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From Andrew Douglas Pitonyak <>
Subject Re: Link to oooforum
Date Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:58:55 GMT
Although I am able to remove the account, all that does is convert the 
posts to have a "guest" user. I wish it did remove the posts as well.

On 08/31/2014 09:41 PM, Alexandro Colorado wrote:
> Can't you just remove the spamer account with all his posts?
> On 8/31/14, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak <> wrote:
>> More accurately, the owner is generally non-responsive (he is really
>> busy and does not have much time for a hobby forum).
>> The forum is currently hosted on machines that prevent him from granting
>> admin rights to the forum proper and I assume that he does not have
>> things properly virtualized to allow sufficient access to update the
>> forum proper (and no time to make this happen).
>> The problem with fighting the spam is that the moderators and "admins"
>> are fighting spammers that can compromise the old forum software at will
>> so with a volume of spam bots posting at will, it is a losing battle.
>> The owner told me on the phone that he was willing to do something about
>> this (like allow a transfer, or help, or something), but I understand
>> that he was not responsive when he was contacted again. When I last
>> called him just to see if he was alive (really, I thought he might have
>> died), he was surprised that the site had not been functional in about a
>> month and said that he had not seen my email to him. For all I know, it
>> was auto-filtered to spam.
>> I was just looking at the site, and, the first spammer listed had over
>> 500 spams posted. The only way I have to remove spam is one thread at a
>> time. So, I would need to spend at least an hours (if I were able to
>> remove 1 thread every 6 seconds manually). That is a single spammer /
>> user. It would be more doable if I were able to simply remove every
>> message from a specific user, but I don't have that ability.
>> On 08/31/2014 05:23 PM, Alexandro Colorado wrote:
>>> So you got feedback from them, and they denied?
>>> I mean this forum could need some help, the download widget on the
>>> cover still point to 2.4.0 and many links are abandoned projects like
>>> OOoMath and such.
>>> On 8/31/14, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:
>>>> On 31/08/2014 Rory O'Farrell wrote:
>>>>> On Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:41:29 -0500 Alexandro Colorado  wrote:
>>>>>> I can volunteer to admin the forum and police it for spam.
>>>>> As I recollect the flood of spam was such that it defeated several
>>>>> experienced moderators working together. It may be impossible for one
>>>>> moderator to handle on his own.
>>>> I know you both know, but for the benefit of the casual reader, we are
>>>> not talking about the official forum, but about a third-party forum
>>>> which is not under control of the project. We started some talks to tell
>>>> the maintainers that we may help if needed, but we haven't come to a
>>>> conclusion yet. So the project does not have access to that forum and
>>>> can't promote users to moderators.
>>>> Regards,
>>>>      Andrea.
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