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mdvineng
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Joined: 27 Jun 2017
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Location: manchester

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:56 am    Post subject: is this site dead or dieing? Reply with quote

no live link to the registry. way too many spammers dragging up old threads or ruining present ones with drivel. hardly worth the effort to visit mostly except for Peter's forth coming book
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brokentoes
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Joined: 01 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's in a sad state of affairs no matter how you look at it.

Shame.
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HAMAMATSU
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Joined: 30 Aug 2018
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Location: YOKOSUKA, JAPAN.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i m really hoping this forum to come back. almost wishing. god please bless tokai forum!
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mdvineng
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

until the server software is upgraded we will continue to be targeted by spam idiots and the reg will only be available to view via the archive link.

in the meantime this guy needs supporting and is hoping to make it a forum later on, he has only been building the site by himself for a year.

https://www.vintagejapanguitars.com.br/en/
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This spam/spoof bull***t is really getting annoying. It's getting to the point that I'm not even bothering with posts unless I know who is posting.

NED, anyone, Bueller, Bueller..... out there in ADMIN land?? What's the problem and what's the resolution?
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guitar hiro
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Joined: 05 Dec 2013
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it gets old Marcus but I try & let it roll off; it's better for the blood pressure
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

guitar hiro wrote:
I know it gets old Marcus but I try & let it roll off; it's better for the blood pressure


I know ..... just having pre coffee rant it looks like!
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Homer J. Simpson
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Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running a forum too and all the spam bots cost me like an hour each day. Without time-consuming moderation of new members, the war is often lost. However using the stopforumspam.org API (for free) to query (and ideally feed) a database of known bot email and IP addresses helps a bit with keeping the flood of new bot registrations in check.

What helps me too is that vBulletin has a button to report spammy posts, so I don't have to sift through everything that's being posted every day, I'm getting notified about those via email. This forum doesn't seem to have such a button.

Edit: Wow, I just browsed the forums a bit and the amount of posts from bots bumping old threads to embed links in stolen text from other posts is pretty bad. It's rather sad seeing this site turning into a platform for "SEO experts" from India and finally vanishing, taking all the valuable information with it.

It needs a voluntary moderator just for that maybe. (I hope you understand that I'm already doing that all day, so I'm not exactly inclined to volunteer for that.)
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HAMAMATSU
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ned, are we really ok?
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3rdstone
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the spam situation is really bad right now. I remember other forums being attacked like this ten-fifteen years back, and then it was gone.

I really thought spam like this was a thing in the past, but I was obviously very wrong. Hopefully things will be better soon.
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3rdstone
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Homer J. Simpson wrote:
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What helps me too is that vBulletin has a button to report spammy posts, so I don't have to sift through everything that's being posted every day, I'm getting notified about those via email. This forum doesn't seem to have such a button.

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Yeah, a rebort button would be at least some help, everone here who notice spam crap could just report it.
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