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We need another moderator
« on: January 07, 2010, 08:40:16 PM »
Somebody to take care of spam bots when admin's not online for instance...
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Re: We need another moderator
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 12:58:23 AM »
I'm going to be changing the backend code to secure the forum against bots. I recently found 600 bot member accounts I had to delete.

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Re: We need another moderator
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 01:55:49 AM »
Well, lets hope the forum change stops the bots :D
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Re: We need another moderator
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 06:06:11 AM »
Whatever does the trick is fine with me.
There is nothing more annoying than bots. (Despite this being a robot forum)
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Re: We need another moderator
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 08:47:50 PM »
I'm going to be changing the backend code to secure the forum against bots. I recently found 600 bot member accounts I had to delete.
I guess I'm glad I post enough that my account is not considered to be a bot.  ;D
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Re: We need another moderator
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 09:34:49 PM »
80% of bot accounts have zero posts. They just create a profile and put a spam link into it. Another 15% just do one post.

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Re: We need another moderator
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010, 04:34:09 PM »
It's the ones that post the same thing over and over that really mess up the system.
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Re: We need another moderator
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010, 01:56:18 PM »
My only argument in favor of another set of eyes to help out Admin is not because of spam, but to help enforce some forum etiquette.

For example (and sorry to call someone out), this user: Hasan999

has made three threads all about the same topic:

http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=10036.0
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=10015.0
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=9952.0




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Re: We need another moderator
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010, 02:05:34 PM »
Yes, but by looking at the forum, i'd say its not dying yet. Admin is doing an excellent job of moderating on this forum.
If we just do our part and tell the person what they did and if they do it again, report the post, easy!
Admin doesn't really need a moderator, a moderators position is a big responsibility, the trust that he would need from you would be immense.
Plus hes doing a damn good job as it is moderating the forum on his own.
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Re: We need another moderator
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2010, 02:12:52 PM »
Yes, but by looking at the forum, i'd say its not dying yet. Admin is doing an excellent job of moderating on this forum.
If we just do our part and tell the person what they did and if they do it again, report the post, easy!
Admin doesn't really need a moderator, a moderators position is a big responsibility, the trust that he would need from you would be immense.
Plus hes doing a damn good job as it is moderating the forum on his own.
I think we get the point :P
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Re: We need another moderator
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2010, 02:27:23 PM »
Yes, but by looking at the forum, i'd say its not dying yet. Admin is doing an excellent job of moderating on this forum.
If we just do our part and tell the person what they did and if they do it again, report the post, easy!
Admin doesn't really need a moderator, a moderators position is a big responsibility, the trust that he would need from you would be immense.
Plus hes doing a damn good job as it is moderating the forum on his own.
I think we get the point :P
Just making sure :)
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Re: We need another moderator
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2010, 03:00:49 PM »
I never said I agree completely we need a mod, i just stated the only reason i could come up with in favor of one.

Also, i forgot about the report this post. I will start using that in the future.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2010, 03:10:55 PM by madsci1016 »

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Re: We need another moderator
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2010, 08:00:08 PM »
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If we just do our part and tell the person what they did and if they do it again, report the post, easy!
Yes!

Remember to be sensitive though, we don't want to scare beginners away. :P

 


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