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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #280 on: June 15, 2014, 06:36:51 PM »
Not to mention that the minute the troll logs out and browses as a guest, they would see their posts were hidden anyway.

That applies to all this mod's 'features'. It's a massive drawback and the reason I've stopped using it. As soon as the troublemaker logs off and sees everything operating normally the penny will drop and they will realise they've been tricked.

Perhaps a better new feature that would one avoids this problem. Eg randomly logging out.

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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #281 on: June 15, 2014, 06:39:06 PM »
Not quite the same way (except for the angry warning), because server errors can come and go.
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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #282 on: June 15, 2014, 06:42:18 PM »
Server errors only occurring when the troll is logged in, but fine when they're logged out. They're not that thick.

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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #283 on: June 15, 2014, 06:50:50 PM »
*shrug* I don't use the mod myself, never actually did use it outside testing, only because people asked for it.
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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #284 on: June 15, 2014, 07:42:32 PM »
If it wasn't for the logging out issue giving the game away, this mod would be excellent. Making troublemakers quietly leave is far better than using the blunt instrument of banning them. The only solution I can see is throwing up 'problems' that would only legitimately occur when logged in eg. perhaps throwing some "user errors" of some kind, or even better randomly logging them out because their "session has expired" or something.


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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #285 on: June 15, 2014, 07:45:05 PM »
Trouble is, there's no good way to get around that fact. As I said 4 1/2 years ago and will say again: doing it off IP address isn't reliable for guest browsing, nor can you safely use cookies because of the proliferation of multiple devices these days - someone only has to browse on their phone instead of their laptop and the game's up.

Logging out is doable. Messy but doable. Other logged-in-only errors are doable too even without giving the game away too much.
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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #286 on: June 15, 2014, 08:05:42 PM »
Logging out is doable. Messy but doable. Other logged-in-only errors are doable too even without giving the game away too much.

Go for it!!  8)

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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #287 on: June 15, 2014, 08:39:08 PM »
Trouble is, over the last few months I've found a sense of disillusionment with regards to anything SMF related :(
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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #288 on: June 16, 2014, 01:41:02 PM »
I find that hard to believe.  You have been disillusioned much longer than that.  :)
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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #289 on: June 16, 2014, 02:35:31 PM »
It's been getting worse :(
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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #290 on: June 16, 2014, 09:22:35 PM »
Me too, every time I see this...

 
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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #291 on: June 16, 2014, 09:28:22 PM »
There's a reason for that. Responsible disclosure means not spitting it out in public for anyone to see. It means notifying the people responsible and discussing resolution towards a fixed release.

The reason for the edit is because the standard move notice, of course, leaves the board name in there and a link to the board, but it's not public so it's not especially clever to link to it anyway.
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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #292 on: June 17, 2014, 09:04:43 AM »
To an American it is censorship and hiding something under the rug.  Not to mention it annoys me greatly because it prevents me from checking to see if I saw it before
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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #293 on: June 17, 2014, 11:49:18 AM »
The correct behaviour would have been if the reporter had used the security report function rather than posting it publicly because public reports of vulnerabilities suddenly put everyone at risk.

If I found a major vulnerability in one of your mods, would you prefer I told everyone about it (putting everyone at risk) or told you privately?

In this case, this is a new issue that was not known before.
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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #294 on: June 26, 2014, 10:14:16 PM »
I just tested this on a test account on an old site I just use for testing purposes...
ROFLMAO!!!! Is one thing I can say...

I think this is funny as can be. I may have to add it to a couple sites....LOL

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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #295 on: June 28, 2014, 09:39:43 PM »
I have had some good laughs with this one.  There is never a perfect solution to trolls, but this mod is the best one I have seen so far.  I have used it on several sites. I have created a few fake members and put them on the annoy list, then logged in with their account to see if I need to raise or lower the thresholds. Each time, I have rolled with laughter imagining how frustrated my real trolls must be feeling.  :)

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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #296 on: August 06, 2014, 05:29:33 PM »
This is the damn funniest thing I have ever seen here AHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH thanks for the mod but I will keep on laughing for the next 2 hours if you don't mind XD
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It's so powerful that on this post and even in the two PMs you sent me,you still answered my question very quickly and you're apologizing for the delay. You're the #1 support I've probably ever encountered man, so much respect for that. Thank you, and get better soon.

I'll keep this in my siggy for a while just to remind me that someone appreciated what I did while others didn't.
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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #297 on: June 20, 2018, 01:43:50 PM »
Anyone know if this will work in 2.15  ?

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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #298 on: June 20, 2018, 02:05:06 PM »
Quote from: Eagle31
Anyone know if this will work in 2.15  ?

It works in my 2.0.15 setup

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Re: Annoy User
« Reply #299 on: June 20, 2018, 02:21:27 PM »
If it doesn't easil
Anyone know if this will work in 2.15  ?

It will.
Don’t try to tell me that some power can corrupt a person. You haven’t had enough to know what it’s like.

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