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    I reported one of them yesterday trying to post that they were selling god knows what but it made no sense what they were typing/selling? It looks like they got terminated a few minutes after I reported 'em - although I don't think they knew how to add links in the Signature.

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    Yep, in full joy here

    I would still like to see the little red reporting button in the PMs. I send those spam things to a mod, but a button would be better. Easier for the mods too.
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    Yes, I confess that it is a bit selfish to leave all the work related to pms for the administrators but hey, moderators don't go that far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    I would still like to see the little red reporting button in the PMs. I send those spam things to a mod, but a button would be better. Easier for the mods too.
    That's something that I would like to see as well, then you wouldn't get a few mods having to deal with them all as any mod could sort out the next few on the list.
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    What a great policy. I support it wholeheartedly. Viva sitepoint.
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    Raena:

    Why not simply delete offending forum posts and then delete the account of these offenders. Or does this require too much time because the spammers keep returning?

    Alternatively, why not require that someone has to be a member for 6 months or a year before they can leave a signature. How many spammers are going to stick around that long? Then after 6 months or a year, we would be allowed to leave a signature. I would think combining the deletion of offending accounts with a long waiting period would be enough. Am I wrong?

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    Repeat spammers are banned, but not everyone is so easily labeled a spammer, and nobody has time to make a subjective judgement of every post and every signature on a forum with thousands of daily users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastLionDesign View Post
    Raena:

    Alternatively, why not require that someone has to be a member for 6 months or a year before they can leave a signature. How many spammers are going to stick around that long? Then after 6 months or a year, we would be allowed to leave a signature. I would think combining the deletion of offending accounts with a long waiting period would be enough. Am I wrong?

    George
    This seems like a logical solution as well but I would imagine that most spammers aren't going to stick around for 90 days either, which is what the new limit is set to.
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    i'm all out support on this move...

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    I support the rule.

    Since we are all reading about the new rule now. It would be helpful if some admin can remind us (or post a link) as to what are the restrictions on the signature format -- in terms of graphics, number of lines, number of characters, font, color, etc. I've been here so long, I've forgotten what those were.

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    Can I make another suggestion, although maybe it isn't as relevant.

    I've just joined today, due to looking up info for pretty links on SMF addons, and I was able to add my website to my profile, which anyone can now see, but when they click on it, it takes me AWAY from this site, to my site.

    I would have thought that opening in a new window may be better, so as not to actually exit from Sitepoint. Maybe even having a time limit before adding the website for new people may be worth considering ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artcoder View Post
    I support the rule.

    Since we are all reading about the new rule now. It would be helpful if some admin can remind us (or post a link) as to what are the restrictions on the signature format -- in terms of graphics, number of lines, number of characters, font, color, etc. I've been here so long, I've forgotten what those were.
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    There is literally nothing you can do to save Sitepoint from the hell it is already circling and has VISITED CARNALLY many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastLionDesign View Post
    Raena:

    Why not simply delete offending forum posts and then delete the account of these offenders. Or does this require too much time because the spammers keep returning?
    We already do that when we can. However, part of the problem is that people still think that we're a happy little do-follow forum. New members' links are already marked nofollow in the hopes that it will deter some of the dodgy types,

    Alternatively, why not require that someone has to be a member for 6 months or a year before they can leave a signature.
    Three months is hopefully long enough (90 days = 3x 30 ). If it requires longer, it's a snap to alter the requirement to be longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DelvarWorld View Post
    There is literally nothing you can do to save Sitepoint from the hell it is already circling and has VISITED CARNALLY many times.
    You'll forgive me, I hope, for not agreeing.
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    yep good thing for us who wants to learn and share

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABCDiamond
    I would have thought that opening in a new window may be better, so as not to actually exit from Sitepoint. Maybe even having a time limit before adding the website for new people may be worth considering ?
    Web devs consider the forceable opening of a new window a general evil (with a very few exceptions). It does not guarantee that the user "remains" on the site anyway, but can make them wonder what happened to their Back Button... instead, better to let users choose how they want to open a link. In browsers who support tabs (most of them in popular use, excluding IE6), users can choose to open a link as a new tab (and remain also on the page they were on), or choose to open a new window, or whatever.

    Because the Back Button is one of the most-used buttons by users, you can rely on people knowing how to "get back" to the site they were on... and you've allowed the link to act "normally" (links take people to new places linearly) and do what people expect.

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    A BIG for raena on this one!



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    Probably I can not judge fairly because I have never been admin in a forum but all the issues and troubles on roules on sig. is quite not fully clear to me.... looks like the only reason people joined in a forum is to have a sig.
    Is really so important for the algo in SE? no idea.

    I suppose that is nice to see someone else website if someone is really active and keep posting and helping.
    If there are tons of regular post with sig. this sure will help an external website to get visits from the forum... because people in forum will note the post. It is this so wrong as the poster is a good contributor?

    For this reason I repeat ok to a minimum post limit (number post or minimum time) ok to ban clearly spammers and trolls and also I will delete the inactive accounts.

    The 90 days will not change a lot... people will join then just wait... better 100 post minimum..... it must be quite mad do 100 post just to spam!
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    That's right policy. Why not suspend those users who don't participate in the community for long ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by impunjabians View Post
    That's right policy. Why not suspend those users who don't participate in the community for long ?
    If in one year no post ok... account suspended, eventually the possibility to re-activate it sending email asking.
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    How interesting! We even learn things on the policy posts on this site. Now I have something else to think about for my own forums.

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    The 90 days will not change a lot... people will join then just wait... better 100 post minimum..... it must be quite mad do 100 post just to spam!
    They have that too, unless they are swapping one for the other.

    There are users who signed up in 2004 and check in about once a year, so I wouldn't suspend old accounts unless that person can reactivate them somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomme poes View Post
    There are users who signed up in 2004 and check in about once a year, so I wouldn't suspend old accounts unless that person can reactivate them somehow.
    will see... it looks quite useless to me... but I'm never been an admin so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtphotoasiA View Post
    better 100 post minimum..... it must be quite mad do 100 post just to spam!
    been there, done that... It helped but it is not enough


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