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[Update]: We have a bit of good news for all of our community bloggers: we have implemented a new tool for our staff and mods that will make dealing with spam a lot easier.
We want to point out that this is not a long term solution (our IT department is still working on that), so you still might run into spam blogs from time to time. The new tool will, however, make it much quicker and easier to banish these blogs and their posters for all of eternity.
Thanks again to all of our mods for remaining vigilant. We will update you again when we have a final solution in place.
[Original Story]: If you've been participating in Game Informer's ever-growing community blog section, you've no doubt noticed the recent influx of spam posts. Please know that we are aware of the problem and are working on a solution.
We want to thank all of the readers who have brought the problem to our attention, and thank our mods who continue to ban the offending posters. Our IT team is doing their best to stay on top of removing the spam posts and is also working on a more permanent answer that will keep the community blog section free from such shenanigans in the future. We'll let you know as soon as we have a solution, but in the meantime, please bear with us.
On a more personal note, it's been a pleasure working with Saint for the past two months to get Blog Herding back up on the front page, and to see the community blog section continue to grow. We have no shortage of talented contributors who come up with creative and entertaining blog posts every week; we're going to do our best to keep it that way!
Keep up the good work, and if you have any other questions or concerns, please let me know in the comments section. Thank you!
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Good luck everyone! It sucks seeing the site being attacked by so many bots, so hopefully you guys can get it fixed. :)
Spam is stupid. It can't possibly be an effective way of advertising can it? Anyway, thanks for the heads up, and keep up the good work Hang Time!
Thanks for the hard work!
Good to know! Blasted bots.
Hooray! I was part of the solution!
Best of luck solving this problem. I could totally make some sort of video game reference but I'm to lazy.
I wish I could help out in someway, but thanks to everyone for their hard work.
insert spam here
Cheers, keep up the good fight.
HANG TIME JEFF MARCHIAFAVA!
Sorry. Ask Dan about it.
Good luck sorting out the spam. On the plus side, I don't think I've ever seen anything even remotely like that on GIO before, so at least that means that this hasn't been a recurring problem in the past.