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  • #1507
    Strano
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    Hey there,

    A quick update on the boater board situation. Spammers are starting to clog up the board with postings that are full of crap. So far between Thom, Bryce and Myself we have been deleting these messages as they pop up…unfortunately the effort is starting to consume time and energy and in the end is making this board more expensive to maintain.

    The only real solution is to make a mandatory registration for the users of this board…meaning you won’t be able to post or reply to a topic without having become a member with a username and password. My personal feeling has been to keep the forum open for folks to post as guests. The Member registration has been optional up until now. Unfortunately the spammers are forcing my hand.

    So as of Monday May 15th, regsitering as a member to use this board will be mandatory. There are actually a lot more pro’s to this than cons, I encourage you to keep an open mind.

    Cheers, Jeff

    #17563
    Anonymous
    Participant

    You can’t force my hand if I am shaking my FIST!!

    #17564
    wavesporter
    Participant

    i think its a good thing!

    THX!

    #17565
    seaborn
    Participant

    a

    #17566
    Anonymous
    Participant

    Hi Jeff,

    I believe its pretty easy to implement a moderated system … allow logged in users to rate posts … if a post has a negative rating delete it after 24 hrs …

    I think if you enable your users you’ll find people in general will handle the problem at “the community level” …

    Just an opinion …

    #17567
    Grant
    Participant

    Sounds like an easy solution to the spammer problem. It’s not hard to register, and it’s free! <img loading=” title=”Very Happy” />

    #17568
    Hipnazi
    Participant

    ….will this shut POBO up?

    #17569
    Anonymous
    Participant

    or the coran bashers ? :lol:

    #17570
    Anonymous
    Participant

    I agree, Spam is the modern day root of all evil; however it is nice to be able to post something with anonymity, especially at work, where the office snitch can’t go to the boss with the evidence that their co-worker was using office time and resources unofficially.

    Before the ever-evil Human Resources Department gets involved and decides to justify their existence by crucifying some poor Joe who only wanted to know if someone would come out and paddle at Parkhill after work.

    Then Poor Joe ends up out of work and unable to purchase new paddling gear. And with the end of anonymity, it could be argued that “THE SPAMMERS HAVE WON”

    Just my 2 cents

    Ian Colbert

    #17571
    Jenny Right-Side
    Participant

    There are ways to maintain your anonymity while keeping the spammers at bay. You just make up a yahoo/hotmail account with bogus information and disguise your log-in name.
    Bryce can still find you based on your IP address anyway.
    Big Brother is watching…

    #17572
    Rich
    Participant
    "Jenny Right-Side":3a72fta2 wrote:
    There are ways to maintain your anonymity while keeping the spammers at bay. You just make up a yahoo/hotmail account with bogus information and disguise your log-in name.
    Bryce can still find you based on your IP address anyway.
    Big Brother is watching…[/quote:3a72fta2]

    Pretty easy to hide or change your ip to some foreign country too, ya just gotta know how :roll:

    #17573
    patrick
    Participant

    i think this is great. personally i think it is good for many reasons, as it promotes a community and such rather than people dropping by for one message and then changing their name the next time

    #17574
    Jenny Right-Side
    Participant
    "Rich":bd5926w2 wrote:
    Pretty easy to hide or change your ip to some foreign country too, ya just gotta know how :roll:[/quote:bd5926w2]
    Hey I don’t spend THAT much time on the Internet :lol:
    #17575
    cboater
    Participant
    "Hipnazi":28tr6uo4 wrote:
    ….will this shut POBO up?[/quote:28tr6uo4]

    Will the real slim POBO please stand up, please stand up….

    Remember, there was a fake and a real POBO… will shut the fake one up at least!

    Good idea Strano… I support domineering webmasters! <img loading=” title=”Smile” />

    #17576
    Hipnazi
    Participant

    Hey I think you got me wrong, I kinda like this POBO.

    Says whats on his / her mind, not afraid of an opinion!

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