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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Welcome to the forum, and goodbye spammers!


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#1 Mikey Bautista

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:07 PM

Hi all,

 

As you may have noticed, we've been under attack from spammers the past week or so, harming your experience of the site and causing a headache for all of us. The bots create new accounts, new posts, and new topics, making it a nightmare to moderate and clean up. Rest assured we do know what's up and how they're getting in, and we are in the process of patching the holes so the problem is fixed permanently.

 

In the interim, we are locking down new users and moderating their first (and only their first) post, in which they will be allowed to post a proper hello in the Introduce Yourself forum. Once we have vetted that the first post isn't about some drug, language testing, football stream, or any other nonsense that's being spammed lately, the intro post will go through and the rest of the forum opens up to the new user.

 

I would also like to thank everyone who has been helping combat spam by reporting spam posts and users--rest assured all of them hit my mailbox, so it's been a busy past few days! I would also appreciate you keep up the good work in keeping our forum clean, and I'll do my best as well to ensure it stays that way.

 

So--existing users, thank you, keep it up, and hope things are better here on out, and new users--hello and welcome and let me know if you have any questions or concerns! 


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#2 coldwater

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:45 PM

Hi all,

 

As you may have noticed, we've been under attack from spammers the past week or so, harming your experience of the site and causing a headache for all of us. The bots create new accounts, new posts, and new topics, making it a nightmare to moderate and clean up. Rest assured we do know what's up and how they're getting in, and we are in the process of patching the holes so the problem is fixed permanently.

 

In the interim, we are locking down new users and moderating their first (and only their first) post, in which they will be allowed to post a proper hello in the Introduce Yourself forum. Once we have vetted that the first post isn't about some drug, language testing, football stream, or any other nonsense that's being spammed lately, the intro post will go through and the rest of the forum opens up to the new user.

 

I would also like to thank everyone who has been helping combat spam by reporting spam posts and users--rest assured all of them hit my mailbox, so it's been a busy past few days! I would also appreciate you keep up the good work in keeping our forum clean, and I'll do my best as well to ensure it stays that way.

 

So--existing users, thank you, keep it up, and hope things are better here on out, and new users--hello and welcome and let me know if you have any questions or concerns! 

You the man, Mikey. Thanks for the effort. We know it's often an uphill battle, and it's appreciated. 


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#3 coldwater

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:41 PM

And it looks like you got a handle on it! Well done! 


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#4 KlaudeMarks

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 09:04 PM

Indeed well done. Looking much better. Thank you. 


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#5 Matt Ubarra

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:27 PM

it's all back to normal.. thanks to you boss.



#6 Bushcraft Dave

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:20 PM

Looking forward to using the forum.  I used to run a forum too, it's hard work.



#7 hubie

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:31 AM

Hi,

 

Im new to this forum and still awaiting approval from the moderators.


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#8 uniquepattern

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:12 PM

Im also new, and waiting approval from the mods...



#9 Chris

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:52 PM

New to forum also. Just posted pic of EDC items last week. Looking forward to New ideas and gear. Thanks, Chris L.

#10 GrahamGoogs

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 02:43 PM

Thought I would bump this back up to the top. We have had a bunch of folks join since this thread was up at the top. Start a thread in the Introduce Yourself section and tell us about yourself. Let us know how you found the forum. A big welcome to all the new folks

#11 JD

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 03:34 AM

Great job.

#12 Charles Chalmers

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 03:42 PM

Hello EDCers!

 

Thanks admin, for the add.  I'm looking forward to learning more about the best portable gear in the world. 

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

 



#13 JeremiahCarlson

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:52 AM

Yes man, We should block them all Spammers



#14 KT

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:45 PM

Hello Mikey, 

In my introductory post written only moments ago I provided a link to my financial blog FIRE checklist (https://firechecklist.net).  I am NOT a spammer so forgive if providing that link is in violation of this forum.  I apologize in advance.  My blog is not a business.  I enjoy writing and my blog is my outlet for creative writing.  It is unique as it's content is concerning early retirement.  GO to the site yourself and have a look.  I bet you'll find it interesting.

K.T.



#15 Mikey Bautista

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:21 AM

Hello Mikey, 

In my introductory post written only moments ago I provided a link to my financial blog FIRE checklist (https://firechecklist.net).  I am NOT a spammer so forgive if providing that link is in violation of this forum.  I apologize in advance.  My blog is not a business.  I enjoy writing and my blog is my outlet for creative writing.  It is unique as it's content is concerning early retirement.  GO to the site yourself and have a look.  I bet you'll find it interesting.

K.T.

 

No worries KT, I've just approved your account. Welcome!



#16 Joe Mann

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:13 PM

Hey all, I've been lurking here for a few weeks and thought I would chime in. Lots of pretty cool gadgets to check out.  



#17 Lee Griffiths

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:02 AM

Hello I’m new on here, but I’ve been collecting Knives most of my life and I’m glad I’ve found this site. I’m known on instagram as firm_1969 if you know me, can you add me as a friend.
Thanks Lee

#18 PatrickM

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 11:56 PM

I am new here and looking to enjoy the forum. Good work on keeping away the spammers. Spam can really be a thorn in all the unpleasant places :-)






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