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Messages - Erik Luken

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C# Aurora / Re: Aurora C# Screenshots
« on: March 17, 2017, 11:41:19 PM »
Will the rank abbreviations be editable?
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Tutorials / Re: Compiled Tutorial PDF
« on: February 22, 2017, 12:44:38 PM »
Right around page 15 or so, you've got some seriously squished text.
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Announcements / Re: Spam Attempts
« on: January 31, 2017, 10:44:20 AM »
Just an update...

Reporting period Jan 24 2017 - Jan 31 2017

Signups
Spam    Users    Total
1 864       42            1 906


Comments
Spam    Legitimate    Total
48            3                      51


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FAQ / Re: 7.2 Released?
« on: January 25, 2017, 01:22:04 PM »
7.2 probably won't be released. It will be Aurora#, Aurora 8, or whatever Steve decides the new version is called when he releases the C# version.
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Announcements / Re: Spam Attempts
« on: January 24, 2017, 01:47:45 PM »
If you look at http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php?action=stats at the bottom, you'll see various stats, posts, new users, etc. From 2011 to 2015 there was around 1000 new users per year. 2016 had 11.5k. Not all of these users were approved. But that is definitely when the spam picked up pace fairly hardcore. January's numbers for this year were shaping up to follow suit. But that's when I put in the plugin.

Since then, there have been maybe a dozen new users and 1 or 2 guest posts.
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Announcements / Re: Spam Attempts
« on: January 24, 2017, 01:36:24 PM »
It's a plugin to the forum software that compares the IP addresses to spam blacklists.
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Announcements / Spam Attempts
« on: January 24, 2017, 01:21:06 PM »
Just as an FYI, I implemented a new anti-spam feature. In the last week, this feature blocked 710 spam attempts, both bot registrations and guest posts. It does make my life a lot easier :D
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Announcements / Gmail
« on: January 18, 2017, 10:41:08 AM »
It seems that google has decided that the pentarch.org domain is a spam domain, even though none of the blacklists list it. So if you have a gmail address, I won't be able to send you any email.
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The Academy / Re: FAQ
« on: January 16, 2017, 02:25:35 PM »
That was actually me (although it looks like Erik banned the porn one before I got there, so I assume he's really busy with something).  I've banned the poster and cleaned up all but the one in this thread - I wanted to leave it in just in case Erik needs it for forensics.  I've not gotten involved in this previously since I don't know Erik's processes, but that one and this one seemed like they needed a quick cleanup.

On the topic of hibernation:  Oh no, they're not hibernating.  My email is continually spammed with "New user" requests - typically 20-30 a day.  And a lot of them are from user names of the form *foops, so I assume a ton of them are from spammers.  I think what's been going on is that Erik's just been REALLY good at keeping them out and/or quickly cleaning up after them.  It is a bit odd that this one seems to have registered in March and then done nothing - maybe it's a case of the account getting hacked (although the "yyz" in the user name is a red flag).

John

Some of the accounts are really easy to identify when they register. So they never get past that stage. At the moment, I approve maybe 1-2% of the accounts that get registered. Duplicates, obvious spam, email domains like "freepr0n.com", etc are all removed.
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Shift-F7 for the stuff you've built.
Economics screen, research tab should show the rest.
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C# Aurora / Re: C# Aurora Changes Discussion
« on: November 14, 2016, 04:39:18 PM »
No suggestion thread, but configurable color schemes would be nice :)
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Installation / Re: Error 3265
« on: October 20, 2016, 08:12:15 AM »
Hi.  I have installed Aurora as the install wiki but when I start the game all I get is:

"Error in GameUppdatLog

Error 3265 was generated by DAO. Fields
Namnet finns inte i Mängden" (Name not in 'files?')

Can someone help me, please?
Create a directory on the same drive you installed in called "Logs", like "C:\Logs"
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The Academy / Re: Mass Driver +/-
« on: September 15, 2016, 01:15:28 PM »
@83athom is correct. The +/- does not track in transit packets. Only packets sent and received on their increments of departure/arrival.
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Installation / Re: Error 91
« on: September 09, 2016, 11:00:08 AM »
Just to clarify, which patch version do you have? And did you extract everything from the zip file and put it where it belongs?
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Aurora Bugs / Re: Official v7.10 Bugs Reporting Thread
« on: September 06, 2016, 09:39:00 AM »
I've restarted dozens of times. No change.

For the tree issue, disable touch screen.
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