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Dave Freas

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What ever happened to...
« on: December 09, 2006, 09:40:14 PM »

...new members introducing themselves in chat?

Those of you who have joined us recently, how about posting a bit about yourselves?

Not a rant, just a question and suggestion.

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Re: What ever happened to...
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2006, 12:07:13 PM »

...new members introducing themselves in chat?

Those of you who have joined us recently, how about posting a bit about yourselves?

Not a rant, just a question and suggestion.

Dave

I joined years and years ago, but don't recall ever posting anything specifically about myself.  Quite a bit has leaked out from time to time, however, so I don't suppose anything important is missing--unless, of course, not everybody is in agreement about what's important.

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Re: What ever happened to...
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006, 09:55:10 AM »

Well, Byron, Better Late Than Never!!

I know I'd love to hear more about you, and I'm probably not the only one!! (Although I'm sure it wasn't you Dave was referring to...)

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Re: What ever happened to...
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006, 12:15:36 PM »

Hey Dave.

Most of the recent new members are not here for the intent and purposes of mysteries and writing. In short, I think they are here for nefarious reasons.

I sorted the member list by registered date (latest) and scanned the members on the first page. Of the thirty listed, I think only eight are legitimate members. The remaining twenty-two appear to be bogus entries, possible spammers.  We have already been hit by a couple of them hawking there wares to increase our desirability to women and other such nonsense. Fortunately, I think our illustrious and ever diligent admin has been busy removing the offending entries.  Too bad we can't remove the culprits too.
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006, 02:09:26 PM »

Bob removes the spams? That may explain the fact that I never find these items you all seem to be talking about! All I ever see is our regulars.

Penny   :-\
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Re: What ever happened to...
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2006, 02:55:49 PM »

Bob removes the spams? That may explain the fact that I never find these items you all seem to be talking about! All I ever see is our regulars.

Penny   :-\
Yep. I know Elena is very diligent about reporting them, and several other people have done so as well. As soon as I get that report, or I see the post, it gets moved to Post Jail, and the offending poster gets banned, permanently. I've been banning by IP range, as well, so that may help a bit. We'll see. Banned members still show up on the list, though. I think.
 
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Re: What ever happened to...
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2006, 03:04:08 PM »

Thank you Bob,
I seem to be the early bird on the Forum, and sometimes find worms that are for a very different sort of bird.  For anyone who catches one of these posts, at the bottom right, to the left of 'logged' is a place to click to report to moderator - makes it easy to let Bob know.

Now all I have to do is find out what the 'logged' button does  ???

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2006, 03:08:00 PM »

Now all I have to do is find out what the 'logged' button does  ???

Elena
That's easy. "Logged" is not actually a button. It's just a reminder that your IP address has been logged with that post. THat is, I get the IP address of every post made.
 
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Re: What ever happened to...
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2006, 03:29:58 PM »

Verrrry Interrrresting,  It would appear that my IP number is very auspicious indeed.  Perhaps I should invent IP numerology  :D
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Re: What ever happened to...
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2006, 09:50:57 PM »

My husband has been trying to get our young neighbor to start a business doing virtual acupuncture (she's studying it in NY), but he seems to have it confused with virtual voodoo... and now that this idea has stuck in his head there is no shaking it loose.

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Re: What ever happened to...
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2006, 12:50:52 PM »

My husband has been trying to get our young neighbor to start a business doing virtual acupuncture (she's studying it in NY), but he seems to have it confused with virtual voodoo... and now that this idea has stuck in his head there is no shaking it loose.
I get the pun on "acupuncture" and "stuck" (in his head), but if there's another based on "shaking," I missed it.  Byron
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Re: What ever happened to...
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2006, 11:47:26 PM »

Last night at the Crime Writers of Canada party I ran into Mary Keenan, who says hi to all. I know she showed up briefly here but she said she's really busy these days and hopes to get back to beam her phosphors our way again some time soon.

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Re: What ever happened to...
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2007, 08:49:50 PM »

I've been away for a while.  Hello to all, new and old alike.

Have I missed anything important in the last couple of months?

Matthew S.
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Re: What ever happened to...
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2007, 08:02:43 AM »

Yes Matthew, the year has changed  ;D
Welcome back
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Re: What ever happened to...
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2007, 09:37:37 AM »

Hi Matthew,

A whole load of Sagittarians had birthdays  :D

Glad you're back,
Elena
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