Forum

Inside3D Forums Down Time

Important information from InsideQC staff and news post discussion threads.

Moderator: InsideQC Admins

Inside3D Forums Down Time

Postby FrikaC » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:41 pm

The forums will be going down this Saturday (July 2nd, 2011) for much of the day. I will try to get them back online as soon as possible. I will be updating the forum software and adding a new captcha.

Also, this is my 1000th post! WOOOOOO :lol:
FrikaC
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1026
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:19 pm

Postby Spirit » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:58 pm

Please make a backup beforehand! :P
Improve Quaddicted, send me a pull request: https://github.com/SpiritQuaddicted/Quaddicted-reviews
Spirit
 
Posts: 1027
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:00 pm

Postby FrikaC » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:15 pm

Of course.
FrikaC
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1026
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:19 pm

Postby mh » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:45 pm

...and remember your password... :twisted:
We had the power, we had the space, we had a sense of time and place
We knew the words, we knew the score, we knew what we were fighting for
User avatar
mh
 
Posts: 2287
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:38 am

Postby FrikaC » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:40 pm

I'll also look both ways before I cross the street.
FrikaC
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1026
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:19 pm

antispamsterfs

Postby gnounc » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:03 pm

can we also get a flag system on the new members page?
a gross amount of them are clearly spam even before their first post.
Still pressin fer that.
User avatar
gnounc
 
Posts: 424
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:26 am

Postby mh » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:19 pm

FrikaC wrote:I'll also look both ways before I cross the street.


Good man. No talking to strangers either. :lol:

Regarding spam - how about something as simple as "you're not allowed start a new thread until you've had a post count of 5/10/whatever"? That would cut out all of the new pyramid/mac threads we've been getting lately.

Of course there are flaws with the idea (what if you've got a specific question that you registered to ask?) but that's the tradeoff and it's a matter of which is the lesser evil.
We had the power, we had the space, we had a sense of time and place
We knew the words, we knew the score, we knew what we were fighting for
User avatar
mh
 
Posts: 2287
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:38 am

Postby Nahuel » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:33 pm

:o i do not remember my password :( !
hi, I am nahuel, I love quake and qc.
User avatar
Nahuel
 
Posts: 485
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:42 pm
Location: mar del plata

Postby Chip » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:53 am

I'm sure the new forum (phpBB 3 I guess) has many more safeguards than the current one.

Also, regarding mh's idea, how many people registered lately just to ask a question? Not more than 5 (probably less). What about bots (a lot more).

I'm looking forward to the upgrade.
QuakeWiki
getButterfly - WordPress Support Services
Roo Holidays

Fear not the dark, but what the dark hides.
User avatar
Chip
 
Posts: 575
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:12 am
Location: Dublin, Ireland

I registered just to ask a question.

Postby gnounc » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:25 pm

I had been reading the forums for a year or two.
But ultimately, I registered just to ask a question.
And I'd be willing to bet a large number of people did.
5 posts before new thread would be a real putoff.
User avatar
gnounc
 
Posts: 424
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:26 am

Re: I registered just to ask a question.

Postby mh » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:41 am

gnounc wrote:I had been reading the forums for a year or two.
But ultimately, I registered just to ask a question.
And I'd be willing to bet a large number of people did.
5 posts before new thread would be a real putoff.

That's cool. Like I said, it's a tradeoff, and it's ultimately up to the mods/admins anyway.
We had the power, we had the space, we had a sense of time and place
We knew the words, we knew the score, we knew what we were fighting for
User avatar
mh
 
Posts: 2287
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:38 am

Re: antispamsterfs

Postby behind_you » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:39 am

gnounc wrote:can we also get a flag system on the new members page?


Or we could simply add a captcha when you register to prevent spambots from posting at all...
User avatar
behind_you
 
Posts: 237
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:57 am
Location: Tripoli, Libya

Postby Spirit » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:08 am

How often does it have to be repeated? :P
There already is a captcha and nowadays a lot of spam is posted by humans.
Improve Quaddicted, send me a pull request: https://github.com/SpiritQuaddicted/Quaddicted-reviews
Spirit
 
Posts: 1027
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:00 pm

Postby Jukki » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:45 pm

What if we send orges after spammers, slowly there is none of them left :)
Jukki
 
Posts: 214
Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:59 am

Postby revelator » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:25 pm

i do have a chainsaw :twisted: but im to bright to be an ogre :P

as spirit said many of em might actually be real people allthough i wonder what they gain from posting garbage on a programmers forum ? (strange pleasures some have).
User avatar
revelator
 
Posts: 2527
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:04 pm
Location: inside tha debugger

Next

Return to News & Announcements

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest