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    Michael i think you are the only one managing the forums and i know that a lot of your time goes to your other projects as well.

    Sadly the forums get spamed and its annoying. May i suggest you to appoint some moderators in order to delete spam threads. The users are well mannered in general so the mods will only have to deal with spam.

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    No seriously, I second 89c51 words.
    We need a trustworthy person to check the forums at least daily and move them to hidden spam folder. Or a thread to collectively report them. I strongly thing this is done by human spammers.

    Meanwhile
    http://phoronix.com/forums/member.php?39983-Petrekeuis (all posts - spam)
    http://phoronix.com/forums/member.php?31039-ToodowabTor (all posts - spam)

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    • #3
      Not all spam is done by humans but by bots as well. If there are members on here who are familiar with vBulletin perhaps they should chime in and give Michael some solid advice and assistance. I agree we need some solid moderators on the forum to keep the spammers at bay as well as dealing with the occasional flamefest that pops up. By and large there's few problems with trolling by users or in users misbehaving so there's no real issue in that area but spam.

      Suggest picking one person from each common timezone so there's always a moderator on duty. This arrangement should help Michael a lot

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      • #4
        So who's interested in being a mod?
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Michael View Post
          So who's interested in being a mod?
          For create the List who never be an mod?

          I think the problem is who is in your eyes trustworthy enough for this job.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nille View Post
            I think the problem is who is in your eyes trustworthy enough for this job.
            Pretty much if the person has a few hundred posts and/or has ever drank a beer with me.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Michael View Post
              Pretty much if the person has a few hundred posts and/or has ever drank a beer with me.
              Not my fault you keep snubbing a trip to Saskatoon.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                Not my fault you keep snubbing a trip to Saskatoon.
                You're welcome to be a mod if you wish. I even PMed you about it a few weeks (or months) ago but I think your PM inbox might be full?
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Deanjo is a great choice as he's been around the forum and is quite respected and trusthworthy.

                  Hopefully now this forum will become a lot cleaner and more wholesome now that we have a mod.

                  Congrats on your modship, deanjo!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
                    Deanjo is a great choice as he's been around the forum and is quite respected and trusthworthy.

                    Hopefully now this forum will become a lot cleaner and more wholesome now that we have a mod.

                    Congrats on your modship, deanjo!
                    Thanks. I'll do my best.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Michael View Post
                      You're welcome to be a mod if you wish. I even PMed you about it a few weeks (or months) ago but I think your PM inbox might be full?
                      great now can we have that F[self moderated edit] Edit time increased to a permanent owner edit/delete time or at least a good half hour time limit, dont keep ignoring these edit time requests by many people here, hoping they will go away , they wont.

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                      • #12
                        see i wanted to be clever and edit this into the post above but i cant so here

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                        "Your bad attitude was starting to affect the others. That's much better."
                        Copyright Randy Glasbergen

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                        • #13
                          I volunteer to send all spam posts links to deanjo (if he creates some thread for it, or cleans his PM *sic*) directly when I find some. Please increase the edit limit to at least 3 minutes.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
                            I volunteer to send all spam posts links to deanjo (if he creates some thread for it, or cleans his PM *sic*) directly when I find some. Please increase the edit limit to at least 3 minutes.
                            If Micheal increases my inbox size, I wouldn't have a problem with a PM. Keep in mind it still wouldn't be a instant delete of thread so allow some reasonable amount of time for me to spot them on my own first.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                              If Micheal increases my inbox size, I wouldn't have a problem with a PM. Keep in mind it still wouldn't be a instant delete of thread so allow some reasonable amount of time for me to spot them on my own first.
                              If people hit the report button on a spam post, the reports generally are either sent as emails or special alerts so you'd be alerted to the situation at least. We know you might not always be online though...but we trust you to make the right decision. If we ever needed another moderator to help you out I'm sure Michael can pick someone. I myself had been a supermod on a small forum so I know what it is like to deal with spammers and other troublesome users.

                              This board generally is well behaved so the spam is the only big issue right now

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