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Matt
02-20-2008, 05:06 AM
Can we do something about the influx of porn on this forum, it seems to be getting worse lately.

walfridson
02-20-2008, 05:08 AM
Yes please!!

colkai
02-20-2008, 07:04 AM
The latest influx is just stupid.
If people are actually creating accounts simply to post a porn link, egads but they must be pitiful creatures.

If it's a bot doing it, can't something be done to lock down the forums more efficiently?

art
02-20-2008, 07:27 AM
I vote for Matt and Colkai to become additional forum spam moderators. I'd probably trust all of the top forum posters here with this task. We've been having plenty of spam recently.

UnCommonGrafx
02-20-2008, 07:31 AM
Seriously guys,
I have to say that these posts are as annoying as those posts because now the frequency of these posts is equalling the porn posts. It is obvious that NT isn't/can't/won't do anything about it.

Simply reporting them and ignoring their existence would go a lot further, I believe.

Lamont
02-21-2008, 11:45 AM
It's bots that are doing it. NT needs to add counter-measures to stop it.

Matt
02-21-2008, 12:01 PM
I vote for Matt and Colkai to become additional forum spam moderators. I'd probably trust all of the top forum posters here with this task. We've been having plenty of spam recently.

Thanks for the confidence vote! :)

I did suggest NT offering the ability to delete (spam only) posts to whoever they trusted to help with such a task, if we had spam removers in all the time zones we could kick their arse!

The spam removers would have to abide to spam removal ONLY, regular moderation of the forum should be left to NT.

Steamthrower
02-21-2008, 12:09 PM
if we had spam removers in all the time zones we could kick their arse!

Would they also be able to take out cuss words?

:D

art
02-21-2008, 12:15 PM
Spam only. Once caugh moderating what they were not supposed to, their avatars would be replaced with something very silly and people would be allowed to throw virtual rotten tomatoes and eggs at them for a period of 3 days. No more, no less.

Jim_C
02-21-2008, 12:27 PM
Would they also be able to take out cuss words?

:D


Hear!! Hear!!

Stupid people and their curse words!

;D

Lamont
02-21-2008, 12:33 PM
From what I was told, only NT employees can be mods.

cresshead
02-21-2008, 12:35 PM
From what I was told, only NT employees can be mods.


give us an unpaid 'job' then:thumbsup: :D

can't wait to see the $000.00 paycheque at the end of the month!

Steamthrower
02-21-2008, 12:42 PM
Actually, when you're dealing with a small business, it's good practice to have NT-only people as mods. Makes all the sense in the world.

hrgiger
02-21-2008, 05:33 PM
I've asked Chuck before about becoming a moderator for just such a thing. He said that only employees of Newtek can moderate the forums.

So just go ahead and put me on the payroll...

CreatvGnius
02-21-2008, 07:10 PM
Hear!! Hear!!

Stupid people and their curse words!

;D
Now you're a riot, Jim! LOL
-PeterG

CreatvGnius
02-21-2008, 07:13 PM
Seriously guys,
I have to say that these posts are as annoying as those posts because now the frequency of these posts is equalling the porn posts. It is obvious that NT isn't/can't/won't do anything about it.

Simply reporting them and ignoring their existence would go a lot further, I believe.

Naw. I respectully submint that were it not for the increased frequency of these posts, and Steve Bowie's insightful post in another, related thread, we might not be witnessing the kind of movement that's currently underway at NewTek, to most effectively thwart the problem.
-PeterG

UnCommonGrafx
02-21-2008, 10:45 PM
I *submit* that you've no idea as to what has the movement under way.

Phil
02-22-2008, 03:48 AM
Seriously guys,
I have to say that these posts are as annoying as those posts because now the frequency of these posts is equalling the porn posts. It is obvious that NT isn't/can't/won't do anything about it.

Simply reporting them and ignoring their existence would go a lot further, I believe.

Now this would be a lot easier if you didn't have to open each thread in order to be able to report it. These are NewTek's boards. I don't feel that it is right to ask the userbase to police them in this way, either.

The board software is also several iterations behind the current release, which may not be helping.

UnCommonGrafx
02-22-2008, 08:57 AM
Phil,
It's why I've never bothered to report one.

I would happily take a NewTek Cheque as an employee to Bomb these guys. Heck, since you have to be an employee, I'd take $10 a week to filter all new users. If it's not pertinent it would never see the light of the forum.

There are plenty of us guys around here that would do it just for the love of it. Heck, we're already the some of the best User Support a company could hope for...

jburford
02-22-2008, 02:35 PM
The proper Sound Track to this theme is . . .

"It's just porn mum" Performed by Trucks in Oslo. . ..

This is a must hear track. . .. yeah!

Crank it up, let it rip and Model away to the tunes. . .

jburford
02-22-2008, 02:40 PM
Here is the Link for the Video . . .

yeah.....

http://www.videocure.com/music-video-code/t/53d500e51f475f1620ef569086fa0643.html#

jburford
02-22-2008, 03:08 PM
Sorry Chuck, couldn't help myself. . . . .

pauland
02-22-2008, 05:47 PM
Can we do something about the influx of porn on this forum, it seems to be getting worse lately.

Just for a moment I thought you were complaining about the quality.. ;-)

Stooch
02-22-2008, 06:12 PM
Just for a moment I thought you were complaining about the quality.. ;-)


well. now that lightwave has hair, we can all pitch in and create some nice high quality porn renders! lets have a contest! Hopefully the kink and curl settings will allow us to capture the "hair down there" to a generally accepted level of quality ;)

CreatvGnius
02-22-2008, 06:15 PM
I appreciate the spelling correction, Robert. 'Was referencing both the increase in responses to the spam, plus Steve Bowie's having passed along some helpful, remedial info to some folks at NewTek.

That might prove more effective than whatever may have already been planned, to fix the issue, that's all; no biggie.
-PeterG

Hopper
02-23-2008, 12:55 AM
1:55am. I just reported FIVE spam posts. :thumbsdow

DiedonD
02-23-2008, 01:28 AM
Nice song. Its just porn and it wont go away huh.

Ive targeted porn spams too. It feels nice getting rid of them. Especially the ugly and gay ones.

But the thing is, if it could be removed faster wouldve been nicer.

Once there was just a honest nice little porn site and it got removed at once. While on the other occasion, its was a fake promise of such a site, and instead you downloaded viruses. Ironically it took many hours for this second one to be removed, even though I warned everyone not to click on the links as they were virusy.

Krom
02-23-2008, 01:32 AM
Why don't NT just add some sort of anti-bot registration check? E.g. few random letters on noisy background ..

35mm
02-23-2008, 02:17 AM
This forum is powered by vBulletin, which I have setup and worked with on several sites. It has a lot of features for blocking spam bots which is where most spam and porn links come from. So it would be very easy to stop the spam. The main things are the security image on registration, and posting permissions. I can't remember if they have the security image activated on the reg form, but that would stop bots from creating user accounts. The forums should be visible to all, but only registered users should be able to post. So NT could easily sort this issue out. Also moderators don't get access to anything dangerous, so NT could give some of the regular posters moderator status - they wouldn't have to be NT staff.

Philbert
02-23-2008, 03:43 AM
Strangely I had commented on a video at Meta Cafe months ago and over the past week I've had 4 or 5 emails telling me I had a reply to that comment. They were all porn spam.

jburford
02-23-2008, 07:52 AM
Strangely I had commented on a video at Meta Cafe months ago and over the past week I've had 4 or 5 emails telling me I had a reply to that comment. They were all porn spam.


then it must be a part of a larger conspiracy!

Mr Big
02-24-2008, 03:30 PM
Instead of Registered User, It would be nice to have Registered Visitor ,Registered Student , Registered Owner with a license registration authentication.This would give the owners a better idea who people are.

pauland
02-24-2008, 04:26 PM
Instead of Registered User, It would be nice to have Registered Visitor ,Registered Student , Registered Owner with a license registration authentication.This would give the owners a better idea who people are.

A bit OTT..

Fizzer
02-25-2008, 05:54 AM
This forum has become a porno and junk portal! The first six topics when I visited today were all porn related. Newtek - please would you get a grip!!!

Signal to Noise
02-25-2008, 12:19 PM
I'm getting tired of the pr0n links too. I mean most every link that's posted here I already have bookmarked just from surfing the net on my own! Give me something new people!!!

:ohmy:


In all seriousness why doesn't NewTek adopt a format and or policy like other well established CG forums?

T-Light
02-26-2008, 04:54 PM
Just had a look, there's a 'type in these letters' check now, don't remember that being there when I signed up.

Stooch
02-26-2008, 05:39 PM
This forum has become a porno and junk portal! The first six topics when I visited today were all porn related. Newtek - please would you get a grip!!!

Speaking of getting a grip! My knuckles are white from the strain!

T-Light
02-27-2008, 04:20 AM
OK, there's another one there today. Typing in the characters from the image hasn't stopped them.

How about this.
Someone gets to sign up.
Their first post on the forum is kept in storage until it can be checked by a moderator before the post is allowed onto the forum.

I know it's extra work for the mods, but it would stop this single post spam cr*p.

I wrote something like this years ago for an online magazine, they wanted to OK everything before it went live, I don't think we need anything like that, but a one one step check might help.

DiedonD
02-27-2008, 07:01 AM
Isnt CG Sociaty like that? When I was first there, my posts werent allowed to be made after registration. ANd they got posted far later on. After beeing checked for robotic spamery I suppose.

Red_Oddity
02-27-2008, 07:27 AM
Speaking of getting a grip! My knuckles are white from the strain!
You need some salve for the friction burns?

Stooch
02-27-2008, 04:58 PM
Lol nah I have a bottle of eucerine handy

Lamont
02-27-2008, 06:20 PM
Lol nah I have a bottle of eucerine handyNice :D!!!