User talk:Results May Vary
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- No problem, thank you for the kind welcome :) Results May Vary (talk) 16:37, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
Hi! Thank you for your helpful edits! :) Sorry to hear about the Captcha being awkward, I relate with that; sometimes the questions are quite hard or the seemingly right answers are wrong. :/
Yes, for a while bots have been registering and posting spam again, so the patrol team have helped with deleting the spam as it comes. I'm unsure if the bots still get through, but I remember us installing a Captcha as spam used to be a heavy problem. I'm unsure if we got rid of it, and there is a chance that Tappy (who runs the server) may have installed it again, so that we don't have to manually delete their spam (which is usually done on the user pages now), as I believe you may have to be autoconfirmed (a group that is set after a certain amount of time since registering) to create new mainspace pages.
To answer your question, if I set your user groups to emailconfirmed and/or patroller this may enable you to bypass the Captcha as a temporary solution. I'll do this now, let me know if this works. Another solution may be to make it so new registrations on the wiki have to be confirmed through email, so that the spam bots cannot register. I'll contact Tappy and see if we can do that. --Torchickens (talk) 00:47, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
- You're welcome :), yeah I don't like the image based Captchas and want to get rid of it too. That's reassuring that the question Captcha may be enough, and it seems like a better solution than disabling new registrations. Thanks for the suggestion. I wonder if it's possible to make the wiki only ask for it once in a while during your current session. I'll definitely inquire with Tappy about it. --Torchickens (talk) 02:05, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your interest in helping us further! Um, I can speak and read a little bit but not that much lol. With a dictionary and resources I can cope to about elementary level which is what I studied the language to over a few years (and because the Japanese text in the Starfy games is not too bad the gist of what the characters are saying now), but if a Japanese native was to converse with me verbally I would be lost. :( Many of the character articles are still stubs because we never went into the story that deep, but some day I may systematically go through the text and add the missing information. I was working on a project to fan-translate the original game, but I've stepped down recently because I no longer want to associate with ROM hacking and emulation but I still want to translate the text. If you ever want to contribute to a character though send me an image of the text and I'll happily interpret it. :) Torchickens (talk) 02:58, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
- It's interesting as I like the communities for what they do, but I just want to cease using (unlicensed) emulators and "ROMS" now, because the games for them are technically unauthorised copies (hence illegal). It's a topic I don't want to reveal my thoughts and feelings too much about here (with this wiki being public), but thanks for your concern. Torchickens (talk) 06:45, 4 November 2018 (UTC)