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Crickets

Post by Johnniespeed » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:19 pm

Where is everyone ?? Seems like days can go by without anyone posting.
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Re: Crickets

Post by kevinv710 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:16 pm

i feel the same, Johnni...

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Re: Crickets

Post by Johnniespeed » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:24 am

Some weeks only the spam bots are posting ads and not always in English.
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Re: Crickets

Post by Dan Durston » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:13 pm

Yeah the spammers are amazing at getting thru. Hardly seems worth their while.
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Re: Crickets

Post by Johnniespeed » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:03 pm

They attack almost every forum, perhaps the sole purpose is to keep the moderators awake.
I cannot imagine there is any profit from their efforts.
I like this forum, it is so easy to use, but somehow the masses seem to have left for now.
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Re: Crickets

Post by Drakuun » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:26 am

Isn't there a 'report spam' function?

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Re: Crickets

Post by tortoise » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:44 pm

Dan Durston wrote:spammers are amazing at getting thru
phpBB forum discussion . . Spam bots. How to stop them?

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Re: Crickets

Post by Dan Durston » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:27 am

Thanks Tortoise. I'll have a read.

If anyone wants to contribute and help delete these posts I'd be happy to add a few admins.
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Re: Crickets

Post by Dan Durston » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:51 am

Okay I'm doing some big updates. Should stop the spambots. It might be a day or two until I get everything looking normally but the site should be working.
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Re: Crickets

Post by tortoise » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:12 am

Dan Durston wrote:might be a day or two until I get everything looking normally
Please consider NOT returning to the black background default color. Black text on the lighter background contrast is much easier on the eyes!

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Re: Crickets

Post by Dan Durston » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:41 pm

Okay will do. I switched the main site to a white background a year or so ago and I'll switch the forum now.

Hopefully I can also get rid of that silly question that is now appearing under the avatars ("what year did....") that was used for registration only.
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Re: Crickets

Post by Dan Durston » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:31 pm

Okay it sorta looks like the forum again. I've got some more work to do (getting rid of the blue, background colors etc) but if you've got any requests now is a good time to get them in since I'll probably forget how to tweak all this stuff once a few weeks goes by.
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Re: Crickets

Post by tortoise » Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:32 pm

Dan Durston wrote:any requests
Make clicking on the header image a link to the main website.

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Re: Crickets

Post by Dan Durston » Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:39 pm

Good idea. I'll see if I can pull it off when I get back at this tonight.
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Re: Crickets

Post by Dan Durston » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:59 am

Looks like the holidays are packed/busy for me, so I'll get on top of the forum mods in another week. The spammers should be stopped now.
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