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Weggy

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Re: Signature Creation
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2011, 02:13:43 PM »
I think there is a good reason why they decide on a case by case basis when to lift the restriction, having a automatic change after x posts will just let spammers modify their posting software to make that many posts.

Kinda like the holga thread? ;D

You don't get it!  The spammers adding those advertising signatures by the thousands turn CR into a link farm.  this creates a risk that Google and other search engines would ban CR, since the purpose is to fool the search engines into believing a particular site is popular and raising its rank in the searches. 

Unpaid volunteer CR moderators have to search thru thousands of posts to find and remove the signatures that are bogus.

This is fair (albeit somewhat of an exaggeration - CRs message board is spammed less than many), but all CR needs to do as part of the sign up process is say that you can't have a signature immediately, but you can in future. This would save many of us "serious" members who have just signed up wasting time trying to work out how to do it.

I can't abide the spammers ruining the forum, but also as a new user would find it helpful if some of these nuances were a little clearer.

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Re: Signature Creation
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2011, 02:13:43 PM »

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Re: Signature Creation
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2011, 02:34:11 PM »
This is fair (albeit somewhat of an exaggeration - CRs message board is spammed less than many), but all CR needs to do as part of the sign up process is say that you can't have a signature immediately, but you can in future. This would save many of us "serious" members who have just signed up wasting time trying to work out how to do it.

I can't abide the spammers ruining the forum, but also as a new user would find it helpful if some of these nuances were a little clearer.

Good idea about the notice:

I'll add a sticky post, as the original one post about this has long ago dropped off the top of the list.

Having had to work with other moderators to remove thousands of signature spams - it took us weeks, I can assure you that its not a exaggeration..  The new system has so far been working to keep them away, their robots signup by the thousands, but are not able to post spam in signatures.

The signature links are not visable unless you look at the profile for each user.  There are no tools to do this, its grunt labor by multiple people who spent many long hours.


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Re: Signature Creation
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2011, 03:08:33 PM »
As always, when you want to avoid piracy. The goods users are the first to be affects ...
(Is this post will be enough for me to create my signature ?)

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Re: Signature Creation
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2011, 03:17:05 PM »
As always, when you want to avoid piracy. The goods users are the first to be affects ...
(Is this post will be enough for me to create my signature ?)

Give it a try, I see you've been moved up to Powershot SX30 IS

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Re: Signature Creation
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2011, 03:38:41 PM »
Kinda like the holga thread? ;D


You don't get it!  The spammers adding those advertising signatures by the thousands turn CR into a link farm.  this creates a risk that Google and other search engines would ban CR, since the purpose is to fool the search engines into believing a particular site is popular and raising its rank in the searches. 

Unpaid volunteer CR moderators have to search thru thousands of posts to find and remove the signatures that are bogus.


 ???  I was referring to the fact that the "member" base tripled overnight, probably from a single script source.  I get spam, and I GET spam . . .   I'm not sure how you got that I was advocating making it easy for spammers or that mods have life easy.

BTW, what are these 'other' search engines besides Google of which you speak? :D (That was another joke . . .)


Edit: Looks good!:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,1442.0.html
« Last Edit: August 04, 2011, 03:40:57 PM by dstppy »
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Re: Signature Creation
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2014, 12:34:55 AM »
Old Treath - but i´ve found the Reason why i don´t find al Way to set my Signature here.

Ok - i have to be active - no Problem  8) .

Have to be not so shy here  ;D .

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Re: Signature Creation
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2014, 12:34:55 AM »