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Old 03-26-2017, 07:19 AM
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I appreciate your concern but I'm not at all bothered by the few clicks it takes to get rid of them. Thanks, though.

Jan
I never saw the record level of spam you describe. The current arrangement is definitely an improvement. But as long as you allow spam bots to register, you're going to be dealing with their posts.

It's not up to me of course, but if it was, I'd do the following:
  1. Implement some anti-spam measure to keep spam bots from registering
  2. Create/run a script to delete registered (but not confirmed) users who haven't posted in the last year

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Old 03-26-2017, 10:51 AM
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I never saw the record level of spam you describe. The current arrangement is definitely an improvement. But as long as you allow spam bots to register, you're going to be dealing with their posts.

It's not up to me of course, but if it was, I'd do the following:
  1. Implement some anti-spam measure to keep spam bots from registering
  2. Create/run a script to delete registered (but not confirmed) users who haven't posted in the last year

"We can end this. Not just for now, not just for the next thousand years, but forever." -- Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
Once again, I appreciate the concern but that's entirely up to DougO, the owner of the site. I don't have that power and I'm not going to push for it. Please enjoy the fact that the forums themselves are both spam and advertising free.

Jan
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:09 AM
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Once again, I appreciate the concern but that's entirely up to DougO, the owner of the site. I don't have that power and I'm not going to push for it. Please enjoy the fact that the forums themselves are both spam and advertising free.

Jan
I do enjoy the forums and I do appreciate all of your hard work.

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Old 03-27-2017, 08:54 AM
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Hi mate and welcome to the forum
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Old 03-29-2017, 05:14 PM
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I loved having a show to watch that had intelligent beings acting like they really do. Not always honest. Not always perfect. Not always likable, even. But always on some kind of a journey through life.
As a latecomer to the show, and a half-Brit who had exposure to some British shows growing up, I wasn't surprised by the arcs, but I also love them (since B5 I tend to give up on shows that obviously don't have any or any concept of where they're going within a season or two), but even more than that I also loved the authenticity of the characters. The flaws are the beauty.
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Old 03-29-2017, 05:53 PM
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Couldn't agree more.
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Old 04-01-2017, 07:41 PM
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Jan gets a lot of sympathy. I can't say that spam-killing is a thankless job, anymore.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:54 AM
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I had not realised that Hypatia was not a member of this site. I am glad she is here now.

I hope the site is waking up.
I probably joined years ago, but couldn't remember my login.
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