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Joni
post Jul 14 2011, 08:05 PM
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Hi there to anybody who is trying to join our little forum.

I'm not sure how easy it is right now, though I know it was difficult at one time.

However, we inhabitants would really like for you to join and can help you out if we know what your usernames are.

If you know someone on the board, please email them and tell them your username so we can get it taken care of.

Otherwise, we'll have to come up with something.

Hope to see you posting soon!
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Joni
post Jul 15 2011, 12:50 PM
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Hey new folks, I think I have an idea about how to make this work.

Check back later today for a post with instruction on how to get around our validation problem.
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Penguin
post Jul 15 2011, 05:51 PM
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This curse I cast, you're Pumpkinhead!


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*waits patiently for the new peasants*

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Joni
post Jul 15 2011, 07:33 PM
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I haven't heard back from our admin about my idea yet.
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Joni
post Jul 15 2011, 10:53 PM
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I still don't have approval for my plan, so keep an eye on this space if you're trying to join and having trouble.
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ecgordon
post Jul 16 2011, 12:52 AM
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Who is the admin now anyway? And why would there be a validation problem? Is this some sort of elitist Alliance conspiracy to keep the Browncoats to a manageable number?

And while I'm at it, why can't I post something in the "Across the Cortex" forum? I wanted to point out that Lisa Lassek was the film (or video) editor for the pilot episode of Alphas, something that neither Whedonesque or The Signal had posted about, but I got an error message saying I wasn't allowed to play there.
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HeroOfCanton
post Jul 16 2011, 02:02 AM
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QUOTE (ecgordon @ Jul 15 2011, 08:52 PM) *
Who is the admin now anyway? And why would there be a validation problem? Is this some sort of elitist Alliance conspiracy to keep the Browncoats to a manageable number?

And while I'm at it, why can't I post something in the "Across the Cortex" forum? I wanted to point out that Lisa Lassek was the film (or video) editor for the pilot episode of Alphas, something that neither Whedonesque or The Signal had posted about, but I got an error message saying I wasn't allowed to play there.

It's all a plan to keep us from getting overrun by spambots.
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Joni
post Jul 16 2011, 06:40 AM
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QUOTE (ecgordon @ Jul 15 2011, 05:52 PM) *
Who is the admin now anyway? And why would there be a validation problem? Is this some sort of elitist Alliance conspiracy to keep the Browncoats to a manageable number?

And while I'm at it, why can't I post something in the "Across the Cortex" forum? I wanted to point out that Lisa Lassek was the film (or video) editor for the pilot episode of Alphas, something that neither Whedonesque or The Signal had posted about, but I got an error message saying I wasn't allowed to play there.


As Hero mentioned, Spambots.

As to the cortex, I could be wrong, but I think that's feeds from other related sites, not stuff we actually get to post in.
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Penguin
post Jul 16 2011, 12:14 PM
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I knew it was Moby's fault...
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Joni
post Jul 18 2011, 12:42 PM
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I'll bug admin again soon & see what he says. icon_smile.gif
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aboleyn24
post Aug 2 2011, 04:51 PM
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My friend Dunc still can't get in. Not sure the exact screen name he registered but it should start with DUNC, might end with an or TK and some numbers. Anyway any help getting him approved would be greatly appreciated. He has tried registering twice, once was here briefly as his name was on the bottom but was unable to post anything. Now he is just gone and can't get back in.
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Polly
post Aug 2 2011, 05:25 PM
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slight tendency to be high maintenance...


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i know it was 5 years ago when i registered, but i dont remember having any problems....

just filled in the profile and started reading...

why has it changed? are there lots of spambots around now and there werent then?
grrr....naughty spambots....blow them out of the airlock!!!

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Joni
post Aug 3 2011, 04:12 PM
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The way registering USED to work is that an automatic email would go out, like with other internet services, and you could be up and running nice and quick.

Because we're under constant spambot attack, that function has been disabled. (Seriously, go look at the Members and sort by "join date" in descending order and see what I mean.) I assume spambots can get around that now.

I checked, and there is no user starting with DUN or even containing DUN that is waiting for validation.

I'm more than happy to contact admin and tell him what Duncan's username is, once I have some clue, but I searched back through the last several days of registered users and I didn't see a darned thing that looked like it might be Duncan.

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Joni
post Aug 3 2011, 04:52 PM
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Also, it would appear that admin periodically cleans up the spambot users, so any users that folks created but didn't get approved, might be gone and have to be re-created.
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Polly
post Aug 3 2011, 05:40 PM
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slight tendency to be high maintenance...


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what is the deal and the use of these spambots, because you are right, every time i log in there is some weird named user or visitor that must be a spambot, but they are definately loads of them all the time....why?

is it like that everywhere and its just that we can see it all the time and so we know?
or do they jsut really love us?
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Joni
post Aug 3 2011, 06:28 PM
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My guess, and this is totally a guess, is that they're looking for ways to get email addresses. If they could get logged in, they could get email addresses for anybody who put theirs in their profile.

but I might be wrong about that.

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Polly
post Aug 3 2011, 06:51 PM
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QUOTE (Joni @ Aug 3 2011, 07:28 PM) *
My guess, and this is totally a guess, is that they're looking for ways to get email addresses. If they could get logged in, they could get email addresses for anybody who put theirs in their profile.

but I might be wrong about that.


that makes sense!
naughty bots icon_evil.gif

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Joni
post Aug 3 2011, 06:53 PM
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MalGal
post Aug 3 2011, 11:15 PM
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It's like that everywhere, Pol. It's sad that admin had to resort to manually adding people, but there's no real way around it.

Spambots will spam the board with ads. They make so many posts in such a short time that they can destroy a board by pushing off all the legitimate posts.
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HeroOfCanton
post Dec 5 2011, 03:20 PM
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Heads up, Mr. Admin Person,
A board some of the Austenites used to hang at has died, and I've been letting people know to come here, so I may have some new users to alert you to.
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Joni
post Dec 6 2011, 01:04 AM
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Wow. I forgot all about this thread.

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cozen
post Dec 6 2011, 01:07 AM
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QUOTE (HeroOfCanton @ Dec 5 2011, 10:20 AM) *
Heads up, Mr. Admin Person,
A board some of the Austenites used to hang at has died, and I've been letting people know to come here, so I may have some new users to alert you to.


Was it Skiffy? (Phishing for details, is all).
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HeroOfCanton
post Dec 6 2011, 06:51 PM
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QUOTE (cozen @ Dec 5 2011, 08:07 PM) *
QUOTE (HeroOfCanton @ Dec 5 2011, 10:20 AM) *
Heads up, Mr. Admin Person,
A board some of the Austenites used to hang at has died, and I've been letting people know to come here, so I may have some new users to alert you to.

Was it Skiffy? (Phishing for details, is all).

Actually, it was Galactica BS, home to Skiffy refugees.
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HeroOfCanton
post Dec 7 2011, 02:48 PM
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Admin,
I'm putting this here and I'll send you a PM. Please okay user name Lester Tourville84. He's awesome and not a spambot, I promise. icon_wink.gif
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Lester Tourville...
post Dec 8 2011, 02:51 PM
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QUOTE (HeroOfCanton @ Dec 7 2011, 02:48 PM) *
Admin,
I'm putting this here and I'll send you a PM. Please okay user name Lester Tourville84. He's awesome and not a spambot, I promise. icon_wink.gif


Thanks for the help in "relocating".
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HeroOfCanton
post Dec 8 2011, 03:10 PM
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QUOTE (Lester Tourville84 @ Dec 8 2011, 09:51 AM) *
QUOTE (HeroOfCanton @ Dec 7 2011, 02:48 PM) *
Admin,
I'm putting this here and I'll send you a PM. Please okay user name Lester Tourville84. He's awesome and not a spambot, I promise. icon_wink.gif


Thanks for the help in "relocating".

You're here! Yippee!!!!
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Lester Tourville...
post Dec 9 2011, 02:59 AM
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Rumor has it that RaiderDave will be registering here soon, he's a cool guy.
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HeroOfCanton
post Dec 9 2011, 03:16 AM
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QUOTE (Lester Tourville84 @ Dec 8 2011, 09:59 PM) *
Rumor has it that RaiderDave will be registering here soon, he's a cool guy.

Sweet! As Raider Dave? I'm keeping admin up to date via PM, so I need to make sure of the user name.
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HeroOfCanton
post Dec 9 2011, 01:13 PM
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Raider Dave and Cy21 have registered! Hopefully they will be validated and posting soon!
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Lester Tourville...
post Dec 9 2011, 02:55 PM
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QUOTE (HeroOfCanton @ Dec 9 2011, 03:16 AM) *
QUOTE (Lester Tourville84 @ Dec 8 2011, 09:59 PM) *
Rumor has it that RaiderDave will be registering here soon, he's a cool guy.

Sweet! As Raider Dave? I'm keeping admin up to date via PM, so I need to make sure of the user name.


I just got the email yesterday, I'm not certain what screen name he'll use, but hopefully he'll show up soon.
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