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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

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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 »

MORE COW BELL!

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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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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2012, 06:03:25 AM »

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nah It's the Great Old Ones or Nothing....although a portal to the Nothing might be quite cool too.....
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« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2012, 09:38:37 AM »

It be useful for unread Sticky Topics to be at the top of these views,
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Re: Features you like to see the sbox have
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2012, 05:10:06 PM »

Smell-O-Vision

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« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2012, 05:26:57 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: February 29, 2012, 05:33:40 PM »

Separate non-dolls art section. This has also been suggested before by a few members. Also, new forum. The fact that so many chanel traders were banned yesterday and that now there are brand new ones spamming the same shit just tells us our defences are too weak against them.

We must build bigger, stronger defences. Any man, woman or child strong enough to wield a keyboard shall stand up and defend these lands against those monsters forcing chanel onto these good people.
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« Reply #20 on: February 29, 2012, 05:45:11 PM »

Separate non-dolls art section. This has also been suggested before by a few members. Also, new forum. The fact that so many chanel traders were banned yesterday and that now there are brand new ones spamming the same shit just tells us our defences are too weak against them.

We must build bigger, stronger defences. Any man, woman or child strong enough to wield a keyboard shall stand up and defend these lands against those monsters forcing chanel onto these good people.
We shall fight on the random thought thread, we shall fight on the anarchy board, we shall fight in shit that made your day and in shit that ruined your day, we shall fight in the photos of you thread; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Shadowbox or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our moderators beyond the seas, armed and guarded by Len, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the new world, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old and the hip.
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« Reply #21 on: February 29, 2012, 06:17:25 PM »

Separate non-dolls art section. This has also been suggested before by a few members. Also, new forum. The fact that so many chanel traders were banned yesterday and that now there are brand new ones spamming the same shit just tells us our defences are too weak against them.

We must build bigger, stronger defences. Any man, woman or child strong enough to wield a keyboard shall stand up and defend these lands against those monsters forcing chanel onto these good people.
We shall fight on the random thought thread, we shall fight on the anarchy board, we shall fight in shit that made your day and in shit that ruined your day, we shall fight in the photos of you thread; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Shadowbox or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our moderators beyond the seas, armed and guarded by Len, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the new world, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old and the hip.

We shall pass a spamfree Shadowbox down to our kids and grandkids. We can do it, god willing and the creek don't rise.
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« Reply #22 on: February 29, 2012, 06:20:51 PM »

Separate non-dolls art section. This has also been suggested before by a few members. Also, new forum. The fact that so many chanel traders were banned yesterday and that now there are brand new ones spamming the same shit just tells us our defences are too weak against them.

We must build bigger, stronger defences. Any man, woman or child strong enough to wield a keyboard shall stand up and defend these lands against those monsters forcing chanel onto these good people.
We shall fight on the random thought thread, we shall fight on the anarchy board, we shall fight in shit that made your day and in shit that ruined your day, we shall fight in the photos of you thread; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Shadowbox or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our moderators beyond the seas, armed and guarded by Len, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the new world, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old and the hip.

We shall pass a spamfree Shadowbox down to our kids and grandkids. We can do it, god willing and the creek don't rise.

Yet if that creek shall rise, we shall cast off the dead weight and soar. We will rise, and continue to rise above until we have one land. One land united by a common purpose. To live in peace with no fear of spam.
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« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2012, 06:47:20 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2012, 07:48:10 AM »

A lot less down time, about 25% of the random times I try to check the box it's down.  Is this an issue with the host servers sucking?  Or external forces causing the issues?  I know it can't be use since the board is nearly idling compared to what it once was.
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« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2012, 08:11:32 AM »

A lot less down time, about 25% of the random times I try to check the box it's down.  Is this an issue with the host servers sucking?  Or external forces causing the issues?  I know it can't be use since the board is nearly idling compared to what it once was.

The sbox is down alot because some mods ban spam accounts regularly.  
The process of banning makes the sbox unavailable for a substantial amount of time.  
The admins and some other mods just delete the spam and spam accounts
(no downtime for the users),
and use banning very sparingly.
(For me, it's once or twice a month.)
To me, banning spam accounts is a case where the cure is worse than the disease.
To me, having the sbox accessible is more important than having the spam dwell time be less.

There are also server problems that bring the sbox down,
and require Sean's attention.  
(See Sean's posts elsewhere for that.)

That leaves the issues you can have with any site:
E.g. that the Internet may temporarily not let you get to the site,
from where you are on the Internet.
These partition lossages are rare.
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« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2012, 11:30:16 AM »

Also, new forum.

That won't solve the problem if people dont take the needed steps to secure the board better. Does secure /may/ take away people because it is "less accessible"? Maybe. Does spam take away people from sites and forums? Yes. 

I dont think a reboot on the forum would solve it. May be a fully migration of users and messages /with/ a secured software - no matter what brand - would solve the spam issue.

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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2012, 01:56:55 AM »

Separate non-dolls art section. This has also been suggested before by a few members. Also, new forum. The fact that so many chanel traders were banned yesterday and that now there are brand new ones spamming the same shit just tells us our defences are too weak against them.

We must build bigger, stronger defences. Any man, woman or child strong enough to wield a keyboard shall stand up and defend these lands against those monsters forcing chanel onto these good people.
We shall fight on the random thought thread, we shall fight on the anarchy board, we shall fight in shit that made your day and in shit that ruined your day, we shall fight in the photos of you thread; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Shadowbox or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our moderators beyond the seas, armed and guarded by Len, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the new world, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old and the hip.

We shall pass a spamfree Shadowbox down to our kids and grandkids. We can do it, god willing and the creek don't rise.

Yet if that creek shall rise, we shall cast off the dead weight and soar. We will rise, and continue to rise above until we have one land. One land united by a common purpose. To live in peace with no fear of spam.

we will not sink beneath our anguish, but battle on.
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« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2012, 10:40:59 AM »

Separate non-dolls art section. This has also been suggested before by a few members. Also, new forum. The fact that so many chanel traders were banned yesterday and that now there are brand new ones spamming the same shit just tells us our defences are too weak against them.
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« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2012, 11:26:22 AM »

i didn't know there were artists here......i thought this was a tea party branch meeting?
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« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2012, 12:43:30 PM »

i didn't know there were artists here......i thought this was a tea party branch meeting?
TEA-BAGGING branch meeting!
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« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2012, 01:19:33 PM »

i didn't know there were artists here......i thought this was a tea party branch meeting?
TEA-BAGGING branch meeting!

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« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2012, 02:22:25 PM »

i didn't know there were artists here......i thought this was a tea party branch meeting?

Been on the crack again? You know what I've told you about that. Not without me.

i have been on no one's crack for a day and a day and a day.
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