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What's with all the garbage coming through the forum?

Not blaming the Moderators, just understanding how this is happening.

An explanation would be appreciated.

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It's Chinese bots. They have an easy time registering an account, I imagine, since there's no question check or other security measure preventing this automated crap. The forum needs proper maintenance in terms of moderation as well as its architecture.

Edited by Leonard McCoy

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With the old forum, I would get a notification that so-and-so wanted to join, and I could use my discretion as to whether to let them join or not. It wasn’t perfect but I bet all of you remember a period of a year or two where there was almost no spam. The new forum does not have that feature. I just wiped out a half dozen members and with that, several hundred posts disappeared. I’ll try to keep up but the administrators need to close this loophole and let me be the gatekeeper I need to be. 

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2 hours ago, ksdaddy said:

I’ll try to keep up but the administrators need to close this loophole and let me be the gatekeeper I need to be. 

 

We're all with you, ksd!

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I don't think it's your fault at all, ks. You're doing a fantastic job moderating and have always been doing so. It's the underlying forum architecture that got us good here flooding the gates with so many Chinese bots that it's impossible to keep up moderating them manually. For every bot you crush there will be a dozen others.

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On 7/27/2019 at 2:22 PM, TheLeadFlatpick said:

I blame Dean, this must be their way of getting back at Gibson for suing. JK

I peed a little!  😂

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1 hour ago, Big Bill said:

I peed a little!  😂

 

Me too. I thought that surgery was supposed to fix that.

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This seems pretty obvious but like KSdaddy mentioned, I think they just need to stop allowing people to post without being a member and having some level of vetting.

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