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Old Oct 16th 2012, 05:48 PM
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New rule

No links may be embedding into signatures via BBCode or HTML.

This new rule is due to the plethora of link-spammers out there.

Please feel free to comment about this new policy in this thread. The goal here is to eliminate the link-spammers, not to annoy members.
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Old Oct 16th 2012, 05:55 PM
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I personally support anything that annoys the spammers.

If there was a way to send an electric shock back through the internet, I'd be all for it.
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Old Oct 16th 2012, 06:00 PM
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If there was a way to send an electric shock back through the internet, I'd be all for it.
Our R&D lab is hard at work on this proposal!
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Old Oct 16th 2012, 08:35 PM
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Kill it. Kill it with fire.
I can't see any useful purpose in having links in a signature.
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Old Oct 21st 2012, 10:24 AM
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Okay, we've now adopted plan B.

New members joining the forum cannot post any hyper links at all. They also cannot edit their own profiles to prevent embedding website information in profiles.

Any new member who would like to post links, may send me a pm requesting permission. New members who are not spammers will be granted this permission once it is determined that they are not spammers.

As always, spammers will be banned and deleted with no mercy.
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Old Oct 21st 2012, 09:22 PM
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This looks like it might not have worked. Ad spammer got through about 12 hours after you posted this.
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Old Oct 22nd 2012, 07:01 PM
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This looks like it might not have worked. Ad spammer got through about 12 hours after you posted this.
VBulletin software doesn't make this easy at all.
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Old Oct 22nd 2012, 08:54 PM
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Btw, I'd like to thank Americano, Pramjockey, Greendruid and Dominick (as well as some others) for being so helpful in reporting these spam-posts.

That makes it so easy to just pick them off when I log in.

We are working on a better solution to this difficult problem. Please have patience.
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Old Oct 22nd 2012, 10:04 PM
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Standing by with phasers locked captain! [searches frantically for a Star Trek smilie ... bah! Not a one!]
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Old Nov 5th 2012, 11:05 PM
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It seems to be working fine now. I haven't seen any shit in a significant time.
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