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25-03-2017, 07:09 PM (This post was last modified: 25-03-2017 07:14 PM by Dom.)
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My guess: Spammer was banned with "ban spammer" tool. That tool also deletes the spam and probably included the thread.

P.s. I see now where it was a sock. Still, probably banned with the "ban spammer" tool.

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25-03-2017, 07:10 PM
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(25-03-2017 06:58 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(25-03-2017 06:55 PM)julep Wrote:  It was a drive-by sock puppet whose first and only post got through without the mods being notified...usually you wouldn't even notice the ban because it would have happened before the first post was authorized and wouldn't have been announced.

How much is the variance in your like numbers? When did you notice that happening?

It's been happening randomly for the last two months, roughly. I posed the question if the team can remove/change counts like that and was told no. So I don't know what's going on.

I have another question...aren't mods supposed to show up in the 'who's online' list? This is also not happening. Mods don't show as being online but are posting. Is this a new stealth thing?

Don't know about other mods, but I opted at the very beginning for the option on the account page where you hide your name on the thread.
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25-03-2017, 07:11 PM
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(25-03-2017 07:09 PM)Dom Wrote:  My guess: Spammer was banned with "ban spammer" tool. That tool also deletes the spam and probably included the thread.

Spammers are banned all the time and not announced, unless y'all want to hear about currency exchanges in china, princes in Nigeria and all sorts of things like that.

We are frequently reminded that threads aren't deleted. That's probably why there was some confusion.

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25-03-2017, 07:13 PM
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(25-03-2017 07:09 PM)Dom Wrote:  My guess: Spammer was banned with "ban spammer" tool. That tool also deletes the spam and probably included the thread.

Spammers are banned all the time and not announced, unless y'all want to hear about currency exchanges in china, princes in Nigeria and all sorts of things like that.

Don't you go talking with the Nigerian prince; I've already sent in the fees and am just waiting for delivery of the millions. That money is mine!
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25-03-2017, 07:13 PM
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(25-03-2017 07:10 PM)julep Wrote:  
(25-03-2017 06:58 PM)Anjele Wrote:  It's been happening randomly for the last two months, roughly. I posed the question if the team can remove/change counts like that and was told no. So I don't know what's going on.

I have another question...aren't mods supposed to show up in the 'who's online' list? This is also not happening. Mods don't show as being online but are posting. Is this a new stealth thing?

Don't know about other mods, but I opted at the very beginning for the option on the account page where you hide your name on the thread.

We can ignore anyone we want till they become staff.

Things change when people become staff. And there has been concern voiced lately that there isn't enough mod coverage. It's hard to tell if you can't see the mods that are online.

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25-03-2017, 07:16 PM
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(25-03-2017 07:11 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(25-03-2017 07:09 PM)Dom Wrote:  My guess: Spammer was banned with "ban spammer" tool. That tool also deletes the spam and probably included the thread.

Spammers are banned all the time and not announced, unless y'all want to hear about currency exchanges in china, princes in Nigeria and all sorts of things like that.

We are frequently reminded that threads aren't deleted. That's probably why there was some confusion.

Yeah, an anomaly. Mods use the "ban spammer" tool to ban. It also deletes the spam. So that thread probably disappeared for that reason.

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25-03-2017, 07:18 PM
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(25-03-2017 07:13 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(25-03-2017 07:09 PM)Dom Wrote:  My guess: Spammer was banned with "ban spammer" tool. That tool also deletes the spam and probably included the thread.

Spammers are banned all the time and not announced, unless y'all want to hear about currency exchanges in china, princes in Nigeria and all sorts of things like that.

Don't you go talking with the Nigerian prince; I've already sent in the fees and am just waiting for delivery of the millions. That money is mine!
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25-03-2017, 07:20 PM
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(25-03-2017 07:18 PM)Dom Wrote:  
(25-03-2017 07:13 PM)unfogged Wrote:  Don't you go talking with the Nigerian prince; I've already sent in the fees and am just waiting for delivery of the millions. That money is mine!
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Whaaaa? I was gonna marry him. I already sent him money so he could buy a ticket...Shocking

You can have him. I just want the money.
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25-03-2017, 07:33 PM
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Fuckin ninjas. Drinking Beverage

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25-03-2017, 07:35 PM
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It might take a while but the ghost in the machine will be working to getting it back.

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