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Re: Forum Changes

Postby joshuacourter » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:10 am

Very clean and feels updated, IMO. As you stated it may change, but whatever happens I am sure it will be great as a whole. Oh I do like how the "Post A Reply" page is a light shade of grey and white. Breaks up the "too bright" feel and is easier on the eyes. Not sure if that was intended, but just wanted to mention that. Thought it may be helpful. :)

Keep up the good work! Looking forward to the results =D>



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Re: Forum Changes

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:17 am

Bright Light! Bright Light! :lol:
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Re: Forum Changes

Postby paula53 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:44 pm

I like it, very easy to navigate. Great work!
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Re: Forum Changes

Postby Steve_C » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:21 pm

Eric, I doubt the increased spammer signups are related to the software upgrade. WhitneyZone was getting a slew of spam signups, often 4 a day. They were easy to spot as the name always included a sequential string of letters from the alphabet. They started up sometime last year, and have just recently stopped (knock on wood). They almost never posted as soon as they signed up, but if left a few days, would then return and post some advertising spam. With the usual pattern of characters, I thought it was a robot signing up, but other admins felt it was some person making pennies for his efforts.

UBB Threads has incorporated a Stop Forum Spam link, http://www.stopforumspam.com/, and I always reported the spammers via a quick mouse click. (Maybe that has convinced the spammers to stop.)

It looks like phpBB also has some tools to use them, too. Good luck!
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Re: Forum Changes

Postby ERIC » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:29 pm

Thanks, Steve. Actually, I wasn't blaming the software update so much as my use of an old template in combination with the new software upgrade which is basically a no-no anyway. Literally the minute I changed to the new template and initiated the new CAPTCHA the problem went away.

The problem with the spammers is 90% or more of those registrations are coming from automated bots, not manually from real people. It's a cat and mouse game that will not end anytime soon. Luckily, we have an Admin/Mod team of highly trained and dedicated spam snipers. We even have markskor embedded in their timezone. :snipe:
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Re: Forum Changes

Postby larree0 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:29 am

You-all do a spectacular job , one of the best forums in town!
Thanks for all your time.
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Re: Forum Changes

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:17 pm

I for one hope we lose the whiteout soon: it's hard on the eyes. Especially in a darkened room. :whistle:
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Re: Forum Changes

Postby ERIC » Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:08 pm

DoyleWDonehoo wrote:I for one hope we lose the whiteout soon: it's hard on the eyes. Especially in a darkened room. :whistle:


You Gamers and your dardk rooms... :p
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Re: Forum Changes

Postby DriveFly44 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:02 pm

My favorite forum.....look forward to a softer tone as I agree with some of the others. A bit hard on the eyes.
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Re: Forum Changes

Postby ERIC » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:55 pm

Will be darkened.
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