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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.

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.
Duke MegaDork
1/7/20 12:17 p.m.
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.

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.


sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
2/17/20 1:37 a.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
2/24/20 11:31 a.m.
hobiercr said:



I'll dig into it, but I'm pretty sure they're a real person

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
2/24/20 2:56 p.m.
dean1484 MegaDork
2/26/20 7:46 a.m.

Is this new pop up from GRM or do I have other issues on my phone that I need to look in to.  (Screen clip below). 



EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
2/27/20 11:26 a.m.

Gingerbeardman has been sent a request to refrain from posting for 2 weeks. If you see further posts from him in that time please post here or contact me directly via PM. yes

Shadeux HalfDork
2/27/20 3:44 p.m.
90BuickCentury New Reader
3/1/20 7:07 a.m.

Billy1488 joined trying to sell some parts in a 3yrold thread... canoeish email address. 

Javelin MegaDork
3/1/20 7:21 p.m.

ChrisLS8 in the meme thread needs a date with the concrete patio.

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
3/12/20 4:15 a.m.
stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
3/16/20 5:49 p.m.
spitfirebill MegaDork
3/16/20 8:51 p.m.
stuart in mn said:

I wonder if the thread on the Diesel Brothers has run its course...https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/excellent-diesel-brothers-fined-850k-plus-12m-in-f/167690/page12/

it did 10 pages ago.  

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
3/19/20 4:23 a.m.

large scale canoest base user names of late



Bent-Valve HalfDork
3/20/20 5:51 a.m.


not a canoe but might need to add, temporary, to the menu bar or posted somewhere visible.






I'll add them to the panic thread but a post gets lost after a while

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
3/23/20 1:40 a.m.
Ransom UltimaDork
3/25/20 9:26 a.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
3/25/20 11:20 a.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo said:

In reply to Ransom :

aw, Berkeley... that's going to take a minute.  Also, I've got the cbd one flagged too.

oh, woohoo... new site setup made that easier than expected.  Yay!

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
3/25/20 11:41 a.m.

Yay! Progress.

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