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Paula Begley
06-10-2010, 10:36 AM
Gang

I had some ankle surgery in late April. As a result, I was out of pocket for a while. This resulted in me being behind at work and behind on the moderation queue for this board.

The problem with catching up is that I have to weed through hundreds of spammers along with legitimate users. If you have registered and are unable to post...please shoot me an email so I can check your account and get you registered. So sorry for any inconvenience.

Paula

Grannyknot
06-10-2010, 11:19 AM
Slacker. :p

Just kidding. I noticed that you weren't in the store the last few times I was up there. Hope you are healing up well.

-Cody

Paula Begley
06-10-2010, 11:27 AM
Thanks Cody...I'm progressing nicely with the ankle...not so well with wading through the moderation queue. :redface:

I'm working on it.

Paula

Owl
06-10-2010, 03:29 PM
Well, hope it's feeling 100% back to normal asap!

jeffnles1
06-10-2010, 09:42 PM
Paula,
I saw you in the cast the last time Daniel and I were in the shop. A full and speedy recovery has been on my prayer list. In fact, this post just reminded me to say another one for you.

Hope you're back to 100% soon.

Jeff

Trip
06-10-2010, 10:03 PM
What version of vbulletin are you running Paula? I run a board and never hardly have to deal with spammers. I also put in a couple of random dumb questions that are easy to answer before registration. That has stopped 90% of my spammers.

Paula Begley
06-11-2010, 09:31 AM
Thanks guys...I'm doing two days of PT each week and the ankle is getting better daily.

Trip...we purposely hide the version of vbulletin we use because we don't want to expose it to the spammers, in case there are known holes.

I have all new members in a moderation queue...so spammers cannot get on the board to post, but this also means I must review each and every new member account request. And that takes time. We had 28 since yesterday morning and the vast majority of them will be spammers attempting to get on the board.

So, I'm really sorry if it takes some time for me to get you registered...it's the nature of the beast, unfortunately. Like I said, though, if you have registered and are still in the queue...just shoot me an email.

Paula

Trip
06-11-2010, 11:10 AM
Ouch I couldn't handle the traffic like that daily. I use a couple anti stammer hacks from vbulletin.org and that kills a portion and then the registration questions get the rest.

I would get some mods or something to help you out if you want to keep going the queue route.

psnapp
06-11-2010, 01:07 PM
Paula -- glad you're back and wishing you a speedy recovery! I knew you would restore law and order around here!

Phil

Paula Begley
06-20-2010, 12:08 PM
Bumping this post because I understand someone was commenting on another message board forum about the length of time it took to get registered.

I'm really sorry it has taken me so long to get caught up on the queue. As I said...there are a lot of spammers in line to be banned as well as some legitimate users. Please shoot me an email at the address below if you have registered and are not able to post (include your board user name).

I answer every single email to me.

Paula

Owl
06-21-2010, 02:15 AM
Since you didn't answer my email last week, does that mean I should hurry up and post whatever I want to post before I'm gone? :) LOL



( We had a great weekend. The Shrimp Pasta at Ms. Lilly's is awesome. AJ's was pretty good. That big rain on Sat. kept the temps in check for us as we went to visit the bears in the Cove! :) )