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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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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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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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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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  • N_Trainz : Legendary Da: Here it is, installers works this time and Moddb won't accept it as they say its too large to upload, so its on my Google Drive and here is the link, hope you enjoy it «link»
  • Legendary Da : I had guessed it was about the wrong area, though I still wondered why it had been removed. Thanks for taking your time to make something better for the community. Take as much time as you require, though; life still comes first.
  • N_Trainz : Actually it was removed by me for 2 reasons; 1. was it was uploaded in the wrong area and 2. the installer didn't autp - detect the disk version, only the Steam version (since that is what I have). Going to remake it so if you won't mind a but longer wat that'll be appreciated
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  • N_Trainz : What game and mod are you dealing with?
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  • N_Trainz : Legendary Da: Its now live on Moddb and here is the link, requires a Batlestations Midway game to be installed to work «link» - midway - skinpack/addons/international - bsm - collection - light - version Enjoy
  • Runsva : are we still talikg about the zyy modding pack??
  • N_Trainz : Yeah I wanted to do this, but the installers were being a pain giving me errors about something. I finally got it working, and just figured out how to make the updater now since it'll be two parts with one containing the misc files and the other mostly the mpak files. It'll be a stand - alone DLC mod just like the Bismarck Mission Pack was. Like I said I plan to have it all completed and uploaded by this weekend
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  • N_Trainz : To Legendary Da: I been trying to work on that actually, what I'm experiencing is the pack size> I already made it a light version of the mod, so hopefully this weekend maybe, might be sooner
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