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05-14-2012 11:07 AM
Kayden Because the TG staff loves it's users! *HUGS*
05-14-2012 10:48 AM
Rob Williams Just cleaned up 84 spam messages from just today. Yup... 84. Seen by you? 0!
01-13-2012 09:29 PM
slugbug I'm still here
01-10-2012 04:16 AM
Doomsday
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Originally Posted by Rob Williams View Post
Some forums just let that thing slide, so that it "appears" that their forum has a ton of users. And while 10,000 users looks better than 2,000, this is where I can't make a compromise. I'd rather have a forum with genuine users than one with 80% spam users. Stats wouldn't look so good if there are 50,000 posts and 25,000 spam users
^ Respect!
01-09-2012 11:19 PM
MacMan
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Originally Posted by Rob Williams View Post
Some forums just let that thing slide, so that it "appears" that their forum has a ton of users. And while 10,000 users looks better than 2,000, this is where I can't make a compromise. I'd rather have a forum with genuine users than one with 80% spam users. Stats wouldn't look so good if there are 50,000 posts and 25,000 spam users
I totally agree, 100%!
01-09-2012 08:56 PM
Rob Williams
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Originally Posted by MacMan View Post
Wow, I wish they were all legit users! At least you save a lot of space and cut down on the spam.
Some forums just let that thing slide, so that it "appears" that their forum has a ton of users. And while 10,000 users looks better than 2,000, this is where I can't make a compromise. I'd rather have a forum with genuine users than one with 80% spam users. Stats wouldn't look so good if there are 50,000 posts and 25,000 spam users
01-09-2012 08:23 PM
MacMan
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Originally Posted by Rob Williams View Post
As our user count on the forums inched closer to 10,000, I had to do something to bring the number back down. No, it's not that I don't want lots of users on our forums; it's just that I wish more than 20% of them were legit users. To help clean things up, I removed all users who signed up but never activated their accounts, and also those who have never posted (or are spammers). Some stats:

Before Purge

Total Members: 9,971
Database Size: 390.6MB
SQL Records: 206,382

After Purge

Total Members: 2,651
Database Size: 375.8MB
SQL Records: 178,833

The users that were deleted consisted of:

Users with 0 Post Count: 5,297
Users Awaiting Confirmation: 2,024

No regular user should have been affected by this, but if you are in some way, let me know.
Wow, I wish they were all legit users! At least you save a lot of space and cut down on the spam.
01-09-2012 07:39 PM
OriginalJoeCool I used to go to the forums on pinkfloyd.net, but it looks pretty much like that picture now.
01-09-2012 07:25 PM
Rob Williams I sure don't regret moving to a moderated system for new users. Here's an idea of the spam you don't see:

Attachment 1365
08-27-2011 11:11 PM
RainMotorsports
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Originally Posted by OriginalJoeCool View Post
I knew I was missing something.
If were going old school don't forget about the song that never ends. Pretty sure that alone after 5 days in solitary could drive even the strong minded insane.
08-27-2011 10:38 PM
OriginalJoeCool I knew I was missing something.
08-27-2011 10:06 PM
DarkStarr I think you forgot the barney song in there after every other song
08-27-2011 06:34 PM
OriginalJoeCool Spammers are among the world's worst scum. They deserve to be rounded up and forced to listen to a selection of the world's worst music. Bieber, Britney Spears, the Jonas Brothers. Play it in a loop non-stop, until their brains liquefy.
08-27-2011 02:28 PM
Doomsday Burn the Spamming! Kill the Spam!! Purge the Spammers!!
08-27-2011 01:33 PM
eunoia Just testing to see if I was purged, whew.
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