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Discussion in 'Announcements & Support' started by -, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. Guest

  2. Guest

    Argh!!! Now even this thread has been spammed!!!

    ...but the ignore feature is working sweet!

    Still, I want to slap this guy with a big, fat [​IMG]
     

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  4. jhall

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    What the hell? He has a post on every thread in GG!! ahhh!! Ban him!!
     
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    Eric,

    I know you and the mods can't patrol GT 24/7, but guys like this are more than a tiny bit annoying. Can't you adjust a setting or write a little script to AUTOMATICALLY lock out anyone who makes more than 15 posts per hour? Although we have some pretty prolific posters here, I doubt anyone could come up with more than 15 valid posts in one hour, and it would severely limit the damage an idiot like this could do, even using multiple usernames.

    Just a thought...

    Thanks for your time.
     
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    Eric,

    I know you and the mods can't patrol GT 24/7, but guys like this are more than a tiny bit annoying. Can't you adjust a setting or write a little script to AUTOMATICALLY lock out anyone who makes more than 15 posts per hour? Although we have some pretty prolific posters here, I doubt anyone could come up with more than 15 valid posts in one hour, and it would severely limit the damage an idiot like this could do, even using multiple usernames.

    Just a thought...

    Thanks for your time.
     
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    Needs to be some sort of auto lock that limits number of postings per day per member or prevents identical posts in multiple topics.
     
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    Eric,

    I know you and the mods can't patrol GT 24/7, but guys like this are more than a tiny bit annoying. Can't you adjust a setting or write a little script to AUTOMATICALLY lock out anyone who makes more than 15 posts per hour? Although we have some pretty prolific posters here, I doubt anyone could come up with more than 15 valid posts in one hour, and it would severely limit the damage an idiot like this could do, even using multiple usernames.

    Just a thought...

    Thanks for your time.
     
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    Now I'VE got egg on my face. Triple-tap, sorry folks!
     
  10. Kilgor

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    I came to start a thread about this. It's not a guy, but a program that they are using to gain free publicity. Like a virus on the web.

    Just close the account.
     
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    JLB,JLB,JLB=8000 POSTS!


    I doubt anyone could come up with more than 15 valid posts in one hour, and it would severely limit the damage an idiot like this could do, even using multiple usernames.
     
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    Kilgor American Millennium Member

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    The mods took care of it. Its posts are gone.

    They also upped the time limit. You can only post once every 120 seconds.

    That should cut down on frivolous posting as well.
     
  13. David_G17

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    once every 2 hours???
     
  14. Glockster_James

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    Wow, thats kind of harsh. A lot of people only come on here for an hour or so a day and in that time there are always more than one thread that they can respond to so making it so we can only post once in 120 minutes would probably tick off a lot of users. I hope its not true. Looking at this guy/program that caused all the problems last night, he had numberous posts in one minute so yeah, that part would need to be taken care of maybe one post every 5 minutes or something would be better. Besides, I've noticed that almost every night between 10:50pm and 11:10pm (Pacific Time Zone) GT causes triple posts, but it also spaces them out time wise. Anyways, thats just my opinion on the one post 120 minute deal. Take care all. ;I
     
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    Ack!

    Seconds! 120 seconds! :)
     
  16. Glockster_James

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    Whew, had me worried. ;) Hehe, just kidding. Actually I made a few posts about 5-10 minutes apart and nothing bad happened so figured must have been a typo. :) Thanks for the correction. :) Glad to know its all good now. ;I