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Forum topic by lew posted 06-17-2009 01:41 AM 1197 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-17-2009 01:41 AM

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What do you folks think of have a verification process for posting, at least until this SOB spammer decides to go away.

Maybe Martin could add on of those windows where you type a randomly displayed set of characters before any postings are accepted.

I know it is a PIA but maybe this guy will get the message and leave us in peace.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 06-17-2009 01:45 AM

I agree. This a—hole is really a PIA.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 06-17-2009 01:46 AM

Are you getting much spam? I think I’ve gotten 2 since I joined, both fairly recently, but I’m wondering if others are getting inundated with junk.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#3 posted 06-17-2009 01:48 AM

I’m not getting any by e-mail…............. my provider does a great job of deleting them before they get to me.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 06-17-2009 01:51 AM

64 spam blog posts in the last two hours?? anything to get rid of this guy

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#5 posted 06-17-2009 01:55 AM

must be some kind of ” club ” thing the kids do to be accepted ,
unfortunatly there may be some of that piggy back stuff in there to .


martin will solve this problem .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 06-17-2009 01:59 AM

Gary, I meant this fool who is posting all this crap on the LJ site. I don’t get any thru my email.

I agree David, don’t open it! Unfortunately, I doubt if that will stop him. Maybe he will get tired of the game on his own and go away.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 06-17-2009 01:59 AM

yeah because all our posts get buried before anyone can read them. I say we all repost just to push him off the homepage

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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#8 posted 06-17-2009 02:05 AM

It is a royal PITA when that idiot posts so many junk posts in the blog area. I would hate to see things need to be approved but maybe there is a way to have a “trial period” for new members before they are able to post a blog without approval. I can’t believe the problem is caused by any long term LJ. Any way to revoke the membership of the fool?

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#9 posted 06-17-2009 02:23 AM

Maybe we could have a safe sender list. After you’ve been a nice kind person then some of the slowdown requirements would disappear.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 06-17-2009 02:43 AM

I agree with all of you =I think Martin should limit how many posts we post (perday) in any of the categorys = projects, blogs Etc. , I find it kind of thoughtless of others to post so many posts that it pushs others off the home page-s .
I think 2 or 3 (In each category) in a 24hour period would be great , I personaly like to spread them out anyway as courtesy to others!!

I don’t know how hard it would be for Martin to do this but if this Jerk keeps blogging us with His/her spam we could blow right past it and it wouldn’t push other Ljs out of the way.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Gary Fixler

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#11 posted 06-17-2009 02:53 AM

Much as I hate spam, I’m hoping it’s just an isolated incident, and not a sign of things to come that will require dramatic changes to site policy, like post limits, or white and black lists. Hopefully Martin will be up soon (isn’t it night over there right now?) and he can just ban that account, and the person won’t be interested in signing up again. Banned a few times and they’ll probably give up. At least, I hope so. The posts should be deleted, too.

My other thought is to create a league of Super LJs, headed by Karson along with a few others who can meet in emergency meetings at any hour of the day or night, and when all (3?) of their keys are inserted and turned at the same time, they’ll be granted the momentary power to purge one user, and all their posts and comments from the site. This is of course only to be used in our darkest hour. That hour may be upon us.

If we do get a post-per-day limit – as per Rj – I hope it’s no less than 3, and at least 5. I can’t always find time to post with work and projecst, but when I can, I’ll do a little spree of posts on things I’ve been saving up. If I don’t strike while the iron’s hot, I fall far behind. I want to be encouraged to do more so I can post more, and vice versa, not limited so I’ll say “Well, I can’t post anymore today anyway… maybe I’ll wait until tomorrow to finish this thing.” :)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#12 posted 06-17-2009 03:40 AM

Gary or anyone else ! All I’m saying is everybody who posts something wants it to be seen ! and out of courtesy to other LJS it would be nice not to be pushed out of the way by someone who wants to post 4-5 or more posts .
(because They don’t have time )...{:o)
I have PM others and they fully understood ! Its out of courtesy to others not just ourselves…
Gary think of it this way, say you just posted a couple of projects that you worked hard on and the next thing you know is you were bumped off the main page-s by couple or one (fellow) Ljs who just posted 5-or more each!
I have spoke with quite a few LJS and they feel the same way as I do .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#13 posted 06-17-2009 03:52 AM

I think Martin may want to look into moderating new members posts. As in reviewing them before they are posted. Yahoo groups does that.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 06-17-2009 03:53 AM

Just ignore it!!

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#15 posted 06-17-2009 04:04 AM

How about an “Alert” or “Ignore” button that will 1) automatically alert Martin to consider deleting posting and member from L J’s; 2) The “Ignore” button will filter out this user from your viewing. I don’t know if a program for the “Ignore” button is available, but I think I’ve seen it before on another forum.

Personally a “DELETE INTRUDER” button with a trap door that goes to Nowherland is fine with me.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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