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Wolfy
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Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:31 am

1) add restrictions to usernames like:
*viagra*
*cialis*
*buy*
*[cryllic A]*
*[other cryllic look-alikes]*
...etc!
[the '*' is a placeholder used by the admin CP in phpbb2 when blocking names]

2) post registrations instructions on the main page or something (where its really easy to see [the part about emailing neurohack.com w/ something transcendence related]
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Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:30 am

Also get the ban-hammers out.

Otherwise We'll be flooded in game referals, adds for Viagra, male-appendage enlargements, and spambots.


Oh, and illiterate people, but there's not much you can do about them.
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Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:10 pm

Shrike wrote:Otherwise We'll be flooded in game referrals, adds for Viagra, male-appendage enlargements, and spambots.
I was under the impression this would be still blocked by the admin-activation?
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Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:26 pm

assuming that transcendence will explode in popularity after the 1.0 release...
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Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:00 pm

We always get a spike in activity after every major release; the RC's were much more... secret, so to speak. They were never even published on the main page.
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Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:17 pm

somebody eles to Activate otf accounts (like gambit- if he cant already)

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Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:23 pm

gambit- is even less active :P
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Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:57 am

We should keep a bot (yes. Singular) locked in a special section, where we can go and laugh at the patheticness of modern life.... :D
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Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:09 am

Wolfy wrote:gambit- is even less active :P
at lest he can be found on the irc not just by email :)
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Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:43 pm

I do agree that someone with more time on their hands should be added to help George with activations. Also, there are old user names in the registered user list that need to be culled out as obvious spam bots.

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PKodon wrote:I do agree that someone with more time on their hands should be added to help George with activations. Also, there are old user names in the registered user list that need to be culled out as obvious spam bots.

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*coughcough*
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schilcote wrote:
PKodon wrote:I do agree that someone with more time on their hands should be added to help George with activations. Also, there are old user names in the registered user list that need to be culled out as obvious spam bots.

PK
*coughcough*
If you are attempting to imply what I think you are attempting to imply, there are other candidates more likely to be picked (*cough*betel*cough*)
or alterecco...
atar and myself possibly too.

You generally aren't around that often...
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Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:23 pm

Wolfy wrote:
schilcote wrote:
PKodon wrote:I do agree that someone with more time on their hands should be added to help George with activations. Also, there are old user names in the registered user list that need to be culled out as obvious spam bots.

PK
*coughcough*
If you are attempting to imply what I think you are attempting to imply, there are other candidates more likely to be picked (*cough*betel*cough*)
or alterecco...
atar and myself possibly too.

You generally aren't around that often...
wut

I'm on here several times a day... I check the forums almost obsessively, especially when I'm bored. I just don't post quite as much as I used to because a lot of the discussion doesn't interest me.
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Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:20 pm

Just a note of caution... I enjoy this game a lot and I like coming to these forums to read the latest discussions, but I wanted to point out that most forums aren't nearly as difficult to get activated at as this one and don't let your name expire or become inactive nearly as quickly. If you want to make it even more difficult for users to create and maintain their membership here you may eventually find yourself with a very small group of users circulating the same discussions and that's probably not what you want.

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Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:25 pm

That is true... I waited a couple of months for my activation...

EDIT:

You know, I could probably write a bot to automatically delete spam posts (maybe have an IRC bot frontend and if three people say "!spam (url)" it deletes it or something)...

Then again, probably not. It'd probably not be worth the effort to make it interface with the PHPBB interface which is designed for humans (but if I took a few hints from the spambots...).
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