Please change the forum code ...



  • and make it silently drop (or simply mark as spam) every post that contains the string "SELL CVV" in the subject.

     

    Thanks a lot.

     



  • That is entirely possible with a no-longer-existing piece of third party software.

    Am I serious?



  • @Ben L. said:

    That is entirely possible with a no-longer-existing piece of third party software.

    Am I serious?

    Normally that would not be an unreasonable request. Any forum software, even something no longer produced, should have configuration options that allow you do deal with unwanted posts. Unfortunately, this is Community Server we're talking about. The fact that admins/mods can't even delete posts, just move them to some other hidden location, pretty much says it all.

     



  • @El_Heffe said:

    The fact that admins/mods can't even delete posts, just move them to some other hidden location, pretty much says it all.
     

    A trash bin is normal for every popular forum software I've seen.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @dhromed said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    The fact that admins/mods can't even delete posts, just move them to some other hidden location, pretty much says it all.
     

    A trash bin is normal for every popular forum software I've seen.

    But do we really need to keep, at the time of posting, 2376 deleted posts?



  • @PJH said:

    @dhromed said:
    @El_Heffe said:
    The fact that admins/mods can't even delete posts, just move them to some other hidden location, pretty much says it all.
     

    A trash bin is normal for every popular forum software I've seen.

    But do we really need to keep, at the time of posting, 2376 deleted posts?
    A trash bin that can't be emptied.  What a brilliant invention.

     



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @Ben L. said:
    That is entirely possible with a no-longer-existing piece of third party software.

    Am I serious?

    Normally that would not be an unreasonable request. Any forum software, even something no longer produced, should have configuration options that allow you do deal with unwanted posts. Unfortunately, this is Community Server we're talking about. The fact that admins/mods can't even delete posts, just move them to some other hidden location, pretty much says it all.

    Seems like someone could write a trigger or something in the DB. I have no idea what the schema looks like, but I understand that it runs on SQL Server, which I'm told is a first class RDBMS. Fuck, I mean, Excel could do this ages ago.



  • @PJH said:

    But do we really need to keep, at the time of posting, 2376 deleted posts?
     

    I like to reminisce.



  • @boomzilla said:

    Fuck, I mean, Excel could do this ages ago.
    That's the problem with Community Server. The version of CS running here is from around  2005-2007, I believe. Looking at the Telligent website it appears that the last major release of CS was in 2007. So, even though it might be 7 or 8 years old, that's still new enough to have some decent features and functions. Instead, it has all the function and quality of a 6th grade school project from 1993.



  • @dhromed said:

    @PJH said:
    But do we really need to keep, at the time of posting, 2376 deleted posts?
     

    I like to reminisce.

    The Deleted Post Forum.

    I like it.

     



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @boomzilla said:

    Fuck, I mean, Excel could do this ages ago.
    That's the problem with Community Server. The version of CS running here is from around  2005-2007, I believe. Looking at the Telligent website it appears that the last major release of CS was in 2007. So, even though it might be 7 or 8 years old, that's still new enough to have some decent features and functions. Instead, it has all the function and quality of a 6th grade school project from 1993.


    We should make an exact replica of community server but add spam filtering and call it a day.

    No XSS prevention stuff. That's for wusses.



  • @PJH said:

    @dhromed said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    The fact that admins/mods can't even delete posts, just move them to some other hidden location, pretty much says it all.
     

    A trash bin is normal for every popular forum software I've seen.

    But do we really need to keep, at the time of posting, 2376 deleted posts?
    Two words: auditing purposes.

     



  • @da Doctah said:

    @PJH said:

    @dhromed said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    The fact that admins/mods can't even delete posts, just move them to some other hidden location, pretty much says it all.
     

    A trash bin is normal for every popular forum software I've seen.

    But do we really need to keep, at the time of posting, 2376 deleted posts?
    Two words: auditing purposes.

     


    Twenty-two words:
    credit card passport false fake
    cvv illicit dump toilet mastercard
    Tae Wong visa discover markov
    seo wedding dress download movie
    Lorne Kates



  • @Ben L. said:

    @da Doctah said:

    Two words: auditing purposes.

     


    Twenty-two words:
    credit card passport false fake
    cvv illicit dump toilet mastercard
    Tae Wong visa discover markov
    seo wedding dress download movie
    Lorne Kates
     

    • "This sentence" contains twelve letters.
    • This sentence contains thirty-eight letters.

     



  •  @spammer said:

    Spammy shit

    The fucking irony.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

     @spammer said:

    Spammy shit

    The fucking irony.

    Did I miss something? Anyone have a screenshot?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Ben L. said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

     @spammer said:

    Spammy shit

    The fucking irony.

    Did I miss something? Anyone have a screenshot?
    Just a run of the mill spam post. The fact that my GM script leaves the 'delete child post' box checked implies Lorne didnt actually reply to the post in question.



  • @flop said:

    and make it silently drop (or simply mark as spam) every post that contains the string "SELL CVV" in the subject.

     

    Thanks a lot.

     

     

    I still think that would be a nice idea.

     


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @flop said:

    I still think that would be a nice idea.
    It's not going to happen, no matter how nice you think it is.



  • @PJH said:

    It's not going to happen, no matter how nice you think it is.
     

    And another thing ...

     

     "purchase high quality" might be a nice string to search for, too.

     



  • @flop said:

    @PJH said:
    It's not going to happen, no matter how nice you think it is.
     

    And another thing ...

     

     "purchase high quality" might be a nice string to search for, too.

     

    You still don't get it, do you.

    • The software used to run these forums is crap.(and that's a huge understatement)
    • It was discontinued at least 4 years ago, which means no updates or improvements.
    • I have no idea what capabilities the software has for dealing with spam, but based on what I do know about the software I would say that it's pretty close to nothing.
    • The people in charge here are also active participants.  If there was a way to automatically block/delete the spam I'm pretty sure they would do it.
    • Did I mention that the software is crap?
    • No amount of complaining will change any of this
    • It's annoying, but that's the way it is.

     


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @El_Heffe said:

    I have no idea what capabilities the software has for dealing with spam, but based on what I do know about the software I would say that it's pretty close to nothing.
    None of the back-end stuff I have access to has much to do with pro-actively dealing with spam, except perhaps requiring new members to be approved - and the last time that was tried it failed abysmally as a spam-control measure in that too many false positives were reported IIRC.


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