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i usually take such campaigns as a 'fair warning ' to avoid such sites/links
one post MIGHT catch my attention , 4 or 5 in a short period arouses suspicion
I agree it might be worwhile to limit the number of posts/new thread per hours..but leaving some room for older members so that terrible bloggers like me Skate etc can still get 20 posts per hour😉 after a few years or months here
 

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The two most recent spam attacks were both perpetrated by the same cretin, approximately one week apart. The reason the spam remained on the forum for so long is because of the time of day the spam posts were made. At 2am there is not much going on here and it's the perfect time for a spammer to strike without being seen and dealt with.

Aside from these two attacks, spam has not been a problem at ASF recently. This is because most visitors with non-Australian IP addresses have not been permitted to register an ASF account for quite some time. Today's spammer has managed to bypass this restriction, but it catches the vast majority of would-be spammers.

No real need to take any additional action at this stage. If the problem gets worse, then I will look into further restrictions but as these can often hamper genuine users I am reluctant to implement them right now.
 

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G'day Joe et al. Is ASF running slow?
Pages here at my end are taking ages to load...
 

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@Joe Blow

Whenever I click on "what's new", as well as getting new posts in "latest posts" and "latest threads", down the bottom I get "latest profile posts".

"Latest Profile Posts" seems to be the ASF version of an asexual Tinder ( I've never had to resort to Tinder, just going on what I'm told ), where members exchange sweet nothings to each other.

Now I have nothing against intimacy, and in fact believe the world needs more of it, but I am not a voyeur and was wondering is there any way of not having to see the latest tenderness between members in "Latest Profile Posts" when I click on "Whats New".

A Very Merry Christmas to you, Joe, and all.

gg
 

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@Joe Blow

Whenever I click on "what's new", as well as getting new posts in "latest posts" and "latest threads", down the bottom I get "latest profile posts".

"Latest Profile Posts" seems to be the ASF version of an asexual Tinder ( I've never had to resort to Tinder, just going on what I'm told ), where members exchange sweet nothings to each other.

Now I have nothing against intimacy, and in fact believe the world needs more of it, but I am not a voyeur and was wondering is there any way of not having to see the latest tenderness between members in "Latest Profile Posts" when I click on "Whats New".

A Very Merry Christmas to you, Joe, and all.

gg

It's a global setting, so it's either there for everyone or not as far as I know. What I personally find amusing about it is some people think what they write on another person's profile is written in relative confidence, so for me it's sometimes a bit of a giggle to read the tidbits that get written there. It's as close as we get to a gossip or personals page on ASF. Who knows what might pop up there someday?

Also, occasionally it helps me spot profile spam, which is where a spammer registers and then fills their user profile with links and promotional rubbish for whatever they are promoting. It happens more often than you would think.

I might see if I can make it so it is viewable by administrators only. Perhaps that is the answer.

A very Merry Christmas to you and everyone else also!
 

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@Joe Blow

Whenever I click on "what's new", as well as getting new posts in "latest posts" and "latest threads", down the bottom I get "latest profile posts".

"Latest Profile Posts" seems to be the ASF version of an asexual Tinder ( I've never had to resort to Tinder, just going on what I'm told ), where members exchange sweet nothings to each other.

Now I have nothing against intimacy, and in fact believe the world needs more of it, but I am not a voyeur and was wondering is there any way of not having to see the latest tenderness between members in "Latest Profile Posts" when I click on "Whats New".

A Very Merry Christmas to you, Joe, and all.

gg
Well, by alerting the prurient, this may be one way to boost clicks.

I might see if I can make it so it is viewable by administrators only. Perhaps that is the answer.
Seems sensible to me.
 

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There are threads that need to be moved to General Thread e.g. Great Reset as they are full of irrelevant posts which would be a discentive to potential members.

I can ignore (and have) but imagine if you are a potential member and you start reading it.

ASF is meant to be a serious investment site but is becoming a joke. Many have left. I might be next which would be a shame as I have been here 18 years from when it started.
 

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There are threads that need to be moved to General Thread e.g. Great Reset as they are full of irrelevant posts which would be a discentive to potential members.

I can ignore (and have) but imagine if you are a potential member and you start reading it.

ASF is meant to be a serious investment site but is becoming a joke. Many have left. I might be next which would be a shame as I have been here 18 years from when it started.

Knobby, if you want me to move a thread just flag it and let me know. If you see this as a serious problem then send me a PM setting out your position.

As for The Great Reset, I haven't read too much about it. However, I thought it was a post-COVID-19 economic recovery plan proposed by the World Economic Forum.

It's also worth noting that individual threads can be ignored.
 
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In general, if you are unhappy about a thread, another forum member, even an entire forum... then ignore it/them.

Life is too short to get upset about it.

I used to have a friend who, whenever I would piss and moan about something fairly insignificant, would say, "if that's your biggest problem then you musn't have too many problems." It always brought things back into perspective.
 
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Gone for me as well. Although it is visible in the Forum list for International Shares, once that particular item is opened, it is no longer visible.

Of course, if viewing the list of new posts without login in, it is still visible but that is a "Whatever" issue.
 
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Joe, I asked a while back and you replied, but now I can't find your response! It was about the different headers on the website.

New posts
Latest Activity
Recent Posts
What's New

I find it a bit confusing. Actually I can see what Latest Activity does - that's clear. I'd like to have just one button that I can click on the home page for any/all new posts. Thanks.
 

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Joe, I asked a while back and you replied, but now I can't find your response! It was about the different headers on the website.

New posts
Latest Activity
Recent Posts
What's New

I find it a bit confusing. Actually I can see what Latest Activity does - that's clear. I'd like to have just one button that I can click on the home page for any/all new posts. Thanks.

You can just click "What's New" and that will give you a list of all threads that have unread posts and all new threads. Is that what you are after or is it something more specific?
 
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