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Savage XR => Support Forum => Topic started by: Necrophiliac on November 13, 2018, 05:34:56 pm



Title: Fix the forum.
Post by: Necrophiliac on November 13, 2018, 05:34:56 pm
Fix the forum, the only posts we get are from spam bots. Fix captcha and block the website "evaherbalist.com"
Actually getting pretty cancerous.


Title: Re: Fix the forum.
Post by: drk on November 13, 2018, 06:11:20 pm
Trig, fix it!


Title: Re: Fix the forum.
Post by: Daemon on November 13, 2018, 07:05:32 pm
the website "evaherbalist.com"
Actually getting pretty cancerous.

Use some herbal remedies.


Title: Re: Fix the forum.
Post by: Groentjuh on November 14, 2018, 09:59:09 am
Maybe you've noticed that Django and I mostly keep things 'working'.

Being honest: much of the website requires a major rework to make it continue to work in the further future. Daily there are like 30 players in Savage, so I do not really see why I would invest probably weeks of work into fixing basically the entire site, while Savage might not have to long to live any more.

And now you might wonder why to entire site needs a rework... Well, SMF1.1.* is end of life, so if we actually want to add ReCaptcha v3, we either have to develop a new plugin ourselves or upgrade to SMF2.*.
ReCaptcha Plugins (https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1044) are not supporting SMF1.1.* anymore.

But upgrading to SMF2 probably also means we have to rewrite the website to SMF2, so overall it will require more work than I believe I want to put into the community.

If you happen to know (or developed) a SMF1.1 ReCaptcha v3 SMF plugin, let me know. I wouldn't mind installing that!


Title: Re: Fix the forum.
Post by: Necrophiliac on November 15, 2018, 03:16:33 pm
There has to be a way to ban certain words? all we need to do is ban this shitty evaherbalist.com website.


Title: Re: Fix the forum.
Post by: Groentjuh on November 16, 2018, 08:02:42 am
There has to be a way to ban certain words? all we need to do is ban this shitty  website.
SMF can censor words much like Savage's chatfilter... It will change the word, but not deny the chat/post. So in that case I also would need to plugin for SMF1.1 for that.


Title: Re: Fix the forum.
Post by: isaaclw on August 23, 2019, 03:32:46 pm
You could offload the forum to some kind of subreddit or something where tools are already in place to reduce spam.

I'm not saying it's a good idea...