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Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-19 23:12
by nadir
golinux wrote:This forum is becoming rather useless. There is rarely a time when it is not overrun with spam. I understand the situation. Just expressing my frustration . . .

I think that the users of this forum got a good reason to be frustrated. I also think they got a good reason to complain.
The problem is that i got no idea where to complain.
Not good with the mailing lists. Perhaps there is one?

I really don't get it.
If i don't want to do something, then i simply don't do it.
No need to say "i do it" and then simply do nothing.
It's not that anyone could be forced to do this.
So why do people things they don't need to do without any interest in doing those things?

I am a troublemaker, of course, so my opinion doesn't count much
(if spam wouldn't be a problem i would complain for an arbitrary other reason).
:-)
I don't think this world suffers from glut of troublemakers, btw. Au contraire. nother smiley here.

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-19 23:49
by Bulkley
Do a search for other forums. A lot of them are dying out with little or no recent posting. I think forums are moving to social media and are organized around hand-held devices. DUF may be on its way out regardless. I'll be sorry to see it go.

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 00:50
by confuseling
I guess it staggers on until the spambusters get sick of their task and quit.

I don't think at this stage any of the forum users will blame them. And there isn't anyone else to notice, so...

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 01:02
by Randicus
To be honest, I am amazed that the spam fighters did not give up long ago due to frustration. They have an amazing level fortitude.

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 01:18
by golinux
Bulkley wrote:Do a search for other forums. A lot of them are dying out with little or no recent posting. I think forums are moving to social media and are organized around hand-held devices. DUF may be on its way out regardless. I'll be sorry to see it go.

So if you don't participate in 'social media' or own a hand-held device, you're screwed? That sucks!

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 01:27
by dasein
Randicus wrote:To be honest, I am amazed that the spam fighters did not give up long ago due to frustration. They have an amazing level fortitude.

+1 with a major damn bullet

FDN has the best, most dedicated spamhunters on the whole dang interwebz

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 01:47
by traveler
dasein wrote:FDN has the best, most dedicated spamhunters on the whole dang interwebz

Who come to a gunfight armed with butter knives... It is absolutely retarded that the admins do not allow them the tools they need to do their jobs. I think they should just stop and let Team Mez (tm) deal with the mess. I guarantee you he'd give himself the necessary tools if he has to do the work. Members- stop reporting spam. Spamhunters, stop doing the job until the admins give you the tools to perform your task in an efficient manner.

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 01:53
by golinux
nadir wrote:Not good with the mailing lists. Perhaps there is one?

Yes there are many official debian mail lists. I'm on the debian-user list. High volume but worth wading through it.

*edit* added link

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 02:07
by confuseling
Well, there's Debian-www, but since this isn't an official forum...

http://lists.debian.org/debian-www/

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 02:14
by dasein
traveler wrote:I guarantee you he'd give himself the necessary tools if he has to do the work.

Assuming he'd actually do the work. My wager is that he (they) would simply let the forum choke on the spam and die.

Regardless, the current situation is ultimately unsustainable.

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 02:27
by nadir
golinux wrote:
nadir wrote:Not good with the mailing lists. Perhaps there is one?

Yes there are many official debian mail lists. I'm on the debian-user list. High volume but worth wading through it.

*edit* added link

sigh.
I meant: Perhaps among the tons of mailing lists for Debian, perhaps there is one where users from here can state their problems and ask for a change.
Hard to understand? I don't think so, cause confuseling could:
Well, there's Debian-www, but since this isn't an official forum...

http://lists.debian.org/debian-www/

Official or not, there is a link to here at Debian, and the last time i checked Debian didn't sell viagra.

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 03:53
by golinux
nadir wrote:Hard to understand?

Unfortunately, much of what you post makes little sense to me no matter how hard I try. *sigh*

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 03:55
by nadir
golinux wrote:
nadir wrote:Hard to understand?

Unfortunately, much of what you post makes little sense to me no matter how hard I try. *sigh*

If it doesn't make sense, do me a favor and don't post meaningless answers to what makes no sense to you.
Or leave Texas for a while and go to where people speak English.

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 03:59
by traveler
nadir wrote:
golinux wrote:
nadir wrote:Hard to understand?

Unfortunately, much of what you post makes little sense to me no matter how hard I try. *sigh*

If it doesn't make sense, do me a favor and don't post meaningless answers to what makes no sense to you.
Or leave Texas for a while and go to where people speak English.

I bet your fellow Germans look to you for inspiration about how to best be a horse's ass. A high compliment indeed.
Good luck with exacting change here through any mailing list, best to grab your torch and pitchfork and hope for the best.

Re: WTF with the spam?!

PostPosted: 2013-01-20 04:23
by golinux
nadir wrote:
golinux wrote:
nadir wrote:Hard to understand?

Unfortunately, much of what you post makes little sense to me no matter how hard I try. *sigh*

If it doesn't make sense, do me a favor and don't post meaningless answers to what makes no sense to you.

You're the one who asked the question.

nadir wrote:Or leave Texas for a while and go to where people speak English.

I'm guessing you've never been to Texas or even the US. But when has experience or fact ever changed your preconceptions. I have to keep reminding myself that you know everything. :roll: