ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

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tnman
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by tnman » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:52 am

I haven't posted recently but I enjoy lurking around searching for info and listening to others. Please no prune.

ReadingAve
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by ReadingAve » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:47 pm

No disconnect please!!!

railroadcarmover
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by railroadcarmover » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:17 am

I do not want to be pruned. I carry my own hedge clippers if needed.

David Benton
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by David Benton » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:22 am

i'm not sure what part of "zero posts" is so hard to understand ,really .
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The only train trips I regret are the ones I didn't take.

johnweit
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by johnweit » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:03 pm

...post #1

Jeff Smith
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by Jeff Smith » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:54 pm

David, I think it's just checking in. But to reiterate, only users with zero posts will be pruned. As soon as some time frees up, I will start the process.
Next stop, Willoughby
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Lawrence Crossing
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by Lawrence Crossing » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:35 pm

I maintain several phpBB sites and have unfortunately had to learn to recognize spammer log-ins and see many, many in this member list. Is registration approved by the admin? If so, they can be nipped in the bud. That said, I don't know how many this board gets every day. An unpleasant job any way you cut it!

David Benton
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by David Benton » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:48 pm

yes , sorry , i guess its natural . here i am checking a tpic that has nothing to do with me !
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The only train trips I regret are the ones I didn't take.

gprimr1
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by gprimr1 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:01 pm

Lawrence Crossing wrote:I maintain several phpBB sites and have unfortunately had to learn to recognize spammer log-ins and see many, many in this member list. Is registration approved by the admin? If so, they can be nipped in the bud. That said, I don't know how many this board gets every day. An unpleasant job any way you cut it!
Registration is open, but users first few posts require moderator approval.

I would say though to those who have posted here to get 1 post, feel free to contribute. We would love to hear from you.
-Greg Primrose
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"I'm leaving on a jet train, don't know when I'll be back again. Bags are packed and there ready to go."
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Jeff Smith
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:18 am

I've thought about going to registration approval; I have to look in to it.
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Lawrence Crossing
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by Lawrence Crossing » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:18 am

Jeff, I would guess that the viability of admin-approved registrations would depend on how many registration attempts come in each day. This is a huge board, so it wouldn't be surprising if the amount was unmanageable. I've advised potential registrants to avoid log-in names that resemble typical spammer ones and given examples. That helps to prevent accidental nuking of legitimate applicants, but I have no experience with a board of this scale. One way or another, you all have done a fine job!

Lawrence Crossing
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by Lawrence Crossing » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:22 am

Looking at today's birthday list at the bottom of the index page, I would say that every one of those is a spammer.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT! Users with Zero Posts to be Pruned

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:51 am

Lawrence, thanks for the tips! Yeah, I already check the birthday listings. Registrations number 200-300 a day. However, most of those must be "bots". I check the inactive list once a day, can tell most are spam, and blast them. I don't think I've ever gotten a complaint. The genuine registrations usually click the verification link right away.

I kind of play the rest of the spam fight close to the vest, but I've gotten used to styles and can week them out. The moderation of new users helps. It's the users who register, verify, and never post with the back-link signatures I'm going after, plus those that my moderators disapprove right away (they post, but never get on the board).

To all: I'm going to postpone this until October, when things are slower for me. I plan on making a few tweaks then. But until then, I appreciate all those who posted to get their "1", those that checked in, and the tips and advice. Thanks!

Jeff
Next stop, Willoughby
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