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Website optimization and banned users

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:23:25 +0200

Made some chenge to the website to speed up page download time, and banned 8 users that sent between 6000 and 14000 links each in the last 30 days (total 69000 links). For those who continue to use third party programs to send links to this website, use those programs with moderation or I'll have to take actions.

Link spammers

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 23:08:45 +0200

I've received numerous reports regarding spammers that flood the website with cityville links. I've never limited the amount of links that can be sent to the website because I thought that everyone must self-impose a limit on sent links. As always there are users that can't (or decide to not) self-impose a limit. Unfortunately, inconsiderate behavior create problems on people that behave properly, so I was forced to investigate about those users. I've found various users that in the last 30 days sent to the website more than 6000 links (sometimes more than 10000) trying to hide themselves, instead normal user doesn't reach 2000 links in the last 30 days. I decided to block people that send more than 6000 links in the last 30 days also deleting already sent links. For the moment I've blocked only 4 users, but in the next days I'll continue to investigate and probably to block more users. This website was built to help others not only few users, this inconsiderate behavior was tolerated too much.

Modified search links page

Fri, 25 May 2012 22:50:14 +0200

Added a system to simplify the search within the search links page.

Vacation links

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:32:52 +0100

Added support for vacation.php links (firefox plugin will start to recognize this type of link starting from tomorrow) and moved zoo.php consumable.php and garden.php links to the first table. Don't hesitate to let me know what you think about this change.

Unknown links

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:52:04 +0100

As always, there is someone that abuse the things done to be useful. I removed "unknown" links from the website, to help recognize not yet translated links, because I can't always rapidly translate new links. Those links were written with the code used by cityville, so were easly recognizable also without translations. This think was abused to insult, chat, and also with the only intenction to distort the website pagination. Initially I didn't take any action, hoping that the first incidents were also the last, but it was not so, unfortunately. Today I had to ban 4 people who have really exaggerated. I have also reintroduced the unknown links to discourage such incidents in the future. It is unfortunately so, for the incivility and rudeness of a few, all must suffer the consequences. I sincerely hope that the 4 banned people (which I found the profile of facebook), grow and understand that by behaving in uncivilized manner can only meet the anger of those who, while behaving civilly, must suffer the consequences of uncivilized actions. Such actions will not be tolerated any more, without warning you find yourself not being able to use this site. As always don't hesitate to let me know what you think about this situation.

My Links page updated

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:04:33 +0100

"My Links" page was updated with 2 new features:
When you see a green arrow near a link, you can click to the arrow to move the link up on the list. For the moment the green arrows appear near links older than 1 hour, and not older than 24 hours, with a number of click maximum of 3. I'll study those value and I'll modify them if I'll find an abuse of this new functionality.
You can find a magnifying glass near each of your link, if you click on it, you will go on a list of the last 200 links of the same type posted on this website.
Let me know what you think about this 2 new features!