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Mister Boxxx

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New anti-spam measures
« on: November 13, 2008, 04:02:03 PM »
Where is rules? Tnx

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John R Peck

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Re: Hello rootvg.net! Where is rules?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 11:40:53 PM »
I assume this refers to the recent spate of spam postings, including some picture features,
for which we are very sorry.

As you may know, Michael normally checks the forum during the day, while I'm more of a night-person.
As soon as either of us sees offending material, we remove it, ban the user (and IP etc).
In my case I'm more likely to be dealing with my other websites than watching
this one every day - you can always reach me swiftly with a personal message which
will pop up in my normal email as a notification copy.

For the time being at least, I've changed the permissions so that each new registration will now have
to be approved before activation for any posting.  The time between postings must be
at least 15minutes now as well.  This will spare us all I hope from any more lying down on the job  ;)

The DeadLetter section is now an Administrator-only area, where we can move offending
posts for further analysis and perhaps private amusement. 
« Last Edit: November 14, 2008, 01:01:58 AM by John R Peck »

Michael

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Re: New anti-spam measures
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 01:15:57 PM »
There is not a specific page here in the forum I fear. To date our members have known the difference without a lot of rules. 

There are rules in the member agreement when registering for an id to post...
 
The very short version: No advertising (without prior approval), No Porn. These posts we generally delete.

We frown on blatant flame attacks on companies, and especially on people. These posts we will either delete or modify, and say so.

As I have time, I make a more "formal" rules page.

Which reminds me: the very very short version: if we don't think it belongs here, it gets deleted, and your account is probably banned.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2008, 01:49:38 PM by John R Peck »

John R Peck

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Re: New anti-spam measures
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008, 02:03:38 PM »
Note that folks only need to register to post things on the forum
- as an un-registered guest they can browse the forum in most areas.


I have revised the joining rules slightly to reflect improved registration measures. 
See the user agreement...

http://rootvg.net/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,91/topic,450.0
« Last Edit: July 12, 2009, 06:42:39 PM by John R Peck »

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Re: New anti-spam measures
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008, 04:12:41 PM »
Also to be found here: http://rootvg.net/content/view/288/194/

Otherwise under the vgHome menu