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    At your service, dood! ScottJC's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allnatural View Post
    It should never be that long, given that I'm here at least once each day cleaning up.

    More mods would help, but I think it would be better to stop them from registering in the first place. Does this site even use a captcha (I haven't checked lately)?
    It looks like it does, but that doesn't seem to be stopping them, so my suggestion about automatically moderating their posts would be the next logical step before more mods

    i.e. they won't be seen by anyone but mods until approved would be a good idea, most new members unfortunately are spammers, kinda irritating.



    Even if that can't be done,

    More mods would be good, as you and gent seem to be the few mods who are active lately, I've never seen much other mods around other than the visit by VampireUK the other day.

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    Here I am! Hehe

    Wow it's been a while since I logged in here...
    Tag me @Martin and I'll get back to you ASAP



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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottJC View Post
    Every day I come here I see more spam, and it sometimes takes days to get deleted.

    The site was recently reinstalled, I saw the Apache page the other day so perhaps something can be done about this now.

    Someone had access to make the changes I am about to suggest so its time to dig up this again!

    Suggestions for solving this problem:
    1) Hire more moderators
    2) Make new members posts be moderated, i.e. until they have a certain number of posts, all posts they make must be approved by a moderator before they appear on the board, other forums can do it.
    3) Set new accounts to have to be approved by moderators after registration, I know this board can do that, as a lot of the users have random usernames it should be easy to spot them.
    4) Update this boards software if you haven't already

    I will of course continue to report the spam posts when I see them but I wish I didn't have to.


    Also while i'm at it put this in 1964's heading if the board supports it
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    For 1964 only. Even though it's :) <?php echo date('Y'); ?> :)
    Yeah server upgraded the other day, nice and fresh. Pretty speedy too.

    1) Well I'm not exactly up to date so if you have any suggestions for who'd be good as mod let me know (I'll subscribe to this thread)
    2+3) I don't think that would be needed
    4) I would but it costs and arm and a leg. Since vBulletin now is at version 4 we need a new license at around 150 bucks.

    Updated the 1964 forum info And changed the registration settings a bit (a little more difficult registration question)
    Tag me @Martin and I'll get back to you ASAP



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    WOW where the heck have you been???

    glad to see back!!!

    "for 1964 only" hehe

    did you get pay pal straighted out? if so set of a donate for the cause button we'll get that 150 in no time.

    Martin please Ban the word "Viagra" from any use on emutalk.
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    Administrator Martin's Avatar
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    Hmm well let's see, been pretty busy getting my degree hehe. Also been working. Good to be back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    This forum looks really great, almost forgot about it. Very nice and clean. Shame noone is posting anymore.
    Yeah. The guy that runs it is a bit of a tosser though.

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    I knew since the board was updated that someone was around who could do something heh, good thing I noticed the Apache thing.

    Welcome back, its about time you showed up, i've been wondering where you've been!

    Suggestions for mods eh,
    Well, personally i'd feel better about appointing one of the older members as it, since I can't nominate myself, I'd pick someone such as lazertag, smcd, MasterPhW, Toasty (and pretty much everyone who replied to this post). Not all of them are that active around here though.

    Personally if I had to pick one I'd nominate Toasty, he seems to be around a lot and i've seen him post in a fair number of threads, more often than I reply lately.
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence, ScottJC. But if I were chosen, it would be my first solemn duty to take disciplinary action on the goofball who triple-posted above...

    Welcome back, Martin!

    On the subject of expense in keeping the board software up-to-date, I guess you could always try ditching vBulletin and converting to a FOSS solution like phpBB, though it would obviously change the look and feel of the board substantially. In any event, it's good to hear from you again.

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    Yes someone do something about that b--- who is triple posting, doesn't he know about the magical edit button??

    An alternative is we could try some kind of fund raiser to get up to the amount needed to upgrade the board, maybe the old fogies wouldn't mind chipping in, dunno about that though.

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    I never thought, that would happen! Finally our beloved admin is back and ass kicking.
    We don't need much new gadgets or features, we only need spam prevention, new news posters for emu64 (to bring some more clicks to emutalk aswell), probably new mods especially for some still some active parts of the board (like high res textures) and probably a rearrangement of some sub boards (who does need hle derivatives?).

    We already thought you were taken by the aliens, martin!
    Good look with your degree and nice to FINALLY have you back. Thread subscribed aswell.

    EDIT: would be in for a donation aswell. To much great memories to let them die. That was the reason, why I kept posting here, too.
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