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« on: September 03, 2012, 05:57:30 PM »

All the cool stylization was hijacked

Someone issue an Amber Alert
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 06:17:14 PM »

All the cool stylization was hijacked

Someone issue an Amber Alert

No, I think they just upgraded from a really old version to a new one.  It will probably take some hacking to put the other stuff back.    :D
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 06:38:28 PM »

I know, just couldn't resist... It looks just so ....... plain
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 07:12:19 PM »

Yes, Shep did upgrade to the newest version and that 'broke' the older theme.  Shep will be working on replacing the theme and using the new snake logo. 

Any input you'd like to add?
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2012, 07:49:06 PM »

I don't know

Do you need a banner?
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2012, 08:14:04 PM »

I passed it on ...


thanks
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2012, 08:41:40 PM »

Your going to need a clone to deal with the spamming here soon
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012, 10:38:07 PM »

I think that there is options to erase everyone that joined after 8pm today.  I've removed 5 handbags scum and a couple shoe retards. 

I just need to finish the hose clamps on the Stealth TT and that'll be finished.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2012, 03:29:43 AM »

Your going to need a clone to deal with the spamming here soon

too late  :mad:
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2012, 07:14:14 AM »

yep.... it's a big hole and the idiots are just pouring in
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2012, 07:55:52 AM »

yep.... it's a big hole and the idiots are just pouring in

Yep, I think Ted needs to make some changes to his registration / user process to prevent the dorks from just creating a bogus account and then proceeding to spam. 

I know it's an inconvenience to have to wait for an email validation to be sent out and then have to respond with a code for legit members but the MORONS of this world make all that necessary.  He may even have to moderate all new user requests / posts before like 10 posts [ except vendors ].  Again another major hassle but necessary unfortunately.

I would blacklist all the netblocks these posts come from for joining.  I mean if it's a 221.x.x.x from China, just block the entire /8.

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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 09:00:44 AM »

Sorry all, the new theme will be better though right :D.  I know a lot thought the red was too much, so please give input on a color scheme.  I'll work with Ted to get the spam under control.  I run a large board also and have some suggestions.  It still ends up being a lot of moderation work.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 09:30:10 AM »

Sorry all, the new theme will be better though right :D.  I know a lot thought the red was too much, so please give input on a color scheme.  I'll work with Ted to get the spam under control.  I run a large board also and have some suggestions.  It still ends up being a lot of moderation work.

It's always better....

Thank you for you time, we know it's not easy work and the pay is terrible (and we like giving Ted a hard time)

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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 10:34:34 AM »

I appreciate the support.  Capt and Phil often offer insight and advice that I don't even understand, and I forward that to Shep who is why there is  a site her during the last year. 

I've deleted 12-15 scumbags/bots threads/posts and banned them.  I did some cleaning of the membership lists last night as well. 

It is a lot of work.  Hopefully we have a work of art.   :D   I know that this site has helped a lot of people with problems and decisions they made with their Vipers.  I've received a lot of PMs thanking for the help. 

Jeff, I got a email from Kng Snk of Rhode Island about how he loved the Jet pics and wished he had a guy to help him out.  Being a navy guy I told him to PM you and ask.  He has a preference for Yellows  :lol:

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2012, 11:08:54 AM »

I will look for a message form him, love to help the Navy Guys
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