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    palladium NNTP User

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    i wonder if it is technically possible to give the moderators the
    capability to automatically (no extra work) mark orphaned stubs of
    spam as such in the nntp fora..

    example: i just read a posting in the nntp version of the chit-chat
    forum touting another Linux Noobie site, it was spam and went over to
    the web side to 'report' it....though it was only about an hour old it
    had already been pulled (yipee!) but it would be nice if i had seen
    the pulled notice in the thread..

    hmmm...since Novell is operating the nntp server, why not 'teach' the
    moderator software to automaticall pull the nntp version along with
    the web version? (that may not be technically possible, i don't
    know...heck, neither may be possible, within..)

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    * palladium,

    usually we delete both sides (which in fact is not necessary: Deleting the message on the NNTP side deletes it on the web, too). If we miss a spam message on the NNTP side, please kick our butts via PM. It's our fault then.

    TIA
    Uwe

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    palladium NNTP User

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    > If we miss a spam message on the NNTP side, please kick our butts
    > via PM. It's our fault then.


    i was not kicking, instead i was attempting to make a helpful
    suggestion...sorry you missed that.

    i had no idea mods already had the capability to pull both sides..

    since true that pulling the nntp side auto-pulls the web side, then it
    seems easy to teach all mods to do it that way...only...or just
    block/remove the button to remove the web side..

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    Default Re: spam on the fora

    palladium wrote:

    >> If we miss a spam message on the NNTP side, please kick our butts
    >> via PM. It's our fault then.

    >
    > i was not kicking, instead i was attempting to make a helpful
    > suggestion...sorry you missed that.
    >
    > i had no idea mods already had the capability to pull both sides..
    >
    > since true that pulling the nntp side auto-pulls the web side, then it
    > seems easy to teach all mods to do it that way...only...or just
    > block/remove the button to remove the web side..
    >


    Mostly we work web side. Not all the mods are up to speed with nntp
    We do try and get all the nntp stuff. What tends to happen is the post gets
    nuked web side and is waiting for a nntp mod to do the business there.

    Thanks for keep us on our toes. We have been swamped with spam from China
    ATM

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    palladium NNTP User

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    > Mostly we work web side. Not all the mods are up to speed with nntp
    > We do try and get all the nntp stuff. What tends to happen is the post gets
    > nuked web side and is waiting for a nntp mod to do the business there.


    just thinking out loud, wouldn't it be nice if you could just click a
    button and all the stuff needed to pull it from the web and nntp side
    would be one click and *done*..


    > Thanks for keep us on our toes.


    really, i was not trying to keep anyone on their toes...i think you
    guys usually do a good job generally and a fantastic job on the spam!

    again, i mention my suggestion was to improve the forum without adding
    to your workload (via a one click solution---which, i know (from
    previous Kim postings) may not be technically possible, or wise..


    > We have been swamped with spam from China ATM



    sorry to hear that! :-( but, with their billions i think we should
    expect to see their's dwarf the small stream of hundreds of millions
    from the Great Spam Houses of yesteryear, wait and see..

    but, if they offer high quality, Linux powered personal products for
    men?? maybe we should let those in, huh? ;-)

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    Default Re: spam on the fora

    Quote Originally Posted by palladium View Post
    just thinking out loud, wouldn't it be nice if you could just click a button and all the stuff needed to pull it from the web and nntp side would be one click and *done*..
    that would be nice, but its not the case. To delete NNTP requires one have NNTP running (even if one does not use it regularly) . I set it up. I tried it. I tested it. I hated it. I removed it. What can I say? I did give it a try.

    So while I can clean up the web side, I so dislike NNTP that I can do the WEB side clean up, but the work required for the NNTP clean up leaves a strong (bad) taste in my mouth, and I don't like to do it.

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    palladium NNTP User

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    oldcpu wrote:
    > the work required for the NNTP clean up
    > leaves a strong (bad) taste in my mouth, and I don't like to do it.


    like i said: "wouldn't it be nice *if* . . ." it was a one button
    click, done..

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    * palladium wrote, On 11/02/2009 03:39 PM:
    > like i said: "wouldn't it be nice *if* . . ." it was a one button
    > click, done..


    We'll see what Kim says, but I assume the problem is the fact we are using VBulletin, and if we start coding bells and whistles to it, the next regular VBulletin upgrade will break it.
    Again, if you find we missed some spam on either side of the forums, drop us a message. We appreciate any help from forum members, really.

    Uwe

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    Well, sometimes SPAM can be fun.

    Note taking application with encryption/password protection - openSUSE Forums

    Two bots (Posts #9 and #10) "fighting for potential customers"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akoellh View Post
    Well, sometimes SPAM can be fun.

    Note taking application with encryption/password protection - openSUSE Forums

    Two bots (Posts #9 and #10) "fighting for potential customers"?
    #9 probably.

    #10 probably not. Do bots do smilies?

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