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Spheric Harlot
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Oct 4, 2010, 03:50 AM
 
Mod edit: this discussion was split from a Feedback thread on a different topic. <-- reader50

Originally Posted by iLikebeer View Post
NO! No one posts over there anymore. I locked every thread and go through and delete all of the spam every so often. There are some good recipes in the recipe forum over there.
I just took a gander, and it's really ENTIRELY spam posts, now.

Might as well close it down.

Edit by SH: I have no affiliation with the wombat, and am not a member there. This post was mere curiosity, not vested interest.
( Last edited by Spheric Harlot; Oct 5, 2010 at 02:45 PM. Reason: reader50 added move note, SHarlot added disclaimer)
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I just took a gander, and it's really ENTIRELY spam posts, now.

Might as well close it down.
Yeah, it's not even working right now. I actually cleaned it out last week. The problem is that I can't ban any users. There are about 150 spam accounts that need to be deleted, but no one to do it. The servers that besson are using started having issues a few weeks ago. It's actually pretty easy to delete the spam since I locked every thread over there. Basically, there's no mix between spam and actual posts. I think I need to copy a few recipes I had over there before it's gone forever.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 04:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by iLikebeer View Post
The problem is that I can't ban any users.
That's odd, didn't you guys create any admin accounts?
     
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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
That's odd, didn't you guys create any admin accounts?
I tried that around here for ages, no avail

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Oct 5, 2010, 12:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
That's odd, didn't you guys create any admin accounts?

Yeah, I'm an admin, I just haven't any time to fuss around with figuring out how to grant other users the ability to ban as non-admins. I might just make others admins and be done with it.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 01:03 PM
 
If it's like vB, you can edit the privs list for any moderator to turn on that power.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 01:22 PM
 
You should just modify the login script at teh wombat so that it displays random captchas, but the answer to all of them is "Steve Gutenberg" on odd days and "George Takei" on even days.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 01:24 PM
 
I like that Suggestion.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 01:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dork. View Post
You should just modify the login script at teh wombat so that it displays random captchas, but the answer to all of them is "Steve Gutenberg" on odd days and "George Takei" on even days.

What would we do without you, Dork.? I love you!

Maybe the captcha could spell out Burt Reynolds upside down too, just to really confuse those bots? I want those bots to return to their master and outputting "PC Load Letter" they are so ****ing confused, and with a virus to spread across all of spamville that makes it clear that we do not want their kind there or anywhere else.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 02:08 PM
 
Heck, just post the 2,000 page HealthCare bill as a cpatcha.

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Oct 5, 2010, 02:12 PM
 
"You must signature at the bottom of each page of this bill in order to post messages to this forum"
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 02:18 PM
 
It's not a requirement that you must grammar to be an admin at teh wombat.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 02:30 PM
 
Maybe we should prepare for a grand new relaunch of the Wombat and make it better than MacNN?
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 02:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
... relaunch of the Wombat and make it better than MacNN?
Wasn't that the *original* plan ?

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Oct 5, 2010, 02:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Maybe we should prepare for a grand new relaunch of the Wombat and make it better than MacNN?
Make me admin. I'll fix everything.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 02:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Wasn't that the *original* plan ?

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We are not so good at planning stuff... The original plan was not to have a plan, unless Dork. had one that we weren't aware of? He's kind of the brains behind the Wombat, Cubeoid was the Antonio Bandaras passion, wdlove was the mascot, and Abe was entertainment. Gossamer used to show up and used to ask us to help him upload pictures of his cats, but then he turned into Laminar, and well, you know the rest...

We also had other guys that would post recipes, Dork. used to try to convince us all that the Mets were going to win this year, and we also had Kevin Moon tell us all about his rocks, and some other people doing other stuff. There used to be a lot of glory back in those days, but Cubeoid left us, certain members started having illicit affairs, and we all got tired of looking at Gossamer's cats, so our empire sort of languished.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 02:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Make me admin. I'll fix everything.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 02:57 PM
 
Turtle: if I setup an entire section for you to rant about Obama and politicians, and a second section for the MacNN hamstar, would you participate?
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 03:00 PM
 
I'm thinking that Fuzzy Wombat 2.0 needs to have something for everybody, a *lot* more sections. Maybe I should make a Mets section for Dork., and a jazz section for me... I could make a section for Big Mac to post about Jewish stuff and apocalyptic stuff, an animated .gif section, a car section for Rob and Laminar, a Libertarian heavy metal section for Doofy to rock out, hmmm....
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 03:04 PM
 
Also, thanks for starting this thread Spheric Harlot. Your support means a lot to us!
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 03:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
The actor is looking out through the nostrils.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 03:15 PM
 
Maybe we could all adjourn to teh wombat to fight this out, and leave MacNN alone?
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 03:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
YouTube - It's a trap
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 04:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I'm thinking that Fuzzy Wombat 2.0 needs to have something for everybody, a *lot* more sections.
Just customize it so that every new post creates a new FORUM. There.

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Oct 5, 2010, 04:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Just customize it so that every new post creates a new FORUM. There.

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We could also set things up so that certain member posts are all placed into a censored forum.

Wombat 2.0 needs more censors.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 04:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Wombat 2.0 needs more censors.
Ironically, "protecting the endangered wombat" is my euphemism of choice when referring to self-pleasuring.

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Oct 5, 2010, 04:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Ironically, "protecting the endangered wombat" is my euphemism of choice when referring to self-pleasuring.
Your wife must be into some reeeally kinky stuff …
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 04:54 PM
 
Stuffing the wombat in her cave.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 04:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Stuffing the wombat in her cave.
If that alone is enough to make the wombat so endangered that self-pleasuring can be considered protecting it, then she must have a scary cave.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 05:03 PM
 
"nice beaver"
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 05:10 PM
 
Exactly.

I didnt post that image, cuz the rez sucks.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 05:11 PM
 
We all know my standards are abysmally low.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 05:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín
Your wife must be into some reeeally kinky stuff …
I am not married, as you might have guessed from the inordinate amounts of time I spend on MacNN and my name not being besson3c or Laminar.

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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
I am not married, as you might have guessed from the inordinate amounts of time I spend on MacNN and my name not being besson3c or Laminar.
My apologies. I just assumed your general gloominess and negativity had to have some kind of source, and marriage would be the most likely one. This is a joke, if it’s unclear.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 05:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
This is a joke, if it’s unclear
Please elaborate.

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Oct 5, 2010, 05:33 PM
 
No. Elaborations are for pussies.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 05:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
My apologies. I just assumed your general gloominess and negativity
I'm glad you noticed.

(Ladies, I'm available...)

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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
No. Elaborations are for pussies.
Elaborations and fuzzy wombats.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 05:38 PM
 
Fuzzy Beavers eat wombats.

(okay, okay, I'm off to bed…)
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
No. Elaborations are for pussies.
Must. Hold. Back. Comment.

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Oct 5, 2010, 06:09 PM
 
^ Wuss. Comments were kind of the whole point.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 06:11 PM
 
Stop baiting me.

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Oct 5, 2010, 06:27 PM
 
Remember: a bait’s only efficient to people who eat worms.
     
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Oct 5, 2010, 06:29 PM
 
There are all kinds of animals that take bait, not just fish.
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Remember: a bait’s only efficient to people who eat worms.
There's a gay joke involving the term worms in here somewhere, but I'm too tapped out to come up with it.
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Remember: a bait’s only efficient to people who eat worms.
I'm a turtle, I eat worms.

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
There's a gay joke involving the term worms in here somewhere, but I'm too tapped out to come up with it.
Too tapped out to come … yeah, I think that’s what he said (third time around).
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
There are all kinds of animals that take bait, not just fish.
And you can milk pretty much anything with nipples.

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Really!?!? Hmmmm....
     
 
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