SPAM reporting

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  • Vlad27145 9 Jun 2011 09:40:22 24 posts
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    Hey guys, it's been like centuries since I've been asking for this, but I've probably been doing it the wrong way. The spambots are becoming really annoying, and it's just as annoying having to go through all the hoops to report them:

    - Click on bots profile
    - Report user
    - Choose category, where SPAM isn't even listed as an option
    - Explain that it's for SPAM

    How about just adding a "Report SPAM" button next to the posts? It shouldn't be too complicated and it would be a lot easier to help the mods and keep the site clean!
  • nickthegun 9 Jun 2011 09:41:45 58,821 posts
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    How about a probation period on new accounts like everyone has said for the last 10 years?

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    He totally called it

  • AcidSnake 9 Jun 2011 09:48:03 7,214 posts
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    Yeah, if you've registered in the last 2 months you're not allowed to post links...

    Anyway Vlad, when faced with a spammer you should find the "Ban this spammer" thread here on the forum...Mods are usually quick to respond, and it's quite cathartic...

    AcidSnake - He can't see your sig, avatar, images or vids and talks about himself in the third person because he's proper old-skool...UID 24017

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 9 Jun 2011 10:02:57 37,368 posts
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    I don't even know who the "report user" messages go to. Certainly not any of the user mods.

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  • Vlad27145 9 Jun 2011 10:05:03 24 posts
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    @AcidSnake

    Uuuh, I didn't know about that!! I don't stroll though the forums too much, guess I should start doing it!

    Also, the probation period idea ain't bad. I just hope EG finds SOME solution...
  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 9 Jun 2011 10:08:01 4,621 posts
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    DDevil wrote:
    I don't even know who the "report user" messages go to. Certainly not any of the user mods.

    Report user goes to a section of our CMS. There are some great ones in there. :)

    We realise that spam is a pain in the arse. The tech team are working on ways to combat it but they're stretched at the moment with a number of different projects.

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • Vlad27145 9 Jun 2011 10:10:26 24 posts
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    @DDevil

    Uhm... That's encouraging! hahaha So is it just there for show? :D

    EDIT: @Venatio

    Oh, ok that's cleared up then :) Hmmm... It would be great reading some of that stuff :D :D How about creating a topic with some of the funny ones? (Getting rid of the spam has priority though ;) )
  • Dirtbox 9 Jun 2011 10:10:41 77,475 posts
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    I think you should post the top 10 reported whines.

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  • AcidSnake 9 Jun 2011 10:13:07 7,214 posts
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    @Venatio:
    You know the solution, right?
    Just like in the old westerns...You need to deputise an army of new mods!...

    And don't take the time to check who you're promoting, just the first people you find on a thread...What could possibly go wrong?...

    AcidSnake - He can't see your sig, avatar, images or vids and talks about himself in the third person because he's proper old-skool...UID 24017

  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 9 Jun 2011 10:20:07 4,621 posts
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    I just banned somebody that Vlad reported. The system works!

    And, Dirtbox, you're slacking, you've only been reported seven times since April 2007.

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • Vlad27145 9 Jun 2011 10:20:29 24 posts
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    @AcidSnake

    "What could possibly go wrong?"

    Well, 2012 is just around the corner... :) Seriously though, more mods could also be a good idea. Anything, as long as things get better.
  • Vlad27145 9 Jun 2011 10:21:56 24 posts
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    @Venatio

    Justice is served! :D
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 9 Jun 2011 10:29:31 37,368 posts
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    I've always been tempted to post some of the hate mail I receive. Its not the done thing to post PMs on the forum though but some of the do make me laugh.

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  • bigshot316 9 Jun 2011 10:35:16 23,425 posts
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    How many times was Smuggo reported??
  • Zizoo 9 Jun 2011 11:18:25 8,115 posts
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    And coolbritannia?
  • nickthegun 9 Jun 2011 11:22:33 58,821 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    I think you should post the top 10 reported whines.

    1) From Darkmorgado - they are picking on me. ban plz
    2) From Darkmorgado - they are picking on me again. ban plz
    3) From Darkmorgado - when will this ever stop? the mods, they do nothing
    4) From Darkmorgado - people are being meanies. ban plz
    5) and so on and so forth

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  • DaM 9 Jun 2011 11:25:02 12,901 posts
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    AcidSnake wrote:
    @Venatio:
    You know the solution, right?
    Just like in the old westerns...You need to deputise an army of new mods!...

    And don't take the time to check who you're promoting, just the first people you find on a thread...What could possibly go wrong?...

    Promote the "winners" of the Million Pound thread!
  • Vlad27145 9 Jun 2011 11:35:01 24 posts
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    @nickthegun

    LOL. Oh, he/she means well. Just lacks a bit in understanding/accepting irony sometimes.
  • Zizoo 9 Jun 2011 12:12:06 8,115 posts
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  • bigshot316 9 Jun 2011 15:36:24 23,425 posts
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    I wonder if there's a special blizeH log.
  • seasidebaz 25 Aug 2011 17:52:36 6,126 posts
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    New spam from someone called ritakiss:

    Hello my dear friend! I am beautiful and self assured girl
    I would like to meet good attentive man. l just saw your profile today and i be came interested, l will be happy if you contact me directly to my email address above (ritaandrew12@yahoo.com) so that we can know each other and share some pictures and secrete about ourselves.
    thanks Your new friend miss rita


    I like the part about secreting. Although it could get messy.
  • psychokitten Moderator 25 Aug 2011 17:54:59 7,794 posts
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    I'll kill it with fire and let Ven know
  • HoriZon 25 Aug 2011 18:30:11 13,498 posts
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    seasidebaz wrote:
    New spam from someone called ritakiss:

    Hello my dear friend! I am beautiful and self assured girl
    I would like to meet good attentive man. l just saw your profile today and i be came interested, l will be happy if you contact me directly to my email address above (ritaandrew12@yahoo.com) so that we can know each other and share some pictures and secrete about ourselves.
    thanks Your new friend miss rita


    I like the part about secreting. Although it could get messy.

    That bitch, thought she was just mine!

    Fucking cow!!!!

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • prodge Moderator 25 Aug 2011 20:17:19 350 posts
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    That bitch, thought she was just mine!

    Fucking cow!!!!

    I got it too, thought my luck was in!!
  • Deleted user 24 March 2012 12:11:21
    This'll do.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/profiles/jefflovesnicole
  • Deckard1 21 Sep 2012 13:10:46 27,206 posts
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    I have TWO pm's informing me that Borderlands 2 is available.


    This is an OUTRAGE!!!
  • nickthegun 21 Sep 2012 13:11:51 58,821 posts
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    The work experience guy got a bit trigger happy

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  • Deleted user 21 September 2012 13:13:31
    It's another new 'feature'.
  • Deckard1 21 Sep 2012 13:14:30 27,206 posts
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    I'LL GRIND HIS BONES FOR MY BREAD!!!
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