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Discussion in 'Otto's LogBook' started by Otto, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    And if they resist, send in the Six Pounder Portee!

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    That ought to sicken their happiness!
     
  2. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    anyone else notice a "shift".
    i am rather sensitive.
    when "auto" posts- the dynamic changes.
    good to see you back Otto.
     
  3. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    DEATH to spammers !
     
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  4. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    You´re the man, Otto! I must appreciate what you do to keep this site working already for 20 years. Thank You very much. From a member since 2002..... :) :)
     
  5. Biak

    Biak Adjutant Staff Member Patron  

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    We've been slammed by spam again !

    Temujincan appears to be another hit and run, posting only links, to who knows where ?!
     
  6. Takao

    Takao Ace

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    The links are legitimate, would have been nice to have included descriptions though.
     
  7. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Cheers and strength, Otto!
     
  8. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Yeah.
     
  9. Owen

    Owen O

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    He's a good member on ww2T.
     
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  10. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I changed the way users are approved several months ago, since a daily deluge of spammers were getting past the filters in place before. The moderators were spending way too much time each day cleaning up the spammer's bullshit.

    Potential users now have to request to join and then be eyeballed by admins before they are accepted as members.

    I ban about 30-40% before they ever make it to the forum, with most of these coming from suspect countries. A few others are flagged as known spammer addresses by the application. I also look at other criteria.
     
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  11. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    He is.
     
  12. Temujin

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    Sorry guys, I apologize for posting links and NOT explaining. The links are for information I’ve built or found over time (years) and posted on Wartimes.ca and sometimes ww2talk.com. I try NOT try repeat the same post on various websites I work on, so I tend to post LINKS, but I should have taken the time to explain “who I was and what these were about”……….didn’t even think I would be considered a “spammer”

    So, when posting links in the future, I’ll make sure I explain……before I get myself BANNED from this site

    I am one of the moderators at Wartimes.ca and have been on ww2talk for some years and I used to be a moderator on Canada at War (until the site went down without knowing why) ……..I look forward to helping here (when I can)

    Cheers

    Barry (aka Temujin)
     
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  13. Biak

    Biak Adjutant Staff Member Patron  

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    Ah don't worry a thing about it. Happy to have ya here. I was a Moderator for a time here and I have Ban-Hammer flashbacks :D
     
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  14. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Naw, Barry.
    You're safe.
     
  15. Otto

    Otto Spambot Nemesis Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Hi Barry. Very sorry for the confusion. I certainly know who you are. You contributions are always very welcome here.
     

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