FYI - New users

FYI - New users

Postby rommer » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:25 am

Recently the forum has been getting attacked by Chinese SPAMMER groups. I catch most of them when they sign up but some slip through and their posts show up for a few hours. Some of the posts have not been what I would call acceptable for family oriented websites.

In order to help curb this issue I have instituted a new policy, effective immediately, in that the first few posts from any user with less than X posts will go into the moderator queue for approval before they appear online. The "X" is a very low number but I don't want to publicize it and help the SPAMMERS. This change can also effect long time members that post for the first time. Posting will generate the following message; "This message has been submitted successfully, but it will need to be approved by a moderator before it is publicly viewable. You will be notified when your post has been approved."


I apologize in advance for delaying people's posts but I don't want this place to get out of control with SPAM. I welcome ALL feedback on this change. If you feel this is wrong then please say so. I'm also open to any ideas others may have.

Thanks for your understanding.

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Re: FYI - New users

Postby nawtical1 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:09 pm

I have not seen the spammers but whatever you need to do to keep this site user friendly for all , is OK by me.

Thanks for the effort and time you put into this.
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby mikee » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:15 pm

I think it’s a good idea. Sometimes it's not just spam but porn. Some members may log into this forum while at work and having something like porn on their screen could involve disciplinary action taken against them or this web address eventually being blocked by filters. Who maintains this cheesey forum? :lol: Does he need help in approving the newbie postings?
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby folieadeux » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:23 pm

Rommer

At least the kid in the hoodie has not taken over this site also. Keep up the great work. Whatever it takes to keep the junk away (nothing personal fellow members) is ok by me.
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby DogDaze » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:16 am

Yes, we've seen the spam attacks recently... if you happen to see anything strange, please be sure to let Rommer know about it via a PM.. this will help bring it to resolution sooner in case he hasn't seen it yet... it's our place, and we've all got to help Rommer keep the intruders out!!!
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby lomond » Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:24 pm

I think the "buffer idea is a good one Rommer.Great site and great work .
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby rommer » Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:03 pm

Thanks, its caught quite a bit of SPAM crap and as long as people don't mind suffering a slight delay of their first few posts I'd like to keep it.

I'll probably give a few of the long timers moderator status as well so others can approve posts since I only visit here about 100 times a day! ;)
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby folieadeux » Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:59 pm

rommer wrote:I'll probably give a few of the long timers moderator status as well so others can approve posts since I only visit here about 100 times a day! ;)



You are getting to be a real slacker (only 100 times a day) pick up the pace. ;) ;) ;)
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby Kel » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:23 pm

Thanks for all you do - really appreciate it and this site!
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby AHaydis » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:56 pm

What is an ICQ Don't recognize it. Probably very obvious.

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Re: FYI - New users

Postby styleside99 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:21 pm

Great idea Rommer, site looks great and well managed.
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby doc tim » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:43 pm

Rommer: Even as a new user I think this is great, lets keep the site for Regal folk. thanks for letting me post my problems. Doc Tim from the "No-Sea-Ems", Bolivia NC.
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby CraigC » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:10 pm

I think that this is a GREAT idea. I'm on here for ideas that I can do to better my boat and am glad that you are doing something about these idiots that just want to mess everything up with their SPAM CRAP!!!!

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Re: FYI - New users

Postby waters » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:41 am

I had a post go into the review queue yesterday. How long does it take to be posted?
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby rommer » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:55 am

waters wrote:I had a post go into the review queue yesterday. How long does it take to be posted?



Normally within a few hours at most.

Posts that simply drive people to another discussion forum to discuss an issue being talked about here will not be approved however.
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby kirsh » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:26 pm

Rommer, Load the cannons and be damed those CHINESE spammers. Kirsh RedBank NJ
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby rommer » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:08 am

Thanks Kirsh.

The last few days have seen a large influx but the system is working very well so far. I did have a few new people get annoyed at me for delaying their posts but on the weekends, during boating season, I may not check the queue as often as I should.
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby Happyguy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:10 pm

Thanks for doing this. I hate spam.
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby HEADQUARTERS44 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:25 pm

Great idea Rommer
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Re: FYI - New users

Postby steve123 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:13 pm

Good idea.
Any delay is well worth the wait to me! this is a great forum with very helpful and knowledgeable members thanks to all who make it what it is!
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