Upgrades?

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Taqroy, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Awesome. So glad something was able to be done to try to curb some of the spam. The less spam the more time the mods have all around.
     
  2. JoLeigh

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    SO glad I'm not alone! I hate those things and end up refreshing them like 10 times.

    Also if you havent try playing the sound on it.....CREEPY
     
  3. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Do we need to verify every post?

    Omg..., on my 3rd attempt to post this now lol
     
  4. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Testing.

    Yes. You do!!


    Ooh you just can't win lol, spam or captcha... Swings and roundabouts lol


    The tinypic one is really good and easy, normal words in readable fonts!


    Must be a huge relief modbods, start posting now. If you can decipher how to lol
     
  5. Saeleofu

    Saeleofu Active Member

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    Ack. I hate, hate, HATE CAPTCHA. I have to refresh several times and then still mess it up most of the time. Between that and no quick reply box, I probably won't be posting much anymore. It'll have to be something really, REALLY worth posting now :/
     
  6. MilliesMom

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    Omgosh, what the hey IS that? It didn't sound remotely like the *word*. Sounded like H.A.L. on speed.

    Added: But you don't have to CAPTCHA when you edit, *phew*!
     
  7. ACooper

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    That's what I said/think too! Even something like 25 posts under your belt should show if you're a spammer or not, LOL

    I have no idea how hard that would be to set up...........or if it's even possible with the current software.

    Bright side? At least they are trying to do something.......we are back on the radar right? WOOHOO! :D
     
  8. Taqroy

    Taqroy Active Member

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    SERIOUSLY! The captchas super annoying but at least someone is paying attention to us! I can live with having to refresh the stupid thing three or four times.
     
  9. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    Thankfully I use tapatalk and don't have to use captchas AND I still have a quick reply button. YAY for tapa!

    Also, let me be the odd one and say I love captchas :D
     
  10. ACooper

    ACooper Moderator

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    Dak, you don't have to tell US you are the odd one! :rofl1:
    <3 <3 <3

    (totally worth filling out the recaptcha to say that, LMFAO!)
     
  11. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Same here & I am on a tiny cell phone screen so I have to keep scrolling up to see if I have the ****ing thing right, no I like to post a. Lot. & I don't think this CAPTCHA thingy is gonna do it for me either.
     
  12. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    I'm posting this on a phone. Its not that difficult... not once did I scroll up to check if its right after typing it.
     
  13. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I usually get it right by the second try. Beats an hour in the morning and not even wanting to come on because you know there is going to be a ton of spam and not even feeling like looking at the forum after that.
     
  14. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    MAny people complained about the spam. Well... they're trying. Its going to take a few times of adjusting to get anything right. Threatening to stop posting isn't helping find the solution. Instead of complaining, why don't you give suggestions? Much more constructive than saying "well, I'm not posting!". Chaz will continue, whether you're posting or not.

    Just my two cents.
     
  15. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    It's a process, I'm glad changes are being made regardless. It'll take a while to work out the kinks but for now, at least we aren't getting flooded with spam every 32 seconds
     
  16. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Since all the spam (at least for me) was in PM, why not put the CAPTCHA thing on the PM? Like in order to send a PM to someone, you have to fill out the CAPTCHA thing on there?
     
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    It's NOT just in PM - the mods just do a great job trying to get rid of it, so we don't see most of it unless you get on chaz really early or late.
     
  18. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    What? Have you really not seen it? LOL Majority of the spam was on threads/in their own thread. PM spam isn't as big of a deal because mods don't have to spend majority of their day deleting it and nobody sees it except for the ones that got the PMs.
     
  19. Taqroy

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    Because it's not just about you? The mods have been working their tails off to keep our forum relatively spam free. Now that we have a fix (yes, it's an annoying fix but it's still a fix) people are doing an awful lot of complaining. If it's really going to keep you from posting well...so be it.
     
  20. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    This. Any idea how much time the mods spend cleaning our spam around the forum (not in PM's)?

    Goodness gracious GIVE THEM TIME TO WORK OUT THE KINKS. They've already said AND made a special announcement post that this is just a temporary fix and they are working on it. They aren't trying to make your life difficult. So just say "THANK YOU MODS for keeping us as spam free as possible" and move on.
     

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