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Old 07-14-2005, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As many of you noticed, TAF was recently spammed by an individual or group of individuals intent solely on disrupting and corrupting the experience of TAF's members.

I apologize for being unable to act earlier, but I was ill yesterday and unable to spend significant time on TAF. In the last hour I have banned all of the offensive users and permanently deleted their posts.

The nature of the spam suggests that the offender was not using an automated system but posting manually. With this in mind, it is not improbable that he/she/them will return and attempt to continue abusing the forum.

I ask that all members be alert and, should they see any suspicious activity, alert me via private message ASAP. I will be checking on the forum frequently throughout the day.

This abusive behavior has led me to several conclusions, one being that, given TAF's substantial growth, new, capable moderators are necessary. I am leaving the country on an extended trip next week, and a capable moderation team will be all the more imperative then. I will spend the next few days searching for the appropriate candidates and will brief them by phone early next week.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. I apologize for this unfortunate series of events.
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Jonathan, we appreciate everything you do and this board. Ever since I discovered TAF I don't know what I would do without it.
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you Jonathan for everything. I on the other hand know what would happen to me if I didn't have TAF, my head would explode. Hope you're feeling better, and enjoy your trip!
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Good job, Jonathan - everything looked like such a mess that I thought it'd take you a longer time to fix it all up. Thanks for all of your hard work!

It must be distressing for you to see your wonderful forum abused in such a manner, so I want to be sure and let you know how much those of us who frequent TAF appreciate it and you.

Thanks again!
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Old 07-14-2005, 01:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ahhh, yes. TAF is all cleaned up again.. Good Job Jonathan!!

TAF Members, When they come back under different names, we just ignore them. send a PM to J. and sit back and watch the fireworks...

J. Can you ban by IP address?

and i wonder why they had it out for Richard?
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yes, i would recommend an ip ban, unless they are on dial-up
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Old 07-14-2005, 03:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks.
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Old 07-14-2005, 04:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It is amazing what some people do for amusement.

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Thank you Jonathan
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Hope you're feeling better mate.
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Thanks for keeping TAF in good shape Jonathan.
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Old 07-15-2005, 12:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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This abusive behavior has led me to several conclusions, one being that, given TAF's substantial growth, new, capable moderators are necessary. I am leaving the country on an extended trip next week, and a capable moderation team will be all the more imperative then. I will spend the next few days searching for the appropriate candidates and will brief them by phone early next week.

I would be intrested in being a moderator, would help get someone on in the late hours of the night.
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Old 07-15-2005, 07:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah I was interested in why they were all out for Richard...found that interesting. Richard must be hot...hell they all wanted gay sex. On a more serious note, I was really impress on how quick you had all that cleaned up. I truly expected to see TAF down the next day...awesome job! Oh, and have fun out of country.
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