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    I sincerely hope that Chet wears this as a badge of honor.

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    oh ok, got it about Chet - I feel bad

    Moderator note:
    Moved from Suspensions and Bannings, May 2010 thread. Discussion about bannings should be in this thread, while the other thread is reserved for moderator use only.
    Last edited by luckless pedestrian; 06 May 2010 at 8:54 AM.

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    I miss his 'Jekyll' side, too, but I started to think that his 'Hyde' side was starting to get the best of him when I posted an opinion a year or two ago about, IIRC, the Milwaukee, WI City Council making a bad budgeting decision by voting to extend 'spousal' employee benefits to unmarried couples while in the throes of a big-time deficit and when it wasn't even requested by the city's employee unions - and then he totally ripped into me as though I had personally attacked him. I did not respond in Cyburbia to that attack but thought to myself on the lines of 'Sheesh, settle down, chill out, willya?'



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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    User: Chet
    Rules violation: Personal attack
    Moderator action: Permanent ban: 5 May 2010
    Comments: User given numerous previous warnings and disciplinary actions concerning personal attacks.
    Cyburbia just became a little less fabulous.
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    Thanks for keeping the discussion about Chet civil. As you know, since he can't post, he can't defend himself.

    Chet always had his "swings", but he usually posted far more often when he was up; it more than made up for the rare post when he was cranky. In recent months, his posting pattern took a 180° turn for the worse. I miss the old Chet, but I think the mods got the feeling that he wasn't going to return, based on his recent posting pattern.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Consecutive bannings:

    MariettaHockins

    GeorgiaPlimpton
    I think I'm being stalked.
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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    Busy month in banhammerland -- and there's still a week to go.

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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    User: WadeTuite (121.54.17.90, Philippines)
    User: MariettaHockins (121.54.17.90, Philippines)
    User: GeorgiaPlimpton (121.54.17.90, Philippines)
    User: BradfordCurro (121.54.17.90, Philippines)

    Ya think?

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    User: WadeTuite (121.54.17.90, Philippines)
    User: MariettaHockins (121.54.17.90, Philippines)
    User: GeorgiaPlimpton (121.54.17.90, Philippines)
    User: BradfordCurro (121.54.17.90, Philippines)

    Ya think?
    Cyburbia's Axis of Spam: India, PR China, Philippines, Pakistan and Vietnam. There's some legit users from those countries, but unfortunately the spammers far outnumber them. India and China are maybe 50% legit users/50% spammers. The other three: about 90% spammers.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by NHPlanner View post
    User: Mrs_Sliptinschit
    Rules violation: Sockpuppet of Starring_Emma
    Moderator action: Permanent ban: 10 August 2010
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    Priceless user name.
    Does this mean that name is taken and can no longer be used again when I create my next sockpuppet? Wait, I'll just use Mr. and the rest of it.

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    User: popularserver (122.163.130.35, India)
    Rules violation: Profile/SEO spam.
    Moderator action: Permanent ban: 19 August 2010
    Comments: "Schmidt Milligan?" Really?
    Awesome. OH OH OH! Dan!!! Can I change my user name? Can I? Please please please!!!!!!

    (I kid, I kid...)
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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    I see the Banhammer for

    Magazine (1 year subscription) in the FAC.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Those missing shift key computers so common in India must be manufactured in China ... certainly not in new york city
    My theory: it's a genetic defect. They are born without a left pinky finger.

    But I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    My theory: it's a genetic defect. They are born without a left pinky finger.
    Could be. Even the legit users from India have a tendency to eschew uppercase letters in their profiles.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    My theory: it's a genetic defect. They are born without a left pinky finger.

    But I could be wrong.
    I always thought they just weren't sure how to emphasize correctly... YOU KNOW?
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Damn. And here I am, looking for property "...about one hour’s drive north of Toronto..." and the dude gets banned. Double damn.

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    Seeing as we're getting a swarm of Indian spammers:

    Why does Cyburbia ban so many people from India and Pakistan?
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    From the FAQ:

    How many spammers try to register on Cyburbia?

    15,000 to 20,000 attempts to register on Cyburbia are made every month by spammers and bots. In comparison, about 700 legitimate users register on Cyburbia every month. For every legitimate user that joins Cyburbia, about 25 spammers try to join.

    Here's an excerpt from one of our logs.



    That's just three hours of activity.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    .......

    That's just three hours of activity.
    When I registered, why didn't I select the first user name on this page?

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    When I registered, why didn't I select the first user name on this page?
    Looking at the list, I think "Doug Rehab" would be a cool name.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Looking at the list, I think "Doug Rehab" would be a cool name.
    I think I have my halloween costume next year... hello I'm Doug Rehab...
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Well.....

    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    When I registered, why didn't I select the first user name on this page?
    I suspect your neighbors on at least three sides know the answer to this question
    Skilled Adoxographer

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    Proof that Indian spammer keyboards don't have a shift key: http://www.stopforumspam.com/country/in
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    I'm trying an experiment where I'm using country-based DNSBLs (DNS-based Blackhole List) to block certain countries from registering on Cyburbia.

    The DBSBLs used should block those in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Philippines, and Vietnam from registering on Cyburbia. Users in those countries should still be able to view Cyburbia, The few legitimate users in those countries should still be able to log in, along with those who previously registered from other countries who may be visiting.

    We might find spammers from the now-blacklisted countries who registered long ago. We think we got most of them, but there may still be a few sleepers in here.

    This may or may not work. Stay tuned.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    The registration blacklist now includes Ukraine and the People's Republic of China. Sorry, but the many spammers from those countries ruin it for the few who may want to be a part of the Cyburbia community.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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