I'm trying to post a new thread with an installation question, and getting an error that I have to have 1 posts to post a link, and my post count is zero. There's nothing in that post that I can interpret as a link, so I suspect it's a forum but that interprets slashes used in asking about partitions and folders as being part of a URL.
Quick question: Is there an effective way in place to report users rather than just simply reporting their posts? It seems that often these spam posters will come in and flood several subforums with spam, and rather than reporting each individual post (which I sort of remember mods saying somewhere was less than ideal for them), it might be better to be able to report a spam poster.
So I have seen a number of these posts now -- they almost look like humans until they post some random useless link to a commercial site (some of them do a better job pretending than others). They usually show up in the middle of the night (my time) and they almost fit the topic they show up in (except they often necro-bump some completely random topic).
Just wanted to say good job to the mods for quickly removing spam. Someone by the name of zhongyy or something like that posted four obviously spam threads in the intro section and I opened them all in tabs. As you have to wait 1 minute before you can post/report again I was only able to report two of them before the third said it was outdated. This was pretty random but I guess I was impressed :D
dura, I would suggest you become the maintainer of this idea and regularly edit the first post of this thread on an on-going basis. When someone posts a link to a new script or tip you could add/do a brief (one line or so) description with the link mentioned. If it's something outlined in a post then provide a link to that post.