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Old 12-14-2011, 12:17 AM   #26
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:37 AM   #27
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LMAO!!!!!!!!!!


This thread is HILARIOUS!!!!






I think I'm going to rename it quadrilaterals and squares with a priest mixed in there somewhere and see if it gets moved to the off topic section!







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I completely understand both of y'alls points...members and mods.


It kind of sounds like there's a tone of frustration? maybe? from mods in threads when they get moved? Does that sound right?

If that's the case, we can make a generalized post about the thread being moved...copy/paste type of thing so as not to come off like, "ANOTHER....thread moved to teh correct section" ....if that's how it sounds.

On the other hand, Stieger makes an AWESOME point. Take away all subforums and the search key is the only way you are ever going to find something....IF you are lucky and if you know what to search for.

OP, I will admit...there have been times where the "square" could have gone in the "quadrilateral" section...and it would have been okay, but might have been moved (and could have been left). If something like that ever comes up (where something is moved that you believe shouldn't have been), then report the post and ask why. It's really as easy as that. Your question goes out to 15 of us and one of us will get back to you copying the other 15 mods.

We don't want to come across as bull dozers moving all the threads out of the main section. But, when someone posts up, "these headers or those headers" in the main general section, you can best believe that thread (guessing it's for V8 headers) the thread will be moved over to that section. As Stieger said, the OP is going to get more EDUCATED replies by people in the know in that section.

We are only trying to keep a clean house. Organized is GOOD. While we don't want to go overboard, we still need to do the best we can. Just for kicks, keep an eye on the main section for a while.... I can pretty much guarantee you there will be a day where a good 15 threads are started there that could have gone 15 other places....and one of us is going to get the task of moving them all. Gets annoying. What is even more annoying for us is when someone states repeatedly that they knew the thread shouldn't have been started there, but they didn't care. Really? Sheesh....(and this is by NO means a complaint against you,....promise).

Anyway....some insight from little old me.

And, this is just one little part of being a mod. On a side note, I banned about 60 spammers over the past three days trying to keep this a cleaner site for all of you guys. And I know a few others got probably same if not more. Yep... We do our best to keep our "home" clean so it's a better place for you. Please, by all means, if you have a concern, ask. We welcome questions and will do our best to help you and the others understand.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:50 AM   #28
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I have to say, about the spamers. You guys do a DAMN good job. I have not seen one accept today in the back corner of the darkest space on this site and he was already banned.
But i was wondering, what do they normally want? are they like advertisement or just annoying people?
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:59 AM   #29
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I have to say, about the spamers. You guys do a DAMN good job. I have not seen one accept today in the back corner of the darkest space on this site and he was already banned.
But i was wondering, what do they normally want? are they like advertisement or just annoying people?
The majority of them will have links to other sites hidden in their signature or in their name... Not sure what their goal is other than getting people to click on them...

I counted a 3 day section, and there were about 15 to 18 or them per day that signed up... They sign up, put links or spam ads in their sig and then run around the site in random threads and usually copy someone elses post and claim it as their own...

Spammers are advertising... Trolls are annoying people...

OMG, thansk for the reminder... I got some hysterical stuff to add to the acronym thread...

Oh, and you need to go back and find that spammer so we can delete his post if he is aleady banned...
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:01 AM   #30
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:11 AM   #31
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I have to say, about the spamers. You guys do a DAMN good job. I have not seen one accept today in the back corner of the darkest space on this site and he was already banned.
But i was wondering, what do they normally want? are they like advertisement or just annoying people?
Well thank you very much!

Yep...advertising. They are adding links hotlinking to their sites...getting traffic. What they will do is usually sign up and like Robert said, copy/paste posts in threads that have hundreds of replies. Absolutely no one would ever know that their post was copied unless it was theirs.

OOH! Let me give you an example.

The tracking thread. Becky tracks cars for our members. Becky suddenly started getting order number after order number to track cars. She looked them up and was like...this is a 2010 Camaro...huh? Why would they ask for that? She noticed these over and over and they had spam links in their sigs. Yep...at first glance, they appear like normal every day members. But, then the post up over and over to get their post count up and then bam...add that spam link to their sig. Now, that spam link is in 15 posts...and gets them traffic for everyone who clicks on it. I HATE spammers....HATE THEM.



I bet I can take a screen shot really quickly on page....random page....43? of this forum. Watch this...be right back...
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:11 AM   #32
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I have to say, about the spamers. You guys do a DAMN good job. I have not seen one accept today in the back corner of the darkest space on this site and he was already banned.
But i was wondering, what do they normally want? are they like advertisement or just annoying people?
I'm probably at about 70-80. So damn annoying.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:14 AM   #33
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LOL dang! That's a lot! I'll brb, im going to go find the guy that i saw banned. He was posting like random jiberish words if i remember correctly.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:15 AM   #34
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LOL dang! That's a lot! I'll brb, im going to go find the guy that i saw banned. He was posting like random jiberish words if i remember correctly.
can you click the back button that many times...
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:19 AM   #35
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can you click the back button that many times...


Ok...got it. Check this out...
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:23 AM   #36
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can you click the back button that many times...
Nope i couldn't find it and got bored. lol
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:23 AM   #37
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here....look how many spammers on page 43....

check out what they drive and where they live. If they put a full address....SPAMMER! If they drive a BMW and are from the USA, SPAMMER! 9 times out of 10, if they have numbers after their name, SPAMMER! but, this is just to give an idea. if we click on their user info, stuff like this (in blue) shows up and you can immediately tell they are spammers.

Our site is pretty much number 1 on any search engine for Camaros. Camaro5 always pops up...and it's growing so fast, that it's so easy for spammers to find. Pretty crazy...
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:25 AM   #38
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here....look how many spammers on page 43....
LOL!!!! 2001 Camaro GTI!!!! WHERE I GET ONE!!!!!! lol!
How can you tell that the other ones are spammers though?

EDIT: lol, i always end up back on C5 when i try to do research about our cars off site so i don't sound like such a chicken head asking so many questions!
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:28 AM   #39
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LOL!!!! 2001 Camaro GTI!!!! WHERE I GET ONE!!!!!! lol!
How can you tell that the other ones are spammers though?
Experience....pretty much. But, to make sure so we don't go banning some new random member with no posts, we go to that blue page and see what's by their name and under their sig. You can't see their sig since they have no posts yet...but if we go to that blue page, we can see the sigs and any other info they have all in one place. That will tell us with 99% accuracy whether or not they are spammers. If we are not sure, we leave them...and wait for them to post. 9 times out of 10, one of y'all will see it and report them if they slip through the cracks.
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Hahaha cool. I'm gunna be on the look out now. Eyes pealed! Alright, i'm off to bed. Good night everyone!
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:31 AM   #41
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:07 AM   #42
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This is the only forum that I have ever been on where there are mods who complain because they have to move threads and actually start threads about it.
Oddly enough, I see it on pretty much any forum I've been on. Usually, the bigger (and older) the forum is the more likely you are to see it.

When its someone new, or if the topic could fit into more than one section we don't really mind. But the ones that are blatantly obvious, coming from a guy with 1000 posts ... those are the ones that really irk us.
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:23 AM   #43
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Tag I'm on tapatalk, but post my first screen shot that I put up. where I banned like 60 spammers at once. I feel like it's lord of the rings and we are in a battle scene just counting our kills.

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Old 12-14-2011, 04:10 AM   #44
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It would seem the criteria for posting in the "General" section is slimming a bit.

And I'm already growing weary of seeing the READTHISTHREADREADTHISTHREADREADTHISTHREADREADTHIS THREADREADTHISTHREADREADTHISTHREADREADTHISTHREADRE ADTHISTHREADREADTHISTHREADREADTHISTHREAD thread scolding people that post their threads in the wrong section.



That said, this forum is huge and you guys (mods) make a heroic effort to keep it all organized for us. Let's just not get too uptight. We love you guys
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:46 AM   #45
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:13 AM   #46
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I second the thanks for the clean board. But more importantly, I still can't get past the Quadrilateral example..... you see, I hate to admit it so don't tell anyone I said this, but I have a.... well, a circle that feels left out now. Guess a general post is in order.
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Hahaha want me to do it with ovals and circles?
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:19 AM   #49
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I agree in many ways with the OP. If a new member is posting about his/her car.....I'm only likely to see it and comment on it in the General Discussions thread. I NEVER visit member car journals, or off topic, etc. unless I'm looking for something specific or search and something happens to come up in that search result. However, I'm very likely to click on that thread in the General Discussion and welcome the new member or comment on their car/experience, etc.
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Ya I will agree that the v6 bashing thread was not cool to find in the v6 section. Those threads should be buried deep in the underbelly of this site hehe. Steiger, you should of shut that post about the protesters down sooner. I like that this site is a escape from politics and that we all have different opinions but our bond is the 5th gen. I don't want to know how anyone feels about the government or how clean public parks are. I want to know how you hid all the wires when putting led strips in the back window lol....I'm interested to hear if they have made any progress on a TB for the 2012 v6.....
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