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#1 crab man

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:56 PM

GTU.




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Posted 24 July 2017 - 12:20 AM

Wash out your mouth.



#3 Nealio

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:27 AM

Ah fuck. I can't keep up anymore. Rob doesn't seem to care anymore either. There are many ways it could have been controlled. But this thing of deleting anything from 500 - 1000 bots per day is a fucking joke. If there was an option to delete multiple bots it wouldn't be so bad, but having to do them 1 at a time? Sorry, but I've other things to be doing in my life.



#4 dadfad

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:01 AM

I've just spent almost two hours deleting status-updates from spammers, probably five hundred or more, and not even two days worth. I've come to the conclusion that we must be perceived as populated by members who are badly in need of a loan however we have poor credit histories and are also unable to achieve an erection.


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#5 sixgunsound

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:08 AM

All of which, despite being true, doesn't necessitate these damned ads. 


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#6 dadfad

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:22 AM

Yes. Three hours and fifteen minutes of deleting and I've only gotten into last Friday. At an average time of fifteen seconds per deletion that makes 840. And still hundreds to go. I'd think one of those simple "text what's in the box to prove you're a human" things when joining would make a tremendous difference. I'd been out of town for a week and couldn't believe how many there were this morning.


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#7 Herr Rararr

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:41 AM

The writing has been on the wall for a long time now.

 

I delete comments and topics, but I don't have the power to ban people. I also don't think  that's a solution to the problem, we should have better means to stop spambots registering, captcha and what not.

 

The truth is, the day we lost the tabs was the beginning of the end. It's inevitable.  If we could get them back there's a chance for resuscitating this bloated corpse of a forum, but otherwise ti's toodle-pip.

 

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#8 sixgunsound

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:53 AM

And yet here we still are. 


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#9 crab man

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:31 PM

You'll be in my bookmarks forever.

I'll even check back in from time to time... wistful and forlorn.

#10 Nealio

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:48 AM

The truth is, the day we lost the tabs was the beginning of the end.

100% agree.

 

Although I think at this stage, even if we got them back now, I think it's too late.



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:53 AM

Anyway, like I said, I'm done deleting from the status update area. I've wasted countless daily hours there. It needs to be removed, and a block on new members from posting weblinks. The captcha thing is already in place, but these bots have software for bypassing it, so while the captcha will act as a deterrent at best, it's pretty much useless.

 

Ironically, a few of the bots have made posts here advertising captcha bypass software :lol: like seriously, that's when you know you're fucked.



#12 sixgunsound

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 07:49 AM

As long as we keep discussion clean, I suppose. 


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#13 dadfad

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 10:35 AM

I guess all we can do is ignore the "status update" thing and just take care of the spam topics and posts themselves when they come up, which is a much easier thing to do. Whatever.....


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#14 sixgunsound

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:02 AM

As long as we do it with LOVE


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#15 Herr Rararr

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 06:04 AM

Ignore with love. Ignorance with love. It's kind of how my wife describes me.


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#16 sixgunsound

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 07:39 AM

Yeah always a good idea to ignore us. 


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:54 PM

i propose a solution. a GTU Slack channel. who's in?


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 12:45 AM

A what?



#19 sixgunsound

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:03 AM

Yeah, a what?


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#20 redharmony

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:47 PM

a lot of internal teams (people who make things together i guess) use this app for communications. i use it for work and its pretty solid. just check out slack.com i dont want to post a link here cause who knows what will happen

 

point is, the community doesnt have to be lost, it just needs to move to a different location. with Slack, its not a forum-deep type platform, more multi thread like. short of making a new website i think its a good idea


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