I don't know if there's a capcha when you sign up, but there needs to be one if there isn't (or if there is one it needs to be upgraded or something). There is too much danged spam forums from these accounts that automatically create themselves and then start posting non-stop.
Also, you need to make it so new members (with no drawings) cannot make a forum in the "Request" section. There are so many people who come here and post asking for a free drawing (without reading the rules, so they don't do any good in written word anymore). Like in DrawChat, you shouldn't let new members with no drawings (or little to none) access to certain areas. I think 5+ drawings should be required before you can post a new request forum. I mean, I think in any request forum, since they could go into a forum where people are taking requests and bug them for one and then leave. That way, you know they are going to stay and contribute, and if their drawings are just the same thing 5 times or effortless drawings, they should get reported anyways.
There just seems to be so many people on here (including old members who contribute regularly) who don't care about the rules and ignore certain things; for example they will ignore inappropriate drawings, effortless drawings(like scribbles/spam) and they blindly will go ahead and draw for someone that's only here to take and leave. It bugs me, a LOT, and I wish people would be more considerate to RMD's rules and the site in general.
I've been here for three years now and it's so sad to see all this spam and all these people ignoring the rules and just everything. Where are all the admins? Are there even any admins anymore? These spam forums just keep building up and it doesn't seem like anyone (with the authority) is trying to delete/maintain them. I've tried reporting a couple of the forums but it doesn't redirect or do anything, so that may need to be looked into also.
Sorry for the long rant, but I really think this site (and it's seemingly-lacked authority, care, and admins) needs to try and get back on it's feet. I think a lot more people would find the site more enjoyable/etc, and hopefully more people would want to stay and contribute.
I don't see myself leaving RMD any time soon, but I feel like the community is dying and I really want to fix it.
i agree the spam makes me sad-sad to c it on such a great site such as rmd n yea it annoys me wen ppl do that--ask for a draw (new members) wen they hadnt drawn anything; rules r always going to b broken but i agree that its out of hand about the community dying.. its disheartening but sure seems that way
Apologies for the spam issues. I am alive, active and monitoring along with mods but these to get past our eyes at times. I'll try troubleshoot why these are happening as we do have measure in place to prevent but spammers always coming up with new ways to spam.
Deleting the offending posts now.