Navigation Links, BotPoints Leaderboard, Upgraded AntiSpam Feature

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Jeremy Rand
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The site now has better navigation links (the geeks call them breadcrumb links). You can now return to a forum from a thread with a single click.

The sidebar now tells you how many Botballers are logged in. The sidebar also now features a BotPoints Leaderboard. With this, you can see who's closest to winning a BotPoints-related award at GCER 2012. Note that if we catch you spamming in an attempt to gain BotPoints, you will be penalized.

Speaking of spam, we just upgraded the AntiSpam feature. Known spammers will now be automatically blocked from posting until a YAC member undoes this restriction. If this causes you any grief, please contact us in the Botballer's Chat, or e-mail the YAC Mailbox at BotballYAC AT gmail DOT com.

Hopefully these changes will lead to a better online experience for everyone (except spammers).

-Jeremy Rand
Senior Programmer, Team SNARC (2012-2013), Norman Advanced (2010-2011), Norman HS (2008-2009), Norman North (2005-2007), Whittier MS (2003-2004)
2012-2013 VP of Tech, 2011 President, Botball YAC (2009-2013)
Mentor, Alcott and Whittier MS

Marty Rand
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Can spam bots still post and be marked as spam, of are they banned from posting. AKA will I keep getting (email) spammed by the spam bots?

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Jeremy Rand
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Well, as it turned out the autoban upgrade kind of didn't work... so YAC members will still receive subscription spam. Use a Gmail filter. (That said, I've started banning spambots as they show up. So you should receive less now.)

-Jeremy Rand
Senior Programmer, Team SNARC (2012-2013), Norman Advanced (2010-2011), Norman HS (2008-2009), Norman North (2005-2007), Whittier MS (2003-2004)
2012-2013 VP of Tech, 2011 President, Botball YAC (2009-2013)
Mentor, Alcott and Whittier MS

Marty Rand
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Why is it that the breadcrumbs don't have a link for the main forum / user article page, just "home" which sends you to the community home page? Could you add a breadcrumb for the main forum page and the main user article page?

-Marty Rand
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Senior programmer at Norman Advanced Robotics

Former senior programmer at Whittier Middle School

Youth Advisory Council

All around nerd
}

Marty Rand
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Never mind on my issue. It seems to have fixed itself (or it was always fixed and I'm going crazy)

-Marty Rand
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Senior programmer at Norman Advanced Robotics

Former senior programmer at Whittier Middle School

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All around nerd
}