LtSquigs's forum posts

#1 Posted by LtSquigs (265 posts) -

@mattyftm: Ok I guess I should put a disclaimer on that "Not Zombiepie"

#2 Posted by LtSquigs (265 posts) -

@xite: I'm pretty sure the google/twitter/facebook sign up services have captcha systems, so this isn't really 'easier'.

@nightriff @mattyftm: The signup captcha actually is already really hard. They use a service called "Are you Human" which actually requires you to play a little mini flash game in order to prove your human. Much harder to cheat than those images with text on them.

The problem is, at least this was the problem when I left (could have changed since then, disclaimer), a lot of the spammers *are* humans. They are people who are payed to spam on forums, not robots. So Captcha's don't really work that well on those types of spammers.

The funny part is, they don't get anything from spamming on these forums. GB (and GS/CV/OG) all make it so any new posts by new accounts automatically get a bunch of anti-SEO stuff on their posts (thats the main goal of these spam bots, not to get you guys to click on them, to spread links around the web to increase a websites page ranks). So they do all this work and get basically nothing out of it.

Trying to stop spammers will always be a push and pull, but at a certain point if your making these barriers at the cost of legitimate users ability to participate its a bad deal. Spammers will continue to do whatever they need to do to spam, a captcha on topic creation (or a wait time) will stop a lot of legitimate users.

Nothing is a substitute for a good skilled moderation team (like the great one GB has).

#3 Posted by LtSquigs (265 posts) -

@hero_swe: They focus on that as well, but at the end of the day you want to know whos coming in first and why.

#4 Posted by LtSquigs (265 posts) -

Ah so close Ricciardo, hopefully next time hell have a good start. Did really well though.

#5 Posted by LtSquigs (265 posts) -

@alishcra: Box Box means to go into the pit, apparently they used to say pit but box is clearer apparently.

#6 Posted by LtSquigs (265 posts) -

@machofantastico: I'm sure hes a great driver. I'm just saying, as someone new to it, it's kind of boring when someone just has a car waaaay above everyone else. Like the same reason the Yankees are boring right?

#7 Edited by LtSquigs (265 posts) -

@machofantastico: Oh ok, just hard to get excited when all the commentators just seem to be saying "Yep they got a good car there"

#8 Posted by LtSquigs (265 posts) -

Ok so as a new watcher, how often does it happen that theres just one car build that outclasses the others pretty handily? That's the part that makes the mercedes stuff really boring to me, is that everyone seems to attribute it to the cars more than the drivers.

#9 Posted by LtSquigs (265 posts) -

Has the camera been on Hamilton at all this race? I guess it don't matter, kind of funny though.

#10 Posted by LtSquigs (265 posts) -

It looked like they put the tires on the wrong side and then had to swap them.