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Thanks for the heads up about the porn bots. I won't click on links of those posters whom I've not heard of prior to last week.
#31 - August 13, 2006, 12:01 AM

Thanks Verla and all you fabulous moderators!   :horse  Who lets the morons out of their cages long enough to type?  No wonder Dateline has enough "caught-in-the-act" footage to fill a month of wall-to-wall programming!   :sb

#32 - August 13, 2006, 03:56 PM
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#33 - August 13, 2006, 04:15 PM

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Stephblake24 -I'm searching for the post that you're referring to. Would you please  send me a PM  with a link to the post?

#34 - August 16, 2006, 04:49 PM

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I saw that --very strange...I think it was in the 'slush to plush' thread?
#35 - August 16, 2006, 06:05 PM
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That's really strange. Thanks for letting us know.

#36 - August 16, 2006, 07:09 PM

Thanks, and kudos to Verla and the mods for catching and ditching those weirdos.
#37 - August 20, 2006, 09:06 AM


Thank you for the heads up.  It's disgusting as to how much smut span we all get.  I hope they aren't always one step ahead of us.
#38 - August 30, 2006, 05:52 AM


I moved over the summer and just got my own computer with internet up and running a matter of minutes ago!! I've tried several times to log into this site from a public library here in the Netherlands (yes, we've moved to the Netherlands), and the site was being blocked by the public-decency censor! At least now I know why -- I was trying to imagine what kind of English word that would stop the site from being viewable in Dutch (the only one I could come up with is that "wife" (but it's spelled differently) in dutch means "bit#%" (you know, of the female dog variety)).


#39 - September 08, 2006, 03:54 AM


Hi Verla,

I was reading about the changes you've had to make to your forum (eliminating guest posting, etc.) and many of them are changes I've had to make to my forum and web site to try and banish spammers who post drug ads and porn. It makes my blood boil, especially since I get a lot of teens on my site. I've had to stop all guest posting, banish IP addresses, personally screen every person who registers for the forum, and STILL they log in with pornographic names so they can try and get that name to appear in the Newest Registered Users section. GRRR!

Out of curiosity, have you ever thought about doing anything proactive to fight spamming? It seems to me that posting porn and drug links, especially to sites where kids visit, (but hey, adults shouldn't have to deal with it either!) should be illegal and enforced. While I know that the technology involved in stopping these people is out of my realm of expertise I wonder if there's anything we could do to fight back? Any thoughts?


#40 - September 13, 2006, 01:48 PM

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Thanks for stopping by.   I really don't know how this can be combatted legally.  I wouldn't even know how to begin.  Quite a few of our spammers have .ru addresses so we obviously aren't going to be able to touch them.

Because your forum is meant for teens and preteens you might be able to use the COPPA laws to fight them, but I don't think we have that option as we are not a kids'/teens' site.

If you find anything out that would be helpful, let us know!

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#41 - September 13, 2006, 02:30 PM
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Here's my thought... someone must be responsible for fighting pornographic spam, so how can we make sure they get the funding they need? My guess is it's a matter of making people aware of how this type of activity undermines free speech by limiting what people can do on-line, and how it affects our kids, etc.

Somehow legislators managed to get the Do Not Call list up and running, so why not a Do Not Spam list?

Of course, I'm simplifying a complex situation, but I'd like to research this further... maybe learn the history of the Do Not Call list and find out if there's any sort of organization that officially addresses these problems. To tell you the truth, I think it would make a great article, but I'm not much of a researcher myself and don't know where to begin. Maybe there's a freelance writer out there looking for a story?
#42 - September 13, 2006, 04:23 PM


Add my thanks as well...  VERLA ROCKS!!!  THE MODERATORS ROCK!!!!  THANK YOU!!!!
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