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Good news . . . it looks as if RW has a handle on the spam problem. (Read 1300 times)


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    I think they are doing this on purpose.  I mean, Pluck cannot be this fucking bad, right? RIGHT?

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      Looks like they brought out a bigger hammer.

        I have gone over to the RW a couple of times in the last few hours.  The spam's not completely gone, but 90% of the posts on the first page are NOT spam now.  It's a usable forum again.  They are making an effort.  Good news.

         

        --- I have been on RW for somewhere near 1 year.   During that time, there have been issues with SPAM, slow loading, and Plucked posts.  My 'favorite' plucked post was when I made a post joking about female drivers and it ironically got pluck posted into a thread that was in the 'women's only' forum!)  People who did not know I was joking got out the machetes and butcher knives and threatened to...,well, it was not pretty, hahah :-)

         

        --- All I can say about RW is the Platform is bad, and the ability of the RW staff to fix it is bad.  The final straw for me was the "upgrade".  Spam or no spam on any given day, the key for me (and many others too I imagine) is that I have lost faith in RW forum administrators.  

         

        --- RunningAhead seems great in comparison in my opinion, so no reason to ever go back to RW, for me at least.   I think we are at a Tipping point now where RA becomes the primry online forums in volume and RW falls into decline as folks make the transition here. My Opinion.

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          Ha -- it appears that they are able to prevent the thread from showing, other than the "This thread was started by a user who has been blocked by our staff."

          But they are not able to prevent those blocked users from continuing to post.  It appears the spam is coming in faster than ever, so the front pages only have any stickies and the "...started by a user who has been blocked by our staff."  Everything else disappears...

           

          So yeah, they really have a handle on itRoll eyes

           

          I'll experiment to see how long it takes to get bumped off a front page.

          Oh yeah, the stickies are now being spammed too.

          Neil

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             s*s says that Pluck doesn't allow that.  She'd like to, but insists that she can't.

             

            When you know you have problems with spam on a regular basis, why on earth would you continue to use software that won't allow for the total deletion of spam threads? STUPID STUPID STUPID. Rodale had no concern whatsoever for the experience of users on the forums. They asked for input and it was all ignored. They said it would be an upgrade, but it was trash. 

             

            MJ5, I won't go over there and mock folks who continue to post there. If I had been there for years and years I might feel that same sense of loyalty, but I don't. You don't deserve to be mocked for it and I'm sorry people are doing that. However, they can mock those crappy forums all damn day!


            sugnim

              --- I have been on RW for somewhere near 1 year.   During that time, there have been issues with SPAM, slow loading, and Plucked posts.  My 'favorite' plucked post was when I made a post joking about female drivers and it ironically got pluck posted into a thread that was in the 'women's only' forum!)  People who did not know I was joking got out the machetes and butcher knives and threatened to...,well, it was not pretty, hahah :-)

               

               

              That is freakin' funny!

              Dan_The_CPA


              5K Specialist

                I pretty much gave up on RWOL earlier this year. I don't care for their new format either. It is still very slow. It seems like the RA folks are more welcoming than RWOL. I will post here for now and see what happens in the future.

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                lilac_jive


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                  I haven't seen it personally, since I don't have enough patience right now to go on RWOL, but no one should be mocking anyone for staying. Begging for someone to come over, sure, but don't make fun of them.

                   

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                      What I don't understand is the need to go over to RW, see that people (like myself) still post and have hope it's all getting worked out, and post something dumb like "why haven't you left yet?" Or "enjoy your sinking ship?" It sounds really bitter, for one, and for two, why do you care? (Proverbial " you" that is.) RW has been my home for awhile. I like meeting new people and this is okay, but the open forums are not as active and I don't enjoy the user group "bubble" as much. If you've left RW, stay out then. Don't go back to mock people or make comments about how back it sucks. Your point has been made. Over and over.

                       sorry mj5. People leaving comments on the old RW are dicks. On the other hand, making a comment here is for the people who are here already. 


                      Brown Noser

                        What I don't understand is the need to go over to RW, see that people (like myself) still post and have hope it's all getting worked out, and post something dumb like "why haven't you left yet?" Or "enjoy your sinking ship?" It sounds really bitter, for one, and for two, why do you care? (Proverbial " you" that is.) RW has been my home for awhile. I like meeting new people and this is okay, but the open forums are not as active and I don't enjoy the user group "bubble" as much. If you've left RW, stay out then. Don't go back to mock people or make comments about how back it sucks. Your point has been made. Over and over.

                         

                        ^^This.  People doing this is much like when people used to post 8 paragraphs to announce that they were leaving (no this time I am really leaving, type of bull shit).  Then people said good-bye, you'll be missed, but don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out, the poster would come back. 

                         

                        Attention hooring at its finest.

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                        xor


                           sorry mj5. People leaving comments on the old RW are dicks. On the other hand, making a comment here is for the people who are here already. 

                           

                          I dunno.  Watching them try to get everything working has been really interesting (especially if you accompany it with that whirrrrr ooooooom noise from Star Trek when the Enterprise's engines are doing odd things).  This morning has been VERY interesting.

                           

                          I posted in the status thread and got a very fun response from s*s.

                           

                          Anyway, sorry for being "a dick".

                           

                          As for the feedback that the forums here aren't as active, this is true.  But that can change as people post.  As for being more active over there.... not even.  It is dead over there.  That will change.  Just like here.  All will be well.

                           

                          Feeling like you are in a 'bubble' here is interesting.  I totally get that.  There are some pluses to that.

                           

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                             sorry mj5. People leaving comments on the old RW are dicks. On the other hand, making a comment here is for the people who are here already. 

                            People are free to do whatever or be whoever they want.  Many of the dicks that you are referring to, felt as if they were treated like shit.

                             

                            Ironically, many of them also welcomed you with arms wide.

                             

                            I have seen those comments and while I personally would not diss anyone holding out hope that thing gets fixed, I am not going to diss anyone for expressing how they feel about it either.

                             

                            MJ is a heavy hitter here.  She does not need a cosigner.

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                            xor


                              I get called a dick here and one of several who are "low" for posting spam (aka, mentioning this group) over there.  By the owner of this thread.

                               

                              I understand that people are cranky.  Some more than others.  But daaaaaaaaamn.

                               

                              MrNamtor


                              DON'T TREAD ON ME

                                People are free to do whatever or be whoever they want.  Many of the dicks that you are referring to, felt as if they were treated like shit.

                                 

                                Ironically, many of them also welcomed you with arms wide.

                                 

                                I have seen those comments and while I personally would not diss anyone holding out hope that thing gets fixed, I am not going to diss anyone for expressing how they feel about it either.

                                 

                                MJ is a heavy hitter here.  She does not need a cosigner.

                                 

                                Sorry but I don't actually remember being "welcomed with arms wide" on the RW forum, but then again i never expected it.

                                 

                                I wasn't referring to anyone in particular and in fact do not know who mj is referring to  because i have not read any posts on RW since coming here. I did not have the intention of insulting anyone when i said that, i was speaking kind of abstractly.

                                 

                                I also feel like i was treated like shit on RW, and got threatening and condescending PMs from s*s, and comments removed, just like everyone else.

                                 

                                I also don't give a crap who is a "heavy hitter" here or not. And I don't "cosign" jack squat. If i agree with something that someone says, and feel like seconding it, i do. Same way you or anyone else does.