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Aidan
07-01-2008, 06:44 PM
My profile says I'm a lurker. I've posted several times now, and the person who told me about this site has posted fewer times and is not labled a luker. What is it that determines this?

nijineko
07-01-2008, 09:05 PM
what are they labled as? if it's community supporter, then they have contributed financially to the site.

i believe that post frequency has something to do with it. might want to check your settings, as well.

'course, i'm just guessing here. ^^

mrken
07-01-2008, 09:26 PM
I believe the frequency of your posts, the lengths of your posts, if you have started any threads and a few other factors are involved there.

Don't worry about the title you have, we all started as lurkers. lol And only the lurkers keep their titles.

Farcaster
07-01-2008, 10:42 PM
Actually, before you can get out of the status of lurker, you must have participated on the forums and have been a member for a least one month. Until then, your marked as a Lurker and have a few restrictions -- such has having a limit of PMs and emails you can send per day. This restriction is mainly to try to avoid having a spambot joining and starting spamming people.

boulet
07-01-2008, 10:44 PM
* emerges from slumber * I want a boat of spam too !

Mead
07-01-2008, 11:30 PM
Bloody vikings!

tesral
07-01-2008, 11:46 PM
Any spam, eggs, sapm, and spoo with that spam?

cplmac
07-02-2008, 08:38 PM
Green eggs and spam anyone?:hungry:

Engar
07-02-2008, 09:02 PM
I set up a forum for a personal site and had to reinstall it with the restriction of the admin approving enrollment prior to allowing posts. The original, which did require authentification of the funny wavy letters or whatever, was overrun by spam. I figured, what is going to target my new little site... answer: everyone selling penis enlargement, illegal prescription drugs, porn or basically anything unsavory. Apparently I am the one Messageboards for Dummies had in mind.

Aidan
07-02-2008, 09:53 PM
I set up a forum for a personal site and had to reinstall it with the restriction of the admin approving enrollment prior to allowing posts. The original, which did require authentification of the funny wavy letters or whatever, was overrun by spam. I figured, what is going to target my new little site... answer: everyone selling penis enlargement, illegal prescription drugs, porn or basically anything unsavory. Apparently I am the one Messageboards for Dummies had in mind.

We had the same problem with the forums for a mud that I administer. The CAPTCHA verification was easily circumvented by the spammers. What we ended up doing is something similar to what P&PG does: we added a verification question that is easily answerable by someone who actually plays the mud for more than a few minutes, but completely thwarted all the spammers.

Skunkape
07-03-2008, 07:17 AM
I think anyone who's administered a forum has had problems with spammers! I really wanted to allow anyone to post on my forum in the general areas, but I quickly realized I couldn't allow that because in one day I had to clean up over 300 spam posts!

tesral
07-03-2008, 11:50 AM
I feel you pain. All my lists are moderated membership for exactly that reason.