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Posted on Tue May 31, 2005 6:09 pm
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Just a brief FYI that I cleaned out some spam from the guestbook. Nepalese lampshades? Okayfine... Rolling Eyes


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Posted on Tue May 31, 2005 11:28 pm
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big suprise.

thanks. Smile


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Posted on Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:07 am
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They're bA-ack... Now they're gO-one. Again.

There are a bunch more posts in there that look worthless to my eye but not clearly against policy. Mostly id10t's posting gibrish. (Not the foregen language ones - clearly nonsence posts.) I'm torn on spending the time to broom them or just ignore them and hope they go away. Looking for other's opinions.


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Posted on Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:30 am
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meh. If it's gibberish, can it....


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Posted on Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:42 am
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OK. Next go-through I'll send 'em off to Davy Jones Locker. Arrg! (Getting into character for Halloween...Very Happy )


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Posted on Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:39 am
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Mical just reminded me of the massive spam overload in the guest book. I started another spamectomy a couple of weeks ago, but quit when it seemed like it was filling in faster than I could get rid of it. I meant to mention it but got side tracked. (If my boss would just stop dumping work on my desk, maybe I could get something done! I have this neat idea for a vest?) I have no idea how to shut off the flow to get rid of what has already accumulated. It?s so bad right now that I think we should ? at least temporarily ? lock the guest book for a while. At least until the current flood can be mopped up.

Ideas? Thoughts? Suggestions?


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Posted on Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:53 am
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or.. if this is having to be done regularly, maybe lock it for good?

it's another thing to maintain that ads little real content.

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kim


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Posted on Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:52 am
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I'm with Kim. *sigh* Pull the plug. Or, trim one last time, then close it off as a nostalgia piece.

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Posted on Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:17 am
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iORG101 told me about the ridiculous amount of spam that's around again. i just tried to take a crack at this.. it eventually told me it had logged my IP in case i was doing something maliscious, and then i couldn't delete anymore..i'll try again tomorrow..


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Posted on Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:07 pm
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Well, it has been suggested the the guest book be locked at least untill the curent flood gets moped up. Me thinks perhaps 'tis time.

Don't you just love how so small a number of people can ruin it for everyone? Evil or Very Mad


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Posted on Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:41 pm
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OMG, I never look at that thing but had a spare moment last night and thought I'd help out by deleting some stuff and I got the same error as Kim after my first attemp at deleting an entry. Bleh.

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Posted on Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:57 pm
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an easy fix would be to replace guest.htm with a simple message that said, "removed because of spam abuse"..

little effort..

and i wouldn't mind something like that being up until the new system went online.

kim


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Posted on Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:27 pm
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Hey guys, just checking in. I went into the database, and scragged over 3000 spams in the guestbook. I don't know if the flood is over yet, but that should hold us for now...


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Posted on Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:32 pm
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holy moses.. that's way faster than one at a time on 28.8k dialup, i bet.. i'd have been busy for a year.

thanks,
kim


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Posted on Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:31 pm
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Blaise is the swift hand of justice. Much much swifter than 28.8.

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