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  • This place is comotose, except for the weekend spammers.

    If the spammers knew how dead this forum has become, perhaps they wouldn't try so hard to spam us every weekend

    Actually this is a shout of "Thanks" to the mods who work so hard to remove them.

    Notes
    Bob "Notes" Norton
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  • #2
    Thanks Notes.

    I've been trying to get up at ~0400 - 0500 to kill them off; I figure that way, the folks on the east coast won't see a bunch of it after ~0700 - 0800 their time. People on EDT who get up and look at the forums earlier than that will see 40 or 60 spam posts that have come in on a typical night.

    This morning I waited until around 0730 to start in on the spam, and we had ~80 spam posts that had come in.

    Sorry you had to see that.

    But it's just something that goes along with having forums. No matter what methods the IT pros come up with to try to stop it, spammers always seem to find a way around them, leaving spam deletion to the site's moderators... and making it an ongoing, 24/7/365 task.
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    • #3
      If you employed someone from the UK or Europe as a mod, then you Americans would be blissfully unaware of any 'night-time' spam as the Brit/Euro-mod would have deleted it before you'd awakened from your beauty sleep

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post
        <...>
        Sorry you had to see that.
        <...>
        No need to apologize Phil. I appreciate the hard work you do getting rid of them. They are easy to ignore, it just struck me odd that there were so many more spams than posts -- but then sometimes my e-mail in-box has the same problem.

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        Bob "Notes" Norton
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        Style and Fake disks for Band-in-a-Box
        The Sophisticats http://www.s-cats.com >^. .^< >^. .^<

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        • #5
          I check this site 2-3 times a week..If I can add something of interest or comment on someone else’s post, I will

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ikthus View Post
            If you employed someone from the UK or Europe as a mod, then you Americans would be blissfully unaware of any 'night-time' spam as the Brit/Euro-mod would have deleted it before you'd awakened from your beauty sleep
            So, this is your first post? .seems like you might be one of the Spammers

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Luke17 View Post

              So, this is your first post? .seems like you might be one of the Spammers
              Looks like that member has been with us since October of 2018, and that was their 30th post, not their first... and he/she does make a good point - if we had moderators around the globe, the "gotta go to sleep at some point" thing would largely become a non-issue...

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              "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
              - George Carlin

              "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
              - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

              "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
              - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post

                Looks like that member has been with us since October of 2018, and that was their 30th post, not their first... and he/she does make a good point - if we had moderators around the globe, the "gotta go to sleep at some point" thing would largely become a non-issue...
                Ooops, now don’t I feel like the azzhole..thanks Phil and Mea Culpa, Ikthus.

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                • #9
                  Oh, and Phil..thank you for your early hour vigilance of protecting the Post(s) from Spammers...
                  Bravo Zulu.
                  It’s in your blood as a Marine, this is what you do.

                  Semper Fi 👍

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                  • #10
                    No shizz. I suggested that we take it to Facebook where everyone else has been for years several years ago but was met with indignation.

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                    • #11
                      I don't do facebook.

                      Facebook is exclusive, where the forum on the web is inclusive.

                      Plus Facebook is run by a bunch of criminals who sent out fraudulent news (let's not minimize fraud by calling it fake news) to people -- depending on their like/dislike and clicking history to intentionally rig a US presidential election. I don't care if they rigged it for the candidate I voted for or the other candidate, it's un-American, it's fraud, and it borders on treason. It is a blatant attack on our Democracy.

                      These are not my personal values, and therefore I cannot support them.

                      When things move to FB, they lose me. I can not and will not let the treasonous fraudsters make one penny by selling my personal information. IMO that would be aiding and abetting criminal behavior.

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                      Bob "Notes" Norton
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                      Style and Fake disks for Band-in-a-Box
                      The Sophisticats http://www.s-cats.com >^. .^< >^. .^<

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                      • #12
                        ^^^^^ THIS!
                        The Mandolin Picker

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Notes_Norton View Post
                          I don't do facebook.

                          Facebook is exclusive, where the forum on the web is inclusive.

                          Plus Facebook is run by a bunch of criminals who sent out fraudulent news (let's not minimize fraud by calling it fake news) to people -- depending on their like/dislike and clicking history to intentionally rig a US presidential election. I don't care if they rigged it for the candidate I voted for or the other candidate, it's un-American, it's fraud, and it borders on treason. It is a blatant attack on our Democracy.

                          These are not my personal values, and therefore I cannot support them.

                          When things move to FB, they lose me. I can not and will not let the treasonous fraudsters make one penny by selling my personal information. IMO that would be aiding and abetting criminal behavior.

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                          Lolol!!! Cool so all the old loots will stay here and 99% of everyone else and ANYONE young or new will be gone...ok buddy

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sventvkg View Post

                            Lolol!!! Cool so all the old loots will stay here and 99% of everyone else and ANYONE young or new will be gone...ok buddy
                            Instead of blowing it off, you might want to do a little research.

                            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook

                            http://fortune.com/2018/12/20/facebo...ems-ftc-fines/

                            https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-...ponses-n859651

                            https://www.digitaltrends.com/social...ebook-germany/

                            https://www.barrons.com/articles/3-b...017-1483113265

                            https://www.wired.com/story/a-new-pr...legal-trouble/

                            https://money.cnn.com/2018/03/19/tec...sis/index.html

                            https://mashable.com/2017/12/20/euro...gulation-data/

                            https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasb.../#7bbc7d0c35f9

                            http://time.com/5205314/facebook-cam...lytica-breach/

                            https://www.reuters.com/article/us-f...-idUSKBN1GW01F

                            https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.042fbc74e22d

                            The Mandolin Picker

                            "Bless your hearts... and all your vital organs" - John Duffy

                            "Got time to breath, got time for music!"- Briscoe Darling, Jr.

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                            • #15
                              Do what you want sventvkg, I won't criticize or judge you.

                              But facebook's values are very contrary to my own personal values, and therefore I cannot in clear conscience allow myself to contribute to their profits.

                              I'm a political moderate, and have voted both sides of the aisle along with some 'third party' candidates. But as a patriot, I just cannot justify facebook using their members click habits to feed them fraudulent information disguised as news to throw a US election. IMO our very democracy is at stake with that, and our very democracy is very damaged already.

                              I have family member on FB, musician friends on FB, non-musician friends on FB and so on. That is their business, not mine, and I know I'm missing some contact with them, but that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make for our country.

                              There are other companies that won't get my dollars either, but I won't go into that here, as they are not a subject of this thread. I shop with my conscience. It's possible a few of my decisions may be wrong due to me being ill-informed, but they are all made with the best intentions.

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                              Bob "Notes" Norton
                              Owner, Norton Music http://www.nortonmusic.com
                              Style and Fake disks for Band-in-a-Box
                              The Sophisticats http://www.s-cats.com >^. .^< >^. .^<

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