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Someone needs to do something about all the code begging in the Chinese section of the forums

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Super Tester
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This is really annoying, and needs to stop. Nobody is doing anything about it. Every day a bunch of new people make multiple threads begging for CBT codes in the Chinese section of the WoWS forums. It's an eyesore. It's annoying. It's unconstructive and non-productive spam. This code begging needs to stop.

 

What's even more annoying? All these "I'm here to post 10 posts" threads. Apparently there's a rumour going around Chinese internet forums that if you make 10 forum posts on the WoWS forums, you get a free CBT invite code, which is complete nonsense. People are creating threads solely to puff up their post count, believing that they will get a free code.

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Yeah. Could we get moderators clarifying and updating the Access FAQ posts?

 

Members are also in tunnel vision. They don't even read the news or the FAQ section in the homepage. They're just keep spamming, thus they don't accept "no more codes" despite our repetitive reply.

 

Probably lifting the NDA for CBT just gave them too much hype kek :v

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You know... The mods can make a sticky thread titled "Code begging prohibited" and whoever begs gets forum sanctioned for 1 hour.

Edited by Saito_Himea

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Begging/solicitating is indeed not allowed, as stipulated in the forum rules. Please use the report tool for such posts so that the language admins/mods can deal with it.

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Ohhh.... didn't know there is such rule like that. *We're guilty in ignorance*

Ok, we'll use that.

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ignorantia legis neminem excusat  Ignorance of the law is no defence

 

Yes its annoying but what is also annoying is the conduct of the other players who are fortunate enough to have access to the game.

 

Instead of being rude and abusive towards people who just want to play, as was stated by me learned colleague, HIT THE REPORT BUTTON

 

That way a mod will find it when logged on, we cant be everywhere

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The language moderators are likely awake and asleep at certain times. Are other moderators not supposed to step in?

 

I can help with translations if you like.

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2983-%E5%8F%9110-%E8%B4%B4%E4%BA%86-%E6%80%8E%E4%B9%88%E6%B2%A1%E6%9C%89%E9%82%A3%EF%BC%9F/

"I've made 10 posts, why don't I have it yet?"

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2997-%E7%99%BC%E5%8D%81%E5%B8%96%E7%9A%84%E6%84%8F%E6%80%9D%E6%98%AF%E5%9B%9E%E8%A6%86%E5%8D%81%E6%AC%A1%EF%BC%8C%E9%82%84%E6%98%AF%E7%99%BC%E5%8D%81%E7%AF%87%E9%80%99%E6%A8%A3%E7%9A%84%E6%96%87/

"When they say 10 posts, does it mean 10 replies, or 10 threads?"

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/3096-%E5%8F%91%E5%8D%81%E8%B4%B4%E7%9C%9F%E7%9A%84%E4%BC%9A%E6%9C%89%E5%90%97/

"Make 10 posts, and get a code"

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/3073-%e7%ad%89%e5%a5%bd%e4%b9%85%e4%ba%86%ef%bc%8c%e9%82%80%e8%ab%8b%e7%a2%bc%e5%9c%a8%e5%93%aa%e9%98%bf/

"I've waited for so long, please give codes"

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/3075-%e6%88%91%e5%8f%aa%e6%83%b3%e8%a6%81%e4%b8%80%e5%80%8bcode%e8%80%8c%e5%b7%b2/

"I just want a code"

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/3001-%E4%BD%95%E6%99%82%E6%89%8D%E8%83%BD%E6%94%B6%E5%88%B0%E9%82%80%E8%AB%8B%E7%A2%BC/

"When can I get a code?"

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2342-%E9%82%80%E8%AB%8B%E7%A2%BC%E5%9C%A8%E5%93%AA/

"Where the codes at?"

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2979-%E7%8E%B0%E5%9C%A8%E6%8E%A8%E6%96%87%E8%BF%98%E6%9C%89%E6%BF%80%E6%B4%BB%E7%A0%81%E5%90%97%EF%BC%9F/

"Are they still handing out Twitter codes?"

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2773-%e6%9c%89%e5%a5%bd%e5%bf%83%e7%9a%84%e5%a4%a7%e5%a4%a7%e9%a1%98%e6%84%8f%e5%88%86%e4%ba%ab%e5%ba%8f%e8%99%9f%e5%97%8e/

"Any kind-hearted folk want to share codes?"

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2798-%E5%AE%98%E6%96%B9%E6%8B%9C%E8%A8%97%E9%AB%94%E8%AB%92%E4%B8%80%E4%B8%8B%E7%8E%A9%E5%AE%B6%E5%BF%83%E6%83%85%E5%90%A7/

"Devs please understand how we feel" (the OP post is begging for CBT entry)

 

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speaking of which, isn't there a Chinese mod or two amongst the MODquisiti- I mean moderators?

 

well benli, you can work in conjunction with mods OR as saito said, roll with the mods as the one responsible for the Chinese section. who in the world started the whole "10 poasts and get CBT key" fad anway?

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speaking of which, isn't there a Chinese mod or two amongst the MODquisiti- I mean moderators?

 

well benli, you can work in conjunction with mods OR as saito said, roll with the mods as the one responsible for the Chinese section. who in the world started the whole "10 poasts and get CBT key" fad anway?

 

I don't think I'm suited to any moderation job, specifically because the amount of spare time I have is extremely situational. Sometimes I have plenty of spare time, other times I have none of it.

 

I am aware that hoha5432 isn't always around to tidy up the Chinese forums, but if there is another person that can help him out, it probably isn't me.

 

Centurion's post has got me thinking, and I am aware that I'm coming off as cynical and potentially confrontational towards these newcomers, however I hope everyone can understand that there is a time and place for everything, and it really is an issue where 7 out of 10 posts on the first page of the Chinese forums section consists of repetitive reposts of reposts of reposts of unnecessary material. Honestly, I wouldn't be too concerned if there was one thread dedicated to begging, but that isn't the case, it's a huge majority of the first page of that forum. Honestly, this is basic online etiquette we're talking about, and it's not like any of these newcomers have never been to an internet forum before (they've obviously been led here by one, with the false promise of a CBT code).

 

As for the "10 posts to get a code" rumour, I have no idea where this comes from. I'm speculating that probably a troll has made a misleading post on some other Chinese internet forum, and those who don't know better decided to believe him.

 

One person in one of the threads said that he heard from a friend that according to Twitter, WoWS Asia is handing out CBT codes for people who post on the forums, however he doesn't actually give a proper source proving it. Since I'm seeing a mixture of Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese text among these newcomers, I suspect that they might come from Baidu Tieba.

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I don't think I'm suited to any moderation job, specifically because the amount of spare time I have is extremely situational. Sometimes I have plenty of spare time, other times I have none of it.

 

 

we are all volunteers there are not set hours, you do what you can when you can

 

 

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we are all volunteers there are not set hours, you do what you can when you can

 

Are there quotas? Back in high school (2004) I was a moderator of a niche videogame forum, and we had to have X amount of deletions per month, and things like that.

 

I also do cleanup work for the Chinese Wikipedia (e.g. reverting vandalism, formatting pages in line with guidelines, tagging uncited material, etc).

 

As for the "you do what you can when you can", that sounds reasonable. We might discuss further via PM. My original concern was that I don't want to be burdensome for other people due to lack of activity, that's all.

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Are there quotas? Back in high school (2004) I was a moderator of a niche videogame forum, and we had to have X amount of deletions per month, and things like that.

 

As for the "you do what you can when you can", that sounds reasonable. We might discuss further via PM. My original concern was that I might be very active during, say, March, April, July, etc., and completely inactive during, for instance, September, due to IRL constraints. If that isn't too much of a concern, then I guess that's all fine. It's just that I don't want to be burdensome for other people, that's all.

 

TBH Bahamut WoWs Page's(If you're a Tawainese/ Hong Kong"ese " you know what it is) Moderator is quite active in the Chinese Forum (BLUEsega). Try to contact him and see if he's willing to moderate. He did quite well in there already I think. But yeah, kinda a mess in the Chinese forum :sceptic:

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TBH Bahamut WoWs Page's(If you're a Tawainese/ Hong Kong"ese " you know what it is) Moderator is quite active in the Chinese Forum (BLUEsega). Try to contact him and see if he's willing to moderate. He did quite well in there already I think. But yeah, kinda a mess in the Chinese forum :sceptic:

 

Have you heard about anything related to the "make 10 posts" nonsense on Bahamut?

 

Also, do you browse Komica by any chance? I wonder if the WoT board there knows anything about it.

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Have you heard about anything related to the "make 10 posts" nonsense on Bahamut?

 

Also, do you browse Komica by any chance? I wonder if the WoT board there knows anything about it.

 

Well at least it's a good platform for people opening those posts. Get messy when there's more people though *Look at ToS*

 

Komica? Nah. Don't really touch WoT anymore. Too sick of carrying game after game after game.

 

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Well at least it's a good platform for people opening those posts. Get messy when there's more people though *Look at ToS*

 

Komica? Nah. Don't really touch WoT anymore. Too sick of carrying game after game after game.

 

 

My suspicion that the false rumours came from a mainland website, since many of the newcomers are typing in Simplfied (PRC) orthography that Taiwanese/Hong Kongers don't use. Though, there's always the chance that it came from a Taiwanese website, and was later reposted on a mainland website.

 

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On further analysis, looks like this "post 10 times" troll is quite recent, the earliest case that I can find comes from 20 March 2015, with nothing before that.

 

Problem is, I've done a quick search through Baidu Tieba (China's largest internet forum), and don't think there are any leads.

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2985-%E7%9C%9F%E7%9A%84%E8%A6%81%E5%8F%9110%E7%AF%87%E4%B9%88/

"Do I really have to post 10 times?" March 20

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2991-%E5%90%AC%E8%AF%B4%E9%9C%80%E8%A6%81%E5%8F%9110%E7%AF%87%E3%80%82%E3%80%82%E3%80%82%E6%B2%A1%E8%BD%AC%E6%8E%A8%E7%9B%B4%E6%8E%A5%E5%8F%91%EF%BC%8C%E6%9C%89%E7%A0%81%E5%90%97%EF%BC%9F/

"I heard you have to post 10 times, if I post directly will I get a code?" March 20

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/3002-%E9%80%99%E6%A8%A3%E7%99%BC10%E7%AF%87%E6%96%87%E7%9A%84%E9%99%90%E5%88%B6-%E6%9C%89%E6%84%8F%E7%BE%A9%E5%97%8E%E5%AE%98%E6%96%B9%E7%9A%84%E4%BA%BA%E5%80%91/

"This limitation of making 10 posts, is there any purpose? Mods please answer" March 21

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/3012-%E5%90%AC%E8%AF%B4%E6%8E%A8%E7%89%B9%E8%B5%A0%E9%80%81%E6%BF%80%E6%B4%BB%E7%A0%81%E7%9A%84%E9%97%AE%E9%A2%98%EF%BC%8C%E4%B8%80%E5%AE%9A%E8%A6%81%E5%8F%9110%E7%AF%87%E6%96%87%E7%AB%A0%EF%BC%9F/

"I've heard that Twitter is gifting activation codes, do I have to create 10 threads?" March 21

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2963-%E5%90%AC%E8%AF%B4%E5%BE%97%E5%8F%9110%E6%9D%A1%E6%96%87%E7%AB%A0%EF%BC%9F/

"I heard we need to post 10 threads?" March 20

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2998-%E8%AB%8B%E5%95%8F%E7%99%BC%E5%8D%81%E7%AF%87%E6%96%87%E7%9A%84%E6%B4%BB%E5%8B%95%E9%82%84%E6%9C%89%E5%97%8E/

"Excuse me, is the event where we post 10 threads still active?" March 21

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2994-%E6%88%91%E6%83%B3%E8%A6%81%E6%BF%80%E6%B4%BB%E7%A0%81%E5%95%8A%E5%95%8A%E5%95%8A/

"I want an activation code, Ahhhhh!" March 20

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2984-%E6%88%91%E4%B9%9F%E8%A6%81%E5%8F%9110%E7%AF%87/

"I also am posting 10 threads" March 20

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.asia/index.php?/topic/2976-%E6%9C%89%E5%A4%9A%E5%B0%91%E4%BA%BA%E5%8F%9110-%E8%B4%B4%E5%BE%97%E5%88%B0%E7%A0%81%E4%BA%86/

"How many people have already posted 10 times?" March 20

 

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it aint helping that you'd post stuff like this where some cant understand it...

 

the whole "10 posts and a CBT key shall be yours" shtick is quite lulzy but seriously, language based mods are needed so hard, especially for CBT key askers.

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Thanks for the notice. At least we now know that it's much more likely that the rumour originates from a mainland online forum, since the original OP is written in Simplified Chinese. Notice how he claims that there's a Twitter giveaway, yet does not provide a source to back up his claim, smells like trouble brewing from afar.

 

(Partial TL: 謝謝通知。跟我猜的差不多,他說Twitter上寫給碼,但是他根本就不提供信息來源。)

 

Personally, if I make a claim, I always back it up with a URL if it's a website (in the worst case scenario, a screenshot), or a doi/ISBN number if it's a journal or print book. It's just a good habit to get into, and prevents the spread of disinformation. There's no excuse, since Twitter has supported permalinks since day 1.

 

Meanwhile, in the other part of the forums...

 

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This is just getting blatantly over the edge now, I mean seriously. If you need a definition of post count puffing, here it is.

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Thanks for the notice. At least we now know that it's much more likely that the rumour originates from a mainland online forum, since the original OP is written in Simplified Chinese. Notice how he claims that there's a Twitter giveaway, yet does not provide a source to back up his claim, smells like trouble brewing from afar.

 

(Partial TL: 謝謝通知。跟我猜的差不多,他說Twitter上寫給碼,但是他根本就不提供信息來源。)

辛苦了

總覺得你英文好厲害!!!

還有就是

他說TWITTER有發碼是真的

亞服官方的TWITTER確實有發碼↓

然後 我沒被抽到 我沒被抽到 我沒被抽到 我沒被抽到 我沒被抽到 我沒被抽到 我沒被抽到 我沒被抽到 我沒被抽到 OTZ...

但是 

他說 回復10次以上 才能開起論壇的信箱並接受 得到序號的通知(這邊是指有抽中的話會通知  沒抽中的話就算回復10次也不會被通知)

我就不清楚了 我不知道他從哪裡得到這奇怪的消息

有些人回復次數並沒有達到10次就得到序號

我猜只是因為官方發碼的速度沒那麼快

所以有些人拿的序號的時間比較晚 =~=

最後

現在還是一堆人在洗回覆次數

無法管理  我覺得有點煩啊...

當然  我也沒資格說啦  XD

一開始也刷了一些回覆數

最後  再次 感謝您

(若有表達不清楚的地方,請見諒)

 

 

I know you are trying to help, but please observe the English only rule for these parts of the forum.

 

Non-english. User warned.

 

~amade

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