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Playmaker News => General Discussion => Topic started by: markmandarin on April 06, 2017, 06:01:26 AM

Title: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: markmandarin on April 06, 2017, 06:01:26 AM
Close Forum access for illegal users. It's good motivation to buy this "BrilliantMaker" and it will be spam-free. Also, I think $65 is so cheap for this great product.
I don't know possibly we can open forum only for the view but not for registration. Imho.
And the last one  - Is there a thread for volunteers? I think we can help Playmaker Devs doing volunteer job.

Thanks,

Mark
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: tcmeric on April 06, 2017, 07:23:00 AM
为什么你不喜欢中文马?

I am not sure about the closed forum part. But as for the volunteering, what it seems like the forum always needs is

1. People to answer questions
2. People to write custom actions
3. People to make unity assets compatible with playmaker (see trello for requests).

All of these can be done without signing up necessarily. Basically just browse the forums and answer when you can, make actions when you can, and release asset playmaker packages when you can.

The forum has been spammed a bit lately it seems, but I am sure they will work something out. Did you have anything else in mind?
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: markmandarin on April 06, 2017, 08:14:42 AM
为什么你不喜欢中文马?

sorry, what?
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: jeanfabre on April 06, 2017, 08:48:33 AM
Hi,

 "illegal" users are spams, and we are trying to address these, but because of the traffic, forums like this one are subject to hacking a lot, so simply ignore, these spams are a pain but not a threat, and I do clean the forum up every day ( we have few spams per day basically).

There is no closed forum or private forum, anyone can register, and volunteer work is always welcome :)

you do need to sign up to answer questions, you can not post without signing up.


 Bye,

 Jean
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: tcmeric on April 06, 2017, 09:14:06 AM
Your footer said "no mandarin". (but now you have removed it)  ::)

为什么你不喜欢中文马?
Says, why dont you like mandarin (chinese) ?
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: markmandarin on April 06, 2017, 09:19:23 AM
Your footer said "no mandarin". (but now you have removed it)  ::)

为什么你不喜欢中文马?
Says, why dont you like mandarin (chinese) ?

I did not remove anything and why in chinese?
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: tcmeric on April 06, 2017, 09:59:26 AM
 ???  I wrote in mandarin. (The most common dialect of chinese).
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: Lane on April 06, 2017, 03:59:20 PM
"illegal" users are spams, and we are trying to address these, but because of the traffic, forums like this one are subject to hacking a lot, so simply ignore, these spams are a pain but not a threat, and I do clean the forum up every day ( we have few spams per day basically).

I usually clean them up when I visit too. I also modified the registration settings a bit, might help.
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: jeanfabre on April 06, 2017, 11:28:46 PM
Hi,

 Also, just a note on this fruit vs Mandarin vs Chinese apparent tension: We have enough trouble with real spam and hackers, please be cool, this forum is a place for discussing purely about PlayMaker and Unity, let's keep it that way :) This forum is truly international and so let's just make everyone feel confortable here, keep a positive spirit and stay on topic for everyone to enjoy spending time here, thanks :)

Bye,

 Jean
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: jeanfabre on April 06, 2017, 11:31:19 PM
"illegal" users are spams, and we are trying to address these, but because of the traffic, forums like this one are subject to hacking a lot, so simply ignore, these spams are a pain but not a threat, and I do clean the forum up every day ( we have few spams per day basically).

I usually clean them up when I visit too. I also modified the registration settings a bit, might help.

thanks Lane :) Appreciated!

Bye,

 Jean
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: markmandarin on April 08, 2017, 09:01:14 AM
"illegal" users are spams, and we are trying to address these, but because of the traffic, forums like this one are subject to hacking a lot, so simply ignore, these spams are a pain but not a threat, and I do clean the forum up every day ( we have few spams per day basically).

I usually clean them up when I visit too. I also modified the registration settings a bit, might help.

My dear administration I don't want to see those porn russians spams every day when I visit here, so I affirm to CLOSE registration for spamers!

Thank you,

Mark
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: jeanfabre on April 09, 2017, 10:37:31 PM
Hi,

 We don't want this neither :) believe me... we are currently trying to find a new way to prevent unwanted registrations.

Bye,

 Jean
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: mdotstrange on April 10, 2017, 01:18:47 AM
I think what the Opsive forums does is a good idea- you must submit your invoice# for the asset to register http://opsive.com/forum/ (http://opsive.com/forum/)

Seems to keep all the spam out and makes for a nice and helpful forum atmosphere-
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: jeanfabre on April 10, 2017, 03:31:07 AM
Hi,

 well, the problem is that we have reached critical mass and we can't really do that. If you check the forum stats, you'll see have around 500 registration per month... we can manually handle all these, this would be a lot of work indeed. that's 25 registration per working day... they have 50-100 per month, which is 2 per day, a lot more manageable.

but yeah we need to do something, Cleaning up everyday also takes a lot of time...


Bye,

 Jean

Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: markmandarin on April 10, 2017, 03:39:09 AM
If we can help just ask
Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: tcmeric on April 10, 2017, 03:49:49 AM
Is the site using HTTP BL or Bad Behvaior:
https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?action=search;type=19;bool=and;asc;start=0

Maybe change to googles recaptcha system: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/?mod=1044



Title: Re: Playmaker Forum only for Legal Users
Post by: jeanfabre on April 10, 2017, 10:38:51 PM
Hi,

 Thanks for the offer, we'll keep that in mind. We have someone looking at this to change the captcha system to be more solid. So it should be soon sorted out.

Bye,

 Jean