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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, or to report forum violations. 

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.

SilverBrick None
7/23/19 5:01 a.m.

Thanks for the info. was pretty interesting to read wink

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
7/26/19 3:06 a.m.

11 posts in, and I still have my suspicions with our recent grey-painted Volvo user above; keep an eye out y’all

WonkoTheSane SuperDork
8/2/19 10:17 a.m.

I just noticed a post (at the beginning of the year) from  Swic, who only seems interested in pedaling his products for free.  Check out his two posts.

BoxheadTim MegaDork
9/13/19 8:36 a.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
10/9/19 6:22 a.m.
TJL said:

Wow. Kilt canoe wtf?


There are 8 users in the database that include "kilt" in their user info, pretty sure this is the second or third I've cleared.  Time to go comb through more of those.

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
12/4/19 2:34 p.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 :

I'm not sure about the Curtis post.  If you post on a thread, and then delete your post (or a mod does), and nobody comes and posts after it... then it's still listed as the last post on the thread in the indexs.

as for your post here that disappeared?
dunno.  wasn't me.  I've generally been the one cleaning back the thread here... but that doesn't mean another mod didn't accidentally clear it instead of the posts you were calling attention to.

I can confirm canoeing on the first one.  still tbd on "Butterbeam" and "Edulas".  cleaning up now.

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
12/9/19 1:09 p.m.

Checked those dealers, and OliverJames represents a Jeep dealership, so he got a message from us explaining that only subscribers and individuals who are forum members can place cars for sale, but they can buy a dealer package that includes free forum postings (neither him nor Blackhawk Motors, who spammed the section with 10 today, have paid for the privilege). Cleaned up the cars for sale and deactivated their accounts.

Current dealers with forum posting privileges are Wire Wheel Classic and Fantasy Junction, btw.


Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
12/9/19 2:01 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Agreed. And FWIW, Blackhawk Motors immediately responded with an apology and asking for ad rates. We'll keep you posted on status there, but so far seem like good peeps.


sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
12/31/19 10:20 a.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo said:
AngryCorvair said:

I see cooter beat me to this one.  As Robert Plant bellowed so many years ago:

Valhalla, Denis123 is coming!

It has posted in 10 threads including:

This one

I'm kind of curious to see how many posts they think they need to get up to, before they think the can canoe without us noticing.  I think that's part of the reason for inane comments in 'very active' threads.  We'll keep an eye on it... but I don't think we have enough evidence to boot them, yet.

For those playing along, the answer was 4.5 days and on the 15th out of 16 posts.  Preserved for posterity.Also, helped find another canoeist in the process.


new one to watch:

CJ HalfDork
12/31/19 10:08 p.m.

User - Champagnereef


Just an odd comment at the end of a thread that went silent a month and a half ago...?

Duke MegaDork
1/7/20 12:17 p.m.
infinitenexus Reader
1/8/20 9:01 a.m.

gingerbeardman is talking a lot like that previous guy that got banned, garagegorilla I think it was.  Just a bad attitude all around, and now proudly proclaimed he's just trolling us.



Mr_Asa New Reader
1/11/20 6:12 p.m.

Tried clicking on the garage thing on the profile, gives me an error.  Is that supposed to happen?

Cooter UltraDork
1/11/20 6:34 p.m.

Looks like Garage and individual Reader's Rides are down.

Cooter UltraDork
1/12/20 9:27 a.m.

In reply to Cooter :

Update.   I am able to access the vehicles in my Garage through my Watched List, but only on the Classic Motorsports side.

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
1/14/20 7:12 a.m.

Canoes sunk, and forgot to reply yesterday, Cooter: Devs are looking into the Garage tabs.

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
1/21/20 6:50 a.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
1/27/20 2:07 a.m.
SVreX MegaDork
1/28/20 10:59 a.m.
Duke MegaDork
1/31/20 11:07 a.m.

Weird thing I've been experiencing for quite a while now on the forum mobile version:

Composing or editing posts on iPhone / iOS 13.3 / Safari -

Inserting a return character does not give a 1.5-line space between paragraphs like it does on the desktop browser version.

If you insert a return, delete it, and then reinsert the return, you get the proper 1.5 line spacing...

...but doing that turns the automatic Shift off, so I have to then remember to capitalize the first word.  It's 4 steps to have 1 paragraph break come out right.

Judging from some posts I see here, it seems others also have this issue.  It's not really a critical thing in any way; it's just odd.


Floating Doc
Floating Doc SuperDork
2/2/20 9:25 a.m.

The discussion about the Endurance Miata V6 swap bears monitoring. Keith Tanner has first hand experience with catastrophic failure of the V8 Roadster subframes.


The new member LFXMX5 had first denied any knowledge of this earlier in the thread. 

This is the latest exchange. He appears to be getting frustrated with Keith. 


sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
2/3/20 4:44 a.m.
CJ HalfDork
2/5/20 1:40 a.m.
Mr_Asa said:





Edit: pasting is weird in here. Never gives a link for me

Do you select the 'chain' link next to the italic button (Tx) when you paste an address?  That 'chain' lets you tell the system that what you are pasting is a hyperlink.

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