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    Quote Originally Posted by zellnera View Post
    Come one cool down are relative common feature at least in German speaking forums the other would be verification mails.

    Honestly I see no game related comment as urgent that it could not wait a day, and the positive side effect would be that you also reduce the rant threads from fresh spam members.

    But anyhow its the time waisted by SC members and moderators to clean up the mess a few times every day and not mine.
    And the problem isn’t big enough to warrant this drastic measure. Besides it’s not even a 100% fix. To hinder real people in such a way for something that wouldn’t even fix the issue is not really wanted. Quite often the posting day of the spam doesn’t always correspond with the date they created the account.

    There are a lot of measures in place and you don't even see most of the spam.

    I believe that email verification now also is a requirement for an account to post, again they can get around that as well. I do get PMs on occasions from people who can’t post or figure out how to and then it turns out they never verified the email address and when they do the issue is fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Lima View Post
    Just spoke with my IT guy in my company, asked him if we have the same problem on our sites and corporate public email addresses. He started laughing and said exactly the same: Cat & Mouse.

    Agree with Kat here as well, it's a minor nuisance, and adding a cool-down will deter many people from signing up and posting. I remember in my case, my first posting was not because I thought about something for 24 hours, but wanted to reply to something existing. If that would've taken 24 hours after sign-up I likely wouldn't be here.
    Darian actually has a funny statement sometimes about that. If we build a better mousetrap someone will build a better mouse.

    Anywho, your post made me think back as to why I joined the forums and yes my issue was urgent enough that I felt I needed to post immediately. If I couldn’t have posted that same day then it would have been pointless to post a day later. I remember it well, it was a Hay Day related game thing. If we just look at the number of people who’s first post is to report a bug or issue or idea or something they feel is urgent enough then it’s a lot and some of those certainly wouldn’t be here with the cool down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaptain Kat View Post
    Darian actually has a funny statement sometimes about that. If we build a better mousetrap someone will build a better mouse.

    Anywho, your post made me think back as to why I joined the forums and yes my issue was urgent enough that I felt I needed to post immediately. If I couldn’t have posted that same day then it would have been pointless to post a day later. I remember it well, it was a Hay Day related game thing. If we just look at the number of people who’s first post is to report a bug or issue or idea or something they feel is urgent enough then it’s a lot and some of those certainly wouldn’t be here with the cool down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilISuppose View Post
    "Programming today is a race between software engineers to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe to build bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning" - Rick Cook
    Yeah, my comment was a paraphrasing of that one. It's a great quote but I had to modify it to make it a bit more...forum friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darian[Supercell] View Post
    Yeah, my comment was a paraphrasing of that one. It's a great quote but I had to modify it to make it a bit more...forum friendly.
    Forum friendly is never really one of my major concerns

    p.s. If anyone knows a good website for kero supplements, could you post a couple of hundred spam threads? cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilISuppose View Post
    Forum friendly is never really one of my major concerns

    p.s. If anyone knows a good website for kero supplements, could you post a couple of hundred spam threads? cheers

    Hmm...I know some black magic specialists who could find you a spouse in various countries. I think he goes by baba ji.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darian[Supercell] View Post
    Hmm...I know some black magic specialists who could find you a spouse in various countries. I think he goes by baba ji.
    It occurs to me; the spammers in this forum are now you and me.
    /signing off

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    Thanks for this "spamming" Darian & Phil, made me laugh

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    Wouldn't a captcha for creating forum posts and accounts help?

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilISuppose View Post
    Forum friendly is never really one of my major concerns

    p.s. If anyone knows a good website for kero supplements, could you post a couple of hundred spam threads? cheers
    pretty sure its keto...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zellnera View Post
    But you could add a timeout between creating an account and allowing the first post

    I have a question for you, how long did it take you to post after joining? Most people tend to make an account to make a post.

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