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Message to all whom use the chatroom. Answered

Hi, gmjhowe here,

As many of you may know, i am currently a Moderator inside the meebo chatroom we have on this site. Me along with two others maintain order in the chatroom.

The current Mods, are Bumpus, and Adrian Monk I chose these two as they are both chatroom regulars, they have meebo accounts, and are in different time zones to me.

Now, we have a few problems, but they are easily fixed with these few simple rules.

- People using the chatroom should always use their instructables username
- The chatroom is still part of instructables, and we go by the same rules, and be nice policy
- People will be given two formal warnings before they are banned, we will not just ban people with no warning.

In order to prevent 'imposters' were going to use a simple code system.
Basically, all the regulars and visitors to the chatroom will get issued a simple 4-digit code (which will be PMed to their account on ibles). The idea being, that when in the chatroom they can IM me the code, to prove they are who they say they are.

Think of it like Captcha.

I know this isn't ideal, but it will manage fine for now.

Thanks for reading, any questions, just ask.

- gmjhowe

To get your 4-digit code, contact me via PM or leave a comment below.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

11 years ago

And Rocket......and Keith.....

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

Hey thats weird, every single time I'm on this topic the adverts are for single Iranians...

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 12 years ago

I used to see those ads in the ibles chatroom................

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 12 years ago

same!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Will they have to send the code every time they go in the chatroom?

Wouldn't it be easier for them to supply it when challenged by a mod?

(And will you be PMing the code to all users one at a time, or do you have a Robot to help you?)

You understand that I don't need a code, don't you? If anybody turns up in the chatroom claiming to be Kiteman, and they keep up with the flow, they are definitely not me!

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

The idea is that they supply it only when challenged, most the time it will be fine, but if someone is acting out of character. No robot help, there is only about 15 regulars.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I haven't been as regular as I was in the past, time is always a little wonky for me.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

its all fun and game till you get piles.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I try not to make a mountain out of a small pile ;-)

PS: I replied to your other question in the forum concerning "personality avatars" :-)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

It's just for when we suspect impersonation. This way takes more work initially, but saves time in the long run, as users can just give us their code through private IM. We check their code against the list, and determine whether it's them. This way we don't have to pm a user every time we suspect this. We pm them once and we're done.

Jag ar igen bott ;)

I'll keep that in mind.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

which is not associated with this website in any way, which means watch yourself if your in there.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

It's a cheap spin off, I'll leave it open untill we start having problems...

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Hoopajoo
Hoopajoo

12 years ago

Code requested. Thanks.

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

He is obviously asleep right now.. :D

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bumpus
bumpus

12 years ago

I don't need one, I just log in. :P

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Where? I seem to have lost my way.....

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Nevermind
Nevermind

12 years ago

I just PM'd you for the code Jake.

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n8man
n8man

12 years ago

Could I have mine?