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pardon me for asking, but...

What's the use of having a 'View All Recent Posts' button if they don't show all recent posts? The recent posts are not displaying (at least on my machines) for the latest installment of the Taper's section. In addition, I've been posting to the orphaned Taper's Section entries that are floating around somewhere in Dead.net space (everywhere but where they should be of course (in the rundown with the other entries in the TS) so that maybe others can possibly locate them. These posts are not appearing in 'All Recent Posts'. Of course, this problem doesn't amount to a hill of beans for everything else that's fubared around here. Is it time for a complete overhaul of the site? Every time I think I've seen quite possibly the last unworking link or crazy problem, another one crops up. I bet I'm not the only one that's frustrated.
That said, this site is better than nothing (although I like it better as it was last year) and I try my best not to look a gift horse in the teeth. It's just becoming a comedy of errors though.

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Savage Chat!!

Indeed, Mona! Take note friends, and pass it on!

http://www.savagetek.com/oss/

IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Trying to occupy chat

Hi is the chat room down for good?

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Occupy chat!

I represent at LEAST 10 PPL who have asked me about the chat. I pass on it has been reported but has been a long time IMO. Once again our kind tech brother Savage has opened up his chat to us. http://www.savagetek.com/oss/

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Joined: Jun 17 2007
unforeseen leak in the dike

When a new feature is introduced in a forum like this, there's always going to be someone who tries to exploit it, so my guess is that there would be some blowback from a "Report Spam" button; it's almost too easy to imagine that some might find a thing like that to be useful in a flame war, for example.

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I like your idea Mike Edwards...

...for a 'report spam' button. It's a really good one and should be implemented. Don't be surprised if some unforeseen leak in the dike would spring forth as a result of that however. This site reminds me a little of a Rube Goldberg contraption sometimes. tehehehehe. Lots of love, folks. Have a grateful day.

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Spammity Spam

> verification process...as well as the captcha...has slowed the spammage

I agree with Mr. Pid's assessment. The type of spam I see here doesn't seem to be bot-posted. A person has to set up an account and then deal with the captcha; you can spam dead.net, but it's a very labor intensive process for a rather narrow niche.

> a more stringent sign up and user verification process [to] deter these dope wads

Such barriers to entry would also make it much more difficult for the non-spammers, which likely far outnumber the dope wads, as you call them, wilfredtjones. My suggestion would be to add a "Report Spam" button to each post, like on craigslist, which wouldn't reduce the number of spam posts, but which would make them easier for marye to find and eradicate.

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Shows by year and attendees and photos

Sure is tough paging thru the shows until you get to 2/21/73, the discover the Attendees heading doesn't work. Can dead.net repair the access to shows by year and list those who attended?
I've asked for the photo upload mechanism to be repaired too: I've discontinued trying to post photos.

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Joined: Dec 22 2007
Again,

I don't work here, I just hang out here so all I can do is guess.

In one of my favorite bars in the world (McSorely's in NYC) there are a great many interesting artifacts hanging on the walls. One of them is a hand painted sign that reads, "Be Good or Be Gone." That concept, along with the whole "innocent until proven guilty" thing seems to be the operant policy regarding user accounts here. Accounts that generate spam get nuked.

As far as stiffening the new user accreditation process, culturally we as Deadheads have been all about openness and inclusion, so it would logically follow that any website for, by and about us should mirror that basic posture. Engage us constructively and we are highly likely to reciprocate. Act like a jerk and the probable outcome is that you will be either ignored to death or someone will decide that they are the instrument of Karma and deal with you, one way or another.

Besides, I don't know how one might implement any sort of criteria for further qualifying potential users. Would they have to pass some sort of test or something? And test what? There's more than enough "Deader-Than-Thou" floating around for my taste as it is. I think you kinda have to leave the door open, wait 'til that deal comes round, and then don't let that deal go down.

But that's just how I see it. Anybody else have any bright ideas?

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Again, right on Stu...

...by the same token though, I notice that the spammers are invariably brand spanking new users. Would not a more stringent sign up and user verification process deter these dope wads? I bet it goes back to limited resources, right?

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