EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
4/28/14 8:56 a.m.

Since the Feedback forum is no more, this will now be the thread for reporting canoes. Please post a link to the threads and the names of the spammers in this thread. Big thanks to everyone who takes the time to report Spammy McSpammers. Your help makes it easier for us to blow them out of the water!

You may also use this thread to request moderator assistance, such as updating a thread title or moving a thread to another forum. 

RexSeven
RexSeven UberDork
5/14/15 3:46 a.m.

A explanation on canoes for newbies:

With older GRM forum formats mods had to comb through threads for spammers, which took way too much time to do because of the number of spammers we got. There was no "report comment" button what like other boards have. The community helped out by flagging potential spammers with a key word, which the mods would then search the boards for. "Canoe" became the keyword to identify them. "Flounder" is a similar keyword we used for flamewars/flamebait/trolling... basically, Internet arguments gone out of control. Threads on religion, politics, and your favorite brand of penetrant/motor oil/etc. are particularly susceptible to becoming flounders.

Of course, canoe and flounder have become in-jokes. So are the filters for naughty words. You can figure those out by filter pwning yourself.

So if you find a spammer or someone who isn't playing nice with the community, please report them here. Mods don't actively go searching for every instance of the word 'canoe' anymore, so while its OK to reply to a spammer with 'canoe,' we may still not see it. Tattle on them here, and we'll make the decision on whether to banhammer them or not.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/1/18 4:26 p.m.

Don't really know where we are posting forum weirdities lately, but I've noticed one:

When an embedded YouTube video is quoted, sometimes it blanks out an area below the video window that is approximately equal to the video window itself.  I'll try to upload a screen shot.  Seems to do it in Firefox 59.0.2 but not in Chrome 66.0.3359.139.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
5/1/18 4:28 p.m.

In reply to Duke :

Interesting, I have not seen that glitch, but then I rarely surf on a big screen these days. Is that the latest version of FF? Cleared cookies /  browser cache?

dculberson
dculberson UltimaDork
5/3/18 9:19 a.m.
EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
5/3/18 9:31 a.m.

In reply to dculberson :

Got 'em, thanks! yes

STM317
STM317 SuperDork
5/3/18 1:59 p.m.

Maybe Jardenblack26 really does have the exact same vehicles and the exact same problem that Fitzauto had a couple of months ago. But identical word choice seems a bit unlikely.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
5/3/18 3:06 p.m.

In reply to STM317 :

Got him, thanks for reporting! yes

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
5/11/18 6:47 a.m.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/201x-classifieds/1983-mazda-rx-7/139415/page1/

this dude has 2 posts in 3 days, both in $2018 classifieds, both for cars that are way more than $2018 that he presumably has himself listed on ebay

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
5/11/18 2:49 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

Got him, thanks! yes

Suprf1y
Suprf1y PowerDork
5/17/18 4:10 a.m.
EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
5/17/18 5:25 a.m.

In reply to Suprf1y :

Got him, thanks for reporting! yes

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
5/17/18 7:46 a.m.

Almost canoeish.  One post and its to an ebay listing for an over priced Durango. 

 

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/201x-classifieds/2000-dodge-durango/139596/page1/

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
5/17/18 7:50 a.m.

In reply to spitfirebill :

Got him, thanks! yes

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