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Title: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on September 24, 2007, 09:32:55 am
This thread is for mods to log their moderator actions publicly.  Each entry should contain the following information:

Action taken.
Author of the post.
Reason for the action.

For example:

Deleted post in General by Scarmig for advocating illegal activities.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on September 24, 2007, 05:05:28 pm
Merged two NC Meetup results threads in Bulletin Board - Action by Mr. Dare - Duplicate topics merged into one.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Bill on November 27, 2007, 12:55:36 pm
Hey!  Looks like somebody fixed all the old non-working tcftalk links in all the old messages, so that they are now functional thementalmilitia.com links.

Cool!  Who's the mighty programmer who did that?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 27, 2007, 01:14:30 pm
Sorry, I forgot to announce it. I did it over the Thanksgiving weekend. Took about an hour, as I remember. Just a couple of dozen lines of PHP code.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Bill on November 27, 2007, 01:27:03 pm
I figured it was probably you.  Good job!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on November 30, 2007, 05:17:21 pm
I have removed the graphic and message
post, "Fuck You Bunch of Nigger Lovers!" by spamghod

My opinion is that we ban this whacko, but I await other sentiments from other moderators and members.

ff
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Docliberty on November 30, 2007, 05:19:16 pm
I have removed the graphic and message
post, "Fuck You Bunch of Nigger Lovers!" by spamghod

My opinion is that we ban this whacko, but I await other sentiments from other moderators and members.

ff

Only because we can't hang him for rudeness.  (re: Heinlein)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on November 30, 2007, 05:20:30 pm
Okay, so I hope I just deleted his account and posts.
I may need help if he comes back in a new evil incarnation to ban the isp specific address, however.
Please let me know if you see anything else I missed cleaning up.
I will be here another hour or so, then must go do a radio interview.
ff

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 30, 2007, 05:24:34 pm
I just sent in several more notifications. This idiot seems to have polluted half the boards. GRRRR

We sure don't need this nonsense.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on November 30, 2007, 05:27:52 pm
let me know of any more,  I will be here for a bit longer.
ff
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on November 30, 2007, 05:30:12 pm
I have removed the graphic and message
post, "Fuck You Bunch of Nigger Lovers!" by spamghod

My opinion is that we ban this whacko, but I await other sentiments from other moderators and members.

ff

Thank you, thank you, thank you, feralfae. That was well (and quickly!) done. He was moving so fast through the threads with his visual & verbal defacements that I wasn't sure the mods would be able to keep up with him.

I know the new mod policies are gentler than my Evil Mod policies were. But I do think there are cases like this one where any mod should be able to make an emergency ban -- make it a day or a week long, then permanent only if the other mods agree. But that's just my outsider's opinion. Thanks for saving us from all that spewing.

Claire
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on November 30, 2007, 10:10:19 pm
Sure, Claire,
I figure if the mod squad does not like it, they can fire me.   ^_^

I have a great interview, not preparing crab bisque, torte au chocolat Callebaut with whipped cream and raspberries, and some seared summer squash, and moose steaks for a dinner party with some Magito Zin.  Yum.

And the guests are arriving.
At least the table is set already.   :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: prometheus on November 30, 2007, 10:19:00 pm
Sure, Claire,
I figure if the mod squad does not like it, they can fire me.   ^_^

I have a great interview, not preparing crab bisque, torte au chocolat Callebaut with whipped cream and raspberries, and some seared summer squash, and moose steaks for a dinner party with some Magito Zin.  Yum.

And the guests are arriving.
At least the table is set already.   :laugh: :laugh:

 :drool: Dang, when is the next time we are having dinner?

Glad to see you guys "took care of" that asshole.  If you continue to have problems maybe you can get the GYHD troll swat team, a permit. We could make it so he never wants to return.  We have had great luck with the troll gang bang technique.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on December 01, 2007, 12:53:56 am
It's not nice to rifle through Mama's dresser drawers......and it's even less nice to take the things you find there to sunday school with you for show and tell.........after all.......appearance is everything........
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on December 01, 2007, 04:33:12 am
It's not nice to rifle through Mama's dresser drawers......and it's even less nice to take the things you find there to sunday school with you for show and tell.........after all.......appearance is everything........

please develop the above string of concepts further so that I may comprehend their meaning,   thank you 
ff
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on December 01, 2007, 05:24:54 am
Neglect to check the board for one night, and miss all the fun. :)

Thank you, feralfae.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 01, 2007, 07:42:05 am
It's not nice to rifle through Mama's dresser drawers......and it's even less nice to take the things you find there to sunday school with you for show and tell.........after all.......appearance is everything........


You kids been going through my drawers again??? Dag nab it!! LOL 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on December 01, 2007, 08:26:25 am
As usual I'm a day late and a dollar/FRN short.Thank you FF,I'm a newbie(so to speak)but that AS*Hat was trolling and looking for hits(Missed the Xplosion)but I knew what the result would be.FF,If'n you ever get to WNC the beverages are on the Padre(I'm gonna get cussed)Oh well,You did a good thing I don't believe the other Mods will complain,I wouldn't ask permission or wait to put out a Fire.Thanxs Ought 7. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Midnight Blue on December 01, 2007, 02:22:10 pm
Sure, Claire,
I figure if the mod squad does not like it, they can fire me.   ^_^

I have a great interview, not preparing crab bisque, torte au chocolat Callebaut with whipped cream and raspberries, and some seared summer squash, and moose steaks for a dinner party with some Magito Zin.  Yum.

And the guests are arriving.
At least the table is set already.   :laugh: :laugh:

First off, YUMMY!

Second, having my own board I have recently been on your side of the equation having to ban spammers as well, so I feel for you. Other than Spamdude posting fuck you towards me, I did not see the aftermath leading to his banning. I always miss the good stuff.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on December 01, 2007, 03:06:00 pm
Sure, Claire,
I figure if the mod squad does not like it, they can fire me.   ^_^

I have a great interview, not preparing crab bisque, torte au chocolat Callebaut with whipped cream and raspberries, and some seared summer squash, and moose steaks for a dinner party with some Magito Zin.  Yum.

And the guests are arriving.
At least the table is set already.   :laugh: :laugh:

First off, YUMMY!

Second, having my own board I have recently been on your side of the equation having to ban spammers as well, so I feel for you. Other than Spamdude posting fuck you towards me, I did not see the aftermath leading to his banning. I always miss the good stuff.  :laugh:

Ditto

Although I can honestly say that I don't care that I "missed"  most of the "fun".
I posted a "gee you're obviously on the wrong forum dipstick" note and went to bed.
Now I return and He-she-it has been removed and banned.
As well as my post but No Matter.

Well done FF and Thanks.

PS
Anytime you want to "practice" your cooking skills I'll be glad to offer up my little, very not-fancy, kitchen as a laboratory for your experiments.  Ahem   :rolleyes:
[one of gooches round-about clumsy 'Clem Kadittlehopper' style compliments]
and no my skel-ton is not red.  :ph34r:

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on December 01, 2007, 08:28:55 pm
Thanks for the feedback: what he had posted was particularly offensive to females, I think.  Yuk.
I just thought we needed to get past it, sorry I deleted some other comments, but I was just trying to clean up the boards as fast as I could while he was posting to various threads.

I will keep those cooking invitations in mind.  It was a superb dinner party last night, for sure.
Title: Two new thread sections to come
Post by: Junker on December 04, 2007, 07:30:34 pm
Coming soon: The last mod or admin 'vote' came in just now on adding two extra
areas to the first group of thread titles, those being
"Activism" and "Freedom's Spirit",
making the top section look like:


Not any great change, just two new 'categories' for
sorting out posting subjects/ideas.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on December 05, 2007, 12:09:20 am
Well, cool!
When do we get them?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on December 05, 2007, 09:57:21 am
Like, now!

And for all to find pleasure and expression.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: NuclearDruid on December 05, 2007, 10:02:43 am
Like, now!

And for all to find pleasure and expression.

Would you all mind putting in the little blurb in the line below their title indicating what is appropriate to be posted there?

Thanks,
ND
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on December 05, 2007, 10:19:49 am
Yes, they did look kind of bleak. Thank you, ND.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Joel on December 05, 2007, 12:25:13 pm
I'm not necessarily against this, don't get me wrong.  But I see you're moving a lot of GD threads to the new area, and don't really detect the pattern.  How are thread-starters supposed to know where to start threads?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on December 05, 2007, 02:21:42 pm
Oops. Sorry, Joel, I was off in GD history still doing that.

> I'm not necessarily against this, don't get me wrong.  But I see you're moving a lot of GD threads to the new area, and don't really detect the pattern.  How are thread-starters supposed to know where to start threads?

At first I thought to write something like "First Thoughts", but ... ran down on thought. "Freedom's Spirit" is, to me, a expansive ?concept?, so I went looking for previous threads that might illustrate some of the aspects, certainly not all... and this array in reflecting my oddities of seeing things I hope may provide a variety of aspects.

> detect the pattern

I didn't want much of one to come through. It's not meant to restrain by example, but rather show some of the many different types of threads that might be of... uh... ?illustration?

> How are thread-starters supposed to know where to start threads?

New threads as in GD appear in most recent first, of course. Continuing the old pops 'em to the top. But, I think you ask more of subject-wise, slant-wise, what/how to start, maybe? I think the "Spiritual Basis of Freedom" thread comes to me first in trying to grapple with this "thing", subject, area of thinking about "Freedom's Spirit".

And, it's all of us who post who blend in different aspects from different views that create where the the ideas might lead and will as well provide the "color" for this section.

Enough?

Edit in: And as I went off just now for a new coffee, I thought/hoped this array of threads I grouped together might give the more new type of poster (newbie) a feel for this area's possibilities.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on December 20, 2007, 03:52:18 pm
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE, IN CASE  I FORGET TO SAY IT TO YOU LATER ON!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: prometheus on December 20, 2007, 04:00:36 pm
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE, IN CASE  I FORGET TO SAY IT TO YOU LATER ON!

RIGHT BACK TO YA!  and I'll raise you a spiked eggnog Prost!, Zum, Wohl!,Trinksprüche, kurze, Tischreden!

I'd like to add, what a great moderator action, (probably the first I 100% support here)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on December 20, 2007, 04:20:19 pm
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE, IN CASE  I FORGET TO SAY IT TO YOU LATER ON!

RIGHT BACK TO YA!  and I'll raise you a spiked eggnog Prost!, Zum, Wohl!,Trinksprüche, kurze, Tischreden!

I'd like to add, what a great moderator action, (probably the first I 100% support here)
Yeah, well, you know ....
someone must do the really tough stuff.   :laugh: :laugh:
Looking forward to that eggnog when I see you guys in February!   :wub:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: prometheus on December 20, 2007, 04:27:31 pm
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE, IN CASE  I FORGET TO SAY IT TO YOU LATER ON!

RIGHT BACK TO YA!  and I'll raise you a spiked eggnog Prost!, Zum, Wohl!,Trinksprüche, kurze, Tischreden!

I'd like to add, what a great moderator action, (probably the first I 100% support here)
Yeah, well, you know ....
someone must do the really tough stuff.   :laugh: :laugh:
Looking forward to that eggnog when I see you guys in February!   :wub:

I forgot to tell ya, i'll give you the clap at the other place also, since this is a clap and spank free zone.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on December 20, 2007, 04:42:18 pm
Thank you for the applause.
(Just to clarify the use of the word "clap" over here, you know)   :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: prometheus on December 20, 2007, 07:02:28 pm
Thank you for the applause.
(Just to clarify the use of the word "clap" over here, you know)   :laugh:


:brood:  You should have made them guess what exactly you were up to.  :whip2:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on December 20, 2007, 09:28:47 pm
Thank you for the applause.
(Just to clarify the use of the word "clap" over here, you know)   :laugh:


:brood:  You should have made them guess what exactly you were up to.  :whip2:

 :dontknow:  Oops!  you are right. I must have been sleeping at the keyboard   :sleepy2:
Hey!   Merry Christmas again, everyone!      :icon_santa:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Myrkul on December 22, 2007, 01:44:30 am
Hey!   Merry Christmas again, everyone!      :icon_santa:

And more Today-specific, to those who celebrate it, Happy Yule!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on December 22, 2007, 01:49:11 am
Yes, thank you Myrkul...
the minutes turn...
Here in Fairbanks, we have only just finished an i chat with friends in Juneau.    Wonderful party with exquisite wines, great brie, a few well-articulated comments, much speculation, and a bit of epistemology thrown in for fun.......
Happy Solstice everyone!
Keep on having entirely too much fun!
ff
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on January 19, 2008, 04:40:45 pm
Yup...I added as per on-going admin development talks.

Tyranny... (new section)
- Tasering... (new subject category)
- ID... (new subject category)

Maybe more coming...I'll... we'll see. I'm gonna do some moving of related threads to these categories as well.

Post if you got an opinion or input.




Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Lazarus Long on January 19, 2008, 09:19:38 pm
Yup...I added as per on-going admin development talks.

Tyranny... (new section)
- Tasering... (new subject category)
- ID... (new subject category)
...

Post if you got an opinion or input.

Sure... just yesterday I was thinking about suggesting either a Tasering subject  category along with a SWAT Abuse subject category, or a combined "Weapons Abuse" subject category. Just seems like there are a lot of stories and threads cropping up about these things specifically.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on January 19, 2008, 09:43:38 pm
Thank you. Feralfae suggested the general idea and the Taser category. :-)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on January 22, 2008, 03:04:01 am
Now adding in:

9/11 Discussion
1. Pre-9/11: Terror, Precedent and History
2. 9/11: All Related
3. Post-9/11: Legislations, Politics, Wars, Domestic Tyranny
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 22, 2008, 11:50:27 am
Moved the Goat Chronicles to the Gulching/Self Sufficiency topic.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: iloilo on January 22, 2008, 04:36:47 pm
Yup...I added as per on-going admin development talks.

Tyranny... (new section)
- Tasering... (new subject category)
- ID... (new subject category)
Maybe more coming...I'll... we'll see. I'm gonna do some moving of related threads to these categories as well.

Post if you got an opinion or input.



I think we need to add a section on
Breaking and Entering: No Warrant     or
No Warrant Attacks    or
JBTs with No Warrants   or
No Warrant Raids
The Trashing of the Fourth Amendment   or

... you get the idea!   ^_^


Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on January 22, 2008, 05:18:01 pm
Is good.

No Warrant Raids

Who's to move the old threads to it?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Dare2BFree on January 22, 2008, 05:24:24 pm
I can start on that tomorrow during my slow times at work.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on January 22, 2008, 05:27:19 pm
Thanks, Dare2BFree. I'm still on the 911s.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 27, 2008, 11:20:18 am

Yesterday I deleted a post by Speaker at the Internal Homeland Security Checkpoints thread under Activism.

Here is what I said at the time on that thread:

Quote
Speaker's post is inappropriate for this forum because it discusses and advocates violence.  We have no desire to hang our butts out on this kind of thing and do not wish to be seen as advocating violence on this forum.   Discussion of theoretical aspects of revolution is one thing, but advocating we go out and do it is another.

Hence, I'm going to save this entry elsewhere in case the moderator consensus goes against me on this, but I am going to go ahead and delete it at this time.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on February 11, 2008, 05:23:48 pm
Merged 2 topics about predictions for 2008.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on February 14, 2008, 01:33:45 pm
Merged 2 topics on use of Cell Phones to pay for items in stores.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on February 23, 2008, 01:42:06 pm
Merged Two topics on "Former congressman warns of Detention camps in America" by Security Six & Basil Fishbone
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on February 23, 2008, 10:41:34 pm
Merged Two topics on "Former congressman warns of Detention camps in America" by Security Six & Basil Fishbone

And caused some confusion when a link I'd posted to one of them in a mailing list got an error message.

That'd be this one here,  then:  https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=16800.0  ?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on February 24, 2008, 09:54:17 am
That would be the one... sorry for the confusion, I didn't think the one from Sec.6 had been up there long enough to cause too much problem with links. I try not to be too much of a busy body for just that reason. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: byron mc on February 24, 2008, 12:38:55 pm
if my thread in "ID Issues" seems like it belongs in "Post-9/11" please move it there:

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=16815.0

I wonder if we should really have a legislations subforum. The issue is these legistlations affect freedoms, privacy, surveillance and more pertinent to the other forums.
Since the Post-9/11 forum includes legislations I'm not sure sometimes if I should be posting legislation bills there if they are not passed into law yet.

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on February 24, 2008, 02:50:10 pm
A lot of topics could go in any number of places, I usually go with what ever the original poster selects unless it's an obvious bad fit I am still cogitating on merging that thread to one of the NAIS threads in "gulching and self sufficiency", but since a lot of NAIS has to do with ID of the farm and Farmer, it's a tough call. I hate to merge too much since it can make topics too large for folks to get a sense of it without reading several pages. Natural subdivisions of topics do appear, and I think it may be best to let them grow on their own. I have noticed you have been doing some of your own "house keeping", putting like topics together, so please carry on.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 04, 2008, 07:48:42 am
March 4 2008, reset email address for 'freetraveler' by request as the old email was defunct.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: FreeTraveler on March 05, 2008, 05:44:58 pm
March 4 2008, reset email address for 'freetraveler' by request as the old email was defunct.

Thanks to scarmig for letting me back aboard. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on March 06, 2008, 05:38:35 am
When I came here for my early morning check of the forum backup and health, I discovered that it wasn't working. I was getting a database error that Google revealed to be a full database disk. I posted a service ticket with the Site5 folks, and started working on a replacement front page to notify all y'all that the problem was being worked on. Before I had finished that, I got an email from Site5 saying that they had fixed the problem. Bravo, Site5!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Apple on March 06, 2008, 06:53:50 am
Yeah, I got the database error too. Got it yesterday as well, but it cleared itself up after a few minutes. Had I known that it meant the disk was full, I would have notified someone. Gotta love vague error messages.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on March 06, 2008, 07:16:01 am
Well, actually the database error in the forum was vague and uninformative. But the wiki gave a much more particular error, with an error number. THAT was what led me to the nature of the problem.

All web hosting services I've used occasionally get database errors due to a temporary request frequency that is too high for the server to handle. Those go away by themselves.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on March 06, 2008, 10:36:38 am
Merged topic "Encryption Hacked Through Ram" By Nuclear Druid with "Fundamental Flaw in Encryption Software" topic which was already discussing the RAM retention of PGP encryption keys after shutdown.  :mellow:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Apple on March 07, 2008, 04:05:10 pm
So I just got this "database error" thing again, and it lasted longer than just a few minutes. Wiki worked. Just before that, it seems the board had forgotten my avatar. (I took the opportunity to upload a slightly updated version I've been playing with; adds a small freeofstate.org logo.)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on March 08, 2008, 08:16:43 am
Split topic, Removed post by RightCoast from the Ron Paul Thread for a new topic "Something happening in Oregon?"
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on March 10, 2008, 10:27:39 am
Merged duplicate topics on the Montana government opposing Real ID. Great topic, Great interview, Who knew there would be more than one person to find it newsworthy here?  :laugh:
Title: postpin topic request for Monitoring & Surveillance
Post by: byron mc on March 10, 2008, 11:05:20 am
I would like to like to propose a postpin topic at the top of Monitoring & Surveillance.

"List of Cities with smart card ticketing for public transportation"

In this Monitoring & Surveillance forum since it will be used for human traffic pattern monitoring (for better transporation efficiency of course...) Any new cities can be added with posts to this thread for example, train/subway/bus service, name of card, type of technology used in the card, date of trial or start of city's use of the new smartcard/contactless transportation card.
It will reduce the threads for new cities on the forum itself.

something similar to:
"List of Countries with National ID card/ E-license and year expected" postpin thread
in ID Issues


When a moderator has time any ticketing threads can be put into this public transportation thread.
Title: Re: postpin topic request for Monitoring & Surveillance
Post by: Junker on March 10, 2008, 11:57:38 am
Done.



I would like to like to propose a postpin topic at the top of Monitoring & Surveillance.

"List of Cities with smart card ticketing for public transportation"

In this Monitoring & Surveillance forum since it will be used for human traffic pattern monitoring (for better transporation efficiency of course...) Any new cities can be added with posts to this thread for example, train/subway/bus service, name of card, type of technology used in the card, date of trial or start of city's use of the new smartcard/contactless transportation card.
It will reduce the threads for new cities on the forum itself.

something similar to:
"List of Countries with National ID card/ E-license and year expected" postpin thread
in ID Issues


When a moderator has time any ticketing threads can be put into this public transportation thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 13, 2008, 12:36:03 pm
March 13:

Thread Export controls on food? (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=16828.0) reported for moderation.
The moderators reviewed the thread.
No unanimous agreement was reached.
No action taken.

Questions may be directed to myself, or any other moderator, through PM or email.

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on March 15, 2008, 04:05:31 am
Looks like we have two threads covering the same stuff here:

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=17084

and:

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=17094

with the title of the first one seeming more pertinent to me.  A candidate for a merge?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Dare2BFree on March 15, 2008, 01:19:21 pm
Looks like we have two threads covering the same stuff here:

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=17084

and:

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=17094

with the title of the first one seeming more pertinent to me.  A candidate for a merge?



Done
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on March 17, 2008, 11:54:42 am
Moved "Stuff you need to know about gold" to the Money, Commerce and Taxation topic
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on March 20, 2008, 08:16:28 pm
Merged thread "Did anyone" with Supreme Court/2nd Amendment topic in Guns and Gear by request. It looks like it changed the handle of who actually started the thread since "Did anyone" was started before the target thread. I hope that doesn't mess anybody up... :rolleyes:
Title: topic merge request
Post by: byron mc on March 22, 2008, 11:29:38 am
Moderator,

Would you please merge these two threads under the general topic name?

"Public Schools track students with RFID chips in badges or uniforms"

School to track pupils with radio chips sewn into their uniforms
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=16148.0

Rhode Island School to "Tag Um' Like Cattle"
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=16109.0
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on March 22, 2008, 11:43:34 am
Done.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 25, 2008, 01:42:31 pm
Thread Moron (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=17207.0) reported for moderation.
Scarmig sent PM(s) to remind participants of the TOS.
Thread is under review by Moderators.

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on March 26, 2008, 05:43:23 am
Updated our free SSL certificate, and asked Site5 to install it, which they did without charge. If you told your browser to accept the certificate, rather than the CA Cert signing certificate, you may need to do so again to avoid warnings.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on March 26, 2008, 07:40:41 pm
Updated our free SSL certificate, and asked Site5 to install it, which they did without charge. If you told your browser to accept the certificate, rather than the CA Cert signing certificate, you may need to do so again to avoid warnings.
Which answers the question I was going to ask so .... NeverMind ....
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on March 28, 2008, 07:30:24 am
Updated our free SSL certificate, and asked Site5 to install it, which they did without charge. If you told your browser to accept the certificate, rather than the CA Cert signing certificate, you may need to do so again to avoid warnings.
Which answers the question I was going to ask so .... NeverMind ....

Yeah,  I was wondering about that myself,  but figured it wasn't anything I needed to worry about...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on March 28, 2008, 09:40:30 am
To install the CACert.org root certificate, so you won't see a warning six months from now, click on one of the links below, and affirm any queries from your browser.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer (http://www.cacert.org/index.php?id=3)

For Firefox, and likely other browsers (http://www.cacert.org/certs/root.crt)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on March 28, 2008, 07:29:35 pm
To install the CACert.org root certificate, so you won't see a warning six months from now, click on one of the links below, and affirm any queries from your browser.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer (http://www.cacert.org/index.php?id=3)

For Firefox, and likely other browsers (http://www.cacert.org/certs/root.crt)

Thank Yee Sir Techie

I am much obliged.
Title: request for thread title change in "The Ghost"
Post by: byron mc on April 05, 2008, 04:03:39 pm
Moderator,

Could someone retitle this thread:
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=4271.0
"UK Now- Florida Soon- Then its the Entire Country"
is too vague.

I would suggest the new title:

"Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)"
so all posts can be made under it that correspond to this.


Title: Re: request for thread title change in "The Ghost"
Post by: Bedwere on April 06, 2008, 08:40:15 am
Moderator,

Could someone retitle this thread:
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=4271.0
"UK Now- Florida Soon- Then its the Entire Country"
is too vague.

I would suggest the new title:

"Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)"
so all posts can be made under it that correspond to this.




Were you a hall monitor in public school?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Pagan on April 06, 2008, 09:43:59 am
Quote
Were you a hall monitor in public school?

Well, you worded it nicer than I was thinking!

What's with all the changes in thread titles, anyway? I can be busy and plan to get back to say something, and by the time I get back there, the title is changed and I can't find it anymore. Stop changing titles!
Title: request for thread title change in "The Ghost"
Post by: byron mc on April 06, 2008, 10:57:17 am
Gentlemen,

My request for Re-titling of a thread was only to consolidate new threads to relevant topics. When one uses the advanced search for 'Topic subjects only' the topic "Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)" will come up.

The original thread title: "UK Now- Florida Soon- Then its the Entire Country" is too vague.
It is only a request and we will see whether the administrators oblige for the benefit of us all.

-Byron

Moderator,

Could someone retitle this thread:
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=4271.0
"UK Now- Florida Soon- Then its the Entire Country"
is too vague.

I would suggest the new title:

"Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)"
so all posts can be made under it that correspond to this.



Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on April 06, 2008, 01:13:45 pm
Merged two Charlton Heston Obit. threads by request.
Moderators will discuss retitling threads, but I'm inclined to leave them alone for this reason:
Quote
by the time I get back there, the title is changed and I can't find it anymore.
It ain't a perfect system, but it's what we got. And the search function seems to be a bit cludgey anyway, even on the best of days. If it worked better I might be more inclined to tinker with thread titles, but it would be a lot of work to start making a lot of changes now. Not to mention the confusion it would cause, and I've already had a few folks complain of broken links from recently merged threads.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mal hombre on May 18, 2008, 07:45:28 pm
I want to start a new thread but I cannot find the button.
"Help" did not help me at all

Will somebody help me?

I am mal hombre
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Dare2BFree on May 18, 2008, 10:07:38 pm
Mal,

You will be able to start a thread after you have made 5 posts.  This is a requirement that we implemented to help keep spammers off the board.

Welcome and enjoy!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on May 24, 2008, 03:13:08 pm
Feralfae has requested to be just a regular member, no admin duties. I've switched
her status to "Member".
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on May 28, 2008, 04:02:08 pm
Merged 2 topics on socializing the oil industry
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on June 06, 2008, 10:39:29 am
posted a gentle remind to keep discourse civil in the Confederate Flag thread
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on June 09, 2008, 04:12:46 pm
Merged 2 threads on the tomato recall
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on June 26, 2008, 10:07:59 am
Merged 2 topics on Heller/2nd Amendment restriction on government.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on June 30, 2008, 08:49:51 pm
As per decision by TMM Administration I have changed the account of MamaLiberty from full member to Administration. MamaLiberty is now an Administrator here. Welcome aboard, MamaLiberty! :)

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: NuclearDruid on July 02, 2008, 10:34:33 am
Can you guys delete/combine my gypsies thread? http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18147.0 (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18147.0)

I didn't realize that bryon m had a previous entry from June 28th.

ND
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 02, 2008, 11:01:11 am
Can you guys delete/combine my gypsies thread? http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18147.0 (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18147.0)

I didn't realize that bryon m had a previous entry from June 28th.

ND

Done
:icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: NuclearDruid on July 02, 2008, 11:19:14 am
Can you guys delete/combine my gypsies thread? http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18147.0 (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18147.0)

I didn't realize that bryon m had a previous entry from June 28th.

ND

Done
:icon_pirat:

Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on July 02, 2008, 12:17:59 pm
Merged two topics on computer techs needing Private Investigator license in Tx.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: NuclearDruid on July 02, 2008, 12:50:06 pm
Merged two topics on computer techs needing Private Investigator license in Tx.

I'm batting poorly today! <whiff>

ND
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on July 02, 2008, 01:40:09 pm
 :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on July 05, 2008, 12:25:25 am
Elias, Mama Liberty will be just fine with me.  She has proven herself over the years to be a fne patriot, nurse, and friend. 

                                        RN
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on July 05, 2008, 02:39:07 pm
Thanks, OTRN,
We agree on that. :)


Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 05, 2008, 04:53:17 pm
Asked V for Virtual to remove a Not Safe for Work picture.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 06, 2008, 10:26:49 am
Requested via PM that http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18190.msg229076#msg229076 be modified to comply with policy re posting copyrighted material.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on July 06, 2008, 10:32:25 am
You go Ma'am. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 08, 2008, 09:59:31 am
Note to V:

You might want to edit out the duplicate text in your post here: http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18173.msg228903#msg228903

Happy Birthday America!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on July 16, 2008, 08:10:59 am
Would it be alright if we merged:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18305.0

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18319.0

I think that with the interesting converstations on both that we wouldn't want to discount any....

Thanks,

Mutti (who knows nothing about moderating!)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 16, 2008, 05:55:44 pm
Merged  Time for some Campaigning and The Latest JIBJAB Film !
Title: merge request
Post by: byron mc on July 19, 2008, 08:08:30 am
Would it be alright to merge

ISP Tracked Users
https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18341.0

with the older broader thread of:
ISP deep packet inspection of all traffic
https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=17191.0

they both deal with deep packet inspection by ISPs and the controversial advertising revenue created from it along with very personal data logged and that would be 'owned' by the ISP and could be given to the government without a warrant or subpoena.

-B
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on August 14, 2008, 10:36:59 am
Edited posting to remove violations of another members privacy and explained why
here http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18442.30
Title: Re: merge request
Post by: Tahn L. on August 14, 2008, 11:36:56 am
Would it be alright to merge

ISP Tracked Users
https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18341.0

with the older broader thread of:
ISP deep packet inspection of all traffic
https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=17191.0

they both deal with deep packet inspection by ISPs and the controversial advertising revenue created from it along with very personal data logged and that would be 'owned' by the ISP and could be given to the government without a warrant or subpoena.

-B

Byron m,

  I certainly do not mind if the one I started is added to the older. I should have done a more thorough search before starting a new post. Sorry and thanks.

Tahn
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 16, 2008, 02:16:40 pm
I've received a number of complaints about a few members. It was suggested that I post my usual answer here.

So I will.

From email complaint - and my response in email:
Dear XXX,
Somehow, you (and others) are not getting the message. I can't - and won't - delete any post without the unanimous vote of all other moderators and administrators. Posts discussed for this are those which actually injure either members or the TMM forum itself - and which seriously violate the members agreement.  Nothing else qualifies.

The administrators and moderators ARE discussing the situation and keeping an eye on this person's posts. We all very much appreciate the fact that this person is an irritant and not particularly welcome by many people at TMM, but we are not sure that tossing him out is the answer - at least not yet.

Hopefully, he will get the message and either improve his manners or leave on his own. That is the best outcome. Everyone else can help make that happen by ignoring him and abstaining from argument. There is no requirement (or need) for anyone to "defend themselves" from mere words.

These things WILL wither on the vine if not watered by constant pissing matches, trust me. <G>
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on August 18, 2008, 08:32:45 am
Split a topic deviation about spanking from the Questions for Defuz thread into it's own thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 18, 2008, 09:34:22 am
Split a topic deviation about spanking from the Questions for Defuz thread into it's own thread.

Chuckle... there are so many divergent threads there it has become a ball of wet spaghetti. I don't propose to go back and try to sort them out, of course, but perhaps everyone could be encouraged to copy/paste a relevant text and start a new thread themselves where appropriate...

Just an idea. (And I am the foremost of sinners in this because it never occurs to me in the heat of the discussion. LOL)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 18, 2008, 11:41:20 am
PM sent to V re:  http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18678.msg235704#msg235704  - asking that copyrighted article posted be edited to conform with TMM policy.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on August 26, 2008, 08:39:30 am
Initiated a vote to remove and edit abusive posts in the abortion thread here:
https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=4802.135

Vote is underway.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 27, 2008, 10:58:39 am
Since merely deleting all or part of posts that violate TOS does not require unanimous decision of the admins, I have modified the posts in question. All who voted voted yes. voters were: scarmig, MamaLiberty, Mr. Dare and me.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: wws on September 01, 2008, 08:47:45 am
Dare2BFree informed me that she was still getting moderator email, and that she didn't want to get it any more. I noticed that she was still a member of the "Global Moderator" group, so I removed her. Don't know if this will stop the email, but it might.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on September 01, 2008, 01:38:45 pm
Added sub category "Partner Sites"

Added sub forum "The Price of Liberty"
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 04, 2008, 09:04:10 am
Sent following PM:

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18817.msg238351#msg238351

Tony, would you please edit this post to remove all of the non-essential stuff and provide a link to the source?

Just use a paragraph or two of the article, not the whole thing, please. We can't violate copyrights.

Thanks! MamaLiberty

Edit to add further exchange. I'm wondering if Tony understands how to post web material at all...

From him:
 I have now written to Michael Ledeen at 'defenddemocracynow.org'

    I have asked him to give his consent to his article being published in
full on "TMM".  Any such consent constitutes retroactive ratification of the
publication.

   Obviously, if he refuses consent, I shall remove the article in its
entirety.

   BTW: Michael Ledeen is with David Abshire's CSIS...

My response:
Thanks, Tony. If there is no link to the source material, then I guess that's all you can do. It did look like it was copied from a web page, however. If so, just use a paragraph or two and supply the link. That's all that is necessary.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on September 15, 2008, 09:02:53 am
Moved thread: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In, to the Survival Blog sub-board.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on September 15, 2008, 01:12:05 pm
Moved thread: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In, to the Survival Blog sub-board.

Boss,Youse forgot the hat thing again.Survival Blog Sub-Board,where is it at I ain't seen it yet. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on September 15, 2008, 01:14:51 pm
Moved thread: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In, to the Survival Blog sub-board.

Boss,Youse forgot the hat thing again.Survival Blog Sub-Board,where is it at I ain't seen it yet. Ought 7.
'
On the front index, scroll down to the new section called "Partner Sites" and you'll see it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on September 17, 2008, 12:45:15 pm
I messed up (again  :laugh:).

I did not check to see if Codex had been covered it is here (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=4920.0)

when I started a new one (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=19006.0;topicseen)

So maybe someone with the thingamabob could merge the two?

Thanks - Mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 17, 2008, 12:53:57 pm
Actually, while the two are related, the article you posted is quite different in many respects. Unless other mods disagree, I'd say leave it well enough alone. It's good to have the link to the other one up here, of course.

I'd like to see this explored and researched to see if this new, more virulent form is a real threat or just an urban legend of its own.

The original codex plans were bad enough. This sounds too insane to be possible... but then, there's a lot of that going around. :(
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on September 25, 2008, 01:53:50 pm
Merged my late topic on troops deployed at home with Secret Six's.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on September 25, 2008, 01:59:13 pm
Would the mods please consider merging Secret Six's Gen. Disc. thread on the NYC "man on the ledge" tasering ...

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=19128.0

with my thread on the same subject in the "Tasering Cases" section?

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=19118.0

Thank you!

Claire
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 25, 2008, 02:29:43 pm
Sounds ok. Do we need a vote?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on September 25, 2008, 02:31:14 pm
Sounds ok. Do we need a vote?

I don't think so if it is the threat-starter making the request.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 25, 2008, 02:37:11 pm
The threat starter? She did not!!!!  :ph34r:

Anyway, that's good. Who's going to do the honors? :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on September 25, 2008, 02:39:11 pm
The threat starter? She did not!!!!  :ph34r:

Anyway, that's good. Who's going to do the honors? :)

Go for it!

And Claire may be more of a threat-starter than she ever wanted to be, what with her inter-net famous quotes.  :)

My Freudian.  It slips.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 25, 2008, 03:24:15 pm
The threat starter? She did not!!!!  :ph34r:

Anyway, that's good. Who's going to do the honors? :)

Go for it!

And Claire may be more of a threat-starter than she ever wanted to be, what with her inter-net famous quotes.  :)

My Freudian.  It slips.

Done and done... That was fun!

Claire is more of a doer than a threat starter, actually. <G>
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on September 25, 2008, 06:28:35 pm
Thank you, guys.

I now return to doer-ing ... er, whatever it is I was doing.  :ph34r:

Claire
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on October 01, 2008, 10:51:24 pm
Removed someone else's personal information from a post by Anduril in the "Introductions" thread since members may not post another person's personal information on this forum without their consent.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on October 02, 2008, 08:44:12 pm
Asked Joel to "PG-13" his post in the Maurine Dowd thread in general discussion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 09, 2008, 01:21:47 pm
Merged two similar threads about sheriff who refused to evict. Both original posters agreed.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 13, 2008, 07:39:24 am
Merged the bathtub biker from Agitation with the Trivia Time thread in general discussion with permission from Byron. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 13, 2008, 08:01:22 am
Split coffee substitutes into new thread from baking thread with permission of poster.

Ok, I'll quit meddling now for a while. <G>
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 15, 2008, 05:15:13 pm
Deleted duplicate post by hangman in this thread:      Re: Chicago mayor to shut down government for six days 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on October 15, 2008, 05:18:23 pm
Moved thread "Cash for Gold" from Gulching and Self Sufficiency to Money and Commerce at the request of the thread starter.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on October 15, 2008, 08:20:26 pm
Deleted two posts by provisional member bedwere for personal attacks in the LEO's thread. https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18919.135

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 19, 2008, 07:55:31 am
Posted reminder of TOS here: http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18803.new#new
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on October 21, 2008, 04:41:51 pm
Merged S6's thread about the us election being stolen into S6's 2008 Election thread where it should have been placed in the first place except S6 keeps ignoring his agreement to do so.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on October 21, 2008, 04:53:38 pm
Merged S6's thread about the us election being stolen into S6's 2008 Election thread where it should have been placed in the first place except S6 keeps ignoring his agreement to do so.

Oh god, thank you, Ragnar! I kiss your hands. I kiss your feet. I kiss your very footprints!

And you also just saved me from disgracing myself, because I was in the process of breaking down and responding to that thread with a completely immoderate, TOS-violating, name-calling rant about all three of the ... er, certain persons who are currently making this board a very difficult place to be. We All Know Who They Are.

You mods have saintly patience and are no  doubt better, kinder people than I. But I fear that TMM is going to lose a lot of its true "family" if there are no "troll control" tools available to you.

So thank you, Ragnar, for sparing we the weary and me the impatient from one small aggravation.

Claire

Edited to repair grammar. I'm apparently not at the top of my writing game when I'm spitting sparks. I wish the "ignore" button also eliminated all quotes of the trolls' words, all sign of the threads they start, and all of the aggravation they leave in their wake. No Such F&^%$#ing Luck, eh?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 21, 2008, 05:15:01 pm
Forgot to post... merged some S6 trivia with the trivia... I forget the name of the merged thread now... my memory is becoming a lace curtain...

Where are my graham crackers?  Is it time for my nap yet?  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on October 21, 2008, 05:22:19 pm
Forgot to post... merged some S6 trivia with the trivia... I forget the name of the merged thread now... my memory is becoming a lace curtain...

Bless you, too, MamaLiberty.

And don't worry, nobody cares what that thread is called. The human brain can hold only so much information. You're not getting old; you're just filtering out the dross.

Claire
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 21, 2008, 05:34:12 pm
Thank you dear. Now, if only the dross didn't include the location of my glasses...  :headscratch:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on October 21, 2008, 08:46:35 pm
Thank you dear. Now, if only the dross didn't include the location of my glasses...  :headscratch:

Awwww, Geez. MamaLiberty, now I have spewed some porter all over my keyboard. But that's okay. It wasn't the best porter. I had to try it. It's called Old Leghumper. Yes, it is, really.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: slidemansailor on October 21, 2008, 11:03:28 pm
It took a bit to get me to turn on the IGNORE button for one of our posters.  Amazingly, to me, I switched it on for a second.  Sadly, as noted by others, it does not operate as a VAPORIZE button would.  It requires that I actively ignore their quoted remarks when others here lash back at their inanity. Fortunately, I have learned to do that.

It is a bit sad that I have had to develop a TMM thick skin in this way.  For the longest time it seemed that everybody here had great insights, interesting things to say and a gift for saying them well.  Now there are many weeds among our flowers.  Perhaps Monsanto has a cure ;)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Myrkul on October 21, 2008, 11:24:59 pm
Sadly, as noted by others, it does not operate as a VAPORIZE button would. 

Anyone know where such a handy little tool might be found?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on October 22, 2008, 10:05:56 am
Vaporizer tool ?

I just bought one yesterday.  Haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
It's made by Mossberg and is called a Maverick 88.
It's rated a twelve on the gauge scale.
It looks like it might be a little hard on monitors but it should work wonders for the frustration release part.
Maybe I'll swap my good 19 inch monitor for one of my old 15 inchers to try it out  ....



What ?    Oh yeah .... exit .... I see it.  thanks.    bye.  :threvil:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on October 22, 2008, 10:45:39 am
Vaporizer tool ?

I just bought one yesterday.  Haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
It's made by Mossberg and is called a Maverick 88.
It's rated a twelve on the gauge scale.
It looks like it might be a little hard on monitors but it should work wonders for the frustration release part.
Maybe I'll swap my good 19 inch monitor for one of my old 15 inchers to try it out  ....



What ?    Oh yeah .... exit .... I see it.  thanks.    bye.  :threvil:

And???. Ought 7.


Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on October 22, 2008, 12:24:34 pm
Vaporizer tool ?

I just bought one yesterday.  Haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
It's made by Mossberg and is called a Maverick 88.
It's rated a twelve on the gauge scale.
It looks like it might be a little hard on monitors but it should work wonders for the frustration release part.
Maybe I'll swap my good 19 inch monitor for one of my old 15 inchers to try it out  ....



What ?    Oh yeah .... exit .... I see it.  thanks.    bye.  :threvil:

And???. Ought 7.




I'm feeling much better now thank you.
It WAS an old crt 15 inch monitor and it is feeling no more pain ....


[actually no monitors were damaged in this post.]
I haven't had any place or opportunity to test fire my new "room cleaner".
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 24, 2008, 07:21:08 am
Split the Leo's blogging thread to create new thread for the VA as socialized medicine conversation that started there. Did so with permission of most posting responses.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: crepemyrtle357 on October 26, 2008, 10:35:18 pm
Could one of you magnificent moderators please delet a thread I messed up on "Decentralization" in money and commerce.

I had about eight tabs open and posted the wrong ones then got interrupted and couldn't fix it. Decided the best time for me to post anything is after 11 at night.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on October 26, 2008, 11:06:37 pm
It's gone
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: crepemyrtle357 on October 26, 2008, 11:31:51 pm
thank you very muchly
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 28, 2008, 02:54:55 pm
Split the topic about the possible spam CD thing and discussion of it from the "What to post" part of the trade board. You all know what I'm talking about, I hope.

Anyway, if you want to yell at me... go ahead. I'll turn off my hearing aid.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on October 29, 2008, 08:48:40 am
at mutti's request movied  topic from Services Offered to Services Sought.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on October 29, 2008, 07:11:34 pm
Merged "Tensions boil between Obama-Clinton camps" & "Election 2008 & Political Posts...."

because tensions were boiling amongst those who don't really give a shi-att
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 30, 2008, 08:23:11 am
Thanks, Ragnar. Keeping up with S6 is getting to be a full time job.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on October 30, 2008, 12:31:43 pm
well Mama.......the only thing I can say is that this mass temporary insanity will soon be over.......
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 30, 2008, 01:15:59 pm
I can't wait. Unfortunately, I suspect that S6 will then return to sharing the bathtub motorcycles and other delights he finds in his evidently ample spare time. Anyway, I'll keep steering him to the trivia thread. Maybe one day it will rival the other "silly stuff"... :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 30, 2008, 03:02:38 pm
Ok, now I'm starting to get a bit annoyed with this silliness. And the natives are getting restless too.

I've stickied the "Trivia" thread because I suspect it's been hard to find, and so much easier just to start a new one. I propose that if S6 can consistently use this for his silly stuff, which is quite different than the OTHER "silly stuff" thread, maybe we can all get along without feeling the need to throttle him.

If anyone has objections to the sticky, say so. I don't know what else to do.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on October 30, 2008, 03:38:09 pm
Merged a S6 topic to Trivia at his request.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 02, 2008, 08:19:43 am
Vonu just posted some drivel about refried beans to general discussion. I merged it with Trivia and I'm not asking anyone! 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 02, 2008, 10:16:09 am
The trivia thread is stickied to the very top of the "general discussion" board. Open your eyes.

Well researched material about refried beans? PLEASE spare me. At least put it in gulching with the food and stuff.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 02, 2008, 10:33:32 am
Apology accepted, of course.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on November 05, 2008, 08:33:49 am
Elias,

Just throwing this out there, as someone who has nothing to do with either "camp," no beefs or feelings from earlier events, and no reason to "take sides" ...

You sure did seem to stomp FF's tail pretty hard.  I know you prefaced your original post with all that nice stuff...  But then you let go with both barrels, and seem even more defensive in your next volley.

I appreciate whichever way the "troll" issue gets decided, and any "ownership" issues are not relevant to me (I'm not the owner, so I should behave like a guest, understanding I can get thrown out if I get too rude.  Who the owner actually IS doen't change that for me.)

I'm just saying, as an impartial observer, that it seems that your responses are risking putting a serious wound in what should otherwise be a nice relationship.  It would be sad to watch that happen.

My two cents.  Take it or leave it.  Just thought you might accept some input from another male who has no reason or motive to "pick sides".
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on November 05, 2008, 08:34:23 am
I've split the thread from the point of Claire's comment into a separate thread titled, "Moderator Actions Commentary".  Let's continue there and leave this for Mods to actually report their actions.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on November 06, 2008, 09:08:00 pm
   Edited a post by Klapton which contained content that violated the terms of service agreement which prohibits the use of abusive or threatening language.
   Posters are reminded that civil responses are a requirement here, and also a much better way to get your message across. Abusive, threatening posts, and posts which merely "attack the person" without rebutting the idea may make you feel better, but do not reflect well on your position and are not persuasive.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on November 06, 2008, 09:12:31 pm
   Edited a post by Klapton which contained content that violated the terms of service agreement which prohibits the use of abusive or threatening language.
   Posters are reminded that civil responses are a requirement here, and also a much better way to get your message across. Abusive, threatening posts, and posts which merely "attack the person" without rebutting the idea may make you feel better, but do not reflect well on your position and are not persuasive.

While I'm fine with your edit, my post did indeed "rebut an idea."  The idea was that someone has to get a boner from shooting to be any good at it.  My rebuttal was simply that if one was to actually put this to the test, they would discover very permanently how incorrect they were.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on November 06, 2008, 09:27:15 pm
And I agree with you on that point, my concern was the manner in which you made it which violated the terms of service and did not state the case nearly as well as you just did. I don't want to belabor the issue, but your post was pretty much assured to start a fight which would not help the thread starter or any one else who was searching that thread for helpful information.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 09, 2008, 07:15:51 am
Edited out portion of post by Anduril to Objectivity thread which violated TOS.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Joel on November 09, 2008, 09:39:25 am
Edited out portion of post by Anduril to Objectivity thread which violated TOS.

And since no one else can see what was objectionable, a correction is impossible.
Just as the USC is imponderable to most Americans, so might the TOS be to those who haven't memorized it, not to mention those who hold 1A as much more important.
If the search engine could find "TOS" in anything else but "tos"sed, maybe we could review it more regularly.



Oh, it was objectionable.  A reasonable (that is to say, sane) person needn't have ever seen the TOC to have refrained from making that particular post.  Tony was just trying to stir a pot that has long since burned its contents solid.

I suggest you stand away from things where you have no knowledge.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Joel on November 09, 2008, 09:46:28 am
If we are not to know the contents of the mighty TOS, we will inevitably violate it, just as we do the laws of which we are ignorant.
Is there a shrine to the TOS to which those of us who gesticulate may attend?

In a trollish mood today, I see.  My own fault for addressing you at all, a mistake I won't repeat.

But here it is (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=15394.0), stickied up there for all the world to see.  Right where it's always been.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Myrkul on November 09, 2008, 09:55:36 am
it was 100% objectionable. Had I moderator powers, the post would have been deleted as soon as I saw it. I only hope the person it was directed at was spared the insult of seeing it.

Is it Banhammer time yet?

If the search engine can't find it, it is probably for a good reason.
But, there is no point in knowing it if it's enforcement is arbitrary, especially selectively against "trolls," the cybernigger, it appears.

If you define "nigger" not by the color of skin but by actions: Whiny, always the victim mentality, A desire for power over others while having no restraint on their own behavior, and a foul language set, Yes, that description is accurate.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Myrkul on November 09, 2008, 10:08:53 am
Quoted from the TOS (linked above):
Quote
1.  Civility:  TMM asks that all participation in the forums be civil and respectful.  Posts which are defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, or violate another individual's rights may be deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Myrkul on November 09, 2008, 10:22:35 am
If you don't know how to be civil, There's nothing I can do to help you.

This will be the last response from me to you in any thread until you learn.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Jebur27 on November 09, 2008, 11:27:52 am
The First Amendment applies only to governments.  Private individuals/organizations may censor/restrict what is said to their hearts content. 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Myrkul on November 09, 2008, 11:35:50 am
Yup. and those "censored" are free to leave.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Sister Wolf on November 09, 2008, 11:52:46 am
it was 100% objectionable. Had I moderator powers, the post would have been deleted as soon as I saw it. I only hope the person it was directed at was spared the insult of seeing it.

The person to whom it was directed read it. I'm not sure insult covers it. :icon_pale:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: vonuvan on November 09, 2008, 11:53:53 am
Here is one policy statement which has apparently been banished to forum apocrypha:
"Once we get the technical wiz-bang fixed up for folks to edit and delete their posts, the Mods will *not* have the authority to edit and delete posts for you.  Each member will be responsible for their own content.  The mods cannot cross the line of editing or deleting anything because you want it.  Deletes must have a violation of TOS as a catalyst.  And I am hoping to have edit ability completely removed from mods so it is not even a technical possibility."
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Anduril on November 09, 2008, 12:39:34 pm
it was 100% objectionable. Had I moderator powers, the post would have been deleted as soon as I saw it. I only hope the person it was directed at was spared the insult of seeing it.

The person to whom it was directed read it. I'm not sure insult covers it. :icon_pale:

       Sister Wolf:

        In line with the theme you were conversing on, I posted an extract from a work of _fiction_ by a copyright-holder who gave their consent.  I know you as "Sister Wolf."  As of this day, Google lists 1,170,000 entries for "Wolfie."  I have to think that few if any of these refer to you.

          I have no idea how old you are, no idea of your hair colour, no idea of the colour of your eyes, no idea of what your parents do for a living.  I have no reason to believe that you inhabit a girls' school, let alone a fictional one which doesn't exist.  Alll the characters are _imaginary_.  Their actions and reactions are wholly imaginary.  The (admirable) character you seem to refer to transcends the fictional situation by exemplifying exactly the reaction which would most nearly constitute _defiance_ -- an _admirable_ quality.  I think it's rather good; insightful.

            It's difficult for me to apologize to you, because Trinity wrote it, and it's a work of fiction. . But if the post somehow and inadvertantly offended _you_ (which was far from my intention), I offer my unreserved apologies.  My post followed on a discussion of BDSM, with one poster offering a lengthy  BDSM excerpt -- verbatim -- from "Atlas Shrugged", a work of fiction by Ayn Rand.  You commented approvingly. I had no reason to think that you might object.  Do you?

     The extract I posted did not and could not have referred to you.  You're an actual, quite different person. "Any resemblance..." as they say on the captions.   :mellow:

       Every library and video store in Britain, Canada and the USA has such material on its shelves.  YouTube has numerous examples of "punishment" and Sybians. Trinity's story would not be adjudged "obscene" inder the laws of any country in the Western world.  I would be mildly astonished if _anyone_ here could put their hand on their heart and say they found it objectionable or obscene or whatever.

      Except, so it seems, the Moderator, who admits here to taking a riding whip to her children.

      In _reality_ not in fiction...

       Eleutheria

        Anduril

        (Anyone writing to me can have a copy of the "banned" excerpt, with the name changed).

   
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: vonuvan on November 09, 2008, 01:16:43 pm
Having read the material that y'all find so objectionable as supplied by Anduril, and noting that there is a provisional member of this forum by the name of Wolfie, with only one post, which pre-dates all this silliness, it appears to be yet another case of someone taking something personally without a good reason for doing so.
If what Anduril sent me is what y'all deleted so protectively, then it takes on the patina of a coverup of an embarrassingly egregious misunderstanding on someone's part, something I've seen take place on this forum more times than I can enumerate, frequently with myself the misunderstood party.
Don't y'all have anything better to do?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: wws on November 10, 2008, 04:23:48 pm
Stickied sharp_shepherd's Gun Manuals (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=19716.0) post in the Guns and Gear board.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 10, 2008, 04:59:37 pm
Deleted new topic: 'Postal Service Looks To Cut 40,000 Jobs In First Layoff In History' by request of S6, the originator.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 11, 2008, 10:13:29 am
Duplicate thread deleted as requested.

 Re: Here's How Rulers really Feel About US Peons
« Reply #3 on: Today at 09:04:40 AM »
   
Reply with quote Modify message Remove message Split Topic
Well, I'm not pissed.  cheesy Apparently you aren't either. Since it's a duplicate link/post I suppose a moderator should just flush it. laugh
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 14, 2008, 02:03:13 pm
Split the thread discussing the "Right to ignore the state" and started new thread, "What are rights and where do they come from"
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Joel on November 14, 2008, 02:07:25 pm
Split the thread discussing the "Right to ignore the state" and started new thread, "What are rights and where do they come from"

 :laugh: Might want to have another look at the title, there, ML.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 14, 2008, 02:19:28 pm
Split the thread discussing the "Right to ignore the state" and started new thread, "What are rights and where do they come from"

 :laugh: Might want to have another look at the title, there, ML.

Thanks! I don't know how that happened... fixed it the best I can. Don't see how to change the topic title for each entry without modifying all of them. But this should do, I think.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on November 17, 2008, 08:05:24 pm
Is it possible for someone to "unsubscribe" me from getting email notification whenever a reply is posted in "Whatcha eatin'", and any other threads I may be "subscribed" to ? I mean I looked in what I thought was the correct place, but it says I am not subscribed in any threads, unless I an doing something wrong. I looked, and can't find where to do it. I get too much email already. Thanks, PJ
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 17, 2008, 08:34:24 pm
Is it possible for someone to "unsubscribe" me from getting email notification whenever a reply is posted in "Whatcha eatin'", and any other threads I may be "subscribed" to ? I mean I looked in what I thought was the correct place, but it says I am not subscribed in any threads, unless I an doing something wrong. I looked, and can't find where to do it. I get too much email already. Thanks, PJ

Done. Click "Profile" in the button bar near the top of the page, then "Notifications and Email" in the "Modify Profile" section in the left column, to go to the page where you can remove your subscriptions. You have 10 pages of subscriptions, so it's no wonder you get a lot of mail.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on November 18, 2008, 01:19:30 pm
Thanks, Bill.  :mellow:
I had misunderstood the destructions. I thought that since I had no checkmarks in the boxes on the right, I was not subscribed to them. Thanks again.

Edit in Red
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 18, 2008, 01:47:48 pm
Merged SF pot thread with Trivia Time
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Anduril on November 18, 2008, 03:35:32 pm
it was 100% objectionable. Had I moderator powers, the post would have been deleted as soon as I saw it. I only hope the person it was directed at was spared the insult of seeing it.

The person to whom it was directed read it. I'm not sure insult covers it. :icon_pale:

           What word did _you_ have in mind, Sister Wolf?

            Cordially

             Anduril

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on November 18, 2008, 11:37:06 pm
Merged SF pot thread with Trivia Time

Dang, how'd I miss that one? :)

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on November 20, 2008, 03:54:24 pm
By unanimous vote, Anduril's privileges have been rescinded.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Jac on November 20, 2008, 04:56:22 pm
By unanimous vote, Anduril's privileges have been rescinded.
I just have to ask what took so long...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Jac on November 20, 2008, 05:01:46 pm
By unanimous vote, Anduril's privileges have been rescinded.
I just have to ask what took so long...
Unanimity probably required some lobbying, had to get the jury programmed.
I didn't say I had to ask you.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 20, 2008, 10:07:55 pm
Vonu, you can attempt to defame us to your heart's content and say what you will to attempt to denigrate the admins. You are wrong. The only lobbying done was done by Anduril himself. The crosshairs comment was the last straw. A word of warning, since you don't like our secret voting, you are 1 vote away from being shunned your own self. There is no holdout per se, just an admin who has not logged in recently.

I'm on my blacberry, which SMF does not format well, so am not proofreading, just hitting post.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on November 20, 2008, 10:12:19 pm
Deleted partial content from a confrontative post by anduril, here -

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=19817.msg251814#msg251814

...and from subsequent posts by other members who had included that deleted section in their "quotes" feature for their posts.

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on November 20, 2008, 10:25:48 pm
Vonu, you can attempt to defame us to your heart's content and say what you will to attempt to denigrate the admins. You are wrong. The only lobbying done was done by Anduril himself. The crosshairs comment was the last straw. A word of warning, since you don't like our secret voting, you are 1 vote away from being shunned your own self. There is no holdout per se, just an admin who has not logged in recently.

I'm on my blacberry, which SMF does not format well, so am not proofreading, just hitting post.

Vonu, Ragnar has just spoken the truth to you. As soon as the Administrator who has not voted shows up over at Admin, the final vote shall be cast regarding your status and privileges here at TMM. All the rest of us have already cast our votes to shut you down. Just one more Admin who is not here right now - that's all that's needed to shut you down. I've got a hunch that that Administrator shall cast a vote reflecting the general consensus of the rest of us, and if that happens, you're going to lose your privileges here just as anduril has lost his. In the meantime, if I hear one more god-damned peep out of your sorry ass about how this place is administered by the ownership, I'll shut down your ability to post here while we're waiting for that last vote.

Am I getting through to you, vonu? :)

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on November 20, 2008, 10:32:09 pm
A new account by anduril has been created under a different name. This has been observed and has been classified as a "shunned" account. All significant privileges for that account have been suspended, including the privilege of posting.

If anduril (or any other member who has lost or loses privileges here) continues to create new membership-accounts here, our Administration will take further appropriate measures.

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on November 20, 2008, 11:02:58 pm
Er uh......Ragnar, Elias.....i'm back....

The badlands of Montana are about the neatest place on earth for hunting.......
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on November 20, 2008, 11:17:49 pm
Er uh......Ragnar, Elias.....i'm back....

The badlands of Montana are about the neatest place on earth for hunting.......


Heh! Glad ye got back safe and sound, Brother. And I'm glad you had a good experience hunting in Montana. But the badlands of Montana aren't the only good place for hunting, eh? I just mentioned elsewhere about Basil Fishbone shooting a doe with one shot at over 250 yards with an instant kill, dropping her in her tracks. We'll be eating that venison through the winter.... (along with the antelope which I've got packed into my freezer - not one I shot, but one which was shot by a woman from Willow Creek who had no room left in her freezer and ended up giving me her latest kill. Awesome! )

But regarding the topic of this conversation, your vote has already been counted and so I should add that you are not the Admin on whom we're waiting for the final vote.

Salutes and Grins, Bro!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: slidemansailor on November 21, 2008, 01:13:31 am
Signal to noise ratio jumped so fast it startled me. 
S' okay, the ticker kept going this time.  Give me warning next time, okay?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on November 21, 2008, 01:39:09 am
Signal to noise ratio jumped so fast it startled me. 
S' okay, the ticker kept going this time.  Give me warning next time, okay?

Heh! Yessir, we'll try to put out a warning next time - we'd hate to explode anyone's "ticker"!

I'd like to thank you, (and all others here) for being patient with us while we worked this out.

Good posting to ye,
Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 21, 2008, 07:27:35 am
Nobody can rightfully enter another person's home to criticize or denigrate them. You can do so to your heart's content from your own property, but not as a guest somewhere else.

TMM is private property. We are all guests of the owner. If he chooses to tolerate uncivilized behavior for a while, that does not mean he will do so forever.

Live with it - or go home.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on November 21, 2008, 07:29:54 am
All tyrants eventually take actions to silence their critics. Y'all are no different.

And all trolls eventually sound exactly alike. Y'all are no different.

Thank you, mods. It's a tough job you do.

Claire
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on November 21, 2008, 08:18:19 am
And to think I once believed that you believed what you wrote, and defended your writings from those who acted like you now do.

Now, now, vonu. You know that statement violates the Sacred And Unalterable Hierarchy of TMM, as codified by your very own self.  :rolleyes:

Quote from vonu in another thread: (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=19817.msg251904#msg251904)

Quote
Letting a newbie come in and start defaming senior members, regardless of how you feel about them, is a bit like letting your child walk into a gathering of adults in your home and start slinging stuff at your guests, IMHO.

But seriously ... Unlike you, vonu, I believe in private property. And this board is the property of Elias Alias and the Jefferson River Coalition. They have every right to do what they wish to do with it.

Poor mods can't win. No matter how harsh or how gentle their policies, they'll always hear exactly the same rants from trolls about their "tyranny."

Claire

Edited to fix bad link.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 21, 2008, 09:33:09 am
Vonu, you can attempt to defame us to your heart's content and say what you will to attempt to denigrate the admins. You are wrong. The only lobbying done was done by Anduril himself. The crosshairs comment was the last straw. A word of warning, since you don't like our secret voting, you are 1 vote away from being shunned your own self. There is no holdout per se, just an admin who has not logged in recently.

I'm on my blacberry, which SMF does not format well, so am not proofreading, just hitting post.

I don't have to defame you, even if it were my choice, because your actions fit the online descriptions for a Star Chamber, secret and arbitrary, in particular.
You can all go hide in your cave and turn mental militia into mental masturbation. That's where you're headed.
All tyrants eventually take actions to silence their critics. Y'all are no different.

vonu, you can take whatever stance you want to take to try to justify the way you have been treating us. You refuse to take a step back and see whether or not what people claim has any validity. There is nothing secret nor arbitrary about what is taking place here. Your own ego sits in the way of you ever understanding. We told you that you were one vote away from being on the shunning list. And Elias told you

...
Vonu, Ragnar has just spoken the truth to you. As soon as the Administrator who has not voted shows up over at Admin, the final vote shall be cast regarding your status and privileges here at TMM. All the rest of us have already cast our votes to shut you down. Just one more Admin who is not here right now - that's all that's needed to shut you down. I've got a hunch that that Administrator shall cast a vote reflecting the general consensus of the rest of us, and if that happens, you're going to lose your privileges here just as anduril has lost his. In the meantime, if I hear one more god-damned peep out of your sorry ass about how this place is administered by the ownership, I'll shut down your ability to post here while we're waiting for that last vote.

Am I getting through to you, vonu? :)
Salute!
Elias



And what did you do? Started right in trying to justify your right to come in here and ignore any requests of civility. So, I added you to the shunning list while we await the final vote. Is this the way it had to go? No. You had the opportunity to stop for a minute, review your posts and see if you would appreciate being treated in your place the way you treated people here. Real easy solution if you think you have a right to behave this way. Go start your own forum. See how you deal with people who come in and behave the way you have been behaving. We were very tolerant. Too tolerant. How can you call it arbitrary? It wasn't just the mods who made it clear that your behavior was causing problems. As a matter of fact, we as mods did not care how you behaved. Enough of the members complained about it until it became a thorn in each of our sides that had to be dealt with.


Nobody can rightfully enter another person's home to criticize or denigrate them. You can do so to your heart's content from your own property, but not as a guest somewhere else.

TMM is private property. We are all guests of the owner. If he chooses to tolerate uncivilized behavior for a while, that does not mean he will do so forever.

Live with it - or go home.

Y'all can act just like the megalomaniac Boston Tea Party, or you can act like you are truly interested in free intellectual discourse. It is your choice, and if you choose the former, no defense can save you from being grouped with other intellectual nazis.
I'll say the same thing to you I did to Boston, quit your bitching or carry out your threats. He made the threat twice and only took the action when I pushed him into the corner he built for himself.
I don't feel poorer for being exiled from FSW, and this forum is so full of itself that it would miss me more than I'd miss it.
I was home, but somebody let the vermin in and they ate the best intellectual seed corn and stayed to deposit the manure.

You were the vermin. You certainly were not the best seed corn and I can guarantee you that your statement that the board will miss you more than you miss it is a false statement. The amount of positive that you added to the board was highly eclipsed by the negative. We are certainly  not trying to stifle intellectual discourse. How can you call threats to others intellectual discourse. We are not trying to silence any critics. We are trying to stop the hemorraging that resulted from a couple people coming in here and thinking they had license to piss in the coffee pot. If you would have taken the opportunity to step back and look at the way you are treating people and made some change in your behavior before the last vote was cast I might have changed my vote. I really don't want to ban anyone. I explained my position in the commentary thread. I am just as upset with the board members who would choose to engage you in verbal sparring and then come to us complaining about it. I was pushed pretty far to get an Aye vote out of me to ban you. I don't think that will solve anything. But neither will letting you come in here and abuse the board and drive out good members solve anything. So, when you go start your own board or go join Anduril on his you can see how you would deal with it.
I am truly sorry the whole thing went down the path that it did. I and the other mod who was a "Nay" for so long both considered retiring as mods if we had to take this step. I am not going to do that at this time.
I can't continue this at the moment. I just couldn't let it rest yet. Each member can look at the history of conversations with you and decide for himself what is true and what is not. And if anyone thinks we treated you unfairly he can lobby to have your account posting abilities returned or threaten to leave if they aren't.
I, personally, as far as the content of your posts, do not care whether you are able to post or not. I was just fine with the way things were. But we are not going to keep you and Anduril around to the detriment of the rest of the board. If the board consisted entirley of the mods, vonu and Anduril, because we let you bully us into some sort of policy where you have license to run rough shod over the rest of the membership and no one else wanted to hang out here under those conditions, I'd have to go find somewhere else to hang out. I appreciate that you thought of this as home and I wish we could have kept the door open and the light on for you. You closed the door and extinguished the light, yourself. I want anyone who reads through all the crap that has gone on in the past couple weeks to understand where the fault (if there truly is any fault) lies. You keep trying to push the discussion to the conclusion that the fault lies with our intolerance rather than with your refusal to simply show some comportment when asked to do so.
Gotta go.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: velojym on November 21, 2008, 10:00:17 am
He's about as intellectually stimulating as a rat chewing off one's toes whilst sleeping.
No great loss. I don't have much use for assholes, and vonu's pretty well pushed hard
to earn that title.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on November 21, 2008, 12:09:21 pm


Poor mods can't win. No matter how harsh or how gentle their policies, they'll always hear exactly the same rants from trolls about their "tyranny."

Claire

In a way, that's true; but in another way of seeing things, I think TMM was not trying to "win". Psychological aggression assaulted this online community, which had been running itself rather smoothly, and the community defended itself. When trolls fail to accomplish their intended goals, trolls may be said to have "lost". Vonu and anduril have lost their ability to troll here, are publicly exposed as the troublemakers they are, and have lost in their quest to manhandle these boards.

I think TMM was confronted by a hostile challenge and simply refused to "lose". TMM also refused to violate its own policy in response to the aggression. We did not try to "win", but were forced, finally, to take an unpleasant action on behalf of the community itself. And while we may in the future hear more from characters such as vonu and anduril, we're not hearing any noise from them at present, and that in itself is quite nice. The silence of a troll is in its own way a victory.

Claire, I want to thank you again for working with us on this problem, and for your patience, and, most especially, for accepting my apology last week. Whether you may say TMM "won" or not, you and I have scored a fine victory in the art of friendship, and we're both stronger for the trials we've worked through together. Your smile is a sword of freedom, and your wisdom has liberated me to carry on.  You stand as Claire Wolfe, straight and true, and through our friendship, TMM stands. Thank you.

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 21, 2008, 01:37:29 pm
Removed duplicate post by S6 in this thread:       Re: Antiwar groups fear Barack Obama may create Hawkish Cabinet
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on November 21, 2008, 01:41:48 pm

I don't have to defame you, even if it were my choice, because your actions fit the online descriptions for a Star Chamber, secret and arbitrary, in particular.
You can all go hide in your cave and turn mental militia into mental masturbation. That's where you're headed.
All tyrants eventually take actions to silence their critics. Y'all are no different.

Well, let's see now. Regarding the "star chamber" aspects of this Administration, I do believe that both anduril and yourself have received numerous public requests to cease and desist with intrusive behavior on these boards. Both of you consistently ignored our requests. We ramped-up the requests to a level of flat-out statements of warning - and those warnings were posted right out on the boards in full view for all readers. Both of you continued to ignore the warnings, and anduril, gentleman that he is, threatened to shut down this forum, to have it removed from the WWW. The three threats anduril made to other post-makers here are also a matter of written record. The decision to place anduril's account on "shun", which is our method of removing once-given privileges, can only be fulfilled with total consensus - that means that every single Administrator assigned to this sort of maintenance had to have voted "aye" on removing anduril's posting privileges. There is no secret there, and no one is left with any doubt about who voted "aye" and who voted "nay". That is self-evident and undebatable.

So it appears in reality that no one here is hiding in a cave. Regarding "mental masturbation", the two biggest examples of that have just been shut down here.

Regarding tyrants who silence their critics, your analogy is full of holes. TMM offers a largely-unmoderated and free-flowing conversation platform for intelligent, sensitive, polite, freedom-loving individuals. This forum is quite public and anyone may register an account here by simply agreeing with our terms of service, which does include an admonition untoward civility and mutual respect for fellow post-makers. No one forced you to register here, and no one prevented you from registering here. How you chose to act once you did register here was your decision. You decided to become a board-hog, making more than thirty posts per day right off the bat. You failed to register any sensitivity to the general tone and mood of the place, and you continued to show total disrespect for this place by repeatedly ignoring my requests that you cool your jets by posting less. It was never TMM's intention to build a website for you, just the way you wanted it, to be moderated and monitored by you alone, to grant you every license untoward rudeness and inconsiderateness, to be a place where you could reinforce your belligerent egoism before a captive audience. The place was already up and running before you found it, so the Administration here was not geared to offer you unchecked powers nor to prevent your critiques.  We built this place without a single thought in mind. Everything you've accomplished here has been, in fact, contrary to the will of the creators of this site and to the Administration which over-sees the activity at this site. And despite that, you've had the balls to come in here this morning, despite my previous warning to cease with your critiques on how this place is managed, and continued to insult this Administration.

Then you said:
Quote
Y'all can act just like the megalomaniac Boston Tea Party, or you can act like you are truly interested in free intellectual discourse. It is your choice, and if you choose the former, no defense can save you from being grouped with other intellectual nazis.
I'll say the same thing to you I did to Boston, quit your bitching or carry out your threats. He made the threat twice and only took the action when I pushed him into the corner he built for himself.

That speaks for itself, but I'd like to add just one little nuance to your insanity - something you should know for future reference. Boston T. Party is a friend. He happens to have a degree less of patience that do I, and he and I each hold somewhat varied interpretations about some things, but I consider him to be a noble man of vision, a man who leads by example, and my friend. But a sure key to your problem here is manifested in your statement that "...I pushed him...". Yes, I'm sure you did. And you've pushed this Administration here into a corner of your own making. Not very bright of you, eh?  But now we'll get to the crux of the matter. You also stated on this thread today:

Quote
I don't feel poorer for being exiled from FSW, and this forum is so full of itself that it would miss me more than I'd miss it.
I was home, but somebody let the vermin in and they ate the best intellectual seed corn and stayed to deposit the manure.

You were never at "home" here, vonu. You simply thought you were, and acted as if it were your home and as if you owned it. You don't own it, as you now can clearly see. It was your mistake in judgment which caused you to think you would run rough-shod over this operation. Your attitude seemed to me to imply something like this attitude: How dare some foreign Administration defy me here in my own home!

Isn't that key to your personality, that you own whatever you think you want to own, that you don't have to listen to any mere Administrator? This is not your home, and never was. This is Claire's home, and it is home to all our friends who want to see it as their home too. As for letting the "vermin" in here, yes, it's true, anyone can register an account here, even vermin like you, but as you now see, this place shall be respected or the vermin shall most definitely be shut down and turned away. I reject your inability to be sensitive to the ownership and management of this forum, budrow. And I totally reject your contention that you can operate here any ol' way you so choose. You, sir, have been rejected as another example of psychological vermin.

I think that about covers everything I would wish to say to you.

No Salute! for you, but as it rhymes, I've got a boot for you.
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: velojym on November 21, 2008, 01:51:05 pm
I think he had me (as well as a few others) in mind with the 'letting in the vermin' statement.
I suppose his idea of seniority has more to do with post count than actually getting to know folks.

I just had an email conversation with santiago and he says he's gonna lay off forum activity in general
for a while, mostly due to the recent unpleasantness.
He thinks he was a bit over the line, but I thanked him for bringing out the 'best' in Tony.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 21, 2008, 02:32:13 pm
The final vote was cast. "Aye". vonu is now permanently banned.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on November 22, 2008, 01:22:57 am
Placed "NSAC41SR" on the shunned list.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on November 22, 2008, 08:52:47 am
Then ignore my post in the "RE" part of the board,Sorry. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 24, 2008, 02:50:09 pm
Merged Screen Actors Guild Impasse into Trivia Time
 :nono:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 24, 2008, 02:56:01 pm
Thank you... while Mama was away, the mice decided to play. :(
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on November 25, 2008, 09:40:21 am
How about deleting the original thread after moving it to another category ?   :huh:
Is there a need to have two ?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 25, 2008, 09:48:13 am
How about deleting the original thread after moving it to another category ?   :huh:
Is there a need to have two ?

If I could remember how to move it, there would be no duplicate. Where's Ragnar when I need him?  ^_^
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on November 25, 2008, 09:52:58 am
I wasn't referring to a specific post, I was just wondering. :mellow:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 26, 2008, 02:58:55 pm
Merged "The Vatican FORGIVES John Lennon" with TRIVIA TIME
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on November 26, 2008, 04:04:43 pm
Why would it bother?. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 01, 2008, 01:52:22 pm
Merged Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford arrested on federal charges with Trivia
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on December 01, 2008, 02:06:59 pm
Merged Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security  with A warning to my American friends since Alton Speers had already included a link to the same article as S6 did when opening his new thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 01, 2008, 05:42:44 pm
Merged "Indicators & Warnings," a comment on the Northcom troop thing with a similar thread already going.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on December 01, 2008, 07:51:55 pm
Changed subject heading of Million Fax On Washington to Million Fax On Washington (to end truth embargo on ETs) so readers who aren't interested in the ET movement don't waste time finding out what the fax is all about.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Joel on December 01, 2008, 10:04:20 pm
Too late.

Swear if this keeps up I'm inviting that boy to my Wicker Man festival.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on December 02, 2008, 03:59:02 pm
Is it just me,or is TMM running a little slow? I talked to another member and got the same comment. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 02, 2008, 05:01:36 pm
The site will load slower when there are many people trying to access the pages. Even slower if you have a slow connection.  You should see it from here sometimes... LOL  I'm at the dizzy speed of 40 kpbs right now, but it can get as low as 28...

Patience, my friend.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on December 02, 2008, 05:24:51 pm
Not a prob.I notice it when I go from forum ta forum.We got HS/DSL here. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on December 02, 2008, 10:17:08 pm
Too late.

Swear if this keeps up I'm inviting that boy to my Wicker Man festival.

Marshmallows or Wieners ....?
Wieners or Marshmallows  ....?
Smores ?
So many choices.    Sigh

Oops. I should ask if I'm invited first right ?
What's that ?  No.
No thanks I'm not interested in the "Guest of Honor" slot. Thanks for offering ....
I'd like to leave that to your little buddy who can't seem to remember making a "promise" or Two to an Admin type.
I'll just hang back here in the back ground with my Antler hat and my ....
Wieners  .... or .... Marshmallows .... sigh
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 04, 2008, 05:58:37 pm
Moved various nonsense from General Discussion to Trivia. I don't remember them all. :(
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Myrkul on December 05, 2008, 12:48:31 am
Once again, I offer my suggestion of the sandbox for them to play in... Or perhaps it might be better called a Litterbox?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on December 05, 2008, 01:05:45 am
Recyclables. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 05, 2008, 08:02:06 am
Once again, I offer my suggestion of the sandbox for them to play in... Or perhaps it might be better called a Litterbox?

There is already one here, called Trivia. Don't know what more we can do. Just wish they'd use it themselves instead of making us move things, but that's ok.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 05, 2008, 10:25:34 am
MOVED: Swat Team Conducts "Food Raid" in Rural Ohio - from gulching to General Discussion per OP permission
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 07, 2008, 06:53:31 am
Merged two "Kop Buster" threads.

Edit: Just merged a third posting of the same story. This one is popular!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on December 07, 2008, 03:39:15 pm
Thank you, Mama. Diligence is good.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 07, 2008, 03:48:30 pm
Indeed, and clutter makes Mama cranky at times. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on December 08, 2008, 11:33:39 am
Merged new topic Suckers... Er...I Mean Liberals voice concerns about Obama with TRIVIA TIME. Did not merge the topic about the Greek Yutes hurling rocks as that just might deserve its own thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on December 08, 2008, 11:54:09 am
Moved another movie thread from the general forum to the movies forum where it belongs.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on December 08, 2008, 12:53:03 pm
Moved a gun topic to the gun sub-forum.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Thunder on December 09, 2008, 03:15:32 pm
It would appear that Junker has renamed the Twinkie thread.  Please correct this most egregious of errors.  This can not be allowed to happen.  The fate of the world is in your hands.

And stuff.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 09, 2008, 04:24:16 pm
He did WHAT?

I will definitely look into this!

Edit:
Ok, Thunder, calm down. He only renamed his post, not the whole thread. It's ok. Nothing happened. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Thunder on December 09, 2008, 07:06:39 pm
Yeah, but that could cause a serious discombobulation of the space-time continuum.  You wouldn't want another Fresno incident on your hands, would you?

WOULD YOU???

This IS the Twinkie thread we're talking about here.  Copernicus did discover that the world indeed revolved around the Twinkie thread.....  I don't want anyone to act too hastily and do anything rash, but.....

Hopefully, it isn't too late for Junker to fix it.

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Joel on December 10, 2008, 07:02:28 am
If it gets any more massive, the entire galaxy will begin revolving around the Twinkie thread.

And won't that mess with some scientists' heads...  :threvil:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 11, 2008, 10:54:16 am
Removed duplicate thread I started... didn't see the original post. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Myrkul on December 11, 2008, 12:00:04 pm
Removed duplicate thread I started... didn't see the original post. :)

MamaLiberty - Devoted to Mod Transparency! ;) Since it's your own thread, I doubt you'd need to tell anyone, "Hey, I deleted my own thread"... but  :thumbsup: for doing it anyway. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 11, 2008, 12:39:34 pm
Thanks, dear. I'm just one of those weird people who assume that the rules apply to me as much as anyone. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Joel on December 11, 2008, 12:57:09 pm
Mama, that original post you duplicated was three or four years old.  Are you sure they aren't two different incidents?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 11, 2008, 01:42:14 pm
Oh! I don't know. I didn't read the other thread, just took it that it had already been posted.

No biggie either way. It wasn't really terribly relevant. We all know that the sports schedule is right on the same page with everything else unconstitutional, morally depraved and totally insane they do all the time. Why should we be surprised?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 15, 2008, 06:18:47 am
Moved "beans recipes" from general discussion to gulching/food
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 23, 2008, 01:19:12 pm
merged two threads about speed cameras per request of second poster. Now in Agitiation
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 23, 2008, 05:24:31 pm
merged two threads about 12 year old beaten by cops... request of poster
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on December 24, 2008, 08:58:02 am
Removed seven off-topic replies started by abcseeker.

abcseeker, please post five on-topic posts that forward discussion in the threads you are interested in.  Then you will gain access to the new topic button (which you would have known had you read the Registration Agreement).

Until then, your posts are basically just off-topic spam.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 24, 2008, 09:00:56 am
Removed seven off-topic replies started by abcseeker.

abcseeker, please post five on-topic posts that forward discussion in the threads you are interested in.  Then you will gain access to the new topic button (which you would have known had you read the Registration Agreement).

Until then, your posts are basically just off-topic spam.

Thank you so much Scarmig!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on December 24, 2008, 09:03:12 am
*LOL*......I just posted down in moderatorland that  we needed to clean that spam up except for the single thread started on the topic......
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on December 28, 2008, 11:44:31 am
Could one of you wonderful mods please combine the two threads  Toyota Prius: not just a green car, but an EMERGENCY GENERATOR ! posted Dec 25th,  and the thread Prius as an emergency generator  posted today ? Thanks, PJ
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Thunder on December 28, 2008, 11:58:15 am
Could one of you wonderful mods please combine the two threads  Toyota Prius: not just a green car, but an EMERGENCY GENERATOR ! posted Dec 25th,  and the thread Prius as an emergency generator  posted today ? Thanks, PJ

Seconded.

I goofed and didn't research as well as I should have.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on December 28, 2008, 01:59:16 pm
Prius-- Done.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on December 29, 2008, 02:48:42 pm
Yaaawwwnnnnnnnnn

Merged Obama the Nerd with Trivia Time
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on January 03, 2009, 07:44:11 pm
Removed my "admin" status as I will be underway, schedule unsure, and won't necessarily
even have i-net access. Thus I won't be assured even in being able to read regularly much
less do admin type things. Thanks to EA and the admin crew. I'll be around as and when I
can.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: freewoman on January 05, 2009, 11:34:03 am
Godspeed, Junker!  Stay in touch when you can.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 05, 2009, 01:14:57 pm
Seriously abusive posts from newbie deleted: http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=18098.msg258227#msg258227

Sorry, freewoman, I deleted them before I saw your request. Abuse was reported by another member.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: wws on January 06, 2009, 08:57:54 am
Not strictly a moderator action, more of a maintenance action, but I've noticed that posting has been very slow of late. Might be my computer or network, but I optimized the database tables and had SMF find and fix errors. Hopefully that will improve things.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: wws on January 06, 2009, 09:03:24 am
Well, it doesn't appear to have improved anything. Still takes forever to post. Sometimes.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 06, 2009, 09:14:06 am
Well, it doesn't appear to have improved anything. Still takes forever to post. Sometimes.

I've noticed that some times, just figured there were a lot of people using TMM and am not worried about it. I also have a slow dial-up connection, so don't expect much speed from anything. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 06, 2009, 12:57:52 pm
Added Battenburg to the shunned list until the mods have a chance to discuss his membership here. He is making claims that could cause us some legal trouble if we leave them to lie around here without reporting them to some agency or another which we are not planning to do.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 06, 2009, 01:39:58 pm
Ban him as far as I'm concerned.   We don't need to be solicitous of his sort, just  be quick and efficient in banning his ass.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: velojym on January 06, 2009, 03:47:15 pm
Added Battenburg to the shunned list until the mods have a chance to discuss his membership here. He is making claims that could cause us some legal trouble if we leave them to lie around here without reporting them to some agency or another which we are not planning to do.

While I'm nowhere near mod status, I'd have to agree. He's making claims that would be of interest to certain agencies, even if they are way 'out there'.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on January 06, 2009, 10:38:50 pm
I'm not alleging anything, but some of the newbies remind me of a certain English gentleman what used to post here. Anyone else notice a similarity ?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: velojym on January 06, 2009, 10:44:54 pm
I'm not alleging anything, but some of the newbies remind me of a certain English gentleman what used to post here. Anyone else notice a similarity ?

Hmm... the inflated view of his ability to affect the world, his close association with anyone having to do with anything, anywhere...
and the quick-n-easy snap of his self control whenever doubts are cast...

Naw. Didn't see it at all.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on January 06, 2009, 10:51:55 pm
Claire has references of this most recently shunned newby from 03 and 05.
The statements are Exact not just similar.
The same vehemence and the same foul mouthed name calling.
Points out how we are all cowards but I don't see him taking on the Leviathan.

Good riddance I say.  
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 06, 2009, 11:53:34 pm
...
Points out how we are all cowards but I don't see him taking on the Leviathan.

Good riddance I say.  


gooch, you weren't paying attention. He did take on Leviathan. He leveraged an entire sect to come to Florida New York and settle an old score for him, because he knew he couldn't do it himself.

He is definitely not Anduril.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on January 07, 2009, 12:50:16 am
Added Battenburg to the shunned list until the mods have a chance to discuss his membership here. He is making claims that could cause us some legal trouble if we leave them to lie around here without reporting them to some agency or another which we are not planning to do.

While I'm nowhere near mod status, I'd have to agree. He's making claims that would be of interest to certain agencies, even if they are way 'out there'.


While I am just now seeing this thread an the topic with the member being considered, I read back over a good bit of the material and seeing the harsh, rancorous decorum of the member, plus the even more important matters mentioned by our dear Claire Wolfe and other of the leadership, I certainly and heartily withmy friend Vel. that in the view of this member, this is NOT the behavior desired from those who would have the privilege of posting here.  We can do well without any further of this from the member being considered or any others in the future who violate the rules, post in a manner that might bring legal problems to those owning and operating the forum,..............

                            Sincerely, humbly,  RN
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on January 07, 2009, 03:56:10 am
Quote
We can do well without any further of this from the member being considered or any others in the future who violate the rules, post in a manner that might bring legal problems to those owning and operating the forum,..............

Yeah........well everyone breaks the rules at some time or another and some more than others......me included............but placing this place or  more properly, it's owner at risk of a possible visit  to spookland is something that can't be tolerated........

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on January 07, 2009, 08:35:12 am
By unanimous vote, Battenburg is shunnenburged.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 07, 2009, 09:24:37 am
Merged two new posts about testing in kid's clothing.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on January 09, 2009, 03:35:32 am
Please delete my thread on "trillions of wall st. losses were actually stolen by organized crime",  It duplicates a post by Alton Speers in another thread. Thanks, Joker
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on January 09, 2009, 03:48:24 am
Took care of it there PJ......
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on January 09, 2009, 03:56:22 am
Thanks, ZooT !  :mellow:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on January 11, 2009, 01:44:18 pm
One more thing. I posted a "job offer" that I received in the Show and Tell thread. It probably doesn't strictly belong there. Feel free to move it and the responses to another thread if you want. I didn't intend to mess up the thread with miscellaneous garbage. Sorry.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 11, 2009, 01:50:35 pm
Merged two "solar storm" threads by request of original poster.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 11, 2009, 04:13:40 pm
Merged "Prince Harry Caught Making Racist Comments On Video...." into "Trivia Time" and asked S6 for the umpteenth time to please exercise restraint when the urge hits him to include pictures.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 12, 2009, 11:03:51 pm
Merged S6's days late and dollars short post with the What a Waste post since both were about the same topic.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 15, 2009, 06:50:45 am
Merged gun law post from "freedom's spirit" with a similar and earlier one in general discussion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 15, 2009, 08:44:22 am
Merged "They take your kids if they don't like their names?" with "Poor little Adolph Hitler Campbell's b'day spoiled by fight over cake"
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 18, 2009, 02:54:50 am
Created a group S6, with one member Secret Six. Secret Six, the admins have agreed to suspend your posting privileges for 48 hours due to the fact that you continue to include pictures in your posts no matter how often you have been asked to refrain. You should still have the ability to read and send PMs. If you can agree that you will stop including pictures, your posting privilege will be restored.

Why'd you have to make us do admin stuff?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on January 18, 2009, 04:01:35 am
anal retentive. I reckon.  Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: padre29 on January 20, 2009, 07:34:26 pm


Had a problem using Firefox on TMM, when I logged in, and tried to post, I recieved one of those "do you trust the content" warning concerning Google Adsense, and refusing and closing the window would start the process over again.


Could it be....Obamao???

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on January 21, 2009, 01:44:07 am
Fixed link in http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=20547.0 to make it clickable
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 21, 2009, 07:55:52 am
Merged new topic about Atlas Shrugged, the movie into an older one on the same subject.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on January 21, 2009, 01:02:38 pm
Fixed link in http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=20547.0 to make it clickable

When I click on   http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=20547.0
I get the following message:
"The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you. "

 :huh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on January 21, 2009, 03:24:49 pm
Well it was clickable last night  :huh:

(edited in)

Ok.....I see what's up :laugh:
Ragnar merged it into this thread
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=20549.0
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on January 21, 2009, 05:24:57 pm
It works !  :mellow: Thanks
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on January 23, 2009, 10:44:00 am
Hi mods! I can't spell well - and the spell check thingy whater is on strike. Screen says:

Quote
PSPELL couldn't open the dictionary. Reason: No word lists can be found for the language "en".

mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on January 23, 2009, 11:06:06 am
Hi mods! I can't spell well - and the spell check thingy whater is on strike. Screen says:

Quote
PSPELL couldn't open the dictionary. Reason: No word lists can be found for the language "en".

Did this used to work? I've never used it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 23, 2009, 11:40:11 am
Hi mods! I can't spell well - and the spell check thingy whater is on strike. Screen says:

Quote
PSPELL couldn't open the dictionary. Reason: No word lists can be found for the language "en".
mutti

My computer has a built in spell check... can't remember if it's part of Firefox or something else, but it checks everything I write so I've never attempted to use the one at TMM.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on January 23, 2009, 12:12:37 pm
Quote
Did this used to work? I've never used it.
Yep. I use it on every post because sometimes my fingers don't move as fast as the words flow through my brain. I really need a "shut your mouth" screen some days in real life  ^_^. I guess I am the only spelling challenge TMM'r. mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on January 23, 2009, 12:24:11 pm
R not. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on January 23, 2009, 01:19:01 pm
The aspell installation on our web server machine is indeed missing dictionaries. I have submitted a support ticket asking the Site5 folks to install the English dictionary.

I, too use the spell-checker in Firefox. Works good.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on January 23, 2009, 03:26:43 pm
The aspell installation on our web server machine is indeed missing dictionaries. I have submitted a support ticket asking the Site5 folks to install the English dictionary.


English !?! I could have taken English in school, but I told them I wasn't planning to GO there, so why learn a foreign language.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on January 25, 2009, 04:33:54 am
I'm still waiting on site5 to fix this. I tried to configure it to use a local copy of the spelling dictionaries, but it didn't work, so I asked them, again, to install the dictionaries in the default location.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on January 25, 2009, 01:30:12 pm
It should be fixed now. I had to update our site to use PHP 5, but the forum software appears to still work.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on January 25, 2009, 02:28:45 pm
Bill it doesn't get said enough how much we are grateful to you for all the things you do for us, but especially for that fancy button pushing that keeps these nasty little machines going for us.  I mean you can really mash a button.  As one friend of mine says, "It;'s no trick at all to push buttons, but the real trick is to push the correct one in the proper sequence."  That's where I look like a "Three Stooge" button pusher.

                                                Thanks Much, RN
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on January 25, 2009, 02:31:39 pm
Glad to be of service. Sometimes, when people ask what I do, I say, "I sit in a chair, stare at a screen, and push buttons." But I AM pretty good at pushing them in a useful order.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on January 25, 2009, 11:28:56 pm
Bill it doesn't get said enough how much we are grateful to you for all the things you do for us, but especially for that fancy button pushing that keeps these nasty little machines going for us.  I mean you can really mash a button.  As one friend of mine says, "It;'s no trick at all to push buttons, but the real trick is to push the correct one in the proper sequence."  That's where I look like a "Three Stooge" button pusher.
                                                         Thanks Much, RN

Quite true. We stand in awe of your unsung deeds.
  :notworthy:  We're not worthy !  We're not worthy ! 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on January 26, 2009, 12:28:35 am

Push the buttons .... that's what I've been doing wrong ....


Well Done Bill

We do appreciate your good works.

Now  .... stop bowing , sit back down and go back to pushing those buttons ....  :whip2:   


 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on January 26, 2009, 07:18:37 am
Quote
Bill it doesn't get said enough how much we are grateful to you for all the things you do for us, but especially for that fancy button pushing that keeps these nasty little machines going for us.  I mean you can really mash a button.  As one friend of mine says, "It;'s no trick at all to push buttons, but the real trick is to push the correct one in the proper sequence."  That's where I look like a "Three Stooge" button pusher.

I do forget the thank you sometimes. I am glad someone gracious had the words to express this. Thanks - mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 26, 2009, 08:17:18 am
Indeed, Bill. Gratitude ought to be as plentiful around here as criticism and crankiness, but we all know it never will be. So it is good to get an invitation to express the gratitude. (None of us need an excuse for the other.  :rolleyes: )

I just want to ask if you have taken custody of the "red button" so PSM can't mess with it. Mamas need to know these things. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: EwB on January 26, 2009, 01:15:25 pm
Indeed, Bill. Gratitude ought to be as plentiful around here as criticism and crankiness, but we all know it never will be. So it is good to get an invitation to express the gratitude. (None of us need an excuse for the other.  :rolleyes: )

I just want to ask if you have taken custody of the "red button" so PSM can't mess with it. Mamas need to know these things. :)

In the darkness of PSM's absence, I managed to embed a key interlock for  the "red button"...  :ph34r:
However, I am still inclined to side with button pushers when the havoc they reek is upon the boot on our throat.

 :mellow:

EwB

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on January 27, 2009, 05:09:51 pm
Push the buttons .... that's what I've been doing wrong .... :thumbsup:

Down south, they Mash  the buttons.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on January 27, 2009, 05:14:02 pm
SEE !? That's what I mean ....  I may need a translator.

What was the name of those little fish that live in your ear and translate any language ?
[From the Hitchhikers Guide IIRC.]

Babelfish ?







edit to add Babelfish
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on January 27, 2009, 05:22:06 pm
SEE !? That's what I mean ....  I may need a translator.

What was the name of those little fish that live in your ear and translate any language ?
[From the Hitchhikers Guide IIRC.]

Babelfish ?

Yep. And now those same little fish live in your computer (http://babelfish.yahoo.com/). Unfortunately, they don't seem to function quite as perfectly or understand as many languages, once out of their natural ear habitat.

And EWB ... thanks for the good work on that red button thingy. I've always been a little worried about that. If only the thing were directional enough to hit just the jabbuts, great. But ... I dunno, there were probably some really nice people in Fresno. Maybe still are. Somewhere.

Claire
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on January 27, 2009, 05:58:05 pm
Whew. Giving me the red button would be a mistake. I'm likely to press it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 31, 2009, 04:04:23 pm
Created a group S6, with one member Secret Six. Secret Six, the admins have agreed to suspend your posting privileges for 48 hours due to the fact that you continue to include pictures in your posts no matter how often you have been asked to refrain. You should still have the ability to read and send PMs. If you can agree that you will stop including pictures, your posting privilege will be restored.

Why'd you have to make us do admin stuff?

Provisionally reinstated S6 membership status. The extension past 48 hours was due to the fact we had not heard from him. Benefit of the doubt given because I'm not positive I set the permissions correctly.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 05, 2009, 06:02:19 am
PM sent to new account gunnin88, request to read again TOS and comply, cease attacking members here: http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=20588.msg261873#msg261873
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 07, 2009, 10:46:59 am
Deleted two purely spam posts by this newbie: peacefulrevolt
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on February 15, 2009, 10:03:36 pm
Deleted duplicate thread started by S6 which covered the exact same article as the thread last posted to on Feb 13 started by mouse in general discussion.........about FEMA mass graves outside Chicago...........
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on February 16, 2009, 04:39:03 pm
Merged a couple threads on legislation requiring gun owners to purchase 1 meeleeyun dollerz of liability insurance.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on February 18, 2009, 04:30:33 pm
Modified title of Getting out of the Military to include a warning regarding the content of the thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 21, 2009, 07:21:00 am
Deleted a big mess I made trying to move a new topic. Original poster put up the new topic where it belonged, bless her heart. I need to do these things more often or not at all, it seems.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on February 22, 2009, 01:29:34 pm
Put SecretSix back in the S6 box for an indeterminate length of time. We don't need a picture with every post.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on February 23, 2009, 10:05:46 am
Okay, I let him out of the box already. Just cut it out, wouldja?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on March 02, 2009, 08:59:05 pm
New user "goodfriend" is a spammer.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 02, 2009, 09:28:02 pm
Thanks, I'm on him.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 02, 2009, 09:28:41 pm
Delete three off-topic spam threads by Goodfriend and sent a PM warning him to abide by TOS.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 06, 2009, 08:15:34 am
Added new subforum, by member request and mod unanimous consent:

Special Interest/Gulching/Tools, Equipment, and Skills.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 09, 2009, 08:45:44 am
Maintenance notice: 

We've collected about 50 or so members who have created accounts, but never actually logged into them.  Going to blow them away in the next couple of days.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 10, 2009, 01:51:19 pm
Merged two almost identical posts about the Avian flu vaccinations containing live virus.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 13, 2009, 08:50:32 am
Moved goat topic from barter board to gulching per request of original poster.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 13, 2009, 11:17:23 am
Deleted a duplicate post of: Who removed "Obama and Biden want commonsense gun laws????
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on March 15, 2009, 01:02:05 pm
Merged a couple threads on the food ban.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 21, 2009, 12:46:56 am
Moved Front Sight Services Offer from Bulletin to Items Offered.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on March 25, 2009, 05:25:20 pm
Merged 2 topics on the gun fight at the BK Corral.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 27, 2009, 10:37:45 am
Created a new partner forum for FIJA
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 28, 2009, 12:56:04 pm
Merged two similar topics about the space storms.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 30, 2009, 09:23:37 am
Moved "Fully Informed Jurors" thread in Activism to the FIJA subforum.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on April 05, 2009, 03:49:47 am
I have a question. Was I banned by TMM ?  I suddenly found myself unable to access TMM. Today, just as suddenly, I was able to. I am not accusing anyone of anything, I just want to know. IF I was banned, please tell me WHY, and I will try not to do it again.  Otherwise, I must assume that I pissed off some government/shadow figure.
Thanks, Private Joker  (Don)  I am not kidding.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on April 05, 2009, 04:42:42 am
In no way were you banned. Take a gander at this thread (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=21083.0).
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on April 05, 2009, 07:28:52 am
Thank you, Ragnar. Although I revel in offending people, I have no wish to offend my friends here at TMM. Youse guys and gals truly are my best friends and I missed you all during the time that I was "exiled" by whatever shadowey force.
I even tried to sign on to a so-called "anarchy" forum but was rejected when I honestly said that I could not abide by all of their rules- which included not offending any other posters. I try to treat others with respect, if not deference, and try to be courteous (not always successfully)., but I could not guarantee that.  Did I mention that I missed you all ?    Private Joker (Don)    ^_^
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ShortyDawkins on April 05, 2009, 07:32:40 am
  Welcome back, PJ!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on April 05, 2009, 07:48:38 am
I have a question. Was I banned by TMM ?  I suddenly found myself unable to access TMM. Today, just as suddenly, I was able to. I am not accusing anyone of anything, I just want to know. IF I was banned, please tell me WHY, and I will try not to do it again.  Otherwise, I must assume that I pissed off some government/shadow figure.
Thanks, Private Joker  (Don)  I am not kidding.

Firstly, we can't ban you without a full vote to ban you.  And barring people who are just spammers outright, we'd have to warn you first, so you would know it was coming, if it was a possibility.  And secondly, if you were banned, the site would still load, but instead of the forum index you would see a page that indicates you were banned.  :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 05, 2009, 09:05:54 am
Weird... this sort of thing seems to be happening with increasing frequency. Any way we can get a better idea what's going on? We don't want to lose anyone to glitches or goons, if possible.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on April 05, 2009, 01:13:15 pm
my personal opinion-it was an experiment to 1) see how effectively "they" could isolate members on this (& possibly other) boards,  2) to see what alternate means I (we) would use to comm our evil plans, and 3) to see what other sites I (we) would go to to spread our  opinions. I don't think it was "glitch".  Didn't PSM have the same issue earlier ?  PJ   :angry:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 05, 2009, 01:34:05 pm
Hard to say what's going on. I just had to log back in - in the middle of a session. Now we have cookie assassins running around?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 07, 2009, 01:38:00 pm
Deleted multiple posts containing a health site ad, with consent of the original poster. She placed the ad in the barter section a few days ago, but didn't have a chance to delete the others.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on April 08, 2009, 12:55:13 am
Hard to say what's going on. I just had to log back in - in the middle of a session. Now we have cookie assassins running around?

I had ta do the same thing early AM on monday nite/tuesday morning.Get Bill and his vodoo doll fired up again. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on April 08, 2009, 09:53:00 am
Merged a casualty report with the previously started casualty thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 09, 2009, 07:29:06 am
Merged _another_ "casualty" thread start with the original. Will send PM to person posting it to request compliance with earlier instruction not to start new threads with these things.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on April 09, 2009, 12:53:30 pm
Added a new smiley.   :panic:

Thought it might be appropriate.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 09, 2009, 01:21:43 pm
How about this one?

(http://thepriceofliberty.org/images/smilies/poke2.gif)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on April 09, 2009, 03:20:01 pm
Added a new smiley.   :panic:

Thought it might be appropriate.
Panic.

 I like.

:thumbsup:

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Who...me? on April 09, 2009, 03:23:52 pm
Sweet, see if you can find one of a congresscritter kissin my butt!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on April 09, 2009, 03:34:00 pm
:sign10:

Good one  ....


Or maybe shoveling the BS out of his office in the evening ....?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on April 09, 2009, 06:10:03 pm
I'd like ta see a :popcorn: smilie. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on April 09, 2009, 08:43:27 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/dogsledder54/new_popcornsmiley.gif)
How's this ?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 09, 2009, 09:48:15 pm
I made a change to the posting script. It used to disable posting after you clicked the "Post" button, and change all the text areas to read only. This forced you to refresh the page and repaste or retype your message if the post didn't "take". Now you should be able to press the "Post" button again, after editing the message. This may cause some double posts, but I found the other behavior to be incredibly annoying.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 10, 2009, 08:07:30 am
Merged another of Maxstake's "casualties" posts from The Price of Liberty" sub board to the established thread in General Discussion. Another PM sent to request he not post these things to new threads, and to let him know the purpose of the sub-boards.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 13, 2009, 01:49:56 pm
Merged an S6 trivia post about Glen Miller to the Trivia thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on April 13, 2009, 06:55:15 pm
Merged another casualty thread.
 :deadhorse:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 14, 2009, 07:39:09 am
Moved "Woman tased upon discovering her child was dead" from the Agitator board to Tasering Cases
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 14, 2009, 09:56:59 am
Repaired a couple of database tables to get the forums working again.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 14, 2009, 10:04:13 am
Oh, thank goodness! Couldn't load TMM for about half an hour and I was afraid the new "worm" had gotten us!! LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on April 14, 2009, 03:03:49 pm
Thanks Bill. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on April 15, 2009, 02:12:34 pm
Merged another casualty thread.
 :deadhorse:

So, is this guy doing this on purpose?  Or does he really not understand what he is doing?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 15, 2009, 02:49:50 pm
Oh darn! I thought he'd posted that TO the ongoing thread - even thanked him for doing so! ARGGG

It's deliberate. He's been told the requirements in no uncertain terms a number of times. Perhaps it is time for more drastic action?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 15, 2009, 03:02:36 pm
I believe his most recent "Casualty" post WAS to the ongoing thread. Your beating-a-dead-horse post was before the most recent one.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 15, 2009, 03:07:25 pm
Oh, then I'm glad if it has finally sunk in. Maybe the horse isn't dead after all.  :rolleyes:

It can get very confusing...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 22, 2009, 01:01:18 pm
Merged another S6 post to trivia... May have been others last week. Sometimes I forget to post it here.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 22, 2009, 02:07:31 pm
Moved a topic on raw food diet from "Recommendations" to Health and Fitness
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 25, 2009, 02:36:20 pm
Merged two threads about the activist Sam in New Hampshire.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 28, 2009, 08:30:48 am
Merged two threads on the swine flu, both now in Health and Fitness.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 30, 2009, 11:42:16 am
Moved another Maxstake rant from  BULLETIN BOARD to General Discussion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 10, 2009, 06:57:48 am
Merged two threads on the bumper sticker gestapos per request of one original poster.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on May 10, 2009, 10:44:38 am
Merged two threads on HR 2159 on the Oath Keepers partner forum.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 10, 2009, 12:59:51 pm
Created and moved new thread on gardening that developed as a threadjack to a discussion about peroxide in the health and fitness section. I didn't figure anyone would mind, since I stared the threadjack! LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 11, 2009, 12:31:40 pm
Merged new thread in general discussion on GPS with one already going in another board.

Merged some trivia posted by S6 into his trivia thread.

Merged new post on right wing extremists into a slightly older one.

Please people, at least look to see if the theme has already been posted in the last 24 hours! :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on May 18, 2009, 02:03:03 pm
Moved a Hendrix thread from General to Music. 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Thunder on May 20, 2009, 06:27:01 am
Be aware that ddddyyyy may be a spambot.  Posted in the thread about the boy refusing to take chemo.  Not 100% on it yet, but wanted to give you a heads up.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 20, 2009, 08:21:43 am
Be aware that ddddyyyy may be a spambot.  Posted in the thread about the boy refusing to take chemo.  Not 100% on it yet, but wanted to give you a heads up.

Post deleted. If this is a real person, they can post again without the spam links... and maybe contribute something?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 21, 2009, 10:08:33 am
Merged two threads on bad cops.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on May 25, 2009, 05:48:28 pm
Is it just me or is disavowed spook  Anduril back again ?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on May 25, 2009, 06:36:58 pm
Is it just me or is disavowed spook  Anduril back again ?

No.  I don't feel the crosshairs on the back of my neck.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on May 26, 2009, 12:59:10 am
Kinda disagree Gooch.We'll see. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on May 26, 2009, 01:46:55 pm
Is it just me or is disavowed spook  Anduril back again ?

No.  I don't feel the crosshairs on the back of my neck.


Kinda disagree Gooch.We'll see. Ought 7.

It might be just me ....
It's in the way he uses words and ignores ideas that don't seem to match His agenda ....
It's probably just me being pair of Noids.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: crepemyrtle357 on May 27, 2009, 03:57:21 pm
Quote
It might be just me ....
It's in the way he uses words and ignores ideas that don't seem to match His agenda ....

I think you are correct gooch. Follow the taxes in the newpaper thread. disavowed  spook writes like and opinionates like Anduril.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on May 27, 2009, 04:05:40 pm
It's not Tony.

I don't recall Tony EVER contributing so helpfully and knowlegably on culinary stuff like DS does.  Tony ALWAYS had goofy formatting because he used Word to compose, and copied and pasted his stuff over.  Tony also used the spell-checker in Word before he posted - DS obviously does not.  (I'm not picking on DS in this matter...  It's clear he types fast and makes typos, which I could care less about.)

DS has never dropped any names the way Tony always did.  Tony always tried to impress us with the important people he supposedly knew.  I haven't seen DS do that even once yet.

DS argues from sincere issues he is having with the ideas of anarchism.  Tony argued just to argue.  Tony posted his own threads with deliberately statist BS, obviously just for the fun of stirring people up.  DS has been responding to other folk's posts in a pretty heated fashion, but I believe he's sincere, and not just arguing to argue.

EDIT:  And I must claim some responsibility for getting him riled up too.  I have made some pretty strongly-worded answers to some of his posts.  And I think I / we have also touched on a "sore spot" with him a couple times.  I don't know if anyone remembers when I first got here, and posted lots of angry stuff about what I saw as racism.  It's an issue that I tend to get heated about - not sure why - I just do.  I think that some of us have done that to DS, and so he's got a bit of a defensive / argumentative posture now because of it.  I'm making efforts to smooth and calm the tone of my discussions with him.  I'm already noticing less hostility, and hope to see it continue.

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on May 27, 2009, 09:43:04 pm
Deleted a large portion of a post by Provisional Member HieronymusAnonymus Which contained what were purported to be the actual names of several private individuals and at least one forum member.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: crepemyrtle357 on May 27, 2009, 10:33:13 pm
Ok. didn't know about the culinary stuff and useful info.
Quote

I don't know if anyone remembers when I first got here, and posted lots of angry stuff about what I saw as racism.  It's an issue that I tend to get heated about - not sure why - I just do. 

Can't fault you for that.  I jump people over racist statements, I've tried to be more diplomatic about it. But diplomacy is not my strong suit at times.  So I bite my tongue and consider the source.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on May 28, 2009, 03:56:05 pm
Help. I messed up by starting this (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=22103.0;topicseen) thread when another had been started earlier (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=22084.msg278855#msg278855) in the day.

Would the Mighty Merge Masters help me correct my error? Thanks. mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 28, 2009, 04:16:52 pm
Topics merged under original subject line.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: NuclearDruid on June 01, 2009, 08:34:56 pm
Can some nice Mod please merge the towed houseboat threads? HillBilly just added a new one.

Thanks,
ND
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 13, 2009, 02:09:57 pm
bush2 - Provisional  made his/her first post to the "I Love You Guys" thread, totally off topic... A member complained about the post, so it was removed.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 15, 2009, 09:26:21 am
Merged two topics about knife control.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 15, 2009, 02:58:10 pm
Moved totally inappropriate reply by S6 in the PSM thread to trivia.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on June 28, 2009, 04:14:03 am
Moved the "RAID" thread by oxi from Oath Keepers partner sites forum to General Discussion.

oxi, I know that everything is inter-related, ultimately, but let's try to keep Oath Keepers simply about Oath Keeping as much as possible. Thanks.

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on June 28, 2009, 04:43:12 am
Heh! Should have quit while I was ahead. :)

I moved another thread by oxi, from Oath Keepers forum to General Discussion. That thread was asking if "Twitter" was owned by the government. When I "moved" it, I may have deleted it - not sure - but I can't find the danged thread now. If anyone sees it layin' around, please let me know?

oxi, I'm sorry if the thread got deleted. Have no idea how that could have happened, but I sure can't find it now. Forgive, please?

Thanks
Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 28, 2009, 08:11:52 am
I moved another thread by oxi, from Oath Keepers forum to General Discussion. That thread was asking if "Twitter" was owned by the government. When I "moved" it, I may have deleted it - not sure - but I can't find the danged thread now. If anyone sees it layin' around, please let me know?

The thread got moved. It's at http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=22483.0

What you deleted, Elias, was the "MOVED: U.S. Government Owns Twitter?" thread left behind in "Oath Keepers" by the thread movement process.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on June 28, 2009, 03:56:17 pm
I moved another thread by oxi, from Oath Keepers forum to General Discussion. That thread was asking if "Twitter" was owned by the government. When I "moved" it, I may have deleted it - not sure - but I can't find the danged thread now. If anyone sees it layin' around, please let me know?

The thread got moved. It's at http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=22483.0

What you deleted, Elias, was the "MOVED: U.S. Government Owns Twitter?" thread left behind in "Oath Keepers" by the thread movement process.

While some might find those useful,  to me they're a waste of time,  mostly...

For whatever that's worth.


Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on June 28, 2009, 05:27:10 pm
Me too. I find them confusing. I go to the wrong one when I want to post to the right one.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 04, 2009, 05:50:43 pm
Merged two threads in "books" about Boston T Party's new book.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 08, 2009, 09:39:21 am
Merged two similar threads on the Fed Audit.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 10, 2009, 05:22:01 pm
MOVED topic from health and fitness: How to build a Wind Turbine with PVC Windmill Blades to gulching/tools
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 11, 2009, 11:35:31 am
Pm had been sent to two members who posted entire articles, asking them to edit their posts in compliance with TMM policy on copyright material. No response was received, so the appropriate edit was made for both in the thread called: From a Rancher.

An ad was placed in the barter section offering .45 primers. Extremely large photos were also posted later. A pm was sent requesting that the photos be resized, but no response was received. Photos were deleted, with a post to the thread letting him know that they could be put up again when resized.

Maybe it is time for everyone to re-read the terms of service. sigh...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MsSage on July 11, 2009, 12:47:13 pm
Pm had been sent to two members who posted entire articles, asking them to edit their posts in compliance with TMM policy on copyright material. No response was received, so the appropriate edit was made for both in the thread called: From a Rancher.

An ad was placed in the barter section offering .45 primers. Extremely large photos were also posted later. A pm was sent requesting that the photos be resized, but no response was received. Photos were deleted, with a post to the thread letting him know that they could be put up again when resized.

Maybe it is time for everyone to re-read the terms of service. sigh...
I did edit as soon as I got back to my computer. Sorry I am not on here all day and night. I have dsl and leave the forums I want to read up so they are loaded. I did it within 4 hours, sorry I had laundry and some other housecleaning things to do. You did the edit in an hour after pming me.
TheTOS are standard of all forums,  how many read then follow them 100%?  How many forums enforce the rules 100%?  Is there a time limit to respond to a pm and edit a post? If they must be editted how about a phone call so we can get back online and take care of the edit within the time alotted?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 11, 2009, 01:41:13 pm
There is no hard and fast rule on how long a Mod can wait before taking action.  It's up to the Mod, their availability, and personal discretion.

I doubt we enforce 100%, that would be impossible, but we do try to enforce uniformly where we spot things. 

Mod actions are not ever supposed to be personal, and they are always logged for public visibility.  Don't take it personal, it's just CYA for the forums (against copyright infringement) and general etiquette (regarding pictures).

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 11, 2009, 03:16:49 pm
Absolutely, please don't take any moderation actions personally. As TMM grows, and lots of new folks join us, it will become more and more difficult to maintain the high standards we should all want to preserve, so a call to re-read the terms of service should not be seen as any sort of attack, please.

I have spent a number of hours reading and moderating here at TMM today, when I had other work that needed doing. I don't make these requests or perform these actions for any purpose but to help TMM stay the fine place it is. The more who people voluntarily follow the very few and limited "rules," the easier and better it will be for everyone.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MsSage on July 11, 2009, 04:04:33 pm
I didnt take it as personal I was wanting to know how long you have to respond. If you thought I did, that was NOT my intent. I speak my mind. I say things at times people think are blunt. Who I am and where I have come from, I dropped the facade of tact I had to endure for too many years. If I feel anything is personal I will say something to you in pm and tell you how I felt it was personal.
Maybe I should have reworded how I asked.  I was not trying to be rude. Since yall have my phone number I was really trying to be funny with the phone call remark ....ok I gotta work on my jokes....I will never make it in comedy but I try ;)
As for getting people to read the TOS  LOL sorry, but good luck. That I mean with all sincerity ...we are too busy for the formalities
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 11, 2009, 04:19:45 pm
The terms of service are short and sweet. The requirements are very simple.  I can't imagine that anyone is honestly "too busy" to at least read them. These are not "formalities," they are the simple rules that help us all maintain TMM as a good experience for everyone.

Take the time.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on July 12, 2009, 03:32:56 pm
MOVED topic from health and fitness: How to build a Wind Turbine with PVC Windmill Blades to gulching/tools

Oops.

I can't imagine why it would've ended up there...


Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 13, 2009, 10:07:44 am
Blew away a metric buttload of accounts that people created but never used.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 13, 2009, 03:24:55 pm
Merged today's "Chips in ID's" topic with yesterday's identical twin.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 13, 2009, 04:32:28 pm
Merged today's "Chips in ID's" topic with yesterday's identical twin.

Thanks! I had 'puter trouble and never got on line yesterday so didn't see it. I moved it to the right board today... just didn't see the twin.

Dang, we work good together. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 13, 2009, 08:51:09 pm
Glad you guys are keeping things rolling while I'm overwhelmed with the day-to-day.
Salute!
:icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 15, 2009, 07:36:28 am
Merged a bunch of S6 trivia to the trivia thread. Again...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 16, 2009, 04:18:19 pm
PM to DadaOrwell re: "Outlaw Journalist" defies orders to stop recording, requesting he edit to conform to TMM policy on copyrighted material.
 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on July 16, 2009, 06:54:47 pm
PM to DadaOrwell re: "Outlaw Journalist" defies orders to stop recording, requesting he edit to conform to TMM policy on copyrighted material.
 

I found this, posted by Ian on the Free-Keane.com forums: http://forum.freekeene.com/index.php?topic=890.0

Quote
People are free to use all FK-original content on the site without asking permission.

Any author who tries to restrict their articles, I will laugh at.

I'm confident that Dave Ridley would appreciate his wonderful letter published as widely as possible.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on July 17, 2009, 07:17:06 am
PM to DadaOrwell re: "Outlaw Journalist" defies orders to stop recording, requesting he edit to conform to TMM policy on copyrighted material.

Well, considering that he wrote it...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 17, 2009, 07:27:06 am
That's great. If you all don't mind he takes up so much bandwidth posting the whole thing when a link is available, what do I care? Go for it. I won't comment on such things again.

If we are not going to ask everyone to abide by the rules, why do we bother with any of it?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 17, 2009, 08:48:40 am
The restriction on posting whole articles is more about copyright than bandwidth.  Text is exponentially smaller than pictures, which are exponentially smaller that music and videos.  If he is the author/publisher, he can repost his whole article without violating copyrights and getting us in trouble.

Don't make too much work for yourself, Mama.  :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 17, 2009, 09:26:12 am
The restriction on posting whole articles is more about copyright than bandwidth.  Text is exponentially smaller than pictures, which are exponentially smaller that music and videos.  If he is the author/publisher, he can repost his whole article without violating copyrights and getting us in trouble.

That's fine too. I have no way of knowing which is which unless I investigate the link. It seems much simpler and fairer to ask everyone to post the title, link and a few paragraphs.

Taking your advice, I'm not going to spend the time trying to figure it out. If someone sues TMM for copyright violation, I guess we can rethink this then.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on July 17, 2009, 09:56:51 am
You have a point, Mama Liberty. It makes sense to ask people who repost their own articles to say explicitly that they are the author. I know that DadaOrwell is Dave Ridley, but you may not, and it may be even more unobvious in the future.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on July 17, 2009, 02:47:53 pm
You have a point, Mama Liberty. It makes sense to ask people who repost their own articles to say explicitly that they are the author. I know that DadaOrwell is Dave Ridley, but you may not, and it may be even more unobvious in the future.

AHA!!!

I always figured DadaOrwell was just a Ridley fan like me!  Hi Dave!  Hang in there!  Don't drop your soap!  (Unless you WANT to or something...  which would be none of my business).
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on July 17, 2009, 06:06:20 pm
Would these be better off merged?

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=22825.0

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=22394.0

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=21638.0

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=22740.0

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=21688.0

mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 17, 2009, 06:49:54 pm

Would these be better off merged?
...
mutti


https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=22828.new#new
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 17, 2009, 07:21:02 pm
Okay, folks, I have to get a bit serious here for a minute. And those who know me know I don't so much like when that happens. The admins have been discussing a delicate issue. I did not run this by anyone before I decided to let you all know. Boundaries are being stretched lately with decorum and with pieces parts of the terms of service. Particularly with posting large pictures and entire articles. There have also been issues with some members more or less harassing others.

Any who have been around know that I am the last person (well, I shouldn't discount Mr. Dare) who would think of banning anyone. But I'm going to name a name here.
Secret Six
You, sir, are pushing the envelope again and causing much angst among me and my friends. I don't know where you think you get off coming into other people's property and repeatedly disrespecting the people and the property. You have been asked not to post so many pictures. You lay off for a while and then start right back up. You post meaningless crap in many new threads when you have been given your own Trivia Time for that purpose. You were offered assistance to start your own blog. What happened with that.
One problem you create with this behavior is that we find it difficult to request that others abide by the request to reduce the amount and size of pictures as well as any other requests we might make of them if they can see that you do so willy nilly. Here is a stat current at the time I create this post: 278485 Posts in 21530 Topics by 2899 Members. That requires a bit of disk space. The bigger the image, the more space is required. If the image is a link, then every time someone opens the thread, no matter where on the page the image is, the image has to load. This uses band width. I'm not trying to get all poor mouth here or anything, but these are realities. We expect the board to grow quite a bit in the not too distant future. We have had more requests for sub boards for Partner Sites. This is a direction we really want to take TMM.  We certainly do not want to give the impression we don't want any pictures here, they make it interesting. But, dude, you treat us all with much disrespect. We want this place to feel like a second home to people if they so choose. Dammit. the other mods and I have a lot better things to do than to nanny up for someone who wants to act like he needs a nanny. After your time in the S6 category, you did well for a while. Then you started back with a picture at the top of almost every post. And I followed you around for a while removing them and adding some text to the effect that it was I who did so.

Any of the rest of you who might feel the urge to carry on with similar traits should take heed as well.

As mods, the main thing we want to do is make sure the board runs smoothly and no one acts in such a way to bring legal action against anyone involved in administering here through copyright violations or inciting some thing or another. We don't want to be nannies. I don't have enough time lately to read and post in the threads I want to read and post in. I surely don't have the time to discuss what the hell we should do with that asshole S6. We actually had to discuss adding an asshole addendum to the terms of service.

The irony of all this is there are times when you actually start some threads that get some really good discussions going. And we kind of take the bad with the good.

Let me warn you, S6. There is nothing in the TOS that says I can't put you back in the S6 member group for an indeterminate length of time without consulting any other mods. And believe me, if you waste much more of my friends time or disrespect them, you'll be in the penalty box.

So, I'm asking nicely (I know the above wasn't the nicest, but oft times it appears that when we treat you nicely, you spit in our faces).

Please control your urges to post lots of pictures and to start so many trivial threads outside your playpen. As well as those to harass and disrespect others.

And, mods, I apologize for posting this without discussing it with you all first. I just don't have the time.

I've got to get a nap now. It's that nasty time between the day job and the night job.

Pardon the intrusion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on July 17, 2009, 09:24:21 pm

Would these be better off merged?
...
mutti


https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=22828.new#new

Thank you. mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 18, 2009, 06:11:28 am
Thanks, Ragnar. It needed to be said and you did a good job. Ball is in your court, S6. We've put up with all the nonsense we're going to.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 18, 2009, 06:48:44 am
Moved a thread on the "swine flu" from Oath-Keepers to Health and Fitness per request from Gooch.  PM sent to the OP to let them know that topic not appropriate for Oath-Keepers, but that they were free to post in other areas. I think a lot of the new folks coming to TMM because of O-K don't realize that. Maybe need a sticky about that? Or just keep redirecting them?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on July 18, 2009, 03:53:38 pm
Thanks ML.

On the "sticky" to redirect the OK newbies .... It might make better sense to have the website geeks at OK to clarify that the link is to a separate forum with an OK sub set of threads ? ....
Otherwise where do we put this "sticky" ?
The link from OK takes one to here .... http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=60.0  And is labeled as The Oath Keepers Message Board rather than "The space generously gifted by the Mental Militia for the temporary use of the Oath Keepers". It is a kind of cumbersome title even if more accurate.

I'm thinking a new title would be very helpful .... ?
Something that makes the distinction a little more clear ?

:dontknow:

Suggestions gladly accepted ....
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 18, 2009, 05:29:24 pm
I don't know, Gooch... Seems most people "get it," and there are not to many of these lost souls at least so far. Maybe just redirect those few for now. It will be interesting to see if anyone else has a better idea. :)

Oh, and welcome back!  :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on July 19, 2009, 10:09:49 am
Maybe a "What belongs in here" post,  stickied,  like I saw listed for one of the other sub-boards would do it?


Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 19, 2009, 10:28:39 am
Case in point... I just moved three more new topics out of the Oath-Keeper's sub board to Monitoring and Surveillance where they belonged  - more or less.

Oxi, please take a good look at the mission and goals of the Oath-Keepers before posting any more there!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 20, 2009, 08:31:18 am
Moved threads on some TV guy dying to the TV subforum.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 20, 2009, 04:33:54 pm
Inappropriate thread on animal shapes in clouds... removed from Oath-Keepers sub board with agreement by OP.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 22, 2009, 06:15:16 am
Modified a Secret Six post to remove a large image upon user's complaint.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 22, 2009, 05:31:44 pm
Two threads started by Oxi in Oath-Keepers moved to more appropriate sub-boards.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 23, 2009, 02:25:11 pm
Merged two threads on the black professor, both started by S6. Resisted temptation to delete his very nasty posts in the second one...

Edit:
I deleted the "moved" announcement, and now some of the links don't work. I think I'll quit while I'm not too far into the potty...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MsSage on July 23, 2009, 04:32:02 pm
Quote
think I'll quit while I'm not too far into the potty
Sorry that just struck me a funny...........;)
can you say ooopppssss he will get over it one day really LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 23, 2009, 04:39:02 pm
can you say ooopppssss he will get over it one day really LOL

Or he'll get strangled first.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MsSage on July 24, 2009, 12:12:36 am
And then he will be over it ;) LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 24, 2009, 11:50:53 am
Merged ANOTHER new thread about the black university guy's fight with the cop. Same OP, of course.

I suggest that everyone who is tired of this nonsense simply push the "ignore" button and avoid this problem. Ignore him, shun him, don't give him the satisfaction of answering him.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Joel on July 24, 2009, 03:37:29 pm
Ignore who?  :huh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 25, 2009, 05:40:44 am
Whoever gets your goat or annoys you, actually, but the conversation this week has been about S6 - again.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 25, 2009, 06:02:55 am
I think his point is, he has been ignoring to the point he forgets the existence of that certain S6.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 25, 2009, 06:55:48 am
Oh, OK. That's good. <grin> I am very literal minded and often miss these subtle things...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 25, 2009, 09:03:08 am
Renamed "Tasering" to "Police Abuses".  Please post articles and discussions of police abuses there.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on July 25, 2009, 09:04:45 am
Renamed "Tasering" to "Police Abuses".  Please post articles and discussions of police abuses there.

Thanks!

That's a really good change. Thank you and thank whoever thought of it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Thunder on July 25, 2009, 10:33:47 am
I think his point is, he has been ignoring to the point he forgets the existence of that certain S6.

Actually, I think his point was that the ignoring idea everyone had doesn't seem to have the desired affect.  I could be wrong, but that was my interpretation.

And I don't think he'll "get over it" until someone actually does something to prevent him from doing it.  Until then, he'll continue to do it as he's learned that any threats to the contrary are all bark and no bite.  Again, my opinion and observation of the situation.  Take it for what you think it's worth.

More signal, less noise, please.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 25, 2009, 10:58:22 am
I'm with you, Thunder. 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 26, 2009, 07:01:29 am
New post on "swine flu" merged with current thread on same in health and fitness.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 29, 2009, 08:14:11 am
Merged a repeat health reform thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 01, 2009, 06:04:18 pm
Deleted two purely spam posts by provisional "members," first or second post by either. Nonsense or mostly garbled text in addition to spam link.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on August 01, 2009, 10:19:53 pm
I think his point is, he has been ignoring to the point he forgets the existence of that certain S6.

Actually, I think his point was that the ignoring idea everyone had doesn't seem to have the desired affect.  I could be wrong, but that was my interpretation.

And I don't think he'll "get over it" until someone actually does something to prevent him from doing it.  Until then, he'll continue to do it as he's learned that any threats to the contrary are all bark and no bite.  Again, my opinion and observation of the situation.  Take it for what you think it's worth.

More signal, less noise, please.

Right on the nail head Thunder.

Has anyone seen his new whatchmacallit "sub title" ?

"Controversial and Proud of It"

He has no ... let me emphasis that just a bit He has NO Plan  to let up on the Junk Posts.  He is making "His Mark" with them.  There is NO "get over it".

 

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on August 02, 2009, 12:35:36 am
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He has no ... let me emphasis that just a bit He has NO Plan  to let up on the Junk Posts.  He is making "His Mark" with them.  There is NO "get over it".

BINGO!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 02, 2009, 08:29:46 am
Merged two similar threads on forced vaccination.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 02, 2009, 03:23:34 pm
...
Actually, I think his point was that the ignoring idea everyone had doesn't seem to have the desired affect.  I could be wrong, but that was my interpretation.
...
More signal, less noise, please.


I agree with the more signal, less noise plea. However, what is this "desired affect" of which you speak? Are you ignoring him? Is he somehow able, then, to force you to read his trivial bullshit? Is he not keeping his trivial bullshit in his Trivia Time thread? Has he violated the TOS? Is there some action you would like the admins to take that we are not taking? Would you like us to violate the board side of the TOS agreement? I am aware that some seem to have come to the mistaken conclusion that he is somehow a pet of the admins and that we allow him to get away with things that we would not allow from others. This is a mistaken conclusion. It seems like, since he was pretty much informed either privately or publicly by every one of the admins that his antics were not appreciated he has appeared to get them under control. For now. He has done so before. We have discussed what action we will take if he backslides again. But we cannot be everywhere at all times. So, if you notice that he (or anyone) has violated the TOS please let us know. You can do so publicly in this thread if you so desire.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 02, 2009, 03:25:19 pm
Deleted two purely spam posts by provisional "members," first or second post by either. Nonsense or mostly garbled text in addition to spam link.

I had done the same yesterday, but did not have time to mention it in this thread. I did make a note of it in the couple threads where I modified the posts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 02, 2009, 03:36:11 pm
Moved a new thread in gulching about buying gold and silver to the money, commerce and taxation sub-board.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
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Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 06, 2009, 08:19:44 am
Thanks, papabug. We get those all the time and the mods watch for them. We delete them as fast as we can. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: NuclearDruid on August 06, 2009, 01:03:12 pm
Please merge the two lemonade threads in General Discussion.

Thanks,
ND
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 06, 2009, 01:25:03 pm
Merged lemons.  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on August 06, 2009, 01:31:05 pm
Merged topics on the Obama citizen snitchery
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 08, 2009, 03:35:18 pm
Moved thread about land grab/ veterans... from post 9-11 to general discussion, with permission of poster.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MsSage on August 08, 2009, 06:08:35 pm
Merged lemons.  :laugh: :laugh:
Well did ya make lemonaid for the rest of us???? I know your way UP there and its NOT hot but down here in Texas we need a good cold glass of lemonaid or if not enough just add it to soem sweet tea.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on August 08, 2009, 11:11:46 pm
Hi there! Don't know if I need to PM a moderator or if I'm supposed to post here... Anyway, I started three different threads about safes and was wonderin' if someone could merge them? They're all under the Special Interest: Two in Gulching; one in the Guns section. Many thanks!!!!

PS - And so sorry  :confused1:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 09, 2009, 06:57:46 am
Split off a discussion of Japanese soup in the new member intro thread, then merged it with Ethnic soups in the gulching area.

Now I'll go looking for safes.

Can I get a raise, boss?

Sure, double zero is fine! LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MsSage on August 09, 2009, 11:56:09 am
I tried to find small no actions no flashing but still cute and say what I wanted....
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Sorry its not pay but I am sure all would agree all of yall mods need one every once in awhile
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: icbkr on August 09, 2009, 03:12:41 pm
I posted a joke in "silly stuff" and now it's not there.  Whahappen?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on August 09, 2009, 04:58:41 pm
No idea...  :huh: You didn't have any internet glitches when you tried to post or anything like that did you? Sometimes I've had posts disappear in transit (as it were) but not lately. Usually there is a "time out" or some other web related error message that happens at the same time though.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: icbkr on August 09, 2009, 05:12:04 pm
No idea...  :huh: You didn't have any internet glitches when you tried to post or anything like that did you? Sometimes I've had posts disappear in transit (as it were) but not lately. Usually there is a "time out" or some other web related error message that happens at the same time though.

I didn't think so, but then again, I have to check my DL to remember my name on occasion.  I will repost, but it will not be as funny this time. ;)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 09, 2009, 05:15:09 pm
Hi there! Don't know if I need to PM a moderator or if I'm supposed to post here... Anyway, I started three different threads about safes and was wonderin' if someone could merge them? They're all under the Special Interest: Two in Gulching; one in the Guns section. Many thanks!!!!

PS - And so sorry  :confused1:

Well, I finally remembered to look for those safe threads. Found the one in gulching and it seemed a going affair. The one in guns isn't, so you might delete it. Could never find the second one in gulching... so give me a link if you find it and still want it merged. :)

All in all, I'd just suggest you start only one thread per subject. That ought to do it.  ^_^ ^_^ ^_^

icbkr, that happens to me sometimes if my connection goes south in the middle of posting. It just vanishes. I am usually aware of the connection problem, of course, so hit the back button and can usually retrieve my text. Other than that... no clue. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on August 10, 2009, 06:04:05 am
Moved a conspiracy thread from Mole to Post 9/11 Discussion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on August 10, 2009, 02:47:04 pm
Merged three different threads on Cars for Clunkers government spying.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 12, 2009, 05:22:35 pm
Merged two threads about snoops and "reporting fishy stuff" regarding Obamacare.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on August 12, 2009, 05:38:14 pm
Merged two threads about snoops and "reporting fishy stuff" regarding Obamacare.

 :laugh: I think you refrained from sayng, "two MORE threads about ... reporting fishy stuff." You guys have the patience of multitudes of saints.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 12, 2009, 05:46:16 pm
Merged two threads about snoops and "reporting fishy stuff" regarding Obamacare.

 :laugh: I think you refrained from sayng, "two MORE threads about ... reporting fishy stuff." You guys have the patience of multitudes of saints.

Thanks, but at lest in my case it's more a matter of poor memory. :) I make little effort to remember all the ones I don't see at the time. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on August 13, 2009, 11:01:24 am
Created two new Partner Site forums.
1) The Gallatin Valley Patriot
2) Montana Shooting Sports Association

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 13, 2009, 10:00:55 pm
Wooooo  Hoooooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 16, 2009, 05:53:25 am
Duplicate posts in Recommendations and Health and Fitness called: The best sites for vitamins & MInerals Real Nutrition Organic too!  Deleted the one in Health and Fitness. Sent PM to provisional member requesting not to post duplicates.

Edit: Found another duplicate post in another thread of Health & Fitness. Deleted
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on August 16, 2009, 11:51:51 am
Sounds like the definition of spammer to unedumakated me  ML.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 16, 2009, 03:21:55 pm
The one in Recommendations is marginal. If I see any others I'll probably pull the plug on all of them and discuss with the mods blocking that person or bot, or whatever. Can't always be avoided. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on August 16, 2009, 05:13:01 pm
Removed posting privileges for an account under the name "oxi". I did this because of the extremely sensitive position of Oath Keepers currently under national spotlight. This will last for 14 days. After 14 days, if oxi returns and continues to post libelous statements which could be used against Oath Keepers and/or TMM, I'll take his case to the Administration here and vote for full ban.

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Hollywoodgold on August 16, 2009, 05:29:25 pm
Removed posting privileges for an account under the name "oxi". I did this because of the extremely sensitive position of Oath Keepers currently under national spotlight. This will last for 14 days. After 14 days, if oxi returns and continues to post libelous statements which could be used against Oath Keepers and/or TMM, I'll take his case to the Administration here and vote for full ban.

Salute!
Elias

Elias:

A question. Are posts removed as well or do they remain on the "board/forum"?

Thanks
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 16, 2009, 05:39:52 pm
Elias, I certainly think removing any posts that meet your libelous/harmful criteria would be reasonable.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on August 16, 2009, 08:02:14 pm
I'm only a mod on the OK site [half a mod ? half mod? half mad?  don't answer that.] but I will vote for removal of the offending posts as well Elias.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 17, 2009, 11:45:56 pm
All that removing/not removing is under discussion by the mods. Initial thinking is it would be good to keep them as "evidence" since pretty much all the replies tell him to pack sand. If anyone has captured anything and tried to use it out of context, we will have the full context to present as rebuttal.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 17, 2009, 11:48:48 pm
The one in Recommendations is marginal. If I see any others I'll probably pull the plug on all of them and discuss with the mods blocking that person or bot, or whatever. Can't always be avoided. :)

If that's pretty much all that is being posted, then I would just delete the account. That's what I was doing with that idiot who searched for the word "tax" and then made some lame ass reply and included a sig line with a link to some tax relief bull shit. Before 5 posts, they are fair game to delete with no discussion among the mods.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 18, 2009, 08:00:51 am
No further posts after the first three that I know of. I didn't follow any of the links in that one I left. Not sure if it is worth bothering with, but one person said he appreciated the links so I don't see any real problem with leaving it. If that person posts more of the same, I'll yank the whole thing. I have no idea how to delete the account itself, however. PM me, please. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 19, 2009, 05:05:21 pm
Deleted new thread giving link to a "swine flu" warning - which has been duplicated ad nausea all over the board. Please, folks, at least do a search on the main keywords before you post new threads. sigh
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on August 19, 2009, 09:32:13 pm
If you have any doubts about banning oxi,   check this out :   http://www.breitbart.com/print.php?id=D9A5GCC80&show_article=1
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Hollywoodgold on August 19, 2009, 09:46:20 pm
If you have any doubts about banning oxi,   check this out :   http://www.breitbart.com/print.php?id=D9A5GCC80&show_article=1

And the logic of the following also reafirms common sense.

Quote
Special Agent Ross Rice, a spokesman for the FBI in Chicago, said he would not comment on or even confirm Turner's relationship with the FBI.

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on August 19, 2009, 09:58:12 pm
If you have any doubts about banning oxi,   check this out :   http://www.breitbart.com/print.php?id=D9A5GCC80&show_article=1


If you have any doubts about banning oxi,   check this out :   http://www.breitbart.com/print.php?id=D9A5GCC80&show_article=1

And the logic of the following also reafirms common sense.

Quote
Special Agent Ross Rice, a spokesman for the FBI in Chicago, said he would not comment on or even confirm Turner's relationship with the FBI.



Yep to both of you.
I am fairly well convinced for myself and have been for some time but this board does have a moderation "agreement" that requires a unanimous vote IIRC.

We shall see ... I have expressed my opinion already which carries no weight at all in this instance.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 20, 2009, 07:51:30 am
Merged a joke post about indians and buffalo with the "silly stuff."
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on August 21, 2009, 07:50:40 am
Banned Provisional member PastorLindstedt for general nastiness.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 21, 2009, 08:32:57 am
I deleted this guy's last post before I realized he'd made others. No loss, I suspect...  Can't we just delete all of it? Who needs such crap?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on August 21, 2009, 09:51:41 am
 I saw PastorLindstedt sign up a few weeks ago and groaned. I wondered when his S would HTF. That guy has been nightmaring around the net almost as long and even more egregiously than gunkid and a certain Brit who shall not be named.

As is, you marvelous mods booted his arse out of here before I even had to read one of his sickening screeds. Thank you, bless you. Great vigilance.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on August 21, 2009, 05:34:08 pm
   Good riddance to bad rubbish. My only regret is that I didn't get there first.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on August 22, 2009, 01:20:40 pm
   Good riddance to bad rubbish. My only regret is that I didn't get there first.

Same here, Bro.

I'm debating with myself about whether we shouldn't delete all his posts as well. It's like having a fly light on the rim of one's tea glass - yuck! Who would not want to immediately wash that glass? To leave the contaminated glass sitting on the table only reminds one of the travesty.

I can see a twinge of logic in leaving the idiot's posts on this site to show what a real racist is like. But I doubt it's worth leaving his crap here even for that reason.

We've enjoyed an influx of very nice folks here, and I hate to think that some of them may read that thread before they get to the end of it and can then see that we've handled the problem.

Another reason has to do with the ADL and SPLC, who will take much glee in seeing that trash on our boards.

So I'm thinking about this. There is another reason to leave the thread up. That's because our nefarious linguistically-challenged genius-in-residence creative writer, George, has made a rare appearance on that thread and has held up the sword of defense for Claire's good name and reputation, and I'd sorta hate to delete his and her exchange. (Welcome back, George!) Maybe we should just delete the idiot pastor's stuff and leave the rest of the thread.... Still mulling this over.

Salute!
Elias

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Hollywoodgold on August 22, 2009, 01:55:35 pm
Mods:

After reading the Wolfe-Dare-Elias posts, I took the time to find the less than reverend Pastor and tried to read his post(s) and followed his links.

As I am relatively new here, I typically defer to the "elders" on such discussions. I make an exception to this discussion. I strongly recommend deleting all of his posts and any others of this "pigigree". I would, as a matter of housekeeping, store copies of the posts in the event one were put in a position by an agent of the PTB to answer to the integrity of TMM Forum because of any poster's discussions or "promotions" such as OXI's or the Pastor-Poster. On this thread, you could "quote" portions of the objectionable posts/actions as evidence of the reasoning for a ban so there would be little possibility of members/visitors misconstruing the reason for "banning" an individual.

It seems to me that by so doing consistency between philosophy and action is demonstrated. Those actions become the "lesson" to such people and no visitor/members to/of this Forum would likely misconstrue such actions or the residual posts of these sorts of people.

I know that whatever actions you take will be thought out and I hope you understand that these thoughts are offered in support of the great work the "leadership" on this board constantly demonstrates.

(Hmmm, am I going to catch a raft because I used the "L" word?  :wav:)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: freewoman on August 22, 2009, 02:05:31 pm
HWG:  There's a difference between leaders and rulers.  Rulers control others for their personal benefit; leaders lead because that's who they are.  And leaders teach others to lead themselves; they're constantly working themselves out of a job, so to speak.  Humans will always have folks who lead, but no human needs a ruler.

I know it's a decision to be made by the Admins, but is there any way to delete a post with an explanation of why it was deleted?  There are a lot of threads with deleted posts, and when you read it, it doesn't make sense--the context is gone.  Perhaps a line like, "Post deleted due to offensive content" would help later readers understand why someone below is ranting.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Hollywoodgold on August 22, 2009, 02:47:28 pm
HWG:  There's a difference between leaders and rulers.  Rulers control others for their personal benefit; leaders lead because that's who they are.  And leaders teach others to lead themselves; they're constantly working themselves out of a job, so to speak.  Humans will always have folks who lead, but no human needs a ruler.

I know it's a decision to be made by the Admins, but is there any way to delete a post with an explanation of why it was deleted?  There are a lot of threads with deleted posts, and when you read it, it doesn't make sense--the context is gone.  Perhaps a line like, "Post deleted due to offensive content" would help later readers understand why someone below is ranting.

The "L" thing was a intended to be tongue in cheek, sorry that wasn't clear. I see your point and its a good one. I suppose I would error on the side of deleting offensive and/or "dangerous" posts. The people on this forum are generally very savvy and if the reason for deletion is given and examples of the offense contained in the "banning post" in a quotation(s) as evidence then most can/should be able to connect the dots. Like I said, I know whatever is done will be done with thoughtful consideration and for that belief, no matter what it is I know I'm going to be OK with it.

I hope this makes sense.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on August 22, 2009, 02:55:58 pm
AS IF ... this were a debating situation or {shudder}  voting situation I will support and reinforce the position so ably expressed by Hollywoodgold and freewoman.

I see the value of leaving a sampling of the acrid smell and foul stain upon our forum but like Hwg and freewoman I am concerned with "Others" taking any statement, in this instance especially, out of context and using it to paint us all as the bottom feeders that this idiots attitude represents.

Remove them with some form of explanation posted in their place .... I will echo and support this idea/suggestion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 22, 2009, 03:27:35 pm
I say we keep the few remaining posts. I don't know if anyone was able to read his entire screed(s). I sure couldn't. I was trying to force myself, just to see what full blown crap was spewing from whatever orifice he uses to generate all that. However, I don't think anyone with an objective view would think he speaks for TMM when he sprays that liquid feces.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on August 22, 2009, 04:43:12 pm
   I have expressed the opinion in private to the other mods (and I now express it here) that since they are a perfect case in point to the topic of the thread we should leave the remaining posts where they are. Nothing I could have said would have illustrated so well exactly why embracing the label of "racist" when applied by certain political interests would not be a valid tactic to defuse and co-opt the term. The term does not need to be co-opted or defused, it only needs to be refuted by all it doesn't apply to.
   Several people have commented that they appreciated the posts being left up so they could view them in the context of the thread, and I think that in that is a legitimate reason to keep the two remaining examples in that thread. If there were others I would delete them as irrelevant and repulsive violations of human decency and the terms of service for this forum. We could edit the links out of the posts, I haven't followed any of them. The posted material was quite enough for me.
   Rest assured that in all future cases such crap will be deleted without any question.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Undefined on August 22, 2009, 04:57:45 pm

I think that the reaction of the forum at large to the posted swill says a lot to anyone lurking or fence sitting about 'our' motives and mindset. Anyone who didn't get that the nasty racist screed was immediatly attacked and destroyed is either 1)hopeless or 2)out to slander us.

Not much anyone can do about either of those types.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Clip Johnson on August 22, 2009, 05:35:14 pm
I suppose as providence would have it, I just joined this site and my very first post was on that thread. As I mentioned in that post, I am glad it was left up for all to see. For without shadow of a doubt, anyone with half a brain can read that thread and now clearly see what a true racist is from the vile comments that are spewed forth.

Many thanks to all involved with this site. You all are doing a great job here keeping this forum up and running.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on August 22, 2009, 06:57:49 pm
I suppose as providence would have it, I just joined this site and my very first post was on that thread. As I mentioned in that post, I am glad it was left up for all to see. For without shadow of a doubt, anyone with half a brain can read that thread and now clearly see what a true racist is from the vile comments that are spewed forth.

Many thanks to all involved with this site. You all are doing a great job here keeping this forum up and running.

Thank you, Clip, and welcome to TMM. There may be a way to satisfy all concerned here. I'm thinking about entering the offender's first post and inserting a cautionary statement at the top of his post, explaining why we have left the posts intact in the thread, yet cautioning new readers about what they're about to wade into.

Mr. Dare, scarmig, Ragnar, ML, Claire, Door Into Summer, et al - what would y'all think of doing something like that? I know it would satisfy me to leave the trash on the floor in that thread if I could at least note for new readers that they were about to read stuff TMM would never condone - and that would defang the SPLC, which I promise you is watching every word on this site now. (They're not the only ones - I've even been told, personally, by a staff member of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Montana) that they're reading here. And I'm sure there are more who lurk our words here.) It is bad enough to offend decent folks by leaving trash like that on this site, but I can live with that - however, the SPLC will doubtless do here what they've done at the Oath Keepers site, which is to pick isolated and disgruntled comments from the public at large and then present it as indicative of the Oath Keepers mentality. Two examples of that are in the current SPLC slam-attack on Oath Keepers.

http://www.splcenter.org/news/item.jsp?pid=415

See what I mean? That can happen here if we do not at least tag the offenses as having been scrutinized prior to shutting down the post-maker who posted it. So I'm calling for approval of my idea to enter the offender's first post on that thread and leave an Administration message (brief, but succinct).  How say ye?

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Undefined on August 22, 2009, 07:06:18 pm

I think that's an excellent idea.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Clip Johnson on August 22, 2009, 07:23:57 pm
Thanks for the welcome Elias. What a great site here and so much to learn. Although it makes me fully realize exactly how far I've got to go, which is seemingly insurmountable as I stand here at the base of the mountain looking up at the super long and steep slope ahead. Nevertheless, I know I must plunge forward.

I too believe that you have a very good solution to the problem at hand as you've described. I must add that as I was reading the thread, I knew that was a rather isolated case and not all here hold those same views. Nevertheless, it just makes good sense to leave these kinds of posts up with the proper tag attached as you have indicated.

Thanks again and keep up the outstanding work.

edited to say - wow, I've managed to use the word "nevertheless" twice in one post. Simply amazing
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on August 22, 2009, 09:57:56 pm
Mr. Dare, scarmig, Ragnar, ML, Claire, Door Into Summer, et al - what would y'all think of doing something like that?

I think it's an elegant compromise, Elias, and a wise thing to do. I say go for it.

(I'll also have a PM for you soon, General. Tomorrow, I hope. I owe you plenty thanks.  :mellow:)

Clip Johnson -- ditto on all the welcomes. From all you've posted so far, you seem like exactly the kind of thoughtful, humane, smart person who'll be a wonderful TMMer. Hope you stick around.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on August 22, 2009, 10:19:20 pm
   I agree also. I think it has educational merit in this case. Kind of like the photographic record of the holocaust. No sense in leaving it unmarked for folks to stumble on unawares though.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on August 22, 2009, 10:33:37 pm
Yeah................I like that idea..................a lot
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Clip Johnson on August 22, 2009, 10:36:05 pm

Thank you so very much Claire, that really means a lot to me. I too hope I am around here for a good long while. If the Good Lord is willing, I definitely will be.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Jebur27 on August 23, 2009, 05:36:17 am
I say we keep the few remaining posts. I don't know if anyone was able to read his entire screed(s).  I sure couldn't.
...

Yeah, after about a sentence & a half, I got that E.G.O. (eyes glazed over) look and jumped down to see the reactions. 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 23, 2009, 07:15:02 am
Good idea, Elias. Go for it.:) And welcome Clip Johnson.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Hollywoodgold on August 23, 2009, 07:25:27 am
I say we keep the few remaining posts. I don't know if anyone was able to read his entire screed(s).  I sure couldn't.
...

Yeah, after about a sentence & a half, I got that E.G.O. (eyes glazed over) look and jumped down to see the reactions. 

And so did I. I also followed links to his sites. Those are places with plenty of excrement. I'd kill the links but that's my own view.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on August 23, 2009, 10:07:37 am
Deleted the the links from "pastorlindstet" to a large number of racist,and other hate group web sites.

If anybody spots any that I missed, let me or another Mod know with detailed description of where they are located. They were everywhere!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on August 23, 2009, 03:19:12 pm
I did read all of the first one and had to stand up and walk around a bit .... then as I sat to respond decided to read the responses.
Well Done to all of the responders.

Did I remember to Thank You Moderators for removing this human filth from our midst ?

Thank You.

gooch
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Undefined on August 23, 2009, 03:39:21 pm
It might be a good idea to link to this discussion in the offending posts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on August 23, 2009, 03:45:06 pm
It might be a good idea to link to this discussion[/i] in the offending posts.

Good idea, Mr. D
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on August 23, 2009, 05:12:49 pm
BUT ... I thought that this thread was for the moderators to use to record their actions  [Moderator Actions] ? and then as an interface with the rest of us members not as a medium of explanation for other posts even though I do understand the "idea" behind its being suggested.
[to show the thoughts about and justifications for the actions made in response to such filth.]

Maybe a whole OTHER thread with the response posts copied from here and then the link to the new Moderator Responses thread ?
Or Official Responses ?
Or Negative Responses ?
Or "Not on your sweet bippy Fool" ?    :rolleyes:

                :dontknow:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on August 23, 2009, 05:31:20 pm
Actually, gooch, isn't there also a "Moderator Actions Commentary" thread? It's just so much more natural to comment where the mods post their actions. Sigh. Human nature. What can you do about it?

But since we are in here commenting, right or wrong ... gotta say I think the whole PastorLindstedt affair was beautifully handled, right down to leaving some of his posts, adding a commentary, and removing the links. Great work.

Claire
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 23, 2009, 05:32:08 pm
I agree, gooch. If we put a link on that other thread, it needs to be separate. This "moderator actions" thing runs far afield and nobody would understand why it was linked in a day or two.

Let's cherry pick the relevant posts here and copy them to the "racist" thread if that seems good. Personally, I think our position is rather well covered there already (and especially if Elias posts something more there) and the thread should just be locked and forgotten now.

Some might look at it out of curiosity down the line, but it isn't worth our time otherwise.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 23, 2009, 10:22:24 pm
Deleted multiple copies of a post by one Lori Zarlenga-Blaquiere. Others by her I modified since there were some comments. Left the one in the new member intro thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: NuclearDruid on August 27, 2009, 10:06:16 am
Can a Mod please move my Sailing thread in Homeschooling sub over to the Agitator sub? I just added a news report that puts the young lady in an agitati'n light.

Thanks,
ND
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on August 27, 2009, 10:40:12 am
done
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 30, 2009, 08:00:00 am
Deleted multiple and duplicate posts by a provisional member. PM sent to advise them not to post entire articles.

Edit: Also merged two very similar threads on school kids being used to push the census.

Deleted new post (full article, no comments) on government takeover of internet which duplicated an older thread - including identical subject line.

Could everyone please at least LOOK to see if the topic is already posted? sigh
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on September 08, 2009, 08:17:35 pm
Merged two topics on the Ramseur/Appleseed shoot/meetup at the suggestion of one of the thread starters. Congratulations all, sounds like you had a great time! :thumbsup: The thread currently resides in the Bulletin Board since it had received the most replies at the time of the merge.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on September 10, 2009, 07:26:32 am
deleted duplicate "Larkin Rose" thread at request of the poster.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on September 16, 2009, 12:42:48 am
Merged threat in Gulching with thread in bulletin board on the passing of Linda Rawles at the request of the starter of the topic in gulching
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: crepemyrtle357 on September 17, 2009, 12:47:37 pm
Quote
Could everyone please at least LOOK to see if the topic is already posted? sigh

Sometimes when I put the keyword in search nothing comes up on the first attempt. Then on the second doing the same thing I get pages and pages.

When I wanted to post and ask for info on Cream in the search the word cream and screaming etc came up. If I use quotes around the keyword would that eliminate the others that are not pertinent?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on September 17, 2009, 01:55:16 pm
Sometimes when I put the keyword in search nothing comes up on the first attempt. Then on the second doing the same thing I get pages and pages.

I agree with you on the funkiness of the search engine. Yesterday I used the search engine as (I figured) a quick way to find the infamous Twinkies thread. But searching on the word "Twinkies" brought up several threads with brief mentions of Twinkies -- and not the endless, five-year-old thread dedicated exclusively to the worship and study of Twinkies!

Still ... the people who constantly start duplicate threads aren't tripping up on the search engine's quirks. The same people do the same thing over and over again. It seems to be because they don't actually spend much time reading or getting to know what's on the board. They just like to start threads. There's even one person here who shall remain nameless who actually started two threads on the same topic himself when another such thread already existed and he'd already been told he was duplicating. Arrrgh.

No offense to anybody who occastionally starts a duplicate; we've all done it & the mods are helpful about it. But some people just don't give a damn.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: NuclearDruid on September 17, 2009, 07:31:29 pm
Having had much personal experience with the TMM search engine  :BangHead:, let me just share my alternative. Use Google advanced search and constrain the domain to thementalmilitia.com

I've never looked for the twinkie thread using TMM SE however I just did it on Google and Page 1 of the thread was the top hit.

Just FYI.

ND
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: crepemyrtle357 on September 17, 2009, 09:36:35 pm
Quote
Having had much personal experience with the TMM search engine  BangHead, let me just share my alternative. Use Google advanced search and constrain the domain to thementalmilitia.com

I've never looked for the twinkie thread using TMM SE however I just did it on Google and Page 1 of the thread was the top hit.

Thanks ND, will give it a try.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: padre29 on September 17, 2009, 11:28:28 pm
Sometimes when I put the keyword in search nothing comes up on the first attempt. Then on the second doing the same thing I get pages and pages.

I agree with you on the funkiness of the search engine. Yesterday I used the search engine as (I figured) a quick way to find the infamous Twinkies thread. But searching on the word "Twinkies" brought up several threads with brief mentions of Twinkies -- and not the endless, five-year-old thread dedicated exclusively to the worship and study of Twinkies!

Still ... the people who constantly start duplicate threads aren't tripping up on the search engine's quirks. The same people do the same thing over and over again. It seems to be because they don't actually spend much time reading or getting to know what's on the board. They just like to start threads. There's even one person here who shall remain nameless who actually started two threads on the same topic himself when another such thread already existed and he'd already been told he was duplicating. Arrrgh.

No offense to anybody who occastionally starts a duplicate; we've all done it & the mods are helpful about it. But some people just don't give a damn.

Guilty...

BTW...Claire...edgy redneck?:

http://www.sondrak.com/
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Claire on September 18, 2009, 07:35:00 am
Guilty...

Of anything interesting?

Quote
BTW...Claire...edgy redneck?:

http://www.sondrak.com/

Nope. Not me. But I'm glad there are edgy redneck Claires around.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 18, 2009, 08:51:30 am
Two ways to look at it. One, if you post new stuff to old threads on the same topic (occasionally hard to determine, actually), then the new folks get the benefit of all the old discussion - if they choose to wade through it.  On the other hand, being presented with a large number of pages of previous posting might be really intimidating to some newcomers.
 
I don't have a really good answer, but maybe if one wishes to start a new thread on something (anything but twinkies and fruitcake, of course), perhaps just a link to the old discussion would be best.

Or not... ?  :)  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: crepemyrtle357 on September 18, 2009, 09:06:03 am
Well I tried ND's suggestion on googling didn't work, I probably did something wrong, not much good with advance searches. So I did the tmm search and found on the first page a topic posted by quiet that worked just fine .
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: NuclearDruid on September 18, 2009, 10:18:31 am
CM. I use the Google advanced search if I know I posted something and can't find it on the TMM SE. I use TMM first.

ND
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: crepemyrtle357 on September 18, 2009, 11:04:54 am
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CM. I use the Google advanced search if I know I posted something and can't find it on the TMM SE. I use TMM first.

do you search using mentalmilitia.com/forums or just mentalmilitia.com?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: NuclearDruid on September 18, 2009, 08:04:13 pm
Quote
CM. I use the Google advanced search if I know I posted something and can't find it on the TMM SE. I use TMM first.

do you search using mentalmilitia.com/forums or just mentalmilitia.com?

just www.thementalmilitia.com

ND
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on September 19, 2009, 02:35:25 am
I use scroogle.org for political things.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 20, 2009, 07:28:37 am
Merged two threads on Sonic weapons at town hall meetings.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 24, 2009, 07:41:09 am
Merged two threads about the census guy found hung.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 27, 2009, 07:15:25 am
Merged two threads about ammo shortage. One was in "general discussion" and the original in guns and gear. All in the guns board now.

Merged two threads about G-20 protesters. Both now in "police abuse" board.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 28, 2009, 07:20:35 am
Deleted brief thread with no subject and no real object... OP didn't know how to delete his post when he discovered someone else had already introduced the topic.. so just left it with  :ph34r: as sole content. sigh

Merged another thread on the G-20 protesters with those already in the Police Abuse board.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on October 01, 2009, 08:53:48 am
Moved Polanski thread to Arts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 03, 2009, 06:24:54 am
Merged another new thread on the G20 stuff with the rest in the "Police Abuse" area.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 05, 2009, 10:53:40 am
Topic moved from general discussion to Monitoring and Surveillance.

Please, people. At least take a LOOK at the various categories before posting a new thread in general discussion. You might find a fit... and if not, ok. 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 06, 2009, 08:36:49 am
Merged two threads on refusal of Limbaugh, etc. to air ad from Piazza at Front Sight.  Now in guns & gear.

Merged two identical threads on the dollar for oil thing. Moved to money, commerce and taxation board.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 13, 2009, 08:05:43 am
Merged two threads on global police
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 15, 2009, 07:10:09 am
merged two threads on takeover of internet. It is in monitoring and surveillance.

Moved a new thread in general discussion on money and the dow... to... surprise, "Money!"

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=21.0

Moved topic on ski equipment to Gulching

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=18.0
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 16, 2009, 07:20:02 am
Obvious spam from first time poster deleted in the Barter and Bux section. - twice!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 20, 2009, 07:46:21 am
Moved topic on water purification from general discussion to gulching.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on October 22, 2009, 02:42:31 pm
In our "Partner Sites" section, I've changed the name of the forum previously entitled "The Gallatin Valley Patriot". I changed that forum's name to "The Montana Messenger". Reasons for the change are on the threads in that forum. Thanks!
Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 24, 2009, 04:00:34 pm
Two threads merged on the Obamanation "emergency" edict re: the phony flu.

Another thread on the phony flu "emergency" merged with the others in General Discussion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 25, 2009, 07:20:38 am
New thread on the NY airport "terrorist" merged with older one on same subject in General Discussion.

Say, this could work into a full time job... if only it paid anything. LOL  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: crepemyrtle357 on October 27, 2009, 10:19:48 am
An idea.

How about a welcome email to the newbies as they sign up. I know, they should know better, however, it would be nice if they searched the threads first before posting, also this is a family friendly forum and some words starting with F should not be used. In one of the more heated discussions, "do food companies want to kill you" or something like that, someone got carried away.

Just a thought
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: 2ndA on October 27, 2009, 10:41:21 am
I'm not certain this is really what we'd call a "family friendly site" without tongue being planted firmly in cheek.  And I'm not certain such a place could censor words and remain true to itself at the same time.  Likewise, noobs either do their own research or reveal themselves for what they are, just as those who pepper their posts with the colorful adjectives and verbs define their own intellect over time.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: freewoman on October 27, 2009, 10:54:11 am
An idea.

How about a welcome email to the newbies as they sign up. I know, they should know better, however, it would be nice if they searched the threads first before posting, also this is a family friendly forum and some words starting with F should not be used. In one of the more heated discussions, "do food companies want to kill you" or something like that, someone got carried away.

Just a thought

If you look up to the upper right hand corner, there's a box with various topics listed.  One of those is "A Welcome From Elias for all new members".  IIRC, it includes some of those ideas.  Censoring certain words, however, runs into difficulties. 

In one of my "hippy chick" books, a tome on herbal remedies for women, a lot of words are used that most people would find offensive.  (I certainly did, at first reading!)  The author explained that her intention was to openly use such words in order to diffuse their power.  Ever since then, I've realized that certain words have only the power I give to them.  It helped me look at content rather than the choice of words.  (Just a thought, too!)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on October 27, 2009, 11:03:22 am
In general, TMM aims towards the PG-13, Safe for Work level of content.  As always, we encourage the community to work towards that goal and govern themselves rather than making the moderators get up off our tired butts. 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 27, 2009, 11:07:39 am
If each person who joins the forum will read the terms of service and the welcome by Elias carefully, there should be no misunderstandings.

I don't like certain words myself (though the statists crap sometimes drive me to use one occasionally)... but I have learned simply to ignore them.

We don't have any "right" not to be offended, remember. We are here by choice, and we can choose what we read.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: crepemyrtle357 on October 27, 2009, 11:36:10 am
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If each person who joins the forum will read the terms of service and the welcome by Elias carefully, there should be no misunderstandings.

When I first get on mental militia there is no welcome from Elias, that does not show up until I click on replies to your post.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 28, 2009, 07:04:24 am
Quote
If each person who joins the forum will read the terms of service and the welcome by Elias carefully, there should be no misunderstandings.

When I first get on mental militia there is no welcome from Elias, that does not show up until I click on replies to your post.

The message from Elias is a 'sticky' here in the bulletin board, and a link to it rotates with other things in the "news box" at the top of each page. If someone is interested, they'll find it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on October 28, 2009, 07:14:24 am
Moved a movie convention thread to movies.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on October 28, 2009, 04:11:46 pm
An idea.

How about a welcome email to the newbies as they sign up. I know, they should know better, however, it would be nice if they searched the threads first before posting, also this is a family friendly forum and some words starting with F should not be used. In one of the more heated discussions, "do food companies want to kill you" or something like that, someone got carried away.

Just a thought

I appreciate very much your view that TMM is a "family friendly forum" - and at times I truly wish it was just that. But in truth, TMM was never intended for young readers, or for readers who place intense emotional attachments to words. I hope that as time goes by the membership here at TMM shall continue to upgrade its general level of respect for other readers, but I cannot require that it does. As I get older, I appreciate more and more the importance of the family to America. And I appreciate more and more the refined and selective discernment in any post-maker's choice of words. I've largely curtailed my tendency to "cuss" during recent years, after initially showing my immaturity (in my early years on the Internet) by cussing profusely.

I would like to remind you of one thing. When I joined the U.S. Marines long ago (1965) I was a very sincere Seventh-day Adventist who walked with Jesus every moment of every day. My vernacular vocabulary was limited to "gosh, gee, golly, darn, and dang", more or less. Then I arrived at Parris Island to begin boot camp training to become a Marine, and my religious convictions were blown right out the window by constant, perpetual barrage of extreme cussing, the likes of which I had never imagined. No Marine can get out of Parris Island without being thoroughly versed in the use of the "F" word, which is prefix and suffix to everything out of the mouths of all Drill Instructors. The U.S. Marine Corps taught me to curse in extremely abusive language. I'm told that the Army does the same thing. I'm guessing that it is part of the psychological preparations taught, conditioned, and brain-washed into the minds of soldiers and Marines (and yes, the Navy also). And I know why the military does this to recruits in basic training - it's to toughen the minds of those young people the government shall send into combat - and as some of us know, combat is sometimes a hellish experience which defies sanity, a fact which is guarded against psychologically and emotionally by the very degradation of life implied in basic military language. It helped me survive Vietnam.

But I grow old. I no longer appreciate the "F" word, and when I see someone here posting it on threads, I'm aware that that soul has not evolved to higher levels of consciousness, but instead has succumbed to the vernacular side of society, where family values, morality, ethics, personal honor, and other similar traits are of little value. I've been there, done that, and have outgrown the need to post the "F" word. (Not saying I won't ever do it again, but am saying that I would hold a lesser opinion of myself if I did use the word on a forum.)

I want to thank you for your higher standards in the use of language, and I join you in wishing our members would all see things from that lofty perspective. But people come here from all walks of life, and they represent all sorts of levels of mental and spiritual growth, or lack thereof, and I must, in looking back at my own experience, accept that everyone is exactly where he is in his personal growth when he chooses his words, and just because some one has not come yet to realize the benefit of selecting less-inflamatory words to express oneself does not necessarily imply that one is incapable of further development in discernment. I am sure that I alarmed many readers in my early years online, but many good souls forgave me that error and allowed me the acceptance which itself helped me elevate my perspectives on communicating. I'm grateful for that, and that causes me to be very reluctant to judge anyone.

But the real reason we will not forbid the "F" word here has to do with our intense desire to not censor anyone. We try very diligently to refrain from censorship here. Yes, we've kicked a few really lost souls off these boards for abusive language, but it's always entailed more than just the use of the "F" word. In fact, one of our Administrators has a preference for using that word, and others, himself. That's his choice of course, but his choice carries with it the undeniable indictment on his vocabulary, which may have a negative impact on the meaning he is trying to convey in his statements, at least to those who prefer to keep language "clean".

Be all that as it may, here is the bottom line about words - the word is never the thing it signifies. Any word is nothing more than a spoken or written symbol for something else, something which the word implies in its symbolic nature. It is not the "thing" it names, but a mere symbol. Once one understands that basic understanding about "words", one is free, mentally, to do as freewoman has illustrated - to rise above the speaker's/writer's language to see the message. I know that, and yet, like you, I'd love to see people voluntarily leave that kind of language off these boards. But TMM will not demand that of anyone, in and of itself.

I hope you'll understand and accept that TMM is a unique place, with a relatively-unique mission, and that you'll continue to express thoughts and ideas here in more intelligent language, thereby helping me and others here who share our view to elevate the level of discourse here. It's just this simple - the best liberty-oriented writers online and in printed pages refrain from using the "F" word, and one reason they're the best is because they use more intelligent wording, thereby reaching a wider audience. I hope many here will reach for higher standards in expressing themselves. I struggle with it myself, and hope to improve myself each day, week, month, and year as I continue to grow psychologically.

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on October 28, 2009, 04:54:26 pm
Quote
In fact, one of our Administrators has a preference for using that word, and others, himself.

Yeah.................and I VERY rarely post anymore............
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on October 28, 2009, 05:04:17 pm
I wonder whom Elias means. Ought 7.  :ph34r:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on October 28, 2009, 05:34:45 pm
Well..............I'm the only one who uses nasty words...............so it's pretty much a no brainer who's he's talking about............ain't it?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on October 28, 2009, 07:03:44 pm
Hehe, I thought he was talking about me.  :sheepish:


Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on October 29, 2009, 12:19:11 am
Heh! I might have been referring to Ragnar, y'kno? :)

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on October 29, 2009, 04:08:34 am
Heh! I might have been referring to Ragnar, y'kno? :)

Salute!
Elias

The hellck you say.
:icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: freewoman on October 29, 2009, 05:48:03 am
Isn't heck where people go who don't believe in gosh?   :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 29, 2009, 06:27:57 am
Isn't heck where people go who don't believe in gosh?   :laugh:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I "swear" I'm going to have to buy keyboards by the case... or give up drinking coffee while I work.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on October 29, 2009, 09:30:28 pm
Most keyboards can be taken apart, washed, dried, and then reassembled.
My Brother cleans his like that all the time.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: dogsledder54 on October 29, 2009, 10:42:19 pm
Most keyboards can be taken apart, washed, dried, and then reassembled.
My Brother cleans his like that all the time.
[You can buy used keyboards at the Salvation Army, Goodwill, or similar places for $1-$2 each. I have extras.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 30, 2009, 05:56:36 am
I clean them as long and as much as I can. But I beat the snot out of them and must buy at least two a year. Just a family joke. Everyone knows what to give me for Christmas! LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 31, 2009, 07:03:49 am
Merged two threads about executive orders. Didn't see until too late that one was a VERY old thread, but it had useful information.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 01, 2009, 04:33:22 pm
Moved a new thread about merger of Canada, US and Mexico... to general discussion. Not "Freedom's Spirit" material.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 04, 2009, 04:49:49 pm
Split the latest S6 flame war from the original topic about an LP activist who got shot.  Talk about topic drift!

Put a "sticky" ON the S6 shun request. Might as well have sufficient exposure. Can be removed later.

Took the "sticky" OFF the Hallmark Card email hoax thread. If it really needs it, put it back.  I just saw no point to it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on November 04, 2009, 05:32:01 pm
Split the latest S6 flame war from the original topic about an LP activist who got shot.  Talk about topic drift!

Sorry 'bout that. Where'd you put it? It was enjoyed by Claire. Apparently some others also think it to be my best work yet.
Also just thought I'd let you know that I won't be making flaming a habit and am joining the shun of S6.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: freewoman on November 04, 2009, 05:47:53 pm
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Apparently some others also think it to be my best work yet.

Don't know who that might be. . . .
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 05, 2009, 05:44:16 am
Sorry 'bout that. Where'd you put it? It was enjoyed by Claire. Apparently some others also think it to be my best work yet.
Also just thought I'd let you know that I won't be making flaming a habit and am joining the shun of S6.

It is still in general discussion, just separate now. And I certainly don't appreciate the flames or the name calling at all. I'm glad you don't plan to make it a habit.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 06, 2009, 01:55:00 pm
Split a thread about the swine flu. New information on serious epidemic of pneumonic plague in Europe, maybe Canada in its own thread. Both in Health and Fitness.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on November 06, 2009, 02:26:47 pm
Thank you. mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 08, 2009, 07:04:05 am
Merged two threads about the 81 yr. old tasered by the Air Force... Both now in general discussion. Too old to be worth moving.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 09, 2009, 11:37:13 am
Put S6 in timeout.

And, just to be clear, my action is not prohibited by the TOS (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=20010.0)

Pertinent points:
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3.  A moderator may propose revoking privileges, rights or membership of a Member.  The proposal must be voted on by all mods, and remains open until all mods have voted.  Mods can take as long as they like to vote.  Once all mods have voted, the results will be publicly posted.  Only a unanimous vote will result in action.

...

8.  Moderators are not mediators.  They are not required to intervene in personal disputes.  If a dispute threatens the community moderator action may be necessary but voluntary resolution by the Members is encouraged and preferred.  At their discretion, moderators may post suggestions on how to resolve a dispute.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Carl Bussjaeger on November 09, 2009, 12:24:35 pm
I, for the most part, tried to stay away from the S6 issue; simply putting him on ignore saved me from his tedious posts. But then I'd see his nasty comments (no single one truly horrible, but overwhelming in quantity, till recently) in other people's quotes. But this is symptomatic of a trend I've noticed, so I'm speaking up.

Not that anyone would miss me -- this will make my 347th post in over 5 years -- but as MamaLiberty knows, I've been thinking about dropping out of the forum completely. People like S6 are the primary reason; not just the nastiness, but the general degradation in signal to noise ratio (news aggregation, stupidly large images in sigs, et cetera) that has made TMM less pleasant and useful for me. I tried filtering out most of the forum sections that seemed the worst, but that only helped a little. I avoid entire threads if I see they were initiated by certain people, and that still isn't enough.

And now S6: He is pretty much the current poster boy for what I don't like happening to the forum. Frankly, if he doesn't get tossed, I'll know that it is time for me to leave; that the barbarians won and this isn't a nice place to be anymore.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 09, 2009, 05:43:54 pm
Shunning request thread unstickied... seems we have moved on...

Let's see,

rope - check
rail - check
hot tar - check
feathers - check

delete button - check

did I forget anything?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: prometheus on November 09, 2009, 08:36:33 pm
....no single one truly horrible, but overwhelming in quantity

I believe this phrase was pulled on me also.  Let me just say that S6's behavior has not been any issue what-so-ever at TOP....maybe that's just because we are more anarchist v. mini-anarchist.  But whatever the reason this post rubbed my the wrong way.  It started off great with the shunning, that has worked very well for us over there.  Hell, even Vonu is still a member, mind you he is ignored by 40 some percent. The only thing we ever see is what those who enjoy F'ing with him quote. 


 
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He is pretty much the current poster boy for what I don't like happening to the forum.
  Someone had to pick up the torch, eh?

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Frankly, if he doesn't get tossed, I'll know that it is time for me to leave; that the barbarians won and this isn't a nice place to be anymore.
  If you leave the terrorist will win.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on November 09, 2009, 09:46:49 pm
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  If you leave the terrorist will win.

...and isn't that what is at the base of all this here? Who the h - e - double toothpicks cares what S6 did? Terrorism is about fear, intimidation and control - he won after all.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: prometheus on November 09, 2009, 10:02:44 pm
So it was pointed out to me that "S6" here is not our "S6" aka: Securitysix.  So I can't vouch for him as I did before. I still stand by my stance on shunning though.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 10, 2009, 12:06:47 am
S6 has been banned by unanimous vote of the mods.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on November 10, 2009, 12:17:57 am
Good Riddance. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on November 10, 2009, 12:36:46 am
Yeah...........maybe good riddance..............but it's not reason to be joyous...............because whether we want to admit it or not...............we've lost another one............or more properly two
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 10, 2009, 12:40:54 am
I, personally, feel we lost much more than 2 individual souls. But, I also feel that like any wound, the knitting is usually stronger than the original at least at the point of the wound. I hope that holds true.


And there is always a seat reserved at the head of the table for one Claire Wolfe.

:icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on November 10, 2009, 01:41:56 pm
I, personally, feel we lost much more than 2 individual souls. But, I also feel that like any wound, the knitting is usually stronger than the original at least at the point of the wound. I hope that holds true.


And there is always a seat reserved at the head of the table for one Claire Wolfe.

:icon_pirat:

I understand your feelings, Rags. And I can see ZooT' perspective too. But I'd like to say this. For all the worries and work S6 caused we Admins, we never saw reason to ban him until he directly attacked Claire. I'm maintaining that because of his attacks on Claire herself, our Admins became willing to make an exception, rare indeed, to our moderation policies. And I'm damn proud that we gained full consensus on this action.

If we view this as an anomaly, and not as some new "policy", then we can see clearly that we did not lose anything.

Claire is in a good mood, seems to be happily enjoying a Sabbatical, which she at times does, and the board is finally rid of an annoying and intrusive bully who never did appreciate TMM in any way other than as being his own personal playground. He never paid one cent to the upkeep of this place, yet he steadfastly abused our patience and our very liberal moderation policy, over and over again. Is his absence really some kind of loss? Nope. Is TMM's moderation policy now changed in any way? Not if we ascribe this to a very rare "exception" on special grounds. That's how I'm seeing this.

Thanks for doing the dirty work, Bro. You've got my salute with brotherly hugs. I appreciate what you were trying to do, and it would have worked had the id-iot had enough sense to refrain from attacking Claire. We'll have another opportunity to try the shunning thing, I'm sure, lol.

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 11, 2009, 01:20:29 pm
Moved a thread about shooting to guns and gear out of the bulletin board.
Merged a new thread about the Texas military shooting with an older one.
Moved a new thread asking finance questions to Money, Commerce, and Taxation
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: prometheus on November 11, 2009, 01:34:39 pm
I don't know exactly what/who offended Claire.  However, we fun-loving not-always-mammary-fixated, humorous members of Get Your Hands Dirty (http://www.getyourhandsdirty.net) would like to extend an invitation to her.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 12, 2009, 09:13:51 am
Ok, ladies and germs...

Please look carefully at the section you propose to post in to be sure your material belongs there. I just finished splitting a schizophrenic thread that started out with a cache of guns and wandered into cocoa use and growing! The guns were put in... surprise! Guns and gear, while the cocoa discussion went into food and gardening in gulching.

Sometimes it is not easy to make a good match, but none of that belonged in the bulletin board section - which is where it was originally posted!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: freewoman on November 12, 2009, 09:42:57 am
Thanks, ML.  I was responding to the comment on coca, though I knew it didn't belong;  sorry for contributing to the problem.  I will edit my post to remove the reference to the threadjack, so it won't cause confusion on the newly-split thread.  I appreciate your diligence!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 12, 2009, 10:25:16 am
No problem! You didn't start it. But, actually, everyone could help a lot if they see something going adrift or notice something in the wrong area. I don't look at even 10% of what is posted in a day, so I can't ever see all of it. If you see something that might need to be moved, split or merged, please send the moderators a notice by clicking onto the link at the bottom of the post in question. All moderators will get the message, and whoever is handy can take care of it if they think something needs to be done. Otherwise, it may well go unnoticed by all of us!

Just a little housekeeping thing to make the flow and usefulness of this place optimal. Not the end of the world. :)

And, BTW, two threads on the "sonic net" gunfire locater stupidity merged in guns & gear.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 14, 2009, 08:29:03 am
First two posts by provisional member "corsby" deleted as spambot type stuff.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on November 19, 2009, 02:11:05 am
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yoyohh is a spammer he has posted this bs on over 10 threads already.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 19, 2009, 03:53:20 am
I can't believe he posted that shit in the TOS. I deleted it and your reply and locked the thread. BRB.
:icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 19, 2009, 03:58:07 am
Deleted new spamming member yoyohh. I clicked on one of the links to see what the hell it was. I hope I did not suffer a v\irus from it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on November 19, 2009, 08:58:58 am
Deleted new spamming member yoyohh. I clicked on one of the links to see what the hell it was. I hope I did not suffer a v\irus from it.

No...  But all your MMORPG accounts are all hacked now.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 19, 2009, 09:03:43 am
No, no, all your MMORPG accounts are belong to us.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 19, 2009, 09:53:14 am
Good grief! Get rid of one pest and find another nest of vipers the next day. ARGGG Thanks Ragnar for seeing and taking care  of it. Are all these posts deleted now? Do we need to keep this one?  If there is any danger of a virus being spread by the link, should we not delete those at least?

Anyway... moved a post about an original video to the Movies and TV section: http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=38.0
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 19, 2009, 03:46:26 pm
Still finding and deleting these spam posts. GRRRR

Merged two threads posted almost at the same time on "The Critical Unraveling of U.S. Society."
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 20, 2009, 08:28:15 am
I think I got rid of the last one. I searched on "wow power leveling".
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 20, 2009, 10:12:49 am
I think I got rid of the last one. I searched on "wow power leveling".

Duh.... why didn't I think of that? LOL  Next time! :)  :laugh:

I only actually read in a few areas, and not every topic in those, so I might not see such spam if it was put somewhere else. Members would be doing us and themselves a big favor if they were quick to report such things.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 20, 2009, 06:38:40 pm
I can't believe the threads where it was putting its crap.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on November 20, 2009, 07:40:33 pm
You mean like the new TOS? That screed was the first reply. Geez.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on November 21, 2009, 07:05:16 am
Any MMorg player that clicks on those links DESERVES to have his account hijacked and cleaned out!   There was a low post poster I flagged last week, he looked like a "polite" spammer.  I do not know if you enede up with any results from that.   I post on several sites, and I only hit the report button.  I am not asking for "Police action" I am simply letting the host know there may be a "stranger" here.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 21, 2009, 03:14:04 pm
...I am simply letting the host know there may be a "stranger" here.

By all means. We encourage everyone to direct our attention to suspect members. I need to check my settings. I might be set to have admin requests sent to an email addy I seldom check. So, if people have been alerting the admins, I will have missed it.

We do presume the authority to bend the 5 post minimum for provisional. Sometimes a new member can post plenty of shit before we are aware of it. By the 5 post minimum, I'm referring to a provision in the TOS that an account may be deleted by any admin without unanimity if it is provisional. That last yoyo had 15 when I stumbled across his bullshit in the revised TOS topic. The only reply in that thread before Gaurd Duck's (if I am attributing that to the wrong member, I apologize. My memory tends heavily to the odds that Gaurd Duck was the one who replied this was a strange place to be putting this spam.).  (Don't you just love my horrid use of parenthetical statements?) We go with th spirit of the minimum post rule. 5 worksy very well at keeping out spam bots. But human trash can often litter this place, like a dog out trying to piss on every upright object (including individual blades of grass) in the neighborhood to mark its territory. We reserve the right to treat such human filth as if it is still provisional. As well as the right to call it for what it is. Piles of human excrement which have somehow taken on the ability to deliver pieces of its self to the internet.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 21, 2009, 04:34:01 pm
Deleted all posts and account of provisional "emerson" for spambot type posts.  The first one was sufficient. Nonsense bot crap. Didn't go looking for any others.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 22, 2009, 06:45:00 am
Merged new thread in general discussion on Ukraine plague/flu problems with similar one in health and fitness
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on November 22, 2009, 05:15:12 pm
The only reply in that thread before Gaurd Duck's (if I am attributing that to the wrong member, I apologize. My memory tends heavily to the odds that Gaurd Duck was the one who replied this was a strange place to be putting this spam.).  (Don't you just love my horrid use of parenthetical statements?)

Yeah, you got it right. No need to worry. ^_^
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on November 22, 2009, 05:52:41 pm
Yeah, provisional members generally have to make five productive, meaningful posts before we mods stop looking at them as turkeys on Thanksgiving.  It's one of the few joys we get with the job.  :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 26, 2009, 01:48:48 pm
New thread on global warming hackers merged with an older one.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 28, 2009, 03:18:42 pm
Post on "warriors" moved from bulletin board to activism.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on November 28, 2009, 07:32:37 pm
New thread on global warming hackers merged with an older one.

 That may be mine, sorry. Heat of the moment.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 29, 2009, 06:17:25 am
New thread on global warming hackers merged with an older one.

 That may be mine, sorry. Heat of the moment.

No biggie. It was at least a page or two back and I only barely remembered seeing it. I belong to three other message boards, and sometimes I can't remember WHICH one I saw a topic on, though it's amazing how many are the same or similar. I don't worry about it much. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 30, 2009, 07:14:27 am
Deleted account of provisional member DOCTOR FUNCGOOL. First post was some nutty socialist thing, and after two exchanges escalated into spam. The person was obviously not interested in discussion, only in pontification. We need that like we need more holes in our heads.

Edit: There seems to be varied opinions on whether or not this account should have been pulled. Please visit the topic and give your advice. I'm torn...
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=24689.new#new

2nd edit: Seems this guy is so thick skinned that he is totally ignoring our discussion, created a new account, and once again is offering us his unsolicited wisdom without desire for discussion. I've got him on ignore. You folks do as you will.

Also, moved a new thread on Obama's eligibility from gulching to Agitator, which seemed a much better fit.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on December 03, 2009, 05:01:20 am
Guys, I do not know if you have noticed, but there have been several AI/Bots getting on the board lately.  I have flagged the ones I am sure about to you.   I think we may be getting targeted for "Monkey War" by some one?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on December 03, 2009, 05:56:48 am
Yes, several bots have gotten on.  We actually don't have a preemptive filter, we just have to keep an eye out.  I don't think it is anything other than normal spammer activity.

Thanks for the notices, I've deleted the messages.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on December 03, 2009, 04:20:03 pm
Maybe we can look into an anti-bot filter to go in the sign up process? It's been so long since I signed I forgot we didn't have one.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on December 04, 2009, 02:05:47 am
Maybe we can look into an anti-bot filter to go in the sign up process? It's been so long since I signed I forgot we didn't have one.


Olde Age,my friend. Ought 7.   :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on December 04, 2009, 04:29:21 am
There are bots that can hack the simple Captchas,  I do not know what the security looks like, I joined "before"  <stuffed shirt look>
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 06, 2009, 06:54:13 am
Merged two threads about 1 million troops for civil war. Renamed original one for relevance.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on December 07, 2009, 07:43:07 am
Merged 2 threads about the day FDR sold our country into war, negating his campaign promise. Oh, wait, I mean 2 threads on Dec7,1941.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on December 09, 2009, 08:55:52 am
Moved another fung foo article to Gulching, where it would seem to be more appropriate. Dr. Foo doesn't seem to really want to join our community, he just wants to peddle his articles to us. So, he doesn't take the time to see what board is most appropriate for his "enlightrning" memos.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on December 17, 2009, 11:44:46 pm
How do I start a new thread?  engineermerc@gmail.com

There's an anti-span proc. in place. After reg. 5 posts your account
automagically changes to effect starting new threads. Then you'll
see the button, "New Topic".
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 18, 2009, 07:52:03 am
There's a bit more to it, Junker and Grim Watcher. :)

First decide where your post might fit the best. Look at all of the sub boards - such as "General Discussion," or "Freedom's Spirit."  We have a special area for preparations, tools, health, etc. Read some of the topics in those areas to see if that's where your post would fit best.

Then, when you have the sub-board on your browser screen, you'll find the button for "new topic" in the right upper corner - along with a few others.

Please read the Terms of Service to be sure you understand TMM policy on posting any material published at another website. Or PM to talk to me about it.  Please don't post large or unnecessary graphics or photos.

If you have questions, just ask. We want to hear from you! :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on December 24, 2009, 06:34:44 am
Provided NO2ANWO with the Custom Title:  Sole member order of TTTTTTTTTTT2-8

The answer is in the Twinkie thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 30, 2009, 06:35:34 am
TMM seems to be under spambot attack again. Just deleted another one. Please let the moderators know of any you suspect of being spam. They are getting clever...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on December 30, 2009, 08:15:32 am
Cleaned up some more of the mess. Deleted a spam bot post and deleted some of the newer spamming members (if they really were members).
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 31, 2009, 07:59:09 am
Merged two threads about the .375 rum handgun.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 05, 2010, 09:06:09 am
Merged two threads about Interpol and the executive order in Post 9-11. Let's keep all of these in one thread, please. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 13, 2010, 11:14:52 am
Obvious spam account "juicycouture" deleted.

Moved a thread on Interpol that I just realized was in the wrong area! :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on January 14, 2010, 06:03:11 pm
Deleted Spam Account Sharonk (some number) I'm not too good at spotting them, but I can work the buttons when I have to :rolleyes:.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 18, 2010, 02:47:15 pm
Merged 2 threads about Cass Sunstein wanting to outlaw what we are doing or send little spies around to infiltrate and confuse us.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Clip Johnson on January 18, 2010, 05:55:21 pm
Merged 2 threads about Cass Sunstein wanting to outlaw what we are doing or send little spies around to infiltrate and confuse us.

Sorry about that. I called myself looking for a similar thread before posting the 2nd but suppose I must be blind in one eye and can't see out of the other.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 22, 2010, 09:08:32 am
Merged two threads about the TSA "joke." Put them in general discussion, since the TSA are not actually "police."
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on January 22, 2010, 09:49:44 am
Merged two threads about the TSA "joke." Put them in general discussion, since the TSA are not actually "police."

Thank you - mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Silver on January 25, 2010, 09:21:24 am
Can anyone explain why the thread the movement towards a cashless society (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=24923.0) is pinned?  It has all of 7 posts, 5 by the same author. 

I have nothing against the topic, I just don't understand why it was pinned.  Three different searches of this section didn't uncover the explanation.

My apologies if this is not the correct place to post such a question.

Peace,

Silver
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 25, 2010, 09:33:45 am
Can anyone explain why the thread the movement towards a cashless society (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=24923.0) is pinned?  It has all of 7 posts, 5 by the same author. 

I have nothing against the topic, I just don't understand why it was pinned.  Three different searches of this section didn't uncover the explanation.

Quote
More industries to follow. I have requested that this become a pushpin topic at the top of the subforum.

The OP requested the sticky. I don't usually read in that area and wasn't aware it didn't really "fly" as a topic. I unstuck it, but of course it can be stickied again if anyone really insists. :)

Push of a button, instant sticky... kind of kool! LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on January 26, 2010, 02:46:04 pm
Hello! After getting permission from AZCOYOTE, I want to request that his thread "Anyone Actually Making Soap" and my thread "Making Your Own Personal Care Items (soap, toothpaste, lotion, etc.)" be merged (both located in the gulch section). Is there anyway to have my thread first as I edited the first post to kinda say what's it about? Thanks in advance...

PS - Would this need to be under the Tools, Equipment, and Skills section or is the current locale okey dokey?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 26, 2010, 03:07:48 pm
Hello! After getting permission from AZCOYOTE, I want to request that his thread "Anyone Actually Making Soap" and my thread "Making Your Own Personal Care Items (soap, toothpaste, lotion, etc.)" be merged (both located in the gulch section). Is there anyway to have my thread first as I edited the first post to kinda say what's it about? Thanks in advance...

PS - Would this need to be under the Tools, Equipment, and Skills section or is the current locale okey dokey?

I'll be glad to merge them, but the entries will be sorted by time of posting and there is no way I know of to change that.  The soap thread was earlier, so that will be first. I don't really see any problem to leaving them separate. We can put links to each one in both threads if you like. Let me know what you want to do.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 28, 2010, 09:33:21 pm
Merged 2 threads on Obama and his EO and the council of governors.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 04, 2010, 07:47:47 am
Merged two threads about the Castle behind a haystack in the UK.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Basil Fishbone on February 06, 2010, 02:58:16 am
Edited a post by Winston in Gulching for inappropriate language, with an admonishment.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on February 06, 2010, 05:02:27 am
Zoots profanity gets a pass,Hell Elias has commented on the Language. Ought 7.



Zoot,I'm not commenting on them there posts/goose and gander come ta mind.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 06, 2010, 11:25:16 am
New thread about the IRS shotguns merged with an older one in general discussion. Didn't really seem to fit in the money board anyway. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2010, 04:09:42 pm
Moved a new thread about where to find cheap groceries from "Money" to Gulching/food.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on February 10, 2010, 02:23:07 pm
Hey All,
Will someone please delete my post here: http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25329.0

Since I don't remember where I got the article, thus no link, since no has replied, and because that company has been mentioned many, many times on the board, I see no reason to keep it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 10, 2010, 02:28:57 pm
Hey All,
Will someone please delete my post here: http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25329.0

Since I don't remember where I got the article, thus no link, since no has replied, and because that company has been mentioned many, many times on the board, I see no reason to keep it. Thanks!

POOFFFF! It's gone. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on February 11, 2010, 02:18:10 pm
POOFFFF! It's gone. :)

Oh, you're good, ML! Now, can you do something about my hips?!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 11, 2010, 03:48:33 pm
POOFFFF! It's gone. :)

Oh, you're good, ML! Now, can you do something about my hips?!

Hmmm, sure wish there was a code for that myself! Sorry, dear, but that's outside my capacity. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on February 11, 2010, 05:57:25 pm
Try an elevator. One time I saw this old hag go in. The doors shut and there was this dinging sound.
Then the doors opened and a Hot Asian Chick stepped out. So I told Billy-Joe-Bob, to go get his ma.
Or something like that...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on February 11, 2010, 08:20:54 pm
Damn it, Pirate King Luffy . I laughed fish and tartar sauce right out of my nose.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on February 12, 2010, 02:27:58 am
Damn it, Pirate King Luffy . I laughed fish and tartar sauce right out of my nose.

Replied here soas not to threadjack:
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=23431.new#new
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 15, 2010, 06:27:36 am
Split new topic started by PKL from an old one in Activism, then moved it to Freedom's spirit where it fit better.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on February 16, 2010, 12:41:23 am
Which one is it?
(Link plz)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 16, 2010, 08:19:01 am
Which one is it?
(Link plz)

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25383.new;boardseen#new
Sorry, didn't think you'd have any problem finding it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on February 16, 2010, 08:00:19 pm
I figured it out after I posted that... :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on February 17, 2010, 03:13:23 am
The thread on terroist reporting.   the UNCLASSIFIED/ FOUO stamps all over the post make great markers for a webcrawler.  You might want to either edit all of those out, or figure out if we REALLY know who the OP is?   I suspect it might make an excellent pretext for TPTB to grab the site too, considering you are holding "priveleged but unclassified" information.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 17, 2010, 06:10:14 am
The thread on terroist reporting.   the UNCLASSIFIED/ FOUO stamps all over the post make great markers for a webcrawler.  You might want to either edit all of those out, or figure out if we REALLY know who the OP is?   I suspect it might make an excellent pretext for TPTB to grab the site too, considering you are holding "priveleged but unclassified" information.

Can someone give me a link to this? Thanks.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on February 17, 2010, 06:29:05 am
ML,it's in the "General" section by "unrestructuredagain" Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 17, 2010, 07:00:56 am
ML,it's in the "General" section by "unrestructuredagain" Ought 7.

Thanks. I've looked at it. I've also asked the other mods and admin what they think of it. We'll see what happens. I don't see anything to panic about. :)  Interesting that unrestructured deleted his account.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on February 18, 2010, 09:46:02 am
I would delete his post then, remember the alleged provocateur we had in oathgivers..........
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 18, 2010, 10:06:45 am
I would delete his post then, remember the alleged provocateur we had in oathgivers..........

We took a look at it and figure since the original post has been there since 2005, we're probably pretty safe. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on February 18, 2010, 01:41:59 pm
Doh!  dfidn't look at the date........ :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on February 18, 2010, 01:51:21 pm
I didn't realize that Rarick had posted this:

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25428.0;topicseen

Would a mod please combine my thread with his?

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=17;topic=25429.2#msg320211

Thanks  - mutti

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on February 18, 2010, 01:56:59 pm
yes, please do.  I think we posted within minutes of each other so I do not believe assumption of guilt is necessary. :rolleyes: :mellow:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on February 18, 2010, 02:50:26 pm
yes, please do.  I think we posted within minutes of each other so I do not believe assumption of guilt is necessary. :rolleyes: :mellow:

Oh darn - I sure feel like being guilty of something now and again  ^_^. 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 18, 2010, 02:52:43 pm
yes, please do.  I think we posted within minutes of each other so I do not believe assumption of guilt is necessary. :rolleyes: :mellow:

Oh darn - I sure feel like being guilty of something now and again  ^_^. 

No problem, folks. That's what Mamas are for. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 19, 2010, 04:37:41 pm
Portions of a thread on the Olympics in TV/movies section deleted due to a thread jack by a nasty troll who threatened a member. Troll deleted his account himself, for which I am grateful. Other thread participants agreed to deletion of nasty stuff.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: amagi on February 20, 2010, 11:44:55 am
Could someone delete this thread?  It was already covered.
http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25455.0;topicseen

I really did look for it before I posted.
Sorry.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 20, 2010, 11:49:15 am
Could someone delete this thread?  It was already covered.
http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25455.0;topicseen

I really did look for it before I posted.
Sorry.

Got it. POOF! :)

Also merged two others on the same topic, and moved two topics to more appropriate boards.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on February 20, 2010, 03:17:29 pm
Could someone delete this thread?  It was already covered.
http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25455.0;topicseen

I really did look for it before I posted.
Sorry.

Got it. POOF! :)

Also merged two others on the same topic, and moved two topics to more appropriate boards.
*creepy voice*
I see dead links...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 20, 2010, 03:27:00 pm
*creepy voice*
I see dead links...

Where? And who killed them?  :wub:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: rockchucker on February 22, 2010, 07:15:21 pm
Merge?

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25473
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25447
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 23, 2010, 10:39:29 am
Merge?

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25473
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25447

I'll look at them. It really helps if you give the subject line as well as the links. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 23, 2010, 11:04:31 am
Merge?

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25473
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25447

I'll look at them. It really helps if you give the subject line as well as the links. :)

Merged. Might want to delete the peripheral remarks. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: rockchucker on February 23, 2010, 08:52:11 pm
I'll look at them. It really helps if you give the subject line as well as the links. :)

Roger that.

Merged. Might want to delete the peripheral remarks. :)

Done.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on February 24, 2010, 02:58:21 am
Reporting a possible troll or spammer, I can't tell what they are thinking.
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4753;sa=showPosts
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 24, 2010, 09:12:31 am
Reporting a possible troll or spammer, I can't tell what they are thinking.
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4753;sa=showPosts

Those seem like thoughtful posts to me... just pretty obvious that English is not their first language. Keep your eyes open, however. The spambots are getting very clever. If this account actually does post spam, then we nuke them. :)

Trolls are MUCH easier to spot. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 01, 2010, 07:35:50 am
I get confused sometimes between this thread and "Moderator minutes." My last post is there, and no need to repeat it, I think.

Deleted spam from provisional account: katrinebonn
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on March 03, 2010, 07:38:41 am
Merged a couple threads on the SPLC and patriot groups.

aside
What significance is the word "poverty" in their title?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 03, 2010, 07:43:31 am
Merged a couple threads on the SPLC and patriot groups.

aside
What significance is the word "poverty" in their title?

I think, in the beginning, the idea was that the "poor" were deprived of justice under the law. Of course, it's just an excuse now. Nobody gets actual JUSTICE anymore.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on March 03, 2010, 12:10:29 pm
Merged a couple threads on the SPLC and patriot groups.

aside
What significance is the word "poverty" in their title?

I think, in the beginning, the idea was that the "poor" were deprived of justice under the law. Of course, it's just an excuse now. Nobody gets actual JUSTICE anymore.

I know this ain't PC, and please don't misunderstand, but I always thought that the Poverty part was mostly in
reference to black people who live in the ghetto. I used to live in such a neighborhood, they were always
complaining about how I owed them this or that because of stuff that happened before my Granma was born.
This despite the fact that most of them had more money than we did. How else could they explain the $2,000
worth of clothes they wore or the nice car they drove?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 03, 2010, 12:17:56 pm
Exactly, PKL - that's what I mean. The "poverty" - as in ghetto living - was most likely what was in mind when that title was chosen. The excuse was that the organization was going to work toward elimination of injustice to the "poor." It was always a sham, of course.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 03, 2010, 05:58:48 pm
PKL's vent thread locked per his request. Thanks everyone, for keeping it mostly friendly. That's a tough subject. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on March 03, 2010, 06:16:31 pm
Thank you ML.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on March 03, 2010, 06:35:39 pm
Quote
The excuse was that the organization was going to work toward elimination of injustice to the "poor." It was always a sham, of course.

Well hey..............those in the organization aren't "poor" anymore..............
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 07, 2010, 05:36:41 am
Split off a discussion of Prozac from the Pentagon shooting thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on March 07, 2010, 07:08:21 pm
Split off a discussion of Prozac from the Pentagon shooting thread.

LOL! I can imagine how that got started :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: NuclearDruid on March 08, 2010, 12:30:59 pm
Can someone move my "Its official..." thread in Gen Discuss to the "Silly stuff". I've already annoyed PKL with my attempt at humor, no reason to bother others.

ND
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 08, 2010, 02:43:11 pm
Can someone move my "Its official..." thread in Gen Discuss to the "Silly stuff". I've already annoyed PKL with my attempt at humor, no reason to bother others.

ND

You got it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on March 08, 2010, 06:12:50 pm
Sorry 'bout that. I got into a "Buy more arrows, hide the valuables, and confront the Vikings." type of mood
from the title, and... Well it was false advertising.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 09, 2010, 05:56:22 pm
Split off a threadjack about witches and religion from the original topic of "Praising Religion." I don't remember where the heck it was right now. sigh
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 12, 2010, 08:16:01 am
Deleted spam links from three posts by provisional member bean99. More spam posts may result in deletion of account.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 16, 2010, 06:55:35 am
Deleted spambot account, user name Click SSL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 16, 2010, 09:39:24 am
Moved "what did you do with your Census form" from bullitens to General.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on March 16, 2010, 09:58:32 am
Sorry, I wasn't paying attention and merged it before I read ML's post about it being somewhat different. I don't know that it is enough different to worry about splitting it back out.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 16, 2010, 11:00:35 am
Sorry, I wasn't paying attention and merged it before I read ML's post about it being somewhat different. I don't know that it is enough different to worry about splitting it back out.

LOL  Don't worry about it. If the folks posting there throw a fit over it, I'll split it out. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on March 16, 2010, 03:36:34 pm
Sorry, I wasn't paying attention and merged it before I read ML's post about it being somewhat different. I don't know that it is enough different to worry about splitting it back out.

LOL  Don't worry about it. If the folks posting there throw a fit over it, I'll split it out. :)
I'm not gonna, knowing it would make more work for you and all...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 17, 2010, 07:38:21 am
Moved new topic in general discussion on "survival pod" to Gulching.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: NuclearDruid on March 17, 2010, 02:37:11 pm
Can you consider merging my "Aren't database societies wonderful" in Police Abuses with your "Pre-crime" thread in General, since they are discussing the same guy/event?

Thanks,
ND
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 17, 2010, 04:51:01 pm
Can you consider merging my "Aren't database societies wonderful" in Police Abuses with your "Pre-crime" thread in General, since they are discussing the same guy/event?

Thanks,
ND

Sure! I'm all over it. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on March 19, 2010, 09:08:12 am
Merged those vehicle immobilization/repo s/w threads.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 19, 2010, 09:12:21 am
Merged those vehicle immobilization/repo s/w threads.

Thanks! I could not remember what that thread was called or where it was. The search feature of this software is truly underwhelming. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 20, 2010, 06:30:44 am
Merged those vehicle immobilization/repo s/w threads.

Thanks! I could not remember what that thread was called or where it was. The search feature of this software is truly underwhelming. :)

Saturday: merged another new thread about this immobilization thing with the last two.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on March 20, 2010, 06:46:17 am
Due to difficulty of tracking thread on Repo/disabling I just posted to it for a sake of a tag,  Linky for the correct one? (I hope it is the one I tagged)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 20, 2010, 06:57:48 am
Due to difficulty of tracking thread on Repo/disabling I just posted to it for a sake of a tag,  Linky for the correct one? (I hope it is the one I tagged)

Not sure what you are asking here. The merged thread is called Repossession software. http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25713.0
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 21, 2010, 04:55:40 pm
Merged two similar threads about TSA body scans and travel.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on March 22, 2010, 10:04:12 am
Just wondering why we haven't merged Health care bill becoming MORE popular suddenly? and BOHICA Med. Care
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 22, 2010, 10:25:27 am
Just wondering why we haven't merged Health care bill becoming MORE popular suddenly? and BOHICA Med. Care

Two different topics, with a little of the usual sloppy overlap. The first was about some polls supposedly showing people becoming more accepting of the concept. The second is about the mess just passed.

I split it out and merged the relevant parts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on March 22, 2010, 03:29:05 pm
Just wondering why we haven't merged Health care bill becoming MORE popular suddenly? and BOHICA Med. Care

Two different topics, with a little of the usual sloppy overlap. The first was about some polls supposedly showing people becoming more accepting of the concept. The second is about the mess just passed.

I split it out and merged the relevant parts.

So it is a Frankenstein-thread?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 22, 2010, 03:44:35 pm
Two different topics, with a little of the usual sloppy overlap. The first was about some polls supposedly showing people becoming more accepting of the concept. The second is about the mess just passed.

I split it out and merged the relevant parts.

So it is a Frankenstein-thread?
Quote

Well, it seems to be ok now. I tightened the bolts on the temples and wiped the drool off...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 23, 2010, 09:22:28 am
Deleted duplicate 9-11 post in wrong sub-board.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on March 24, 2010, 09:16:59 pm
Somebody git rid of this spambot guy quick:
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4849;sa=showPosts

He already has 15 posts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 25, 2010, 06:54:45 am
Looks like it's been taken care of. I did delete one our your posts, PKL, that quoted that nonsense. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on March 25, 2010, 08:48:38 am
Looks like it's been taken care of. I did delete one our your posts, PKL, that quoted that nonsense. :)

Oh goodie.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 25, 2010, 08:53:55 am
Looks like it's been taken care of. I did delete one our your posts, PKL, that quoted that nonsense. :)

Oh goodie.

It is always best to simply report such a post. Quoting it makes things more difficult and sometimes they get missed.  :wub:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on March 25, 2010, 12:59:18 pm
Looks like it's been taken care of. I did delete one our your posts, PKL, that quoted that nonsense. :)

Oh goodie.

It is always best to simply report such a post. Quoting it makes things more difficult and sometimes they get missed.  :wub:

Okay.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 29, 2010, 08:39:50 am
Two threads on the Fed raids merged. Let's not start a dozen different topics on this... pretty please.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 13, 2010, 08:06:07 am
Obvious nonsense spam posting by new provisional member deleted. cristy999
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on April 14, 2010, 11:59:16 am
Two threads on the Fed raids merged. Let's not start a dozen different topics on this... pretty please.

:threvil:  {puts on Devil"s Advocate hat ...} 
 
Of course you do [and I do know that you do ...]  realize that when putting up a notice [sign or post] you make three assumptions.

1-That the people to whom the sign or post is directed CAN read.
2- That the people mentioned above WILL READ said sign or post.
3- That said people WILL COMPLY with the request [order ?] within the sign or post.

{takes DA hat back off}

Then again 95% of the folks here don't read this thread so I guess it doesn't really matter does it ?
 :skeptical:

:threvil:



sound of rapid footsteps as he runs for cover ....  :tinfoil:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on April 14, 2010, 01:16:14 pm
I never read this.  That's why I never post here.  Pay no attention to the nerd behind the computer.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 14, 2010, 02:05:49 pm

Then again 95% of the folks here don't read this thread so I guess it doesn't really matter does it ?

Indeed, which is why I'm known far and wide as a cockeyed optimist. sigh.  :wub:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Basil Fishbone on April 17, 2010, 01:19:13 am
Newbie  bean99   in Re: Well Daddy you just take your gun and your sword...
« Reply #13 on: Today at 12:20:00 AM »
   
In response to a complaint, deleted as spam plus the distiction of also having a disgusting provacateur type statement.  Other posts seem to be OK so far.

Basil
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 17, 2010, 02:08:49 am
Newbie  bean99   in Re: Well Daddy you just take your gun and your sword...
« Reply #13 on: Today at 12:20:00 AM »
   
In response to a complaint, deleted as spam plus the distiction of also having a disgusting provacateur type statement.  Other posts seem to be OK so far.

Basil

Thanks, Basil. It looks to me like every one of this guy's posts adds spam links to the quoted text. Mama Liberty removed those links from some of them, but I think it may be time to consider banning. His replies, other than the spam links, seem to be marginally on topic, but it's hard to excuse the spam.

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4562;sa=showPosts
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on April 17, 2010, 05:51:42 am
Bill, bean99 seems to be a more sophisticated blatherbot.  his posts are marginally on topic, but there ALWAYS seems to be some sort of spam attached.

He quoted in response to one of my posts and is "technically" on topic, but the quote has urls buried in it that may be some sort of spam or tracker tagging?  I did not put them there.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 17, 2010, 06:42:27 am
Bill, bean99 seems to be a more sophisticated blatherbot.  his posts are marginally on topic, but there ALWAYS seems to be some sort of spam attached.

He quoted in response to one of my posts and is "technically" on topic, but the quote has urls buried in it that may be some sort of spam or tracker tagging?  I did not put them there.

Ok, I looked at that last one and couldn't tell if the links were legit or not. The last few posts are all that took him above the 7 post threshold. I say nuke the account. Why bother with this crap?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 17, 2010, 06:53:22 am
Ok, I looked at that last one and couldn't tell if the links were legit or not. The last few posts are all that took him above the 7 post threshold. I say nuke the account. Why bother with this crap?

Spam links in his recent posts. Others all had similar spam before deleted.

Re: Nicholas And Alexandra (1971): cisco certification, testking itil v3, mcp exam

Re: Big Pharma researcher admits to faking dozens of research studies for Pfizer, Me:  testking ccnp, cisa exam, cisco training

I concur. Nuke him.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 17, 2010, 07:10:16 am
Done, and all the posts as well. Now going to watch "AceMile" - newest registrant. I think we need to go to a captcha type screening on these new accounts, much as they annoy me. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 17, 2010, 07:43:35 am
I think we need to go to a captcha type screening on these new accounts, much as they annoy me. :)

We have one. I just logged out, clicked "Register", and looked at it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 17, 2010, 07:52:10 am
I think we need to go to a captcha type screening on these new accounts, much as they annoy me. :)

We have one. I just logged out, clicked "Register", and looked at it.

Oh boy... it's been so long since I registered I didn't know. Putts... so, now what? Damned bots...

Oh, and I just merged two threads on the new Arizona CC law. In guns and gear.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 17, 2010, 09:39:54 am
I sorta doubt that guy was a bot. He managed to write almost on-topic posts, and didn't do a lot of them. I get a lot less erudite humans posting spam on my blog, a few a day, but when I remove the captcha, the bots post hundreds a day.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 17, 2010, 09:46:27 am
I sorta doubt that guy was a bot. He managed to write almost on-topic posts, and didn't do a lot of them. I get a lot less erudite humans posting spam on my blog, a few a day, but when I remove the captcha, the bots post hundreds a day.

Hmmm, well... maybe I goofed. But "almost" on topic posts full of spam don't work for me any better than robots. You can restore the account if you really think it necessary, of course. I just don't know what to think now. :(
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on April 17, 2010, 10:32:23 am
*Sits in the corner watching mods while eating popcorn*
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 17, 2010, 10:48:02 am
*Sits in the corner watching mods while eating popcorn*

Fine, but if you spill it, YOU clean it up.  :love4:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on April 17, 2010, 11:07:47 am
*Sits in the corner watching mods while eating popcorn*

Fine, but if you spill it, YOU clean it up. 

Fine...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 17, 2010, 01:25:33 pm
I sorta doubt that guy was a bot. He managed to write almost on-topic posts, and didn't do a lot of them. I get a lot less erudite humans posting spam on my blog, a few a day, but when I remove the captcha, the bots post hundreds a day.

Hmmm, well... maybe I goofed. But "almost" on topic posts full of spam don't work for me any better than robots. You can restore the account if you really think it necessary, of course. I just don't know what to think now. :(

I wasn't saying that at all. Banning a spammer, whether bot or not, is the right thing to do.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 17, 2010, 02:07:36 pm
I wasn't saying that at all. Banning a spammer, whether bot or not, is the right thing to do.

Thank you. I thought so too... just don't want to assume too much here. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on April 17, 2010, 02:44:45 pm
I'm wondering if these two threads might need to be merged?

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25452.0

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25963.0;topicseen

The second thread is a continuation of the first (same story, update information)

mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 17, 2010, 03:20:40 pm
I'm wondering if these two threads might need to be merged?
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25452.0
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25963.0;topicseen
The second thread is a continuation of the first (same story, update information)

Thanks, but the original is so old I couldn't find it in the merge thinggummy. Thanks for posting a cross link. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 18, 2010, 09:38:31 am
Merged two similar threads about Bin Laden in the 9-11 area.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on April 18, 2010, 06:20:00 pm
I saw one of those posting embedded testking links a while back. I didn't even discuss it. Just got rid of it. They do try to get their posts to be somewhat on topic. I made a comment when I deleted the account about the quality of testking's practice exams. They are so full of conflicting and wrong information (read Pelossi). A friend had an account and I tried their Security+ exam and some of the questions gave answers that were considered wrong in a later question. If you want to really learn it, I guess there is value because you have to research which answer is actually correct. I say any account that has testking (or an affiliate) links embedded is fair game to delete on the spot with no discussion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on April 19, 2010, 05:21:19 pm
I agree, spammers can be deleted at will even if they are sophisticated enough to get past "provisional status". Good work ML. I just got the reported posts e-mail, but you had already done the dirty work. Bean 99 was on our list of possible spammers I believe. Looks like he was a sleeper for a while and then came back .Last discussion was several months ago.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 21, 2010, 10:21:36 am
Spammer "Marry" account deleted, deleted the spam from single post.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 22, 2010, 06:41:22 am
Two similar threads on the VAT merged.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on May 05, 2010, 08:41:14 am
Wondering if we should merge:

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26093.msg329097#msg329097

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26117.0;topicseen

The last post in the first thread is the same article as the first post in the second thread.

 :headscratch: (I think I just confused myself!)

mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 05, 2010, 08:48:15 am
Wondering if we should merge:

No, I don't think so. The link is being used to illustrate another aspect of the OP, but the actual topics are different. Thanks!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on May 05, 2010, 12:49:35 pm
Wondering if we should merge:

No, I don't think so. The link is being used to illustrate another aspect of the OP, but the actual topics are different. Thanks!

Okay.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 07, 2010, 08:19:21 am
Two similar threads on Kent State merged in General Discussion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on May 07, 2010, 12:35:26 pm
Unless Dengue Fever has something to do with purchasing shoes - I think we have a new salespitcher:

User: http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4912
Post: http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26061.0;topicseen
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 07, 2010, 01:09:53 pm
Unless Dengue Fever has something to do with purchasing shoes - I think we have a new salespitcher:

User: http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4912
Post: http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26061.0;topicseen

Thanks... squashed that little bug-bot flat. I was looking at it earlier, but it hadn't posted anything yet. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 14, 2010, 07:43:53 am
Merged two threads about Kagan, and moved a new thread about guns to guns & gear.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 18, 2010, 09:33:17 am
Account for jchjchha deleted after multiple spam posts. Seemed to be a bot.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 02, 2010, 05:17:39 am
I banned the spambot woaall (https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4953), who left WoW links all over a bunch of Bulletin Board posts. Deleted all the posts, and banned on username and email.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 02, 2010, 06:04:54 am
I banned the spambot woaall (https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4953), who left WoW links all over a bunch of Bulletin Board posts. Deleted all the posts, and banned on username and email.

Why not just delete the account and posts to start with? I'd think "banning" is only for real people.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 02, 2010, 09:34:24 am
I banned the spambot woaall (https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4953), who left WoW links all over a bunch of Bulletin Board posts. Deleted all the posts, and banned on username and email.

Why not just delete the account and posts to start with? I'd think "banning" is only for real people.

I may do that next time, to avoid having to delete the posts one at a time. One advantage to the ban is that the spammer has to create a new email address to register again. Probably not a problem for them, but one more thing.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 06, 2010, 04:55:54 pm
Split a topic about home defense that had drifted into general discussion on dogs.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 09, 2010, 11:36:34 am
Merged two new threads about the Gaza/Israeli mess.  Let's not start a whole new topic for each article found on the subject.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on June 28, 2010, 10:24:56 am
Sorry Mods, I started another "Southern Illinois Appleseed" thread. I did a search, but I'm a potatohead. Would you please merge?

Bulletin Board: Appleseed in Southern Illinois
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26512.msg334534#msg334534
Guns and Gear: Southern IL Appleseed dates announced
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26472.msg334038#msg334038
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 28, 2010, 12:06:21 pm
Sorry Mods, I started another "Southern Illinois Appleseed" thread. I did a search, but I'm a potatohead. Would you please merge?

Bulletin Board: Appleseed in Southern Illinois
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26512.msg334534#msg334534
Guns and Gear: Southern IL Appleseed dates announced
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26472.msg334038#msg334038

Actually, they're in two different boards, so what the heck. :) Appleseed is good, and the more exposure the better.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on June 29, 2010, 01:06:30 am
Sorry Mods, I started another "Southern Illinois Appleseed" thread. I did a search, but I'm a potatohead. Would you please merge?

Bulletin Board: Appleseed in Southern Illinois
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26512.msg334534#msg334534
Guns and Gear: Southern IL Appleseed dates announced
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26472.msg334038#msg334038

I agree with ML. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 01, 2010, 04:09:28 pm
I know I've said this before on occasion, but I'm thinking my time should be a little scarce here for a while.
I lost my job in a reduction in force. I won't go into details,  but I think I helped myself do that as I was working for the enemy (big banking).
So, I have to find new work. I'm not that enthusiastic about working for other people any more. So I also plan to
build a MLM (network marketing) business.
and
teach myself Drupal - so I can do some free lance web development. I've been "meaning to do that" for over 2 years now. The thing holding me back is I think I need a good 8 hours or more uninterrupted to get my WAMP or LAMP development server working at home. I don't see that as something I can do with an hour here or there.
So, if I am hanging out here, or spending much time writing for my blog or anything along those lines I am not building my MLM business or learning Drupal.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 01, 2010, 04:13:00 pm
I know I've said this before on occasion, but I'm thinking my time should be a little scarce here for a while.

So, if I am hanging out here, or spending much time writing for my blog or anything along those lines I am not building my MLM business or learning Drupal.

Well dear, we'll certainly miss you and hope you come back soon, but I'd say to get Drupaling and whatever else you need to do quick like a bunny! We'll hold the fort down in the meantime.

Just don't you go getting lost or something. I like you. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 05, 2010, 09:19:44 pm
Deleted a duplicate post about BP - Operate to Failure
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on July 07, 2010, 08:05:46 am
Will someone please merge a thread (Movie-The Road) from the Gluching area with a thread already started in the Movie section? TIA...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 07, 2010, 08:14:41 am
Will someone please merge a thread (Movie-The Road) from the Gluching area with a thread already started in the Movie section? TIA...

You got it... did and did. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on July 12, 2010, 03:58:31 am
Obvious spammer "nuli17" found posting on multiple threads. Looks like they're going to try weaving a rug.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 12, 2010, 06:56:12 am
Obvious spammer "nuli17" found posting on multiple threads. Looks like they're going to try weaving a rug.

Looks like someone else already nuked that account. Let me know if you find any other posts. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 21, 2010, 05:26:25 pm
I have decided this self control thing is a real biznatch.
so, if you have something important to let me know, send me a private message, I will be checking to see if my new message count goes up. If you notice me posting my random stuff, ask me if I am a Drupal guru or if I have reached the level of Area Director in my Escape International Business yet. Both of those are things I need to accomplish before I spend more time saving the world.
Sometimes I think I need Leland Baker (my boss who keeps me in line stocking shelves at the grocery) hanging out keeping me from wasting my own time.

I have installed a Drupal appliance and am working my way through one of 3 texts I have, each using a different instructional method. So, I'm making some progress, anyway.

I know I've said this before on occasion, but I'm thinking my time should be a little scarce here for a while.
I lost my job in a reduction in force. I won't go into details,  but I think I helped myself do that as I was working for the enemy (big banking).
So, I have to find new work. I'm not that enthusiastic about working for other people any more. So I also plan to
build a MLM (network marketing) business.
and
teach myself Drupal - so I can do some free lance web development. I've been "meaning to do that" for over 2 years now. The thing holding me back is I think I need a good 8 hours or more uninterrupted to get my WAMP or LAMP development server working at home. I don't see that as something I can do with an hour here or there.
So, if I am hanging out here, or spending much time writing for my blog or anything along those lines I am not building my MLM business or learning Drupal.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 21, 2010, 05:39:21 pm
Now, let me get clear on this... you actually WANT Mama to nag at you?  :laugh: :laugh: :wub:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 21, 2010, 06:04:29 pm
Hey, that wasn't in a PM now was it? I shouldn't have even seen it.  :laugh:
And yes, I want you to nag me. Well, I don't want you to nag me as I don't want to be doing things that would cause that, but seriously, this is very important in my general scheme of things. So, thanks, Mama, for nagging if it becomes necessary.  :wub:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 21, 2010, 06:16:55 pm
OK <need rubbing hands icon> You asked for it. I will try hard to be very gentle.

BWAHHHHAAHHHH  LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 26, 2010, 03:43:35 pm
As requested by "GoNative," I have deleted his account. I'm sorry to see him go, and urged him to return if he changed his mind.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 30, 2010, 06:34:16 am
Two new accounts nuked with all posts, obvious spam bots.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on August 04, 2010, 11:03:21 pm
Deleted a flagrant violation of TOS in the thread on the general board about the gay marriage issue in California.

There will be more deletions as necessary.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Jarel on August 29, 2010, 10:40:12 pm
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26282.0;topicseen
Spammer in this thread
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 29, 2010, 10:44:57 pm
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26282.0;topicseen
Spammer in this thread

Thanks for the heads up. wuchun is no longer with us.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 30, 2010, 07:12:20 am
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26282.0;topicseen
Spammer in this thread

Jarel, the best way to report something like this is to use the "report to moderator" link in the bottom right of the actual post. This sends the message to ALL of the moderators. Then whoever is actually on can catch it quickly. Just a thought. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Jarel on September 02, 2010, 10:43:31 pm
Ya know, I don't think I ever actually noticed that thing. Thanks Mama.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 03, 2010, 10:40:42 am
Spammer account "heehee" deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 16, 2010, 05:27:38 am
Spam account deleted. Don't even remember the name. Danged bugs...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: wws on September 20, 2010, 06:58:40 am
Deleted account and single post of obvious spammer, zuohuijuan.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on September 25, 2010, 05:29:37 am
Looks like we have a new spammer (15 posts in and counting):

what123

While I appreciate the advice on haircare (under the Appleseed in Southern Illinois thread this morning, I'm not too worried about it except to keep it back during Appleseed.

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 25, 2010, 05:44:31 am
Looks like we have a new spammer (15 posts in and counting):

what123

While I appreciate the advice on haircare (under the Appleseed in Southern Illinois thread this morning, I'm not too worried about it except to keep it back during Appleseed.

 :rolleyes:

Nuked the account and all posts. Thanks!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 29, 2010, 06:00:42 am
Deleted another spambot, john100.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 30, 2010, 06:32:53 am
Another spambot deleted. Keep your eyes peeled, folks. I think we're going to get quite a few for a while anyway.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 16, 2010, 06:38:43 am
Moved thread on alternative energy to gulching
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 18, 2010, 05:30:20 am
Deleted obvious spam bot.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 24, 2010, 06:04:04 am
Two threads on JBT impersonation home invasion merged.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 25, 2010, 06:15:54 am
Spam bot account deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on October 25, 2010, 11:56:29 pm
Sophisticated bot found:
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=5163
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 26, 2010, 05:48:45 am
Sophisticated bot found:
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=5163

No links, so I'm puzzled with this one. Will investigate further. You are probably right, but without spam links I don't want to act too fast. Thanks for spotting this. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on October 26, 2010, 06:28:34 am
Sales with enough other posts that are semitopical to confuse the issue.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 26, 2010, 06:31:46 am
Sales with enough other posts that are semitopical to confuse the issue.

Indeed. The ISP looks as if it might be in the middle east somewhere, so English might be a challenge for this one. We'll wait and see. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on October 26, 2010, 07:43:00 am
Sophisticated bot found:
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=5163

No links, so I'm puzzled with this one. Will investigate further. You are probably right, but without spam links I don't want to act too fast. Thanks for spotting this. :)

Look at his signature line.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 26, 2010, 07:46:07 am
Look at his signature line.

Ah, ok. Either it just got added or I missed it before - though that's the first thing I look at.

Account deleted. No more mrs. nice guy. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on October 26, 2010, 07:52:06 am
Look at his signature line.

Ah, ok. Either it just got added or I missed it before - though that's the first thing I look at.

Account deleted. No more mrs. nice guy. LOL

What??! You're always nice ML.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 29, 2010, 05:40:01 am
spambot with 15 spam posts nuked. Damned bugs...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 02, 2010, 01:34:48 pm
Another spambot swatted...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 09, 2010, 06:11:39 am
And another bot bites the dust...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: wws on November 12, 2010, 03:41:20 am
Deleted a spammer account.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on November 12, 2010, 03:49:10 pm
maybe you folks might want to keep track of the IP's of these bots to see whather they're just random hits, or all from one domain in particular
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 12, 2010, 03:58:56 pm
maybe you folks might want to keep track of the IP's of these bots to see whather they're just random hits, or all from one domain in particular

I look at them, but they don't mean anything much to me. What would I look for? And why? :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Silver on November 12, 2010, 08:13:32 pm
maybe you folks might want to keep track of the IP's of these bots to see whather they're just random hits, or all from one domain in particular

I look at them, but they don't mean anything much to me. What would I look for? And why? :)

I'm am NOT an expert in these matters, but the little bit I do know tells me that many bots are on compromised PCs.  Someone downloads a bit of malware.  This gives control of the machine to a master.  The master assembles a botnet of hundreds or thousands of compromised machines.  They rent the botnets to spammers and worse.  The spammer sets the rented botnet to work for a few hours or days.  So the bots spamming this board could come from PCs anywhere.

Maybe there is a way to spot a pattern, but I don't know how.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 13, 2010, 05:40:13 am
Probably best just to swat them one at a time like flies. If they came in swarms, then we'd have to look at getting some major bug spray. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 13, 2010, 06:25:44 am
Probably best just to swat them one at a time like flies. If they came in swarms, then we'd have to look at getting some major bug spray. :)

I agree. We're not having a big problem now. An occasional spammer needs to be deleted. Par for the course.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on November 13, 2010, 11:43:00 am
yeah.........but that one skeeter that you keep swatting at, but keeps coming back can be maddening too............and who knows......all these spammers could be one skeeter that keeps coming back........
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on December 07, 2010, 09:20:12 pm
I think we may have an unwelcome visitor:

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=5271;sa=showPosts

User =    maoshilove

8 posts (repeat of same) - 4 minutes - is that a record?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on December 08, 2010, 06:09:08 am
We have had the honor of being spammed by a World Of Warcraft gold spammer.  Shoot it and put its head up on the spikes at the border with all the others...........
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on December 08, 2010, 07:03:16 am
Done. 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on December 22, 2010, 08:04:39 am
Is it possible to merge:

This: http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=27758.0;topicseen

on the bottom of this: http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=27621.msg347966#msg347966

The first thread is the same as the last post in the second post.

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 22, 2010, 08:18:23 am
Is it possible to merge:


Done. That thread is a hodge podge of assorted things regarding the bill, so it's not worth trying to keep it straight anyway. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on December 22, 2010, 08:59:29 am
Understood. Once HTMBO signs the Food Safety Bill later this week with the appropriate number of pens, it'll be a moot point anyway.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 22, 2010, 09:34:37 am
Understood. Once HTMBO signs the Food Safety Bill later this week with the appropriate number of pens, it'll be a moot point anyway.

Yep, then we can get to work ignoring it, finding ways around it, and monkey wrenching the morons who set out to "enforce" it.

Is it too soon to call for target practice?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 27, 2010, 06:32:44 am
Moved a new topic on a book from general discussion to Books and Literature.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 01, 2011, 05:53:35 am
Merged two identical topics on the mandatory blood tests in Florida.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on January 04, 2011, 02:26:34 pm
Hey Folks,

Happy New Year and all that stuff.

RF and I talked about Me going to start a thread on optics [scopes] and by the time I did he had already started one as well.

Maybe move mine onto his thread ?

mine https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=27828.0
to ...
His = https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=27826.new#new

Thanks
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 04, 2011, 03:00:40 pm
You got it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on January 07, 2011, 09:16:28 pm
Deleted a bunch of obvious spam posts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: wws on January 08, 2011, 05:48:56 am
Deleted account and posts of zhouxiaojie, the same obvious spammer, I think, whose posts Mr. Dare deleted yesterday. If it comes back, we'll have to use stronger medicine.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 09, 2011, 06:07:15 am
Merged threads about the AZ attack on Gabrielle Gifford. Moved to general discussion.

Please check the whole board before starting a new thread. Some seem to skip looking in the bulletin board. And if you do find two threads, please don't post in both of them! Let us know so we can merge them.

Thanks. ML
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 14, 2011, 09:04:11 am
Deleting spam accounts as I encounter them. Seems silly to list each one.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 20, 2011, 02:53:36 am
Deleted spam account brooke111

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Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 22, 2011, 07:50:36 am
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Spambot deleted
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 05, 2011, 06:20:43 am
Topic split. A discussion of surplus pistols and introducing an older lady to handguns deteriorated into a mess about "Gunkid." Not sure where all that came from, but I split it off.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on March 05, 2011, 05:19:50 pm
Hi Mama Liberty, I thought he was still in prison.  Wonder if he dug or sawed his way out and got possession of a computer again?

                                                               RN
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Another Bear on March 06, 2011, 12:35:43 am
Melvin was released last year. I posted a note (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=27493.0) about it at the time.

Almost immediately upon his release, he was spotted in various firearms-related forums posting as "Gunzee". If he shows up here again, somebody please point him at this (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26915.0).

And I still think we need a pool on how soon he shoots himself. Again. Assuming he hasn't already.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 06, 2011, 06:35:09 am
Melvin was released last year. I posted a note (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=27493.0) about it at the time.

Almost immediately upon his release, he was spotted in various firearms-related forums posting as "Gunzee". If he shows up here again, somebody please point him at this (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26915.0).

And I still think we need a pool on how soon he shoots himself. Again. Assuming he hasn't already.

How about if we just ignore him. sigh...

[Edit... Gunkid thread deleted. Let's just not go here anymore, please. Any further threatening posts will be deleted without discussion. ]
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on March 07, 2011, 06:02:32 am
Deleted account and post from obvious spammer, wuwenling.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 13, 2011, 06:19:19 pm
Moved new topic about "sympathetic physicians" to health and fitness.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on March 17, 2011, 08:24:55 am
Wondering if a mod might want to merge these two?

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25727.msg353375#msg353375

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28311.0;topicseen

Reply 23 is the same article information. mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 17, 2011, 08:44:08 am
Wondering if a mod might want to merge these two?

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25727.msg353375#msg353375

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28311.0;topicseen

Reply 23 is the same article information. mutti

You got it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: wws on March 18, 2011, 08:41:25 am
Deleted account and post of spammer chengshuyan88
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 18, 2011, 10:16:02 am
Deleted account and posts by kxjing - forgot to enter it here.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on March 19, 2011, 11:47:05 pm
Deleted account and post of spammer chengshuyan88

AH... So.

This is why I could not find the posts that were reported to me as a possible spambot.

Thanks Bill.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 20, 2011, 10:00:42 am

This is why I could not find the posts that were reported to me as a possible spambot.

Yeah, whoever gets to them first gets to swat them. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on March 20, 2011, 09:47:15 pm
Getting slow there Mr. Gooch. Ought 7.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on March 21, 2011, 04:45:50 pm
   I don't know, you have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat Mama Liberty to the kill on a SPAM hunt... which I do not. ^_^ By the time I get there, she already has it cleaned and dressed and ready for the smoke house.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 22, 2011, 06:27:24 am
 :thrbiggrin:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on March 23, 2011, 10:52:23 pm
Me Slow ?      Definitely Probably ...

I'm in agreement with Mr Dare ... All I ever get to see is ML cleaning up the trash ...
After the fact.

In this case it was our resident 'pooter geek and every spambot's worst nightmare Bill St Clair.

It's reassuring to know that such accomplished forum defenders are "on the job" isn't it ?
[rhetorical question ...]

Thanks again Bill.
And you too ML for all that you folks do keeping the riff-raff out of our hair.

I only have one little corner and it is Usually pretty quiet now that we got rid of the worst of the yea-hoo's.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 25, 2011, 07:25:12 am
Spambot account deleted. Pesky flies....
Title: Re: ghd
Post by: gaurdduck on March 28, 2011, 11:26:52 pm
In inclusion to their l]  three root merchandise offerings, GHD has also produced numerous limited edition curly hair straighteners. T  curly hair straighteners are almost continually dependent near to the  root merchandise - the GHD IV curly hair Styler - and come about within of a assortment of colours (including white, gloss dark and pink). GHD limited Edition curly hair straighteners also consist of additional goodies; for example, the [ml]thomas sabo earrings[/url]  pink GHD "Kiss" curly hair straightener arrives with lip gloss, and [hd hair straighteners[/url]  income advantage a teat cancer charity.


This is damn bold.
Title: Re: ghd
Post by: Elias Alias on March 28, 2011, 11:40:16 pm
In inclusion to their l]  three root merchandise offerings, GHD has also produced numerous limited edition curly hair straighteners. T  curly hair straighteners are almost continually dependent near to the  root merchandise - the GHD IV curly hair Styler - and come about within of a assortment of colours (including white, gloss dark and pink). GHD limited Edition curly hair straighteners also consist of additional goodies; for example, the [ml]thomas sabo earrings[/url]  pink GHD "Kiss" curly hair straightener arrives with lip gloss, and [hd hair straighteners[/url]  income advantage a teat cancer charity.


This is damn bold.

Yup. But dang, I was going to send it a warning, but accidentally deleted its account. Oh well.... ;)
Title: Re: ghd
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 29, 2011, 06:26:52 am

Yup. But dang, I was going to send it a warning, but accidentally deleted its account. Oh well.... ;)

Oh, Elias! Don't waste time with "warnings" for such nonsense. It is posted by a bot... not a person. Just delete and forget them. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on April 03, 2011, 02:00:17 pm
Deleted provisional SPAM account... one of the alphabet soup screen name variety.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 05, 2011, 07:52:05 am
Moved log splitting video thread from general discussion to Tools and Equipment in gulching.

Also moved new topic on a movie to that board from general discussion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 10, 2011, 06:17:31 am
Just discovered that there were two large threads about "what are you listening to," one in music and one in general discussion. Merged them in music. Hope that didn't mess up the threads too bad.

Also moved a new thread on gulching to.... gulching! Ta dah! :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on April 10, 2011, 10:10:30 pm
Deleted provisional SPAM account... one of the alphabet soup screen name variety.

Key Stats current as of this post:
342950 Posts in 26904 Topics by 3919 Members
Latest Member: sdfcghdsds

" one of the alphabet soup screen name variety."
You mean like this one .....?     sdfcghdsds

I guess qwerty was taken.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 11, 2011, 05:53:22 am
Latest Member: sdfcghdsds

" one of the alphabet soup screen name variety."
You mean like this one .....?     sdfcghdsds

I guess qwerty was taken.

Indeed. :) I've heard several explanations, but I still can't figure out why anyone wants to set a bot to create bogus accounts - most of which are never even activated. Just what does it accomplish? Oh well.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on April 11, 2011, 04:46:10 pm
Quote
Just what does it accomplish?

That would depend on whether a bot can post to the boards.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 12, 2011, 06:16:23 am
Quote
Just what does it accomplish?

That would depend on whether a bot can post to the boards.

They can't if the account is never activated, and most are not.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on April 12, 2011, 09:36:45 am
Maybe the following two threads should be merged. I guess I looked too deep for a tag on yesterday:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=25982.msg355125#msg355125

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28455.0;topicseen

mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on April 12, 2011, 10:50:40 am
Quote
They can't if the account is never activated, and most are not.

Do you know of any that have been activated?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 12, 2011, 11:16:22 am
Quote
They can't if the account is never activated, and most are not.

Do you know of any that have been activated?

I wouldn't know. I don't mess with accounts that are activated unless they turn out to be "gunboy" or "Anduril." LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on April 12, 2011, 12:39:51 pm
Don't ferget secretsix. Ought 7.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 12, 2011, 12:47:30 pm
Don't ferget secretsix. Ought 7.  :rolleyes:

Oh my gosh! Can't believe I forgot that. Now there was a true "bot," even if he had a physical body. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on April 12, 2011, 11:32:03 pm
Let me just grab that one little teeny tiny nit .... right ... there.

It was gunkid not gunboy.

Sorry ....  I'll go be quiet now ....
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on April 13, 2011, 12:34:36 am
I just deleted a spammer going by the name "pansy" something. Also deleted his spam.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 13, 2011, 06:31:57 am
I just deleted a spammer going by the name "pansy" something. Also deleted his spam.

Beat me to it! :)

And yeah, gooch, you are right. My swiss cheese memory simply can't cope with that sort of thing sometimes... but I mostly remember the good stuff. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on April 13, 2011, 11:33:00 pm
Deleted the account of spammer  "wow1204"
After he/she got about 25 posts in in under three minutes
Left a few of the posts on the forum, at the bottom of the bulletin board section so the other mods could see them.
They're completely off topic and riddled with links to other sites selling dubious productsand services.

The email addy associated with this name was a 126.com account, which is known net wide for it's spammers and driveby download highjinx.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 14, 2011, 07:07:41 am

Left a few of the posts on the forum, at the bottom of the bulletin board section so the other mods could see them.


Why leave any? We've all seen it before. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on April 19, 2011, 05:09:02 pm

Maybe ya cud delete

Name:    Sgt.Slappy
Posts:    0 (0.000 per day)
Position:    Provisional
Date Registered:    August 31, 2006, 09:45:51 AM
Last Active:    September 15, 2006, 07:11:31 PM
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 19, 2011, 06:03:36 pm

Maybe ya cud delete

Name:    Sgt.Slappy
Posts:    0 (0.000 per day)
Position:    Provisional
Date Registered:    August 31, 2006, 09:45:51 AM
Last Active:    September 15, 2006, 07:11:31 PM

There are dozens of accounts like that, and that old. If the other administrators want them deleted, I'm happy to do so.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on April 19, 2011, 06:09:01 pm
T.y., ML. I thought one of you long ago volunteered to delete all those oldie-no posts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 19, 2011, 06:16:38 pm
T.y., ML. I thought one of you long ago volunteered to delete all those oldie-no posts.

I did. It was decided to delete only old accounts that had never been activated. Different critter. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Junker on April 19, 2011, 06:22:10 pm
Ahh, yes, so it was. Thanks for your post.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on April 19, 2011, 08:45:03 pm
Personally, I think unactivated accounts should be deleted after 48 or 72 hours.............after all, those accounts aren't banned, just deleted, and another can be made, and possibly activated when and if the account holder has something to say.

But that's just my thoughts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 20, 2011, 06:14:49 am
Personally, I think unactivated accounts should be deleted after 48 or 72 hours.............after all, those accounts aren't banned, just deleted, and another can be made, and possibly activated when and if the account holder has something to say.

But that's just my thoughts.

Well, without looking at each one separately, I don't know exactly how long since the account was made, but I usually delete all but the last 10 once a week or so. Sometimes there are what appears to be actual names and email addresses among them. Those I leave a bit longer. But everything that looks obviously computer generated gets nuked without pity. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on April 20, 2011, 04:35:40 pm
Yeah.............if it's real people and they have something to say, they'll come back and make another account....no biggie
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Risasi on April 22, 2011, 08:12:00 pm
I see I haven't been "deleted" yet... :wink:

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on April 22, 2011, 10:11:57 pm
inactive accounts aren't the same as unactivated accounts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Risasi on April 22, 2011, 10:47:24 pm
Oh, I know. But I'm still glad to see I didn't get removed. I feel I can be awfully spammy sometimes.

:-)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on April 28, 2011, 07:56:38 am
This thread  (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28542.0;topicseen)has the same information (although not the same exact article) as this thread (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=9834.msg356550#msg356550). Might be worth merging just for clean up purposes. Thanks,
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on April 28, 2011, 08:28:19 am
Well, I started to merge them, but I couldn't decide which daughter board would be more appropriate.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on April 30, 2011, 02:25:29 pm
Would someone be kind enough to merge 2 threads?

I started the first thread:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=e6ce938911d609a2b083cfb55db9de11&topic=28546.0

Then MOUSE created the second thread:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=e6ce938911d609a2b083cfb55db9de11&topic=28550.0
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 30, 2011, 02:31:21 pm
Merged two superman threads. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on April 30, 2011, 03:51:49 pm
Merged two superman threads. :)
Well, you don't get to say THAT every day! ^_^
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 30, 2011, 06:18:55 pm
Merged two superman threads. :)
Well, you don't get to say THAT every day! ^_^

I will confess... I never liked "superman" much. Gave me the creeps, even as a kid.

Now, even though he's no anarchist, I do like Spiderman for some reason. :) He's at least human - mostly... or something. I'll quit now...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 13, 2011, 07:00:47 am
Spam account Andy99Jones deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on May 13, 2011, 07:15:32 am
I "think" superman was a depression era creation, and while spiderman was a creation of the 60's.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on May 14, 2011, 05:32:35 am
Merged 2 threads on Indiana claiming no one has any rights in his own home.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 22, 2011, 08:05:21 am
Merged two threads on SWAT murdered Marine in AZ.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 24, 2011, 04:56:41 pm
Deleted spam account "buyspice."
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on May 25, 2011, 01:57:05 am
What happened to that thread where the new guy was ranting and raving about the new design for that government website? I can't find it.  I was thinking maybe you guys had deleted the thread or something.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on May 25, 2011, 06:23:25 am
What happened to that thread where the new guy was ranting and raving about the new design for that government website? I can't find it.  I was thinking maybe you guys had deleted the thread or something.

I found it with "Advanced Search". Searched for "justice flag" and sorted with most recent posts first: FLAG CHANGE OR BS? (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28679.0)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on May 25, 2011, 07:01:01 am
Quote
I was thinking maybe you guys had deleted the thread or something.
You won't see many threads deleted............in fact in 8 years I don't think more than 4-5 have been deleted.
On the other hand, an awful lot get merged at the poster's request.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 25, 2011, 08:40:29 am
Quote
I was thinking maybe you guys had deleted the thread or something.
You won't see many threads deleted............in fact in 8 years I don't think more than 4-5 have been deleted.
On the other hand, an awful lot get merged at the poster's request.


And sometimes the original poster requests that a thread be deleted. If there are only a few responses, usually the "what the heck is this" sort, I delete them.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on May 25, 2011, 09:56:01 am
What happened to that thread where the new guy was ranting and raving about the new design for that government website? I can't find it.  I was thinking maybe you guys had deleted the thread or something.

I found it with "Advanced Search". Searched for "justice flag" and sorted with most recent posts first: FLAG CHANGE OR BS? (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28679.0)

Thanks Bill ^^
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 28, 2011, 02:15:53 pm
New topic posted by charles brough in "writer's block" deleted as inappropriate for that board. Same post was made to "services offered," which remains.

Also, spam account "buyspice" deleted for the second time in about a month. If you really want to join this board, do not post spam links.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 30, 2011, 02:20:24 pm
Merged two new topics on the "canwich," both started by the same person! Why would we need two threads on this?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 01, 2011, 06:19:54 am
Spambot account deleted. sigh
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on June 06, 2011, 09:24:20 am
Believe we have a 'bot:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28056.msg360026#msg360026

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 06, 2011, 10:36:09 am
Believe we have a 'bot:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28056.msg360026#msg360026

Deleted account and posts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 12, 2011, 07:07:47 am
Bot account deleted. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: hangman on June 13, 2011, 10:36:50 am
Pardon my ignorance, what's a bot?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 13, 2011, 10:58:25 am
Pardon my ignorance, what's a bot?

An automated program that can create an account and, sometimes, activate it and post as a person. Usually spam, but can be all sorts of nasty things. Never, EVER click onto a link in a post where you don't know the person or it is their first post... until we can vet them anyway.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 17, 2011, 06:15:42 am
Deleted a spammer account and single post.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 18, 2011, 08:09:41 am
Deleted new spammer account and single spam post from samantha1johnson.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on June 19, 2011, 07:53:19 am
I posted in this thread before I noticed it was in "OathKeepers" section. Should it be somewhere else as not to clutter OK?

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=60;topic=22456.6#msg360886
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 19, 2011, 07:59:42 am
I posted in this thread before I noticed it was in "OathKeepers" section. Should it be somewhere else as not to clutter OK?

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=60;topic=22456.6#msg360886

I'd let the OK moderators deal with that, actually. If they didn't want it there, they'd have said something last year I think. :) The OK folks are fathers and mothers and sons and daughters too, of course. I don't think it's out of place myself...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 20, 2011, 06:31:17 am
Merged two threads on the man who burned himself in New Hampshire. Put it in the agitator section.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on June 28, 2011, 10:55:16 pm
I just jumped into jai-mann's shit with all fours. I'd like to note that I've just deleted three of his posts on a thread about "zionism 101". I did not follow my own protocol, so I'm apologizing to the Administration here.

I would like to say this - nobody is going to come into TMM and start talking about a race of people. Not Indians, not Chinese, not Africans, not white boys, not any collectivist broad-brush comments about any certain race of people. I am expecting some intelligence here. And I am not going to stand by and watch some idiot who has suddenly found the "truth" about who's fucking up the whole world come in here with his bullshit and ruin this place that way. Ain't gonna happen. And yes, I am pissed to find that on this site, and no, I do not want to calm down at the moment.

For hangman's part (he started the thread), I want it understood that I do not have a problem with discussing the zionist movement, for I understand that that movement is not Jewish, although it would drag the Jewish people into it's field of operation. But when anyone starts talking about the zionist movement, great care should be exerted to keep that topic in line with our requirements here. But as soon as a discussion on "zionism" moves over into a discussion on "the Jews", I'll be raising more hell than anyone wants to see. 

Thank you.
Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 29, 2011, 08:30:51 am
I just jumped into jai-mann's shit with all fours. I'd like to note that I've just deleted three of his posts on a thread about "zionism 101". I did not follow my own protocol, so I'm apologizing to the Administration here.

<snip> But as soon as a discussion on "zionism" moves over into a discussion on "the Jews", I'll be raising more hell than anyone wants to see. 

No apology needed from you at all, far as I'm concerned.  I think that apology needs to come from the rest of us instead. We've all allowed this cretin to spout his hate for far too long. Oh, we've objected and answered his crap, but it should probably all have been deleted a long time ago. I'd like to delete his account and all the posts, but it would probably not help at this point. In any case, we can be far more vigilant in the future to nip this shit in the bud. Thanks for the kick in the pants. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on June 29, 2011, 08:47:59 am
Thank you, ML. ;)

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Basil Fishbone on June 29, 2011, 10:30:43 pm
jai-mann did it again, an obvious provocation involving a virulent anti-semitic rant.

I banned his ass.

Basil
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on June 30, 2011, 12:02:10 am
jai-mann did it again, an obvious provocation involving a virulent anti-semitic rant.

I banned his ass.

Basil

Kinda funny, Bro. While you were banning him, I was trying to wipe his BS out of that last post, lol. As you were in the Admin section doing that, I could not repost his message, so I just went ahead and deleted it. Thanks for the ban. If he comes back, just go ahead and delete his account, and when doing that be sure to click the option to remove all of his posts.

His kind of stupidity is reinforced by his deep-seated conviction that he's found the great source of all the world's ills, and he sees simple-minded little conspiracy theorists like me as mere annoyances who fail to grasp the greater conspiracy. He will now prance around the Internet telling everyone that mean ol' Elias doesn't believe in free speech. OMG! How will I ever live that down!? ;)

Thanks, Basil.
Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on July 01, 2011, 06:30:42 am
His monomania got him on Ignore a long time ago.  If he was trying to win converts, he was going about it all wrong.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on July 01, 2011, 08:39:38 pm
IMHO He is one of those "new converts" who thinks [as Elias pointed out] that he has just found the
! ONE TRUE REALITY !
and cannot understand why everyone else doesn't ecstatically rejoice at his revelation.
[never mind that Zionism is the problem NOT the race or religion of the Zionist.]

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 06, 2011, 06:42:23 am
spambot account nuked...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on July 09, 2011, 12:45:22 pm
Spam? http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28938.msg362329#msg362329
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 09, 2011, 12:58:22 pm
Spam? http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28938.msg362329#msg362329

Yes, thank you. Nuked...

<goes back to drying apples....>
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 13, 2011, 06:19:39 am
Two new spambot accounts nuked this morning. They are getting very clever. Keep your eyes peeled, folks.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 13, 2011, 02:30:15 pm
I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but........I was wondering why the member count goes up for a few days and then goes down rather quickly? Are people deleting their accounts, or are administrators deleting them? Just curious :headscratch:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 13, 2011, 03:57:29 pm
I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but........I was wondering why the member count goes up for a few days and then goes down rather quickly? Are people deleting their accounts, or are administrators deleting them? Just curious :headscratch:

Lots and lots of spambots get accounts, but are not bright enough to activate them. Every few days I go in and delete them. Some of the bots, and a few ugly humans manage to activate accounts and post spam... Those I nuke one at a time, with pleasure.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 13, 2011, 05:57:46 pm
I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but........I was wondering why the member count goes up for a few days and then goes down rather quickly? Are people deleting their accounts, or are administrators deleting them? Just curious :headscratch:

Lots and lots of spambots get accounts, but are not bright enough to activate them. Every few days I go in and delete them. Some of the bots, and a few ugly humans manage to activate accounts and post spam... Those I nuke one at a time, with pleasure.
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 14, 2011, 05:46:20 am
Another spambot deleted.  :violent5:

Thanks socalserf!   :love4:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 20, 2011, 12:38:35 pm
Spambot nuked.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 23, 2011, 07:56:34 am
Two threads on Norway events merged.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 26, 2011, 10:48:24 am
Nuked another spammer and deleted two pages of old accounts that had never been activated. I do that last at least once a week.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on July 30, 2011, 11:10:20 am
Maybe merge the two discussions of Limiting Gun Purchases?

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28981.0

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29080.0;topicseen
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 30, 2011, 11:34:52 am
Maybe merge the two discussions of Limiting Gun Purchases?

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28981.0

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29080.0;topicseen

Well, they're not quite the same, and folks who don't visit "guns and gear" wouldn't see it. Unless someone objects strongly, I'd leave it as it is. Thanks for helping me spot these, however. I don't actually read more than a tiny portion of the forum in any given day, so I appreciate a heads up for any problems or suggestions. :)

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on July 30, 2011, 09:17:06 pm
Okay.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on August 03, 2011, 08:25:43 am
Deleted new account by obvious spammer: Denny12
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on August 03, 2011, 09:13:36 pm
What the heck?! Why is JUNKER now appearing as guest?!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on August 03, 2011, 11:20:56 pm
What the heck?! Why is JUNKER now appearing as guest?!

If that's the case,Bill will fix it.Mutti got hacked and since then she has put up nearly 3k ta add ta the 3k she had before the hacking/pos I detest those that take joy in this,or it's a glich.Bill runs a tight ship. Ought  7
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 04, 2011, 05:55:36 am
What the heck?! Why is JUNKER now appearing as guest?!

No idea. I do hope Bill will investigate because it is beyond my abilities to do so.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on August 04, 2011, 08:24:38 am
Strange. I'm downloading last Saturday's full backup as I type this. His web site, http://delanion.com/, is still up. I've sent him email asking whether the deletion here was intentional. I'll restore it when he gets back to me, unless he asks me not to.

MamaLiberty runs the ship here, with help from the rest of the moderating team. I just keep the bits flowing.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 04, 2011, 09:50:03 am
Strange. I'm downloading last Saturday's full backup as I type this. His web site, http://delanion.com/, is still up. I've sent him email asking whether the deletion here was intentional. I'll restore it when he gets back to me, unless he asks me not to.

MamaLiberty runs the ship here, with help from the rest of the moderating team. I just keep the bits flowing.

Thanks, love. I couldn't do much without you and all the others. The tech stuff is mostly out of my league. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on August 04, 2011, 01:56:09 pm
No response yet from Junker to my email of this morning. Have junker.sql ready to restore his account (then I have to type the magic incantation to restore his ownership to all his posts).
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on August 04, 2011, 02:09:28 pm
No response yet from Junker to my email of this morning...

Should *we* be concerned?...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 04, 2011, 02:14:56 pm
No response yet from Junker to my email of this morning...

Should *we* be concerned?...

I'm anxious to hear too.  I just don't know what to be concerned about!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on August 04, 2011, 02:23:14 pm
I'd send him a PM, but... Just in case he reads this: Hi JUNKER!  :hello:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on August 04, 2011, 07:43:04 pm
I got an answer to my email. Junker left intentionally. I reminded him that he forgot to say goodbye. Hope he'll have a message for me to post here about it. No big emergency, at least none that he mentioned or alluded to.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on August 04, 2011, 09:40:20 pm
Oh my goodness! I'm glad you heard from him, and I'm glad there is no emergency. I am sad he's "gone"...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 05, 2011, 06:54:14 am
I got an answer to my email. Junker left intentionally. I reminded him that he forgot to say goodbye. Hope he'll have a message for me to post here about it. No big emergency, at least none that he mentioned or alluded to.

Well, darn. Glad he's ok, but sad he decided to leave. Hope he'll let us know. Thanks for your efforts here, Bill.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on August 05, 2011, 07:37:56 am
He didn't have anything more to say about it. He plans to keep editing Wolfekipedia, and commenting on my blog, and he's reachable by email, for those who know it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 09, 2011, 02:02:31 pm
Merged new thread about making your own cleaning products to an existing thread of the same. All in gulching.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on August 09, 2011, 03:25:40 pm
Just a note to let folks know, I've been dumping spam postings as of late.

Not deleting the accounts or anything..............just dumping the postings.
If we get more spam postings from those same accounts I'll dump the accounts as well.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 09, 2011, 03:49:40 pm
Just a note to let folks know, I've been dumping spam postings as of late.

Not deleting the accounts or anything..............just dumping the postings.
If we get more spam postings from those same accounts I'll dump the accounts as well.


Why in the world mess around? If I see a spam post, the account and ALL posts gets nuked instantly. There is simply no reason to waste your time like that.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on August 09, 2011, 04:05:54 pm
I'm doing it in the hope of teaching these folks that while they're welcome here, their spam is not.............


And not only Junker's gone, but it seems that FF left too...........and that's too bad, because I actually enjoyed "talking"(typing) with her.

Wonder what's up with that?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 09, 2011, 04:16:36 pm
I'm doing it in the hope of teaching these folks that while they're welcome here, their spam is not.............
And not only Junker's gone, but it seems that FF left too...........and that's too bad, because I actually enjoyed "talking"(typing) with her.

Wonder what's up with that?

Don't know about Junker and FF. I seriously doubt that deleting the spam alone teaches anyone anything. I used to spend a lot of time at that, even trying to send a PM to them to remind them of the TOS. Never got any response, and none of those people ever became contributing members, so I just said to hell with it.  You do what you wish, of course, but if I see them.... they are toast.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on August 09, 2011, 06:04:45 pm
I was wondering where FF and Junker went too...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on August 09, 2011, 06:39:28 pm
I was wondering where FF and Junker went too...
Maybe they feel the crunch coming and are worried about OPSEC.  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on August 09, 2011, 09:05:16 pm
Quote
Maybe they feel the crunch coming and are worried about OPSEC.  dontknow
*LMAO*............yeah ok
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 11, 2011, 10:10:21 am
Please help me watch for bots and spammers. I've deleted three this morning already.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 16, 2011, 02:04:45 pm
Two threads on the "Libertarian Island" merged and two more bots nuked.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Silver on August 18, 2011, 12:08:56 pm
I'm privileged to be in contact with both FF and Junker.  I can't speak for them, but I'm pretty sure I know why they left.  It certainly crosses my mind from time to time.

How many threads did Junker start with zero replies?  His posts generally had some research, things worth knowing, things worth talking about.  The same goes for FF.

I'll admit that I didn't respond to each of his posts.  Junker and I shared thoughts and interests.  I knew all too well that if I replied, nothing would come of it.  No one else would join the discussion. 

The ratio of noise to signal in this space has gone up and down over the years.  I like to think it was much better years ago but that might be memory tricks. 

I do know that I grow tired.  Tired of seeing the same pernicious nonsense repeated over and over. Tired of warmongering "conservatives" sucking up all the oxygen before they realize there's no support for them here, and leaving.  Tired of non sequitur responses that hijack or kill otherwise useful threads.

I don't mind answering questions about things I know.  I don't mind the time to make up a chart or link to some references.  I do this for myself, because it helps me to better understand these topics, to be more certain of what I know and what I don't, and to work on my communication skills.

But sometimes I wonder if it is worth the time. Sometimes I'm pretty sure it is not. I can't remember the last time there was a protracted, useful, civil discussion, as in exchange of beliefs and opinions.   

Time is short, there are many things to do.  I think Junker and FF decided they had better things to do with their time.  Perhaps they are right. I miss them.

Peace,

Silver
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 18, 2011, 12:34:18 pm
I can't remember the last time there was a protracted, useful, civil discussion, as in exchange of beliefs and opinions.   

Time is short, there are many things to do.  I think Junker and FF decided they had better things to do with their time.  Perhaps they are right. I miss them.

No problem if people have more productive uses for their time. I don't think anyone here would argue with that. I don't spend as much time here as I used to either. Writing a book sort of soaked up my attention.

I think we do have useful, civil discussions all the time. Here is just one: https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28993.new#new The fact that they involve a lot of "preaching to the choir" sometimes when new folks come along is something I'm willing to deal with in order to be available to those folks.

Quite a few new posts gain no response. I've put up things like that myself.  Why would anyone take that personally? If someone is putting major effort and time into such initial posts, maybe they'd be much happier with a blog.

I'm really sorry Junker and FF felt they were being ignored. I read almost everything they posted, I think, but I just didn't always have anything to say about it. I'll miss them too.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on August 18, 2011, 03:34:37 pm
I read a lot of threads. However, I don't always respond because I remember the old adage, "Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." If I may be so bold to say that I believe there are some *newbies* such as I who are earnest in their desire to learn and grow. I am most appreciative of the veteran members who take the time to answer my questions, address my concerns, and humor my thoughts and contributions. I am not flippant towards those who know more and have more experience than me. I am humbled. And I'm also intimidated. I don't venture into uncharted terrorities too often. Or rather, I don't always just jump into the deep end of something new. I'm not necessarily that way in *real* life, but cyber-world is a whole other animal. It's easy to recognize that there are some very sharp minds here, however it's not always easy to offer your own differing opinion. Sometimes I don't respond because I don't agree. Sometimes I don't respond, because I'm still mulling the topic over and by the time I have a coherent thought, the thread has died. And sometimes the discussions are waaaaaaaay over my little ol' head.

I understand there are bigger fires to fight and more deserving matters in life. Nonetheless, I hope that not every veteran walks away. I still reflect on a few threads months, and years later. When my emotions have ebbed, I can ponder the points that have been brought to light, and the realizations are almost cathartic! If my perspective has been changed, then that in turn affects those I care about. If I have a better understanding of liberty then I can teach others, too. First with my household, then my other family members, my friends and my neighbors - maybe even strangers. So just bear in mind that for every dunderhead that wanders through here, there are others like me who crave the knowledge y'all can dispense.

And I thank you :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on August 18, 2011, 06:15:41 pm
I'd have to say that I'm much like Moonbeam. I read over 90% of all new posts, responses, etc.... If I don't comment, that means that I have nothing to add. I'm VERY appreciative of the knowledge of the veterans. I'm also intimidated at times, and I know that I have a lot to learn. That's why I came here.....To learn  :mellow:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 19, 2011, 07:31:03 am
Moonbeam said: "Sometimes I don't respond, because I'm still mulling the topic over and by the time I have a coherent thought, the thread has died."

Threads never really die here at TMM. If you think of something you'd like to add to an inactive thread, please feel free to do so. I know a lot of forums hate that, but we are happy with it here. Many old threads have been revived and gone on to brisk new life. All it needed was new perspective or new information.

Go for it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on August 19, 2011, 07:41:31 pm
All it takes is a *bump*.

With a comment or not ....
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 20, 2011, 05:34:55 am
All it takes is a *bump*.

With a comment or not ....

Sure, but I'd much prefer to see some sort of comment. If a person had a reason to bump it, why not share it? Personally, I tend to ignore a "bump" with no input from the bumper. If they won't bother, why should I?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on August 20, 2011, 04:22:27 pm
Quote
"Sure, but I'd much prefer to see some sort of comment. If a person had a reason to bump it, why not share it? Personally, I tend to ignore a "bump" with no input from the bumper."

And so do I ML BUT some folks are shy and some tend to think that they might get lambasted for bringing up older threads. [it is done on other forums]

I was only pointing out that it is not "difficult" to do.
Shoot I have seen threads with only an asterisk (*) in the body of the message.
[as a form of "bump" ...  I am not referring to the version of protest by the removal of all info from a conversation]

Like you I prefer some kind of comment to explain Why the thread is being resurrected.
Personally I also very much appreciate a size warning on pdf's and videos as I am limited on bandwidth by a dial-up connection.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 20, 2011, 04:58:18 pm
Oh boy... do I EVER and so awfully remember the dial up connection.

Bless you.  :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bennie on August 21, 2011, 03:47:56 am
I, too, appreciate a warning when it comes to pdf's and videos. I'm not on dial-up but HughesNet isn't that swift  for a lot of things --> especially videos.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on August 24, 2011, 05:21:25 am
I think of the threads as "Neverending" sories/ books on their subject (despite the side trips) as such they are never really dead.    I would actually rather see someone contributing to an old thread, rather than having the same information rehashed in constant new threads.   I remember when I first got here, I think I went a good 2-3 years back in the threads reading before I started seriously posting.  There is a lot of Info in them thar threads!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 24, 2011, 07:09:54 am
I think of the threads as "Neverending" sories/ books on their subject (despite the side trips) as such they are never really dead.    I would actually rather see someone contributing to an old thread, rather than having the same information rehashed in constant new threads.   I remember when I first got here, I think I went a good 2-3 years back in the threads reading before I started seriously posting.  There is a lot of Info in them thar threads!

Indeed! We need to remind new people that bumping old threads is not only allowed, but encouraged. So many other forums won't tolerate it that I suspect some folks never think of it.

Everybody... go find a great old practical thread to bump!! I'm SO tired of the police state nonsense. sigh
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on August 27, 2011, 03:09:43 am
Wow....A lot of  :spam1: around this morning! I don't need another pair of sunglasses  :mellow:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on August 27, 2011, 05:05:50 am
xingyueaqing, the sunglass spammer. Account, topics, and posts deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on August 27, 2011, 07:23:21 am
   Just got three Bots. Posts and accounts deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 27, 2011, 08:05:36 am
   Just got three Bots. Posts and accounts deleted.

Thank you, Bill and Mr. Dare. I was late getting here this morning. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on August 27, 2011, 09:32:47 pm
*Gives the mods a plate of bunny cut apples*

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSJcTgG6tecYE1XqMyFJ4sNiwI-P-N_8iKlXYXaUk5vZ9arVMQc)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 28, 2011, 05:30:55 am
*Gives the mods a plate of bunny cut apples*

Oh boy! That looks wonderful. Thanks. :)

Merged two more threads on the lemonade thing.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on August 28, 2011, 02:36:31 pm
And now BENNIE is gone?!  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 28, 2011, 02:46:29 pm
And now BENNIE is gone?!  :dontknow:

Such is life. I'm sorry too.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on August 28, 2011, 04:31:20 pm
And now BENNIE is gone?!  :dontknow:
Such is life. I'm sorry too.

Let's hope we don't consume ourselves with this twice a year "Family Reunion" type behavior. While it may be a "stress release", not sure I wanna' lose those I respect through it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on September 03, 2011, 09:43:11 am
Hey, just wondering what happened to all of the older threads? For some reason, I don't see any past June of this year.  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 03, 2011, 11:08:49 am
Hey, just wondering what happened to all of the older threads? For some reason, I don't see any past June of this year.  :dontknow:

Everything is here...  . Same thing happened to me years ago and I was in a panic. LOL   If you have your preferences set to put the newest on top (which I much prefer), then the old is below it and you don't wade through eight years of stuff to find the new.

Go to the bottom of each sub-board and find where it says something like this:
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 884
Click onto the different pages.

If that doesn't help, maybe one of the forum geeks can give you better information.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on September 03, 2011, 11:47:03 am
I have mine set up so it shows newest first as well, but it only goes back 12 pages. That's it. The oldest thread is from June 3rd of this year, which is about when I started here . Last night, it went back until 2004 or something, with over 1000 pages. I didn't change any preferences lately. Just wondering if it was changed for the whole site, or just me?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 03, 2011, 11:58:47 am
I have mine set up so it shows newest first as well, but it only goes back 12 pages. That's it. The oldest thread is from June 3rd of this year, which is about when I started here . Last night, it went back until 2004 or something, with over 1000 pages. I didn't change any preferences lately. Just wondering if it was changed for the whole site, or just me?

I don't know what to tell you. I just went back to the very first page in "general discussion" https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=24.0
It was posted June 10, 2003, 05:22:32 PM by ladylearning.

Anybody else able to help this guy?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on September 03, 2011, 07:42:50 pm
I have mine set up so it shows newest first as well, but it only goes back 12 pages. That's it. The oldest thread is from June 3rd of this year, which is about when I started here . Last night, it went back until 2004 or something, with over 1000 pages. I didn't change any preferences lately. Just wondering if it was changed for the whole site, or just me?

I don't know what to tell you. I just went back to the very first page in "general discussion" https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=24.0
It was posted June 10, 2003, 05:22:32 PM by ladylearning.

Anybody else able to help this guy?
Nobody needs to help "this guy". Just having a brain fart. I figured it out. Thanks anyways "that lady". :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 04, 2011, 06:42:47 am
Nobody needs to help "this guy". Just having a brain fart. I figured it out. Thanks anyways "that lady". :laugh:

Oh, I'm so glad! Can you tell us what you did to figure it out? We've had this question before, and I never know what to tell them.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on September 04, 2011, 09:08:05 am
The problem was that I "lost" all of the "unread topics" prior to me joining TMM. You know when there are no more new topics since your last visit, and an link pops up that says "all unread topics" or something like that? Well, before, ALL of the topics in the history of TMM that I have not read yet would pop up, enabling me to work my way through the history of TMM, 1 topic at a time. Not anymore. Now it just shows the unread topics since I joined. I now have to just click on the list of forums to do that. Nothing serious, just odd that it changed for me.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 04, 2011, 09:54:03 am
The problem was that I "lost" all of the "unread topics" prior to me joining TMM. You know when there are no more new topics since your last visit, and an link pops up that says "all unread topics" or something like that? Well, before, ALL of the topics in the history of TMM that I have not read yet would pop up, enabling me to work my way through the history of TMM, 1 topic at a time. Not anymore. Now it just shows the unread topics since I joined. I now have to just click on the list of forums to do that. Nothing serious, just odd that it changed for me.

I see now! Yes, I use "unread posts," but they are only set to show unread since last visit. They do seem to have a mind of their own, and I have no idea how they work, but it's not too good to count on them much beyond day to day. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on September 07, 2011, 09:07:58 pm
Just wondering if this thread:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29364.0;topicseen

might be merged with this thread:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=24456.msg368285#msg368285

mutti
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: LaughingBear on September 07, 2011, 09:17:07 pm
Just wondering if this thread:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29364.0;topicseen

might be merged with this thread:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=24456.msg368285#msg368285

mutti

Yeah, I strongly considered putting it in that thread since both have to do with food stamps, but thought the specific context was different enough to warrant a separate thread?

Either way is fine with me.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 08, 2011, 06:28:49 am

Yeah, I strongly considered putting it in that thread since both have to do with food stamps, but thought the specific context was different enough to warrant a separate thread?

Either way is fine with me.

Just looked at both of them and figured they were enough different. If merged, the replies would all be mixed up and confusing.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 14, 2011, 09:01:34 am
Deleted the account of the latest spam/troll in the new member introduction thread. If "it" wants to come back with a different attitude, great. Otherwise... hasta la vista, baby.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on September 15, 2011, 07:05:11 am
Oops - apparently I messed up and started a new topic when I intended to post to this one:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28096.0

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29414.0

Anyone else "time out" then find themselves logged in again somewhere else? Or is it just lack of coffee on my part?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 15, 2011, 12:16:24 pm
Oops - apparently I messed up and started a new topic when I intended to post to this one:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28096.0

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29414.0

Anyone else "time out" then find themselves logged in again somewhere else? Or is it just lack of coffee on my part?

I'll have to look at this a bit more to figure out what you mean.

I often have three or more TMM windows open at a time and have no problems.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 27, 2011, 10:28:58 am
Merging all new "milk" related postings. Try to find an active thread, folks. Thanks.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on September 27, 2011, 11:25:16 am
Oops - apparently I messed up and started a new topic when I intended to post to this one:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28096.0

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29414.0

Anyone else "time out" then find themselves logged in again somewhere else? Or is it just lack of coffee on my part?

Old age. Ought 7.    ^_^ :rolleyes: :laugh:


Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mcgeorge on September 27, 2011, 11:30:26 am
Merging all new "milk" related postings. Try to find an active thread, folks. Thanks.

Well, I don't think they're really related. One is about a judge's ruling that seems to have degenerated into the usual comments and the one I started is about a smallish business that was almost destroyed by Federal regulations.

Also, I didn't even know about the other thread -- I use the 'show unread posts since last visit' link to read new stuff so I somehow missed that thread entirely.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on September 27, 2011, 11:44:17 am
Oops - apparently I messed up and started a new topic when I intended to post to this one:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28096.0

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29414.0

Anyone else "time out" then find themselves logged in again somewhere else? Or is it just lack of coffee on my part?

Old age. Ought 7.    ^_^ :rolleyes: :laugh:

Speak up Son, I had the ear horn out!  ^_^

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on September 27, 2011, 12:22:13 pm
Oops - apparently I messed up and started a new topic when I intended to post to this one:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=28096.0

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29414.0

Anyone else "time out" then find themselves logged in again somewhere else? Or is it just lack of coffee on my part?

Old age. Ought 7.    ^_^ :rolleyes: :laugh:

Speak up Son, I had the ear horn out!  ^_^


Well I guess ND gotta here youse witching about me fer awhile.Hope you and yers is doing fine.You knew I wouldn't skate that,didn't ya. Ought 7. :rolleyes:

You know why I'm not here as often.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 27, 2011, 12:58:04 pm
I understand, mcgeorge  - it's just a judgment call. If we don't at least try to group these things, we can have dozens of threads with much of the same information and few will follow them all, even when they are interested. We've just found it is usually helpful to bundle them. If others feel differently, holler and I'll unmerge them if you really want.

The example is the 9-11 firestorm of threads... we had so many that we created three separate sections just for that stuff. It can quickly overwhelm everything else.

As for being zapped involuntarily to other places, I've not experienced exactly that one... but I have gotten error messages after attempting to post. The MySQL seems to get tangled up in something and "goes away" quite often. https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/MySQL  If you are curious.  All I have to do most of the time is use the "back" button and repost. But this is where composing long replies in a "note" or word processor gets valuable... because sometimes the whole shebang "goes away."

Sometimes when clicking onto a link in the email notification, it opens a page where I am not logged in at all. That's just been recently.

Maybe time for us to do a little housekeeping here and sweep out the mouse turds or something. I dunno... :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 29, 2011, 08:01:57 am
Two new bots nuked.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on September 29, 2011, 08:32:11 am
Two new bots nuked.

I am like your sight and am agree with it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: knobster on September 29, 2011, 11:24:26 am
Two new bots nuked.

I am like your sight and am agree with it.

 :sign10:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on September 29, 2011, 06:36:48 pm
Two new bots nuked.

I am like your sight and am agree with it.

 :sign10:

All their base are belong to us.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 01, 2011, 06:55:18 am
Very sophisticated spammer manishfusionn deleted with all posts. 11 of them within a few minutes.... Yeah sure.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on October 01, 2011, 02:19:41 pm
what would we do without you, mama  :wub:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 01, 2011, 02:40:44 pm
what would we do without you, mama  :wub:

Don't know... but without TMM I'd have to find some other bunch of folks to terrorize, I guess. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 01, 2011, 02:44:00 pm
Removed topic "Ignore This" by mouse.... I resisted as long as I could, but finally bit on it too.   :love4:

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on October 02, 2011, 01:29:47 pm
Just checking in. Not sure if this is the right place to post this. Feel free to move it if you wish. I've been having some computer problems lately. My old comp is junk now. It may be a while before I can replace it. Please keep my account active. I'll be back. I may be around from time to time when i get a chance. Thx...DiabloLoco
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 02, 2011, 01:36:11 pm
Just checking in. Not sure if this is the right place to post this. Feel free to move it if you wish. I've been having some computer problems lately. My old comp is junk now. It may be a while before I can replace it. Please keep my account active. I'll be back. I may be around from time to time when i get a chance. Thx...DiabloLoco

No sweat, friend. Good luck with your machines. :) Do check in when you can.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on October 02, 2011, 02:55:55 pm
Just checking in. Not sure if this is the right place to post this. Feel free to move it if you wish. I've been having some computer problems lately. My old comp is junk now. It may be a while before I can replace it. Please keep my account active. I'll be back. I may be around from time to time when i get a chance. Thx...DiabloLoco

No sweat, friend. Good luck with your machines. :) Do check in when you can.

Some times, my computer is a Marvelous Modern Machination, at others, it's a worthless pile of junk.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 03, 2011, 11:27:40 am
Split off topic started by new member in "Two choices" from "Where we be."  H/T to PKL for the idea. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on October 03, 2011, 12:14:47 pm
May want to merge two threads. Someone started one about the movie, The Road:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29395.0

Here is the original one:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26588.0
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 03, 2011, 12:32:59 pm
May want to merge two threads. Someone started one about the movie, The Road:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29395.0

Here is the original one:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26588.0

Thanks! I really appreciate your help. I never look in that section of the forum, so would never have noticed it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 08, 2011, 04:44:42 pm
Busy day... Deleted several spam bots, and a post with serious personal attacks. We can do better, folks... sigh
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Elias Alias on October 08, 2011, 05:06:41 pm
Busy day... Deleted several spam bots, and a post with serious personal attacks. We can do better, folks... sigh

Salute, ML!
Thank you for all you do.
;)
Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 08, 2011, 05:12:13 pm
Salute, ML!
Thank you for all you do.
;)
Salute!
Elias

You are welcome, dear. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 17, 2011, 09:26:51 am
Inappropriate download link deleted in quite a few posts by new member mike7184 with very little content otherwise. PM sent to request dialog with them. If no answer is received, the account will be deleted with all posts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 02, 2011, 02:21:34 pm
I got an email from a lawyer about a word in a six-year-old post on which they have a trademark. Rather than risk a lawsuit against the site, I changed the trademarked word to a generic near-equivalent, and sent back a very nasty email reply.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mi6a2lm on November 02, 2011, 03:03:11 pm
Scientologists?  Details, please.

wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_and_the_Internet)

---
A few of the court cases were decided in favor of Scientology, while most of the cases were settled out of court. Many cases have been criticized as examples of malicious litigation and its members and lawyers have been indicted and fined for such actions. Noteworthy incidents in the later years of the online war included:

    * Scientology's lawsuit against ex-member Arnaldo Lerma, his provider Digital Gateway, and The Washington Post. Lerma posted the Fishman Affidavit that contained 61 pages including the story of Xenu, a story simultaneously denied and claimed as a trade secret by the Church of Scientology.[11]

    * Zenon Panoussis, a resident of Sweden, was also sued for posting Scientology's copyrighted materials to the Internet. In his defense, he used a provision of the Constitution of Sweden that guarantees access to public documents. Panoussis turned over a copy of the NOTs documents to the office of the Swedish Parliament and, by law, copies of all documents (with few exceptions) received by authorities are available for anyone from the public to see, at any time he or she wishes. This, known as the Principle of Public Access (Offentlighetsprincipen), is considered a basic civil right in Sweden. The case, however, was decided against Panoussis. The results of his case sparked a legal firestorm in Sweden that debated the necessity of re-writing part of the Constitution.[62][63]

    * In 1995 Scientology caused a raid on the servers of Dutch Internet provider XS4ALL and sued it and Karin Spaink for copyright violations arising from published excerpts from confidential materials. There followed a summary judgment in 1995, full proceedings in 1999, an appeal in 2003[64][65] which has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Netherlands in December 2005, all in favor of the provider and Karin Spaink.[66]

    * Dennis Erlich and Scientology settled their lawsuits. Erlich withdrew from the online battle entirely, and all mention of him was removed from Church of Scientology material.[11][28]

    * Activist Keith Henson was sued for posting a portion of Scientology's writings to the Internet. Henson defended himself in court without a lawyer, while at the same time he carried out protests and pickets against Scientology. The court found that Henson had committed copyright infringement, and the damage award against Henson was immense: $75,000, an amount which Scientology said was the largest damages ever awarded against an individual for copyright infringement. Henson's case became increasingly more complex and ongoing, with a misdemeanor conviction of interfering with religion in Riverside County, California. In his Internet writings, Henson said that he was forced to flee the United States and seek asylum in Canada due to ongoing threats against him.[11][67]

    * Scientology is one of the first organizations to make use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). In June 1999, Scientology used the controversial law to force AT&T Worldnet to reveal the identity of a person who had been posting anonymously to alt.religion.scientology with the pseudonym of "Safe".[68]

    * In March 2001, legal threats from Scientology lawyers forced Slashdot to remove text from one of its discussion boards, after an excerpt from OT III was posted there. Slashdot noted this as the first time a comment had to be removed from its system due to copyright concerns, and retaliated by posting a list of links to anti-Scientology websites.[69]

    * The organization also used the DMCA to force the Google search engine to erase its entries on the controversial anti-Scientology Web site Operation Clambake in March 2002, though the entry was reinstated after Google received a large number of complaints from Internet users. The publicity stemming from this incident led Google to begin submitting DMCA takedown notices it received to the Chilling Effects archive, which archives legal threats of all sorts made against Internet users and Internet sites.[70][71]

    * In September 2002, lawyers for Scientology contacted Internet Archive (archive.org), the administrators of the Wayback Machine and asserted copyright claims on certain materials archived as historical contents of the Operation Clambake site. In response, the Wayback Machine administration removed the archive of the entire Clambake site, initially posting a false claim that the site's author had requested its removal. This claim has been removed but (as of January 2011) the site still returns a "Blocked Site Error" from the Wayback archive.[71]

---
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 02, 2011, 05:11:57 pm
Not Scientologists. They pursue people for copyright infringement.

This was a trademark paralegal from Becton, Dickinson and Company, complaining about the use of their registered trademark, "Vacutainer", as a generic term for a container for a blood sample. I changed it to "container".
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: amagi on November 02, 2011, 05:13:42 pm
Wow. Someone collects a paycheck for googling searching the web for their trademarked protected names.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on November 02, 2011, 05:27:03 pm
Yep.  Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gaurdduck on November 02, 2011, 06:42:29 pm
Not Scientologists. They pursue people for copyright infringement.

This was a trademark paralegal from Becton, Dickinson and Company, complaining about the use of their registered trademark, "Vacutainer", as a generic term for a container for a blood sample. I changed it to "container".
If you were in Sweden you could have told them to sodomize themselves with a retractable baton like Anakata does every time he gets a similar notice.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 03, 2011, 12:33:03 pm
Kleenex I've got a runny nose, I need a kleenex
Xerox Hey, can I xerox this?
Vacu-------
tainer
I've got a blood sample here, anyone have a vacutainer I can use to contain it?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 03, 2011, 01:00:47 pm
Kleenex I've got a runny nose, I need a kleenex
Xerox Hey, can I xerox this?
Vacu-------
tainer
I've got a blood sample here, anyone have a vacutainer I can use to contain it?


I prescribe a good dose of Niquil and a long nap, dear. Get well. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 03, 2011, 01:07:30 pm
This was a trademark paralegal from Becton, Dickinson and Company, complaining about the use of their registered trademark, "Vacutainer", as a generic term for a container for a blood sample. I changed it to "container".
If you were in Sweden you could have told them to sodomize themselves with a retractable baton like Anakata does every time he gets a similar notice.

I told her the cops had no need for her product. They could just take along a blood-sucking lawyer, like her.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 03, 2011, 02:39:56 pm
This was a trademark paralegal from Becton, Dickinson and Company, complaining about the use of their registered trademark, "Vacutainer", as a generic term for a container for a blood sample. I changed it to "container".

Egads and little fishes. That's really insane. Tells me the economy isn't nearly as bad as we think... if some outfits still have money to waste on this shit.  I have not heard of anyone pirating those tubes... not a lot of demand outside of medical facilities.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on November 04, 2011, 09:01:49 am
Kleenex I've got a runny nose, I need a kleenex
Xerox Hey, can I xerox this?
Vacu-------
tainer
I've got a blood sample here, anyone have a vacutainer I can use to contain it?


I have a Q-tip!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 04, 2011, 09:55:26 am
Kleenex I've got a runny nose, I need a kleenex
Xerox Hey, can I xerox this?
Vacu-------
tainer
I've got a blood sample here, anyone have a vacutainer I can use to contain it?


I have a Q-tip!

I need one of those to put some vaseline on my car door rubber lining to keep the door from freezing shut.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on November 04, 2011, 10:19:36 am
I heard that there was a black market in gourmet blood for the vampires once all those athletes had been tested.  I guess the high quality of fitness made for high quality nummyness?   (Just to peg the weird meter).   Vaccu shot anyone?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on November 06, 2011, 01:15:45 am
These 2 threads can probably be merged.  I find myself reading them one right after the other..........

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26079.0

Merge it with this one:    https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29659.0;topicseen

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 06, 2011, 07:48:12 am
These 2 threads can probably be merged.  I find myself reading them one right after the other..........

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26079.0

Merge it with this one:    https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29659.0;topicseen



Those who request a merge like this would help me a great deal if you'd also give the subject line. That way I don't have to load both of them to know what the heck you're talking about. :)  Just a thought.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 19, 2011, 12:19:44 pm
Cleaning up spam and bots daily, a few here and there most days. I keep forgetting to post here. Please remember to report bad posts to all the moderators by using the "report" link at the bottom of the post. I do appreciate your help with this, since I do not visit every area at TMM otherwise.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on November 20, 2011, 01:45:51 pm
Deleted SPAM account. Not very big, and only a two point at that, but I am thinking of having it stuffed and mounted anyway since Momma gets most of them and this is all I am likely to bag this season. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 20, 2011, 05:06:53 pm
Yeah, we have to keep giving ML our tags since she keeps bagging more than her limit.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on November 21, 2011, 04:39:05 pm
Deleted another spammer, not even worth tagging, no bigger than a Cocker Spaniel.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on November 21, 2011, 05:01:44 pm
The Darinator strikes again,can anyone stop him?. Ought 7.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I'd apologize,however the "Darinator" is such an unique species.  ^_^ :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on November 22, 2011, 04:58:58 pm
Got another spammer, a spike buck, I am indeed on a roll!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on November 23, 2011, 01:49:07 pm
Should the chocolate thread be under the food section in the GULCH area?!  :dontknow:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29841.0
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 23, 2011, 03:29:46 pm
Should the chocolate thread be under the food section in the GULCH area?!  :dontknow:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29841.0

Maybe... depends on what happens to it. I suspect it will become another "Twikies" like thread... more philosophy than food. We'll see.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on November 24, 2011, 06:23:29 am
Should the chocolate thread be under the food section in the GULCH area?!  :dontknow:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29841.0

Maybe... depends on what happens to it. I suspect it will become another "Twikies" like thread... more philosophy than food. We'll see.

Can you eat a gulch (directly), can you eat food?   well you can eat chocolate, I vote for food even if it does get silly..........
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 25, 2011, 06:19:45 am
Deleted new member William66 and hiser only post which was all about how great San Francisco is and included 3 links to shopping and coupons for visitors to the great socialist mecca of SF.
But I'm gonna have to borrow a tag. I gave my tags to MamaLiberty when she had bagged her limit. I don't get that much of a chance to hunt these spammers. I had just bought a new spam blind, set it up out here in the wilds of spamalamadingdong to check its weather worthiness and there was William66 at the watering hole offering too big a target to pass up. Only a 2 point, though, so I am not even mounting the head on the wall of my rec room.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 25, 2011, 06:22:06 am
Deleted new member William66 and hiser only post which was all about how great San Francisco is and included 3 links to shopping and coupons for visitors to the great socialist mecca of SF.
But I'm gonna have to borrow a tag. I gave my tags to MamaLiberty when she had bagged her limit. I don't get that much of a chance to hunt these spammers. I had just bought a new spam blind, set it up out here in the wilds of spamalamadingdong to check its weather worthiness and there was William66 at the watering hole offering too big a target to pass up. Only a 2 point, though, so I am not even mounting the head on the wall of my rec room.

Good hunting! :)  Got one myself this morning.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: wws on November 25, 2011, 08:21:50 am
Deleted spammer account and post about cleaning carpets.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on November 27, 2011, 08:23:41 am
Wonder if we might want to merge these? Same information:

Senate moves to allow military to intern Americans without trial

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=1094.msg374294#msg374294

   Patriot Acts and ACLU

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29860.0;topicseen

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 27, 2011, 04:49:59 pm
Merged.  :wub:

Wonder if we might want to merge these? Same information:

Senate moves to allow military to intern Americans without trial

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=1094.msg374294#msg374294

   Patriot Acts and ACLU

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29860.0;topicseen


Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on November 28, 2011, 10:56:10 am
Hi  :hello: - It's me again -

Something we should all worry about.

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=17;topic=29871.1#msg374430

   Patriot Acts and ACLU

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29864.msg374388#msg374388

Maybe if it is possible to change the title to include S 1867 it could be found more easily on the search function?

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 29, 2011, 08:13:27 am
More relevant than ever? Topic moved to Music as requested.

Mutti, I'll look at it, but why don't you propose a title you think will work. I'll be glad to change it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: koot on November 30, 2011, 07:57:49 am
I posted the following title in the Oath Keepers section:
 11/28 yahoo article about Jose Guerena Ortiz
It has been pointed out, that there is already a thread on this.
You may want to move it.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 30, 2011, 09:35:03 am
I posted the following title in the Oath Keepers section:
 11/28 yahoo article about Jose Guerena Ortiz
It has been pointed out, that there is already a thread on this.
You may want to move it.
Thanks.

Ok, thanks. I'll put on my helmet and venture into that area... :) I usually don't.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 04, 2011, 12:02:05 pm
"Resveratrol Reviews - What You Should Know" by enatural  -- account deleted as spammer. Other assorted spam accounts deleted. We are seeing more and more of this, so an upgrade of our whole system seems more and more important.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Observer on December 04, 2011, 12:14:44 pm
More relevant than ever? Topic moved to Music as requested.

Mutti, I'll look at it, but why don't you propose a title you think will work. I'll be glad to change it. :)

 
 
 Thank you Ms.Liberty. I will indulge my taste for obsolete music there.Happy Yuletide to you.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: IrishPyroWolf1994 on December 06, 2011, 03:11:08 pm
Hey everyone I have a question for you all...I asked Bill St. Claire who said I should ask here.....You see I was wondering if, when I can get my hands on a server, if it would be alright if I developed mirror sites for this forum, that were located on Tor and I2P as hidden services, called onion sites for Tor and eepsites for I2P....I also mentioned the possibility of creating a decentralized version of this forum through Syndie, though Bill St. Claire said it was too much work for users...I figured I could at least make it and offer it as an option. Apparently Elias Alias owns this forum? So what do you say Elias? Would you mind? Of course this won't happen until I get a server but...I figured it be a good idea to get permission in advance.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 07, 2011, 07:40:00 am
Moved an offer of "mog" trucks from bulletin board to services and items offered. Borderline spam type post, but the new member has contributed to other discussions. I'll be watching...

Sounds like a good idea, PyroMilitiaWolf16
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 07, 2011, 09:30:14 am
Lots of spam accounts the last few days. Please help me find them quickly. Send "report to moderator" rather than a PM, please.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on December 11, 2011, 11:00:24 pm
Probably needs deletion from the newest "member," tiancai20121:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=27722.0#bot

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29732.new#new

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29837.new#new
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 12, 2011, 05:19:14 am
Probably needs deletion from the newest "member," tiancai20121:

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=27722.0#bot

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29732.new#new

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29837.new#new

Nuked.  :violent5:   :wub:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on December 18, 2011, 07:20:42 am
Might need to be merged:

   Re: S 1867 National Defense Authorization Act

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29923.45

Obama to approve indefinite detention and torture of Americans.

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29989.0;topicseen

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on December 18, 2011, 07:25:49 am
Might need to be merged:

   Re: S 1867 National Defense Authorization Act

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29923.45

Obama to approve indefinite detention and torture of Americans.

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29989.0;topicseen



done
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 18, 2011, 10:08:41 am
Cool, and thanks Ragnar. I nuked three spam accounts this morning. We're smokin'  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on December 23, 2011, 04:32:45 am
Deleted spammer account and post, "BHATTI".
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 27, 2011, 03:18:20 pm
Deleted about 60 spam accounts going back as far as January 2011. Found a new way to look for them. :) But my right arm is killing me. :(
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on December 27, 2011, 10:19:14 pm
Maybe you should try that fancy "switching-hands-with-the-sword" technique ML?

Several good swats with the strong side hand and then a couple with the weak side hand and back to the strong side hand.

visions of ML wielding a Claymore with "roundhouse swings" and switching hands on the return strokes ...   :thrshocker:


Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 28, 2011, 06:41:57 am
Maybe you should try that fancy "switching-hands-with-the-sword" technique ML?

Several good swats with the strong side hand and then a couple with the weak side hand and back to the strong side hand.

visions of ML wielding a Claymore with "roundhouse swings" and switching hands on the return strokes ...   :thrshocker:


Yeah, that would certainly be a lot more fun. As it is, each suspect account requires several "clicks" to research, then 5 or 6 more to delete. That's a lot of clicking! :) And I'm being very careful to delete only obvious commercial spam accounts. Most have zero posts.  Just chopping out deadwood.

But hey! You should see me swing my little ax splitting firewood for kindling. I'm so darn careful I have a hard time actually splitting anything sometimes.  But I'm getting a lot of exercise anyway. :)  And what better excuse to eat more fruitcake? LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on December 29, 2011, 09:51:41 am
Delete spammer account "Jim321" and his "apps 4 iphone" post.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 29, 2011, 11:01:55 am
Delete spammer account "Jim321" and his "apps 4 iphone" post.

Ah! Beat me to that one. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on January 06, 2012, 10:09:42 pm
deleted spam account and related posts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 07, 2012, 05:44:53 am
Deleted several new spam accounts and related trash.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: u2hunter on January 09, 2012, 02:02:31 pm
Help!!!  New on here and having trouble getting ZooT aLLure a pm. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Was wanting to talk to him about his chamber adapters.   thanks
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 09, 2012, 02:48:03 pm
Help!!!  New on here and having trouble getting ZooT aLLure a pm. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Was wanting to talk to him about his chamber adapters.   thanks

Suggest you post in that thread and ask him to send a PM to you. He can then also troubleshoot your problem with the PM to him. 

Added: you need to post a few more replies before you can access some of the forum features. You may find this problem solves itself if you post three more times. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: u2hunter on January 10, 2012, 02:36:36 am
Thank you. He sent me a pm.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 10, 2012, 08:42:14 pm
w00t, if the above isn't spam it certainly is a good impostor.  :spam1:
Believe I will delete the illustrious forcheap31 as his package did not meet the criteria so can be deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 11, 2012, 07:03:46 am
w00t, if the above isn't spam it certainly is a good impostor.  :spam1:
Believe I will delete the illustrious forcheap31 as his package did not meet the criteria so can be deleted.

Great, but why leave the spam after the can's been tossed out. UGG  Hope he didn't leave any other packages of rotten meat laying around! Please delete all posts and threads left by spammers.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 11, 2012, 09:00:22 am
He had 2. The other was a duplicate of the one that had been above. I deleted it. I left the one in this thread because I thought it humorous to peruse. What a load of crap that was.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: casca-503 on January 11, 2012, 09:15:12 am
Ragnar...  "don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers".....    remenber that one ???
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 11, 2012, 09:18:08 am
He had 2. The other was a duplicate of the one that had been above. I deleted it. I left the one in this thread because I thought it humorous to peruse. What a load of crap that was.

Oh, ok...  just not at all fond of crap. I never read them.  :wub:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 11, 2012, 11:06:48 am
well, this was the action of a moderator, hence placing in this thread  ^_^ :wub:
http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2012/tle652-20120108-01.html#letter02
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 11, 2012, 12:20:39 pm
well, this was the action of a moderator, hence placing in this thread  ^_^ :wub:
http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2012/tle652-20120108-01.html#letter02

?? Don't see the connection. :) Not saying there isn't one... just don't see it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 11, 2012, 12:58:17 pm
'cause it was from you, MamaLiberty, and you mentioned TMM, and I thought people should see it. And I didn't want to start a new thread for it and couldn't think of anywhere else to put it.  :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 11, 2012, 02:03:38 pm
'cause it was from you, MamaLiberty, and you mentioned TMM, and I thought people should see it. And I didn't want to start a new thread for it and couldn't think of anywhere else to put it.  :icon_pirat:

OH! Do consider my one track mind, dear. LOL  I was still thinking about the spammer. That's what I couldn't see a connection to.

But yeah, I'm a big name dropper. :) Love to plant the seed of TMM in a lot of places all over the net.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on January 13, 2012, 02:55:56 pm
Maybe merge?

PIIGS

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=26138.90


Eurozone nations face S&P downgrade

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=30129.0;topicseen
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on January 13, 2012, 03:04:07 pm
Definitely merge, thanks MUTTI, my oops!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on January 13, 2012, 03:38:26 pm
merged
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on January 29, 2012, 08:44:00 am
This is strange : (removed link)

(Sorry padre if you really do have something that is interesting there - just looks spammy)

** Thanks Ragnar
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on January 29, 2012, 09:06:12 am
Thanks Muttie, I deleted the post so nobody go looking for it. If you want fake chanel bags you will have to google them. :rolleyes:

Padre, your account appears to have been hacked. Let me know if you can't get into your account, I'm sending you a PM.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on January 29, 2012, 10:12:08 am
Sorry Padre, had to lock your account. We will do a password reset soon. I'll contact you in a couple hours.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Dare on January 29, 2012, 11:00:34 am
All:
   Padre's account being hacked means that any recent PMs from him containing links are HIGHLY SUSPECT. Do not click the links! You should be safe reading the message body, just don't click any links! I also deleted account Fastback08 (newbie, no posts) which was started from the same IP and Host as the person who was using Padre's hacked account.
   We hope to get Padre back on line ASAP, but in the meantime be especially wary of clicking links, and above all guard you passwords! If you think you may have been hacked, change your password.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 29, 2012, 12:11:11 pm
   We hope to get Padre back on line ASAP, but in the meantime be especially wary of clicking links, and above all guard you passwords! If you think you may have been hacked, change your password.

Don't wait to be hacked. Change the password occasionally anyway. Damn I hate that... can't remember them worth beans. :) Oh, and make sure you are using https instead of plain http...

I'm sure there are other things you can do, but I suspect the best ones involve bloodhounds and firearms.  :rolleyes:  And very long range travel plans in some cases.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on January 30, 2012, 10:42:09 pm
Deleted two obvious spam/phishing accounts (shang and ting) and all related posts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 02, 2012, 07:18:07 am
Deleted 9 new accounts with obvious spam content. I'm finding at least two or three a day...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on February 03, 2012, 05:33:49 am
Deleted new member ting and all posts for spam.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 03, 2012, 05:54:41 am
Found four more spam accounts and deleted them...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: padre29 on February 03, 2012, 11:22:38 am

Thanks for the excellent work ModTeam!

I do not sell knock off purses*



*over the internet... :ph34r:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 03, 2012, 02:35:20 pm

Thanks for the excellent work ModTeam!

I do not sell knock off purses*



*over the internet... :ph34r:

YAY!!! Padre is back. :)  Welcome, friend.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on February 06, 2012, 04:18:59 am
Deleted spam and removed javedjee90
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 06, 2012, 07:13:38 am
Rather large spam attack today, deleted 6 spam accounts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 07, 2012, 07:04:09 am
Eight spam bot accounts deleted this morning.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on February 09, 2012, 08:02:11 am
deleted herdsman.champion + posts for spam
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2012, 08:12:59 am
deleted herdsman.champion + posts for spam

Boy, that was fast. :) Just looked at that account a little while ago, but nothing had been posted yet. Deleted another three spam bots then. I'll keep looking.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2012, 11:28:39 am
MOVED: Nat Geo - Doomsday Preppers TV series  to Gulching
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 11, 2012, 06:39:07 am
In response to verified member wishes, the account of Grim_watcher and all posts have been deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on February 16, 2012, 10:51:49 am
Hey Mods - each time after I post I get this message:
Quote
Database Error: MySQL server has gone away
File: /home/thementa/public_html/forums/Sources/Subs-Post.php
Line: 989

When I back up, the message is still showing I haven't posted and yet when I hit preview (to make sure I don't double post) my post is already on the thread.

Do I need more coffee or ?  Thanx
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 17, 2012, 07:56:29 am
When you back up, you're likely getting your browser cache version of the thread. Refresh the page, by clicking in the refresh icon in the title bar, or, in most browsers with Ctrl-R (Cmd-R on Macs). Don't know why you're getting the database error. That DOES happen sometimes, when the server is particularly busy, but it should recover in time.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on February 17, 2012, 08:00:11 am
Thanks Bill. I guess it's good we're busy.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on February 19, 2012, 03:50:38 pm
Just checking in. Not sure if this is the right place to post this. Feel free to move it if you wish. I've been having some computer problems lately. My old comp is junk now. It may be a while before I can replace it. Please keep my account active. I'll be back. I may be around from time to time when i get a chance. Thx...DiabloLoco
Holy Toledo!! I can't believe that it has been this long since I have been on here. I've finally gotten all of my "ducks in a row" so to speak. I will be back now, but on a more limited basis than I once was. Maybe this time I won't rock to boat so much...LOL...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 20, 2012, 07:30:45 am
Just checking in. Not sure if this is the right place to post this. Feel free to move it if you wish. I've been having some computer problems lately. My old comp is junk now. It may be a while before I can replace it. Please keep my account active. I'll be back. I may be around from time to time when i get a chance. Thx...DiabloLoco
Holy Toledo!! I can't believe that it has been this long since I have been on here. I've finally gotten all of my "ducks in a row" so to speak. I will be back now, but on a more limited basis than I once was. Maybe this time I won't rock to boat so much...LOL...

Welcome back. :) Does that mean the rest of us have to quit rocking the boat?  :rolleyes:  Rock away... just don't capsize it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on February 20, 2012, 03:16:31 pm
Just checking in. Not sure if this is the right place to post this. Feel free to move it if you wish. I've been having some computer problems lately. My old comp is junk now. It may be a while before I can replace it. Please keep my account active. I'll be back. I may be around from time to time when i get a chance. Thx...DiabloLoco
Holy Toledo!! I can't believe that it has been this long since I have been on here. I've finally gotten all of my "ducks in a row" so to speak. I will be back now, but on a more limited basis than I once was. Maybe this time I won't rock to boat so much...LOL...

Welcome back. :) Does that mean the rest of us have to quit rocking the boat?  :rolleyes:  Rock away... just don't capsize it. :)
What I meant was that I will try to do a better job of avoiding "pissing matches".  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 20, 2012, 04:36:24 pm
What I meant was that I will try to do a better job of avoiding "pissing matches".  :laugh:

Much appreciated, of course. That's what I mean about capsizing the boat. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 22, 2012, 08:09:26 am
Deleted account and post for obvious spammer, MarlonJacob
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 22, 2012, 08:11:10 am
And another one, sussexdental
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 22, 2012, 10:11:47 am
Dumped another three as well.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 23, 2012, 05:25:10 am
Deleted account drebeatyd and 5 long-winded, off-topic, commercial-link-containing posts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: knobster on February 23, 2012, 05:31:19 am
You guys are keeping busy!  The 'clean' forum is much appreciated.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 24, 2012, 05:24:18 am
Deleted account and single post from obvious spammer, sajjadjaved
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 24, 2012, 05:44:05 am
Only one nuked this morning here... this is good! Why keep track of the spammer's name, Bill? I just note the IP address. Have quite a list now and it's amazing how often they come back. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 29, 2012, 07:22:57 am
Six more spam accounts nuked this morning.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 06, 2012, 07:35:28 am
John Reltney - account and all posts deleted for violation of TOC. Advocating the initiation of force and personal attacks.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Vrsovice Rebel on March 07, 2012, 11:33:23 pm
Pretty sure Reltney was actually that assbag Martin Lindstedt again. "Libbertoon" and "Mattoid" are pretty standard and distinct Lindstedt-isms. Thanks for nuking the little puke!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 08, 2012, 06:18:01 am
Pretty sure Reltney was actually that assbag Martin Lindstedt again. "Libbertoon" and "Mattoid" are pretty standard and distinct Lindstedt-isms. Thanks for nuking the little puke!

My pleasure. I live to nuke pukes.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 13, 2012, 04:00:23 pm
A nice round dozen of spam accounts nuked today. Must be some kind of a record...
Title: Re: ideal protein diet
Post by: DiabloLoco on March 14, 2012, 06:29:36 am
Surprisingly! It’s like you understand my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some images to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is wonderful forum. A good read. I’ll certainly be back.

WTF was that??
Title: Re: ideal protein diet
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on March 14, 2012, 07:54:24 am
Surprisingly! It’s like you understand my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some images to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is wonderful forum. A good read. I’ll certainly be back.

WTF was that??

 :spam1:

Surprisingly, it's like he understood my mind! I would see this in the thread where we speak of nuking spammers and realize it was spam (high protein - ha ha ha) and nuke it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 14, 2012, 08:07:12 am
Good heavens. Nuked three more already.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on April 10, 2012, 01:54:49 pm
Provisional Henry654 deleted as obvious spammer
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 10, 2012, 06:00:21 pm
I've gotten really bad about posting the nukes... no need to give their names. Anyway, I nuke between one and five every day. I also continue to delete accounts not activated within a few days.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on April 10, 2012, 06:58:16 pm
Sounds like SOME people are trying to cause problems? or is it just spam for products?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 11, 2012, 07:29:30 am
Sounds like SOME people are trying to cause problems? or is it just spam for products?

Most accounts nuked are pure spam, both commercial and porn. Any account not clearly one of those is watched for a few days, but if I see no obvious spam posting, I tend to ignore them from then on. I'm sure there are some "mushrooms" and people just looking to cause problems... but they have a whole different "look" and behavior pattern. We probably have a whole box full of mushrooms registered. I don't sweat it... if they stick around long enough, they may read and learn something to help them get over their control freak fetish... or put them in the mental hospital. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on April 11, 2012, 07:29:59 am
spammers or spambots.  The software is old enough that the automated controls are obsolete and easily bypassed.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on April 23, 2012, 09:22:23 am
Should we consider merging these three?

Congress Approves 30,000 Spy Drones Over America As US Police State Tightens
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=30298.msg379884#msg379884

U.S. opening up airspace to use of drones
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=30385.msg380680#msg380680

US skies to be full of drones
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=30683.0;topicseen
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 23, 2012, 11:19:16 am
Should we consider merging these three?

Congress Approves 30,000 Spy Drones Over America As US Police State Tightens
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=30298.msg379884#msg379884

U.S. opening up airspace to use of drones
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=30385.msg380680#msg380680

US skies to be full of drones
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=30683.0;topicseen

Sure! It would be much easier, however, if you give not just the link, but the category in which they are posted. :)

Done!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 24, 2012, 07:03:03 am
Only three spam accounts nuked this morning, and no new unactivated accounts. Something is working! :)

(Hmmmm, now I have to find some other mischief to get into... )  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 26, 2012, 08:29:24 am
Now that was interesting.  I went back and looked at quite a few accounts that had been activated in the last two weeks and found more than two DOZEN spam accounts. None had posted anything yet.

WHEW! All nuked now. But I'm going to go back even farther just for the heck of it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 26, 2012, 01:18:55 pm
Since we don't allow non-registered users to see member pages, spam in a profile never gets to the outside world, so never does the spammer any good. But nice to be rid of those unreal accounts.

Something is still making the forum slow sometimes. I'll look at the logs and see if there's any obvious guilty party that I could block somehow.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 26, 2012, 02:39:45 pm
But nice to be rid of those unreal accounts.

Something is still making the forum slow sometimes. I'll look at the logs and see if there's any obvious guilty party that I could block somehow.

Yes, please... if you can figure out what is making the pages load so slowly sometimes. I have had to wait a full minute or more sometimes, and occasionally just give up. Making Mama crazy...  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on April 27, 2012, 07:43:27 am
I am having the same issues.  I am also getting a certificate error on one of my machines I wa not getting befor- the explorer browser one- up to date too.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 27, 2012, 08:12:56 am
Strange about that certificate error. I expect people to see that, once, but I didn't change the certificate when I moved the server.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on April 27, 2012, 08:22:10 am
I included it as a just in case, I don't think it's related either.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mouse on April 28, 2012, 07:12:02 am
Thank you.  I just realised that since "the server was moved" (I think that that is what did it) the problem I was experiencing with "lines jumping all over the page", is gone.

Thank you  :hello:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 28, 2012, 07:52:01 am
Thank you.  I just realised that since "the server was moved" (I think that that is what did it) the problem I was experiencing with "lines jumping all over the page", is gone.

Thank you  :hello:

Marvelous!!! For once, a good "unintended consequence." LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on April 28, 2012, 09:06:10 am
merged 2 threads on russky paratroopers
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 01, 2012, 07:09:09 am
No spammers and no unactivated accounts. Second day. No flame wars either. I'm going to take up knitting.  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 02, 2012, 07:41:50 am
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Nothing happening. I am wondering, however.... no new activity at all for the last four days. Have we shut off ALL new members somehow?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on May 02, 2012, 07:57:00 am
I added a registration question. Maybe it's too hard? The question is "Write the digit for the number three". The answer is "3".

I tested registration. As long as you can type the captcha letters and the number "3", it works.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on May 02, 2012, 08:23:51 am
We probably don't really get as many "live" new accounts as we thought we did!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 02, 2012, 09:29:33 am
We probably don't really get as many "live" new accounts as we thought we did!

Well, that's entirely possible. I'm still watching all of the newly activated accounts each day to see if they start posting spam. It's just weird after having such a deluge each day. I'll get used to it. :)

I'd say that was a healthy minimum requirement, Bill. Let's see what happens. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on May 02, 2012, 10:19:00 am
That fixed the lag I was experienceing.........
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 03, 2012, 06:22:08 am
Deleted a new spam account.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 04, 2012, 05:44:46 am
Deleted two spammers so far today, one a new account, and one old.   Still watching several suspicious accounts with no posts yet.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 06, 2012, 10:00:01 am
Deleted three spammers today, three accounts waiting activation. Looking good. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 09, 2012, 05:00:00 pm
Three more spammers nuked. Easy peasy. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on May 12, 2012, 10:57:23 am
merged 2 threads on black boxes in cars
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 12, 2012, 11:09:20 am
Three spam accounts nuked today. Registration continues very light. It's all good. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: amagi on May 13, 2012, 12:12:18 am
Did we loose the "ignore" feature?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 13, 2012, 06:27:53 am
Did we loose the "ignore" feature?

By golly, I think you are right! I have only used that a few times in all the years and just didn't notice. I'll rattle Bill's cage and see what he did with it!! :) Shouldn't be difficult to restore.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on May 13, 2012, 09:01:23 am
That was a mod. I've found one for our version of the forum software. I installed it, and it appears to work.

I really wish SMF would build a real extension system, instead of this garbage edit-the-source-files-and-cross-your-fingers-that-you-won't-collide-with-another-mod mechanism they have now.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 13, 2012, 09:13:13 am
That was a mod. I've found one for our version of the forum software. I installed it, and it appears to work.

Still don't see it...

Quote
I really wish SMF would build a real extension system, instead of this garbage edit-the-source-files-and-cross-your-fingers-that-you-won't-collide-with-another-mod mechanism they have now.

Probably... it's all greek to me! LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on May 13, 2012, 09:19:40 am
That was a mod. I've found one for our version of the forum software. I installed it, and it appears to work.

Still don't see it...

Below each post, on the right side of the page, right next to the "Report to moderator" link, is an "Ignore" link. Click it to ignore the poster of that message.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 13, 2012, 09:24:02 am
Below each post, on the right side of the page, right next to the "Report to moderator" link, is an "Ignore" link. Click it to ignore the poster of that message.

AH!!! I was looking for the old "button" below the stuff on the left hand side. Thanks!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: amagi on May 13, 2012, 10:35:50 am
YAY thank you.  Sometimes when I ignore someone I give them another chance on a day I am in a better mood.  Then Something upsets me again and I ignore them again.  I like options. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 21, 2012, 12:29:30 pm
I keep forgetting to post actions here...  :(

Anyway, about one or two spam accounts a day now, sometimes none. All of the nutty never activated accounts are gone and we no longer have 150 "guests" at a time from Nigeria or China. The latest PITA dumped his own account, so nobody had to do anything about it. This is a goodness thing. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 22, 2012, 08:29:32 am
Split off a discussion about "stupid" from something in Money and commerce, moved new thread to General discussion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 23, 2012, 09:58:46 am
Not a danged thing going on today. No spam and no fights... kind of nice for a change. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on May 23, 2012, 11:03:36 am
Not a danged thing going on today. No spam and no fights... kind of nice for a change. :)

 ^_^
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 25, 2012, 07:49:42 am
One spammer nuked this morning. Zero accounts waiting activation. Looking good. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 26, 2012, 07:15:48 am
Three spammers nuked. Thread on chips in kids moved from police abuse to monitoring and surveillance.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 28, 2012, 02:59:05 pm
Three new accounts with identical email addresses, different IP addresses, all deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 29, 2012, 02:15:57 pm
Two spammers nuked.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 30, 2012, 07:15:18 am
Busy morning! Four spammers nuked, and some had posted their nonsense already!

Thanks to those sending mod reports. It really does help. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on June 04, 2012, 04:48:50 am
 :sign10: :spam1: :wav: :sign10: :doh:  Just cause I had too.


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Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 04, 2012, 04:54:13 am
Just one spammer this morning. Thanks to the member who sent the report. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on June 04, 2012, 04:56:17 am
awww, did you have to delete it.  It took me a while to figure out the arrow and now it points to "Infinity and beyond"..............
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 04, 2012, 05:01:13 am
awww, did you have to delete it.  It took me a while to figure out the arrow and now it points to "Infinity and beyond"..............

I'm sorry, dear. I didn't see your post until it was already deleted. I went directly to the spammer's account and deleted that.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 06, 2012, 01:23:51 pm
One little old spammer today.  :sleepy2:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 06, 2012, 03:44:19 pm
Thread hijack of wolves topic in Jefferson private boards area split off and moved to guns and gear... Sorry, Jefferson folks. I never even noticed where this thread was until now!  Look for "Pellet guns."
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 07, 2012, 06:48:21 am
One spammer and two duplicate accounts deleted.

New topic "Resilience and the Future of Everyday Life" moved to Books and literature.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 10, 2012, 07:22:50 am
One spammer deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 12, 2012, 07:33:05 am
Two spammers nuked today. One had already posted five "replies!" Busy little bot.

Also split off a discussion of pedal powered compressors from the "what did you do today" thread. Put it into the tools area.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 13, 2012, 08:31:24 am
Three spammers drop kicked into cyberspace this morning.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 22, 2012, 06:16:33 am
A spammer deleted. I almost forgot to check! :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 24, 2012, 01:20:17 pm
Split off side discussion on moving to Wyoming from Excavating The Empty Tomb - The four gospels and the Homeric tales to
http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=32.0

No spammers so far today. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on June 25, 2012, 08:31:33 am
Wondering if these might be merged?

domestic DHS TSA screening issues

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=17093.345;topicseen (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=17093.345;topicseen)

Troops on the streets of conneticut

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31045.msg387302#msg387302 (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31045.msg387302#msg387302)

Same reporting in each set of posts - that way we can find the information "together".
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on June 25, 2012, 08:54:36 am
Troublemaker. Ought 7.   :rolleyes: :mellow:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 25, 2012, 08:56:41 am
Ok by me... I'm not actually following either of them, so they looked plenty different to me. Anybody else want a merge, or object to a merge?

Wondering if these might be merged?

domestic DHS TSA screening issues

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=17093.345;topicseen (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=17093.345;topicseen)

Troops on the streets of conneticut

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31045.msg387302#msg387302 (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31045.msg387302#msg387302)

Same reporting in each set of posts - that way we can find the information "together".
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on June 30, 2012, 09:02:29 am
Ever since you moved to the new ISP the board noticeably "Browns out" about the time the east coast finishes its morning coffee.......    I sometime wait in excess of a minute just to change pages in a thread, and replys to a thread often take that long.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 01, 2012, 05:54:16 am
Ever since you moved to the new ISP the board noticeably "Browns out" about the time the east coast finishes its morning coffee.......    I sometime wait in excess of a minute just to change pages in a thread, and replys to a thread often take that long.

Yes, sometimes the pages load very slowly for me too. No where near a minute, but often much too long. We had this problem right after the switch, and I thought it was fixed, but it seems to have come back. Some folks evidently have a slower load time than I do, and that's not good.

If Bill doesn't see this post soon, I'll ask him about it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on July 01, 2012, 09:16:31 am
I see slightly higher bandwidth from 8-11am than the rest of the day, but only slightly. I added the Yandex robot to our robots.txt file, it being the most bandwidth-hogging bot. Maybe that will make a little difference.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on July 01, 2012, 09:52:48 am
I don't frequent TCF that much anymore,I ain't seen any breakdowns as of yet. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 03, 2012, 08:25:48 am
Two spammers nuked today! Fun!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 07, 2012, 06:22:34 am
One spammer and 6 never activated accounts deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 13, 2012, 08:46:07 am
Four spammers and four unactivated accounts older than 48 hours deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on July 15, 2012, 11:50:07 pm
Possible spammer? Scroll to bottom (jakehobby2):

https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29600.15#lastPost

And: https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=24456.msg388753;boardseen#new

And: https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=12438.msg388847#msg388847
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 16, 2012, 06:31:49 am
Possible spammer? Scroll to bottom (jakehobby2):

Thanks, spammer nuked. No need to post them here. Just click "report to moderator" and we'll take care of it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 18, 2012, 07:19:00 am
Four spammer accounts nuked, two "never activated" accounts more than 48 hours old deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 18, 2012, 07:25:22 am
"Un-stickied" several old topics in the Bulletin Board, since we were up to a full front page.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 18, 2012, 08:00:10 am
"Un-stickied" several old topics in the Bulletin Board, since we were up to a full front page.

Thanks! I noticed that just as I posted, and thought some could be changed, just didn't do it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 19, 2012, 06:12:00 am
2 new spam accounts nuked. Seems to be the daily average now.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 22, 2012, 05:52:14 am
Six spam accounts nuked this morning, and I forgot to mention the three from yesterday.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 30, 2012, 08:05:13 am
Spammer nuked and "Oregon criminalizes permaculture" from pre-911 area merged with an earlier thread on the same topic in general discussion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on August 08, 2012, 10:43:16 am
I'm wondering if we might want to merge these?

The "Seductive Nature" of Misleading Media

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31359.msg390240#msg390240 (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31359.msg390240#msg390240)

Army colonel ignites firestorm with article on crushing a "tea party insurgency"

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31370.0;topicseen (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31370.0;topicseen)

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 08, 2012, 11:47:16 am
I'm wondering if we might want to merge these?

The "Seductive Nature" of Misleading Media

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31359.msg390240#msg390240 (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31359.msg390240#msg390240)

Army colonel ignites firestorm with article on crushing a "tea party insurgency"

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31370.0;topicseen (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31370.0;topicseen)

Done. I've had company for three days and mostly playing hooky... :) Oh, they left and I am back to work. :) Wonderful time with them and can't wait to have them come back.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on August 08, 2012, 08:10:13 pm
Need a thread merge:

https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31376.0

https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31367.0
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 08, 2012, 10:30:33 pm
Need a thread merge:

https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31376.0

https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31367.0

looks like the same thread.
on vaca, but had a sec to stop by...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 09, 2012, 07:22:55 am
Please, please give both the link and the NAMES of the threads you think need to be merged. Saves me lots of time. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 17, 2012, 06:29:07 am
Two spammers and a few old never activated accounts deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 19, 2012, 08:47:41 am
Spammer nuked, merged two threads about the guy who was handcuffed and supposedly shot himself. Thanks for finding that original thread, mutti!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 22, 2012, 07:18:12 am
Very interesting... for the first time since the upgrade of the software, we have 23 new accounts not yet activated in the last 24 hours or so... I'll be watching them closely. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 22, 2012, 11:54:41 am
Spammer nuked... thanks to a report from a member. It really does help. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 03, 2012, 06:22:00 am
Two spammers nuked this morning, one or two since last posting here. I keep forgetting...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on September 04, 2012, 06:08:33 am
Might need a merge:

LAPD under investigation for woman's mid-arrest death  :  http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31558.msg392019

Five LAPD officers under investigation in death of woman  :  http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31537.msg391833#msg391833

Same event, different articles.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 04, 2012, 06:42:05 am
Might need a merge:

LAPD under investigation for woman's mid-arrest death  :  http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31558.msg392019

Five LAPD officers under investigation in death of woman  :  http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=31537.msg391833#msg391833

Same event, different articles.

Yep... you got it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 12, 2012, 07:15:13 am
Seems the spammers have broken the captcha code already. sigh  Nuked half a dozen spammers and a bunch of "never activated" accounts older than 48 hours... all computer generated type "ID" and email addresses.  We're suddenly getting multiple accounts started from the same IP address... all started at about the same time.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on September 12, 2012, 08:14:17 am
Sounds like someone programmed their bot specifically for us. I have changed the answer to the registration question from 3 to 5. Let's see if it slows them down.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 12, 2012, 08:35:11 am
Sounds like someone programmed their bot specifically for us. I have changed the answer to the registration question from 3 to 5. Let's see if it slows them down.

Cool! I look at least once a day anyway, but was really surprised to see the large number of questionable accounts this morning. Never thought I'd be in a race with "bots!" LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 14, 2012, 06:11:48 am
Funny how that works... :) No new bot type accounts this morning at all. Cool.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 27, 2012, 07:25:15 am
Two spammers nuked thismorning. One new account has what appears to be a personal web site link in the "sig," but it doesn't look like spam... I'll keep an eye on it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 23, 2012, 06:28:42 am
Steady increase the last few days of new accounts not activated, and a few spammers here and there.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 16, 2012, 06:07:58 am
It's been mostly quiet for a long time, very few spammers and few non-activated accounts. This morning there were three pages of mixed accounts started in the last 24 hours, mostly not activated. At least a dozen spam accounts were deleted. A very interesting thing about this is that many of those designating a location are in Europe and China and are not (so far) spam accounts! I'll be watching all of this carefully.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on November 16, 2012, 09:32:46 am
could you be getting people applying with one of the firewall bypassing tools, but need more time to claim their accounts? 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 16, 2012, 10:25:44 am
could you be getting people applying with one of the firewall bypassing tools, but need more time to claim their accounts?

I don't know what you mean. We've had maybe four or five new unactivated accounts each day since the forum upgrade until this morning. All of those I deleted in 48 hours were obviously computer generated email addresses - usually with "ugg" or "jordan" or shop till you drop type words in them.

We suddenly had three PAGES of them today... something like 75 accounts, all started within the last 24 yours. At least a dozen were outright spam, no question. Those I deleted immediately.

I suspect that the spambots have figured out how to get around the captcha, that's all.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on November 17, 2012, 05:40:01 am
People using TOR to get around a national firewall or something, but having to keep moving aroundto avoid tracking of some sort........  They might be doing the random day of the week, random cafe' thing to avoid whatever police and it would take time to get back around to verify ownership.........

If you are sure that it is spam, then by all means flush them.  You have been doing all that long enough to have a "Feel" for it.......
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 17, 2012, 07:43:15 am
People using TOR to get around a national firewall or something, but having to keep moving aroundto avoid tracking of some sort........  They might be doing the random day of the week, random cafe' thing to avoid whatever police and it would take time to get back around to verify ownership.........

If you are sure that it is spam, then by all means flush them.  You have been doing all that long enough to have a "Feel" for it.......

If people are doing that, no problem... It shouldn't stop them from making an introductory post and most certainly doesn't prevent them from choosing an ID/email address that doesn't include spam words and symbols.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 17, 2012, 09:07:24 am
A good two dozen obvious spam accounts deleted. 126 accounts awaiting activation. Dozens of new accounts activated from around the world in the last week. I do hope they speak English and will join in our discussions at some point.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 18, 2012, 06:50:04 am
At least 50 spam accounts deleted this morning, along with nearly 100 never activated accounts more than 48 yours old. Most of THEM were obviously spam as well.

We need a stronger captcha. The bots work much faster than I can. sigh
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 21, 2012, 06:18:48 am
Lost track, but at least another 50 spam accounts, both activated and non activated deleted. Another two pages of non activated more than 48 hours old deleted. More and more accounts from all over the world seem valid... but no activity. strange.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 21, 2012, 10:45:18 am
Changed the captcha to "The Second Amendment supports the right to keep and bear what (4 letters, starts with A)?" Hopefully not too hard for real humans.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 21, 2012, 12:13:11 pm
Changed the captcha to "The Second Amendment supports the right to keep and bear what (4 letters, starts with A)?" Hopefully not too hard for real humans.

Well, seems far too easy to me.. LOL I just hope that will be too much for the bots. Getting to be a big pain again. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 21, 2012, 01:45:14 pm
Well. It's gotta be easy for a human. Or the real new forum members won't be able to get in. I think the bot programmers occasionally peruse our captcha and program it into their bots. Hence the big reduction when I change it, and learning to get through later.

I am reminded of an old joke...

Why is it hard to design bear-proof garbage cans for parks?
Because there's an overlap in intelligence between the smartest bear and the dumbest tourist.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 21, 2012, 02:29:48 pm
Because there's an overlap in intelligence between the smartest bear and the dumbest tourist.

There is that... :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 21, 2012, 04:32:37 pm
Thanks you two for keeping on top of it. My available time has temporarily dwindled. Too many irons in the fire.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 21, 2012, 04:37:34 pm
Thanks you two for keeping on top of it. My available time has temporarily dwindled. Too many irons in the fire.

No problem, dear. When I retired I took most of my irons out and selected a very few that I really wanted to keep. Most of them spit projectiles of one sort or another - which is as close to the fire as I let them get. LOL But I always have time for TMM. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 23, 2012, 06:02:32 am
That did the trick! Zero new "non activated" accounts this morning. I went back 7 pages and found/deleted a few spam accounts I'd missed in the crush the last few days, but it's pretty well cleaned up now. Thanks!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 30, 2012, 04:23:55 pm
Well, that didn't take long. Four spammers nuked today, and four "never activated" accounts since yesterday morning. I'm watching...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on January 07, 2013, 07:41:08 pm
I don't know if this is helpful or not and I really hope we don't need it But I found this on the webz the other day and thought I'd share.

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 08, 2013, 06:07:44 am
I don't know if this is helpful or not and I really hope we don't need it But I found this on the webz the other day and thought I'd share.

Hey! Good one. I've added it to my personal file. I'm sure it's too big to add to the smileys, but maybe Bill can tell us.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on January 08, 2013, 07:45:25 am
Technically, we can add anything to the smileys. Large images tend to overwhelm the pop-up menu, though.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 08, 2013, 07:52:00 am
Technically, we can add anything to the smileys. Large images tend to overwhelm the pop-up menu, though.

Well, let's not overwhelm the menu. It's got a lot of deadwood in it already. We can hope that there would be very little use for this new one... I'm certainly going to use it if I MUST... but hope I never need to. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on January 08, 2013, 09:06:23 am
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29824.msg399021#msg399021

spam - wouldn't let me "auto notify".
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 08, 2013, 09:36:05 am
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=29824.msg399021#msg399021

spam - wouldn't let me "auto notify".

No idea what's going on there. Hope Bill will reply.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on January 08, 2013, 09:53:14 am
I nuked the post and spammer soon after reading this. By "auto notify", I think mutti means reporting a post. I'll try reporting this one to see if it works.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on January 08, 2013, 09:54:37 am
I clicked the "Report to moderator" link and typed a message. Got an email soon thereafter containing my comment.

Bottom line: works for me.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mutti on January 08, 2013, 10:03:35 am
I clicked the "Report to moderator" link and typed a message. Got an email soon thereafter containing my comment.

Bottom line: works for me.

I now see that in the lower right - guess it was an operator error. Thanks for checking
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on January 17, 2013, 08:43:01 am
Locked a thread that had devolved into name-calling.

Sent warnings to those who have continued or are edging towards name-calling again.


There are millions of places on the web where people can throw poop at each other.  This is not one of them.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on January 30, 2013, 01:43:46 pm
This seems to be duplicated, though only slightly different from one another:

Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm
http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=32322.0

and

A story about guns and fools, and fools without guns
http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=32323.0
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 30, 2013, 02:01:06 pm
This seems to be duplicated, though only slightly different from one another:

Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm
http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=32322.0

and

A story about guns and fools, and fools without guns
http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=32323.0

Thanks. He started a new thread on the same subject after I changed the title in the subject line... No idea why. Duplicate deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on February 04, 2013, 06:23:15 am
Deleted personal attacks in "A story about guns and fools, and fools without guns"
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 04, 2013, 03:28:48 pm
Deleted more unnecessary personal attacks and whining from the same thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on February 04, 2013, 03:30:44 pm
Deleted more unnecessary personal attacks and whining from the same thread.
Maybe it's time to delete the user as well. I'm sure that enough warnings have been given already.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 04, 2013, 04:59:25 pm
Deleted more unnecessary personal attacks and whining from the same thread.
Maybe it's time to delete the user as well. I'm sure that enough warnings have been given already.

That's something that will require action by all the admin and mods together. It hasn't risen to that level yet. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 06, 2013, 06:08:11 am
Deleted first spam account in ages. Will have to look at it more often again.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 08, 2013, 05:01:06 pm
Another spam account nuked... and I unstickied two items in "Writer's Block." They'd had no activity in three or four years.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: knobster on February 09, 2013, 08:44:29 am
Another spam account nuked... and I unstickied two items in "Writer's Block." They'd had no activity in three or four years.

I am like your forum and look forward to posting in future.  Pleese in kepping me updated.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2013, 09:28:11 am
I am like your forum and look forward to posting in future.  Pleese in kepping me updated.

You are so funny. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on February 10, 2013, 09:05:06 am
Another spam account nuked... and I unstickied two items in "Writer's Block." They'd had no activity in three or four years.

I am like your forum and look forward to posting in future.  Pleese in kepping me updated.
^_^ ^_^ ^_^ ^_^
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 14, 2013, 06:17:33 am
One spam account nuked this morning.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 16, 2013, 07:43:44 am
One new spam account nuked.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 20, 2013, 07:16:45 am
One old account, never activated, and one spam account nuked. Another new account has this in the sig. line, but appears to be something TMM folks might appreciate. http://www.ecomarkeorganics.com/ 

If one of the tech folks would check it out...  I'd appreciate it. Seems ok to me, but what do I know?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on February 20, 2013, 07:32:24 am
It is the spammers way of marketing his website, I would not patronize the place on the principle he did the equivalent of entering my house and left a business card setting on the desk......
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 20, 2013, 08:49:07 am
It is the spammers way of marketing his website, I would not patronize the place on the principle he did the equivalent of entering my house and left a business card setting on the desk......

Yeah, that was my first reaction as well. Just the fact that he used the product name as his membership ID is telling. I'll watch it...  If he gets cute, I'll boot his ass.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 23, 2013, 07:11:43 am
Two spammers nuked.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 26, 2013, 07:48:13 am
Two more spammers nuked.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on February 27, 2013, 01:53:13 am
I canned some clown last night that posted a cheap viagra advertisement on this forum........
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on February 27, 2013, 01:54:15 am
*LMAO*.....best part was....he was online here when I canned him
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 27, 2013, 06:11:46 am
*LMAO*.....best part was....he was online here when I canned him

OOOH, that's fun. I only got to do that once before. Tee hee...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gunslinger598 on February 27, 2013, 09:53:23 am
Who needs viagra anyway?  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 05, 2013, 09:46:33 am
Another spammer nuked.  Not on line at the time. Dang...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 09, 2013, 06:42:49 am
Deleted new account that had made five gibberish posts in a few minutes, all to old threads. No spam, but I suspect that would have come soon.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Speaker on March 10, 2013, 02:55:50 pm
Deleted new account that had made five gibberish posts in a few minutes, all to old threads. No spam, but I suspect that would have come soon.

That thar WAS spam.

ovbiereohrbksoigiaherejbtvkvscbnclpruyefbm;ldsehn!


Speaker
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 10, 2013, 03:03:06 pm

That thar WAS spam.

I only count posts/accounts with commercial or porno links as actual "spam." Everything else is a matter of interpretation.

Being merely inarticulate is not automatically grounds for nuking.. but there are limits. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on March 13, 2013, 11:40:35 am
Moderators - I am tad frustrated at the moment.... I started a thread, a worthy topic IMHO that has quickly degenerated into derogatory and deliberate inflammatory comments. While there are obviously topics that are more controversial, if only because folks are so emotionally invested in their beliefs, for the love of Pete! Can decorum ever be followed?! On the one hand, I don't wish to be the arbitrator for folks that should, but cannot control themselves. On the other hand, I wish to have just one freakin' thread in which civility rules! Is the only option to remove the thread I started entirely; or could a new thread be created and titled, something like, oh I dunno, "bitch about religion and faith and the folks who cherish it here"? so that the thread I created to have a reasonable, mature discussion isn't highjacked with such blatant hostility?!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 13, 2013, 11:47:29 am
Moderators - I am tad frustrated at the moment.... I started a thread, a worthy topic IMHO that has quickly degenerated into derogatory and deliberate inflammatory comments. While there are obviously topics that are more controversial, if only because folks are so emotionally invested in their beliefs, for the love of Pete! Can decorum ever be followed?! On the one hand, I don't wish to be the arbitrator for folks that should, but cannot control themselves. On the other hand, I wish to have just one freakin' thread in which civility rules! Is the only option to remove the thread I started entirely; or could a new thread be created and titled, something like, oh I dunno, "bitch about religion and faith and the folks who cherish it here"? so that the thread I created to have a reasonable, mature discussion isn't highjacked with such blatant hostility?!

I hear you, but if you post a topic on the board, it's open to anyone to make any comments they wish. There just isn't any way to censor it, even if that was a good thing. Considering the contention every such thread attracts, I suspect it would be far more productive for you and some others if you asked those who share your views - or wished to discuss them rationally - to join you in a private message discussion. You can CC a private message to as many members as you wish, and control both the content and who contributes. You just can't do that on the open boards, sorry.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on March 13, 2013, 12:03:34 pm
Yes, I understand about censoring others. Just wasn't sure of there was any recourse for the originator of the thread to have any kind of, "creative rights" (?). As for PM'ing, while that's certainly an option, it seems to me that I would be the one being censored so to speak in that I have to "hide" my thoughts, opinions, comments and desire to share great, thought provoking ideas from the public. Besides, there are folks who read this site without registering and I think it's good to have certain topics and articles posted for them as well. Well, that's why I suggested a thread for folks to go to when they feel the need to share their thoughts about why they don't like religion/faith or folks who do. Very frustrating that there cannot be just one freakin' thread in which civility is maintained....  :angry:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on March 13, 2013, 12:06:07 pm
PS - Thanks for letting me "vent!"  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gunslinger598 on March 13, 2013, 12:28:12 pm
The same thing is happening all over the world and has been for ages.

Believers are expected to keep quiet while non believers spout off often portraying to be non believers so than can continue in their way of  life that " goes against the word"

Anyway, believers know this and will read  through  what you post no matter what  attacks come. It's been foretold these things will happen.

Keep up posting!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 13, 2013, 02:10:58 pm
Everyone gets to have their say, and the only line is personal attacks at some point. I KNOW it is frustrating, but there really isn't any remedy except to ignore posts that do not benefit you in some way.  I don't understand why anyone wants to argue about it, really, but a lot of people do and that's just life.

gunslinger598, "believers" are no more expected to keep quiet than atheists or anyone else - just depends on where and when the remarks are made. There are some, in each camp, who think nobody else should be able to speak, or think it is somehow their job to argue with everyone else. I don't know how they expect to change other people's minds with insults and nastiness, of course....  I don't know how to stop that outside of strict censoring and control... and that's not what TMM is about, of course.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on March 13, 2013, 03:14:54 pm
I would suggest using the "ignore" button. That way, you don't even see the post at all unless you choose to. I have used it once....Just once....I'm glad that I did.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gunslinger598 on March 13, 2013, 03:50:35 pm
Just for claification

"Expected to keep quiet" wasn't directed at this board, but in general throughout the world. It may, or may not include some folks who frequent here.

I will continue to read & support Christain post. That was my intent in my  original post. Never to stop opposing views.

Then we can each make choices which we want to read, or participate in. Hopefully in a civil manner.

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 13, 2013, 04:21:19 pm
Then we can each make choices which we want to read, or participate in. Hopefully in a civil manner.

We wish...  but I'm afraid that's not likely as long as folks feel the need to evangelize. Some people seem to see that as aggression, and react accordingly. I don't know the answer... Just wish everyone would stay out of discussions if they can't live and let live.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gunslinger598 on March 13, 2013, 07:11:27 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Clip Johnson on March 13, 2013, 07:55:53 pm
Moderators - I am tad frustrated at the moment.... I started a thread, a worthy topic IMHO that has quickly degenerated into derogatory and deliberate inflammatory comments. While there are obviously topics that are more controversial, if only because folks are so emotionally invested in their beliefs, for the love of Pete! Can decorum ever be followed?! On the one hand, I don't wish to be the arbitrator for folks that should, but cannot control themselves. On the other hand, I wish to have just one freakin' thread in which civility rules! Is the only option to remove the thread I started entirely; or could a new thread be created and titled, something like, oh I dunno, "bitch about religion and faith and the folks who cherish it here"? so that the thread I created to have a reasonable, mature discussion isn't highjacked with such blatant hostility?!

No worries Moonbeam, at least not with me, as I am simply going to ignore specific posts by specific individuals that use their own brand of censorship. I am not intimidated, nor will I cease to speak on such matters, particularly if asked. I just will not engage in any further attempts to discuss/debate these hot-button topics with anyone exhibiting they're incapable of carrying on a rational, civil discussion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 17, 2013, 06:20:11 am
One spammer nuked.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 18, 2013, 06:08:28 am
Nuked three spammers and I'm watching an account that seems suspect.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on March 19, 2013, 09:22:26 pm
THANKS ML, For all of the hours you put in helping keep the place "Neat".
It shows.

Well Done.

g
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 20, 2013, 08:12:22 am
THANKS ML, For all of the hours you put in helping keep the place "Neat".
It shows.

Well Done.

g

Bless you, my friend. I'm really glad I have the time. Major bucket and mop stuff at first... Did you know there were something like 70 PAGES of unactivated accounts and hundreds of spam accounts that had never posted anything? Some were many years old! Took a while to delete all of those and look through the rest to weed out problems, but I eventually got done. Still would like to dump all of the accounts with more than a year or two with zero activity and posts... but nobody else wants to do that, so they remain.

These days I just run through with a duster each morning and keep an eye on certain accounts just to head off trouble if possible. Don't need to get out the fly swatter often anymore.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on March 21, 2013, 09:15:46 am
the 12 gauge flyswatter?  Spam is pretty gnarly........
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 21, 2013, 09:18:40 am
the 12 gauge flyswatter?  Spam is pretty gnarly........

Well, my 20 gauge does a good job. Old ladies don't do well with the 12. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on March 21, 2013, 09:40:24 am
the 12 gauge flyswatter?  Spam is pretty gnarly........

Well, my 20 gauge does a good job. Old ladies don't do well with the 12. LOL

I've always wondered about that. My son did fine with a 12 gauge when he was 12 years old, and not much if any bigger than an old lady. But he wasn't shooting the magnum 00 buck or slugs that I keep in my self defense shotgun, just bird shot.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 21, 2013, 09:48:57 am
I've always wondered about that. My son did fine with a 12 gauge when he was 12 years old, and not much if any bigger than an old lady. But he wasn't shooting the magnum 00 buck or slugs that I keep in my self defense shotgun, just bird shot.

I don't know about anyone else, but the times I've tried to shoot a 12... I got knocked on my butt. I don't remember what the shot type was either.  I can't see how the 20 gauge would be any less effective in a defensive situation. I did just fine with a .410 after all. :)

When I was 15 years old, I fell down a flight of concrete steps and broke my back in two places. I'm very fortunate that I was ever able to even walk again. That might just have something to do with it in my case. :)

Fifty one years later, I'm STILL lucky to be able to walk, let alone fire all the guns I'm comfortable with. I shoot a Marlin 30-30 with no problems, and the M1 .30 carbine is lots of fun to shoot...  I just do not see any need for a 12 gauge shotgun.   ^_^

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 22, 2013, 08:38:03 am
Two more spammers nuked... 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 14, 2013, 07:46:31 am
Spammer account deleted today, and one yesterday. Forgot to post it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 15, 2013, 03:25:08 pm
Merged two threads on Boston explosions.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 21, 2013, 08:18:03 am
Split off discussion of blades and swords in "Christians and War," then moved it to general discussion.

Two spammers nuked yesterday... forgot to post here.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 22, 2013, 06:09:19 am
Two more spammers nuked this morning.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 24, 2013, 07:00:37 am
Seem to be two spammers a day now... Two this morning with identical numbers.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: padre29 on May 03, 2013, 10:53:33 am

Quick question, I'm migrating laptops atm and need to change my password, how do I manage to do it?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 03, 2013, 11:51:32 am
Look at the top line menu: home -  search - profile... place curson on Profile.  Dropdown menu will show "account settings" Click on that. Scroll down to "change password." Enter new password twice, Click box that says "change profile."  Done.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: padre29 on May 03, 2013, 03:03:22 pm

Ah ML, problem is I've forgotten my current password!

Mr Dare reset for me when my account was hacked and I don't recall what it is now.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 03, 2013, 03:31:48 pm

Ah ML, problem is I've forgotten my current password!

Mr Dare reset for me when my account was hacked and I don't recall what it is now.

Oh, ok. Click onto the "log in"  page.  Top menu...

There is a link that says, "forgot your password?"  Click on that. You will be sent a new password in email. (Must be the email address you used to register originally.) Use that password to access you profile, then change it if you like.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 18, 2013, 06:39:57 am
Forgot to post this yesterday... had three new accounts with the same IP address: 103.21.52.238. Nuked them. Today, there are three more, identical IP - 103.21.52.238. Nuked them too...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 21, 2013, 06:29:45 am
Business picking up lately... two more new accounts at that same IP address nuked this morning, along with three other spammers.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on May 26, 2013, 10:15:30 am
any reason we shouldn't just nuke that ip?
sorry I have been somewhat absent lately. Fighting with myself about the IRS. Time is being taken from me.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 26, 2013, 10:21:59 am
any reason we shouldn't just nuke that ip?
sorry I have been somewhat absent lately. Fighting with myself about the IRS. Time is being taken from me.

Fight the IRS, not yourself. :)

No reason not to nuke it... I just don't know how to do that. :) Seems they got the message since it hasn't shown up the last few days.  But if you want, be my guest. :)

On another subject, Yuki has created another account, calling himself "Tipitaka."  Same IP address. PM sent requesting he delete one or the other account. The silly games are getting to be a bit much.

Update: "Tipitaka" has come out as formerly "Yuki."  Old account deleted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 28, 2013, 08:48:09 am
Nuked two spam accounts and two with multiple posts that were gibberish.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on June 12, 2013, 08:52:28 pm
WOW! That took some balls! Now where's that nuke button? :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 13, 2013, 06:14:41 am
Busy this morning... nuked three new spam accounts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 05, 2013, 09:49:44 am
Nuked new account. Eight nonsense posts in a few hours.

Deleted duplicate thread on the poppy seed bagel baby theft caper.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on July 13, 2013, 06:48:30 am
Nuked a spammer promoting wifi and cell phone jammers.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on July 13, 2013, 06:57:19 am
I figured he was one of "Those"
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 13, 2013, 07:15:09 am
Nuked a spammer promoting wifi and cell phone jammers.

Thanks, I've nuked quite a few of those the last week or so. :)  They never give up.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 17, 2013, 06:52:45 am
Nuked another spammer using links to "cell phone jammers" crap. Please do not click on these links - might be serious malware downloaded to your machine! Please report such posts immediately.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 20, 2013, 06:37:41 am
Nuked spam account. And thanks for all the reporting this morning... and to whoever nuked that one. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Silver on July 21, 2013, 08:10:21 am
ML,

I just wanted to thank you for your tireless efforts.  I've done spam patrol.  It never ends, and they get more clever as time passes.  Your efforts and those of the other mods make this a safe and pleasant place to visit.  Thank you.

Peace,

Silver
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 21, 2013, 08:14:07 am
ML,

I just wanted to thank you for your tireless efforts.  I've done spam patrol.  It never ends, and they get more clever as time passes.  Your efforts and those of the other mods make this a safe and pleasant place to visit.  Thank you.

Peace,

Silver

Thank you, dear. I'm just glad I have the time and skills required to be of some help to my community here. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 24, 2013, 03:40:21 pm
We're back to at least one, sometimes two or three spam accounts nuked each day. I don't always remember to post here. We've had an alert that "Gunkid" is lurking on fora and message boards again, so please don't hesitate to report any suspicious new accounts.

<Grumble, grumble... now, where did I put that can of RAID?>
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gunslinger598 on July 24, 2013, 04:33:54 pm
Maybe I need a new handle so no one confuses me with that person
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: FDD on July 24, 2013, 04:43:07 pm
Maybe I need a new handle so no one confuses me with that person

Not a chance that will happen Bro.

Dawg
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: gunslinger598 on July 24, 2013, 04:45:42 pm
That's ok I can be found by this one all over ......
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 25, 2013, 05:42:42 am
Thanks to whomever nuked the account of CalebMcanelly. We are getting more and more spammers these days. Thanks to those who are reporting them.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on July 25, 2013, 09:27:37 am
I nuked CalebMcanelly and one other on my iPhone in bed this morning. I rarely bother to post notices here unless I remember them (or are reminded) when I get to my desk.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 25, 2013, 09:44:13 am
I nuked CalebMcanelly and one other on my iPhone in bed this morning. I rarely bother to post notices here unless I remember them (or are reminded) when I get to my desk.

Gads... I'm so glad I can't access the internet from bed with a telephone. I'd never get anything else done! LOL

Thanks, dear. And I forget to post notices here most of the time myself. Nuking them is fun, but who wants to do the paperwork? :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 30, 2013, 06:58:24 am
Nuked another spam account. At least one a day now. Most seem to come from an ISP starting with 103.

I'm watching....
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: knobster on July 30, 2013, 05:11:36 pm
Nuked another spam account. At least one a day now. Most seem to come from an ISP starting with 103.

I'm watching....

I am liking this forum adn thank you for teh info.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 30, 2013, 05:34:06 pm
Nuked another spam account. At least one a day now. Most seem to come from an ISP starting with 103.

I'm watching....

I am liking this forum adn thank you for teh info.
:sign10:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 23, 2013, 06:20:39 am
It's been very quiet in the spammer department lately. But please keep watch. I'll be gone most of the next two days. Gun class today and out of town much of tomorrow. Please use the "report to moderator" link if you see a suspect post. It goes to all the moderators, not just me.

Have fun, and I'll be BACK! LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on August 23, 2013, 03:07:44 pm


Have fun, and I'll be BACK! LOL
Thanks for the warning!

:laugh: I joke, I joke! I kid, I kid! :laugh:

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 25, 2013, 06:13:14 am
Handfull of spam accounts deleted this morning. New wave coming in, I guess. Will have to keep closer watch again.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 30, 2013, 07:16:56 am
More spam accounts deleted. They are getting a bit more creative with the user names, but five in a row with the same ISP gives it away.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 30, 2013, 12:45:57 pm
New rush of spammers and those who start multiple accounts with the same ISP... all back to back.  Nuked them, every one. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on October 31, 2013, 06:34:10 am
30th of every month.......
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 31, 2013, 06:47:24 am
30th of every month.......

Looking back, that seems to be true this year. A wave of spam near the end of each month. Strange.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on October 31, 2013, 12:27:21 pm
30th of every month.......

Looking back, that seems to be true this year. A wave of spam near the end of each month. Strange.
Maybe TMM needs some "hygiene" products to take care of the "monthly problems". :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 31, 2013, 01:06:11 pm
Maybe TMM needs some "hygiene" products to take care of the "monthly problems". :laugh:

That's my job. :) I love pushing the "nuke" button.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on October 31, 2013, 02:52:22 pm
Maybe TMM needs some "hygiene" products to take care of the "monthly problems". :laugh:

That's my job. :) I love pushing the "nuke" button.
  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: FDD on October 31, 2013, 04:22:29 pm
So "nuke" takes care of Martha monthly?    ^_^
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on November 22, 2013, 07:35:44 am
Removed two abusive posts in the General forum.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 22, 2013, 07:48:24 am
Removed two abusive posts in the General forum.

Thanks! Who are we talking about... I must have missed this.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on November 22, 2013, 08:11:03 am
StillAGhost, naturally.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 22, 2013, 08:33:42 am
StillAGhost, naturally.

Ah, yes. I was watching him. Didn't see anything red hot... but no problem.

I didn't look at the membership lists yesterday, and maybe Wed. either... new clients and new projects, you know how it goes. Anyway, we have suddenly had four PAGES of new accounts, many from all over the world (who knows) and I just wiped about 30 confirmed spammers. We have 27 never activated in the last two days. Will be watching all of them much more closely.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on November 22, 2013, 08:44:35 am
Monthly surveillance lurkers? :ph34r:   I am surprised we aren't more watched or harassed given the way or discussions frequently go.......
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 22, 2013, 08:57:12 am
Monthly surveillance lurkers? :ph34r:   I am surprised we aren't more watched or harassed given the way or discussions frequently go.......

It comes in waves. I don't think these are "watchers," mostly just spammers. Most have likely computer generated email addresses, all numbers and nonsense. I don't nuke them unless they post spam, or have obvious spam in the "signature." I nuke all with identical ISP numbers, however, without further consideration. The new accounts have 48 hours to activate their accounts, or they are also nuked.

When I started this gig, we had 79 PAGES of spam and never activated accounts. It took me days to go through them and remove the crap. Every once in a while we get another rush of them, but I try to stay on top of it.  We change our captcha code and it fades for a while too.  I don't mind. As my late husband used to tease me... it's good I keep busy. Keeps me out of the biker bars. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 23, 2013, 08:13:24 am
TMM is under a serious spambot attack. There are at least 100 new accounts this morning, and I've already deleted several dozen spammers, three pages to go (about 75 new accounts) and I've not even started on the timed out never activated things from yesterday.

Bill, if you see this, we need a new captcha at the very least... a much stronger one, please.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on November 23, 2013, 09:48:27 am
I just deleted a whole mess of them with .ru email address, never activated or posted.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 23, 2013, 10:16:39 am
I just deleted a whole mess of them with .ru email address, never activated or posted.

Please don't do that!!! I have a protocol and I think it is important to follow it.

Not just Russia, but all over the world. I'm aware and watching them. I think it is important to follow our own rules, just in case even one of them is legitimate. I would suggest that anyone, especially with a foreign ISP, post SOMETHING immediately after activating their account, just so we know you are a real person. Otherwise, my "delete" key finger gets itchy...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 24, 2013, 06:04:32 am
Set a new captcha question and deleted dozens of old "never activated" accounts, as well as dozens more spam accounts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 26, 2013, 05:51:25 am
Three spammers and the last of the old "never activated" accounts deleted. Looks like the new captcha question is holding off the ravening beasts now.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 27, 2013, 06:03:12 am
Another dozen or so spammers deleted. No more "never activated," so the captcha is working again.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Bill on November 27, 2013, 02:06:19 pm
Three spammers and the last of the old "never activated" accounts deleted. Looks like the new captcha question is holding off the ravening beasts now.

Our experience at The Survival Podcast Forum is that the plain-English captcha questions are the most effective tool for reducing spammer registrations -- but they do need to be changed every few months.  I'm pretty sure the spammers maintain databases of these questions and answers, so they can automate registration.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 27, 2013, 02:20:43 pm

Our experience at The Survival Podcast Forum is that the plain-English captcha questions are the most effective tool for reducing spammer registrations -- but they do need to be changed every few months.  I'm pretty sure the spammers maintain databases of these questions and answers, so they can automate registration.

Ok, now that I know how to do that I can manage it. Just have to think of that when the spammers come back. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 06, 2013, 03:12:07 pm
Deleted duplicate thread on 80th anniversary of prohibition.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bullypulpit on December 10, 2013, 11:37:22 pm
Hi, I am new to the site, I have never contributed to a site like this, I read about the forum on Survivalblog.com. I am interested in learning more about making both myself and my family more safe, secure and prepared. I am also interested in making friends and meeting new people that are like minded, can anyone help me understand how to navigate the site and become proficient in using the forum? Thank you,
Bully Pulpit
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 11, 2013, 05:40:21 am
Hi, I am new to the site, I have never contributed to a site like this, I read about the forum on Survivalblog.com. I am interested in learning more about making both myself and my family more safe, secure and prepared. I am also interested in making friends and meeting new people that are like minded, can anyone help me understand how to navigate the site and become proficient in using the forum? Thank you,
Bully Pulpit

Welcome! Post your introduction to this thread: http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=12260.0

Then read as much of the forum as you can manage. That way you'll get to know us a little better, and have a good idea what's already been posted here. Don't be afraid to make comments, but be prepared to be challenged often. We're a rough and tumble bunch at times, so hang on tight! :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 16, 2013, 05:55:44 am
Thanks to all who reported the spambot! He's nuked.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 05, 2014, 07:21:42 am
So little spam these days, I forget to post about the one or two that get deleted. A new one today, but nice not to have the flood of bots we used to have. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 28, 2014, 08:58:55 am
Warwulf has been banned for violation of user agreement. No discernible contributions to the TMM community. 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on June 28, 2014, 04:27:49 pm
Warwulf has been banned for violation of user agreement. No discernible contributions to the TMM community.
WOW! When was the last time that THAT happened? :thrshocker:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Mr. Bill on June 28, 2014, 09:54:43 pm
Warwulf has been banned for violation of user agreement. No discernible contributions to the TMM community.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on July 04, 2014, 06:07:40 pm
Warwulf has been banned for violation of user agreement. No discernible contributions to the TMM community.

That was quick. Wasn't s/he a new member just this month? It seems we owe you yet another pay raise ML.  So how much, exactly, is $0 + $0 ? Oh wait I've got it $00. See you're already up into the double digits. Woo - eee!

Thanks ML.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 05, 2014, 07:05:04 am
Oh wait I've got it $00. See you're already up into the double digits. Woo - eee!

Thanks ML.

My pleasure.   LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: slidemansailor on August 17, 2014, 11:08:06 am
Thank you for your quick application of cool, clear water and the hot embers of stupid comments.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 17, 2014, 11:57:33 am
Thank you for your quick application of cool, clear water and the hot embers of stupid comments.

Thanks... I'd really rather not get involved, BUT...  newcomers please take special note:

[rant] - we've had weeks of relative peace and decent conversation here, and it was really nice. I made up my mind I wasn't going to play the flame game again - and I'm including myself! We're all tempted to say something hot headed at times.... I'm all done warning people or trying to talk sense into them. From now on, personal attacks will be deleted, without prejudice. And since I've got the delete button, I'm not likely to entertain arguments about it from anyone but fellow administrators.  I don't think anyone here is really confused about what a personal attack looks like either.  If anyone really, truly feels they must engage in it, for whatever reason, take it to personal messages.

[/rant]

And I hope regular members will help me by flagging such. I don't visit every thread, by any means.

Mama, over and out.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Who...me? on August 17, 2014, 01:59:29 pm
I think we need a post named "The Pissing Contest"   so those that want to take offence and every little thing can go there and have at it.  :rolleyes:  Seems like almost every post ends up that way. 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 17, 2014, 02:15:54 pm
I think we need a post named "The Pissing Contest"   so those that want to take offence and every little thing can go there and have at it.  :rolleyes:  Seems like almost every post ends up that way.

Actually, very few threads turn into pissing contests. I think the majority of members are very aware and careful of that. A few hotheads are unavoidable in an open forum.  I think the private message is the best solution for pissing contests... but I also bet it doesn't happen very often either. Probably no fun if nobody else reads it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: FDD on August 17, 2014, 02:42:53 pm
many moons ago.
George's place was set up for this very thing with George moderating it.

I liked George, but you had to have a very thick skin to go there.
But if you wanted to fight, that was the place for it.

George is gone, bless his soul, So who has the very thick skin to step into his shoes?

Dawg
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 17, 2014, 03:26:19 pm
many moons ago.
George's place was set up for this very thing with George moderating it.

I liked George, but you had to have a very thick skin to go there.
But if you wanted to fight, that was the place for it.

George is gone, bless his soul, So who has the very thick skin to step into his shoes?

Dawg

Never even looked at that section (I was warned), but that might be a solution. Is it possible "Still a ghost" would be willing to moderate that area? Great idea. I promise never to look... even if someone is reporting bloody murder. You'd be on your own, boys.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 17, 2014, 04:27:39 pm
Korben's account has been deleted per his request. He further requests that any reference to his location be deleted. I'm not going looking for it, but maybe gooch will look on the "where we are" thread to see if it's there. Let me know if you need help to modify it... can't remember what tools you have.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on August 24, 2014, 09:27:44 am
George is gone, bless his soul, So who has the very thick skin to step into his shoes?

I have thick skin, but no desire to moderate firebrands. And I could never step into George's shoes. Swimming from one side to the other would tax my meager capabilities.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on August 26, 2014, 03:14:25 pm
Korben's account has been deleted per his request. He further requests that any reference to his location be deleted. I'm not going looking for it, but maybe gooch will look on the "where we are" thread to see if it's there. Let me know if you need help to modify it... can't remember what tools you have.

Already done per his request via PM.

On that one thread I am listed as "Owner" and able to modify posts. [I think ... the only one I ever touch is the Listing itself so I really don't know if I have any "Other" permissions there.

His PM said that TMM has "failed him" so I have no idea what the 5 W's were in his case.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: FDD on March 22, 2015, 11:24:22 am
Mods, would you please combined threads

 A series of drills to work with......OMG! 
and
I am Forever

in the Guns and Gear area

they are the same thing.

Dawg
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 22, 2015, 11:55:29 am
Mods, would you please combined threads

 A series of drills to work with......OMG! 
and
I am Forever

in the Guns and Gear area

they are the same thing.

Dawg

I will if I can find them. Don't visit that section much, so am not familiar with this... but I'll look.  Would help next time if you (any you) could give me the actual links. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Rarick on March 23, 2015, 10:35:57 am
Aja!  That explains the error linking to the thread I started......yes they are the same thing.  I thought I did something WRONG for a second there:(
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 04, 2015, 10:50:57 am
Account of 1samuel8 has been deleted for ongoing violations of membership agreement. We gave this person plenty of opportunity to actually contribute something, and there was no indication of interest in doing so.

All future manifestations of this persona will be deleted as soon as detected. TMM members are urged to participate.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on June 04, 2015, 01:59:03 pm
Thought it was me. Ought 7.  :shakehead:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 04, 2015, 02:03:53 pm
Thought it was me. Ought 7.  :shakehead:

Why? You planning a flame war or something? LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on June 04, 2015, 10:32:02 pm
Account of 1samuel8 has been deleted for ongoing violations of membership agreement. We gave this person plenty of opportunity to actually contribute something, and there was no indication of interest in doing so.

All future manifestations of this persona will be deleted as soon as detected. TMM members are urged to participate.

Thanks ML.
My level of exasperation was reaching its critical mark.

This is/was the kind of troll I dislike the most.
He-she-it wanted a flame war but wouldn't respond when SaG tried to drag him-her-it out into the light where he-she-it could be squashed like the insect it is/was.

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 05, 2015, 05:37:41 am
Thanks ML.
My level of exasperation was reaching its critical mark.

This is/was the kind of troll I dislike the most.
He-she-it wanted a flame war but wouldn't respond when SaG tried to drag him-her-it out into the light where he-she-it could be squashed like the insect it is/was.

Unfortunately, what'shisshitface will be back. These trolls love to be dragged out, and there isn't any way to squash them except by ignoring them. Since several folks here seem to enjoy feeding them, there's little I can do but delete the troll accounts as soon as they violate the membership agreement/are not contributing to the Mental Militia community. And yes, that's a judgment call because almost all of us violate that agreement to some extent, and rational contributions are not cut and dried either. I just do the best I can...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: StillaGhost on June 05, 2015, 08:37:21 am
 .
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 05, 2015, 10:33:47 am

 
   Hey ML , it's not that I like feeding 'em , it's that they're easier to nuke once they get grabbed by the ears and drug out where the light can hit 'em.

That might be true at the first, but once they are identified as a troll I consider any response to them to be feeding them. They don't mind at all having a light shined on them, as long as someone is paying attention. That's all they're after.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on June 26, 2015, 01:56:24 pm
Sorry folks. . Maybe overstepping a bit, but I couldn't abide the behavior in the Good Neighbors thread, so I wiped out StillAGhost's abusive posts at the end.

Please do not rise to his bait.  He is very good at enticing a response.  Avoid that temptation.

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on June 26, 2015, 02:07:50 pm
Damn.  I missed it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on June 29, 2015, 08:30:26 am
Struck some more abusive posts from StillAGhost.  Generally, at this point, I'm just reviewing his recent history and removing anything derogatory to other members. 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 29, 2015, 08:34:04 am
Struck some more abusive posts from StillAGhost.  Generally, at this point, I'm just reviewing his recent history and removing anything derogatory to other members.

Good, and thank you. I've had company for a week and generally just avoiding reading any of it. He'd been minding his manners pretty well lately, so I got lazy about keeping track.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 02, 2015, 03:51:59 pm
One of you mods deleted a post that I made. It was on a thread that Moonbeam started about giving allowance to kids. The "gist" of my post was- Tithing is a waste of money. Religion is free. I did not violate any of the TMM Rights. I would like to know why this post was deleted. It seems that I am being censored for speaking out against tithing, and that does not gel with what I thought TMM is all about. I thought that I had the right to speak my mind, so long as I didn't violate the TMM Rights. This is the first post that I have ever had deleted over the course of 4 years and 3000+ posts, so you can obviously see why I am concerned about this.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 02, 2015, 03:56:33 pm
One of you mods deleted a post that I made. It was on a thread that Moonbeam started about giving allowance to kids. The "gist" of my post was- Tithing is a waste of money. Religion is free. I did not violate any of the TMM Rights. I would like to know why this post was deleted. It seems that I am being censored for speaking out against tithing, and that does not gel with what I thought TMM is all about. I thought that I had the right to speak my mind, so long as I didn't violate the TMM Rights. This is the first post that I have ever had deleted over the course of 4 years and 3000+ posts, so you can obviously see why I am concerned about this.

Wasn't me, dear. I would never delete a post like that, I hope you know. Since I didn't see the post myself, I have no idea if it violated policy or not, but I simply can't imagine that you would...

I hope whoever did delete that will speak up so we can hopefully get clear on TMM policy for deletion. I have no way of learning who "done it" unless they come forward, but maybe Bill can. I can't imagine him doing that himself. I can't imagine any other of the mods doing that either, come to think of it. Maybe we were hacked and they picked you? Makes as much sense as anything else.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on July 02, 2015, 04:35:53 pm
The "Moderation Log" shows scarmig deleting a bunch of posts by StillaGhost and one from colby556 between June 26 & 29. The "Economics for Kids" thread was started on July 1. I don't see any deletions from there in the log. No idea where DiabloLoco's post went.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 02, 2015, 04:46:20 pm
The "Moderation Log" shows scarmig deleting a bunch of posts by StillaGhost and one from colby556 between June 26 & 29. The "Economics for Kids" thread was started on July 1. I don't see any deletions from there in the log. No idea where DiabloLoco's post went.

I'm glad none of us deleted it. I don't recall any of the other mods being active that way for a long time... so maybe the page didn't reload right and it just fell off into cyber space? Anyway, I hope DL will attempt to reconstruct his post. After you hit "post," however, wait a few moments before you click on anything else. I've had posts vanish too, but I always knew I was in too much of a hurry to move on. Open the next page in another tab, just to be sure.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 03, 2015, 07:13:14 am
Deleting posts with personal attacks regularly now. Just don't go there, people.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 03, 2015, 08:37:31 am
Deleting posts with personal attacks regularly now. Just don't go there, people.
Was this in reference to my deleted post too, or just in general?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 03, 2015, 08:49:36 am
Deleting posts with personal attacks regularly now. Just don't go there, people.
Was this in reference to my deleted post too, or just in general?

Not you, DL. I don't know why you are so worried. Far as I know, you are not throwing personal slurs and attacks. That's what I'm deleting. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 03, 2015, 08:58:53 am


Not you, DL. I don't know why you are so worried. Far as I know, you are not throwing personal slurs and attacks. That's what I'm deleting. :)
Not worried. Concerned. Still waiting for someone to own up to deleting it, and explain why it was deleted. I suppose that it is possible that the post did not go through, but that has never happened to me before, so I have no reason to suspect that's what happened here.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 03, 2015, 09:58:09 am
Not worried. Concerned. Still waiting for someone to own up to deleting it, and explain why it was deleted. I suppose that it is possible that the post did not go through, but that has never happened to me before, so I have no reason to suspect that's what happened here.

Bill has already verified that NOBODY deleted it.

I have had posts vanish myself. It happens. Trust me, nobody is out to get you. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 03, 2015, 11:01:44 am
Not worried. Concerned. Still waiting for someone to own up to deleting it, and explain why it was deleted. I suppose that it is possible that the post did not go through, but that has never happened to me before, so I have no reason to suspect that's what happened here.

Bill has already verified that NOBODY deleted it.

I have had posts vanish myself. It happens. Trust me, nobody is out to get you. :)
I didn't think that anybody was out to get ME. I think that someone was/is trying to censor posts that could possibly be viewed as anti-christian.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: FDD on July 03, 2015, 11:24:41 am
Not worried. Concerned. Still waiting for someone to own up to deleting it, and explain why it was deleted. I suppose that it is possible that the post did not go through, but that has never happened to me before, so I have no reason to suspect that's what happened here.

Bill has already verified that NOBODY deleted it.

I have had posts vanish myself. It happens. Trust me, nobody is out to get you. :)
I didn't think that anybody was out to get ME. I think that someone was/is trying to censor posts that could possibly be viewed as anti-christian.

Yes, they ARE out to get you, but you have to guess WHO

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 03, 2015, 11:54:47 am
Not worried. Concerned. Still waiting for someone to own up to deleting it, and explain why it was deleted. I suppose that it is possible that the post did not go through, but that has never happened to me before, so I have no reason to suspect that's what happened here.

Bill has already verified that NOBODY deleted it.

I have had posts vanish myself. It happens. Trust me, nobody is out to get you. :)
I didn't think that anybody was out to get ME. I think that someone was/is trying to censor posts that could possibly be viewed as anti-christian.

Yes, they ARE out to get you, but you have to guess WHO

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 :ph34r: Out Ta Get Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgcte3aL9B8) :ph34r: :panic:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 03, 2015, 12:46:01 pm

 :ph34r: Out Ta Get Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgcte3aL9B8) :ph34r: :panic:

'Twas Internet Gremlins, I tell ye.  They moved on from bugging WWI RAF pilots and learned MySQL.

"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how
improbable, must be [Gremlins]."

"... Such were the Gremlins, and all ranks of the flying and maintenance personnel of the Royal Air Force have had much experience during the past twenty-five years of their malicious pranks. For that they exist is, of course, unquestionable, and we now know much of their life and habits, although the outside world is still largely ignorant of their activities." - Woosnam-Jones
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 03, 2015, 02:31:36 pm
It wasn't me (which the logs support, according to Bill), and I'm not a Christian, so I don't have a reason to remove posts that might be considered anti christian.  Sorry it disappeared!
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 03, 2015, 02:45:55 pm
It wasn't me (which the logs support, according to Bill), and I'm not a Christian, so I don't have a reason to remove posts that might be considered anti christian.  Sorry it disappeared!

You know I was just teasing, I hope.

And I hope everyone knows we won't delete things just because they reflect religion, or lack of it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 03, 2015, 07:45:49 pm
Yes, I know, I just wanted to make sure everyone knew I had seen this and checked in.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on July 04, 2015, 06:37:42 am
Got lots of email messages about forum software being unable to connect to the database. Checked it out. The MySQL server had crashed. Never saw that before. It usually just gets slow for a while, because somebody is connecting to it at a very high rate. Whatever. Restarted it. Repaired database tables, since the error log said that should be done. All appears to be OK.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 04, 2015, 07:08:04 am
Got lots of email messages about forum software being unable to connect to the database. Checked it out. The MySQL server had crashed. Never saw that before. It usually just gets slow for a while, because somebody is connecting to it at a very high rate. Whatever. Restarted it. Repaired database tables, since the error log said that should be done. All appears to be OK.

Bless you! I about choked on my coffee when I saw I had 71 emails this morning! And then again when I saw most of it was the error messages from TMM. I'm so glad you are there to fix it. I'm helpless that way.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 10, 2015, 11:38:09 am
Split the discussion of sailing ships off from the "silly stuff."
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on July 10, 2015, 01:09:07 pm
Split the discussion of sailing ships off from the "silly stuff."

Thanks ML.

I put a "Sorry to threadjack" note on my second response and then noticed that the title had changed. So I went back and changed That as well. sigh
Sailors talking the finer points of boats and the life we live upon them. :thrbiggrin:  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on August 04, 2015, 12:11:53 am
The mysqld process, which is necessary for the forum software to access the database containing all its information, crashed. I restarted it, and everything seems to be working again.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 04, 2015, 05:38:04 am
The mysqld process, which is necessary for the forum software to access the database containing all its information, crashed. I restarted it, and everything seems to be working again.

Thanks, Bill. When I first saw 45 new messages were in my inbox, I wondered. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on September 19, 2015, 06:18:07 pm
I removed one of my own posts in the Be Afraid, Be VERY Afraid thread. I accidently double posted. :rolleyes:

I'm not sure that I have to report something like that, but being that it was the first time that I have done anything as a moderator, I figured that I may as well post the action here.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 20, 2015, 07:21:29 am
I removed one of my own posts in the Be Afraid, Be VERY Afraid thread. I accidently double posted. :rolleyes:

I'm not sure that I have to report something like that, but being that it was the first time that I have done anything as a moderator, I figured that I may as well post the action here.

No, you don't need to report that anywhere. :) But thanks for being concerned. Posting actions here should mostly be limited to things that affect the whole forum, a heads up for everyone so problems don't get overlooked. If you take moderator action otherwise, just post a notice in that thread. If in doubt, just ask. I might as well be confused too. LOL  Honestly, it's usually pretty obvious which is which.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 08, 2016, 12:11:11 pm
Esau came back, briefly, to resume the attack and trolling. No evidence of any actual contribution to the discussion that I could see. The account was nuked, but the posts left in.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Jacob on February 08, 2016, 12:38:02 pm
Esau came back, briefly, to resume the attack and trolling. No evidence of any actual contribution to the discussion that I could see. The account was nuked, but the posts left in.

Obviously you missed his post in the Gulching thread.

Esau responded in kind to a recent post.  He was provoked.

Sorry, but it certainly appears that you were just waiting for a chance to kick him out.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 08, 2016, 12:48:24 pm
Esau came back, briefly, to resume the attack and trolling. No evidence of any actual contribution to the discussion that I could see. The account was nuked, but the posts left in.

Obviously you missed his post in the Gulching thread.

Esau responded in kind to a recent post.  He was provoked.

Sorry, but it certainly appears that you were just waiting for a chance to kick him out.

I can keep nuking troll accounts all day. If you don't like the way we do things... go away and find someone else to troll.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Jacob on February 08, 2016, 01:04:36 pm
Esau came back, briefly, to resume the attack and trolling. No evidence of any actual contribution to the discussion that I could see. The account was nuked, but the posts left in.

Obviously you missed his post in the Gulching thread.

Esau responded in kind to a recent post.  He was provoked.

Sorry, but it certainly appears that you were just waiting for a chance to kick him out.

Coming back with another name won't solve anything. I can keep nuking troll accounts all day. If you don't like the way we do things... go away and find someone else to troll.

You can't even keep your word.  Didn't you leave it up to others to decide when you wrote
"It's up to you folks."
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=35472.msg442585#msg442585 (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=35472.msg442585#msg442585)

You libeled him in that thread, he presented a reasoned response, and you ignored it.  And then, when one worker bee decides he has to get in one more sting, Esau responded in kind.

Then you abuse your power, kick him out, and as a warning to him and others who may challenge your authority proclaim "If you don't like the way we do things... go away and find someone else to troll."

Does anybody still wonder why forum participation is declining?

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 08, 2016, 01:11:38 pm
See, folks, here's the deal. Elias and I have agreed on this troll thing. We all know how it works, and how some will attempt to divert us from our actual mission and task. They are so often the ones who attempt to tell us how we feel, why we do things, and argue that we don't really mean what we say... And generally, they make little or no attempt to actually get to know us, or to contribute anything to any ongoing discussion. Some are better at this than others, and some might as well be wearing a neon sign.

Now, if a member of more than five minutes thinks I'm not making that judgment well or faithfully, we can talk about it, of course. We can discuss it without accusations or hyperbole. If all or most of the members think I'm suddenly doing a bad job of this, we can talk about that too... and they can suggest someone else to do this job if they like. I've said this before, and I'd be happy to hand it over to someone else the members thought could do a better job. TMM is important to me, so I want the best for it and for us all.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 08, 2016, 03:24:55 pm
Keep up the good work, MamaLiberty. And remember, even when you're up to your ass in alligators, that you're doing a fine job of cleaning the swamp.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 08, 2016, 03:31:17 pm
Keep up the good work, MamaLiberty. And remember, even when you're up to your ass in alligators, that you're doing a fine job of cleaning the swamp.

Thanks, Bill. :) Just wish there was some way to capture the alligator hides. They'd make neat things. The electronic platform has just a few tiny downsides. I'd have five pelts by now!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on February 08, 2016, 08:16:06 pm
Hmmm....Is this dipwad using multiple IP addresses? You'd think that the IP addy would be blocked.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 08, 2016, 09:51:33 pm
You know, Mr. Biblical-name-of-the-hour, if you'd jump in to some of the recent threads, read what's there, and provide your experience relevant to their content, rather than fighting with MamaLiberty, you could stay around. Probably best to pick a non-biblical name, though, so as to hide until you can reveal that you've decided to join instead of crash the party.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 08, 2016, 09:54:24 pm
Mr. St. Clair will explain to you how that would be problematic. 

Coming in through a TOR node in Switzerland, for a little while. Sorta hard to block without blocking all sorts of likely desirable traffic.

https://www.robtex.com/en/advisory/ip/176/10/104/243

And this TOR node is in Romania: https://www.robtex.com/en/advisory/ip/109/163/234/5
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2016, 05:24:31 am
Darn, thought he'd decided to quit. I'll delete both accounts and posts of all further spam/trolling.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Who...me? on February 09, 2016, 06:48:31 am
Keep up the good work ML...I for one appreciate it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2016, 07:29:27 am
Keep up the good work ML...I for one appreciate it.

Thanks, my friend. I keep asking because I don't ever want to take your approval for granted. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: FDD on February 09, 2016, 10:36:16 am
As for Area X

how about keeping Georges Place, "Read only" and start a new section under Area X for the more out spoken among us.

also there was talk about limiting who could use it. how about anyone who has been here for over 4 or 5 years.
everyone else can read but not post. or just hide it from those that can not post. once you reach the time limit, then you can see it and post to it.

just my .02   
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2016, 10:47:52 am
As for Area X

how about keeping Georges Place, "Read only" and start a new section under Area X for the more out spoken among us.

also there was talk about limiting who could use it. how about anyone who has been here for over 4 or 5 years.
everyone else can read but not post. or just hide it from those that can not post. once you reach the time limit, then you can see it and post to it.

just my .02   

Thanks, Julio! The admins are working on this. I moved the 7 years thread to admin only territory so we can thrash it out.  I'll be posting a poll and opening it for discussion soon.

The old George area X will probably be left as is. A new section somewhere may well be opened for older members. The details have yet to be decided, and your input is most valued. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on February 09, 2016, 11:42:15 am
Thank you for your efforts, Mama. You're doing a fine job! It was obvious that the Biblical Names Guy was one in the same who had no intention of engaging productively. Too bad. I for one never have, nor can I imagine ever thinking you are "Queen Bee." It's obvious you care about the forum AND it's members, and if I may quote Carly Simon, "Nobody does it better."  :wub:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2016, 12:04:49 pm
Thank you for your efforts, Mama. You're doing a fine job! It was obvious that the Biblical Names Guy was one in the same who had no intention of engaging productively. Too bad. I for one never have, nor can I imagine ever thinking you are "Queen Bee." It's obvious you care about the forum AND it's members, and if I may quote Carly Simon, "Nobody does it better."  :wub:

Thanks, love. One this is for sure. I'm much too large to be a BEE of any kind. LOL

Attack dog, sometimes. :)

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on February 09, 2016, 01:15:02 pm
It seemed that the obvious and overt attacks began right after I inserted the DNFTT icon.
IF I was the spark that caused the fire (not that I don't think the fire wouldn't have flared at some time soon anyway) then I do hereby apologize.

Thanks ML for sticking with a thankless job. (wait what just happened?)*

I was the lead mod for the OK websites (the first two not the most recent version) for the first two years of OK's web life so I know whereof I speak.



* It can't be thankless if we are thanking her ... right?  sheesh whatever happened to basic physics?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2016, 01:22:33 pm
It seemed that the obvious and overt attacks began right after I inserted the DNFTT icon.
IF I was the spark that caused the fire (not that I don't think the fire wouldn't have flared at some time soon anyway) then I do hereby apologize.

I dunno... I like that icon mucho. We need to use it more instead of trying to argue with these folks. I'm not very diplomatic... heck, I don't even try half the time. sigh... What you see is what  you get. :) At least I'm not trying to fool anyone.

Quote
Thanks ML for sticking with a thankless job. (wait what just happened?)*

I was the lead mod for the OK websites (the first two not the most recent version) for the first two years of OK's web life so I know whereof I speak.



* It can't be thankless if we are thanking her ... right?  sheesh whatever happened to basic physics?

You are most welcome. Nobody could pay me in better coin than appreciation, even if I goof and mess it up sometimes. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Remus on February 09, 2016, 01:55:35 pm
It seemed that the obvious and overt attacks began right after I inserted the DNFTT icon.
IF I was the spark that caused the fire (not that I don't think the fire wouldn't have flared at some time soon anyway) then I do hereby apologize.

I think Esau would accept your apology.

Quote
* It can't be thankless if we are thanking her ... right?  sheesh whatever happened to basic physics?

Quantum mechanics.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Remus on February 09, 2016, 02:03:48 pm
It seemed that the obvious and overt attacks began right after I inserted the DNFTT icon.
IF I was the spark that caused the fire (not that I don't think the fire wouldn't have flared at some time soon anyway) then I do hereby apologize.

I dunno... I like that icon mucho. We need to use it more instead of trying to argue with these folks. I'm not very diplomatic... heck, I don't even try half the time. sigh... What you see is what  you get. :) At least I'm not trying to fool anyone.


Two strong-willed people butted heads. To be expected.  Tact and diplomacy could have prevented much of the unpleasantness.  It might be an interesting exercise (for the moderators, and anyone who thinks they would like to be a moderator anywhere) to go through the whole thread(s) and try to spot who drew first blood, who violated the NAP/ZAP.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2016, 02:11:08 pm
Two strong-willed people butted heads.

You have just a few minutes to decide which account you want to keep, or both will be terminated. "Seeker" and "Remus" have identical ISPs and host names. Isn't that interesting.

This is just more troll behavior.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Remus on February 09, 2016, 02:42:30 pm
Two strong-willed people butted heads.

You have just a few minutes to decide which account you want to keep, or both will be terminated. "Seeker" and "Remus" have identical ISPs and host names. Isn't that interesting.

This is just more troll behavior.

"Two strong-willed people butted heads." Was that a false statement? "

You should leave the internet sleuthing to Bill before you do anything rash.  He can explain. 
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2016, 02:44:11 pm
You should leave the internet sleuthing to Bill before you do anything rash.  He can explain.

He's welcome to do so. I have been at this for a long time and I don't have any doubts. Time's up. Goodbye.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: UncleRemus on February 09, 2016, 03:05:51 pm
You should leave the internet sleuthing to Bill before you do anything rash.  He can explain.

He's welcome to do so. I have been at this for a long time and I don't have any doubts. Time's up. Goodbye.

Congratulations.  You let your myopic vindictiveness nuke at least one innocent newbie.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2016, 03:12:03 pm
Congratulations.  You let your myopic vindictiveness nuke at least one innocent newbie.

No troll, not with both accounts having the exact same ISP, host name and almost identical email address.

Go away troll. And stay away.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: SonOfRemus on February 09, 2016, 03:25:51 pm
Congratulations.  You let your myopic vindictiveness nuke at least one innocent newbie.

No troll, not with both accounts having the exact same ISP, host name and almost identical email address.

Go away troll. And stay away.

You really need to have Bill explain it to you.

Going away will happen at a time of my choosing.  Staying away will also be for me to choose.  If you persist in your vindictive, authoritarian, bitchy behaviour, rest assured that I will never leave.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 09, 2016, 03:44:36 pm
Going away will happen at a time of my choosing.  Staying away will also be for me to choose.  If you persist in your vindictive, authoritarian, bitchy behaviour, rest assured that I will never leave.

Here's the deal.This is private property and you may come if you follow the rules made by the property owner. You have not done that, have demonstrated troll behavior so you are unwelcome.  What or who I am is the business of the property owner, not yours.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 09, 2016, 06:48:04 pm
And our troll has revealed himself as "NotAGhost" (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=14158). And you thought the ghostly argue-about-everything guy had left for good. Nope. Personally, I don't find him nearly as annoying as Gunkid, but I have very thick skin.

MamaLiberty has retired for the night, and she asked me to nuke him should he come back. Well, I don't always do as I'm told. I definitely will should I see anything obviously against the printed board rules, but he's proven that he intends to just keep coming back, so unless we change membership to require moderator approval, which we very well may have to do once Elias brings the hoard down on us, he'll be very hard to stop. He comes in through TOR nodes and uses www.Mailinator.com email addresses (Neat service that. Have a look).

And I'm going to sleep pretty soon myself. Been burning the candle at both ends working on a word completion database. It mostly works now, and it's learning favorite words for a custom iOS keyboard I've been building, in Swift, with Lisp for prototyping, over the last few months. Will let people know when it ships, or when my employer gets a patent on the very nifty idea. Until then, it's secret.

Anyway, NotAGhost. I've noticed in the past that you have lots of experience and knowledge. I hope you use your short time here, until MamaLiberty wakes up and starts an all-day nuking session, to share some of that. Blessings.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 09, 2016, 08:13:59 pm
When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? I do hope one of you bows or curtsies graciously and stops this useless bickering.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 10, 2016, 05:28:28 am
When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? I do hope one of you bows or curtsies graciously and stops this useless bickering.

It's not "bickering," Bill.  This person is violating the terms of membership, trolling. I'm supposed to stop that. If you have any ideas how to do that better, I'm all ears.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 10, 2016, 05:31:37 am
MamaLiberty has retired for the night, and she asked me to nuke him should he come back.

No, I did not, Bill. I asked you to deal with it if it came back.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 10, 2016, 05:34:41 am
If she apologizes for her boorish behaviour toward me, I am willing to let bygones be bygones.

I was less than gracious in response to your first posts. I've already said that. I have nothing else to apologize for since I've been responding to trolling behavior as is my job here. If you can drop that, and begin to actually participate here, fine.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 10, 2016, 10:24:19 am
Posts on voting in "silly stuff" merged with ongoing thread about voting and aggression: https://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=35486.msg443049#new
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on February 10, 2016, 03:13:36 pm
Removed some more provisional accounts.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on February 10, 2016, 03:17:32 pm
If she apologizes for her boorish behaviour toward me, I am willing to let bygones be bygones.

I was less than gracious in response to your first posts. I've already said that. I have nothing else to apologize for since I've been responding to trolling behavior as is my job here. If you can drop that, and begin to actually participate here, fine.

I've tried, but you keep deleting posts which most certainly did not violate the TMM Registration Agreement and Moderation Policy.  By doing that, you yourself violated that policy.

Um, actually mods can delete anything by a provisional account at any time, for any reason.  That's why they are provisional.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 10, 2016, 03:25:33 pm
Removed some more provisional accounts.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  :love4:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 10, 2016, 04:28:32 pm
Requesting more established members to volunteer for moderator posts.  The "general interest" area has the most traffic, and so far I'm the only moderator. This isn't going to work well if we have more troll attacks, or when Elias gets his thing going and we are hit with a lot of new folks.  It will be even MORE important to quickly discern newbie from troll, and deal with them appropriately.  Someone at TMM needs to man the ramparts in the late afternoon and during the evening, if not all night.

Just let me know in a PM and I'll set you up. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on February 10, 2016, 08:16:48 pm
Shoot me a pm ML. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Klapton Isgod on February 10, 2016, 08:40:11 pm
But, how the hell can someone redeem himself, as invited, if his posts and account keeps getting deleted?

Easy.  The next time you register a user name, pretend you aren't the same person who got deleted 12 times and be nice.  Of course, you don't get to have your "say" that way.  But then, you've probably said enough already.

.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on February 10, 2016, 09:50:17 pm


True, but just because you can, doesn't mean you should.  But, how the hell can someone redeem himself, as invited, if his posts and account keeps getting deleted?
Full member accounts were also deleted.  Did all the moderators vote on those deletions, as required?
Did you read my list of grievances before it was deleted?

The answer can be found in your questions.

The mods here do not delete lightly, but once that decision is made, it generally means we've found the person to be unwilling to engage in "redeeming" behavior even after numerous attempts and considerations.

I might give you a couple of hours to find and read this response.  I might wait till morning.  ML or someone else might not.

But you are right about one thing.  There needs to be an update to the Mod policy, per the wishes of the owner of this board, that has not been done yet.  You are absolutely correct that we need to update the public policy to reflect those wishes.  I'll get on that.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on February 10, 2016, 10:18:43 pm


I'm sorry, but I saw nothing to indicate that all the moderators voted on any member deletions.  There was no posting of the results, as required in Paragraph 3, nor of post deletions, as required in Paragraph 9.

The rules must apply to everyone, pains-in-the-asses and moderators alike.

Your tone suggests that the public policy change might be something on the order of "Whatever the moderators and administrators say goes, regardless of how arbitrary, capricious, malicious, or vindictive it may be."

If that's the kind of place you envision this to be, then do what you will.

ML is very conscientious about logging her mod work.  I'm a little less detailed, but I do the job.  I am not, however your personal clerk. 

My tone suggests that there is one apple causing certain people to review how the barrel is constructed.

Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: FDD on February 11, 2016, 07:40:42 am
I was, and am now, a Full Member.  Deleting this account without going through the proper procedure would reveal much about the nature of those who would blatantly disregard their own rules.

all I see is 6 posts at this time, and it shows you as a "Newbie".

Not a full member.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: FDD on February 11, 2016, 08:03:13 am
I was, and am now, a Full Member.  Deleting this account without going through the proper procedure would reveal much about the nature of those who would blatantly disregard their own rules.

all I see is 6 posts at this time, and it shows you as a "Newbie".

Not a full member.

An another one bites the dust.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Who...me? on February 11, 2016, 08:16:53 am
Requesting more established members to volunteer for moderator posts.  The "general interest" area has the most traffic, and so far I'm the only moderator. This isn't going to work well if we have more troll attacks, or when Elias gets his thing going and we are hit with a lot of new folks.  It will be even MORE important to quickly discern newbie from troll, and deal with them appropriately.  Someone at TMM needs to man the ramparts in the late afternoon and during the evening, if not all night.

Just let me know in a PM and I'll set you up. :)

Hey there ML...as I am already set up for Mod duties but in a low traffic area just add me to General Discussion (or any where else you need some help)

I live to serve...well not really but I am willing to lend a hand.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 11, 2016, 08:18:03 am
Anyone can make 40 or more posts in a few hours... does not make them a "full member" or even close. Content matters.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 11, 2016, 08:19:05 am
Hey there ML...as I am already set up for Mod duties but in a low traffic area just add me to General Discussion (or any where else you need some help)

I live to serve...well not really but I am willing to lend a hand.

Cool! I'll send a PM so we can talk about it. :)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Who...me? on February 11, 2016, 08:34:59 am
I was, and am now, a Full Member.  Deleting this account without going through the proper procedure would reveal much about the nature of those who would blatantly disregard their own rules.

all I see is 6 posts at this time, and it shows you as a "Newbie".

Not a full member.

An another one bites the dust.

Not quite.  As I've pointed out, but keep getting censored without reason, proper procedure was not followed.  The account deletion policy makes no distinction between newbies, full members, members, senior members, or provisional members.

The rules must apply to everyone, members and moderators alike.


Missed the content you had deleted but I will say ALL members are expected to behave themselves.  NEW members, especially those who have been warned, are on a shorter leash than those that have actually contributed to the forum. 

Maybe a reread of the rules of the road may help you out a bit.

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=20010.0
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on February 11, 2016, 01:29:30 pm
I guess I'm in the loop now,Thanks ML. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on February 11, 2016, 01:51:56 pm
Requesting more established members to volunteer for moderator posts.  The "general interest" area has the most traffic, and so far I'm the only moderator. This isn't going to work well if we have more troll attacks, or when Elias gets his thing going and we are hit with a lot of new folks.  It will be even MORE important to quickly discern newbie from troll, and deal with them appropriately.  Someone at TMM needs to man the ramparts in the late afternoon and during the evening, if not all night.

Just let me know in a PM and I'll set you up. :)

Hey there ML...as I am already set up for Mod duties but in a low traffic area just add me to General Discussion (or any where else you need some help)

I live to serve...well not really but I am willing to lend a hand.
I am willing to take on more as well. Let me know. :mellow:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 11, 2016, 02:00:26 pm
I am willing to take on more as well. Let me know. :mellow:

Great! I'm waiting to hear from Elias before setting mods for general discussion, but I'll add you to Activism.

I've moved MindWar into a separate area previously set up... called MindWar... go figure. I expect Elias to have specific people in mind to moderate that. But keep checking in. No idea where all this is going ultimately.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on February 11, 2016, 02:02:04 pm
I am willing to take on more as well. Let me know. :mellow:

Great! I'm waiting to hear from Elias before setting mods for general discussion, but I'll add you to Activism.

I've moved MindWar into a separate area previously set up... called MindWar... go figure. I expect Elias to have specific people in mind to moderate that. But keep checking in. No idea where all this is going ultimately.
Glad to help. Let me know if you need me to take on anything else. :threvil:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on February 11, 2016, 03:26:42 pm
I used to be one of the mods on the OK threads and due to my s-l-o-w dial up connection asked to be removed.

IF you need me and can accept the s-l-o-w responses and such I can be helpful as well ML.

Just let me know.

stay safe

Mr Badger  [wink]
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 11, 2016, 03:35:39 pm
I used to be one of the mods on the OK threads and due to my s-l-o-w dial up connection asked to be removed.

IF you need me and can accept the s-l-o-w responses and such I can be helpful as well ML.

Just let me know.

stay safe

Mr Badger  [wink]

Thanks, gooch.  PM incoming...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on February 11, 2016, 04:04:33 pm
Where am I at. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 11, 2016, 04:11:36 pm
Where am I at. Ought 7.

So far, just here: Freedom's Spirit

Look at the main page. Look at each sub-board. The moderators are listed under the title.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on February 18, 2016, 03:05:55 pm
never mind!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Scarmiglione' on February 23, 2016, 08:21:28 pm
Nuked mole account NMB by our dear friend.  He promises more, but we've tightened things up, while still keeping the forum open to new members and posts.  If you suspect something, please report it and we will look at it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 24, 2016, 05:22:05 am
Thank you. He now appears to be attacking my personal blog as well.

Edit: Just nuked another NMB account.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 24, 2016, 10:52:10 am
Nuked another NMB account.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Silver on February 24, 2016, 05:35:51 pm
Started pruning old posts in the Claireslist forums.  Deleted about 50% of the items for sale threads today.  Almost all deleted threads dated to the 'oughts, had an original poster who have left the forum, or were sold.

I'll preserve posts that have information that lasts beyond the sale.  Eventually those may get moved into more topical sub-forums, such as Ian's answers to firearms questions.

I suggest a limit of 6 months for a "for sale" posting, but I'm open to suggestions and discussion.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on February 24, 2016, 07:47:48 pm
Nuked mole account NMB by our dear friend.  He promises more, but we've tightened things up, while still keeping the forum open to new members and posts.  If you suspect something, please report it and we will look at it.

Many thanks to you, ML and Bill St Clair for handling this idjit for us.
I am only admin on the OK partner board and didn't get the notice until I opened my emails after work. I sometimes don't make it here at all for a couple of days.
I can TRY to check in more often. IF I do find this or any other POS am I cleared to "ban" or just report?
I've not had to use the admin tools as yet. The "manual" is under the potted plant on the back porch?

Kudos to the three of you. :notworthy:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 25, 2016, 05:58:56 am

I can TRY to check in more often. IF I do find this or any other POS am I cleared to "ban" or just report?


A "ban" is not effective. Just report them when you see them, please. That alerts all of the administrators. :)`
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on May 03, 2016, 10:04:45 pm
Nuked another NMB account.

Speaking of nuked accounts ...

I wanted this to go to all of the admins but we are no longer allowing PMs so here is where I have to go to reach admins without going full public on the General Discussion threads.

Do any of you admins remember nuking "Another Bear"?  Carl Bussjaeger  is his actual name.
I ran into him on another site and he said that he tried to sign-in one day and nothing happened. He then tried to contact "the admins and no one responded". In his mind he has been banned.
He said it happened right around the time we were talking about funding another server or some such. Does anyone remember such a discussion?

I was wondering IF he was one of the accounts that got nuked in the attack by the faux anonymous SJW?

IF he was trouble ... fine I am just curious because he is one of the regular writers over at TZP where Claire hangs out. http://zelmanpartisans.com/?page_id=116
This does not mean that he didn't get crosswise with someone but He doesn't know what or why and thinks he was banned.

gooch the curious li'l badger
(who thinks he can help right an oopsie IF oopsie it is)
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: kirgi07 on May 04, 2016, 03:05:37 am
Let Elias or other board admins know,my friend im just a board specific mod. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 04, 2016, 05:02:40 am
Do any of you admins remember nuking "Another Bear"?

I certainly would not have terminated his account, and don't think any of the rest of us would. He's a personal friend besides.  I can't account for what the troll did, but suspect that might be the problem. We may never know the extent of the damage. I'll write to him and invite him to make a new account. Thanks for alerting us to the problem, and I do wonder why he never mentioned it to me.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: da gooch on May 06, 2016, 04:52:26 pm
Do any of you admins remember nuking "Another Bear"?

I certainly would not have terminated his account, and don't think any of the rest of us would. He's a personal friend besides.  I can't account for what the troll did, but suspect that might be the problem. We may never know the extent of the damage. I'll write to him and invite him to make a new account. Thanks for alerting us to the problem, and I do wonder why he never mentioned it to me.

Thanks ML.

He sounded pretty upset so a large "cube of sugar" might be helpful?

Cheers,

gooch
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 22, 2016, 05:33:05 pm
Split out the definitions discussion from the Christian Faith thread.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 28, 2016, 06:19:06 am
DF given a one week "time out" for violations of TOC after repeated warnings.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on June 30, 2016, 11:16:39 am
Bill - I received an email back on June 26th stating that I had requested a password reset:

Dear Moonbeam,
This mail was sent because the 'forgot password' function has been applied to your account. If you did not request a new password, please ignore this email. To set a new password, click the following link:
https://secure.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=reminder;sa=setpassword;u=4087;code=d903c23ee1

IP: XXXXXXXXXX
Username: Moonbeam

Regards,
The The Mental Militia Forums Team.

Since I was busy and didn't request it I ignored this. Today I tried to login but my previous password didn't work so I did request a reset and this was the email I received:

Dear Moonbeam,

This mail was sent because the 'forgot password' function has been applied to your account. If you did not request a new password, THIS IS PROBABLY AN ATTEMPT TO HACK THE FORUM. In that case, please DO NOT CLICK THE LINK BELOW, and forward this email
to admin-mail@thementalmilitia.com, or preferably, if you know how, send the raw source of the message.

To set a new password, click the following link:
https://secure.thementalmilitia.com................................

IP: XXXXXXXX (different IP than the above one)
Username: Moonbeam

Regards,
The The Mental Militia Forums Team.

I *successfully* changed it this morning. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 30, 2016, 11:57:30 am
I'm not Bill...  :thrbiggrin:   Glad you changed your password. We still have the troll among us. Maybe need to log in more often? LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Moonbeam on June 30, 2016, 02:01:32 pm
Received another email from TMM at 1:07 PM CT:

Dear Moonbeam,

This mail was sent because the 'forgot password' function has been applied to your account. If you did not request a new password, THIS IS PROBABLY AN ATTEMPT TO HACK THE FORUM. In that case, please DO NOT CLICK THE LINK BELOW, and forward this email
to admin-mail@thementalmilitia.com, or preferably, if you know how, send the raw source of the message.

To set a new password, click the following link:
https://secure.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=reminder;sa=setpassword;u=4087;code=a530bd3375

IP: XXXXXXX
Username: Moonbeam

Regards,
The The Mental Militia Forums Team.

Per the email, should I forward this to above mentioned email? Please note, after changing the password around 11 AM CT, I did NOT request another change.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 30, 2016, 02:19:28 pm
Received another email from TMM at 1:07 PM CT:

Dear Moonbeam,

This mail was sent because the 'forgot password' function has been applied to your account. If you did not request a new password, THIS IS PROBABLY AN ATTEMPT TO HACK THE FORUM. In that case, please DO NOT CLICK THE LINK BELOW, and forward this email
to admin-mail@thementalmilitia.com, or preferably, if you know how, send the raw source of the message.

To set a new password, click the following link:
https://secure.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=reminder;sa=setpassword;u=4087;code=a530bd3375

IP: XXXXXXX
Username: Moonbeam

Regards,
The The Mental Militia Forums Team.

Per the email, should I forward this to above mentioned email? Please note, after changing the password around 11 AM CT, I did NOT request another change.

Again, I'm not Bill... but I advise you to ignore it. I get several a day, usually. It can do no harm if you just delete it.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 08, 2016, 04:04:42 pm
Klapton has been banned (time out) for 7 days for repeated violation of TOC, after warning.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 05, 2016, 06:19:47 am
Calvin John https://secure.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=14288;area=summary
Registered using an email address that requires a reply to verify non-spam. I simply activated the account and emailed him to let him know he could now log on.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on November 28, 2016, 04:08:29 pm
Is it just me, or is TMM agonizingly slow today? :huh:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 28, 2016, 04:23:31 pm
Is it just me, or is TMM agonizingly slow today? :huh:

Not just you. Very slow for me all day today. And I've noticed the same with a few other websites. Had a severe problem with that at PoL the last few days, but it seems to be resolved now. We're going for a major overhaul and update the end of the year. But who knows why things are so unstable on the 'net just now. Couldn't be our benevolent government just seeing to it we are all some how "safe"...
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: DiabloLoco on November 28, 2016, 06:44:42 pm
Is it just me, or is TMM agonizingly slow today? :huh:

Not just you. Very slow for me all day today. And I've noticed the same with a few other websites. Had a severe problem with that at PoL the last few days, but it seems to be resolved now. We're going for a major overhaul and update the end of the year. But who knows why things are so unstable on the 'net just now. Couldn't be our benevolent government just seeing to it we are all some how "safe"...
I haven't noticed any other site being overly slow. Just here. :skeptical:
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 29, 2016, 08:43:16 am
There was an attack yesterday morning. Two IPs doing constant POSTs to xmlrpc.php. I noticed it before breakfast, vowed to block the IPs after I ate and walked, and it was gone when I looked again.
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 29, 2016, 09:12:22 am
There was an attack yesterday morning. Two IPs doing constant POSTs to xmlrpc.php. I noticed it before breakfast, vowed to block the IPs after I ate and walked, and it was gone when I looked again.

Thanks, Bill. :) It was quite maddening to have the two sites I visit most so slow. Got the dishes washed and some other chores taken care of during the wait time (and the time it took me to get back in here, of course) so all was not lost. LOL
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: mi6a2lm on December 02, 2016, 02:51:49 pm
There was an attack yesterday morning. Two IPs doing constant POSTs to xmlrpc.php.

Actually, it was likely due to a cold snap at the server's location.  Per the Lorentz Force Law*, we have,

F  =  q(E + v x B).

(bold means vectors)

Because of the coldness, the electromagnetic field (E,B) moves slower along with the now more sluggish electrons when they oscillate.  Thus, v, the velocity in the above equation, and as a result, the internet, move more slow at and from the server's location.

The above should in no way refute the eminent physicist Al Gore's ground-breaking theory of anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming - these are seasonal changes in the internet; whereas the internet is much faster now than, say, 20 years ago.  This is a direct result of the planet heating up.  Temperature increase -> faster internet (in general).  [... due to humans, there's no other explanation.]

 :laugh:

*   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz_force
Title: Re: Moderator Actions
Post by: heyoka on December 02, 2016, 05:01:28 pm
 :sign10:
 :thumbsup: