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fab eberhard ®

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Post 17-Nov-2012 22:37

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is anybody else sick of the wave of ads that keep popping up? i'm *&^*&^%$$&%*^ sick of turning things off or on to deal with this crap. are people really joining to sell me uggs? pure patagonian cattle slurry... we need a member ignore button... i would prefer to not have to see these here.
(thanks folks now i have that off my chest!)
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DavidA

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Post 17-Nov-2012 23:01 (after 23 minutes)

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As you know, I've been running this site for many years without ads. Unfortunately I've fallen on hard times and selling Uggs and cattle slurry is my best chance to keep this site going. ;)
I'll find a way of getting rid of the spam. At the moment we're deleting them by hand. Bear with us.
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monsterH

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Post 18-Nov-2012 02:56 (after 3 hours)

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Hate to say this, but maybe membership should be closed, or at least require new sing ups to have an invitation from a current member. No invitation, can't join. Have to wade through a page and a half of spam to see an audio Smiths show. Terrible!
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ravenslament.

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Post 18-Nov-2012 09:12 (after 6 hours)

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agree monster
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DavidA

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Post 18-Nov-2012 11:27 (after 2 hours 15 minutes)

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I've turned off new user registration and banned all the spammers, I think.
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the Flea

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Post 18-Nov-2012 11:35 (after 8 minutes)

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It will be alright once I get on my comp. On holiday at the moment so deleting them using my phone. Not easy but we are keeping up ;-)
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DavidA

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Post 18-Nov-2012 11:38 (after 2 minutes)

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Thanks Flea. Now get back to the pool.
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ravenslament.

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Post 18-Nov-2012 14:35 (after 2 hours 57 minutes)

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thanks flea and david
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fab eberhard ®

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Post 18-Nov-2012 19:00 (after 4 hours)

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david i am truly sorry for my outburst. the thanks for the efforts you put forth are inadequately expressed by any language i know. i had no where else to go with it and my head just popped! lol... i had such a strange reaction as this site is one of the few on the planet that seem to be void of the insanity of others. cheers to you friend - nothing personal i assure you.
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DavidA

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Post 18-Nov-2012 19:03 (after 3 minutes)

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Fab, you worry too much. It's nice to hear that someone cares!
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DavidA

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Post 19-Nov-2012 19:29 (after 1 day)

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If anyone's interested, the spammers have tried to sign up 180 times since I turned signup off.
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ravenslament.

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Post 19-Nov-2012 19:45 (after 15 minutes)

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bloody spammers they need to go and leave their rubbish on the governments web site . keep up the excellent work david
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DavidA

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Post 26-Nov-2012 12:25 (after 6 days)

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I get 50 spammers a day trying to sign up. I assume it's all from the same company / person.
To date, the anti-spam question (surname of the Smiths drummer) has stopped the spam bots. I'm pretty busy at the moment. Does anyone want to help me work out how to stop the spammers so that I can return to regular signup?
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monsterH

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Post 15-Dec-2012 02:27 (after 18 days)

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Please don't let this start again...
http://smithstorrents.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=4088&am...4ce71a6316c766e0
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DavidA

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Post 20-Dec-2012 00:03 (after 4 days)

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I'm still getting spambots trying to join but I've changed the antispam question and allowed people to join again. Hopefully the new question will stop them. We'll see.
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