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Old 10-15-2008, 04:30 PM
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did he just recently become one?
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:31 PM
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um... DURRRR!!!!!!!
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:31 PM
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A p0rn addict? No....
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:32 PM
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how am i supposed to know this?
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:32 PM
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and what do you mean? no? no what? i bet i don't watch as much **** as snw.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:35 PM
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i'll also take that bet ^^^^^ FAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAP


and you should know by lets see, when you asked a couple days ago we told you he wasnt a mod, then his name turned red today? maybe last night? i think today and thats the sign of a mod. sooooo.... i think thats how you are supposed to know, the same way i did. lol.


now for SERIOUS business... i want my 10.7k posts back. lol. i earned them over 3 long years......
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:40 PM
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oh i thought red meant that a certain amount had been donated.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:41 PM
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and i want posts back too! i'm around 1700 now....no... 1850? somewhere around there.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by snwbrderphat540
i wonder if i was ever in consideration when that vote/choice came down... ahh the mysteries of the mod only section
oh you were... it was a close one....

Nismo619, NismoPick, 280zx2by2, Hoov, Snwbrderphat540, and KasbekZ were all at the top of the list. I'm not sure how NismoPick won out of that group.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleach
oh you were... it was a close one....

Nismo619, NismoPick, 280zx2by2, Hoov, Snwbrderphat540, and KasbekZ were all at the top of the list. I'm not sure how NismoPick won out of that group.
I know how...because of all the ones in that list. NismoPick will do that job better. I was about to do a thread. To convince people...that NismoPick should be a mod. Looks like I don't need to now. Congrats bro'. You have earned it man.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:21 AM
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hahahaha! i get it! none of those people were in consideration! 2by2 just got here!
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:21 AM
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Well don't get too worked up about it... I only have access to delete posts / threads (to keep duh spamz under control).
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:50 AM
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i'm not worked up. was i really considered though?

but seriously, if they had picked me, i would have figured it was cause it was a limited power "dirty work" job that no one else wanted to do. there are plenty of people that have been here longer than me
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:02 AM
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who all voted? and granted powers? i figured it wouldnt be possible since its bleach and LWW and the occaisonal entropy pop in. lol. i figured there wasnt enough mod power around to get some new ones....
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:03 AM
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i put my opinion up for nismo on page 2, i also voted for myself, but nismo knows more stuffs. all hail the nismopick!!!!
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:20 AM
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Funny...

I just got spam (well not really) in my email from this site asking me to come visit since I haven't been around.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:34 AM
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^^^ Just a friendly invite to come on by.

Also... Two of the site owner Admins were on the other night & I think they put in place some better spam prevention tools.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by NismoPick
Well don't get too worked up about it... I only have access to delete posts / threads (to keep duh spamz under control).
Do you not have access to the mod cp now? Under the mod cp you should have the ability to also ban spammers, which should significantly cut down on the amount of spam (given that you can catch them in time).

Also, are there any active supermods? A supermod should have the ability to miserable spammers so they don't just sign up for another account and continue with their insane spam-a-thon.

I'm a supermod over on another forum with 35,000+ members and would be more than happy to help out here if need be. I have the open time to be able to log on more often as I currently am unemployed and have nothing but class to deal with. Hell, yesterday there was a transition with the way that chat threads were handled on the other forum that prompted me to create a thread to answer any questions or respond to concerns that members would have. This thread alone took up over 8 hours of my time yesterday.

Just a heads up, if any of the admins/supermods would like a little more help around here then feel free to hit me up.. I'd love to help out a z forum rather than a civic forum where the average age of users has dropped to... oh, idk.. 15?
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:19 PM
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I have been given "a lil bit" more power now. In my other thread ( https://www.zdriver.com/forums/site-feedback-suggestions-226/adjusting-some-things-forum-27015/ ) I gave an update advising that I have blocked the main spammers email domains. I'm sure there are more, but the 50 or so we would get every day came from "spambox.us"
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:54 PM
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Out of curiosity, did y'all inadvertently ban any email account from Gmail? I know someone that just came over here to sign up because she's thinking about buying an s30 as a project car and when she went to activate her account it said that she had been banned.

Username: NinjaZ

Thanks for checking this out for me.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:35 PM
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From my recent post on the front page:

Originally Posted by NismoPick
Due to a recent increase in spammers we have blocked many email addresses associated with them. If you are trying to register as a new member and get the error "The administrator has banned your email address" please try a different email domain or contact us at [email protected]

Thanks!

I didn't block gmail.com, but it looks like one of the other email domains is close enough that it's blocking it as well. I just gotta find what one that is. Yahoo is still a valid email.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:00 PM
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okay... gmail works again.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:14 PM
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lol and with it came spam! buwahaha
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:16 PM
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:51 PM
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Yeah... as soon as I made that change, about 20 spammers signed up from gmail.com

So now I've put in place a "member validation". Users will have to be validated by an Admin before posting.

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