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    Default Last Weekend, Spam and server update

    I took the decision to switch the website off at the weekend. My apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience it may have caused.

    The site was getting inundated with spam and had a few other issues, and at the same time I was dealing with a family emergency, so I couldn’t deal with both.

    A big thanks to the moderators who did an amazing job clearing it, but it was coming in faster than they could deal with it. I’m looking into the spam prevention tools we have, and seeing what can be improved

    In other news we will be moving to a different server shortly, so there will likely be a bit more downtime, but I’ll give more notice.

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    No problem Grant. Appreciate the time you give to Basenotes and hope your family crisis resolved
    itself. Tke care of yourself.
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    Welcome Back ,we all ِAppreciate your efforts

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    Thank you, Grant and moderators, I know spam is a huge problem on forums and your work is much appreciated.

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    Actually, it's not always the mods that deserve the praise

    We had a lot of reports of spam from the members. Without these reports, we wouldn't be able to spot the spam quickly enough. So thanks go to all those members that reported spam when they saw it. You really made our lives easier in what was clearly a difficult week for the mods.

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    No worries, Grant. Hope you and yours are all OK.
    Good luck with the server migration.

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    Thanks for the update - hope all is ok with the family.
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    Thanks for the spruce up, it's good to be back though!

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    Thank you Grant!

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
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    Thank you everybody at Basenotes Towers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Barry View Post
    Thank you everybody at Basenotes Towers
    Thanks for all your hard work and effort. Hope everything is well with your family.

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    Thanks for the update Grant. Hope everything goes well for ya.
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    Thank you Grant for your tireless work!
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    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Actually, it's not always the mods that deserve the praise

    We had a lot of reports of spam from the members. Without these reports, we wouldn't be able to spot the spam quickly enough. So thanks go to all those members that reported spam when they saw it. You really made our lives easier in what was clearly a difficult week for the mods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Actually, it's not always the mods that deserve the praise
    We had a lot of reports of spam from the members. Without these reports, we wouldn't be able to spot the spam quickly enough. So thanks go to all those members that reported spam when they saw it. You really made our lives easier in what was clearly a difficult week for the mods.
    Who is the best person to report this to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Magnus View Post
    Who is the best person to report this to?
    By 'this' I presume you mean the spam?

    Simple. Use the 'report post' button from the offending post. The button is a black triange with an exclamation mark inside it ( ! ).

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    Thank you, Grant. Hope all is well with you and yours.

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    Thank you all for the good work.
    I was having problems with spam over weeks and tried almost everything but couldn't get rid of it.
    Every time i was opening a page 3 small windows were appearing (3 downloads of God knows what).
    Now it is gone.At last
    Last edited by Monsieur Montana; 10th October 2016 at 03:13 PM.

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    Thank you Grant and Moderators for the hard work! I hope all is well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    By 'this' I presume you mean the spam?

    Simple. Use the 'report post' button from the offending post. The button is a black triange with an exclamation mark inside it ( ! ).
    thanks. yes, spam and fault language, as I was shocked to discover in one recent thread. "fault language" = inappropriate words, rather than flame wars...

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    Default Re: Last Weekend, Spam and server update

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Actually, it's not always the mods that deserve the praise

    We had a lot of reports of spam from the members. Without these reports, we wouldn't be able to spot the spam quickly enough. So thanks go to all those members that reported spam when they saw it. You really made our lives easier in what was clearly a difficult week for the mods.
    You're welcome!

    Thanks for the update, Grant. Hope all is well with your family.

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    Thanks, Grant & mods!

    Hope all is well for you, Grant.
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    Default Re: Last Weekend, Spam and server update

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Actually, it's not always the mods that deserve the praise

    We had a lot of reports of spam from the members. Without these reports, we wouldn't be able to spot the spam quickly enough. So thanks go to all those members that reported spam when they saw it. You really made our lives easier in what was clearly a difficult week for the mods.
    Replying to myself here, I know

    Thanks everyone for continuing to report the spam to us, as and when it comes in. We are grateful for the time you take to do this which helps keep our forum free of junk.

    Could I ask you to continue to report spam using the report button as mentioned previously, rather than replying to the thread? When spam is deleted if it's the first post in the thread, the whole thread is deleted and this is a feature of the forum software. So your responses, funny as they might be, won't remain once the spam message goes.

    Thank you




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