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Today we implemented some new behind-the-scenes features to Game Informer, which will hopefully prevent the spam attacks that have been plaguing the site recently.
Two weeks ago we told you about a new button we added to the site to help our mods delete and ban spammers more effectively. While this tool helped cut down on the amount of spam readers came across, it wasn't stopping the spam from happening. Today's update will help us prevent the spam from being posted in the first place, and give our admins more tools to permanently remove offending posters.
The biggest change that users will notice is that there is now a recaptcha field to fill out when creating a blog post on the site. While filling out one of these fields is always annoying, I think we can all agree it's worth it if it means not having to scroll through a dozen "Stream your favorite [insert random sporting event] here!" when visiting the community blog section.
We will of course continue monitoring for spam on the site and make any needed adjustments in the future. In the meantime, we'd like to thank all of our dedicated mods for the extra effort they've put in policing the site, and all of our community bloggers, who have continued posting great content to the site despite it sometimes getting lost in the flood of unwanted ads. Keep up the good work!
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I hate the spammers. Thanks for working on a fix
Hooray! Keep up the awesome work, website peoples!
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Great work, GI. Thanks for working on this. I was getting tired of reporting spam!
Is this the same ReCaptcha used in GIO account registration?
This is good news, yes.
That's great to hear. It got pretty old seeing all of those ads everywhere. Good to see it's fixed, and congrats to all those who worked to make that happen!
Good stuff there. Hopefully we'll see them far less now.
That's awesome! It was getting pretty bad, one seemed to be linking to...*ahem* let's just say...it was disturbing.
Thank goodness, this spam has to stop. Thanks for everything you do!
www.gameinformer.com/.../default.aspx there's one of the spambots. Please delete.
Im pretty sure you guys know what you are doing, but maybe if the problem persists you can add on something that limits to one blog a day. It would be far less annoying for me at lest just to see one message for the games, instead of the 16 they post. Granted it wont fix the issue, but the bloggers on the site generally don't post more than one blog a day, so I doubt they would mind.
Is this the atom bomb we've been waiting for to destroy spam?
Yeah guys, I have to agree here with thegodofwine7. Thanks for what you guys have been doing but as a notice, they still are making their ways through the system, as the latest deluge of splog bots shows.
Keep up the good work though.
Ah man! I liked being able to watch my sporting events :(
Thanks for all the work, Jeff!
Yay congrats on updating the website to prevent Spammers! :D