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    If any of the Mods on these forums are still getting free gold on this domain then it's a disgrace. The last posts on here have all been from Spam bots and have been for days.

    Makes we wonder what the forum and domain admin do these days to earn their wages.
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    Was thinking this myself, didn't even look like they were bothered enough to clean it up
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    I have deleted hundreds of posts/threads over the past month. I have banned as many spambots that I've seen. This isn't activity that can be seen but I'm trying my hardest to remove as much of the spam that I'm able to. I can only remove it from the areas that I have access to so some will remain. This is I have reported but there is only so much that 1 person can do.
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    Hi guys,

    for whatever reason we are currently being attacked by those spammers in a way that we haven't seen in a long time. It looks like none of our protection mechanisms are effectively stopping them, so it comes down to manual action. LMT is doing a great job at keeping her forum sections in order. Unfortunately we are not able to clear out spam in real-time. Let's hope the Chinese will at some point realise that even if they do spam, nobody on this forum actually understands what they want

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    Giving the active mods temporary supermod rights should be a quick fix for this problem? The area mod thought is good, but is problematic when there is limited active mods around.

    Also, sam must have been on holiday or something
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    Hi Andi,

    the quick fix is user moderation, which is what we do right now. Sorting them out before they go on a posting spree.

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    The coverage of mods still vary - for example, when LMT bans and stops new posts, there can still be some lag for all of the posts to be deleted.

    One of the spam bot posts I've seen, was very smart (the cheating on homework one) in terms of the content of the post. We had one a few weeks ago that was posting once a minute and someone kindly alerted me on Skype promptly and it was stopped. Sometimes we catch them very quickly - and very few or even no users will have seen they were even any spammy posts. Sometimes it takes a little longer.

    I hope at least the regulars are at least smart enough to click none of the links. And if you need my phone number again, you only have to ask Matt...if I'm not in a meeting or asleep, it can be dealt with very quickly that way. Similarly, if you have concerns, you can send a private message on the forum - I'm always happy to receive them if sometimes hasn't been dealt with quickly enough, as an email is trigger which I'm likely to see quicker.

    (Sam occasionally has a social life... - see above for txt/pm route for the days when I'm not checking the forum more frequently than the regulars...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha78 View Post
    The coverage of mods still vary - for example, when LMT bans and stops new posts, there can still be some lag for all of the posts to be deleted.

    One of the spam bot posts I've seen, was very smart (the cheating on homework one) in terms of the content of the post. We had one a few weeks ago that was posting once a minute and someone kindly alerted me on Skype promptly and it was stopped. Sometimes we catch them very quickly - and very few or even no users will have seen they were even any spammy posts. Sometimes it takes a little longer.

    I hope at least the regulars are at least smart enough to click none of the links. And if you need my phone number again, you only have to ask Matt...if I'm not in a meeting or asleep, it can be dealt with very quickly that way. Similarly, if you have concerns, you can send a private message on the forum - I'm always happy to receive them if sometimes hasn't been dealt with quickly enough, as an email is trigger which I'm likely to see quicker.

    (Sam occasionally has a social life... - see above for txt/pm route for the days when I'm not checking the forum more frequently than the regulars...)
    Like I'd not still have your phone number

    This wasn't a go at you having a social life that's fine, it's nice you're finally out and about it was more that something like 6 mods, a forum admin and a domain admin didn't even notice these posts for well over 24 hours in some cases. If you want me to mod the forum for you, give me 600 gold a month and I'll give it ago, I unlike some mods still check the forums more than once a month.
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    Wow, I will also do some modding for 600 gold a month

    Looking at my post history in 8 years I only got 5 infractions - 2 for insulting, and 1 for posting in-game content and 2 for moderating without permission

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cretin View Post
    Wow, I will also do some modding for 600 gold a month

    Looking at my post history in 8 years I only got 5 infractions - 2 for insulting, and 1 for posting in-game content and 2 for moderating without permission
    Sounds to me like you are perfect for the job...

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    Seems like the problems are that either the current mods aren't active enough or there simply aren't enough mods.


    The easy solution would be to recruit more mods to have better coverage on the forum or Chris should get his mods together and sort out the problems.


    Are people getting anything in return for being a mod? if they are, you could refashion your current system to something else, so the active mods are getting more than the inactive ones.

    If they arent getting anything in return for being a mod, you could add a carrot to the mods which reflects how much work they are doing.
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    Yeah, perhaps double or treble the amount of gold LMT gets (if they even get gold). LMT is clearly the best MOD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloated Fish View Post
    Yeah, perhaps double or treble the amount of gold LMT gets (if they even get gold). LMT is clearly the best MOD.
    Looks like it could be paid for by dropping these ones
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    Who are the Mods for the Sever 19 Embassy (Scattered Empire) ?
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    Hi guys,

    we'll be working on this topic over the coming weeks.

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    Matt should definitely be a MOD. I probably should as well, after my exceptional performance as crew previously.
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    I've always liked the idea of being able to ban anyone who disagrees with me. Tempting.
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