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Postby gvtire » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:45 am

Here is another one ChrisName
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Postby furface » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:19 pm

Bit bucketed.
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Postby chidiver » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:30 am

Is it possible to turn off the new members function for awhile to keep the spam bots out of the board?
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Postby furface » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:26 pm

I don't know, but I'll find out if there is a way to pre-moderate new registrations.
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Postby michaelk69 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:36 am

yeah, that would be super .. . something like, ANYthing like that would be great . .. anything that we can do, really . .. because it is getting to be a real pain, and I'd hate to think of some young kid . . . or a vulnerable adult for that matter .. . posting a real 'cry for help' here . .. which loads and loads of people have done over the years I've been posting here . . . only to be ignored because the Board is covered in SPAM messages . . .

There is also something slightly obscene about some of the more personal threads on here being 'hijacked' by the Spambots, as well . .. the juxtaposition can be a little jarring at times, and potentially insulting to the original poster, if you see what I mean . ..
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Postby chidiver » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:55 pm

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Postby furface » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:51 pm

Noted and deleted.
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Postby furface » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:04 pm

Gone back through the official documentation for this release (2.x) and :( there's no way except to switch to all posts being pre-moderated, i.e., approved individually by an admin. Wading through independent MODS and user 'tricks' to see if any tweeks might be available; as well as going through the latest release (3.0.4) notes and looking at alternatives.

Back to work......................
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Postby foxeyes2 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:40 pm

Hey Mr. Uncle Lou Furface Sir,

we really appreciate you doing all this research for us to see what can be done. I propose we double your salary and vacation time.
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Postby michaelk69 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:59 am

What about going back one step? Don't you have to sign up for a SA.com account before you can post something on the Boards? Can't we make that step more difficult / bot-proof somehow? The signing-up process, rather than the posting process, I mean?
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Postby Tygrrrr » Sun May 10, 2009 5:56 pm

Hey Lou, I got a couple of spam PM's today. I accidentally deleted them before paying attention to the name. I figured I'd let you know the Spambots seem to be around again.
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Translation - Pocket change is all you'll have left. You can believe in that!
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Postby chidiver » Wed May 13, 2009 8:50 pm

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Postby furface » Wed May 13, 2009 10:20 pm

Terminated.
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Postby Tygrrrr » Mon May 18, 2009 11:07 am

Forumadminstrations with a PM titled "Lottery for Active straighacting.net Users". Gotta love it. :lol:
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Postby furface » Mon May 18, 2009 11:08 am

Account terminated.
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Postby Tygrrrr » Mon May 18, 2009 11:32 am

DAYUM, Lou! You are on the ball! :D
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Postby chidiver » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:17 am

I assume that this is a scam???????

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Hello, Dear straightacting.net User!

We are going to upgrade our Forum to new version. Unfortunately, some users' accounts data will be lost. In order to prevent it, we've created New Users data base. Check Your username. If it's not in the list contact us!

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Postby furface » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:56 am

YES!! Delete the message.
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