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Spammers Stay Away #234686
07/11/11 07:21 PM
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We do not care what you have. Do not ruin this great site.


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Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: TheManShed] #234687
07/11/11 07:28 PM
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Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: Nacra5.8NA1386] #234689
07/11/11 08:20 PM
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Spammers don't realize catsailors are the cheapest people on earth. Throw a penny in the middle of a slippers meeting and there will be blood.


I'm boatless.
Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: Karl_Brogger] #234690
07/11/11 08:50 PM
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“an island in the Pacific....
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“an island in the Pacific....
Wasn't copper wire invented when a penny was thrown into the midst of a cat sailor's skippers meeting?


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Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: hobie1616] #234695
07/11/11 10:33 PM
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Wait! I thought those were Drill Baby Drill political threads?!

Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: hobie1616] #234698
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Originally Posted by hobie1616
Wasn't copper wire invented when a penny was thrown into the midst of a cat sailor's skippers meeting?

LOL! smile

Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: Tony_F18] #234701
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What is a SLIPPERS meeting?

Man, I'm out of the loop. Can't keep up with the new terms!


Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: Clayton] #234706
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A "Slippers" meeting is a skippers meeting after the first round of rum.

You really ought to show up for skippers meetings, as it's a good gauge of the overall organization of the regatta:

Meyer's Rum - you'll be lucky if there are three bouys out there (somewhere)

Bacardi - There will be some geometric shape set up and a starting line vaguely perpendicular to the wind. There may or may not be a PRO boat


Captain Morgan - while a true course will be set up, few boats will actually be in the starting area on time. However, if CM 100 is served at the slippers meeting then no protests will be lodged or heard. PRO boat will make judgement calls erratically, mainly due to the excessive eye-patch wearing and knee-up stance

Mount Gay - good course set up, a few judge/safety boats and eveyrone wearing the same hat

Goslings Old Rum - your boat will be escorted to the starting area by your assigned "personal assistant" on a 30ft RIB with a personal chef and fully stocked bar. PRO boat will be in excess of 110 feet complete with fitness area and lap pool. Wind will be artificially enhanced to a perfect 15kts with shifts less than 10 degrees. All 90 boats will sail to their exact handicap and there will be a tie for the leader's board.


Jay

Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: waterbug_wpb] #234708
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Mike, I'm not a computer genius, but I think these are Bots and aren't even "listening". Rick's been pretty good about deleting them, but I start to wonder if there's a security setting or something that would inhibit them from even getting posted in the first place?

I'm sure there are a few geeks out there who know how all this works.... heck, they're probably the bot-developers!


Jay

Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: waterbug_wpb] #234711
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Jay- that rum thing is perfect. I'm starting a new thread, lots of folks won't be reading this one...

Mike

Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: Clayton] #234713
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Originally Posted by Clayton
What is a SLIPPERS meeting?

Man, I'm out of the loop. Can't keep up with the new terms!




It's kinda like a skippers meeting, but its done on a phone while steering with your knee and hurdling down the highway at 60mph.


I'm boatless.
Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: waterbug_wpb] #234727
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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
Mike, I'm not a computer genius, but I think these are Bots and aren't even "listening". Rick's been pretty good about deleting them, but I start to wonder if there's a security setting or something that would inhibit them from even getting posted in the first place?

I'm sure there are a few geeks out there who know how all this works.... heck, they're probably the bot-developers!


There is a version 7.6 of the UBB threads - but they're not doing development on this forum software anymore. Regardless, It's likely that this older version still has an option to turn on an option to require new registerees to type in a letter/number sequence on one of those fuzzy pictures in order to register a new user name. That alone should keep the bots out.


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Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: Jake] #234770
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Yep I got hit by BOTS on my forum. Once I looked back figured it out.


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Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: Jake] #234792
07/13/11 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Jake

There is a version 7.6 of the UBB threads - but they're not doing development on this forum software anymore. Regardless, It's likely that this older version still has an option to turn on an option to require new registerees to type in a letter/number sequence on one of those fuzzy pictures in order to register a new user name. That alone should keep the bots out.


I have a UBB forum and every applicant must be personally approved by me. It is pretty easy to spot folks that do not fit our profile.

It is also pretty easy to go in and remove any of those posts such as we have here.


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Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: Mugrace72] #234856
07/14/11 08:33 AM
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Sorry I have been tied up in my RE biz and sometimes don't spot all the spam. I do appreciate folks letting me know so I can delete them. That process is quick and easy to delete the poster and all the posts with one click of the computer.
Rick


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Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: RickWhite] #234864
07/14/11 01:33 PM
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is there a button on here somewhere to "report as spam"? Would that make it easier for you?

Of course, I'd report the whole drill thread as spam, but anyway....


Jay

Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: waterbug_wpb] #234872
07/14/11 08:10 PM
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That is probably what the "notify" button is supposed to do.

Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: bobcat] #234892
07/15/11 08:14 AM
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Thanks. Looks like a review of "Hooked on Phonics" is in the cards for me... smile


Jay

Re: Spammers Stay Away [Re: waterbug_wpb] #234909
07/15/11 02:41 PM
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The notify button is it. And I get them sometimes.
Rick


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