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« Reply #300 on: November 28, 2016, 8:36:53 pm »

Rats, I had rather hoped that threat on Cuban state television was real. I wouldn't mind knowing more about that topic...
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« Reply #301 on: November 29, 2016, 4:15:45 am »

Rats, I had rather hoped that threat on Cuban state television was real. I wouldn't mind knowing more about that topic...

Heh.

If anyone misses the recently deleted "how to gain weight" spam, I'll make it up to you by sharing my favorite tips.
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« Reply #302 on: December 23, 2016, 2:39:52 pm »

The black magic specialists are back again.
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« Reply #303 on: December 23, 2016, 4:03:23 pm »

The black magic specialists are back again.

But let the m-m's wave their wand and... "Poof!"  Thanks, m-m's.
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« Reply #304 on: December 23, 2016, 4:10:46 pm »

The black magic specialists are back again.

But let the m-m's wave their wand and... "Poof!"  Thanks, m-m's.

Now it's the soccer dudes.

But at least we know how to calculate what probability weighs!
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« Reply #305 on: December 29, 2016, 10:03:56 am »

Yeah, we see all the Korean spam today, but the bot is up to 150 posts now (edit: I didn't realize there were 2 bots -- total of 310 spam posts at present) and rather than race against a bot and click on 150 310 individual spam posts I think I'm just hoping for a staff mod to come in and batch-delete the whole mess.

Fortunately, it's choosing a lesser-used portion of the site, so if you just avoid Questions/Comments you should be alright.

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« Reply #306 on: December 29, 2016, 4:46:27 pm »

Vox is here!  Hi, Vox!  Thanks, Vox!
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« Reply #307 on: March 13, 2017, 6:47:56 am »

No spam this morning! I don't know whether the spammers took a night off (unlikely) or whether the mods instituted some restriction on registration and spamming and so on, or whether someone just had insomnia and zapped them in real time, but it was a real pleasure not to have to sift through to real new posts! Good job, whoever was responsible!
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« Reply #308 on: March 13, 2017, 9:39:37 am »

Yes, once more we bow to the moderators for their heroic deletions!
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« Reply #309 on: March 16, 2017, 1:08:22 pm »

Help, member-mods!
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« Reply #310 on: April 06, 2017, 5:41:07 am »

Today's spam is the worst I have ever seen. It's got to the point where I am wondering whether prospective new members should not have to go through some kind of screening process.
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« Reply #311 on: April 06, 2017, 6:07:38 am »

Today's spam is the worst I have ever seen. It's got to the point where I am wondering whether prospective new members should not have to go through some kind of screening process.

Precisely. I hate to suggest it, but a confirmed academic email?
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« Reply #312 on: April 06, 2017, 5:08:05 pm »

Or even some basic CAPCHA process. There are ways to minimize spam posts. Perhaps I misunderstand, but the choice of forum software leaves this community vulnerable. It does not have the modern security features to keep the garbage out.
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« Reply #313 on: April 17, 2017, 12:39:40 pm »

Today's spam is the worst I have ever seen. It's got to the point where I am wondering whether prospective new members should not have to go through some kind of screening process.

Precisely. I hate to suggest it, but a confirmed academic email?

Not sure if this is related at all, but I previously registered with the Chronicle in grad school (.edu address where I'm logged in now). Now I work for a small company that buys its employees a site license. When I am logged in under that account (with an auto-generated username), I cannot even READ the forums.  I get a message that I am a spammer... but I've never posted anything under that moniker.  Anybody else encountered something similar?
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« Reply #314 on: April 17, 2017, 2:23:13 pm »

I use Google stuff and have no problem, but that might not be the same thing.

I opened this thread to invite folks per to the Celebration for the Mods thread, come join us!

M.
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