sudden increase in spam


hermanntrude
#1
attached (possibly) is a screenshot of the recent topics screen at the front of this website. It has been slightly doctored to highlight those posts which appear to be spam. I have included the news websites as well, since none of us asked for them to be there and they're drowning all the topics which we actually DO want to talk about.
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Andem
#2
Okay. I've gone ahead and CANCELLED the syndication of CTV and CBC News until I can get to work on screening them from the recent topics lists.

Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrude View Post

attached (possibly) is a screenshot of the recent topics screen at the front of this website. It has been slightly doctored to highlight those posts which appear to be spam. I have included the news websites as well, since none of us asked for them to be there and they're drowning all the topics which we actually DO want to talk about.

 
Curiosity
#3
Andem

First - thanks for the hard work

I have a couple of questions - they can wait.

Happy Octoberfest even though it seems to have started.

Is Paris Hilton meeting you there?
Last edited by Curiosity; Sep 27th, 2006 at 05:42 AM..
 
hermanntrude
#4
thanks. sorry if i'm moaning a lot, I have no idea how much work goes into your job.
 
Curiosity
#5
Hey Hermann

Like your new avatar - you found something really cool for yourself...

All mine are too big for the new format....will have to learn how to resize which will take me months as
I am techie dumb!


I think people do not like change once they get used to a system and can post without thought as to
how things work - when they just want to write their posts - or read new ones.

It only takes a few days and we all learn the new system and get back to arguing....

I think the forum is still "in progress" so I'll wait for a bit to whine because most of the questions will
be answered anyway.

Your questions are legitimate - and you are not alone - there were many questions - but if Andem is offering a free service - we should take what we can get. I think Andem deserves kudos right now not criticism and complaint.

Anyone who wants to run a forum is completely mad in my book - putting up with the personalities.

An administrator of any public (political) forum on the internet should be straightening out the problems at the U.N. It would be an easier job. WC
Last edited by Curiosity; Sep 27th, 2006 at 06:16 AM..Reason: Add picture
 
hermanntrude
#6
I had no idea and I admit, gave no thought at all as to how this forum was run. when it became clear to me that Andem was the driving force and was providing the whole thing for free, i looked around for advertising and realised the forum is pretty clear of that, which means Andem is pretty much working a miracle. Therefore I have seen the error of my ways and am attempting to provide kudos rather than criticism and hopefully I will have learned to keep my trap shut until I know what i'm talking about next time. not likely though

glad u like the avatar. I made it myself from a badge i got given upon my second screeching in, just after the wedding at an enormous party on the beach God bless adobe acrobat
 
Curiosity
#7
Hermann

No need to change your ways....where else do we get to vent and insult and even compliment for free without getting whupped!

Yes Andem is giving us this as a courtesy - his time, his knowledge and whatever administrators "get" out of it. Gotta admire their goodness.
 
hermanntrude
#8
I'll change my ways if i want to! don't you oppress me!

Venting is all very well but biting the hand that feeds you is something that a bad dog does.
 
Curiosity
#9
Hermann

I doubt anyone on this forum could oppress you!
 
missile
#10
The new look is interesting and may take a bit of getting used to
 

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