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> we need a new moderator
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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 07:03 AM
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WME's been flooded with spambots lately. Nearly 70 of them came, with maybe a dozen running amok, posting God knows what in our beloved forum.

What concerns me is that there seems to be pretty much zero moderator presence during the attack. Of course I'm not going to blame the entire staff - from what I can see, they are busy with their lives for the most part.

I am going to request a new member to the team. Someone active in the forums to work in the behalf of the current mod team. Preferably someone within or nearby my timezone (I live in GMT+8).

And I'll repeat: someone active in the forums. Active enough to visit the site everyday.

Why, you may ask? A single moderator is the difference between being safe and being overrun. Situations can be relieved, if not avoided entirely, if there is at least one staff member doing his job. I don't know what else happens to the forum in the near future but it helps to be prepared and have the staff ready at all times.

Who will be joining the ranks? I'll leave that to founder-sama E86 to decide.

I am not making a big deal out of the attack- it is already a big deal by itself. And the lack of activity from the staff exacerbated the problem. Think of it, nearly 70 spambots. They would and will attack if left unchecked. And that be a huge inconvenience to us WME users.

E86, please take note.
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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 07:10 AM
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i wholeheartedly support this...and the 1st candidate...

+-!mma_N00B-+ or Dare if he wishes so....
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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 07:11 AM
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Yes, I noticed that these spambots are just creating havoc around the entire forum!

I guess I'll leave this to E86 to decide........
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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 07:15 AM
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If spambots are titans, then the network server on this forum might as well be screwed like multiple Collossal Titans crushing it.

Unless the mods to something about them.. I've sent a couple of reports and they're not doing anything yet... I really hope this could get resolved ASAP. The increased activity of spambots are beginning to creep me out.

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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 06:02 PM
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@Beno
most of the formerly active fellows here are more active at the WME FB page nowadays.

@immanoob
let's not limit as to where the new mod will be coming from. for as long as that would-be mod is willing to communicate and coordinate with fellows here, that should be alright.

@E86
Pls respond. spambots are not fun to be with.
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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 06:16 PM
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+1 to this thread

i didn't know how much there was but when i saw all the new topics/latest posts were spam (and followed by thread after thread) i figured it's definitely more of an issue now than before
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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 08:03 PM
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QUOTE (RB33 @ 2 hours, 0 minutes ago)
@immanoob
let's not limit as to where the new mod will be coming from. for as long as that would-be mod is willing to communicate and coordinate with fellows here, that should be alright.

The reason why I'm saying that E86 should pick someone from a country like Australia and Philippines is because, if you think of it, most of WME's active users are from the same area. It's best to have a moderator who's really near us.

Moderator presence is the #1 reason why I am suggesting a new mod in the first place... it's useless if E86 would just add someone who's busy with his own life, just like most of the moderators in this forum. And I don't think it'd help if the new moderator is active when we're sleeping. If you think of it, WME's activity peaks at an evening PH time, which is really early in the morning in the other side of the world. And only one out of the 4 moderators, Geo, is from a place near us (Australia).

We need at least one person who's there to do his job while we are active. That will solve WME's lack of moderator presence. We'll add another if the job is too much for a single person. It's been hours since the bots attack and that alone says something.
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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 09:15 PM
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So in the context of picking mods...
Timezones are a good basis?
Seems good, so that this forum would have [round-the-clock] moderator presence.

+1 to this thread.
If the option to nominate is brought up, I nominate Dare and Imma.
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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 09:31 PM
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Also +1 to this thread. Someone's gotta do something, it's getting really bad.
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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 09:50 PM
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Alright. I just talked to E86 a while ago. He said he'll fix everything up ASAP, and that new mods will be chosen by next week or so.

Apparently these new bots can bypass the forum's security checks... man spammers sure are persistent.
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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 10:47 PM
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It makes no sense all our mods are inactive members.
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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 11:19 PM
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It's being taken care of. Regarding the moderators, thanks for bringing that up. We'll have a big changes to the Moderating Team soon. It's about time.
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Posted: Nov 22 2013, 11:24 PM
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QUOTE (E86 @ 5 minutes, 3 seconds ago)
It's being taken care of. Regarding the moderators, thanks for bringing that up. We'll have a big changes to the Moderating Team soon. It's about time.

Thank you very much~ :thanks:

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Posted: Nov 23 2013, 06:13 AM
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Hi. GMT+10
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Posted: Nov 23 2013, 07:19 AM
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lol yeah, what with everyone retiring half the current active mods are.... retired?


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still they'll come back eventually... i did
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Posted: Nov 23 2013, 08:00 AM
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QUOTE (Riisssaaa @ 1 hour, 46 minutes ago)
Hi. GMT+10
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lol always watching...waiting :lol:
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Posted: Nov 23 2013, 08:39 AM
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Suddenly...
*poof!* Mod Bunny at your service! :3
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Posted: Nov 23 2013, 06:18 PM
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QUOTE (+-!mma_N00B-+ @ Yesterday, 8:03 PM)
The reason why I'm saying that E86 should pick someone from a country like Australia and Philippines is because, if you think of it, most of WME's active users are from the same area. It's best to have a moderator who's really near us.

Moderator presence is the #1 reason why I am suggesting a new mod in the first place... it's useless if E86 would just add someone who's busy with his own life, just like most of the moderators in this forum. And I don't think it'd help if the new moderator is active when we're sleeping. If you think of it, WME's activity peaks at an evening PH time, which is really early in the morning in the other side of the world. And only one out of the 4 moderators, Geo, is from a place near us (Australia).

We need at least one person who's there to do his job while we are active. That will solve WME's lack of moderator presence. We'll add another if the job is too much for a single person. It's been hours since the bots attack and that alone says something.

I dig your point there bro.
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Posted: Nov 23 2013, 08:57 PM
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I'd be willing to accept a moderation role.
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Posted: Nov 25 2013, 09:13 PM
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i know its not 2008 & i know im hella of a late (ok yes its bad line), but can we also get a new admin as well

mods still have limited power to do things
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Posted: Nov 25 2013, 11:07 PM
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You're a bit late to the party... J is now an admin lol
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Posted: Nov 25 2013, 11:22 PM
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wow im seriously hella of late
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Posted: Nov 25 2013, 11:41 PM
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Posted: Nov 26 2013, 12:01 AM
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Speak of the devil... Grats J!


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Posted: Nov 26 2013, 12:22 AM
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J is now an admin...missed that. :worship:

But seriously, if you guys need a moderator to keep an eye on things while everyone else in Asia and Down Under is sleeping, I'd be willing to take that role.

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