SparkE
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Tired of useless posts by 'bots and Hyundai shills?

Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:01 am

YES !!!!!

I figured out how to add a user to the 'ignore' list !! I have just added all those 'fake' accounts that do nothing except post content-empty things to the forums to make it look like a thread is active.

It is GREAT!

How to :
- go to your 'control panel'
- look at the 'friends and foes' tab

Or, when you see a post that is obviously garbage simply meant to activate a thread, you can add them to your 'foes' list by clicking on the user name and then clicking on the 'add foe' link.

SparkE
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Re: Tired of useless posts by 'bots and Hyundai shills?

Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:36 am

HA! Adding just a very small # of posters to my 'ignore list' eliminated about 90% of the useless crud posts that I see!

I highly recommend it!

veteran
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Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:17 am

Re: Tired of useless posts by 'bots and Hyundai shills?

Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:09 pm

That's why human verification are important

thijn
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Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:20 am

Re: Tired of useless posts by 'bots and Hyundai shills?

Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:36 pm

how does # Really effect on Bots

JejuSoul
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Location: Jeju
Contact: Website

Re: Tired of useless posts by 'bots and Hyundai shills?

Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:24 pm

SparkE: Thanks for the tip. I have now done the same.
The codes for using Torque Pro can be found by clicking the link in the website icon under my user name on the left.

JejuSoul
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Location: Jeju
Contact: Website

Re: Tired of useless posts by 'bots and Hyundai shills?

Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:12 am

Just added the Russian Sexbot to my foes list.
The codes for using Torque Pro can be found by clicking the link in the website icon under my user name on the left.

erik
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Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:24 am

Re: Tired of useless posts by 'bots and Hyundai shills?

Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:59 am

can you add some captcha for verification??

JejuSoul
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Location: Jeju
Contact: Website

Re: Tired of useless posts by 'bots and Hyundai shills?

Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:30 pm

erik also seems to be a spammer. Have blocked him too!
The codes for using Torque Pro can be found by clicking the link in the website icon under my user name on the left.

admin
Site Admin
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Re: Tired of useless posts by 'bots and Hyundai shills?

Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:12 pm

Thanks for flagging the spam!

I've increased the registration requirements so I hope that helps limit how many make it through.

Please let me know if any more crop up!

Mike

SparkE
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Re: Tired of useless posts by 'bots and Hyundai shills?

Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:05 am

It doesn't have to be a 'bot - it can just be one person using multiple logins 'keeping threads alive' to make the site look busier, for commercial reasons. In fact, I think that is what is happening.

Heck, a human can sign up and then turn it over to an auto-posting 'bot.

What would be best is to have an admin simply erase posts that have no useful content. (Posts like "what a pretty color" or "gee, EVs are great!" should just be deleted, preferably within 12 hours.)

I volunteer - give me admin rights, I will keep the site cleaned up.

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