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Posted 9/5/08 , edited 9/5/08
We added a 15 Character minimum limit for all forum posts to cut down on spam posts. So as a result, I think the games like 5 letter word game will just die off. =\
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Posted 9/4/08 , edited 9/5/08
I don't really think so....they are ways to suvive those games
Posted 9/5/08 , edited 9/5/08

BasouKazuma wrote:

We added a 15 Character minimum limit for all forum posts to cut down on spam posts. So as a result, I think the games like 5 letter word game will just die off. =\


Wouldn't it be a lot more better if there was this control panel that would show up if you want to submit a post with less than 15 letters? I don't know how it's called, but quite a lot of forums have it, so that people or spam bots can't spam. It shows you letters, which you have to rewrite ... I think everyone who would want to spam would get annoyed by it, as the picture/letters always change...I guess it would be as well a little annoying for the users who normally don't spam..>.> but oh well, everything seems to be double edged sword..

And well, I guess it ain't that hard to add enough dots (......) to make it 15 letters..>.> though it looks pretty retarded..

Floetry~

EDIT: Can I say something mean? It was a retarded idea. 15 character limit? Pfft.

What about: Yes........................
No...................................
Hi....................
yay...............................

All I need to do is keep my finger on the dot button, and it's done. I don't even need to put some special effort into that...*sigh*

EDIT2Actually I rethought about my idea, and I think it would be best if the check field would be expanded so that ALL users(no exceptions) will have to fill out that check field, that means that it's not after character limit, but for every post, no matter what length that post has. This would lead to the fact that mainly people who really WANT to submit their posts will post in the forum. Spammers will get tired or annoyed by always filling out check field, just to spam. It might be an annoying feature, but in the end everyone will get used to it, and it would only lead to a good end result. Less spammers, and more productive/meaningful posts!
just adding a screenie of how it would look like before submitting a post:
So before you could submit a post you would always have to fill this out first!
Posted 9/5/08 , edited 9/5/08

BasouKazuma wrote:

We added a 15 Character minimum limit for all forum posts to cut down on spam posts. So as a result, I think the games like 5 letter word game will just die off. =\


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Posted 9/5/08

BasouKazuma wrote:

We added a 15 Character minimum limit for all forum posts to cut down on spam posts. So as a result, I think the games like 5 letter word game will just die off. =\


no they wont all that they need to do is to add spaces after the the word they count as characters but they cant b seen
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Oh my God! No way !...well actually I don't care. Do the smilie tags/codes count as characters?
Posted 9/5/08 , edited 9/5/08

zen03y wrote:

Oh my God! No way !...well actually I don't care. Do the smilie tags/codes count as characters?


Basically, the 15 character limit is useless. When you quote someone, you don't have to full fill the 15 character limit. Yes, smilies do count as characters.
And if your post is too short, just add a few dots (................................) and it's done...or keep on pressing the space bar

Basically even spaces do count as characters, so once you've written your tiny word, just keep on pressing the space bar for a few seconds, and you can post the reply without any further complications.

(see test post below)

Floetry~
Posted 9/5/08 , edited 9/5/08
Posted 9/5/08

BasouKazuma wrote:

We added a 15 Character minimum limit for all forum posts to cut down on spam posts. So as a result, I think the games like 5 letter word game will just die off. =\


It's not a bad idea, though not very convenient. Probably will cut down on spam posts.
Posted 9/6/08

I-Killerbee-I wrote:


BasouKazuma wrote:

We added a 15 Character minimum limit for all forum posts to cut down on spam posts. So as a result, I think the games like 5 letter word game will just die off. =\


Wouldn't it be a lot more better if there was this control panel that would show up if you want to submit a post with less than 15 letters? I don't know how it's called, but quite a lot of forums have it, so that people or spam bots can't spam. It shows you letters, which you have to rewrite ... I think everyone who would want to spam would get annoyed by it, as the picture/letters always change...I guess it would be as well a little annoying for the users who normally don't spam..>.> but oh well, everything seems to be double edged sword..

And well, I guess it ain't that hard to add enough dots (......) to make it 15 letters..>.> though it looks pretty retarded..

Floetry~

EDIT: Can I say something mean? It was a retarded idea. 15 character limit? Pfft.

What about: Yes........................
No...................................
Hi....................
yay...............................

All I need to do is keep my finger on the dot button, and it's done. I don't even need to put some special effort into that...*sigh*

EDIT2Actually I rethought about my idea, and I think it would be best if the check field would be expanded so that ALL users(no exceptions) will have to fill out that check field, that means that it's not after character limit, but for every post, no matter what length that post has. This would lead to the fact that mainly people who really WANT to submit their posts will post in the forum. Spammers will get tired or annoyed by always filling out check field, just to spam. It might be an annoying feature, but in the end everyone will get used to it, and it would only lead to a good end result. Less spammers, and more productive/meaningful posts!
just adding a screenie of how it would look like before submitting a post:
So before you could submit a post you would always have to fill this out first! :P


hell no !!!! that is something what i don't like XD cuz then i have to typ some more letters XD
Posted 9/6/08 , edited 9/6/08

chiidorii wrote:

hell no !!!! that is something what i don't like XD cuz then i have to typ some more letters XD

Okay, not sure how serious you are about this. It's just a few letters more. No biggie.

Floetry~

Posted 9/6/08 , edited 9/6/08

I-Killerbee-I wrote:


chiidorii wrote:

hell no !!!! that is something what i don't like XD cuz then i have to typ some more letters XD

Okay, not sure how serious you are about this. It's just a few letters more. No biggie.

Floetry~



yeah but its kinda annoying to always to typ a thingie like that right? O_o
Posted 9/6/08

chiidorii wrote:

yeah but its kinda annoying to always to typ a thingie like that right? O_o


Well, you'll get used to it. No biggie, really.

Floetry~
Posted 9/6/08

I-Killerbee-I wrote:


chiidorii wrote:

yeah but its kinda annoying to always to typ a thingie like that right? O_o


Well, you'll get used to it. No biggie, really.

Floetry~


~sigh~ oke i am exaggerating XD
Posted 9/6/08

BasouKazuma wrote:

We added a 15 Character minimum limit for all forum posts to cut down on spam posts. So as a result, I think the games like 5 letter word game will just die off. =\


This is a bad idea, I really hate it. You want it to cut down to a minimum of 15 letters, but all the best games on CR had only wanted us to write down a word shorter than that
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