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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 09:59 AM Reply

At 3/10/05 09:54 AM, Pure_LionHeart wrote: They always find a way around the rules, don't they, eh? Well, hopefully this will come to a stop soon.

Whatever the case things are always looking better for newgrounds, we could really use a new update on anything new like what to expect in the near future...

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 10:26 AM Reply

At 3/10/05 09:59 AM, XwaynecoltX wrote: Whatever the case things are always looking better for newgrounds, we could really use a new update on anything new like what to expect in the near future...

There is always something new in the works. We like to keep some things as surprises though.


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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 10:28 AM Reply

One wee point - mebbe links should be allowed in reviews, at least if those links are within NG?

During the February voting, I tried having a link in the review, to a topic I felt may help the author with one of the major problems with his/her submission. However, though the link was within NG, I wasn't allowed to upload the review until I had deleted it.

I was surprised by this and cannot understand why links within NG at least are not allowed.

In reply to Wade, I am frankly disgusted by the concept of these sites, giving people 'points' or whatever for having others visit their site, doing nothing but encouraging spamming. I have no sympathies for anyone who spams a link to such a site and then gets deleted, or IP banned even. (Although others who share that IP is a different matter.)

The guidelines for NG are all well written and concise. Specially the review guidelines.

Like most, I don't take the time to fully read every single agreement I enter, but with NG's reasonable length and lack of waffle, there really is no excuse.

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 10:33 AM Reply

Finnally, something is getting done about this, though the people doing this probably don't care for their NG account(s) anyway. All the better I say, to see them go.

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 10:38 AM Reply

If I may make a suggestion, perhaps a new NG account could not be used until after a week from activation. Only viewing and voting, but no submitting. This may prevent spamming in the portal, and even spamming anywhere, like "Oh I was banned in the BBS, I'll just make a new account and continue my spamming".

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 10:57 AM Reply

I know about that spam. I've had some responses advertising that sort of site and it was annoying. One was just saying that such and such is the best site ever. That one was stupid, but I'm happy to hear that you're sorting this problem out Wade. Thanks!


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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 11:58 AM Reply

In other words, he's had his account deleted. Again. Serves him right, that guy's annoying. I remember that thread complaining about his account deletion too, heh heh.

It's OK if I diss him in my own flash, right?

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 01:27 PM Reply

At 3/10/05 07:30 AM, deck_head_tottie wrote: Give it an hour, it will say eventually say: "Someone is stealing our bandwidth".

Yes, it may say that, but what if someone links to .swf directly? It can be VERY easily digged up by looking into the source and searching the submissions .swf file address. What am I talking about? About this.

BTW... Half day past... it's still there. Wade, you aren't cleaning up blammed crap from fileserver?

~juraj

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 01:51 PM Reply

At 3/10/05 02:50 AM, HellaBAD1 wrote: So yeah, I attended the GDC and since I was there I went to the IGDF. Alien Hominid on two or three awards (can't remember as I'm rather drunk from the reception.) Gish won two, I believe, and Edmund proposed to his GF on stage and she said yes. Discuss, and now I must sleep.

How is it that no one read this?
Alien hominid won 3 awards this year
Visual Arts - Alien Hominid
Technical Excellence - Alien Hominid
Audience Award - Alien Hominid

Gish won 2 awards
Game Design - Gish
And the grand prize, Indie Game of the Year - Gish

and like he said i proposed to danielle on stage, im sure tom will make a front page post about this soon enough, with pics!
-Edmund

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 02:51 PM Reply

So, we cant mention sites in Review responses, but we should in our movies? Have I got that right?

Thanks for the heads up.

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 03:12 PM Reply

At 3/10/05 10:38 AM, Admiral8Q wrote: If I may make a suggestion, perhaps a new NG account could not be used until after a week from activation. Only viewing and voting, but no submitting. This may prevent spamming in the portal, and even spamming anywhere, like "Oh I was banned in the BBS, I'll just make a new account and continue my spamming".

That is a silly idea.
One week will make no difference at all in a new users habbits and overall knowledge.
And alt accounts used after being banned will get both your accounts deleted.


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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 03:34 PM Reply

At 3/10/05 03:12 PM, black_power_ranger wrote:
That is a silly idea.

No way, so what if alt accounts already exsist. It's just that you would not be able to submit 30 flash a day under 15 new accounts.

One week will make no difference at all in a new users habbits and overall knowledge.

I'm not talking about newbies, I'm saying people who create alts to spam

And alt accounts used after being banned will get both your accounts deleted.

If only that could be tracked or moderated...

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 03:53 PM Reply

At 3/10/05 03:34 PM, Admiral8Q wrote:
At 3/10/05 03:12 PM, black_power_ranger wrote:
That is a silly idea.
No way, so what if alt accounts already exsist. It's just that you would not be able to submit 30 flash a day under 15 new accounts.

Ha, its possible. But if its shit flash I'm not complaing.
yay. blam points :)

If only that could be tracked or moderated...

Moderators have the ability to check IPs, so they can match up accounts.
And there aren't enough people that spam to really ruin any of ngs awesome features.
people that waste there time submitting crap that rarely makes it through and posting shit on the forums should be dealt with harshly, yet within reason.

If you create that 'one week' account rule, then new members won't be able to submit to the portal. Not every noob is an alt you know. Your post is a bit unclear on what exactly your trying to say.


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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 04:06 PM Reply

i hate people who do those kind of things

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 04:43 PM Reply

At 3/10/05 03:53 PM, black_power_ranger wrote: If you create that 'one week' account rule, then new members won't be able to submit to the portal. Not every noob is an alt you know. Your post is a bit unclear on what exactly your trying to say.

Well, when your new it's all learning, and yes I agree it may be unfair to newbs. 1 week may seem unfair but if it elliminated most spam, I'd agree to that upon creating my account. But I mean, let's say I started spamming you with useless crap, got this account banned, yet reset my IP then created a new account 2 minutes later and continued to spam, got banned again. New account, now I think I'm smart and continue to spam.

By this I mean spamming the portal.

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 04:48 PM Reply

Okay.


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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 05:03 PM Reply

Ah, it is quite an annoyance when people decide to promote sites just for the hits. :'(


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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 05:17 PM Reply

Tal-con, as much as I don't want to get into this whole SS flamewar business, your argument is flawed. Err0r's flashes were bait-and-switch movies. The Dailytoons aren't/weren't. They're mainly voted in by people vying for the protect point more than anything (some of them aren't too bad though in my opinion. The ones I've watched anyway. Kind of a "so bad they're good" feeling). Plus the Clock Crew have been accused of mass 5-ing their entries in the past, so your argument is not exactly a new complaint.

Just ignore them if it bothers you so much. Now let's all drop it.

PS: I'm not in the Star Syndicate and don't really care what they do. Nor did I vote on Dailytoons when UJ. As long as they aren't breaking the rules, let them submit I say.

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 05:25 PM Reply

At 3/9/05 08:19 PM, WadeFulp wrote:

but it stars with Cyber.

you fucking idio you forgo he fucking tee!!!!

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 05:50 PM Reply

At 3/10/05 04:54 PM, Tal-con wrote: When your DT collection page is turned down I'm gonna laugh it up =)

You obviously didnt see Tom's reply to PsychoJester's email.

'll admit, we pretty much snubbed the Daily Toons after the Star Syndicate
proxy voting scandal. I might still put together an acknowledgement page but
I haven't been making it a huge priority. It really was kinda cool that
otherwise blammed artists got to share some time in the spotlight. :)

-Tom

j00bieXZ: alright, I guess Zero and I will just fiddle with the list a bit.
j00bieXZ: he has 20, and I have 21.. im sure we can find something to argue about ;)

FDA ALL DAY: narrow it to 25 or so
FDA ALL DAY: between the both
FDA ALL DAY: also have a comment about both and an introduction about the history
FDA ALL DAY: ;-)

j00bieXZ: thanks 8-)
j00bieXZ: I got a list, and description for all the Daily Toons to be in the collection

:::or::::

N O H I M N 0 1: but the collection pages are mostly done in HTML
N O H I M N 0 1: so couldn't me and j00bie construct the page?

FDA ALL DAY: well... if you wanted I could send over a past collectiong page and you could modify it if you wanted
FDA ALL DAY: let's start off with just spotlighting the ones you sent me
FDA ALL DAY: ya know?

N O H I M N 0 1: hmm

FDA ALL DAY: if there are too many then people get thrown by it
FDA ALL DAY: believe me
FDA ALL DAY: right now I just want to highlight them
FDA ALL DAY: ok?

N O H I M N 0 1: alright

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When we do get the Daily Toons collection, I'm going to laugh it up, and youre going to become even more of a whiny hoe.

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 06:30 PM Reply

At 3/9/05 08:20 PM, -stem- wrote: lol @ the bad guys.

lmao wow that sucks for them if they get caught... not only that thats so gay and retarded it pisses me off that people are wasting NG's good bandwidth and disk space to have it on their crappy sites.... and probably dont even thank or care about ng

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 07:03 PM Reply

At 3/9/05 08:19 PM, WadeFulp wrote: Be sure to read my post below if you were planning to attend the IGF show in San Francisco that Tom was attending! It is NOT free and open to the public like he originally thought!

We have recently had some people spamming links to websites, other than their own personal website, in the comments for their portal entries and also in their reponses to their entry's reviews. I won't mention the website, but it stars with Cyber. Anyone submitting

wade, your cool, so please dont ban me for this.... but i know the person who did that, and he DID only spam for his own site. I know you probably wont read this post, but he didnt spam for other sites. Even though his messages were obnoxious "OMGOMGOMGBALMVISITCYBERWARS" He really was just prmoting his site. It wasnt until AFTER you banned him he spammed for surfjunky. Now again, please dont ban me from your site, but I gave him two of the screenames he used for submitting AFTER he was banned. So sue me. Please reconsider he deltion of his accounts, because, unless he did something i dont know about, he technically didnt do anything wrong...

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 07:44 PM Reply

At 3/9/05 08:55 PM, swive wrote:
At 3/9/05 08:49 PM, WadeFulp wrote:
or in this case "CYBER-SPACE.COM"

*cyberwar

law suite?

At 3/9/05 08:50 PM, Meoman wrote:
why the FUCK would you post a link to goatse when you say they are spamming it. I hate you! arghhhh.

lol. sorry i didn't think about that. But the link didn't work anyway, cause i guessed the URL for the site. lol

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 07:49 PM Reply

wtf is up with surfjunky? it's not like the site brings you to some disgusting picture like gotse and tubgirl

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 08:19 PM Reply

me no like spam or posting adds for a website on the forum it not nice. Buuuuttt i do like pie as it says on my sig.

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 08:32 PM Reply

Ok. That shit really gets annoying. Not only shoulder every site IP ban people who post those links but those sites themselves should be illegal for promoting the flooding of other websites. Why cant damn hackers be good for once and crash their servers and wipe their servers. I would love to see that damn outwars shit gone from the net. I would love to see the top spammers kill themselves after they found out all their spam efforts have been for nothing and their life has been a waste. There's no point to that stuff. Why not change the terms of agreement to "If you spam outwar links or any links of such a nature then you're IP adress will become public in a frontpage post. Then you could legally post those asshole's IP adresses and let some wanna-be hackers try their skills out on it. Lol. Like target practice. I think that would kick ass. Site visits would increase because hackers would want more noob IP's to hack. Heh. That would kick. But seriously. I dont think those sites have a place on the net. Im not about to compare those sites to kiddy porn but both have to go. Lol. Quite the reference hm? Not to mention that outwars and other sites automaticly download spyware and other stuff to your computer so they should be shut down just for that. Why cant we legally shut them down? Damn bastards. Anyway that's been my rant. If anyone bothers to read this without going crosseyed then I'll dedicate my daily front page message to you if you're the first to reply. LOL. Damn Im weird. Ok. That's enough outa me.

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 09:06 PM Reply

Fear not, Newgrounds Users! The Whackmiester (a.k.a Battlebaron, Morok_Firebelch, JusticeClock) is here to kick all the spammers in the ass until it bleeds!

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 09:47 PM Reply

I Had A Buddy That Told Me About This Being A PROBLEM She Experienced @ OTHER Game/Flash Sites ... THANX 4 Puttin The Word Out; BTW NewGrounds Has A LOT Of GR8 Artists & Content ... EVEN HORRIBLE Submissions Can INSPIRE Some1 2 TRY 2 SUBMIT Something BETTER ;p ... ~ PEACE & CRE8TIVITY ~ Mr W.A.D.2

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 09:55 PM Reply

At 3/9/05 08:19 PM, WadeFulp wrote: I won't mention the website, but it stars with Cyber.

And the flash was called
"SECKSAY AZNZ"

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Response to Spam in Portal Entries Mar. 10th, 2005 @ 10:51 PM Reply

At 3/10/05 09:55 PM, Flameo-Ninja wrote: And the flash was called
"SECKSAY AZNZ"

Flameo-Ninja, what the hell are you talking about? SECKSAY AZNZ? You people make no damn sense.


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