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Old 17 Mar 2013, 04:00 PM   #1
janusz
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proactive moderators needed

Some spam postings remain visible about 12 hours after submission. This forum evidently needs more moderators, spread across various time zones, who would do at least the basic (and admittedly unglamorous) job of removing obvious spam.
Yes, I do volunteer
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Old 17 Mar 2013, 05:01 PM   #2
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I count 8 spam messages at this time. . Yes, count me in as a volunteer.
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Old 17 Mar 2013, 05:04 PM   #3
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There is a staff member on now...perhaps he will get things cleaned up!

I havent ever seen this much spam @ one time on this site!
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Old 17 Mar 2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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There is a staff member on now...perhaps he will get things cleaned up!
Next time you're in town, JeffK, I'll buy you a beer!
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Old 17 Mar 2013, 06:00 PM   #5
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Offer accepted. I will be in Manchester to see the Aussies hammer the Poms in the 3rd Ashes Test Match. Haha!
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Old 17 Mar 2013, 06:09 PM   #6
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<GULP>

I'd better start saving up now!

BTW, you've missed the spam post in Gmail?
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 01:26 AM   #7
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I guess the moderation is a bit off these days because I am in South Africa on a vacation, with a limited access to the Internet. Normally I am at 7:00am at my desk in New York. So I am the first to quickly respond. Sorry, need vacations from time to time...

Things should improved no later than early April.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 01:55 AM   #8
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Yes, obviously you should have some moderators.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 03:33 AM   #9
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Unfortunetly every site needs them just for this!!


Welcome to EMD
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Old 21 Mar 2013, 02:13 AM   #10
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Time to consider new forum members by invitation only, methinks?
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Old 21 Mar 2013, 03:39 AM   #11
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Right now the forum is overrun with spam posts, where are the mods? Counted over 25 posts at least.
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Old 21 Mar 2013, 03:43 AM   #12
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Time to consider new forum members by invitation only, methinks?
Agreed: though I doubt that will ever happen.
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Old 21 Mar 2013, 03:57 AM   #13
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I am now in Swaziland, Africa and normally I would not deal with moderating, but I noticed the influx of spam and banned the offenders (and removed their postings).
Sorry for the mess...
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Old 21 Mar 2013, 02:27 PM   #14
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I log in here every day. While I do see and occasional spam. I certainly don't see a 'huge' problem with it. Perhaps it is a timezone thing and they are all cleaned up before I log in.

I think the moderators are doing an excellent job.

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Old 22 Mar 2013, 11:30 PM   #15
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Some spam postings remain visible about 12 hours after submission. This forum evidently needs more moderators, spread across various time zones, who would do at least the basic (and admittedly unglamorous) job of removing obvious spam.
Yes, I do volunteer
It's a lot easier to send the first few posts from new members to moderation so you can approve the good ones at your convenience.

That also allows you to delete as spam any spammer posts before google/visitors see them.
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