5 ways of stopping spammers

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Anmazing, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Anmazing

    Anmazing Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    Since there is a lot of spammers trying to advertise their products or infect people with virures, I have taught of some ways of preventing that. @Tacosbefriends

    1) Captcha when registering a new account. (This would prevent using bots)
    2) Disable posting links in thread titles.
    3) Add blacklisted words: "muscle", "pills", "exercises" etc.
    4) Most spam messages are probably from the same people that just make new accounts. So, they should be IP banned. (I know they can use a VPN, but a lot of them probably don't even know what that is)
    5) Disable profile posts for people that have under 15 posts.
     
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  2. hgbf

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    6) Set a limit for amount of threads created/ links posted for people who are new here (7 days or less on the forums)

    Good ideas :D
     
  3. NitroPelle

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    I really like the ideas :)
     
  4. telegamer

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    yup needs to happen +69
     
  5. lAngelP

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    Other idea: The first post will have to be accepted by staff, if you post and your first post hasn't been approved those posts will be private.
     
  6. telegamer

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    could work out, but a lot of time would go into that :/
     
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  7. Anmazing

    Anmazing Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't think staff would be able to handle that.
     
  8. lAngelP

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    As I thought it, it would be in a moderation panel. The mods would have just to see if the post is valid or not and just click a button.

    Another ideas are:
    • The player would have to activate the forum account using his email.
    • The player would have to activate the forum account typing a command in-game.
    I prefer the last one to end with this kind of spam.
     
  9. Roebahn

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    You cant post a message after 10 min. ? Or only on your profile? Doesnt stop it, but lowers the amount of spam
     
  10. Superherolinker

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    The first one wouldn't help as the spammer could just wait 10mns.
     
  11. lAngelP

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    I'm pretty sure the spammers are just bots. It won't end the spam but it would help.
     
  12. Anmazing

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    I like this idea, because most of the spammers don't even play Minecraft, and most probably don't have a premium account. Although, they can get free alts..
     
  13. lAngelP

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    Yes, but even with that, the spam would be reduced. Hope some of the ideas are implemented somehow :p
     
  14. Tacosbefriends

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    That's a lot of work for the staff team. We're already up to our eyeballs with reports, appeals, and bugs. It's honestly not a huge hassle to just delete a thread and ban a spambot. Captcha would be nice though.
     
  15. lAngelP

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    I think Captcha is one option, but I think there should be more ways. If you put captcha only on register you remove a little ads, not all.

    That idea of the staff activating accounts would be for the ones that don't type the command ingame, or complete the activation the developers code.
     
  16. telegamer

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    that's not possible due to the people who got banned, can't make an account
     
  17. lAngelP

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    They don't need an account, they apply with a code on appeals.cubecraft.net
     
  18. telegamer

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    Still... But this could be fixed by a second server with a join and instant kick showing the code
     
  19. lAngelP

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    That's also another idea, but I still prefer inside CubeCraft lobbies, just a command.
     
  20. telegamer

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    but not if someone is banned who wants to join the forums