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Re : Spam

Postby annegarrett » Mon Oct 11, 2004 02:20 pm

Officially approving this from a friend's computer in St. Paul, Minnesota. Back in the hot seat and officially "back to work" Tuesday.

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Re : Spam

Postby frasiah » Mon Oct 11, 2004 08:14 am

Like the automated option...

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Re : Spam

Postby denise » Mon Oct 11, 2004 05:50 am

I like the idea of hte automated option. I also am one who likes to immediately post if I join somewhere. I think if we maybe add just the automated validation would possibly make some newbies more comfortable about posting. Like Jocelyn said, it's worth a shot.[:D]

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Re : Spam

Postby 5thtymachrm » Sun Oct 10, 2004 07:53 pm

I think the automated version is better. Laura- you really don't need anymore work! :o) I know you do just a TON of things for this website and really shouldn't have to add it to the list. Another thought I had was when they put in their request for membership they would be a comment box/question box for them to ask a pressing question- i.e. "i think i may have PE and am worried, etc" those emails could be forwarded to the moderator of the section they would have posted at, kwim? just a thought.


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Re : Spam

Postby wyntyrose » Sun Oct 10, 2004 04:07 pm

I think the automated option would be the best way. Helps to weed out most spammers.
If spamming becomes more common then the second option would be ok.

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Re : Spam

Postby space_coaster » Sun Oct 10, 2004 01:11 pm

Well, the automated option sounds fine to's worth a try!

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Re : Spam

Postby julie f » Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:07 am


I think the automated option is great, it provides just about instant validation/approval right?

The second option would be fine too but, I think you are already doing so much and with the amount of new members we get daily/weekly/etc. you could end up spinning your wheels doing this and frankly, we'd miss you!! Also, I'm one of those who craves instant gratification and if I had a burning question I'd be bummed about having to wait to post.[:o)]

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Re : Spam

Postby laura » Sat Oct 09, 2004 08:43 pm

Well, there's two ways of doing it. One way is automated, where you click on the link to validate. That gets rid of fake emailers but still leaves the forbetterhealth@____.coms. I think that option will be a go, and I'm waiting on approval from the Jefe before instituting that one. (FYI for newbies:Our little Annie is the Jefe [:)])

The second, more complicated way is for an administrator (who would end up being me) has to approve your membership before you can post. What that would do is weed out the people obviously there to spam if it is apparent by your email address (which experience has often shown to be the case). I guess what I was trying to get a feel for is whether this option is something you guys would have found off-putting if you'd have to do it as new members. I understand the necessity, but it always irks me personally when I have to wait for admin approval to post in other forums!

I didn't want to make the case to do something that drastic to Anne without making sure first that that you guys don't find it unreasonable! I think I'm looking for a little perspective...

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Re : Spam

Postby paljane8 » Sat Oct 09, 2004 08:16 pm

Yep, I am for e-mail validation too. Laura, does that make you or Ileana the "parking garage attendant"? This can be automated, right?

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Re : Spam

Postby raindrop » Sat Oct 09, 2004 07:14 pm

I completely agree with what the others have said. I believe it would be worth the wait.

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