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Why the silence?
« on: October 21, 2011, 09:20:31 pm »
No one posts on here anymore. What happened guys? We have a bunch of people on the server but no one posts here. People don't know about this or they just don't wanna use it or what?
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Re: Why the silence?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 12:54:54 am »
A lot of people don't want to make accounts. It's kind of annoying.
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Re: Why the silence?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 07:42:14 am »
Its not that annoying now that its fixed.. though a better quality capture image might be nice.. I have to cycle the pictures to send a PM, or make the account 4 or 5 times before I can tell what all the letters are.

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Re: Why the silence?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 08:42:19 am »
Well, that helps keep people that we don't want here from signing up (spammers/bots).
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Re: Why the silence?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 08:52:02 am »
Greg, wasn't making an account on here sort of a "requirement" to play on the server? I'm quite sure you asked for that (old map) since it's way easier informing the players of things, downtime (rare), or when we just need their opinions on certain matters(polls and things). People end up complaining about things/issues that have been explained on here, that's what happened on the old map, the same old question being asked over and over again when it was clearly answered, in an obvious way, on here. I'm not saying that what we talk about on here is super important or something, but there a few things that we just like/need to know of the players :D

So, I might have babbled a whole TON up above, when I get going I can keep going for a while (occupationally over exaggerate things too, sorry if I did so.) :D (There, now people can't complain about what I said) lol
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Re: Why the silence?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 12:18:38 pm »
I try to keep AGOA controlled by the players. I recommend they create accounts so they can communicate and get updates on what is going on. If player choose not to create an account, it's up to them to find updates about AGOA, or through the Facebook page or someway else. The main reason is rules. The newbies haven't read the rules, and make annoying mistakes. I keep urging players to make accounts, but I can't force them. But they have no excuse for not knowing the rules.
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Re: Why the silence?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 06:39:23 pm »
I don't think all of them are even in the Facebook group (I might be wrong).
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Re: Why the silence?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2011, 08:16:04 pm »
They're not. They aren't on either.
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Re: Why the silence?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011, 06:58:09 am »
Ill try to pester anyone I see to make a forum account to share ideas etc.

In regards to my last post, I know the captcha image is a necessary evil, but what Im saying is I have never seen one of such poor quality imagery that you cant tell what the letters are unless you refresh it several times.  Try sending me a PM so you can see what Im talking about.

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Re: Why the silence?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011, 01:14:41 pm »
Yes, I have seen them, although these are a pain, they are quite helpful with link bots. What most do is they forward the capcha to a Indian dude (sort of racist but unfortunately true, I know a guy that does this) who inputs the capcha. Now, the input has a time limit, for a lot of these programs. So, if the guy is trying 4 or 5 times to input it then he will miss the short time limit and the bot moves on. This way we run a much smaller chance of ending up on the spam list of one of these link bots.
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Re: Why the silence?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2011, 06:07:32 pm »
Okay, so I've disabled the capcha. Hopefully it disables it for PM's. Let me know if it doesn't. Now that the capcha has been taken down, I installed another program that checks a history database to see if a new registration is a bot or not.
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Re: Why the silence?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2011, 09:32:40 pm »
Oh, cool, sounds awesome. Now lets just hope it works :D (should be just fine)
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