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6 minutes ago, Glenn F said:

Looks like you'll have to do something in the registration process to block the spammers. It took me a few tries to get here, btw.

Unfortunately, it has been my experience across multiple platforms and many, many years of moderating websites that nothing remains effective for long against spammers. They come up with something new to impede them, then the spammers come up with a way to get around it. Measures / countermeasures - same as it’s always been. Still, we keep fighting the good fight, and spam deletion here is actually faster, easier and hopefully more effective in the long run than on the previous software.

You said it took you a few tries to get here. If you don’t mind me asking, what kinds of difficulties and challenges did you encounter? 

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Well, first my bookmarked link didn't work. I thought the site was down for maintenance or shuffled off its mortal coil. It took a couple of times checking again to find the 'Forums' under the 'Browse' menu. I would somehow make the path to the forums more obvious.

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I use my phone to access the forum and used to be able to press the invisible button to go to the first unread post. I can't find the new invisible button. 😄

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Found it! The time since last post (under the avatar for the poster) is a hyperlink that takes you to the most recent post. 

Nice work folks!

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Testing, testing (taps mic) Is this thing on?

Redirects don't work for me and there are a LOT of SPAM threads. Personally I HATE mobile sites. They fall short on functionality and too long on ads. I don't consider myself a dinosaur but for blogging and whatnot give me a full featured laptop over a tablet any day of the week. I hate having to scroll through banners with the risk of accidentally tapping on them.

PS: Gibson puts the bridges on their dreadnoughts backwards. I like how Martin does it better. 😉

 

(I just had to see if the ;) emoji worked. Why there are two of the same emoji is sort of like how my tween has ADHD: it's extra.)

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3 hours ago, catscurlyear said:

,is it possible to post you tube links like before or has that now gone .(if yers how do you do it)thanks ?

Just drag or paste the URL for the video into the text entry box, and it will automatically appear - no codes required. :) 

 

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3 hours ago, catscurlyear said:

,is it possible to post you tube links like before or has that now gone .(if yers how do you do it)thanks ?

Yes.

 

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11 hours ago, Phil O'Keefe said:

Just drag or paste the URL for the video into the text entry box, and it will automatically appear - no codes required. :) 

 

Thanks Phil. 💨

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24 minutes ago, catscurlyear said:

Thanks Phil. 💨

You’re welcome. :) Please let me know if you have any other questions or run into any issues. 

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