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Post by muthafunky » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:19 pm

I’ve changed site permissions so you have to be logged in to read the forums. If you’re not logged in you might get a site error message, just go to http://politicalstew.com and log in again.

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Why?

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Post by muthafunky » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:45 pm

Trying to get permissions in a good place. We have problems with spammers. I turned on emails the other day and we were flooded with them. Trying to find a way to get the site operating without overwhelming the mods.

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Post by Bill Barilko » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:57 pm

This is a common development among forums snowed under by spammers-and many are.
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Post by Klara » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:21 pm

Excellent. It also makes the Stew a slightly more private place.

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Post by section8 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:31 pm

There's banned posters who track people here and post about them offsite.
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The shadow stew will now be less interesting.
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Post by Moethebartender » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:49 pm

Creepy. Link?
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Post by shilgia » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:30 pm

Klara wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Excellent. It also makes the Stew a slightly more private place.
Agreed. Good decision.

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Post by rezuar » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:41 pm

Thank you, mutha, it’s a good move.
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How will Joe be able to find us?

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Post by korgy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:56 pm

yes thanks, mutha
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Post by shunter » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:01 pm

It means jelly belly and bashtard can’t lurk?
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Post by jessica_fletcher » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:18 pm

section8 wrote:
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There's banned posters who track people here and post about them offsite.
Realistically there’s nothing stopping them creating a new handle just so they can log in, unless the mods are now on lock down and no new posters can register?

Are we locked in here? Is there now no way out?

*rattles bars*.
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Post by muthafunky » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:21 pm

Currently no new users can register. This is to stop spammers though, not the psycho lurkers.

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Post by shunter » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:24 pm

I like the idea of no new members and we keep going, dying one by one until it’s just one person left shouting into the abys.
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Post by ben_hanscombe » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:26 pm

It'll probably be Jim2012.
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Post by muthafunky » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:27 pm

Besides rare events like the migrations from gwd or yc there are hardly any legitimate new registrations anyway. That’s why the current spambot annoyance is a greater problem than keeping out new user registrations.

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Post by jessica_fletcher » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:28 pm

shunter wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:01 pm
It means jelly belly and bashtard can’t lurk?

No, Not if they already have log ins.
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Oops.

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Post by Nines » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:39 pm

Build bridges not walls!

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Post by shunter » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:39 pm

jessica_fletcher wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:28 pm
shunter wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:01 pm
It means jelly belly and bashtard can’t lurk?

No, Not if they already have log ins.
Do they? I thought they were permabanned
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Post by shunter » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:40 pm

ben_hanscombe wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:26 pm
It'll probably be Jim2012.
Like a more right-wing Davros
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Post by eric84 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:41 pm

muthafunky wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Besides rare events like the migrations from gwd or yc there are hardly any legitimate new registrations anyway. That’s why the current spambot annoyance is a greater problem than keeping out new user registrations.
But what if Felix needs a new troll handle?
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Post by jessica_fletcher » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:47 pm

shunter wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:39 pm
jessica_fletcher wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:28 pm
shunter wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:01 pm
It means jelly belly and bashtard can’t lurk?

No, Not if they already have log ins.
Do they? I thought they were permabanned
How is that even possible?

Ban an IP...get a vpn.
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Post by Citizen Baba » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:55 pm

muthafunky wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Besides rare events like the migrations from gwd or yc there are hardly any legitimate new registrations anyway.
What about new Felix handles?

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Post by muthafunky » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:56 pm

Citizen Baba wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:55 pm
muthafunky wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Besides rare events like the migrations from gwd or yc there are hardly any legitimate new registrations anyway.
What about new Felix handles?
You already used your eric handle to ask that.

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Post by Citizen Baba » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:59 pm

I might use my polardude handle to ask again.

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Post by avalon_ » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:23 pm

shilgia wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Klara wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Excellent. It also makes the Stew a slightly more private place.
Agreed. Good decision.
Yep. I agree too.

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I like the privacy!

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Post by NorthAmerican » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:52 pm

shunter wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:24 pm
I like the idea of no new members and we keep going, dying one by one until it’s just one person left shouting into the abys.
I see that ben_hanscombe thinks the last man standing will be Jim-2012, but I'm pretty sure it will be me. The sounds of my weeping and the gnashing of my teeth will be unheard. My last chance to correct a misspelling was gone when shunter left this mortal coil, probably blissfully unaware that he had misspelled abyss. Life is so unfair!

(But at least I can now leave the bathroom door open.)
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Post by Bastet » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:52 pm

Given that I am logged out from the browser regularly (even though tick to remain logged in), the password that it should recognise it doesn’t and the reset of password doesn’t work - this isn’t great to me.

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NorthAmerican wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:52 pm
shunter wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:24 pm
I like the idea of no new members and we keep going, dying one by one until it’s just one person left shouting into the abys.
I see that ben_hanscombe thinks the last man standing will be Jim-2012, but I'm pretty sure it will be me. The sounds of my weeping and the gnashing of my teeth will be unheard. My last chance to correct a misspelling was gone when shunter left this mortal coil, probably blissfully unaware that he had misspelled abyss. Life is so unfair!

(But at least I can now leave the bathroom door open.)
Wait, there’s 2 s in abys?
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Post by Jim-2012 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:09 pm

NorthAmerican wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:52 pm
shunter wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:24 pm
I like the idea of no new members and we keep going, dying one by one until it’s just one person left shouting into the abys.
I see that ben_hanscombe thinks the last man standing will be Jim-2012, but I'm pretty sure it will be me. The sounds of my weeping and the gnashing of my teeth will be unheard. My last chance to correct a misspelling was gone when shunter left this mortal coil, probably blissfully unaware that he had misspelled abyss. Life is so unfair!

(But at least I can now leave the bathroom door open.)
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Post by korgy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:13 pm

muthafunky wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Currently no new users can register. This is to stop spammers though, not the psycho lurkers.
just curious, is this forever, or just for now to ward off spammers temporarily?
"Iranians apparently disagree with korgy"

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Post by jessica_fletcher » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:15 pm

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
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Are they locked out, or are we locked in?
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Post by korgy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:16 pm

looks like there are currently 35490 members -- most of whom are inactive. are most of these members spammers who never participated legitimately even for a few posts?

i guess i could check myself...
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i fucking hate The Eagles

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Post by korgy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:27 pm

ah - i was just looking through the "members" -- if you go to around page 30, 31, 32 etc , there are many pages of users with 0 posts, who registered within minutes of each other, for days

seems like anyone with 0 posts should just be eliminated, but i guess that would have been done already if it was easy.
"Iranians apparently disagree with korgy"

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Post by dBrother » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:30 pm

Klara wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Excellent. It also makes the Stew a slightly more private place.
We all post under nom de plumes anyhow, so I can't see whay diff it makes..

Seems a shame, I always thought random travel post, or political posts, googles could bring in new arrivals, but not now..
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Post by Klara » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:33 pm

Ahh such optimism! Yeah this will definitely put a stop to the massive influx of random new posters.

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Post by muthafunky » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:36 pm

korgy wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:13 pm
muthafunky wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Currently no new users can register. This is to stop spammers though, not the psycho lurkers.
just curious, is this forever, or just for now to ward off spammers temporarily?
It depends if there are actually effective spam countermeasures out there. I'm disappointed the newest version of phpbb seems to come with countermeasures that are worse than the old version we upgraded from.

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Post by mad hatter » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:38 pm

meh
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Post by jessica_fletcher » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:39 pm

^ who let him in?!?
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Post by Lincoln » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:41 pm

I don't understand what the fcuk this thread is about so i'm just going to go with my gut feeling and say...The Op is a wanker.

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so we don't mind if I get naked in here now?
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Post by jessica_fletcher » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:03 pm

Youre not already?
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Post by shilgia » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:16 pm

korgy wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:27 pm
ah - i was just looking through the "members" -- if you go to around page 30, 31, 32 etc , there are many pages of users with 0 posts, who registered within minutes of each other, for days

seems like anyone with 0 posts should just be eliminated, but i guess that would have been done already if it was easy.
It says there are 2279 members, but only 1219 have any posts. Is it an option to delete all accounts more than, I don't know, a month (a year?) old that haven't made any posts?

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Post by muthafunky » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:27 pm

That used to happen automatically. It's easy to do, there's just not much reason to do so.

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Post by jessica_fletcher » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:29 pm

Come on then, chop chop. What are we paying you for, slacker.
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Oops.

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I thought you'd appreciate your thousands of new friends.

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