From the point of view of the core team, Arduno is their baby, the built it up, and it's very hard to let go of control.
I'd say just be patient right now, they are dealing with the spam.
The only real downside right now is they're spending time that could go into helping users or further developing Ardunio on deleting spam.
Should a mod only delete spam or a grossly off-topic thread? Where do you draw the line?
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You may have noticed mellis has made me a moderator on the hardware interfacing forum where most of the spam has been. I've deleted a bunch already today.While this isn't a long term solution it's better than what we've had.I suggested it would be good to have at least one other moderator added.Thanks mellis for organising this, it's greatly appreciated.--Phil.
Phil, the improvement was almost immediatly noticeable, thanks for volunteering. I will help out if no-one else steps up. It would be useful if the other mod was in a very different time zone to you, are you are in the US?
It would be useful if the other mod was in a very different time zone to you, are you are in the US?
I happen to know that as of YaBB 2.2.3 it is possible to require admin approval of new registrations.
I'm keen to minimise the impact on legitimate new (or existing) users. If things get "bad enough" I guess we could consider moderation of initial messages but my suggestion would be to see how long the "deletion regime" remains effective.
I'm keen to minimise the impact on legitimate new (or existing) users
QuoteI'm keen to minimise the impact on legitimate new (or existing) users(...snip...)if admins must confirm creation on new forum accounts, this process can be slowed down a lot.