About spammers [INFO]

Hey everyone,

It seems that every couple of days we get a random spammer posting something totally irrelevant here on the Forum. I was asked if we could do more to stop them, so let me explain how the system currently works.

When you want to register you have to fill a captcha, so this will prevent bots from coming in. You also have to confirm your email address before you can start posting. The captcha and the email confirmation already drop a significant amount of the spammers off the wagon. However, some spammers are determined to go through the trouble and end up getting the permission to join the forum.

To tackle this issue we could make it so that us admins have to review all the people who want to join the forum. I personally don't think it's a very viable option, as the spammers could still get through the filter if they just write "I like your game, I want to join." in the application form. It will just slow down the process of getting to the forum for the real users, and it won't still stop the spammers, as they are real people and not bots. This being sed, I have no real evidence to back my claim up, because we haven't tested this yet.

So far I think it has worked well that we just flag the posts and the admins will then ban the users and delete their content. What do you think? Should we take more action to tackle the spammers, or are you ok the way it is? Do you want us admins to start reviewing people who can join? Let us know what you think :)

Cheers!
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  • @wempu I may have influenced this. It worked like a level by the devs.
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  • @wempu This is not a serious issue but it is something that should be controlled. So, I think it's best to continue flagging posts that fall under spam (or abuse) without making it a major topic in the forum. :)
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  • Some people flag comments for no reason sometimes like sometimes a person has done one comment and no discussions but had a abuse on there accounts
  • @redracer Usually in that case the person has actually been a spammer, and the spam message was removed by admins. Sometimes these people are by mistake not banned at the same time, so you will see these weird spammer accounts with negative forum points and no discussions started (because the only one they ever started was deleted as spam).
  • Flagging as a form of bullying is strictly prohibited, so if you see anything like this, please contact the admins with a private message so we can investigate :)
  • wempu said:

    Flagging as a form of bullying is strictly prohibited, so if you see anything like this, please contact the admins with a private message so we can investigate :)

    traplight C.I.S.! :p =)

    Special investigations for prohibited forum behaviour! Could be a super thrilling TV series!
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Never saw anything you spoke about... so I can't say anything usefull to this thread. Traplight rocks! B)
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  • Yea @wempu I just found someone with -1 points and thought it was a glitch :)
  • I have an idea! :smiley:
    What if when we create an account on this forum, we need to link our game account to our forum account. Otherway, you can't post and comment anything.
    What you think about that @wempu ?
  • @Tigui2 that’s a good idea, may not stop the spammers through
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  • @Tigui2 That is a good idea, and we toyed with the idea before launching the game as well :) The only problem is that we are not sure if this can be done with our current service provider's tools. I will send them a message and ask about this. Thanks for the feedback :)
  • @wempu one final spammer got in there and I did the 5th flag. The discussion was removed. :D
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  • wempu said:

    Flagging as a form of bullying is strictly prohibited, so if you see anything like this, please contact the admins with a private message so we can investigate :)

    traplight C.I.S.! :p =)

    Special investigations for prohibited forum behaviour! Could be a super thrilling TV series!
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Never saw anything you spoke about... so I can't say anything usefull to this thread. Traplight rocks! B)
    I agree. And Traplight C.I.S.... lol
    Eat My Dust, packid851
    Yes, that is my Big Bang Racing username
  • wempu said:

    Flagging as a form of bullying is strictly prohibited, so if you see anything like this, please contact the admins with a private message so we can investigate :)

    traplight C.I.S.! :p =)

    Special investigations for prohibited forum behaviour! Could be a super thrilling TV series!
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Never saw anything you spoke about... so I can't say anything usefull to this thread. Traplight rocks! B)

    Haha
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  • I think it's a good idea.I didn't want to flag all of them because you might think that im randomly flagging posts.
  • @Simranjeet9_ did you mean to flag my post above? Or were you doing it for your examples?
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  • @Simranjeet9_ did you mean to flag my post above? Or were you doing it for your examples?

    :# That's silly of me, forgive me @Xx_Wither_xX , yes it was for my examples. :)
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  • I do forgive you simranjeet, it’s fine :)
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    • Let's play BBR! - play my levels, give me tips, and I will do the same to you!
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  • @wempu but there are some spammers that when they are banned they just rejoin the forum.
  • It's getting worst these days, the eurowiki is starting tons of threads in chinese wich is not allowed and the guy who wanted to sell fake documents. Maybe a filter should be introduced to stop foreing languages, ilegal merchandise and insults from being posted.
  • It's getting worst these days, the eurowiki is starting tons of threads in chinese wich is not allowed and the guy who wanted to sell fake documents. Maybe a filter should be introduced to stop foreing languages, ilegal merchandise and insults from being posted.

    Yes. I would start a legal case with that fake documents thing, but I don’t know about court and stuff.
    Eat My Dust, packid851
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  • It's getting worst these days, the eurowiki is starting tons of threads in chinese wich is not allowed and the guy who wanted to sell fake documents. Maybe a filter should be introduced to stop foreing languages, ilegal merchandise and insults from being posted.

    Yes. I would start a legal case with that fake documents thing, but I don’t know about court and stuff.
    I don’t know either but maybe one of the others do know, and these spammers are finding more and more loopholes to the current system against spammers, so please upgrade the system Traplight!

    PLEASE PROTECT US FROM THE SPAMMERS!!!
    • Follow me in Big Bang racing - tag: @dqvdp (in game, not on forums)
    • Let's play BBR! - play my levels, give me tips, and I will do the same to you!
    • My location: right behind your back eating a salad - don't look!, I'll be gone when you look!
    <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
    • play my levels! And enjoy them please!
  • > @Xx_Wither_xX said:
    > It's getting worst these days, the eurowiki is starting tons of threads in chinese wich is not allowed and the guy who wanted to sell fake documents. Maybe a filter should be introduced to stop foreing languages, ilegal merchandise and insults from being posted.
    >
    > Yes. I would start a legal case with that fake documents thing, but I don’t know about court and stuff.
    >
    > I don’t know either but maybe one of the others do know, and these spammers are finding more and more loopholes to the current system against spammers, so please upgrade the system Traplight!
    >
    > PLEASE PROTECT US FROM THE SPAMMERS!!!

    I guess we've got a NASA rocket expert in the game so it can't be that difficult to find a lawyer.
  • edited November 8
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    Commander Beta> "I guess we've got a NASA rocket expert in the game so it can't be that difficult to find a lawyer."
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  • > @Xx_Wither_xX said:

    > It's getting worst these days, the eurowiki is starting tons of threads in chinese wich is not allowed and the guy who wanted to sell fake documents. Maybe a filter should be introduced to stop foreing languages, ilegal merchandise and insults from being posted.

    >

    > Yes. I would start a legal case with that fake documents thing, but I don’t know about court and stuff.

    >

    > I don’t know either but maybe one of the others do know, and these spammers are finding more and more loopholes to the current system against spammers, so please upgrade the system Traplight!

    >

    > PLEASE PROTECT US FROM THE SPAMMERS!!!



    I guess we've got a NASA rocket expert in the game so it can't be that difficult to find a lawyer.

    Yep that’s right! We have a NASA rocket expert who has made communicating in the alien world, where BBR takes place, possible! And we are doing just that right now!
    • Follow me in Big Bang racing - tag: @dqvdp (in game, not on forums)
    • Let's play BBR! - play my levels, give me tips, and I will do the same to you!
    • My location: right behind your back eating a salad - don't look!, I'll be gone when you look!
    <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
    • play my levels! And enjoy them please!
  • > @Xx_Wither_xX said:
    > > @Xx_Wither_xX said:
    >
    > > It's getting worst these days, the eurowiki is starting tons of threads in chinese wich is not allowed and the guy who wanted to sell fake documents. Maybe a filter should be introduced to stop foreing languages, ilegal merchandise and insults from being posted.
    >
    > >
    >
    > > Yes. I would start a legal case with that fake documents thing, but I don’t know about court and stuff.
    >
    > >
    >
    > > I don’t know either but maybe one of the others do know, and these spammers are finding more and more loopholes to the current system against spammers, so please upgrade the system Traplight!
    >
    > >
    >
    > > PLEASE PROTECT US FROM THE SPAMMERS!!!
    >
    >
    >
    > I guess we've got a NASA rocket expert in the game so it can't be that difficult to find a lawyer.
    >
    > Yep that’s right! We have a NASA rocket expert who has made communicating in the alien world, where BBR takes place, possible! And we are doing just that right now!

    Well, I guess let's keep our options open, but @Mike_the_Vike works for NASA not SETI.
  • Hi everyone! Due to increased amount of spammers in the Forum I have now changed the settings so that we admins have to personally approve everyone joining in. This will of course make it slower for new people to get access to the Forums, but I think it's better than having to ban and delete spammers every day. If you have any friends that are joining in, please let them know that there might be a bit of a wait time :) Thanks for understanding!
  • Okay wempu
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    • play my levels! And enjoy them please!
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