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  • #57634

    Geeky Swedes
    Keymaster

    Working on the link issue. Says it’s enabled but I have so many anti-spam things running, I bet they’re getting stopped somewhere along the way.

    BTW since the new forum was launched, 1730 spammers have attempted to register.

    #57636

    VeganBiker
    Participant

    WOW 1730!!!! That is amazing. WHO are these people?????????????? Don’t they have something else to do? Kids? Bored males???? amazing.

    #57638

    Geeky Swedes
    Keymaster

    @veganbiker They’re mostly bots.

    Trying a link with my special “keymaster” clearance (only works for me right now).

    Testing a YouTube embed:

    And just a text link:
    http://www.myballard.com

    #57644

    VeganBiker
    Participant

    GS – that works…. Should I try my link to the CBC page?

    #57646

    Cory Bergman
    Participant
    #57647

    Geeky Swedes
    Keymaster

    Boom. Link issue fixed. “http:” was blacklisted word in spam catcher. Also turned embeds on.

    Will see how it goes and will pull it back if it gets out of control.

    #57651

    VeganBiker
    Participant

    Looks good, thanks and THANKS for all the work that you are doing!

    #57664

    GAM
    Participant

    Vegan: I believe most of the spammers these days are bots. So, nope, they don’t have anything better to do. Ain’t tech grand?

    #57666

    Ernie
    Participant

    Ballard City Hall 1915

    Edit: image embed not working.

    #57687

    jj
    Participant

    Any chance that a mobile-friendly site theme is in the works? The content seems like it would be an (relatively) easy conversion with good theme.

    #57691

    Rudy
    Participant

    Geeky Swedes, it looks like some spam-bots are creating groups. Any way to clean those out of there?

    #57699

    Mondoman
    Participant

    Yep, the list of groups is now mostly spam groups.

    #57700

    Geeky Swedes
    Keymaster

    Grrrr. I just deleted them (again) and I turned off the ability for anyone to create a new group. It seems it’s a loophole through the spam filter.

    If you’d like to create a group, please email us at tips@myballard.com or post in that latest topic I just published in the forum, and we’ll get you set up.

    #57719

    SmartsyArtsy
    Participant

    A nice to have: Nice if the main link pointed to Forums and not Open Forum

    #57796

    GoldenGardens206
    Participant

    Thank You! Thank You! I have been dying to join the community for sometime. Now I no longer have to sit on the sidelines reading all of the fun. All of your hard work is greatly appreciated.

    #57902

    Shelley
    Moderator

    Testing. I tried to reply yesterday to a posting in the Reader recommendations group. But it disappeared after I logged out. Maybe this one will hang around?

    #57903

    Shelley
    Moderator

    OK still here after hitting submit.

    #57906

    Shelley
    Moderator

    Can’t reply to other posts. Just tried to reply to one in the open forum @ 13:31. Am told something like this:

    ERROR: Your reply cannot be created at this time.

    #57908

    Geeky Swedes
    Keymaster

    @Shelley I just whitelisted your IP. Maybe that will help.

    #57952

    saffythepook
    Participant

    Minor gripe: The avatar function doesn’t work with animated gifs. Is there a setting that’ll fix that? My penguins should be moving…

    #57970

    PlantLover
    Participant

    This is serious! Saffy’s avatar has already been voted one of the best of all time. Forget the bots and get those penguins rocking again! (Just kidding about the bots, but if you could figure out a way to make that penguin slap his pal again, that would be great). And thank you for all you do for the community!

    #58447

    Anonymous
    #58454

    SmartsyArtsy
    Participant

    I notice that Shelley is a moderator. How did that happen? What functions go along with that?

    #58455

    Geeky Swedes
    Keymaster

    @smartsyartsy Shelley was having bizarre blocking issues; the system thought it was a spammer, so we’re experimenting with boosting privileges temporarily to get around it.

    That said, we may offer moderation privileges down the road to forum users who can help us keep the spammers at bay.

    #58456

    Geeky Swedes
    Keymaster

    @smartsyartsy Shelley was having bizarre blocking issues; the system thought it was a spammer, so we’re experimenting with boosting privileges temporarily to get around it.

    That said, we may offer moderation privileges down the road to forum users who can help us keep the spammers at bay.

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