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  Reply # 1063833 12-Jun-2014 09:36
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I came across people like this all the time while studying Computer Science at University.  I still occasionally come across them working as developers.

It is probably best that the thread has been removed but it was mildly amusing while it lasted and for those who were not amused well they are adults and they just ignored it. laughing

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  Reply # 1063835 12-Jun-2014 09:39
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I was a bit worried that this post signalled a change in policy to crack down on soapbox posts. Very glad to see this was a one-off ban. For all of its flaws, the 2degrees post was at least entertaining, and any rule changes to try and crack down on repeat performances would very much do more damage than good.

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johnr: The end user that started that thread is a total moron and clearly has nothing better to do, What a waste of time and effort

John


I am surprised that you (JohnR) are not banned yet... after years and years of trolling.....!

This is unfair!




I'm astounded he hasn't been banned for those thousands of unfinished sentences. Crimes against grammar!

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  Reply # 1063840 12-Jun-2014 09:47
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freitasm: Well, I know they are because I watched The X files - in the original run back in the 90s and then again a few years back on Netflix. Great documentary!



Teen/Uni student Salty religiously tuned in for his weekly dose of Gillian Anderson.




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These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.


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  Reply # 1063845 12-Jun-2014 10:02
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SaltyNZ:
freitasm: Well, I know they are because I watched The X files - in the original run back in the 90s and then again a few years back on Netflix. Great documentary!



Teen/Uni student Salty religiously tuned in for his weekly dose of Gillian Anderson.


Never got into it




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  Reply # 1063883 12-Jun-2014 10:36
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I was watching that thread with a lot of interest. I was wondering why it was allowed to go on for as long as it had, especially since by page 2 it was already pretty clear that it was just a platform for the regulars to make fun of the OP. :P




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  Reply # 1063970 12-Jun-2014 12:09
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johnr: The end user that started that thread is a total moron and clearly has nothing better to do, What a waste of time and effort


How is a comment like this any better than what the banned user was doing?


mattwnz: Maybe preventing new posters from starting a new thread, unless they have made 5 posts in existing threads, could be an idea to stop it occurring. This is what some forums do to stop this, and to also stop spammers.


I disagree with this idea too.  You will stop new users coming to GZ for help and the realising how useful GZ is and staying on to become a valuable member of this community.  You will also promote people posting mindless responses just to reach their qualifying post count in order to start their own threads


johnr: Maybe first thread & post are first viewed by a mod and needs to be approved that it meets FUG


Does this not happen already for new user posts to identify spam?  Maybe there is another system in place.

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  Reply # 1063973 12-Jun-2014 12:12
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Satch:


johnr: Maybe first thread & post are first viewed by a mod and needs to be approved that it meets FUG


Does this not happen already for new user posts to identify spam?  Maybe there is another system in place.


There is already a system that people can use to call in the almighty moderator.




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  Reply # 1063977 12-Jun-2014 12:15
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Is TimA correct mods?  You rely on other members reporting spam posts (or "stumbling" across them yourselves)?

How many new users are set up each week out of interest?

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Satch: Is TimA correct mods?  You rely on other members reporting spam posts (or "stumbling" across them yourselves)?

How many new users are set up each week out of interest?


Not a bad system.

Really it would only be <1% of posts that are spam.

Speaking of the devil: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=147199 




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  Reply # 1064003 12-Jun-2014 12:40
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TimA:
Satch: Is TimA correct mods?  You rely on other members reporting spam posts (or "stumbling" across them yourselves)?

How many new users are set up each week out of interest?


Not a bad system.

Really it would only be <1% of posts that are spam.

Speaking of the devil: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=147199 


Was that a link to the weedle vs trademe post by a 1st time poster today, which someone mentioned maybe AstroTurfing ? That thread looks to have disappeared.

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  Reply # 1064020 12-Jun-2014 12:54
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Nevermind banning the OP of said thread, i really pity his employees!
OP of said thread i think have traits of narcissistic personality disorder

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  Reply # 1064025 12-Jun-2014 13:00
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mattwnz:
TimA:
Satch: Is TimA correct mods?  You rely on other members reporting spam posts (or "stumbling" across them yourselves)?

How many new users are set up each week out of interest?


Not a bad system.

Really it would only be <1% of posts that are spam.

Speaking of the devil: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=147199 


Was that a link to the weedle vs trademe post by a 1st time poster today, which someone mentioned maybe AstroTurfing ? That thread looks to have disappeared.


I for one reported that spammy thread. Now it's gone (and pretty quickly).




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  Reply # 1064027 12-Jun-2014 13:01
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freitasm: 
As if we needed more conspiracy theorists in the world. I bet these are the same folks that believe in contrails/chemtrails, HAARP, UFO coverups and other crap.



Hey! I believe in HAARP!


...it's a great concert album 

cool



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  Reply # 1064036 12-Jun-2014 13:15
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Satch: Is TimA correct mods?  You rely on other members reporting spam posts (or "stumbling" across them yourselves)?

How many new users are set up each week out of interest?


We have automated routines in place to automatically detect spam words, spam accounts, login from suspicious IP addresses, geo restrictions (users in some countries can only post if trusted), etc. We can't read all the posts that come in a day (thousands of posts a day) so the community helps a lot by reporting suspicious activities such as spam, FUG breaches, etc.

Everyone is a "moderator" in a sense. Once a post is reported moderators are notified and will deal with it - removing the post, banning the user, editing post, or just clearing the report as sometimes we don't think it's a breach. We receive a few reports a day but the average is pretty low.

This involvement is what makes Geekzone a great community. 








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Lizard1977:
freitasm: 
As if we needed more conspiracy theorists in the world. I bet these are the same folks that believe in contrails/chemtrails, HAARP, UFO coverups and other crap.



Hey! I believe in HAARP!


...it's a great concert album 

cool

Such conspiracy!





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