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chuckcmagee
July 27th, 2006, 09:51 PM
Only problem with public forums ---
Irritating ads posted by bogus users - priceless

atari2600a
July 27th, 2006, 10:26 PM
Just ignore them, they happen every night. When one of the mods or Erik wakes up, they'll delete them...

CP/M User
July 27th, 2006, 11:13 PM
atari2600a wrote:

> Just ignore them, they happen every night. When one
> of the mods or Erik wakes up, they'll delete them...

Or you could just hit the Red Triangle on the far top Right-
hand side of the post - which is a report button.

CP/M User.

atari2600a
July 27th, 2006, 11:43 PM
Does that even do anything? What, does it take 2 seconds off of deleting the user?

CP/M User
July 28th, 2006, 12:57 AM
atari2600a wrote:

> Does that even do anything? What, does it take 2
> seconds off of deleting the user?

Not sure to be honest (you'll have to ask Erik) - a Thankyou
message would be nice though! :-)

Not sure if it adds 1 post to your name either (I'll check
next time) perhaps it subtracts for being a dobber?

CP/M User.

CP/M User
July 28th, 2006, 12:59 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot to add the mods get cranky when you don't
use the Report button!

CP/M User.

phe
July 28th, 2006, 04:08 AM
Does that even do anything? What, does it take 2 seconds off of deleting the user?

It sends the moderator an email so they know the bad post is there without having to take a look at the forum. I am a moderator on another forum and it is useful for me. It reduces the time that an ugly post stays up.

Paul

atari2600a
July 28th, 2006, 04:18 AM
...Yeah, sounds kinda pointless to me. I don't know about everyone else, but I have a bookmark on my bookmark toolbar which leads directly to "http://vintage-computer.com/vcforum/search.php?do=getdaily". Basically, it does the same thing as the "Today's Post" button in the "Quick Links" tab.

The ads stand out. They're the only threads w/ the "$" sign in them. I think taking the time to actually read an email about spam that sticks out would be a waste of time.

mbbrutman
July 28th, 2006, 05:39 AM
The mods don't get cranky about much, except meaningless posts. ;-0

carlsson
July 28th, 2006, 05:52 AM
I know it can't be implemented for privacy reasons, but if the forum software had a feature that told me as an user that "someone else has reported this message", I would know there is no need for me to do it as well.

CP/M User
July 28th, 2006, 05:10 PM
mbbrutman wrote:

> The mods don't get cranky about much, except
> meaningless posts. ;-0

No well you've got me there! :-(

CP/M User.