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  1. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Master of Arts

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    Got my new coffee grinder today, super psyched!!!

    Also got my crutches for my damaged ankle. After much research decided on the forearm crutches as opposed to the underarm crutches. People seem to say it's better for mobility, easier to maneuver around with, doesn't hurt the armpits (which apparently alot of nerves around there..), and also doesn't compromise your posture like the underarm variety can.

    Tried it out for half the day today.. it's gonna be a very challenging month or two..
     
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    Holy moly...

    A LOT of different spammers now....... :s

    Perhaps new people wanting to sign up should be required to write a short sentence as to why they're joining, or something only a human can come up with..
     
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    kempodisciple MT Moderator Staff Member

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    It's all the same spammer. The weird thing is, if I remember correctly, I had to do that before I had permission to post. I asusme these people are lying before they start posting.
     
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    Ah right... yeah bit of a conundrum :s. Feel bad for the moderators!
     
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    7 pages when I click "new posts" and only one single thread - the very last one - is a real thread and not spam...

    I hope it gets sorted before the mods give up and the forum dies...
     
  6. gpseymour

    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    Helping them make that initial decision that they need help is huge, man.
     
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    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey, where have you been hiding?
     
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    @Steve turned me onto that site some time ago. They regularly have very cool gis. I keep trying to convince myself I need a new gi. I only have about 5 right now, so I should probably get another before the situation gets critical. Might also want to keep an eye on their sister site, MMAHQ. I've picked up a good deal on hand wraps there, and they sometimes have deals on gloves and such.
     
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    I've never tried the forearm variety. I just know I can move fast on the underarm kind, so that's what I've always gone with. Still have a pair in the attic from my broken leg a few years ago (wow...actually almost 8 years ago, now...................)
     
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    A lot of sites moderate the first post on any account. If it weren't a violation of TOS, I'd create a throwaway account to see what the process is.
     
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    When I see them, I immediately "ignore" the spammer, then refresh the page. All the spam posts are gone.

    This has to be a bot - can't imagine an actual person putting in this much effort. Apparently the enforced delay between posts is no longer slowing the bots down enough.
     
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    The ones I saw earlier appeared to be a selection of user names, so that immediately circumvents the inter post delay.

    Also kills the ignore function...
     
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    There were several user names, but many posts under each name. I'm wondering if this is going to lead them to doing an IP block.
     
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    I'm sure you're as aware as I am that in the case of a real targeted attack an IP restriction is nothing more than a slight delay...

    Does anyone use any of the 'sister' sites, and if so are the same things happening on those?

    It may be a wider issue than MT.
     
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    In other news:

    My home internet connection was broken for much of yesterday and last night, and my mobile network has had a countrywide outage for most of today (and suggestions are that the same fault is causing disruption around the world).

    Tech is rising against us!
     
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    Actually, it's a bit of a misleading title, when it comes to Russian nobility. See... a prince is not just a child of a monarch. A prince is a title that could also be granted - along with some land. So, there were a lot more princes in Russia than one might imagine. It's really closer to being a duke or an earl. Also, this guy invested everything he had into the ships and supplies for the American campaign. So, he wasn't terribly wealthy by the time he got to San Franscisco. It must have been wildly romantic though - this heroic traveler from a distant land.
     
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    One of my former managers used to call it "a success penalty".
     
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    Wasn't me - being an alien mutant myself I have utmost respect for strange and freaky things, including robots.
     
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    We'll miss you!
     
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    Low this weekend (in addition to Snowmaggeddon), will be 26 deg F.
     

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