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forum moderator assistance requested!
« on: Mon, Mar 15, 2010 »
Please email donate@flixel.org if you are interested in helping to moderate the forums.  Currently this will consist solely of deleting and banning the occasional spammer; it's pretty easy!  Thanks guys

UPDATE - found a mod, I'll let you guys know if/when I need more help, thanks to everybody who offered their assistance!
« Last Edit: Tue, Mar 16, 2010 by Adam Atomic »

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Re: forum moderator assistance requested!
« Reply #1 on: Mon, Mar 15, 2010 »
i had some basic security stuff disabled after doing some updates, so i turned that back on, and i'm gonna can any user accounts with suspicious names and zero posts, so my apologies if your lurker account gets trashed!  please re-register and forgive me :)  already have a few apps in for mods, should have this place shipshape again soon!

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Re: forum moderator assistance requested!
« Reply #2 on: Mon, Mar 15, 2010 »
using this query to search for likely bogus accounts:

Code: [Select]
SELECT *
FROM `smf_members`
WHERE (
`memberName` LIKE '%1%'
OR `memberName` LIKE '%2%'
OR `memberName` LIKE '%3%'
OR `memberName` LIKE '%4%'
OR `memberName` LIKE '%5%'
OR `memberName` LIKE '%6%'
OR `memberName` LIKE '%7%'
OR `memberName` LIKE '%8%'
OR `memberName` LIKE '%9%'
OR `memberName` LIKE '%0%'
)
AND `posts` =0
AND `instantMessages` =0
AND `unreadMessages` =0
AND `emailAddress` NOT LIKE CONVERT( _utf8 '%.com'
USING latin1 )
COLLATE latin1_swedish_ci
LIMIT 0 , 30

doing a pretty good job so far!  should have most of the bunk users cleared soon.  again, my apologies if your account merely LOOKED like a bogus one!  this shoudl be a one time operation with moderation going forward :)

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Re: forum moderator assistance requested!
« Reply #3 on: Mon, Mar 15, 2010 »
ok that should clean things up a bit!  tossed bogus users, turned email verification back on, and i'll try and have a moderator for this forum appointed in the next day or so :)  thanks for your patience, and apologies for not getting this cleaned up sooner!

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Re: forum moderator assistance requested!
« Reply #4 on: Mon, Mar 15, 2010 »
Thanks a lot Adam!

I was starting to think those lovely ladies were actually interested in Flixel... :(


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Re: forum moderator assistance requested!
« Reply #5 on: Tue, Mar 16, 2010 »
Yes, thanks Adam. The various forms of spam were getting on my nerves. Especially some of the more...questionable content. That sort of thing does not reflect well on the forum as a whole. I don't think most of the members here want to be associated with such unsavory schlock.

It is very nice to have more active moderation. Raise your mighty ban hammer, Photonstorm. Protect us from the vile denizens of the interwebs.

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Re: forum moderator assistance requested!
« Reply #6 on: Tue, Mar 16, 2010 »
thanks to everyone who applied, i look forward to accepting your help as we grow :)

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Re: forum moderator assistance requested!
« Reply #7 on: Tue, Mar 16, 2010 »
...questionable content

I like that comic.

Personally I think this place could still use a lot more boobies. Someone make a boobie s[t]imulator in Flixel or something.
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Re: forum moderator assistance requested!
« Reply #8 on: Wed, Mar 17, 2010 »
Just so you guys are aware - I don't have a ban hammer :) I can only delete threads / messages (and other stuff like locking). But I can't mess with user accounts.

Which is fine I think.. mostly it's just spam that is the problem here, not flame wars. I've already had to delete a load of pr0n literally a few hours after Adam modded me!
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