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Censor spam links

Post by Darren1 on September 25th 2009, 7:27 am

Hello,

I'd like to suggest that we censor the links that the recent spammers have been uselessly spamming us with.

For example when they use the text "(Intel Version or Power PC Version)" [linked of cause] it would show up as censored of some way, either the text changed, or the URL its self censored.

Iv just tried this and have found out that you cannot censor more than 16 characters, so I suggest that we censor a part of the link, and allow the wild card thing ( The * ) to censor and remove links

I think it's 'bout time we kick them back to where they came from Mr. Green




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Re: Censor spam links

Post by musket on September 25th 2009, 11:45 am

URL sensoring would be a great feature to add cheers

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by WhitePoint on September 25th 2009, 12:02 pm

great idea

voted yes

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Summer Law on September 25th 2009, 12:19 pm

i voted yes
althogh souldnt this be in the other suggestion category?

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Jophy on September 25th 2009, 12:27 pm

vted yes, really nice suggestion Very Happy

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Blofeld on September 25th 2009, 1:35 pm

Voted yes , I tried this with the word censoring and it didn't work so we really do need a link censor also.

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Darren1 on September 25th 2009, 1:42 pm

nukinfoobs wrote:i voted yes
althogh souldnt this be in the other suggestion category?

No, simply because you can censor some of the URL and add the "*" which makes it anything like it, thus censoring the URL in questions that are similar to the one with the wildcard selector in it.

Add it is for the SF ( Support Forum ) , not for all forums, as their not getting as raped by the stupid IDIOTIC spammers like we are Wink

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Blofeld on September 25th 2009, 1:46 pm

Er I am I get all the time .

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Master Marc on September 25th 2009, 11:08 pm

That's nine votes now since I voted yes,

This might get ride of that spammer.

I've seen that spammer on many different forums before, and he/she killed some of the forums, because the staff don't show up, TT

( The forums were all popular, but now, there are only about 40-100 guests online )

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Mystic_gohan2 on September 26th 2009, 8:31 am

agreed vote dyes it can stop spam sites .

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Darren1 on September 26th 2009, 10:54 am

Guys, im referring to this forum, the Support Forum of ForuMotion

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Rockerfrick on September 26th 2009, 11:02 am

I vote yes. Spam sometimes refer to bad sites.

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Darren1 on September 27th 2009, 8:25 am

Rockerfrick,
@darren1 wrote:I'm referring to this forum, the Support Forum of ForuMotion

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Sanket on September 27th 2009, 8:36 am

I vote yes. Would be a good anti spamming tool.

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Mystic_gohan2 on September 27th 2009, 9:14 am

@darren1 wrote:t;]I'm referring to this forum, the Support Forum of ForuMotion

i know i meant it can stop users to put spam sites on this support forum .

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by MrMega on September 27th 2009, 4:55 pm

Yesssss.

Was just thinking about suggestion this. Would help a lot.

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Darren1 on September 30th 2009, 2:45 am

Thanks for the votes guys Smile

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by MrMario on September 30th 2009, 5:28 am

This would be helpful if we had a URL censor option. I would agree but all the url's are differnet so it will be harder to do it.

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Darren1 on September 30th 2009, 5:58 am

So we use the wildcard option (*) and censor similar parts of similar links.

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Godzone on October 6th 2009, 9:34 pm

Why not sensor
http://
www.
.com
.org
.net
and the multiple others

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Summer Law on October 6th 2009, 9:36 pm

then you cant post your link in any topic or even posta link to a picture

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Godzone on October 6th 2009, 9:41 pm

nukinfoobs wrote:then you cant post your link in any topic or even posta link to a picture
They could make some sites as 'safe' sites. Sites that are marked safe(google, yahoo, photobucket, tinypic, ect.) can be posted. Others cannot.

Kinda like the system gaiaonline has for images. They only let certian image hosting sites show images. Others wont be shown unless you click 'show images in post' above that certain post.

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Darren1 on October 7th 2009, 12:44 am

That's not the point to this suggestion TT

For example they spam with the link (completally made up) (without the space before the ".com" part)

we could censor the "adipshit" and censor it like: *adipshit
it would then censor anything that is, or similar to http:// imadipshit.com

Can we try and stay on topic please TT

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by dotDavid on October 7th 2009, 1:18 am

@Godzone wrote:Why not sensor
http://
www.
.com
.org
.net
and the multiple others

That would mean ALL links will be censored.

They could make some sites as 'safe' sites. Sites that are marked safe(google, yahoo, photobucket, tinypic, ect.) can be posted. Others cannot.
No. That would mean you will need to go through the billions of sites to check if its safe or not. Why not you compile a list of links that are safe, all of them.



Darren, I'm currently trying something like that on my forum.

Voted Yes, if I haven't already.

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Darren1 on October 7th 2009, 9:01 am

mm kay David....sounds like a plan ^.^

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by dotDavid on October 7th 2009, 9:14 am

A shame the word to be censored can only be around 12 characters.

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Godzone on October 7th 2009, 9:41 pm

@dotDavid wrote:
They could make some sites as 'safe' sites. Sites that are marked safe(google, yahoo, photobucket, tinypic, ect.) can be posted. Others cannot.
No. That would mean you will need to go through the billions of sites to check if its safe or not. Why not you compile a list of links that are safe, all of them.
Not really, only a few major sites would be 'safe'

But i misread the topic and my post really didn't have anything to do with his. Just continue with your suggestion.

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Darren1 on October 9th 2009, 11:47 am

Here is an example of what I mean.
This is the link - Split in SEVERAL places & censored several parts
Link: http ://www .4videosoft.***/guide/mts-converter/**********.gif
And we could censor the "mts-converter" part

Censoring that part of link would leave the link & the text censored, and thus unusable.
I have just tested it and it all works Wink

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Juani on October 9th 2009, 12:18 pm

I voted yes. Looks like a useful function. Now, wouldn`t it be easier to simply extend the number of characters that can be used in "word censoring"? Just a thought.

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Re: Censor spam links

Post by Walshy95 on October 19th 2009, 10:57 pm

Voted yes.

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