Changes to Trial Member system

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Simon, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Kles

    Kles

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    You know what? I think you ARE the only person who has shot back down to trial and became a member again. It's because you're cool. :D
     
  2. Syren

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    w00t! I'm cool!

    ...And it's because of posts like this that I was re-evaluated. Damn. This is a bad habbit. :P

    Anyhow, I like what's going on with the changes. It's more fitting. If people are acting okay and they are forced to wait untill they use up all of their posts, it isn't too assuring for someone who is new to this place. "Shiiit, am I gonna get in? He hasn't approved me yet! *sulk*" comes to mind.
     
  3. voice

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    Make any joke you want, you know I look good. Misfit
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    Indeed you are.


    As for my views...

    My opinion is that if people can PA Dodge, then something in the system is not right. Maybe IP checks aren't being made or something(Though I can understand IP Checking is hard considering I've got glined 6 times from networks only to show up 2 mins later because I disconnected my dial up and got me a new IP to go from mm ^_^. But anyways, as I told Q. My stance is that if an admin somehow messes up on something, not directly aimed at Simon, be it PA checking or verifying password-requests via email account verification, then it should just be let go. They exploited at weekness, that only teaches you that there is a hole and where to plug it so no one else can exploit it.
     
  4. Simon

    Simon

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    It's actually working the way it should. It's a trap, and the way to "catch" them is after they commit the PA-dodging act.

    Just because the safeguard is manual, not automated, doesn't mean it's broken.
     
  5. voice

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    My god simon, manual? :shocked:

    Your still living in the 90's I see, time to get with ye olde program simon :P Automation is everything, we can leave the AI taking over the world with our next generation of children. :D
     
  6. Tweaker

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    After thouroughly reading this post, I have one simple effective reply.

    Proxy. :P Worked for me. It's something you have to watch out for.
     
  7. Simon

    Simon

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    Yes... proxy, the oldest trick in the book. Normally admins would just keep banning any new proxy that the dodger comes up with.

    I suppose it could be automated by probing port 80, 3128, 8000 and 8080 of new members... but that would be anal as hell.

    (Just realized there's "anal" and "probing" in the same sentence...)
     
  8. Kles

    Kles

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    Meh. It's still a bit sketchy to me but oh well.

    By the way, Simon, you spelled favour wrong in the title. How dare you call yourself Canadian. :D
     
  9. Mystical Ninja

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    For old time's sake. Oldbie
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    Nothing that concerns this place in the least.
    Didn't you just say that PA doding was allowed on the first page?
     
  10. Simon

    Simon

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    Past PA dodgers are allowed to come back. Future PA dodgers under this new system won't be.
     
  11. voice

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    I could port probe like Simon said, I've done it before, back when RSN was on TheLight hosting, it would probe every site in our links list once every hour to make sure they still existed, but I canned it when A. we moved to Toson Hosting(they don't like Crontabs) B. S2B kept turning 403( which for the plain english means Forbidden, or simply simon blocked my script from probing) C. It said Sonic-Cult was a non existant site even when it was online(404).

    Anyways, wouldn't be hard, just probe said ports and see if we get 200 OK. :P
     
  12. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago

    Ah! It's Puyo battle then. Tech Member
    I can't think of a greater compliment than not being an assclown. Thanks Simon.
     
  13. LOst

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    *shot* I had to.

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    About Danny. I remember a member back in 2001 that was named Danny02 or something simular. He was just a pain in the ass and got banned from all Sonic MBs. This was at EZboard. I wonder if it is the same Danny, or if this is the 3rd generation of Danny's.

    Anyway, I have never seen a worse turd.
     
  14. Simon

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    Must be the funky .htaccess settings which I put in for something else. Anyway, it's generally considered bad netiquette to keep pinging or probing a machine...
    I don't know if this is the same Danny, but based on the previous trial phase, it was... "questionable" enough to make anyone go x_x.
     
  15. .hack//zero

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    If you compaired how I was on MB's 5 years to now. I would know it's possible to improve. But I was in 5th grade then. I was hanging out at the Enix mb then. If I can here like I was then, I would have never made past the PA.
     
  16. Irondude

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    If it was'nt for S2B, I would have never joined Sclassic or Sonic CulT! Thanks S2B!

    *killed*
     
  17. voice

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    Heh, could have been worse, I had planned to have it probe whenever someone visited the links page, but I'm a lazy webprogramer and decided against 3 days of staring at the pc monitor. And now that you mention it, it would be kind of annoying to webadmins to see 24 probes a day from the same IP :P Ah well, it was a nice adventure in PHP Socket programing.
     
  18. Kles

    Kles

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    Is it just me or are you opting to wait for them to go through all the posts before making a verdict again? Luminoth sure had to go through it.
     
  19. Simon

    Simon

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    Not really. The thought of approving just didn't occur to me, or I didn't thoroughly read the topics he posted in, or one of the other billions of possibilities.
     
  20. shobiz

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    What does it take to become a proper member? Do you have to be good in hacking etc., or do you just have to not be an idiot?