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thespaceinvader



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need Lady back. She's the only one with a banhammer.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*vaguely wonders what mel is doing with her life*
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thespaceinvader wrote:
We need Lady back. She's the only one with a banhammer.
Possibly this is an oversight. Wonder if the Lady would promote one of the Mods?
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thespaceinvader



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I PMed her to ask, but it was just before she moved, so i don't think she got it.

I don't think it's an oversight, though. The only people ever to have admin privs on the forum were Lady and Mel, when Mel was running the website (which she isn't any more, I don't think).
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The newest user is money-matters-for." Yeah, they're sure as hell not a spambot...
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Tinalles
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'd be willing to do admin duty, but I'm not on the forum as much as I used to be. If rapid response is required, Mane or Space would be a better candidate, I think.

But yes, we need another admin who can ban stupid spam bots.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember the last time I suggested it, you were against. Razz

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True. But the spambots have gotten a good bit more aggressive since then, and Lady spends less time on the forum than she did then.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here we go again!

http://earthsongsaga.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=394

http://earthsongsaga.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=424
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's another one called botrora, as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"botrora" C'mon...can't they come up with a more imaginative bot name? XD
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno, you think bots can whistle Dixie?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why are they all porn bots? No, I take that back - we had that spate of home equity loans and financing too. But why are they all porn? Can't we have spambots touting tools and cars and clothing and normal stuff? What is it about this forum that says, "Yes! We'll click on a link to a pr0n site"?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps it's just that this forum does not have any big distinguishing marks that would attract the attention of semi-serious advertizers.

Porn and loan sharks on the other hand are quite happy to spam just about anywhere.

So, basically, we're not specifically attracting porn spammers - we simply repel all others.
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