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PostSubject: Made some changes today   Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:56 pm

Due to recent Guest spamming, I have eliminated "view & read" capabilities by guests and posting of external links by guests.

While it may diminish a lot of traffic by people wanting to just check us out, I just don't see another way to block Guest spamming.

Please let me know if there are problems with this... Eric.

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PostSubject: Re: Made some changes today   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:11 pm

Good move, Eric. I was frustrated about this, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Made some changes today   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:18 pm

PBulldog2 wrote:
Good move, Eric. I was frustrated about this, too.

It DOES require someone to register before seeing what we're about. (I hate doing something that reduces legitimate traffic.)

Reading further, I found out that I can simply BAN the Guest's IP address.

What do you think, PB?

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PostSubject: Re: Made some changes today   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:21 pm

If it is the same dadgum Guest, that might be the easiest thing to do, while not running off someone who wants to see what we're all about.

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PostSubject: Re: Made some changes today   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:33 pm

There are four "guests" viewing the forum index currently. I don't know which one is the offender. I'll keep digging.

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PostSubject: Re: Made some changes today   Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:05 pm

When I first started this forum, I caught hell from certain members at PDF because of that so I opened it up. I should never have relented and kept it like it was.

I also banned quite a few Guest IPs, specifically those that appeared from a foreign country and before I turned over ownership to you I unbanned everything I had banned so that you could handle them as you see fit.

So Eric, stand by your guns.

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PostSubject: Re: Made some changes today   Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:34 am

I agree w/GR and PB... should be locked-down.
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PostSubject: Re: Made some changes today   Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:12 pm

Changed default text to bold. I hope that'll sit fine with everybody. Let me know if this is a problem... thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: Made some changes today   Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:37 pm

It is AWESOME. So glad you did it and plan on attempting to do the same over @PB's forum as soon as I get some time, 'cos I dunno how to do that.

THANK YOU, SIR!
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PostSubject: Created another category today   Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:56 pm

I created a new category today called "Comin' Up". That title might change, but when something is coming up in the following weekend or two, I'll try to post something about it. That way, we won't miss something good. I will move the category up to a prominent location when it is active and down at the bottom when it is idle... like we do with Birthdays and New Member announcements. Once an event has passed, I plan to delete the threads, but can be talked into keeping a particular thread (or all of 'em) if y'all so desire.

Also, I am going to be experimenting with catchier category titles that are small pictures. Let me know if it takes too much bandwidth or looks goofy. Thanks - (Eric)

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PostSubject: Re: Made some changes today   Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:02 pm

Ah ha! THAT'S what you're doing!! I thought I was losing my damn MIND! I hadn't realized that you were moving the categories back and forth and I seriously thought I was losing it whenever they moved.

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PostSubject: Re: Made some changes today   Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:57 pm

riceme wrote:
Ah ha! THAT'S what you're doing!! I thought I was losing my damn MIND! I hadn't realized that you were moving the categories back and forth and I seriously thought I was losing it whenever they moved.

scratch

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I move them to the bottom when there isn't anything active in them. For now, "Comin' Up", "Birthdays", and "New Members" will be the only things moved.

If one of 'em is at the bottom, it'll because I'm trying to keep the ACTIVE Categories closer to the top...
If that becomes a problem for anybody, just let me know.

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PostSubject: Re: Made some changes today   Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:20 pm

Y'all are all just AWESOME!

I have no idea what it takes to manage a forum, but it surely takes some time.

THANK YOU!
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