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    #16
    Hi Tom,

    There's no link after your name, so you're good to go.

    Steven

    Originally posted by TomRL View Post
    I have a link after my name. It's probably okay because as far as I know the site doesn't sell anything. I thought I'd change it anyway, but can't find where I created it.
    ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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      #17
      Just spotted that.
      Tom

      "Blessed are the pessimists, for they hath made backups." Exasperated 20:12

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        #18
        Wise,
        I just got a PM yesterday with commercial-only purpose.... here it is...

        ello Margie,
        I am the founder of Disabled Explorers, a volunteer run non-profit in Arizona that is run by the disabled for the disabled. Our mission is to encourage & enable the disabled to get out and travel the backcountry.
        Check out our website www.disabledexplorers.org
        We could really use some help telling the story of the folks who go out camping with us.
        Thanks,
        1 Leg Lance
        __________________
        www.disabledexplorers.org
        Backcountry recreation for the disabled in the Wheelchair Accessible Van for Expeditions

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          #19
          This is a non-profit organization so excluded from any ban, and PMs are not included in this ban. If you don't want to get PMs, you can turn them off, or just not open them from people you don't really know (just delete).

          (KLD)
          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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            #20
            Yes, I don't like that people put lots of links on the signature, must ban

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              #21
              Originally posted by davidseopao
              commercial links cannot harm the site but instead it adds more traffic to the site all kinds of people visiting the site. fyi
              FYI thats your opinion and you are welcome to it.

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                #22
                Originally posted by Zelcerak
                Can I have a blog ... leave a link in the signature? There's no advertising, just looking and placed liked me information.
                Nope.
                ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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                  #23
                  We are banning all new registrants who have a commercial website link in their signature. Please do not put commercial links in your signature. Wise.

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                    #24
                    Have there always been so many spammers here, or does it just seem like it's increasing lately? Is there some weird impression out there that the sci community has a lot of disposable income?

                    Sometimes you have to laugh at the total ineptitude of these people, but it's also kind of sickening that they have no qualms about invading anywhere.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by Scaper1 View Post
                      Have there always been so many spammers here, or does it just seem like it's increasing lately? Is there some weird impression out there that the sci community has a lot of disposable income?

                      Sometimes you have to laugh at the total ineptitude of these people, but it's also kind of sickening that they have no qualms about invading anywhere.
                      The flood began about 4 years ago. We get more spammers than legitimate registrants every day. Steven and I ban a dozen or more spammers every day. Wise.

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                        #26
                        Hearing about SPAM always reminds me of a skit by the Monty Python troop.
                        Rick Brauer or just call me - Mr B

                        http://www.riseadventures.org

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by Scaper1 View Post
                          Is there some weird impression out there that the sci community has a lot of disposable income?
                          Not to pick on anyone, but Betheny's (hi!) cell phone tracker post seems to be attracting most of them. (5,400 clicks over the last month!) I recently started hiding posts that bring us spammers in Members Only so Google won't rank us highly for spam-friendly search terms.

                          There's another post (about red catheter tubes) that brings us other people looking for a similarly named adult version of YouTube. It's in Care, so I'm debating whether or not to move it. (It brought us 210 clicks over the last month.)
                          ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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                            #28
                            Nit picking...

                            While thinking about reducing spamming, I looked back at the CCC registration process. I think I spotted a typo in the process. Under Forum rules, note the similarity of the first two paragraphs.

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                              #29
                              Care Cure does very well in getting rid of spam. I run another chat forum using the same software as CC, but is not published or nearly as popular. It gets about two dozen spam posts a day, but I rarely see any such posts here.

                              Steven and Wise do very well, we should be happy with the work they do, even when it's not seen.
                              C2/3 quad since February 20, 1985.

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by khmorgan View Post
                                While thinking about reducing spamming, I looked back at the CCC registration process. I think I spotted a typo in the process. Under Forum rules, note the similarity of the first two paragraphs.
                                Thanks. Let me ask Steven to take a look. Wise.

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