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http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=16895

Just guessing, mind you, but...

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Banned user and deleted post.

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07-25-2007 at 01:25 PM
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Hmm... that link doesn't seem to be working any more.

Oh wait... ;)
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Banned user and deleted 4 posts (General, Site, Electronic Games, Forum Games), let me know if I missed any.

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09-06-2007 at 01:15 PM
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but it was the BEST GAME EVAR! how could you kill that?



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Banned user

Are you sure?

I remember banned users showing up as guests on the profile page, but Tim's link still works and still shows that user's profile including the signature and homepage with the spammy link... :(

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09-06-2007 at 01:33 PM
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I banned the IP address, but didn't delete the actual user. I guess that's the way I usually do it. This way at least if they switch to a different computer then they have the same username so we can identify them quickly. ;)

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09-06-2007 at 05:09 PM
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Shouldn't bincogold's user status read "Disabled?" It still says he's a roachling.

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09-06-2007 at 07:39 PM
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Guys, don't worry about the mechanics of this. Purposefully, the different tools moderators use for restricting users are kept private. They tend to work better that way.

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09-06-2007 at 08:22 PM
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That makes sense. It was just somewhat curious, that's all.

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Well, you know what they say about being curious. It makes a cur out of io and us.

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I prefer "Curiosity killed the cat...but satisfaction brought it back!"

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And another...

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Can we please not draw attention to them? I severely doubt that posting here is going to speed up the removal of the post.

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09-12-2007 at 08:45 AM
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Can we please not draw attention to them? I severely doubt that posting here is going to speed up the removal of the post.

As long as there's only a reference to the spammy post I see no problem - just don't quote their spammy URLs. I mean, this thread's title announces that it's about SPAM; isn't that enough warning? :look

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09-12-2007 at 09:31 AM
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As long as there's only a reference to the spammy post I see no problem - just don't quote their spammy URLs. I mean, this thread's title announces that it's about SPAM; isn't that enough warning? :look
Simply having lasting reminders that there is spam that makes its way to this forum seems to make people exaggerate the problem.

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Can we please not draw attention to them? I severely doubt that posting here is going to speed up the removal of the post.

Actually, I doubt I would have seen the post unless someone Jason had pointed it out. I don't read every single forum any more and I rely on posts like this. I could suggest that people e-mail moderators@caravelgames.com or PM one of us, and post that they did so in the spammer's thread, but this way is fine with me too.

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EGBWebmaster :thumbsdown

(admin edit: post was removed, then link went to different topic, so link was removed too)

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Another spammer

(admin edit: post was removed, then link went to different topic, so link was removed too)

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And another one from the same place.

(admin edit: post was removed, then link went to different topic, so link was removed too)

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ummm - is this allowed? - if it is (and I have misjudged) I apologise and I will delete this post.

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ummm - is this allowed? - if it is (and I have misjudged) I apologise and I will delete this post.


I think it's allowed -- presumably the user in question is posting content that's appropriate to the forum. In which case I think Erik has said that a little plug in your sig file is OK as long as it doesn't get out of hand.

Problem comes when someone decides to create a user, dump a big advert into the sig, and then post something pseudo-appropriate on some message board. But that's a judgment call for the admins...

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11-13-2007 at 06:30 PM
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I think it's allowed -- presumably the user in question is posting content that's appropriate to the forum.[...]But that's a judgment call for the admins...
I've actually seen many of this kind of users lately (ie. creating a user, making a sigature, and doing nothing). I'd say no to this, but fortunately I'm not an admin (as I don't have the time to do it).

However, for this one I'd make an exception, since the link doesn't even work. O:-

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I think it's allowed -- presumably the user in question is posting content that's appropriate to the forum.[...]But that's a judgment call for the admins...
I've actually seen many of this kind of users lately (ie. creating a user, making a sigature, and doing nothing). I'd say no to this, but fortunately I'm not an admin (as I don't have the time to do it).



Well, if all they're doing is making a signature, nobody's going to notice it anyway, right? :)

I don't really start to care until they start posting annoying ads.

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Also, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't spam imply that someone is trying to make money?

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Well, I did notice that username as newly registered recently so it could quite innocently be a new forumite who's filled in their profile but has yet to post. A lot of people don't actually end up posting but register because they enjoy the game.

I don't think there's an issue.
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It's suspicious but we're not going to ban someone before they even make a single post.

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Looks like search-engine spam to me.. I deleted the sig, if it's a legitimate person it'll notice and add it back later when it makes that mythical worthwhile post.

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