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Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 8:56:29 AM   
Unforeseen


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I realize i have the choice to just simply not use the forum, but honestly i shouldn't have to make that choice.

This forum is very poorly organized and programmed. I'll start with the registration process. There are two completely separate registrations. One for the members club and the other for the forum. That just plain doesn't make sense and is very inconvenient.

The login cookies do not work on any browser.

The automatic guest login is pointless, just remove it and allow unregistered users to view the forum. If you don't remove it, when someone clicks "Log Out" it should redirect you to the login page, not to the matrix games home page since that page is not related to your user account for the forums at all. The Login and Log out links should not be placed separately, another inconvenience for the user. And potentially confusing for anyone with little experience with web surfing.

The login is glitchy, and it will occasionally claim my username/password are wrong, even though i typed them in right.

The forgot password function does not work, if you type in your email and submit it, the only thing that happens is it refreshes the page.

Security Image/code entries do not actually stop spam bots. They merely inconvenience users . Source? Personal Experience.

I don't really expect anything to come of this complaint TBH.
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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 9:12:41 AM   
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Log in cookies work for me.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 10:35:17 AM   
Jim D Burns


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Same here, cookies are fine. As a new user you are not familiar with the SPAM Bot troubles this site has seen in the past. Trust me things are much better now, in the past you could log in some days and see 15 SPAM threads for every legit thread, NOT nice to deal with trust me. And in the one legit thread there would be 10 SPAM Bot posts per page in the thread....

Jim

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 12:40:49 PM   
Unforeseen


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Well i can say that from my experience, i'm fairly sure that your troubles were not solved by adding that. Either that, or the programmer of the bots that were infiltrating your website was not very knowledgeable on the subject of security bypassing. In which case, then it did help you and i retract my statement with smiles :). I'm just trying to be helpful, sites like Yahoo! claim that using such programming protects users from spam, yet i receive thousands of spam emails from yahoo! accounts daily. So i take whatever chance i can get to announce my dislike of the entire concept.

Cookies still not working, not sure why. Curious then if the forgot username/password function works for other people?

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 12:57:03 PM   
Terminus


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Thing is, the spam we do get now is not bots, but actual people infiltrating then laying low for a while before starting their garbage.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 1:11:30 PM   
Terminus


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It gets kinda funny when you call out the human spambots on their bull**** and they get all insulted...

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 1:23:56 PM   
catwhoorg


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I have no real complaints about the forum software.

Its not the best, its certainly and a far way from being the worst of a site that I frequent.

Does everything I ask of it, and mostly the spam is kept under control.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 2:33:58 PM   
Treale


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Everything works fine for me!!

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 3:32:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wodin

Log in cookies work for me.


Me too, everything works for me. He must just have a very bad computer system or doesn't know how to block/allow cookies from his tools menu. But, you always have those that complain first before looking at themselves.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 3:40:38 PM   
SLAAKMAN


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Move this bogus topic to the help desk.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 4:07:26 PM   
Chickenboy


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quote:

ORIGINAL: wodin

Log in cookies work for me.


Me too.

I agree with the OP's observations about the forum, particularly vis a vis searchability on threads. By and large, the forum isn't so bad, but could use some updating and stabilizing.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 5:09:01 PM   
Cpt Sherwood

 

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The search function could use some help, but log in has always worked fine. My cookies work right.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/27/2013 10:43:31 PM   
warspite1


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: wodin

Log in cookies work for me.


Me too.

I agree with the OP's observations about the forum, particularly vis a vis searchability on threads. By and large, the forum isn't so bad, but could use some updating and stabilizing.
warspite1

I agree, the forum isn't so bad - and has become much better since parusski stopped posting his inane drivel.



















I wonder if that will bring him back

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 2:01:22 AM   
Unforeseen


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quote:

ORIGINAL: SLAAKMAN

Move this bogus topic to the help desk.


Yeah your mature.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 2:07:55 AM   
SLAAKMAN


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Obviously youre not. If you look here you can address these topics to the help desk link- http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/default.asp
We have enough spammers clogging up the General Discussion forum & you might be one of them trying to soften us up to pitch some bogus sales garbage that nobody wants to hear about so Im stating it for the record. Capiche?


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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 2:10:43 AM   
Unforeseen


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Or you can keep your obnoxious 3rd grade comments to yourself. I do not want to go directly to Matrix Games, i posted this here to see what other people thought and if they are having the same problems. If you cant handle that, then don't reply.

< Message edited by Unforeseen -- 3/28/2013 2:11:45 AM >

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 2:26:05 AM   
SLAAKMAN


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quote:

Or you can keep your obnoxious 3rd grade comments to yourself. I do not want to go directly to Matrix Games, i posted this here to see what other people thought and if they are having the same problems. If you cant handle that, then don't reply.

I dont take orders from pompous greenhorns who cast snotty retorts and we dont quite know who you really are yet or what youre about. It would not harm you to post technical support questions in the appropriate forum either so either lighten up or prepare to be boarded.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 3:04:07 AM   
madflava13


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Play nice kids... I've been around a lot longer than most on these boards, and I think both of you should chill out.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 3:06:53 AM   
Unforeseen


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I see what you did there.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 5:40:52 AM   
Chickenboy


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Unforeseen

I see what you did there.

It sickens me to agree with SLAAK about anything. Yes ANYTHING. But I see what he's doing here and...(chokes on some throw up)...I agree with him.

He's right and (Gawd almighty, please stop) so is Terminus. Your recent subscription here posting vaunted changes to the forum is clearly suspect. You are the spambot incarnate, as Terminus suggests. Your presence is neither welcome nor unrecognized.

Off with ya!

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 6:18:03 AM   
SLAAKMAN


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quote:

It sickens me to agree with SLAAK about anything. Yes ANYTHING. But I see what he's doing here and...(chokes on some throw up)...I agree with him.

That must mean you agree with me when I say I like steak & lobster. No doubt you like steak & lobter or even chicken & scallops which means you have to agree with The Mighty Slaakman & that means you have to throw up that steak & lobster to choke when we agree!!! Aint that pretty?!


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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 7:07:22 AM   
warspite1


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quote:

ORIGINAL: SLAAKMAN


warspite1

Thanks Slaak - that gave me a chuckle this morning



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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 1:32:10 PM   
Unforeseen


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Yeah cuz that definitely explains why i am posting on the Distant Worlds part of the forums. Your both idiots, i can see why you have so many posts...lack of a life..lack of real life friends...no job..total nerd with an attitude. Your a disgrace.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 1:43:16 PM   
Iain McNeil


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Thanks for the feedback. We know the forum system is not ideal and having 2 logins for members area and forum has been on our wish list to fix for years but its a big problem and we've just not had the bandwith to deal with it. It is still on our list and when we can free up some time we'll start looking in to it.

And please lets be polite - the forums are not perfect and we know it so berating someone for saying so is not something we're prepared to put up with.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 2:41:27 PM   
SLAAKMAN


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quote:

Yeah cuz that definitely explains why i am posting on the Distant Worlds part of the forums. Your both idiots, i can see why you have so many posts...

Iain.....flush that phoney. Arent insults forbidden here??

Spambot,
quote:

lack of a life..lack of real life friends...no job..total nerd with an attitude. Your a disgrace.

Thats ok because Im a filthy rich nerd & clowns like you do my bidding at slave-wages while my true friends clean up the floor with pukes like you. Crawl back into your sweatshop.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 3:43:04 PM   
Unforeseen


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quote:

ORIGINAL: SLAAKMAN

quote:

Yeah cuz that definitely explains why i am posting on the Distant Worlds part of the forums. Your both idiots, i can see why you have so many posts...

Iain.....flush that phoney. Arent insults forbidden here??

Oh?

quote:

I dont take orders from pompous greenhorns who cast snotty retorts and we dont quite know who you really are yet or what youre about. It would not harm you to post technical support questions in the appropriate forum either so either lighten up or prepare to be boarded.


I'm sorry but I don't think i'm the one that needs to be flushed. And rich? I doubt it, any money you have is probably from welfare.

quote:

ORIGINAL: Iain McNeal

quote:

Thanks for the feedback. We know the forum system is not ideal and having 2 logins for members area and forum has been on our wish list to fix for years but its a big problem and we've just not had the bandwith to deal with it. It is still on our list and when we can free up some time we'll start looking in to it.


Thanks, I figure... if everyone in the world was quiet about their concerns... then nothing would ever change or be improved. As I said I posted here to see if I was alone with my issues, its hard to be "polite" when those around you don't know how.

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RE: Forum Complaint - 3/28/2013 3:53:05 PM   
Iain McNeil


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Don't worry - it is on our list. Locking this up now as its going nowhere good.

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