Spammer needs banning! Page 152

  • X201 16 Feb 2020 06:44:58 20,586 posts
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    https://www.eurogamer.net/profiles/sdfdrhyft
    https://www.eurogamer.net/profiles/lebroniir
    https://www.eurogamer.net/profiles/caderalo102jsp
  • PazJohnMitch 16 Feb 2020 08:18:03 15,706 posts
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    https://www.eurogamer.net/profiles/duj51671
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Feb 2020 08:36:58 9,933 posts
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    Can we get a new mod pls.
  • Baihu1983 16 Feb 2020 08:37:53 12,255 posts
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    Will probably just end up closing the forum
  • chopsen 16 Feb 2020 09:21:29 20,926 posts
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    It's a fucking mess isn't it?

    Who thinks we'll still be here in a year's time?
  • JamboWayOh 16 Feb 2020 10:40:33 18,852 posts
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    I think it'll still be here but I think at times it's an attempt to get us to leave voluntarily.
  • Baihu1983 16 Feb 2020 10:52:40 12,255 posts
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    Starting to remind me of team xbox forums before the plug was pulled
  • MrWonderstuff 16 Feb 2020 11:01:34 3,240 posts
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    Just need someone who's only job is to delete the spam - 7 days a week. Seems Sunday, in particular, is problematic. Just don't understand why they can't filter messages and put them in a 'awaiting moderation' folder.
  • chopsen 16 Feb 2020 14:58:09 20,926 posts
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    For as long as I've been here, I can remember people arguing for an inability to create threads for new users for x amount of time or whatever.

    That would solve probably 99%+ of this over night.

    It's fairly obvious no effort is going to be invested in here though, and it's just being quietly allowed to die in the corner.
  • Rum_Monkey 16 Feb 2020 15:14:10 665 posts
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    Has Craigy been about to address it at all or quietly sloped off?
  • chopsen 16 Feb 2020 15:21:58 20,926 posts
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    Everybody's gone.

    It's like season 1 of Red Dwarf here.
  • Darth_Flibble 16 Feb 2020 15:22:21 4,198 posts
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    When companies don't want something any more, they just let it die slowly and painfully. This is to get people not caring about it, so people just shrug and say "eh? weeeeelllll its been bad for ages"

    Amazon slowly killed Lovefilm rentals (despite it being excellent before the amazon buy out)
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 16 Feb 2020 15:29:28 32,419 posts
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    I just don't understand, from a business perspective, why they'd leave the forum open. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they have as I love you guys, and don't want it to go anywhere.

    It costs them money to run though and they just don't care about it, so I have no idea why they haven't killed it yet. What would we do? Moan a bit, go elsewhere because we have no choice, and that's about it. We don't generate income for EG. Seems like a no brainer for Roger Reedpop (but still please don't).

    Edited by DFawkes at 15:29:53 16-02-2020
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Feb 2020 15:30:41 9,933 posts
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    @DFawkes I think itís kinda obvious... if they shut the forum, some of us will go to the front page, and that is not what anyone wants.
  • Baihu1983 16 Feb 2020 15:33:36 12,255 posts
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    Yeah that's what IGN did with TXB
    Ignored all the spam, did nothing when it got hacked then closed it asking everyone to move to their forums but everyone went to the union instead.

    Thing is with EG is it seems a lot of forum posters don't bother with the main page?
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Feb 2020 15:35:20 9,933 posts
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    Baihu1983 wrote:
    Yeah that's what IGN did with TXB
    Ignored all the spam, did nothing when it got hacked then closed it asking everyone to move to their forums but everyone went to the union instead.

    Thing is with EG is it seems a lot of forum posters don't bother with the main page?
    Right now we do not... but with no forum, it would seem like a good place to meet and discuss new forum
  • Rum_Monkey 16 Feb 2020 15:37:25 665 posts
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    Would just be nice if they at least showed up to explain what's going on.

    Craigy can say his piece, we'd all have a whinge, then he can go back to pretending this place doesn't exist.
  • chopsen 16 Feb 2020 15:37:34 20,926 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    It costs them money to run though
    Negligible. The amount of traffic serving a text heavy interface to (what feels like) low double figure users is going to be a rounding error in the costs of hosting the site as a whole. The software running it is all in-house proprietary stuff so nobody is being paid to maintain or service this, apart from craigy who's got other things to do.

    It'll break incrementally as things outside of it change and nobody fixes them and/or it will drown under the mass of spam nobody can be arsed doing anything about.

    I'd imagine legislation or similar putting the onus of responsibility of content on to the platform provider might actually result in plug being pulled, should the government get their way on that.
  • chopsen 16 Feb 2020 15:37:55 20,926 posts
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    .

    Edited by chopsen at 15:38:16 16-02-2020
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 16 Feb 2020 15:38:17 32,419 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    @DFawkes I think itís kinda obvious... if they shut the forum, some of us will go to the front page, and that is not what anyone wants.
    Ooh, good point. There is minimal crossover between the forum people and the comment people, so they're basically using it as quarantine for us.

    In that case though, this spam might flush us out. Best get on top of it some way (like no thread creation on new accounts for a while) before we break quarantine, EG!
  • Rum_Monkey 16 Feb 2020 15:39:14 665 posts
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    One of you lazy nerds should go make a new forum.
  • chopsen 16 Feb 2020 15:40:48 20,926 posts
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    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    One of you lazy nerds should go make a new forum.
    http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/
  • chopsen 16 Feb 2020 15:42:26 20,926 posts
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    Irony the top post of the forum over there is "Welcome all ex-EGers only checking here because EG forum is dying" and the last post on that was ......558 days ago.
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Feb 2020 15:43:40 9,933 posts
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    chopsen wrote:
    Irony the top post of the forum over there is "Welcome all ex-EGers only checking here because EG forum is dying" and the last post on that was ......558 days ago.
    It got hacked into and isnít really safe.
  • fontgeeksogood 16 Feb 2020 15:44:43 9,523 posts
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    Maybe we could

    /moustache twirl

    Send all the spammers to ATG
  • chopsen 16 Feb 2020 15:44:49 20,926 posts
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    Yeah I know. I've had to abandon an email address because of that place. Cheers hairy!
  • Baihu1983 16 Feb 2020 15:45:16 12,255 posts
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    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    One of you lazy nerds should go make a new forum.
    Didn't make it but my main forum of choice


    https://unionvgf.com/index.php
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Feb 2020 15:45:21 9,933 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Maybe we could

    /moustache twirl

    Send all the spammers to ATG
    Isnít it easier to get a new mod to deal with the spammers?
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Feb 2020 15:46:25 9,933 posts
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    Baihu1983 wrote:
    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    One of you lazy nerds should go make a new forum.
    Didn't make it but my main forum of choice


    https://unionvgf.com/index.php
    The problem with any existing forum is it would Ďrightlyí ban 90% of us within days.
  • JamboWayOh 16 Feb 2020 15:47:16 18,852 posts
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    I do the visit the front page ofteh but rarely in the comments section. Some of those commentors, they make this forum seem super friendly by comparison.
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