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PostPosted by weitjong » 24 Aug 2016, 23:35

I think as Urho3D becomes more famous so does our forum. In the past few days I have banned a few new users who tried to post spams or unsolicited ads in our forums. Their tactic is usual. First post nonsense and then follow by spam link in the second post or putting the link in the signature. Although we have a few forum moderators, but unfortunately they have been long inactive. I think if the trend holds then our forum will need a few more active moderators to keep the order. Please let us know when you are interested in this role. Naturally only active forum readers are qualified.
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Re: New active forum moderator required

PostPosted by Mike » 25 Aug 2016, 05:49

You can count me in ;)
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Re: New active forum moderator required

PostPosted by weitjong » 25 Aug 2016, 07:09

Please welcome our new forum moderator, Mike!
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Re: New active forum moderator required

PostPosted by 1vanK » 25 Aug 2016, 13:12

I can xD

But I have never seen an advertisement, perhaps because I am in another time zone
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Re: New active forum moderator required

PostPosted by cadaver » 25 Aug 2016, 13:58

Congrats Mike!

1vanK, yes you and me both sleep while Wei Tjong cleans up the forum :) I've only very occasionally seen a live spam post.
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Re: New active forum moderator required

PostPosted by weitjong » 25 Aug 2016, 14:37

Please welcome our newest forum moderator, 1vanK!

@1vanK, as you know our forums are very civilized so the moderators have not much to do, well except doing this "whack-a-mole" task on the spammers. :lol:

I think we could probably add in one more moderator, preferably from APAC or US region if any, before closing the invitation for this round.
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Re: New active forum moderator required

PostPosted by yushli » 25 Aug 2016, 15:02

I can try. But I haven't seen any spam as well. Please tell me what to do if I encounter one.
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Re: New active forum moderator required

PostPosted by weitjong » 26 Aug 2016, 08:46

yushli wrote:I can try. But I haven't seen any spam as well. Please tell me what to do if I encounter one.

Thanks for your interest. Unfortunately based on the post count, you have not quite met the "active" qualification for the moderator role. You can, however, still help in maintaining the forums by sending a report when you see a spam post. Just hit the red triangle button on the top right corner in the questionable post to do so.

I usually just ban new user who posts spam link (unsolicited ads that are not related to Urho3D or gaming development in general) without any prior warnings and also delete all their offending posts. A few artists may also attempt to promote their assets by posting unsolicited ads/links to their website in the forum, for such case I normally just send a warning stating that our forums do not allow unsolicited ads, without banning the user outright and delete the post in question if it is really out of the blue. But that's just me.
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Re: New active forum moderator required

PostPosted by cadaver » 26 Aug 2016, 09:11

Congrats to 1vanK too!

Yes I've followed the same principle. Basically, if one's post history shows proof that they have actual interest in using Urho and having a discussion, then just warn for the mistake. But if it's clear it's just a newly created spam account, ban & delete posts.
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Re: New active forum moderator required

PostPosted by GSpub64 » 14 Oct 2016, 12:30

Thanks mike and 1vanK for this, i have been part of other forums who have had this problem get severe at times. i am getting much more active in my Urho developments now and am glad to see new moderators to keep things on track :-)
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