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are we really dying?

By john.a.wills ·
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Sometimes I think that the TR fora are dying out, especially the one around the water cooler, but someone has not told certain illicit advertisers that: some idiot has posted 11 copies of an ad for password hacking in the main discussion column.

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Only 11 John?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to are we really dying?

Seems like a lot more to me.

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Yes, indeed,

by john.a.wills In reply to Only 11 John?

as you, being a moderator, presumably have to keep track. There's a lot of delend stuff today about printers.

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Well if you like John

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Yes, indeed,

I could bring back all the ones I have deleted this morning.

I think I only went back 45 Pages trying to find something that didn't need deleting. Up until a couple of weeks ago I was very worried about Deleting any User Accounts as I saw it a power I didn't want and thought I may become too comfortable deleting users.

Since then I've lost count of the number of users accounts I've deactivated and really think I need something more powerful that what is currently available with all of the spam that is currently being posted.

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and a lot more today

by john.a.wills In reply to Only 11 John?

I can't see any real discussions. Don't anyone tell any spammers about the Water Cooler.

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Bet you can not see them now.

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to and a lot more today
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Yes, we're DOA

by GSG In reply to are we really dying?

The articles are repetitive, you can't follow a discussion attached to a blog, and today I was lucky and could actually log in. Most of the time, I can't even log in, or click on a link without opening it in a new tab. In fact, today is the first time I've been able to get logged in for about 3 weeks. It's very sad, and I hate to say it, but I go to zdnet instead. I hate how every single blog has people calling the poster a shill for Microsoft, or Apple or whoever, and basically are a big group of trolls, but I've seen a few of the old TR peeps on there as well.

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GSG's problems are not the same as mine

by john.a.wills In reply to Yes, we're DOA

Perhaps that's because I ignore a lot of the articles and concentrate on the fora - and this forum has very little in it these days. Perhaps I should look up a controversial tract and post it.

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"He's dead, Jim". No text.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to are we really dying?
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Well if this helps

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to are we really dying?

I deleted the account of a certain Justin Beiber yesterday.

Seems this person wanted to give a lot of free advertising to solving Computer Issues along with a Toll Free Number. But when I rang that number all I got was a Number Not Connected message. The depths that Spammers will sink to truly amazes me sometimes.

Col [/maniacal Laughter]

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16 months later but multiple posting is still a problem.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Well if this helps

That should answer the 'Are we really dying?' question.

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