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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:12 am 
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Update:

We have added a question that needs to be answered correctly as a spam preventive for new account. I have re-enabled registration and will be monitoring it's effectiveness in helping turn the tide. I literally had to remove 1500 accounts that were created this weekend. and the mods are expressing frustration. Hope this helps.

Thanks all


due to China spammers - I am disabling registration until I have time to implement counter measures. You can contact me direct --- this could not happen at a worse time for me -- in middle of a SharePoint Migration at work and my personal computer took a poop. So please bear with me.

This will be a two step process. one will be adding a mod or two. The next is moving the forum back to "ifourwinns.com" domain. Look for notifications soon on the move so you can be prepared.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:24 pm 
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PERFECT!

Thanks Boss.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Can I nominate myself for mod? :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:25 am 
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Awesome news. Sorry to hear of the other complications. Good luck untangling that!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:17 pm 
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Dang spammers, they still get in here!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:00 am 
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jsimon wrote:
Dang spammers, they still get in here!



can only stop the bots -- real humans can get by those, since they submit the correct answer to question.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:55 am 
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What's the question? Ask them what BOAT stands for - that will indicate if they own a boat or not.... :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:38 pm 
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EvilZ wrote:
What's the question? Ask them what BOAT stands for - that will indicate if they own a boat or not.... :wink:



That's a hell of an idea since most of them are in China and the likes, they'd have no clue. But then again, newbie boaters might be lost too.

The registration question HAS kept a lot out though.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:02 pm 
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Yep, not seen as many bogus signups from China-based IP addresses.

While I'm interested in appealing to a wide audience I wouldn't be opposed to an IP address range ban that just blocked all of mainland china. Sure, there's probably one lone guy over there with a FW and that'd shut him out. Versus the hundreds of spam signups. Seems like a no-brainer.

Yes, they could use botnets to host their attack from legit IP addresses or ones outside of china, but that's a different attack to fend off if/when it ever happened.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:19 am 
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^^ On my own domain, I just blocked all Chinese/Russian subnets for mail.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:01 pm 
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blue dragon wrote:
^^ On my own domain, I just blocked all Chinese/Russian subnets for mail.


How did you get that cool boat video to post when you post something?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:53 am 
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Jafo4U wrote:
blue dragon wrote:
^^ On my own domain, I just blocked all Chinese/Russian subnets for mail.


How did you get that cool boat video to post when you post something?




appears to be a looping vid in sig. bottom right of box has web site, I bet if you goto that you can make one of your own.... just a guess.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:10 am 
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powellcrazy wrote:
Jafo4U wrote:
blue dragon wrote:
^^ On my own domain, I just blocked all Chinese/Russian subnets for mail.


How did you get that cool boat video to post when you post something?




appears to be a looping vid in sig. bottom right of box has web site, I bet if you goto that you can make one of your own.... just a guess.


Its an animated GIF

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:06 pm 
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:D Hey all! I'm back in the saddle! I'm a lifetime boater and owned a 1986 Liberator back in 1988... (I bought it second hand) I LOVED the boat but was young and wanted so much more boat!! So I bought a brand new sea ray 30... That led to selling the Lib :( Anyway, Long story and many big boats and small boats later.... I got my 211 Liberator back! I'm so excited!!!! Its a 1987 and very clean... WOW ! Nice to be here :) HELLO!!! Now ~ how do I add a PICTURE?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:21 am 
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Not sure I hit the respond button during my comment below? Have I been added to the group?

"I'm back in the saddle! I'm a lifetime boater and owned a 1986 Liberator back in 1988... (I bought it second hand) I LOVED the boat but was young and wanted so much more boat!! So I bought a brand new sea ray 30... That led to selling the Lib Anyway, Long story and many big boats and small boats later.... I got my 211 Liberator back! I'm so excited!!!! Its a 1987 and very clean... WOW ! Nice to be here HELLO!!! Now ~ how do I add a PICTURE?"


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