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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE:
Date Sun, 20 Nov 2011 23:45:38 GMT
Of course it goes without saying that no site is going to 
be scraped for content to be served up on any ASF-hosted site.

Private contact information from/for operators of can also go to

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir []
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 13:56
Subject: Re:

On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Peter Roelofsen <> wrote:
> The situation at 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.


> floris v aka Peter Roelofsen

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