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tstoehr
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March 3, 2006 - 9:34 am

Can we have this forum thread removed?
I would also suggest removing leggera1 from forum membership in the hopes that would let him know this sort of thing is not appreciated.

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Steven
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March 7, 2006 - 10:43 am

We seem to be having a bit of forum spam recently. I have been removing the topics, and deleting/banning the posters as I see it, though often it is a automated computer program causing it.

I am looking into ways to combat it, but for now, the best thing to do is to ignore it until I delete it.

Steven

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Viron
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April 15, 2007 - 3:56 am

I'll do my best to scrap it too. When it's posted at the end of any thread I've contributed to I'll get an e-mail, and if I'm online, check it out. But when we're away... the mice will play!

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Steven
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April 22, 2007 - 8:09 am

I've installed a new set of scripts to help combat the bot registrations. Almost 48 hours and no new spam bot sign ups, but we will see how it holds out.

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Viron
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April 25, 2007 - 5:47 pm

...been holding my breath too... Nice work Steven; and thanks for all you do! As far as my participation around here, it's a privilege. But we've some extremely knowledgeable members who are not online, as well as those who are – but don’t always check in. As I try not to play The Shell Answer Man (anyone remember him?), I do try to answer anything I feel capable of; as I feel our Society’s future is very-much online.

As retirement packages decrease, along with free-time & lot sizes … the ability to check-in on an as-needed basis to a forum / resource such as this will be increasingly valuable - if not a necessary to attract and maintain new members.

And though I hear nothing but praise about you (Steven) while visiting with long-time members -- I don't know how much of that praise gets back to you..? So eat it up! Your efforts reflect the Home Orchard Society's future
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Viron
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February 24, 2008 - 3:41 pm

A consideration, I’ll place it here:

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:07 pm

I wonder. Can the ADMIN for this forum delay posting privileges for 7-14 days after signing up?

I notice that a lot of spammers post their junk right after signing up. Maybe they would forget to come back if there was a 10 day waiting period!

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Lotus026
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February 27, 2008 - 10:42 pm

Or maybe at least have to actually submit a request to join and wait for moderator approval, like some of the Yahoo Groups I belong to? If you actually have to say something about why you want to join, is a bot likely to be able to talk about a desire to learn about fruit?! And a waiting time would be good too!
Dave
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