVAH!!!



Oh, and Len, we actually HAVE an "additional emoticons thread"...
Do try not to create redundant threads.     ;)

That one has gotten SO hijacked,
that no self respecting Admin,
would wade through it for the good stuff.  ; - }
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Re: Features you liek to see the sbox have.
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 04:13:05 AM »

Wow, that is a GREAT idea!  I wonder why no one's thought of it before?  :-\

So how difficult is it to implement? Is it a simple matter of upgrading SMF, or is a custom script required? Bots are relatively easy to test for.

Automated bots:
-Test for mouse movement
-Test for keyboard use
-Timed form submission
-Hidden (to humans) form field
-Too many URLs?
-Spam keyword list

Human Spammers:
-Akismet is a service provided by the same people who run WordPress (http://akismet.com/).  It takes form contents as input, and returns a yes/no value to tell you if the submission is spam.
-Project Honey Pot is a free web service that identifies spammers by their IP address.
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Re: Features you like to see the sbox have
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012, 04:21:26 AM »

There are solutions available, that are working on other forums.
(I expect that some of your ideas will be implemented,
as the spam bots get more sophisticated.
Death, taxes, and spam-bots ...)

The server has a number of issues that need to be resolved,
before any of those work-elsewhere solutions can be deployed to the sbox.
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Re: Features you like to see the sbox have
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012, 10:50:58 AM »

(I hope you, mods, have noticed I was being sarcastic, since this is already something discussed in other threads)

Most of the features Id think of (easier way of adding videos, multi-quote, spoiler tags ), would require adding plugins. And I think is best to first fix some issues before adding unnecessary plugins.
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Re: Features you like to see the sbox have
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 11:19:54 AM »

(I hope you, mods, have noticed I was being sarcastic, since this is already something discussed in other threads)

have you been banned yet?
NO?
then we got the intended humor
(see mods can be sarcastic, too!)

i actually had a good laugh when I saw your first post above

Most of the features Id think of (easier way of adding videos, multi-quote, spoiler tags ), would require adding plugins. And I think is best to first fix some issues before adding unnecessary plugins.

my advice to Sean has been to keep the software simple,
including no or minimal plugins.

they introduce more ways for spammers/vrackers to break in,
more bugs,
and more maintainence overhead.

we can more than enough fun here,
without them.
especially once we get the spambots fenced out,
yet again
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Re: Features you like to see the sbox have
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2012, 10:06:48 AM »

especially once we get the spambots fenced out,
yet again

 :laughing4:

Seriously laughing. This board is so broken nothing short of a completely new message board on a new server will fix it.
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Re: Features you like to see the sbox have
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012, 11:54:02 AM »

especially once we get the spambots fenced out,
yet again
:laughing4:

Seriously laughing. This board is so broken nothing short of a completely new message board on a new server will fix it.

glad to lighten your day.

but a new board with new software is the plan for the next barricade.
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Re: Features you like to see the sbox have
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 12:08:26 PM »

and as I've said before, I'll believe it when I see it.
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Re: Features you like to see the sbox have
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 01:07:54 PM »

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Re: Features you like to see the sbox have
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2012, 09:38:38 PM »

Thanks. I think about cutting mine off, except for the short layers and then I realize that what I have in mind is Amanda's hair and I chicken out. Y NO chicken emoticon?

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Re: Features you like to see the sbox have
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2012, 05:16:20 AM »

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Re: Features you like to see the sbox have
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2012, 06:03:25 AM »

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