A Free And Independent Scotland.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:34 pm
We've got too many bots pouring into the forums. I've just had Dave turn off the ability to have new members.
Once we can get some new countermeasures in place, or some better handle on moderation and administration, we will lower the blockade on new users.
Edit by Warbear: Make sure you guys aren't posting in any of the bots threads or quoting their posts. It makes it a lot easier on us and the database when we need to delete the threads.
Also keep in mind that there are only three mods who are around consistently and we're busy with our own lives, so the bot threads might sit for a bit.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:38 pm
Our very own wall of china
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:39 pm
THE IRON CURTAIN!
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:46 pm
Thanks for taking action.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:25 pm
So that explains it.
And here I thought the bots were getting smarter... like viruses.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:39 pm
No way in.
No way out.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:52 pm
You can get out.
You just won't get back in.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:54 pm
You can't unregister. Thus, you can't get out.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:58 pm
Isn't a perma ban the equivalent of that?
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:59 pm
a mod would have to wipe your existence from the forum
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:00 pm
Actually, I'm pretty sure that only admins can do that.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:01 pm
This is like a suspense novel.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:04 pm
Warbear wrote:Actually, I'm pretty sure that only admins can do that.
no, we can. just don't ever do it unless it's a bot or person mass-posting toxic and/or illegal content on the forums to purge it from the system.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:05 pm
I've tried it with a bot and it said that I didn't have permission. :x
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:13 pm
Of course you don't. You're not BR.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:14 pm
Addendum: I actually do have permission. I don't have permission to delete users.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:18 pm
I thought it would be yet another of these cases where BR goes: "What do you mean you can't fly? Can't everyone fly? I can fly. I thought everyone can fly man. In a moment you're gonna tell me that some people can't even travel through time and space at will."
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:19 pm
Are you telling me that some people can't even travel through time and space at will?
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:21 pm
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:22 pm
I have a symbiote, at least everyone has a symbiote, right?
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:27 pm
Now we need to check our water and food supplies, and make sure they last us for the winter. We need to have someone calculate the appropiate amounts for each ration.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:27 pm
If worse comes to worst, we can eat the newbies.
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:28 pm
Damn Mirak, you look pretty tasty with that apple in your mouth...
Mind if I...draw you a bath?
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:31 pm
Forget Mirak eat Whatis
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:32 pm
whatis would last longer
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