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Sega Retro anti-spam check going bananas?

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by ashthedragon, May 17, 2024.

  1. ashthedragon

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    Hello there!
    I dont know if this is the right place to question but... I'm having trouble editing Sega Retro Wiki.
    I've tried to edit the "The games machine (italy)" page, since it is a stub and I've some more info on it since I'm writing my bachelor thesis on videogame magazines around the world and had to research about this one a bit. Its not much, but since there is so little info on it on Sega Retro, I tried to complete it with more info (mostly taken from my own research). Every time I try to edit the page, I get the *** Forbidden. Message seems to be spam. Anti-Spam by CleanTalk. *** message and I cant post it.
    It is not spam, just a few more lines about the magazine (not a big thing either, no links, no nothing so I don't know why this is considered spam...). I think it might be an error?
    Can anyone help me? I wanted to do the same with a few other magazines but this is the first one and already having trouble haha

    I'll post here my text, maybe you can see where the spam is?

     
  2. Asagoth

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    It's a known problem (although we don't really know what causes it)... it seems that for some users the problem disappears after editing their own user page... so try editing your own user page on the wiki to see if it solves your problem...
     
  3. Chimes

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    Had that same problem... couldn't edit the Ferie page
     
  4. ashthedragon

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    Yeah.. I created my own user page and it still wont work
     
  5. Black Squirrel

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    I've raised this issue a bazillion times but it sadly doesn't get anywhere.

    I'm not sure how people have been solving it - editing your user page is a safe bet since those pages are less important, but I'd have thought any page would do (although once upon a time it got jumpy if it saw external links, because traditionally that's what bots would post). If that's not working, try editing something else - it feels like after a few attempts it'll decide you're not a bot and never bother you again, but I don't know what the conditions are.

    It's the worst bug on Sega Retro, but I can't force admins into existence. Maybe someone else can..?
     
  6. ashthedragon

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    I've been trying to edit other pages with the same result. This is very sad. While doing my research on international videogames magazines I've found that many times, Sega Retro is the only source for information of them on the entire internet. I know they exist, many have its issues preseved at Internet Archive, but there is virtually none website or wiki who has any info on them. Its sad enough that no one cares about their own countries videogame magazine history, but Retro... and now we cant even complete info at Retro (info I had to get from my own research talking with people who read it, looking for lost post on long gone forums by internet wayback machine and magazine scans at Internet archive). Its pretty dishearting.
    I'll keep trying to do minor edits on pages so the system stops thinking I'm a spambot... still have not got one time it worked, though. If it antispam bug doesnt show up, cloudflare does. Its making impossible to do this.
     
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  7. Asagoth

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    It looks like you finally made it...
     
  8. ashthedragon

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    Yes! I finally got to do some minor edits on random pages yesterday, and today it let me edit the magazines articles with no problem. its frustrating but seems it has finally decided I'm not a spambot
     
  9. Asagoth

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    Yep... The same thing happened to me seven years ago when I joined Retro. I'm sure you won't have any more problems from now on... so welcome aboard, @ashthedragon ;) ...