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Reply #23 - 03/17/08 at 23:29:59
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flaviddude wrote on 03/07/08 at 02:09:53:
Personally I think that you should restrict posting on the forum to members.

furthermore why should non members be able to read the forum.

It has been restricted to members-only posting for a long time now, and I think that this clearly works. I don't know about stopping non-members from reading the posts, what would be the advantages of this?
  
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Reply #22 - 03/07/08 at 02:09:53
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 05/23/06 at 16:46:22:
Thanks, I seem to spend half of my day deleting spam on this site at the moment! I think I may have to take the Members-only posting route very soon! Cry


This is not the only chess forum which runs into spammers and cyber trolls. Personally I think that you should restrict posting on the forum to members.

furthermore why should non members be able to read the forum.
  

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Reply #21 - 01/31/08 at 21:10:02
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Bruneau Michel wrote on 01/31/08 at 14:27:10:
I would be very please if I was allowed to express such ideas with you and other members of the CHESS PUBLISHING Community... Is it possible without risking to see my message deleted?[/b] Cry


Another webmaster, Michael Goeller, manages to post with some frequency without ever mentioning his website, so why not you?
Btw, I clearly prefer chesspub. If you want to know why I will send you a PM.
  

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Reply #20 - 01/31/08 at 20:31:14
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Yes, if I think you are advertising your site I will probably delete it, sorry! Already I don't really see why it is necessary to say you're Michel the "..."! Angry
Almost every other member manages to discuss theory without gratuitously referring to their own sites, it is easy enough to advertise on Google, etc! Shocked
  
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Reply #19 - 01/31/08 at 14:27:10
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 05/22/06 at 01:07:34:
Would anyone who wishes to advertise content on another site or Forum please have the courtesy to ask me first, otherwise your missive risks being deleted! Cry


Hi!

It's, I believe,  my fifth message on this fine forum...

I am mainly interested  by Chess, Chess Theory, Chess Analysis, Chess Practice, Chess & Art and finally Chess & Philosophy... All what I know, all what I am able to express today is on my website and I would be very please if I was allowed to express such ideas with you and other members of the CHESS PUBLISHING Community... Is it possible without risking to see my message deleted?
Cry

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Reply #18 - 03/28/07 at 04:08:50
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Sent you a PM.  Or will send you a PM.

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Reply #17 - 07/19/06 at 19:45:44
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Greetings,

Frendo
I understand - but there is one major difference.

You, and many others here, have a history of contributing to the site in terms of quantity and quality of your posts.

A spam-bot does not.

The fact that an off-site url is included in a post by a respected member would mitigate against the need for holding up the post. Even so, the "hold up" shouldn't be that noticeably longer than normal when posting - the automated cross-check shouldn't take too long.

However, this really only applies to those who have no history on the site.

It has been mentioned that only when someone has made a minimum number of posts that they're allowed greater freedoms on the site...

I know of at least one site where, not only do you have to post at least 60 posts - but that the mere quantity is not sufficient to gain these extra freedoms. Quality of posting is also assessed and if deemed below par, the poster will have to continue contributing until the top staff grant the extra privileges.

Certainly, using a Captcha (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha) will help prevent spam-bots signing-up - this in conjunction with account validation (one week to validate, else the account is erased) would defeat most bots.

From what I've read, YaBB uses Perl (MyPerl?) - the above linked article itself includes a link to a Perl script to incorporate a Captcha.

Even with this strategy, the more detemined spammers may still begin to get past this precaution.

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Reply #16 - 07/19/06 at 05:43:50
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Sounds reasonable but I and many others often mention other useful free chess related (and other useful sites) sites (such as book reviews, "The Chess Mind", etc...) and I'd hate to see those posts held up.
  
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Reply #15 - 07/19/06 at 00:13:59
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 05/23/06 at 16:46:22:
Thanks, I seem to spend half of my day deleting spam on this site at the moment! I think I may have to take the Members-only posting route very soon! Cry


Tony, although I'm unfamiliar with YaBB, there are a number of ways to help prevent spam.

Consider...

1) Most spammers are "one-hit posters" - single post, new IP address;
2) Their "post" normally includes a off-site link;
3) Major spammers and other abusers are on "known-spammer" list(s).

Given the above, a simple anti-spam strategy would be:

1) Any poster who includes a link to an off-site domain - NOT "www.chesspublishing.com" - would alert yourself and all site mods/admins;
2) New posters should have their IP address/domain immediately checked against known-spammer and other abuser lists - especially if their post includes a link as in 1);

In fact, in 1) above, the post could be held up (not posted) until the included link has been cross-checked against known spammer/malware/etc lists.

If it proves to be spam, etc, then it could be dumped without it ever appearing on the forum and you could ban the attempted poster (IP/email).  Wink

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Reply #14 - 06/04/06 at 17:33:22
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No cause for worries!  Cox, Palliser & Semkov are still around & posting. Cheesy
  

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Reply #13 - 06/04/06 at 14:32:04
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What percentage of registered users here are subscribers to Chess Publishing proper?

I would hope it is 100 per cent.

What's the point of guests anyway?


Actually I think the discussion at the moment is just about registering to the forum (with a valid email address) as opposed to just being able to post on the forum (and not about requiring subscription), or did I misunderstand that?

It certainly would be a shame if measures were necessary that drove book authors like Palliser, Cox, Semkov, Dearing and any others away, but I'm sure that just having to register would not be too bad.
  
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Reply #12 - 05/25/06 at 15:25:14
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I can't help feeling that guest authors will be very happy to register if they think they might get a few more sales - I certainly would!  Smiley
  
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Reply #11 - 05/25/06 at 11:39:55
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 05/23/06 at 16:46:22:
Thanks, I seem to spend half of my day deleting spam on this site at the moment! I think I may have to take the Members-only posting route very soon! Cry


I can sure understand the problem, but it would be a shame to lose the interaction with book authors who enter as guests Undecided
  
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Reply #10 - 05/25/06 at 11:25:25
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What percentage of registered users here are subscribers to Chess Publishing proper?

I would hope it is 100 per cent.

What's the point of guests anyway?

Why should there be an open door policy where guests come in and freely feed off the scraps which fall from the Masters' tables?

I feel that guests coming on with most likely no intention of ever paying a subscription yet thinking they have carte blanche with respect to participating in discussions or siphoning off ideas is totally unacceptable.

Why should people be able to come on anonymously and then proceed to post "free" "advertisements" for other rival or non chess sites?

I see some people complaining that certain sections of the site proper are late yet Tony Kosten is expected to waste his time cleaning up this sh**.

What irony!






  
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Reply #9 - 05/25/06 at 10:16:08
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I have always defended guest posting. But, the nuisance has become a bit too much. It’s not about band width. Bingo, casino and porno sites seem to have taken a special liking for this forum. I wouldn’t want to just ignore it. My 11 year old son is a frequent visitor here. It may be dangerous. Unless the first post approval becomes mandatory, (Like Mig’s site) the only other option left is to make registration compulsory. I don’t like it one bit. But, I guess, there is no other option left.
  

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