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Moondyne_MC
10-24-2017, 06:58 AM
Spambots seem to come out at the same time each day, around 1pm GMT +8. It's rather frustrating, as whenever I take lunch I sit and read on my phone, and the forums are just flooded for pages.

So few actual people post during this time that I don't think it would really bother anyone if there was a captcha in place. Whether or not (probably not) such a system can be set to only be active during certain hours is unknown to me, but it seems the simplest solution.

CandleInTheDark
10-24-2017, 12:07 PM
It kind of confuses me a little how they manage to spread because my first 20-50 posts or so I had a captcha before every post.

DoctorMcBatman
10-24-2017, 03:06 PM
We are aware of the spam issues on the forum. We are working hard to deal with it. Thank you for bringing this feedback to our attention.

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10-24-2017, 03:17 PM
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gj4063
10-24-2017, 04:23 PM
They might like it this way. It probably scares away some of the people who were otherwise coming here to complain.

UbiJurassic
10-24-2017, 07:49 PM
The increasing amount of spam we've experienced over the past month or so has definitely been noticed by the team. We do have a captcha system in place, as well as a spam filter that catches a good bit of the spam, but we apologize for the spam that has gotten through. The team does their best to make sure it gets cleared out asap and will continue to do so.

DoctorMcBatman
10-24-2017, 07:58 PM
The increasing amount of spam we've experienced over the past month or so has definitely been noticed by the team. We do have a captcha system in place, as well as a spam filter that catches a good bit of the spam, but we apologize for the spam that has gotten through. The team does their best to make sure it gets cleared out asap and will continue to do so.

This has been going on since before there was even a closed alpha for the game. I remember checking the forums on the old site back in 2014/2015 - filled with spam then too.

UbiJurassic
10-24-2017, 08:30 PM
This has been going on since before there was even a closed alpha for the game. I remember checking the forums on the old site back in 2014/2015 - filled with spam then too.

I was there for that as well. There's no doubt that spam has been a problem for quite some time, but it's been increasingly more prevalent over the past month or so.