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From Alexandro Colorado <>
Subject Re: Link to oooforum
Date Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:41:26 GMT
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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