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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re:
Date Tue, 22 Nov 2011 17:58:22 GMT
On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak
<> wrote:
> On 11/20/2011 04:33 AM, Peter Junge wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is there any admin of around here?
>> It's getting spamed with really disgusting content on the front page.
>> Peter
> The OOoForum is fully managed to Ed Buck. He has two low level
> administrators of which I am one.
> Ed appears to have good intention, but he is the only high level
> administrator. I do not believe that he can give others this access because
> then they would have access to the machine itself, which runs other things
> for the company hosting the forum.

I see from this old post that Ed thought bringing the forums together
on the OOo domain might be a good idea:

Views may change over time, of course, but that sounds encouraging.


> Ed has stated for more than a year that he would update the forum so that
> spammers could be better prevented from accessing the forum. To date, he has
> done nothing but make promises. The user services forum was started because
> some community members desired a forum where decentralized control was
> available so that the required manpower might be available to keep things
> under control.
> Presently, spammers seem to use OOoForum as they desire. This is
> particularly difficult when a particular spammer opts to hit the site with
> message after message. The moderators are not able to stop a rogue poster,
> they can only react to the messages themselves. New means of preventing the
> spammers are not available without updating the forum software, so this is
> not likely to change.
> The volume of spam has been so great that some moderators have left. I
> rarely post to the forum any more because when I go to the forum I spend my
> time removing spam and trying to lock out spammers based on user name and
> specific IP address - which is a loosing battle.
> --
> Andrew Pitonyak
> My Macro Document:
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