Mannosuke 10/11/14 (Sat) 16:59:44 No. 1979
I have to sleep sometime >_>
!Nami.L0hz2 10/11/14 (Sat) 18:21:28 No. 1980
the bots come every other day and there is no real way to stop it. If there is a spam post it's banned/deleted as soon as someone sees it, but until then, it stays.
There's about 4-5 members of staff checking the boards, and deleting things to the best of our ability. I wish it was possible to blanket filter this somehow, but that's gonna stay in my dreams.
Writer ## Admin 10/11/14 (Sat) 19:40:12 No. 1982
It's 80% of what I do when modding, is remove the irritating porn spam bots. I'm pretty certain that tinyboard/vichan supports captchas, but it's something that'd drive you guys nuts to have to deal with. It's sort of the tradeoff. If more people are okay with captchas to get rid of the bots, we can enable it.
Seisatsu ## Owner 10/11/14 (Sat) 21:20:09 No. 1983
We get CP spam pretty frequently now. The software has anti-spam countermeasures but since Tinyboard and its offshoots are fairly popular software now those countermeasures have probably been figured out and coded around by whatever douchenozzle writes all the imageboard spambots.
Anonymous 10/11/14 (Sat) 21:56:51 No. 1984
Captcha isn't bad choice, how can some people hate using their brain 2 seconds? What's the difference? This imageboard is for adults anyway.
Inb4 uboachan pass and synagogue
Anonymous 10/11/14 (Sat) 23:53:15 No. 1985
It essentially decreases a person's efficiency in terms of shitposting. It's really bad.
!Nami.L0hz2 10/12/14 (Sun) 00:15:33 No. 1987
Ubuu is slow, I'm sure the shitposting/content ratio won't suffer too much because of captcha.
Booger-chan 10/12/14 (Sun) 01:45:27 No. 1988
aa, I'm usually pretty good with catching those, but I never go on the nsfw board…
captcha sounds good to me
Distortion !xqNZ2gyOA2 10/12/14 (Sun) 01:54:59 No. 1989
I'm really not too fond of captcha and such, I often get it wrong and then have to start over…
Anonymous 10/12/14 (Sun) 12:57:30 No. 1990
If that's the price for stopping the CP flood.. captcha now, please. People like
will simply have to deal.
NamiPhone !!yVsCyQGihI 10/12/14 (Sun) 15:12:12 No. 1992
nice b8 m8 i logged in just for you
Anonymous 10/13/14 (Mon) 01:19:36 No. 1993
The same spam was on 4chan and they have captcha.
Seisatsu ## Owner 10/13/14 (Mon) 01:35:08 No. 1994
I'm not sure it's worth a captcha, honestly. The spam is really slow. 4chan only added a captcha after the great spam flood that completely filled every board, including /b/. (And that was an intentional attack.)
I'd rather not enable captchas but I'm not terribly against it if it's what everyone wants.
Distortion !xqNZ2gyOA2 10/13/14 (Mon) 05:22:18 No. 1995
Honestly, this place is already so slow, captcha would just make it slower, it seems like an overkill solution, although if there aren't any better solutions…
Seisatsu ## Owner 10/13/14 (Mon) 06:09:07 No. 1996
I don't think a solution is needed. We can just delete CP when we find it.
Mannosuke 10/14/14 (Tue) 14:11:27 No. 1999
You can report any cp to the feds if you want.
Then if they look at your computer history, they'll see that you saw it and immediately reported it. I report it every once and a while just in case >_>
Anonymous 10/14/14 (Tue) 14:37:27 No. 2000 >>1999
I'm pretty sure Booger doesn't want to be involved either, she's here to moderate not to be a paladin of justice in the middle of a CP investigation.
If anything, it would be Admin's job, or just put the captcha thing on and /thread
Nice trips btw -1 because no Cirno.
Seisatsu ## Owner 10/14/14 (Tue) 20:28:40 No. 2001
Alright, I'm convinced. It looks like this could be a legitimate problem for a lot of people. I'll work on enabling the captcha.
Anonymous 10/15/14 (Wed) 00:28:33 No. 2006
shit, not Google's reCAPTCHA
is there no other captcha option? I don't like contributing to google's surveillance botnet
Writer ## Admin 10/15/14 (Wed) 02:13:58 No. 2008 >>2006
To my knowledge, it's just this one. There's always suggesting alternatives to be integrated into vichan.
To those who are frustrated by this change, here's a little insight from a staff member:
More than half of the bans issued on this site are to illegal content posted by spambots. The IPs are so varied that we can't reasonably blanket ban (which has proven to be flaky at best in the past) without catching users in the middle of it.
If there's illegal content on the site and no moderators are around to remove it, it could stay on the site too long. If it were to get reported to authorities or the server's host, it could potentially have the site taken down.
As it is, the captchas are five digits at most and somewhat blurry. I've sat here and refreshed the captcha dozens of times and they're all numbers, all simple. One number of a few batches were unreadable. One was literally a giant three.
I understand it can be frustrating, but we're not given many other choices. We have a thread over here
for feedback and if you have any alternative methods we could employ, we're all ears.
Seisatsu ## Owner 10/15/14 (Wed) 19:41:43 No. 2012
They're still getting through. Time for plan B. Captchas will be dropped.
Anonymous 10/16/14 (Thu) 03:27:44 No. 2022
The Bots know how to get past Google's captcha?