KWSN Orbiting Fortress Forum Index KWSN Orbiting Fortress
KWSN Distributed Computing Teams forum
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

New members: SPAMMERS and the KWSN
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    KWSN Orbiting Fortress Forum Index -> New and Departing Members
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
The Admins
KWSN Castellan
KWSN Castellan


Joined: 13 Aug 2003
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:26 pm    Post subject: New members: SPAMMERS and the KWSN Reply with quote

We spend our days deleting SPAMMERS from our (and your...) board. On the basis of the information available to us we make a judgement whether a new member is legitimate.... or not. If the verdict is 'not' the new member is deleted. #evil

Dead giveaways are links to pr0n sites, to insurance sellers or to..... Another indication is whether a new member activates his account or not. Many spammers use fake e-mail addresses. They can register but can't activate.

In the process we've made a few mistakes. Some deleted alleged spammers took the trouble to contact (one of) us so we could set things straight. In other cases the new members were lost (forever?), which is a pity. Embarassed

So if you're a new member, please activate your account soon after registereing and make a post in our 'New and departing members' forum. That's the best way you won't be mistaken for a spammer....

Thanks for your cooperation.
And .... if you've been accidentally removed, please accept our apologies, mail us and we'll help you to get in!
#ni-1 #ni-1 #ni-1

admin@kwsnforum.com
_________________
baldyhead
jonnyv
macg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mohrorless
Mail Order Goat Bride
Prince


Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 11206
Location: NYC

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might I recommend that this become a sticky at the top of the new member part of the forum. This way it stays at the top and has a good chance to be seen by all new members.

#ni-1
_________________
Fetch me the Holy Hand Grenade!

#Usa


Keeper of the Unending keg of PGGBs
Taunter in Training
Campaign Manager for Sir Shrubbery



Plus

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sir Hamster of Elderberry
KWSN ArchBishop
KWSN ArchBishop


Joined: 20 May 2002
Posts: 5115
Location: Beer City, Cheese Quadrant

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Announcements are sticky already. (We suspect Sir Baldy spilled something on it)

Our 3-headed Admin has been doing some hard work behind the scenes to cut the SPAM without removing legitimate members. It's a never ending task with little thanks, so THANK YOU! Smile
_________________
-- Have you seen my goat?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
mohrorless
Mail Order Goat Bride
Prince


Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 11206
Location: NYC

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir Hamster of Elderberry wrote:
Announcements are sticky already.


Sorry, I did not realize it was posted as an annoucement. Embarassed

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ni-1
_________________
Fetch me the Holy Hand Grenade!

#Usa


Keeper of the Unending keg of PGGBs
Taunter in Training
Campaign Manager for Sir Shrubbery



Plus

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
alpha_fruit
Prince
Prince


Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 5803
Location: Western North Carolina, USA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JonnyV
Sir Baldy (the one who picks on me)
MacG

I know all the hard work you put into our board and it is appreciated more than you know.

Have a beer, relax and watch a nice flick on us.

Thanks for all you do.
_________________
Don't fuss about growing older, many are denied the chance.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Tenebra
Prince
Prince


Joined: 16 Nov 2006
Posts: 2053
Location: Somewhere in the Outer Rim of a Galaxy far far away

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Admins and mods are many times not appreciated as much as they should. Thank you to all the admins and mods of the forum.
_________________

My Greek Blog: The Dark Side of the Force and Other Stories
My English Blog: Snippets and Other Stories from the Net
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Sir Dark Side of the Moon
Prince
Prince


Joined: 20 Jan 2007
Posts: 1735
Location: "Between the inner edge of Outer Space...and the outer edge of Inner Space"

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a new member 'round this here parts, let me say how welcome and refreshing it is to come to a new forum and be truely made to feel at home...Thanks to all the behind the scene (pay no attention to the man behind the curtains) partisipants, moderaters, administrators, and to the all powers that be for comming up with this zany whacked out concept in the first place!


WELL DONE!!


P.S.~ Also, thank you for not scalding me and kicking me out for my avatar....I know it's WAY bigger than the 80x80 alloted...maybe someone out there in the fortress can resize and host it so I can link to it? If it's no bother to anyone, I'm fine with keeping it the current size...there also are four or five other ones from whom I'm linked to that would make excellent Avatars....3 are Knights from Camelot dancing and the other is the Black Knight kicking the King....for what it's worth.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
KWSN imcrazynow
Prince
Prince


Joined: 15 May 2005
Posts: 2586
Location: Behind you !!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Sir DSotM, You can go HERE and register for free and upload all your images and even resize them. Then you can link to them all you want. Very easy to use.
_________________

And a few that won't update for some reason.

4870 GPU
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mohrorless
Mail Order Goat Bride
Prince


Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 11206
Location: NYC

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

imcrazynow wrote:
Hello Sir DSotM, You can go HERE and register for free and upload all your images and even resize them. Then you can link to them all you want. Very easy to use.


Thanks for the tip Imcrazy! I registered, now all I need is some pictures to push up..... Confused
_________________
Fetch me the Holy Hand Grenade!

#Usa


Keeper of the Unending keg of PGGBs
Taunter in Training
Campaign Manager for Sir Shrubbery



Plus

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sir Dark Side of the Moon
Prince
Prince


Joined: 20 Jan 2007
Posts: 1735
Location: "Between the inner edge of Outer Space...and the outer edge of Inner Space"

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Brother-In-Arms Imcrazynow , I shall check it out!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sir Dark Side of the Moon
Prince
Prince


Joined: 20 Jan 2007
Posts: 1735
Location: "Between the inner edge of Outer Space...and the outer edge of Inner Space"

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Imcrazynow...I signed up and love it....but it won't let connect with the avatar....says linking to a remote avatar is not allowed....any ideas?




Funny...it let's me see the resized avatar by linking to it....hmmm.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Michelle
Moistened Bint
Prince


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 10201
Location: At my desk

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir DSOTM, have you uploaded both the original and resized avatar? It could possibly have something to do with a file size limit but I'm not sure. I haven't had a problem regarding remote linking with photobucket and I've been using it for maybe 3 or 4 years now. I did have a problem with file size limit though and had to edit my fish slap dance clip to reduce the file size.


Sir Baldyhead, jonnyv and MacG (in no particular order), we may not say it often enough but we really do appreciate all the effort you put in to keep the board the special place that it is.
#ni-1
_________________
My brain hurts.
Jammy's Brain Donor.



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jbyram2
Prince
Prince


Joined: 23 Jun 2004
Posts: 7128
Location: NMoP EpISdn

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for keeping the boards clean.

Please forward all pr)n spam to me from now on.
_________________
9.0 Giggly hertzes Folding!
Go Diskless..Pure computing elegance, no frills


The brain I'm wearing makes me eat chocolate and cry!!
Something Completely different
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Sir Dark Side of the Moon
Prince
Prince


Joined: 20 Jan 2007
Posts: 1735
Location: "Between the inner edge of Outer Space...and the outer edge of Inner Space"

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhhh...I got it! Thanks I'mcrazynow!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fart in your gen direxion
I am the goatse.cx guy
Prince


Joined: 24 May 2002
Posts: 2016
Location: Regrettably for you, I'm Upwind in Upstate N.Y.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure Mildew is a spammer of the lowest kind, a Swedish one Mad !

You know what to do Twisted Evil .


_________________
Ni ! Ni !

Flatulenty yours,

Sir Fart

The Prince of Noxious Fumigations
The Earl of Eruption
The Baron of Breaking Wind
The Marquis of the Malodorous
The Monarch of Methane
Loony Emeritus
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Killerrabbit
Major Oblivion
Post Whore


Joined: 23 May 2002
Posts: 4650
Location: in a rabbit hole near you!!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ban all Swedish spammers, including Mildew.

Ni
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Quixote
Duke
Duke


Joined: 06 Nov 2006
Posts: 355
Location: Aaaargh!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Sir Hamster of Elderberry"]Announcements are sticky already. (We suspect Sir Baldy spilled something on it)

The effort on behalf of the Admin is truly appreciated- many other forums/a have been ruined by that Scurrilous Species of Virtual Weed - Spammers -

PS - why would Sir H' of E' think that (We suspect Sir Baldy spilled something on it) ??
_________________
tilting windmills, rescuing damsels,etc
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Sir Hamster of Elderberry
KWSN ArchBishop
KWSN ArchBishop


Joined: 20 May 2002
Posts: 5115
Location: Beer City, Cheese Quadrant

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quixote wrote:
PS - why would Sir H' of E' think that (We suspect Sir Baldy spilled something on it) ??


Because Mildew has an alibi. Razz

ni! i!u
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Quixote
Duke
Duke


Joined: 06 Nov 2006
Posts: 355
Location: Aaaargh!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah
_________________
tilting windmills, rescuing damsels,etc
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
A/C
Baron
Baron


Joined: 22 May 2006
Posts: 198
Location: Mostly in reality, sometimes in virtual reality

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing to do is durring the join process there can be a statement where the person has to agree to certain terms, like that they're not joining for the purpose of advertising for a company or organization. Is that already in place?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    KWSN Orbiting Fortress Forum Index -> New and Departing Members All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Page 1 of 5

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Optimized Seti@Home App | BOINC Stats