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Hi fellow Lap Banders!

Once again, I logged in this morning to find not one, but 6 BOGUS new topics that have nothing to do with our forum! I just want to rant for a minute and get it off my chest...

I"M TIRED of seeing topics about

Brittney Spears

Nude Models

VIAGRA

Home loans

New Jobs

Hot...anythings!

Please put a stop to it OCC.

I'd hate to see this website go from free to a paid subscription. I think we'd loose many banders who want to be here and deserve to be here.

Please BOGUS topic abusers....GET OFF our site and go do you spams and unwanted topics elsewhere! :angry::angry::angry:

UGH!

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I'm sure there are ways to stop this... like if when you hit "post" you were required to read those "fuzzy letter" boxes and type in the word to prove you're not a spambot.

Hi fellow Lap Banders!

Once again, I logged in this morning to find not one, but 6 BOGUS new topics that have nothing to do with our forum! I just want to rant for a minute and get it off my chest...

I"M TIRED of seeing topics about

Brittney Spears

Nude Models

VIAGRA

Home loans

New Jobs

Hot...anythings!

Please put a stop to it OCC.

I'd hate to see this website go from free to a paid subscription. I think we'd loose many banders who want to be here and deserve to be here.

Please BOGUS topic abusers....GET OFF our site and go do you spams and unwanted topics elsewhere! :angry::angry::angry:

UGH!

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UGH!

Michele,

You think you get tired of it. I know Lori and the webmaster are sick of it too. As a volunteer I delete 10 and 20 spam posts a day whenever I can get a chance in my schedule. Not seen many posts from me lately? Well thats the reason why. There are ways to fix this problem but in reading up on the software that runs this board there has been a real upsurge in hacks that go around the time tested security procedures. That is why tickers and photos have been disabled as they are some of the easiest ways to introduce rogue code into the board. It is sad but hopefully things will get better with new releases of software for board.

I was at OCC on Monday and Tuesday getting a fill and due to my weight loss a friend decided to have surgery so I stayed for support. I went and used the terminals next to the clinic nurses station. The board had jammed up with spam again so I deleted what was present at the time and disabled the accounts of repeat offenders (which are few). A thought came to me that every patient of Dr. Ortiz should have a card with a login and password and instructions on how to access the board. This would hopefully get more patients intereted in participation and you could limit one forum to just those issued these logins and passwords and be assured the person you are talking to is a genuine patient. Havn't mentioned this to Lori yet but she may see it here. It would be so easy to put in the take home packet.

Thank you Michele for bringing up this important subject! Kevin

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My complaint is....

I don't get to spend enough time here with you guys.

Thanks again to Kev - our SPAMINATOR (I really think you need a T-Shirt with a big S on it hahaahhaa

I need to talk to the webmaster to see if there 's a way to get us a chat room on here that we can supervise... wouldn't it be fun to gather a couple of times a week for a chatfest. I could always open up a room on AOL - its free now so everybody could come.... let me know what you guys think!!! We could make it a regular weekly thing

I'll keep you posted :)

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Kevin and Lori,

If you would like a backup "spaminator" I would be happy to help. I usually check the board 2 to 3 times a day during work and could always log in from home as well if it would help to keep things cleaned up. Just let me know.

Beth

Michele,

You think you get tired of it. I know Lori and the webmaster are sick of it too. As a volunteer I delete 10 and 20 spam posts a day whenever I can get a chance in my schedule. Not seen many posts from me lately? Well thats the reason why. There are ways to fix this problem but in reading up on the software that runs this board there has been a real upsurge in hacks that go around the time tested security procedures. That is why tickers and photos have been disabled as they are some of the easiest ways to introduce rogue code into the board. It is sad but hopefully things will get better with new releases of software for board.

I was at OCC on Monday and Tuesday getting a fill and due to my weight loss a friend decided to have surgery so I stayed for support. I went and used the terminals next to the clinic nurses station. The board had jammed up with spam again so I deleted what was present at the time and disabled the accounts of repeat offenders (which are few). A thought came to me that every patient of Dr. Ortiz should have a card with a login and password and instructions on how to access the board. This would hopefully get more patients intereted in participation and you could limit one forum to just those issued these logins and passwords and be assured the person you are talking to is a genuine patient. Havn't mentioned this to Lori yet but she may see it here. It would be so easy to put in the take home packet.

Thank you Michele for bringing up this important subject! Kevin

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I would love it if people leaving the clinic got more information about the forum - I try to let all my patients know about it when I schedule them and its on everyone of my emails... maybe I should make it more prominent!

Our webmaster is working on updating the forum again... we need a better server. And hopefully, if he can get that done, we can have a chatroom right here... but for now I've set it up on AOL... go get your free AOL account and then email me here with your AOL name... then I'll email the chatroom link to your aol email. We can schedule bandster nights... so we can do real time chat. I'm excited!! We'll have to develop a secret bandster handshake.. so we'll know who belongs and boot the others hahahaha :lol:

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I would love it if people leaving the clinic got more information about the forum - I try to let all my patients know about it when I schedule them and its on everyone of my emails... maybe I should make it more prominent!

Our webmaster is working on updating the forum again... we need a better server. And hopefully, if he can get that done, we can have a chatroom right here... but for now I've set it up on AOL... go get your free AOL account and then email me here with your AOL name... then I'll email the chatroom link to your aol email. We can schedule bandster nights... so we can do real time chat. I'm excited!! We'll have to develop a secret bandster handshake.. so we'll know who belongs and boot the others hahahaha :lol:

Littleroo,

Please address this to Lori directly by PM. I have a very busy schedule and address spam when I can but this is not something I have any say in. It's the staff of OCC I delete spam for because they have given me more than I can ever do for them. Lori is awesome and she can help you with your concerns. The chatroom is a good direction to go in my opinion. Spam is short term but the banding lifestyle is forever. Ignore spam when it appears until it can be deleted. Littleroo you give so much to those visiting the board which is awesome. I wish I had the time to contribute like you do. Your offer of help is appreciated to get rid of spam but this is a subject I have no say in and you need to PM Lori with your offer. Personally I want to thank you for all you do to make this a quality board! Kevin

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*Has Warm Fuzzies* Thank you so much!

I wish I had the time to contribute like you do. Your offer of help is appreciated to get rid of spam but this is a subject I have no say in and you need to PM Lori with your offer. Personally I want to thank you for all you do to make this a quality board! Kevin
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