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Keela



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Postie... I don't think anyone is grumbling about people like you that come here to chat...

We have lately had a BIG problem with spammers who do nothing but start new threads. Also a couple of folk who have appeared and told us nothing of themselves but asked some sort of question with out explaining why they are asking.... we suspected a class of students were all sent out ......!

So the forum is a bit cautious right now because of this. Genuine newbies are as always very welcome.

You appear genuine Smile So WELCOME! Cool

Edit to add - You won't see the posts I'm referring to as a kind mod or admin has been in here and swept them all away.... Wink Hours of work I gather as the problem was huge. But now you can see our lovely friendly clean forum for what it is. ENJOY
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postie



Joined: 06 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keela wrote:
Postie... I don't think anyone is grumbling about people like you that come here to chat...


Good to hear.. Very Happy

I get plagued with spammers on my site, but most of them get caught in spam-traps before being able to post. But spam-traps only work on 90% of the automated stuff. Human spammers are few and far between but they're nearly impossible to block. however, the newly updated version of phpbb3 allows for a usergroup called "newly registered users".. with limited posting privileges (no links/pics, topic starting etc until a set amount of posts have been reached) which deters spammers.
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Eternal Sunshine



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Postie, and welcome. Very Happy

It's been a strange couple of weeks on ths forum.... people aren't always as they seem. Rolling Eyes

There were suddenly a load of new members asking very simple questions, plus loads of spammers.

I'd be the first to say we need some new blood around here. What is your site? I like your signature btw... Laughing
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JohnB



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eternal Sunshine wrote:
I like your signature btw... Laughing

There are still trees and fish alive, and I already know X Factor is rubbish. I was forced to watch it once Laughing.
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Eternal Sunshine



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm taking postie to mean us collectively. I've watched it a couple of times by mistake in my break at work.... Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, postie is very welcome. I've liked his/her posts so far; there's also ming, a.stitch.in.time, Pepperman, PorcelainSugar, the coalthief, AutomaticEarth, Seor, robinhood as well as several others who I'm glad have piped up.

Come on lads, it's over to you.... Wink
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