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Post by grafix » Sun Nov 04, 2007 21:23

An even better way: use the question system a la K:M, then have "Help me!" links next to each question that link to a relevant page on the KeenWiki. A quick notice above the group of questions that tells the user what the "Help me!" links do would probably be a good idea as well. For example: "Can't answer these questions? Click the 'Help me!' link next to each question for hints!".

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Post by DaVince » Sun Nov 04, 2007 23:42

Djaser wrote:
KeenRush wrote:Also, guys, stop answering these spam topics.
Why?
Because deleting topics in phpBB becomes a bitch when it has more than 1 post in it. :crazy

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Post by Genius314 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 23:56

DaVince wrote:Because deleting topics in phpBB becomes a bitch when it has more than 1 post in it.
I've never done this before, but wouldn't it be easier, rather than deleting a topic, to move it to an invisible (except to admins and mods) forum, like a trash or something. Then just have anything in the trash forum be deleted automatically after a few days?
Cause it is really annoying to delete entire topics in phpBB.

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Post by DaVince » Mon Nov 05, 2007 0:07

Yeah, you can do that.

However, the most easy solution would have been if SMF was installed right from the start. You can delete all topics and posts one user made with that, while deleting the user itself too. And you can quickly remove entire topics with it. <_<

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Post by Flaose » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:40

Deleting a topic simple, I don't know what you're all talking about. It can be done in two clicks, replies or not.
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Post by DaVince » Mon Nov 05, 2007 13:28

Ummm, yeah. I never saw that option anywhere in phpBB, so unless you have a mod installed, it's a bitch to do. :confused

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Post by Shadow Master » Mon Nov 05, 2007 14:35

DaVince wrote:Ummm, yeah. I never saw that option anywhere in phpBB, so unless you have a mod installed, it's a bitch to do. :confused
In the forums I moderate, I just select the forum, go to the bottom of the thread list (very bottom). In the list of things I can do, there is "you can moderate this forum" with a link to the moderator control panel. There I can mass-moderate topic by splitting, moving, locking or deleting them at once. No need to worry about their contents if I know what I'm doing.

BTW, in those forums the nice thing is that there are always moderators and admins patrolling. Almost 24 hours a day. I suppose it's because we are all people from different countries.

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Post by KeenRush » Mon Nov 05, 2007 14:50

Yep, indeed, those things can be done here as well. (I'm too am confused what some of you guys are talking about. :crazy)
My newest mod - Planet Of Agony: https://pckf.com/viewtopic.php?t=4165 | codename H.Y.E.N.A.

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Post by Flaose » Mon Nov 05, 2007 15:17

DaVince wrote:Ummm, yeah. I never saw that option anywhere in phpBB, so unless you have a mod installed, it's a bitch to do. :confused
Well, if it's a mod, it's been installed since day one. A nice little X at the bottom of my screen that says "Delete Topic".
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Post by adurdin » Mon Nov 05, 2007 18:56

Well, there was a particularly nasty bit of spam posted earlier today, with images. I deleted it as soon as I saw it, and I also changed the account activation to require user confirmation via email. That may slow down the spam a bit, but it didn't stop it on K:M.

I think we want to do something a bit simpler than other suggestions though -- I'm thinking having, say, three different pictures of several Keen sprites, showing 12 images (so 9 other sprites), and asking the user to pick the three that are the same. Should be pretty good against bots...

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Post by Flaose » Mon Nov 05, 2007 19:00

Yeah, I like that idea. I actually turned off confirmation e-mails after a day or so as it seemed to have zero effect on the bots (if anything it was helping them), and people were saying that the e-mail went to their junk-mail inboxes (and were grammatically incorrect to boot). I'm not sure where the e-mail form is stored, I just know that I can't change it myself.
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Post by KeenRush » Mon Nov 05, 2007 19:08

That'd be great, adurdin, it'd stop them completely.
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Post by grafix » Tue Nov 06, 2007 17:49

adurdin wrote:I'm thinking having, say, three different pictures of several Keen sprites, showing 12 images (so 9 other sprites), and asking the user to pick the three that are the same.
Just like KittenAuth! :D

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Post by DaVince » Tue Nov 06, 2007 18:12

Like "pick three yorps" or "pick the three Keen pics that are the same"?

EDIT: I guess the first one, judging by KittenAuth.

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Post by ckguy » Tue Nov 06, 2007 18:32

Haha, just checked out KittenAuth. Cute idea.

But yeah, I don't really have anything to add to this discussion. All of these ideas sound good ... but not good enough, because not only did I trick the signup page, I tricked all you guys too. I've beaten the Turing Test. What now, bitches. Where's my cash prize?

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