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Title: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: Solitary on July 16, 2014, 04:41:03 PM
I glad you have all been such a good job of getting rid of the trash that has been disrupting the forum. One question, since the same guy and his friends were banned before and were still able to get back on, what's to prevent them from keep doing it if they are using proxy accounts? You guys have no idea how happy this makes me. After my last ten years of so many physical and mental challenges I don't have many things I can enjoy because of disabilities. This forum is one of the few that is part of my life now that I usually enjoy, and where I think I have found a few friends out side of my family and two others by email. Thanks again, super job guys! .Solitary  :super: :dance: :pidu: :flowers: :biggrin2:   
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: wolf39us on July 16, 2014, 04:43:51 PM
there's not a whole heck of a lot we can do about the proxies at the moment.  I am looking into a software fix for them.  Maybe I'll be able to find like a DNS blacklist or something.

I'll figure something out... but as it stands I have banned over 250 email providers (throw away temp ones) and have pin pointed several of the ip addresses coming from multiple accounts and nailed their asses too.

AF.org is also helping me identify some people too.  Some forum camaraderie lol
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: DunkleSeele on July 16, 2014, 04:46:00 PM
Thanks Solitary!

As for the proxy problem: we really can't avoid it. It would be unfair to reject accounts made through proxies, because some legitimate members use them to protect their privacy. Whether they do it because they're a bit paranoid about being spied on, or because they are in countries where being identified as atheists would put them in danger, it's anyway their right to use them and we can't take it away from them.
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: Solitary on July 16, 2014, 04:55:11 PM
I  realize it would hurt people that need proxies in the rest of the world, and it would be unfair to them. What ever, you guys are really on top of the problem now, and I am so grateful, and can't thank you all enough!  :clap: Solitary
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: The Skeletal Atheist on July 16, 2014, 05:17:14 PM
Yeah, I'd like to congratulate you guys as well. Summer will end eventually though.
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: Fidel_Castronaut on July 16, 2014, 06:15:08 PM
The filth shall not be tolerated.
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: Green Bottle on July 16, 2014, 06:25:04 PM
Aye well it seems that over the last week or so we've been blitzed by the muppets n morons an u guys have done a good job of gettin rid so well done, keep up the good work...... :clap:
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: aitm on July 16, 2014, 08:24:38 PM
yeah.....and in a month you'll all be bitchin that we don't allow chew toys no more....
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on July 16, 2014, 08:37:21 PM
yeah.....and in a month you'll all be bitchin that we don't allow chew toys no more....
Ah, yes, the Moderator's Curse. I know it well.
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 16, 2014, 08:52:22 PM
yeah.....and in a month you'll all be bitchin that we don't allow chew toys no more....
I think while we are getting such a huge surge of trolls, we won't even be able to enjoy a chew toy anyway. It's just too overwhelming from the amount of them. Maybe when it dies down, we can have a chew toy now and again... we'll see, but it's your call in the end anyway because you guys are the mods. I'm just putting my two cents in there.
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on July 16, 2014, 09:18:32 PM
If you feel really bad for not having a chew toy solitary confided that he'll volunteer to be abused for no good damned reason. Just don't tell him I ratted him out here.
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: stromboli on July 17, 2014, 10:31:25 AM
I think while we are getting such a huge surge of trolls, we won't even be able to enjoy a chew toy anyway. It's just too overwhelming from the amount of them. Maybe when it dies down, we can have a chew toy now and again... we'll see, but it's your call in the end anyway because you guys are the mods. I'm just putting my two cents in there.

I have this image of a 16th century sailing ship being assailed by boarders, and the good guys running about bashing people with belaying pins and hacking away with cutlasses. Sort of like that.

As far as chew toys go, I think that is kind of self induced on their part. If they bring the stupid, we bring the pain.
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: Solitary on July 17, 2014, 11:55:58 AM
If you feel really bad for not having a chew toy solitary confided that he'll volunteer to be abused for no good damned reason. Just don't tell him I ratted him out here.

"No fools  are so troublesome as those who have some wit." He! He! Solitary 
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on July 17, 2014, 12:40:54 PM
"No fools  are so troublesome as those who have some wit." He! He! Solitary 
I knew someone would rat me out..
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: horribleusername on July 17, 2014, 07:38:53 PM
I was promised that I would become a moderator here because I signed up. So where is it? Let me become a moderator here, I would be the bestest moderator you evar had
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: aitm on July 17, 2014, 07:40:18 PM
yeah I know I should, but the persona is at least a curious mix of whacko and frenzy...
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: oxygen inventor on July 17, 2014, 07:43:47 PM
will you marry me?
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: horribleusername on July 17, 2014, 07:47:31 PM
yeah I know I should, but the persona is at least a curious mix of whacko and frenzy...

My persona is probably the best here, no offense breh..... step aside broskie, and hand over your admin title to someone like me who can do a better job.
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: oxygen inventor on July 17, 2014, 07:49:01 PM
you should be president horrible username
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: wolf39us on July 17, 2014, 07:52:30 PM
(http://wayofthemoneysaver.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/suspicious-fry.jpg)
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: horribleusername on July 17, 2014, 07:53:33 PM
you should be president horrible username

I know. But let's start with this forum first. I will clean up the forum and beat the admins at their own job. I need admin privileges RIGHT NOW

NOOOOOOOOOW
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: oxygen inventor on July 17, 2014, 07:54:33 PM
you have skills!
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: Mermaid on July 17, 2014, 09:00:09 PM
My troll radar is finely honed. It's a life skill.
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: rottenbanana on July 18, 2014, 12:39:53 AM
My troll radar is finely honed. It's a life skill.

I cam here sensing an atheist forum that needed to be fucked into it's place and I'm obviously right FUCK YEAH
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: Solitary on July 18, 2014, 06:59:56 PM
This should be fun.  :boohoo: :liar: :popcorn:
Title: Re: Bravo Staff And Administrators
Post by: aitm on July 19, 2014, 09:05:15 AM
I don't know if I like this "purgatory" thing... it's like taking a poop and walking away without flushing. Even though tis relatively harmless, its still a mess a shit hanging round the house.