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  • #5954

    farbewerk
    Keymaster

    Hey all. If you see any new signups that you can confirm FOR SURE are legitimate folks, can you hit me up and say so. Also, if you see any spammy behavior going on, let me know immediately. Long story short, we have a flood of new signups and I have a sinking suspicion that many are part of a hinky sign-up flood. Most of them are yahoo accounts so if you know someone with a legit yahoo account, let me know. I’m trying to keep it from getting out of hand here.

  • #5955

    3cervejas
    Participant

    I saw a spam link in the profile of a Cole Linney, but don’t see a report spam button- do we just PM you every time we want to report a post?

  • #5987

    farbewerk
    Keymaster

    That’s great. I’d like a better way too but afraid we aren’t quite there yet.

  • #5997

    Anonymous

    I thought the point of the migration, aka new forum, was that this was to be avoided? Oh well, I guess it was a nice try…

    • #5998

      farbewerk
      Keymaster

      You mean to avoid spam signups? No, to my knowledge, there is no system that is immune to being harassed by spammers.
      The reason we migrated was to provide a way for people to advertise there services, have a facebook-like interface for interaction, have a forum that isn’t held hostage by a hosting provider that wants us to spend ridiculous sums of money to upgrade an account to data storage that was adequate about 10 years ago, etc.
      And yes, I think it’s a pretty nice try. We lack the finished product for the services and I have to migrate a half a gigabyte of forum data accumulated over 15 years but I think we’re giving it the old college try. Stay tuned..

  • #6083

    Jay Patel
    Participant

    farbewerk,

    If we could change the domain from http://www.gringoes.com to gringoes.com or something close to it, it would be a great help to attract legit visitors to the new site.

    • #6086

      farbewerk
      Keymaster

      Agreed. We’re almost there. By the end of January for sure.

  • #6190

    agri2001
    Participant

    I suggest this folly of setting up a new website just to prevent spam is a total failure.

    I would rather that you all went back to the old site of gringoes.com, spam and all. If not you wasted a bunch of money just to destroy what was working, wrinkles and all.

  • #6191

    Bert Ernste
    Participant

    I do understand the difficulty, but the move to a new website has made the forum rather too quiet. Regaining lost ground wont be easy.

  • #6192

    farbewerk
    Keymaster

    Sorry folks. I know it’s aggravating. Will try and keep the folly to a minimum. It’s not even all the spam on the other site. I cost a boatload of money to maintain and they were going to ask for even more money to upgrade to something that works.

  • #278765

    Deleted User
    Moderator

    Test.

  • #280204

    Finrudd
    Participant

    Looks like I am back in!

  • #285144

    Mark-Lages
    Participant

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