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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:50 am
by 9balldotcom
You may recently have noticed that we are getting a few non Virtual Pool new members to the forum usually posting dumb comments and always posting links to outside businesses in their signatures.

These LIVE BOTS I have been removing/deactivatiing their accounts.

I have also deactivated the signature option for the time being as this is where they are usually posting their non Virtual Pool advertising links.

Im awaiting instructions from Celeris on this matter so signatures will remain inactive for the time being.

Perhaps more stringent action may need to be taken in limiting forum features till we solve this issue.


PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:28 pm
by 9balldotcom
As a result of persistent posting by BOTS the next step in limiting their activity is now in force.
As of now you cannot post links to external websites etc or use the url function on posts.

We will see if this will stop the flow for the time being and it will remain in force till further notice or Celeris inform me otherwise.

Sorry for the inconvenience folks


PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:09 am
by AlinVille



PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:13 pm
by 9balldotcom
We have now gone 3 days without BOT axtivity as a result of prevention of posting urls.
This seems to have made them lose interest for now but the url prevention will remain in place.

Anyone wishing to post a link can do so,however obviously all you can do is copy and paste it into your browser for the time being.


PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:46 am
by Albinario
Why'd you wanna stop them? Those boys are the only thing keeping this forum alive.


PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:47 pm
by AlinVille
Ban Albinario for encouraging fraudulent activities.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:46 pm
by mojoe59
I have been having trouble getting into VP3 online to play. Not sure where to go or who to speak with to resolve my problems. Is there a website I can go to that might help me get back to shooting pool online. Thanks.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:21 pm
by 9balldotcom
Give more details of your problems so you can get the correct advice.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:42 am
by Raman11
Admin you are absolutely right. But the signature is the option where we can express our self and not a spamming one area in the forum. The member who post the link in the post or in the thread must be banned not the person who place link in the signature. Or you must disable the signature option from the forum.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:46 am
by Hanterp
Is there no topic on the website forum of phpBB about these bots?
Normally these community-sites either have patches or even upgrades of the phpBB-board, fixing the problem.


PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:25 pm
by 9balldotcom
I have re introduced posting of links onto the forum as well as signatures.

I also noticed that there were two inappropriate signatures in two peoples profiles who shall remain nameless.

I have removed those signatures.

By inappropriate I mean they were both offensive.

How do I determine offensive?
By being in the breach of my definition of offensive and also these terms and conditions

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So any inappropriate links to external sites and any offensive signatures will be deleted.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:38 am
by 9balldotcom
Links and signature links in posts have been disabled again.

I been a few days away and the place was full of our uninvited friends again.

Lets see how they do without the links option again.