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Give all current members free memberships to the Around the Shoe forum and be done with it.
im not sure what's more annoying, these guys throwing up these links or the trolls over at the scout board
These must be automated bots making these user accounts and posting these links. I don't think there is a captcha when you create an account or is there? The definitely need to do something about this.
"Buckeye born and bred, a Buckeye 'til I'm dead"
it has to be. i just am trying to figure out why our board is the only board that has this problem
Make new users with free accounts wait 24 hours to post. I bet that would solve the problem.
bucknuts doesn't care because around the shoe is a free board. the burden for policing it and cleaning it up falls in the mods' laps and that means nutbuster. with due respect to nut, it's an awfully lot to ask one guy in the mountain time zone to delete 3 pages of spam threads that have inundated the site before 95% of us are awake.
like us or not, want us or not, bucknuts needs to come up with a solution. if we boycotted it to make our point, would bucknuts even notice...that's analogous to the question if a tree falls in a forest and no one's there to hear it, does it make a sound? no, they wouldn't care because we're freeloaders. i'm not a big conspiracy theorist but for all we know, bucknuts may be doing it or allowing it hoping to drive us to the premium boards. also, are other schools' boards getting bombarded with this crap or is it exclusive to us?
they either need to give nut some help by designating more mods who can delete spam or find some way to encrypt new accounts, including making everyone with a current free account re-register.
This post was edited by GoBuxGo 18 months ago
it's been a while but i seem to recall that after i registered, 247 sent me an email that i had to open in order to activate my account so somehow they're either getting around that or they're doing it like everyone else.
+1, it really is an easy fix. If they instilled the captcha system it would fix this. It's quite obvious that they don't care so much.
Is that one of those "type these letters to prove you're human" things? Sure sounds like that would help.
Exactly, for example: Type this A23bL23Michigansucksass.. It's simple, websites have been doing it since they have existed. It's not some new space age technology.
I didn't realize they didn't use that. Ya that would be a good start
Great DZ, now that you've posted this I have to change my ATM PIN. Thanks :)
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