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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: oooforum.org
Date Sun, 20 Nov 2011 21:56:05 GMT
On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Peter Roelofsen <p_roelofsen@tele2.nl> wrote:
> The situation at oooforum.org is highly problematic. On the one hand it
> still has a large collection of very valuable posts, I believe largely in
> the Code snippets and Macros and API forums (the main reason why some people
> still bother to fight a losing battle against the spammers). On the other
> hand, spammers have free rein there, as moderators and active admins don't
> have sufficient powers to stop a spammer dead in their tracks. The only
> active admins at the moment are Andrew Pitonyak and JohnV - and they can't
> decently ban a spammer, they can only delete their account - so that they
> can make a new one with the same e-mail address. Moderators (I'm one) can
> only delete posts and threads, and lock, move and split threads, they can't
> stop a spammer.
>

I have heard bad things said about the spam at that site.  But it
still gets a lot of traffic from users.  So it can't all bad.

> In my view the best thing to do would be to have a script download all
> topics that are worth saving,m and after that inform the modes and lower
> admins to stop moderating the forum, so that the site admin, one Ed, will
> after a while close the place.
>

Does anyone have the contact information for Ed?  Maybe share it with
me offline.

-Rob


> floris v aka Peter Roelofsen
>

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