Tagged: website folly
September 17, 2015 at 10:25 am #5954
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.
September 17, 2015 at 11:52 am #5955
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?
September 17, 2015 at 4:09 pm #5987
That’s great. I’d like a better way too but afraid we aren’t quite there yet.
September 19, 2015 at 6:03 pm #5997
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…
September 20, 2015 at 7:19 am #5998
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..
January 4, 2016 at 10:07 pm #6083
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.
January 5, 2016 at 1:29 pm #6086
Agreed. We’re almost there. By the end of January for sure.
February 18, 2016 at 9:35 am #6190
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.
February 18, 2016 at 10:19 am #6191
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.
February 18, 2016 at 1:24 pm #6192
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.
April 10, 2016 at 9:12 pm #278765
April 13, 2016 at 11:43 am #280204
Looks like I am back in!
July 21, 2016 at 12:23 am #285144
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