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Old 06-05-2012, 09:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Three cheers spambusterC!
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Mazel tov! A well-deserved appointment, Harv. Kol tuv.
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Congrats,
I hope you enjoy the job. It pays $1,000,000 per year. Payday is on the 33rd lol. Keep up good work,
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #25 (permalink)
 
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Well deserved!
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:25 PM   #26 (permalink)
 
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Where have I been? Congratulations my friend! Keep up the good work!

Now I need to figure out how to change my weather band from Santa Barbara to Hawaii.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:18 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Banned another spam bum tonight and deleted his 17 spam messages. Thanks to the three folks that reported them. Hope nobody here really needed to buy hair extensions from him.

Note: if you report a post you don't need to report every single post the guy has made as I'll look at his other posts anyways. It's pretty easy just to delete them all at once when viewing all of them since we can see a summary of the message, etc. It takes a bit more work to ban the user but not much. Please let me know if you see any spam messages in the galleries as I'm not able to view posts there very easily.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #28 (permalink)
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A spammer joins and pays the membership fee to post a few ads that quickly get deleted.

WHY ?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:12 AM   #29 (permalink)
 
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A spammer joins and pays the membership fee to post a few ads that quickly get deleted.

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There is no fee
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:51 AM   #30 (permalink)
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There is no fee
I paid a small fee.

Was the fee discontinued ?

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Old 08-06-2012, 11:01 AM   #31 (permalink)
 
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I paid a small fee.

Was the fee discontinued ?
Yes
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:30 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Some people had complained about the fee and I think there may have been a problem with the payment system so Jarred discontinued the fee on 4/13/2012 and warned us that there would be increased spam. It was really bad initially but have only had about 1 spammer a week since then. When the fee was discontinued the storage space for photo galleries was also reduced so most old-timers were then unable to upload more photos to their galleries. Everything needed to run the site has a cost of some sort and I'm thankful that it exists with so many great features.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Maybe Jarred can ad "Donate" option to the site, many forums have one like that. It could help to raise some funds for running the site.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:59 PM   #34 (permalink)
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When the fee was discontinued the storage space for photo galleries was also reduced so most old-timers were then unable to upload more photos to their galleries.
Some fees are beneficial, 10 cents a week was not worth complaining about.
By eliminating the fee, the quality of the members may be diluted.
If more space is needed for photos, can a member simply open multiple accounts?

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Old 08-06-2012, 02:25 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Some fees are beneficial, 10 cents a week was not worth complaining about.
By eliminating the fee, the quality of the members may be diluted.
If more space is needed for photos, can a member simply open multiple accounts?
Well, it's a mixed bag. Some people just starting to acquire an interest for bananas might not be willing to pay the fee and I think it's good to have newbies around the forum to stimulate new interest even if they bring up subjects already covered in old posts. It was fun to see many of the new folks join after membership became free.

Opening multiple accounts is a violation of the forum rules and defeats the purpose of Jarred limiting gallery storage size. It's best to use a free photo hosting service such as photobucket if you need more space. I have been using my own web host to upload my photos.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:09 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Several years ago, when I first joined this forum, I wanted to make a donation. I had done it on a couple of other sites, and I thought that the information I was getting here was good, so I thought I'd contribute $25.00. When I asked about it, someone (I think it was Ron, The Flying Dutchman) directed me to the donations page. When I got there, I found a message something like, "We are currently not accepting donations. Save your money - buy more bananas."
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:28 AM   #37 (permalink)
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A bit late, congrats
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Productive day. Tony (sunfish) reported a spam post and I deleted the post and banned the user. I then noticed the user had the same IP address as a prior user I had banned a couple of months ago. I found that 27 more users had been registered with the same IP address but not yet posted so I went and banned those users as well. Thanks for the quick head's up, Tony. These user IDs were found to be used on dozens of other forums so that the nature of the beast.
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