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Hey,

A bit strange but i came across this in the news section. If you go to the 2D Artist subject section there is one news post and link titled 'adult galleries' which yeah, goes to an adult website and it was posted by Souri. I had quite a good laugh at it, so much for game developer information for 2D artists [:p].

So Souri, care to explain this news posted by you [:p]?

The news link (Minors do not click, even though i am a minor i found it purely by accident [:p]): http://www.sumea.com.au/snews.asp?news=2&related=2D%20artst

EDIT: It turns out that the same adult gallery is in every news category.

souri's picture

Yeh, some idiot posted the link in the comments. Thanks for letting me know.

tbag's picture

Ah ok, cool, saves you from getting in trouble from some parents or other webmasters atleast [;)].

souri's picture

Yeh, the site does get read by a mixed audience (developers, students, people researching on local game development such as parents, government, media etc).

The anonymous comments posting has been a mixed blessing. I do hope that the language can tone down a bit, with less personal attacks and flaming, but more of the good discussions (and there have been some great discussion). There've been also a tonne of trolls though, like the idiot posting that offensive link, and others posting jibberish or outright offensive and unrelated comments just for the heck of it.

I might put in a "report this offensive comment" button that people can click so I can fix problems asap.

tbag's picture

quote:Originally posted by Souri

I might put in a "report this offensive comment" button that people can click so I can fix problems asap.

Sounds like a plan, and perhaps an IP logger when comments are posted? [:p]

souri's picture

Maybe.. I dunno, I don't think I could be assed to send an email with someone's IP address to the abuse department of their ISP, and I'm sure they couldn't be buggered looking through their logs to find out who it was, especially if it were a dialup person. Although if things get worse, I'll take other measures instead, and then that one if it gets real bad.

redwyre's picture

If you capture IPs you can easily delete repeat abuse and even ban that IP from adding comment/accessing the site. Might act as a deterrent too. Also you could use if for the polls.. you can just keep on voting..

souri's picture

I don't think I will be capturing IP's for every comment/vote because, as you'd imagine, it would add too much bloat to the database. If the problem gets bad, I'll just put up some options in the admin so volunteers can edit the offensive stuff out themselves.

Capturing IP won't be good for voting - it'll mean that those behind company IP's will only be able to make 1 vote total.