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Should we get rid of the Shoutbox?

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Should we get rid the shoutbox?
Yes, I've had enough of the spam
50% (4 votes)
Yes, but only temporarily
25% (2 votes)
No, I still use it frequently
12% (1 votes)
It doesn't bother me
12% (1 votes)

Total : 8

Poll created on: 24-Oct-11 02:22:22

Should we get rid of the Shoutbox?

It has come to my attention that in recent weeks, the shoutbox has almost been exclusively used by spammers.  Sometimes it's just one or two comments, other times it is, as M03ny put it, a "spam invasion."  A couple weeks ago, I proposed that we temporarily suspend the shoutbox, but I want to hear from the community: should we suspend the shoutbox?  If our site was more active, like it was when we were creating map packs, then we can have it.  However, since we are currently in a "quiet phase" is it really necessary for now?

I honestly don't want to get rid of the shoutbox forever... just until we start the next map pack.

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Re: Should we get rid of the Shoutbox?

Please take the time to vote in this poll... this really is a serious issue

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Re: Should we get rid of the Shoutbox?

Ok, two votes so far.  Anyone else?

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Re: Should we get rid of the Shoutbox?

I think that even if we remove it temporarly and get it back afterward, the problem will stay. I don't know how the inscription security works on the site but couldn't it be more secure ? I really don't know. We don't have that much activity, it could be damagable to suppress one of the communication tools that is still frequently used.

Edit : Damn, the 3 votes result isn't really helpful ag

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Re: Should we get rid of the Shoutbox?

Stop the shoutbox.
Commercial SPAM sucks.

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Ich Glaube da will jemand rumSPAMEN in der Southbox mit kacke!
I think that a guy want to SPAM the Southbox with bullshit!!!!!!!!

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Re: Should we get rid of the Shoutbox?

Maybe we could add some sort of special code you need to enter if you want to become a member so bots are not frequent anymore?
Instead of taking away a symptom, we eliminate the cause ab

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Re: Should we get rid of the Shoutbox?

I agree with you Triviaman the shoutbox can be a very usefull tool when the site is busy creating a mpak, but as of now I belive it shoud go but not forever.

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