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 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I had a thought. (Just one thought which I didn’t want to die of loneliness as referenced by Lee Remick in the movie No Way To Treat A Lady.)

What I noticed was that when spammers fill out a their profiles and go on to try to sell us passports, writing services, etc., nothing is EVER listed for where they live, for their favorite scores or for their favorite composers. I understand keeping locations private, but what if FAVORITE SCORES and FAVORITE COMPOSERS became required fields that must be filled out before they can log in? After all, it is a film score board.

Yeah, I know a lot of our current people haven’t filled in those two fields, and they are legitimate posters. They’d be grandfathered in. This requirement would be for newbies.

Also, since each profile can’t be read first, some wily spammer could write junk like: Bill Carson’s Sonata for Zombies in G Minor or Clem Kadiddlehopper’s Star Wars #20, and no one would notice for a while. (Feel free to chime in with other erudite options.smile)

Still, if these were “required” fields, it …just….might…give….some….spammers…..pause! (They might even bag it.)

P.S. For the last few days, the board hasn’t been that slow, but every time I click on the message boards, each thread slowly appears One At A Time until it hits the bottom of the page. Am I the only one who has Voodoo in her computer at FSM?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I have always loved my Sonata for Zombies in G Minor.
Its very drawn out.
Hours longer than it needed to be.
Lots of filler
lots of convenient personality changes to fit the musical lines.
And a lot of repeated phrases.
It feels like its never going to reach its finale!! wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 8:00 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I had a thought. (Just one thought which I didn’t want to die of loneliness as referenced by Lee Remick in the movie No Way To Treat A Lady.)

What I noticed was that when spammers fill out a their profiles and go on to try to sell us passports, writing services, etc., nothing is EVER listed for where they live, for their favorite scores or for their favorite composers. I understand keeping locations private, but what if FAVORITE SCORES and FAVORITE COMPOSERS became required fields that must be filled out before they can log in? After all, it is a film score board.

Yeah, I know a lot of our current people haven’t filled in those two fields, and they are legitimate posters. They’d be grandfathered in. This requirement would be for newbies.

Also, since each profile can’t be read first, some wily spammer could write junk like: Bill Carson’s Sonata for Zombies in G Minor or Clem Kadiddlehopper’s Star Wars #20, and no one would notice for a while. (Feel free to chime in with other erudite options.smile)

Still, if these were “required” fields, it …just….might…give….some….spammers…..pause! (They might even bag it.)



This is a great idea, because it would stop bots from filling out the forms with no human involved, which I think is what happens. Any "prove you're a human" field would be of value

The other thing is, new posters should be on probation, such that a mod gets notified of (let's say) their first four posts. If any of those posts are spam, the new account gets deactivated.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 10:03 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Both of your ideas are great, Zap. Also, the newbies need to prove they are here for film scores.

Bill, I guess we should change your musical score to Sonata for the Walking Dead.smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 12:01 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Curses joan, i didnt think anyone would make that connection. wink
Drat and double drat. Been found out.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Better yet a soundtrack questionnaire before you can finish creating an account. Something no one but a score fan could answer, much less a bot.

Questions:

(1) Were the synths recreated for Intrada's release of Damnation Alley?
(2) Was Blade Runner 2049 a limited edition?
(3) Did Basil Poledouris love the performance for Conan The Destroyer?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Eye iz smart, Bill.

Still think new posters should fill the scores' and composers' fields if they want to play in our playground.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Eye iz smart, Bill.

Still think new posters should fill the scores and composers fields if they want to play in our playground.


Yes, a good idea, get out the marbles, kosher wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Dp

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Eye iz smart, Bill.

Still think new posters should fill the scores' and composers' fields if they want to play in our playground.


i like this. But even better would be a button that alladyce could have when spammers incorrectly filling in the fields could be electrocuted in their seats, like in the Bond film ..."our expectations were considerably higher number seven...one of you is clearly guilty of embezzlement..." ZAP!! fried spammer!!

I like this.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Ouch, Bill. But then there is no gain without pain.
Solium's questionnaire would be fun too.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



I think these are great ideas joan. I am wondering if these upgrades are doable and/or costly. Whenever I suggest a tweak to a system at work, I get the "it's a legacy system; the guys who created it are retired; it costs too damn much....

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

You are the voice of reason, Edw. I was kind of playing around with an idea. I forgot redoing the profile arena would cost bucks.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I think these are great ideas joan. I am wondering if these upgrades are doable and/or costly. Whenever I suggest a tweak to a system at work, I get the "it's a legacy system; the guys who created it are retired; it costs too damn much....

Very true. Coding isn't an exact science, there's a lot of leeway. Trying to figure out another coders work can be like deciphering someone else's handwriting.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Better yet a soundtrack questionnaire before you can finish creating an account. Something no one but a score fan could answer, much less a bot.

Questions:

(1) Were the synths recreated for Intrada's release of Damnation Alley?
(2) Was Blade Runner 2049 a limited edition?
(3) Did Basil Poledouris love the performance for Conan The Destroyer?


I think I got one out of three. Does that mean I get banned?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

You are gutsy, Graham. I was a bit afraid to say that I also might not pass that entry exam.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

i thought the answers were:-

1 dont know
2 Not sure, but i know the film bombed
3 coventry city.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

1. Why did Sean Connery have a ponytail in Medicine Man?
2. How did John Williams unintentionally make Spielberg laugh while making Jaws?
3. Who scored The China Syndrome?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

are the answers to the new questions still...

1 dont know
2 Not sure, but i know the film bombed
3 coventry city.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I'd only get one correct from Nicholas. I'd at least make the test doable. Who composed Star Wars, The Magnificent Seven, and Star Trek:TMP? Maybe I'd add a bit tougher one by asking who composed Dunkirk?

 
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