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Rick S.

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03-08-2018 01:47 AM

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I simply wanted to have a look at some of the New Profiles on the “Pulse Page” wanting to Post a “Welcome” to the New Members ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

There’s a TON OF SPAM ON THERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How Do You FLAG ONLY A Profile as SPAM????

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I believe we’ve been told a number of times to “Flag The Profile.” How? I don’t see a “Flag” on there anywhere!

The Profiles keep coming on the page as you go through them, but Generally there are about 34 New Profiles at any one time. 98% of them are SPAM!

Would it be safe to assume that there is NO SPAM BLOCKER In Use? That they just get left there as “New Members?”*

Actually. I don’t think it Interferes with anything we all do on here so why get all Bothered about it. Just don’t have a look at New Profiles. A Few of us used to do that a lot just to welcome New Members to Lumberjocks.

That AIN’T Gonna happen anymore!

Best Regards: Rick

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!


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caboxmaker

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#1 posted 03-08-2018 02:05 AM

Spammers are part of the 249,000. There could be more…

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#2 posted 03-08-2018 02:22 AM


Spammers are part of the 249,000. There could be more…

- caboxmaker

From what I just now SAW & DID in 45 Minutes, I wouldn’t doubt that! it’s now up to 249,383.

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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ArtMann

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#3 posted 03-08-2018 03:10 PM

This stuff is not the same thing as spam! You are assuming that there would be a way for the software to tell the difference between a legitimate new member and a phony one. That is not the kind of thing that cheap forum software can easily do. Facebook, Twitter and other well funded gigantic social networks can even do it reliably. How would LJ go about it?

Most of the legitimate new members I see start with an initial question or a personal introduction of themselves. That is good enough for me.

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#4 posted 03-08-2018 08:25 PM

Yep, trapping spam forum profiles is waaaay harder than catching spam emails. Perhaps wait until a newbie posts something before you roll out the welcome wagon?

-- Jon -- Just a Minnesota kid hanging out in Kansas

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Andre

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#5 posted 03-08-2018 08:57 PM

Yup, no workshop, projects or friends but lots of forum topic’s! Sure sign of a spammer!!! LOL!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 03-08-2018 10:04 PM

This is now Off “Watch”.

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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#7 posted 03-08-2018 10:36 PM

Wow! I didn’t know that membership required people to brag on themselves through posting images of projects or workshops. Forgive me if I am skeptical but I will have to take another look at the terms of service before I believe that. The only time I have felt it worthwhile to post pictures of my shop or my work is when I am trying to help someone else understand something. Why do you post project pictures?

I am not sure what the “Friends” thing is all about. I exchange private messages and emails with several members from time to time. I don’t see any reason to single out certain people as being special. That seems kind of clickish to me.


Yup, no workshop, projects or friends but lots of forum topic s! Sure sign of a spammer!!! LOL!

- Andre


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#8 posted 03-09-2018 12:22 AM



Wow! I didn t know that membership required people to brag on themselves through posting images of projects or workshops. Forgive me if I am skeptical but I will have to take another look at the terms of service before I believe that. The only time I have felt it worthwhile to post pictures of my shop or my work is when I am trying to help someone else understand something. Why do you post project pictures?

I am not sure what the “Friends” thing is all about. I exchange private messages and emails with several members from time to time. I don t see any reason to single out certain people as being special. That seems kind of clickish to me.

Yup, no workshop, projects or friends but lots of forum topic s! Sure sign of a spammer!!! LOL!

- Andre

- ArtMann

Do whatever pleases You but I think your missing a Big Part of How & Why this Site Exists.

“Brag when Posting Projects” Nope! If no one Posted Projects where would this site be?

“Terms Of Service” Won’t say anything about the Items You’ve brought up.

” Why do you post project pictures?” Because that’s what the Site is about & others can Critique them or use them for themselves.

“I am not sure what the “Friends” thing is all about.” That’s for sure! It does NOT “single out certain people a being special.” Nothing “Clickish” about it. I do it because I like to follow certain peoples Projects and Their Postings.

With NO Projects, Workshop or Friends as Possibly 80% to 90% of the ACTIVE Members do, You might not be Understanding the Purpose of, or how this Site Functions.

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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#9 posted 03-09-2018 12:54 AM

Like it or not, you often get judged based on your contributions. Having no projects and no blog entries to share what you know may not make you a spammer, but I and many others on here will give your input less credence.

Someone was recently posting about what woods were best and worst to work with. Much of what they thought was good or bad about certain woods made no sense and certainly didn’t align with my experiences with those very woods. They also have zero projects, so why would I assume they aren’t just talking out their butt?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#10 posted 03-09-2018 02:57 AM



Like it or not, you often get judged based on your contributions. Having no projects and no blog entries to share what you know may not make you a spammer, but I and many others on here will give your input less credence.

Someone was recently posting about what woods were best and worst to work with. Much of what they thought was good or bad about certain woods made no sense and certainly didn t align with my experiences with those very woods. They also have zero projects, so why would I assume they aren t just talking out their butt?

- Rich

Very True Rich!

Rick

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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Andre

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#11 posted 03-10-2018 09:15 PM



Wow! I didn t know that membership required people to brag on themselves through posting images of projects or workshops. Forgive me if I am skeptical but I will have to take another look at the terms of service before I believe that. The only time I have felt it worthwhile to post pictures of my shop or my work is when I am trying to help someone else understand something. Why do you post project pictures?

I am not sure what the “Friends” thing is all about. I exchange private messages and emails with several members from time to time. I don t see any reason to single out certain people as being special. That seems kind of clickish to me.

Yup, no workshop, projects or friends but lots of forum topic s! Sure sign of a spammer!!! LOL!

- Andre

- ArtMann

Yup another spammer for sure! By the way LOL, means “Laughing out loud” Just because you do not understand the joke does not mean you need to become one? Most of the members on my Buddies list understand my sarcastic sense of humor, some may not find it entertaining, some do, their prerogative!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Rick S.

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#12 posted 03-19-2018 12:34 AM



Yep, trapping spam forum profiles is waaaay harder than catching spam emails. Perhaps wait until a newbie posts something before you roll out the welcome wagon?

- Jon Hobbs

I’m a Moderator on a Caddy CTS SPORT Site. The fact that ALL of the Spam on Here has an E-Mail Address and/or Multiple E-Mail Addresses included with it would have killed the Profile right away on the CTS site!

It’ not hard to set the Site up to do exactly that! Also on the CTS Site everyone must send a Confirmation back via the e-mail address they are going to use on the CTS Site before they are allowed to join.

That also does NOT happen on here. I’ll let YOU figure out why. SO! Everyone on here that says it can’t be done is WRONG!

”Perhaps wait until a newbie posts something before you roll out the welcome wagon?” There are Thousands of Members on here that have never Posted anything.

I checked that by working from the “Jocks” “Most Active” Last Page, Forward. I got tired of “0” Posts and quit doing it at about 5,000 “0” Entries at 35 Per Page and hundreds of pages.

Yea! I know “What a Waste of time!” I guess. But. I learned something else…................

As far as not welcoming anyone until they have Posted something …...... Good Luck! How do you monitor that?

So. With your Kind Permission, I’ll continue Posting the way I’m now doing it now. How many Other Members are doing “Welcomes”? Approximately?

BYE!!!!

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#13 posted 03-19-2018 01:45 AM

Reminds me of a comment a preacher once made to my Father. Said we have 1,000 members, 500 of whom show up for services.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#14 posted 03-19-2018 02:54 AM

Not only are you not worthy to use this site if you don’t have project pic and blogs in your gallery, You also have to keep current.
At least that’s want I was told my one of our members. I was told I was not very creditable because I havn’t post a project picture since 2012.

If I was more articulate I’d write 3 pages why I couldn’t care less what people think.

I thought we already had a thread like this that got closed. Are we going for # 2?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#15 posted 03-19-2018 03:09 AM

No welcomes from me. Personally not my thing. I don’t think many today are really looking for welcomes, get on a “buddy list”, “friend”, or equivalent.

For some sites are very much a social outlet. They see other members as friends. Nothing wrong with feeling this way, it just a foreign concept for some.

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