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These damned spammers!

Postby elba » 17 Mar 2008, 17:37

Is it really possible that nothing can be done to rid this site of these intrusive spammers. No less than 17 at the moment!!!

I only ever see one person who I think is a 'bona fide' moderator actually clearing the boards of these posts.

Surely Italian Genealogy has more than ONE moderator? Though I can't find anywhere where moderators names are listed and to whom we can/should turn to for help. It also seems that any request for help to the administration falls on deaf ears too, as they are often ignored for months or even totally.

I really can't remember the last time I saw a name listed under the
"Staff Online" list on the r/h sidebar...


So who ARE the moderators here? Are they 'Staff' or aren't they? Who should be advised when things go awry or there is (yet another) SPAM invasion?
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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby vj » 17 Mar 2008, 18:50

Hi elba!

nuccia, wldspirit and rfornal

(the list is under groups - staff- view information)
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Groups.html

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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby JamesBianco » 17 Mar 2008, 18:52

Well Nuccia is certainly the most active moderator, and from what I understand has had to carry more than her share of the weight. She works like 2-11AM and then sleeps. Let's not even go into the fact that she has her own forum and moderates on two others. Unfortunately this means the spammers sometime escape her attention right away.

You have to remember this is a free website, brought to us by the generosity of Edmondo. They will be cleared eventually, and the spammer banned. In the meantime I think we really shouldn't complain too much right?



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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby nuccia » 17 Mar 2008, 19:13

Oh my..I see the spammers are at it again!

Edmondo has informed me that due to personal issues he will be unable to address this issue personally at this time so I am to do what is necessary to "clean up" the board. Unfortunately I only have limited access to certain areas at this time so I can not permanently bann members but I will be more then happy to remove the posts!

Sorry for the inconvenience, folks! We'll get this straightened out yet!
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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby suanj » 17 Mar 2008, 21:38

the China spammer are very invasive... they have not idea of human rights.... it is sad ... to understand... that it is.... again... a big difference between civil people and not civil people.
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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby wldspirit » 25 Mar 2008, 18:50

My apologies for the lack of "moderation and activity"...my intent was certainly not for Nuccia to bear the brunt of the spam activity.

After my daughter's strokes, it is only recently that I have had the energy
or time to pay attention to the board.

I removed several today and will be checking in more frequently.

Again, my apologies for the lack of attention.
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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby vj » 25 Mar 2008, 19:14

Hey Lee!
Oh my, I hope your daughter is better.
I'm so glad you found a bit of time to drop by.
Missed you :D !
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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby BillieDeKid » 25 Mar 2008, 20:46

Hi Lee,

I'd like to extend my best wishes to your daughter, you and the entire family. This is a difficult time and I want you to know you're in my prayers. I'll ask the priest at my church to include your daughter in the special intentions during mass this coming Sunday.

Please take care
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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby nuccia » 25 Mar 2008, 21:09

Lee..

Waiting for your call. Lets talk.

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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby suanj » 25 Mar 2008, 21:37

My prayers for your daughter.. dear Lee! Kisses, suanj
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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby Essgee » 25 Mar 2008, 23:46

My prayers for you.

My husband suffered a stroke this past year. Little ones since then. But it isn't the same. That it happens to one's child is more difficult to grasp.

God bless both of you and your family.
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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby wldspirit » 26 Mar 2008, 00:52

I have resolved myself to be positive,....positive attitude=positive energy....I have spent to much time thinking the worst. It's not
helping Elizabeth, her children or myself.
Everyone's good wishes and prayers mean the world to me......
God Bless you all..... :)

Nuccia.....I have a clear slate for Wednesday, will call you then.
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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby nuccia » 26 Mar 2008, 01:22

Ok..I'll be home by 3 pm. Lets do the 3 hour thing....I think we both need it. Dinner will wait.

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Re: These damned spammers!

Postby maric1 » 30 Mar 2008, 22:44

I've seen them in here off & on too.
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