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EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo GRM+ Memberand 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
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.

Cooter
Cooter PowerDork
12/28/21 9:11 p.m.

WAT

 

(I don't think h is a spammer, but might be good to watch him, just in case there is an edit later.)

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/10/22 5:31 p.m.
Duke said:

Another one. 

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/community/herdesa/

And, in the same thread, a previously undiscovered paddler with a big scorecard:

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/community/buenavides1/

 

I'm not sure on the second one. There's a lot of comments going back years, and yeah sure all of them don't necessarily read the best, but it reads more like ESL or a younger person than anything. I only found 1 link they posted out of at least a dozen posts. I don't want to accidentally ban a regular user.

cfvwtuner
cfvwtuner New Reader
2/24/22 8:16 a.m.

How about locking up the "Some of you may recognize this car..." in the main forum.  Guy is getting really and agressive and rude for no reason.  It also seems like he has quite a bit of interest in the selling of the old honda

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
3/3/22 8:51 a.m.

Not a canoe, but whats the policy for people that just show up trying to sell parts?

Also, to be fair, the "ttt" post irritated me enough to make this post.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/parts-sale/fs-oem-2019-golf-r-75-exhaust-with-799-original-miles-documented-ne-pick-up/192271/page1/

russde
russde Reader
3/15/22 7:52 p.m.

Anyone having issues posting to the forum from their phone? I've tried twice to post and get a "oops, something went wrong" error...once last week and once tonight.

I'm logged in, can read, check my profile etc...just can't post. My desktop version works fine (proof is here ;)0

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/22/22 12:27 p.m.

This is a new reader that has posted a whole bunch of seemingly-relevant but actually fairly meaningless posts.  Not sure if canoe or not but I recommend checking out and watchlisting at the very least.  Thanks.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/community/Chrissmith/

 

DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue HalfDork
3/23/22 10:41 a.m.

Several of the last posts here are suspicious, to say the least.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/i-made-a-youtube-channel-audi-content/190186/page1/

Not hard for mods/admin to determine where new members are from.  Obviously we want to welcome people from all over the world, but there are certain patterns that can be observed and some tools that can be useful indicators of whether someone is a real enthusiast or just looking to disrupt our little cocktail party.

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
3/24/22 7:27 p.m.
DarkMonohue said:

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/community/vobehifimy/

I am sure you are probably right, but this obvious Eastern bloc guy may, just may, be here following the Ukrainians who have followed and commented since HungaryBill's assistance started. So I'll kill him tomorrow when he reveals himself fully.

DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue HalfDork
3/24/22 11:56 p.m.
Marjorie Suddard said:

I am sure you are probably right, but this obvious Eastern bloc guy may, just may, be here following the Ukrainians who have followed and commented since HungaryBill's assistance started. So I'll kill him tomorrow when he reveals himself fully.

I am genuinely unsure how to read that. The one "Ukrainian" on HB's thread seems to have disappeared rather abruptly.

It was probably inevitable that Russians with ill intentions and general parasites from anywhere in the world started showing up in force.  Must be a shortage of Nigerian princes these days...

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
3/25/22 9:01 a.m.

In reply to DarkMonohue :

Read me? I was just giving the guy probably too much credit. More suspect posts this morning, though, so I've deactivated the user. Thanks for watching/reporting.

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
3/25/22 9:40 a.m.
DarkMonohue said:
Marjorie Suddard said:

I am sure you are probably right, but this obvious Eastern bloc guy may, just may, be here following the Ukrainians who have followed and commented since HungaryBill's assistance started. So I'll kill him tomorrow when he reveals himself fully.

I am genuinely unsure how to read that. The one "Ukrainian" on HB's thread seems to have disappeared rather abruptly.

It was probably inevitable that Russians with ill intentions and general parasites from anywhere in the world started showing up in force.  Must be a shortage of Nigerian princes these days...

Are you talking about VikkiD? I missed something, I totally thought she was legit. What happened?

DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue HalfDork
3/25/22 12:28 p.m.

In reply to tuna55 :

I wasn't sure myself.  Got kind of a bad feeling.  It is interesting that a whole raft of newcomers appear when we start talking about OT subjects that are either of particular interest to others or can be capitalized on by those with flexible morals.  Very frustrating. 

The thread about Thunderbird spare started by Lost in Transit. He changed his screen name to something quite non-family-friendly. Perhaps a moderator could address it one way or the other.

 

 

 

 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
4/2/22 10:06 a.m.

In reply to Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter) :

Well, isn't that a neat little Easter egg? And, some thankful education into the gaps of the word filter.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/bring-a-05-ford-thunderbird-spare-balloon-wheel-back-to-life-but-use-it-for-a-different-application/192908/page1/

 

EDIT: we are once again, family friendly

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/2/22 11:11 a.m.

User GoberkeleyYourSelf  needs to be removed, banned, stoned, tarred and feathered, keel hauled and made to walk the plank.  And as usual I am late to the party.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
4/2/22 11:15 a.m.

In reply to Noddaz :

Nothing gets past y'all for too long.  Thank y'all for your diligence in keeping the neighborhood clean.  

John Welsh said:

In reply to Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter) :

Well, isn't that a neat little Easter egg? And, some thankful education into the gaps of the word filter.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/bring-a-05-ford-thunderbird-spare-balloon-wheel-back-to-life-but-use-it-for-a-different-application/192908/page1/

 

EDIT: we are once again, family friendly

Yeah, I spelled mine out just so that wouldn't happen.

russde
russde Reader
4/4/22 7:13 a.m.

In reply to EastCoastMojo :

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/budget-3d-printer-build-and-mods-ender-3/163476/page17/

bluej (Forum Supporter)
bluej (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/5/22 3:13 p.m.

Could I get an assist with updating my build thread title, please and thanks very much? 

thread: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/buildkrieg-dirthammers-long-overdue-introduction-a/174735/page5/

New preferred title: "Dirthammer - Rallyx E30 with 2.5 DuraMZR"

y'all are appreciated smiley

Edit: thanks!!

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
4/8/22 11:37 a.m.
Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/8/22 12:31 p.m.

Anyone else having problems uploading pictures?  

I cleared cache/cookies, but same result-- after uploading the picture I'm taken back to the link tab of the dialog box and cannot post the picture.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
4/9/22 9:12 p.m.

Minor Win thread won't open. Says "Go Back"

Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/10/22 8:48 a.m.
TurnerX19 said:

Minor Win thread won't open. Says "Go Back"

Both the Minor Win and Minor Rant threads are like that, but only if you try to go to the last page.  You can go to other pages without trouble.

Coincidentally or not, dculberson was the last poster listed in both threads, and within minutes of each other.

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