Looking for new recruits to join the Spam Police Force on the forums.

Discussion in 'Site Feedback and News' started by Eli, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Eli

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    Hey dudes,

    We're on the hunt for some new recruits to join the existing ranks of the spam police around here. Basically, instead of just reporting spammers, you'll be able to nuke them instead by gaining access to a pretty cool VBulletin plugin that lets you ban very new users and delete their threads with the click of a button. Pretty neat stuff, and the more people we have doing this the quicker spam gets removed from the forums, so it's an overall win/win.

    Anyway, looking for active forum members in different time zones who have been around long enough to have a good reputation on the TouchArcade forums. Kind of open-ended there, as I feel like people who lurk a lot might be perfect for this, but I don't want to be handing out anti-spam rocket launchers to just anyone.

    If you're interested, let me know.
     
  2. metalcasket

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    Legitimately surprised the entire forum hasn't sprung on such an awesome opportunity yet.

    If no one's going to apply, I'd like to suggest Nullzone as a potential candidate. I don't think there's anyone who has reported spam as much as he has in quite a long time.
     
  3. klink

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    I think people like myself messaged Eli directly. I agree Nullzone is an excellent choice.
     
  4. metalcasket

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    That works too, I guess! ;)
     
  5. Nullzone

    Nullzone 👮 Spam Police 🚓

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    Only found time to reply now, saw this earlier already.

    Thanks a lot for the vote of confidence, you two, I really appreciate it.
    Not sure if I'd be a good candidate, though. I simply don't have much time to spend on TA.
    That I report a larger amount of spam is just coincidence: my morning coffee TA reading comes with a small wave of unreported/new spam quite frequently.
    After that, I usually only come back in the evening for a few minutes here and there.
    By no means I'm online frequently and/or for longer amounts of time.

    With that out of the way: Eli, if you think it's worth a shot despite the very limited time I can spend on it, count me in. We can always just see how it goes.
     
  6. IzumiNowa

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    Id gladly help out. i read the forum daily. :) il dm you
     
  7. Anonomation

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    I'd help out if possible, I usually report what I come across.
     
  8. saansilt

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    Ooh ooh ooh!
    Can I sign up!
    (Posted with my toungue firmly in my cheek.)
     
  9. EvilDucktator

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    Keen. GMT+10 in Brisbane, Australia. Usually up 8AM-2AM.
     
  10. klink

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    This message looks like spam. Can someone please delete it. :p
     
  11. metalcasket

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    HOW COULD YOU?! Saan's awesome! :p Easily one of the best Spam Police on the site. Always makes great decisions and when unsure, always leaves it up to the mods by letting us know.
     
  12. coolpepper43

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    I'm interested. I'm in the central time zone but im up at all times of the day and night.
     
  13. saansilt

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    Thanks man. Nice to be ppreciated.
     
  14. Eli

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    OK, I added everyone who volunteered. Thanks guys! Ya'll should have a new thing when you hover over (or tap, depending on if you're using a desktop browser or a mobile one) someone's username on the forum you'll see the "One touch ban and clean" at the bottom:

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    Hit that, then it'll take you to a confirmation page showing how much junk it's going to delete. Hit "Yes" or "OK" or whatever and the spam is gone. To prevent abuse (accidental or otherwise), this plugin only works for new forum users. So, if a spammer comes along with a real old account you'll need to report the thread and have a moderator delete it. This almost never happens though as typical spammer behavior is to register and just go HAM... Not register, lurk, post a little bit, then start spamming.
     
  15. CygnetSeven

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    On behalf of all the mods, welcome to the team and thanks for the desire to keep TA a great community. Any questions, feel free to reach out to us or Saan who is one of our best! Cheers!
     
  16. undeadcow

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    Can I be a spam police too? I promise I won't go mad with power... muhahaha...
     
  17. klink

    klink 👮 Spam Police 🚓

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    Thanks! I'll let you know if I'm unsure about anything.
     
  18. IzumiNowa

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    Awesome :) watch out spammers.. there is a new force in town.. :eek:
     
  19. ashmike3

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    Zap em...zap em good
     
  20. Nullzone

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    Thanks everyone! Happy to be on board.
     

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