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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard on Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:45 pm

bacon wrote::welcome:

Please do not feed the Nef Yoo.


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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:47 pm

You called?
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:50 pm

Nef Yoo BlackBeard wrote:
bacon wrote::welcome:

Please do not feed the Nef Yoo.


rrr

Rev. Rowan Redbeard wrote:You called?

Don't encourage him!

(But am I talking to the Rev. or am I talking to Nef Yoo?)
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby daftbeaker on Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:00 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Don't encourage him!

(But am I talking to the Rev. or am I talking to Nef Yoo?)

Why not both? :haha:
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby juicegiver on Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:06 am

There are 31,426 users on this forum. I am only seeing about 10. 31,426 is pretty misleading. 10 might not be accurate either but I bet the correct number of users is closer to 10 than 31,426.

What do you guys think? The data seems inaccurate.

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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:13 am

Thank you for your keen interest in board statistics.

The CoFSM is regularly attacked by the forces of Satan, or at least Legions of spammers. A few of us battle them as best we can with the available tools. Most can be exterminated before they are visible to the rest of the board. Some few make initial posts here but do not go on to post in other topics -- or even log-in again -- before being purged. Did you have helpful remarks to make on this topic?
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby juicegiver on Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:55 am

pieces o'nine wrote:Did you have helpful remarks to make on this topic?


Purge out inactive users that haven't posted in 2 years or longer. It is very hard to search for members. Were you actually craving helpful remarks?

I'm sure that I am not the first to make this recommendation. Do you plan on utilizing my helpful remarks, ignoring them, insulting them or entirely something different?

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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:18 am

juicegiver wrote:
pieces o'nine wrote:Did you have helpful remarks to make on this topic?


Purge out inactive users that haven't posted in 2 years or longer. It is very hard to search for members. Were you actually craving helpful remarks?

I'm sure that I am not the first to make this recommendation. Do you plan on utilizing my helpful remarks, ignoring them, insulting them or entirely something different?

juicegiver

Thank you for the novel suggestion, and I do apologize that we aren't clearing them quickly enough to suit you. I've personally eradicated 10,000 inactive members off the roles just from 2013, and that's not counting the 1-4 pages of new ones creating their spammy little accounts every day. That's also not counting the ones WOE exterminates every day. And that's also not counting the ones exterminated by all other past and present mods and admins... Some spammers are actually quite industrious and do not appear to have any real world responsibilities to interfere with their activity on various forums.

One does need to be a little careful in this extremely tiresome and irritating exercise, especially after a long day in the work world; it would be a great pity to accidentally ban the IP of a member who was planning to post eventually, but who just hadn't gotten around to it yet, wouldn't it?
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby juicegiver on Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:48 am

pieces o'nine wrote:creating their spammy little accounts every day. Some spammers are actually quite industrious and do not appear to have any real world responsibilities to interfere with their activity on various forums.


I didn't realize there were so many phoney accounts. Ignore me. I've never managed an interactive website. :blush:

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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:39 pm

Also, keep in mind that sometimes active members go into hibernation for extended periods to do RL things like attend university (Elvalia, for example), or potentially serve time in the military (LLR and his ilk), or serve time in the local penitentiary (Worley :haha: ).
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby bacon on Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:29 am

he failed to state that his search only included posts in this forum
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Cap'n Tedward on Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:11 pm

*sniff*
I smell pakispam....
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby bacon on Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:26 pm

Cap'n Tedward wrote:*sniff*
I smell pakispam....

:lol:
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:25 pm

Not many blatant spammers actually follow board instructions to post here!

But that one has been sent to spam-heaven, and will hopefully make room for "real" members. :nefyoobash:
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby juicegiver on Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:51 pm

pakispam?
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