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Offline Laura H

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« on: December 22, 2017, 04:04:24 PM »
Hey, folks. Just want you to know that we're not ignoring all those spam posts showing up on the welcome board and elsewhere. Something is up with the zapper, and while the posts have been removed, they still show up on the board lists.  :-\

Hopefully the issue will be resolved soon.
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Re: Spam
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 04:37:19 PM »
Cheers, Laura.
My website is currently having a holiday, but will return like the $6,000,000 man.  Bigger, stronger, etc.

In the meantime, why not take pity on a starving author and visit my book sales page at http://stores.lulu.com/gyppo1

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Re: Spam
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 04:44:30 PM »
Good luck "poofing" all that spam, Laura. I'm glad I'm not the one having to deal with that.

When you're done getting rid of that stuff, go to the MWC and have a drink on me. :)

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Re: Spam
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 03:57:40 AM »
Thanks for the effort.  Once you've figured it out, it's easy enough to ignore.

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Re: Spam
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 05:05:09 PM »
Thanks for keeping us updated. :)

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Re: Spam
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 07:12:36 PM »
I can assure you the owners don't keep us updated. We have a ship with no rudder I'm afraid
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Re: Spam
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 03:54:11 AM »
Glancing at the Welcome board, I think it's worse than that - I think the ship's on the rocks.  Glad someone launched a lifeboat.

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Re: Spam
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 05:28:35 PM »
This is the worst that I've ever seen it.
Get your s*** together and start hunting.

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Re: Spam
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 06:47:37 PM »
Ollie they implemented some changes a week or so back but didn't consult with the Mods. We can't delete it anymore and they don't come near the site. It is both frustrating and heartbreaking at the same time.

We have tried to get things back to the way they were but without the interest of the current owners, it is indeed a losing battle.
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Re: Spam
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 01:46:12 AM »
I think that the forum needs closing down, at least until the spam problem can be cleared up. What do others think?
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Re: Spam
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 07:23:11 AM »
I think that the forum needs closing down, at least until the spam problem can be cleared up. What do others think?

Or close the registration for a while. I've seen other forums destroyed by spam. It cannot be fought manually.
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Re: Spam
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2017, 08:05:46 AM »
I think that the forum needs closing down, at least until the spam problem can be cleared up. What do others think?

Or close the registration for a while. I've seen other forums destroyed by spam. It cannot be fought manually.

For anyone new here who doesn't know me, I've been here almost since the beginning and love this place.  But...  it is terminally ill.  It isn't going to get better.  The new owners don't give a damn.  The moderators no longer have the tools they need to fight the spam.  They no longer have technical support. There is nothing they can do.

How difficult can it be to understand this is entirely out of their hands?  The fact they are still hanging around trying to help people shows their character and resilience.

The best thing you can do is cut your losses and head on over to

https://bestwritingforum.com/index.php

where you will find many familiar faces.

In the meantime, may I suggest you log on here and use the search function - which miraculously still works - and 'mine' any of your previous postings you really want to save.  Okay, it'll be a mammoth cut and paste to get stuff back onto your own system, but if you just hang around waiting for some good fairy to appear and 'do something' you're wasting your time.

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In the meantime, why not take pity on a starving author and visit my book sales page at http://stores.lulu.com/gyppo1

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Re: Spam
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 12:06:10 PM »
Good idea Gyppo
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Re: Spam
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2017, 11:55:17 AM »
It's heartbreaking that we have to bail like this.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2017, 11:57:16 AM by Sprocket »
Get your s*** together and start hunting.

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Re: Spam
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2017, 01:19:31 PM »
Yeah this place means so much to so many mate.
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