Forum is dead

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by Bill Black, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. daveryanwyoming

    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    Maybe there are bots out there pinging your thread Tyson :)

    IOW, I doubt much of that spam is hand generated and the bots(and their programmers) are too stupid to realize they've lost any possible sales potential here by flooding the same spam over and over. Though I have been thinking about some new nike jordan addidas pumas clothes....

    -Dave
     


  2. daveryanwyoming

    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    Now that is scary!
     
  3. Alex Simmons

    Alex Simmons Member

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    That would be a Frank Daze :p
     
  4. bbrauer

    bbrauer New Member

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    Does it really need to be that complex? There are just a few users who post the same message over and over. Maybe they're bots, maybe not. Ban the users and delete the threads and then see what happens.
     
  5. sugaken

    sugaken New Member

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    They'll re-register and resume spamming?

    Ken
     
  6. MiSzA

    MiSzA New Member

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    To report SPAM?
     
  7. NewR3

    NewR3 New Member

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    BF is a "lighter" less technical forum than here, but kind of fun none the less.
     
  8. Felt_Rider

    Felt_Rider Active Member

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    Thanks for letting us know.

    Any word as of late?
     
  9. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    nothing :(
     
  10. PaulMD

    PaulMD New Member

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    :(
    Four weeks and the admin doesn't respond to all our requests? :mad:
    This sucks, I hate spambots!
     
  11. russelldb

    russelldb New Member

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    Well let's use another one. There are plenty out there. I'll register www.cyclingpowerforum.com and host a forum for us all if you like?

    Or Ric, how about you have a forum on your coaching companies site: happy to help you set it up/host/admin it.

    The way I keep spam off the forum I host is have an Admin activate accounts.

    It is time consuming (not too much so) but it stops spam accounts from being registered. The odd one gets through but it just gets deleted.

    How many folks use this forum? What sort of traffic levels existed before the spam collapse?

    Cheers
    Russell
     
  12. PaulMD

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    I have already registered cyclingforum.info and installed a working forum on it.With some tweaks I can keep it spam free. Twentie people have already registered but I think we all hope this forum will get alive again. But now I see that this is the only thread besides the spam threads in the power training forum on page one... My faith in this topic decreased to almost zero. :(
     
  13. rapid524

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    I registered today, hopefully the new forum will see a mass migration.
     
  14. russelldb

    russelldb New Member

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    Nice work. I have registered too.
     
  15. giannip

    giannip New Member

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    just as long as this forum isn't shut down..there's still plenty of gret info available!!
     
  16. jcolley

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    Is there any way to archive all of this on the other site? Maybe archive it and link the archives? Or maybe direct links to popular threads as stickies? I agree, lots of good info to be had here. You won't really be able to tell anybody to "use the search function" on the new one yet... :p
     
  17. PaulMD

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    I made a special search function at cyclingforum.info so it is possible to search true this forum. I also started topics with direct links to the most important threads.
     
  18. sidewind

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    Maybe Ric could stick the recommendated new forum address on this board until the spam issues are fixed...
     
  19. Ade Merckx

    Ade Merckx New Member

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    Great work Paul, I just used the search feature. In fact there's lots of threads worth visiting for infomation, inspiration, confirmation, clarification, reiteration, explanation, qualification, simple quotations ok I think you get my drift:D :D
     
  20. F1_Fan

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    The point of the threads is not to bhe read here it's to have the spam show up in Google searches. Google indexes forums as they often provide useful information.
     
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