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by Mez
2013-04-27 13:57
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: New Anti-Spam measures
Replies: 50
Views: 57122

Re: New Anti-Spam measures

Over 17,000 actual, honest-to-gawd spam attempts per day ???? Seems unlikely. Well, spam "hits". Bots will generally go throguh a process of a few pages before the spam is actually posted (register, update profile, post spam) etc etc - the smart bots will check whether their action is suc...
by Mez
2013-04-26 23:26
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: I Think I'm an Addict...
Replies: 5
Views: 10116

Re: I Think I'm an Addict...

andrewrogers wrote:Argh!! I love your forums too much!! :|

I'm already on here too much already. Make me a spam hunter or something... pls! :cry:

Addiction isn't something that should be taken lightly. I can put you in contact with your local addiction help group ? :P
by Mez
2013-04-26 23:15
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: New Anti-Spam measures
Replies: 50
Views: 57122

Re: New Anti-Spam measures

Hello, you have a very interesting discussion about spam prevention here. ... I'm the MOD author of Advanced Block MOD for phpBB3. It's a very effective solution for preventing spam with blacklists. It reduces false positives to a minimum. In my experience it reduces it to Zero. With Advanced Block...
by Mez
2013-04-06 01:28
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Debian gets served by Bytemark
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: Debian gets served by Bytemark

Dat Title... Thought it meant a lawsuit - have reccommended many people to Bytemark over the years, used them myself, and worked with their employees on many a project... They're awesome guys!
by Mez
2013-03-25 09:08
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: How to renew expired keys?
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: How to renew expired keys?

Try a different mirror. So, the key that you've got wasn't shown in the error message. Generally, you'd be able to get the key updated by running something like sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-key KEYID But I can't tell you the exact command as the key you listed isn't shown in the ...
by Mez
2013-03-24 12:08
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: New Anti-Spam measures
Replies: 50
Views: 57122

Re: New Anti-Spam measures

I foresee many people, current and potential Debian users, in India and China not being able register, because of "ethnic IP banning." I have not experimented yet, but I would not be surprised if my IP address is considered spam. I have a bitch of a time trying to access sites outside Chi...
by Mez
2013-03-23 18:53
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: please add me to your list
Replies: 7
Views: 15293

Re: please add me to your list

Hi there, Just had a little look into why you're being flagged as a spammer. You're currently using a Dynamic IP handed out from Vodafone India. This IP has previously been caught being used by an automatic spam-bot (it got caught in what is known as a honeypot). This will only affect registration o...
by Mez
2013-03-23 07:14
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: No more 'greens'!
Replies: 43
Views: 40487

Re: No more 'greens'!

dasein wrote:Hmmm.... no emails/PM to Mez for me.
This quote only stated what Saul has already said here. The fact he said it when he first joined up was the point.
by Mez
2013-03-22 23:13
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: No more 'greens'!
Replies: 43
Views: 40487

Re: No more 'greens'!

Rather indifferent about the staff changes, but I do have one question.... Didn't Craigevil and saulgoode both quit at least once? Why were they made red when the quit? Oh wait...they must have recanted....I'm pretty sure though Saulgoode has posted within the last 6 months reiterating his resignat...
by Mez
2013-03-22 21:09
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Objection about Mez (Title set by Mez)
Replies: 18
Views: 23628

Re: Objection about Mez (Title set by Mez)

sgcb wrote:
Mez wrote:DSA have on at least 3 occasions tried to shut this board down.
Links for the curious?
I can possibly dig out one of them (have a search in debian-project). And maybe another (if it was a logged IRC channel). The other was done via private mail so no link.
by Mez
2013-03-22 19:53
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Objection about Mez (Title set by Mez)
Replies: 18
Views: 23628

Re: Objection about Mez (Title set by Mez)

Also - let me make a quiet point. DSA have on at least 3 occasions tried to shut this board down.

Without a Debian Developer backing it, they'll and I quote
Drop the CNAME and kill the forums
by Mez
2013-03-22 19:50
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Objection about Mez (Title set by Mez)
Replies: 18
Views: 23628

Re: Objection about Mez (Title set by Mez)

Now you're back and you're renaming threads, moderating, moving stuff - when it's not needed. Actually - THIS is the only thread I've split out. To allow a frank discussion regarding me - and not to hijack the other thread. It's the right place for it to be. Here. In the "Forum Feedback" ...
by Mez
2013-03-22 19:02
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: New Anti-Spam measures
Replies: 50
Views: 57122

Re: New Anti-Spam measures

Just out of curiosity, I looked to see what these new anti-spam measures looked like. On the initial signup screen at least, there is a second "anti-spam" question. Unfortunately, it looks like it'll prove to be just exactly as easy to spoof via script as the old "what is the middle ...
by Mez
2013-03-22 18:15
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: No more 'greens'!
Replies: 43
Views: 40487

Re: No more 'greens'!

Your opinion is not without merit, however, there are logistical reasons that favor a more incremental approach to elevation of duties within the Staff. At each level of administration -- Spamhunter, Moderator, and Administrator -- additional powers are granted and increased potential of causing ir...
by Mez
2013-03-22 17:28
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Objection about Mez (Title set by Mez)
Replies: 18
Views: 23628

Re: Objection about Mez (Title set by Mez)

Split this off as it wasn't relevant to the original thread. I've also given it a more relevant title.

Cynwulf - if you have objections to me - please be clear and concise about what they are.
by Mez
2013-03-22 11:45
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Politics of Free and Open Source
Replies: 31
Views: 9226

Re: Politics of Free and Open Source

dotlj wrote:In a Debian forum - Off topic - anything can be discussed.
Not exactly.

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17592
by Mez
2013-03-22 11:42
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: No more 'greens'!
Replies: 43
Views: 40487

Re: No more 'greens'!

Randicus wrote:I suggest considering vbrummond and dilberts_left_nut. If they are interested, I am sure they would be fine moderators.
I think vbrummond would have to go purple first.
by Mez
2013-03-22 08:37
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Question about dhcpd syslog writing deleted
Replies: 3
Views: 9186

Re: Question about dhcpd syslog writing deleted

Found and restored. Dunno what happened, but I'll look into it.
by Mez
2013-03-22 08:30
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Question about dhcpd syslog writing deleted
Replies: 3
Views: 9186

Re: Question about dhcpd syslog writing deleted

I can't see anything in the moderator log.

Can you remember the topic title?
by Mez
2013-03-21 21:53
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Politics of Free and Open Source
Replies: 31
Views: 9226

Re: Politics of Free and Open Source

Forewarning: Politics generally tends to end in flamewars. So expect flamewars.