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Re: Hello there
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2017, 11:53 AM »
Not sure they are spammers.  It's an SEO tactic.
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2017, 1:09 PM »
i use a version of this forums software for my mud's forums, and i think to date i've had 0 spammers!  Its all about the questions you ask on account creation :)

When i ran the godwars.net forums site, we used to get 1000's of new spam signups, but as soon as i put a question regarding MUD in the sign-up process, we got exactly 0 new spam sign-ups.

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Re: Hello there
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2017, 2:34 AM »
Not sure they are spammers.  It's an SEO tactic.

Did you see the links in their taglines, though? They're definitely bots and advertisers.

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Re: Hello there
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2017, 9:53 AM »
Not sure they are spammers.  It's an SEO tactic.

Did you see the links in their taglines, though? They're definitely bots and advertisers.

Hmm, yeah, maybe you're right.
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2017, 8:15 PM »
i use a version of this forums software for my mud's forums, and i think to date i've had 0 spammers!  Its all about the questions you ask on account creation :)

When i ran the godwars.net forums site, we used to get 1000's of new spam signups, but as soon as i put a question regarding MUD in the sign-up process, we got exactly 0 new spam sign-ups.
That's a great idea I hadn't thought about. We have the standard Capcha but still get a lot of bogus signups.
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2017, 12:01 PM »
got to love the spam posts here... and the way they attempt to post stuff that fits in with the subject, why the hell would a mud player want to know about celebrity birthdays!!
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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2018, 10:22 AM »
got to love the spam posts here... and the way they attempt to post stuff that fits in with the subject, why the hell would a mud player want to know about celebrity birthdays!!
Agreed, so the post is removed and the poster is  banned
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2018, 12:55 PM »
amusing that the user above has stuff about assignment writing in their signiture..
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2018, 1:22 PM »
i use a version of this forums software for my mud's forums, and i think to date i've had 0 spammers!  Its all about the questions you ask on account creation :)

When i ran the godwars.net forums site, we used to get 1000's of new spam signups, but as soon as i put a question regarding MUD in the sign-up process, we got exactly 0 new spam sign-ups.

What is some of what you include?  I've been corresponding a bit with Icculus through email the last week and I'd like to throw that suggestion to him while I have his attention :)
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2018, 1:25 PM »
Cleaned up a couple of other posts/accounts from this thread too.
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2018, 2:43 PM »
what does MUD stand for, DIKU etc etc, just stuff that mudders would only know, doesnt take much but sure does confuse those who have no idea what the site is about :)
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2018, 3:22 AM »
DIKU seems a bit too specific. I'd imagine fewer than 5% of the people here that genuinely are MUDders know that DIKU is the name of the department of computer science at the university of Copenhagen, and that far fewer than that even can tell you it stands for Datalogisk Institut Københavns Universitet without googling it.

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Re: Hello there
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2018, 1:21 PM »
I didn't realize there actually ARE questions in the TMC signup....


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Type the letters shown in the picture:

write out what a MUSH is:

what city was DikuMUD written in (city only):

write out what a MUD is:

Any suggestions?
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2018, 1:31 PM »
I only had the mud thing in the signup, but i think qsfp which i used at the time only allowed 1 question, i am currently running a version of smf (the beta version) for another of my muds thats pretty much died off now. The only question i have is what does MUD stand for, with all of the various terms people use.

It seems to have worked, but there again my muds site isnt as well known at TMC nor are any posts listed on search pages..

Just need to try and stop these people who think spamming sites is good for the internet? They sure are getting creative with their posts, as we saw here previously with them pasting other users posts and putting ads to their spam in their signitures.

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