Old & New Members: Ideas for getting a forum revival going!

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by Mr/Mrs.Punchie
09 Jan 12 20:36

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Hi Friends
In the recent past we have all noticed an increase in SPAM and a decrease in member activity.
I opened this thread in hopes that there may be some ideas out there to help make this forum what it use to be not so very long ago-
Afterall, Light can only do so much..and since we all use this forum I feel we should maybe help it along to survive and maybe pump some more life into it.
It use to be fun to come here every single day-
There use to be some serious posters and some downright hilarious posters---
We use to talk about soo much more than just phen..
We even shared photos of our pets at one time...
I even went looking for the old threads that were soo much fun, But could not find them...
One of my recent suggestions was bumping up threads to go past the neverending spam-
At this point I feel the ones left remaining here would agree that anything is better than stinkin spam.
I love this forum and the friends I have made along the way-
Sadly too many have come and gone---
So I come to you all and ask that if you have any ideas---
Please feel free to add them---
I feel so sad that this little forum has been going on a downhill ride-
Dont you?

by Tipsycherry
10 Jan 12 09:45

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Very sad Mrs Punchie. Is there any way Light could maybe make one of us a spam police??? With the ability to delete all the trash that is obviously spam?  Other than that and bumping I'm not really sure what we can do????  We can start the new topics once again?  I love the pet one, I will start it again and lets see if we cant work some magic?

by Mr/Mrs.Punchie
10 Jan 12 16:21

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Very sad Mrs Punchie. Is there any way Light could maybe make one of us a spam police??? With the ability to delete all the trash that is obviously spam?  Other than that and bumping I'm not really sure what we can do????  We can start the new topics once again?  I love the pet one, I will start it again and lets see if we cant work some magic?

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Tipsy
I think that is a great idea!
I see the pet thread...I think we should all participate..
I am going to go through my pet pics and add a few in a while..right now, I am pressed for time..
Any other great ideas out there?
What does everyone think about inviting old members back?
Talk to me friends..
.lol
P.S.- I thought this was kind of funny-

by southernbelle
10 Jan 12 18:49

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I will help in any way I can. This forum has been so great for me and I really appreciate everything!  I enjoy chatting with you ladies!  Oh I don't have any pets but I do have a hubby I can post a picture of ...he is kind of like a pet!

by Light
10 Jan 12 19:06

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Hi,
I do agree that spam is a really big problem, each day I delete tons. I recently started to block a whole bunch of IPs and for the next few days we should see less. Still we will see some, I am really sorry for all the junk that passes by.
I had thought at a spam police for a long time. I have few members I can trust with this job. The problem is the forum software itself. It's a buggy piece of code and not sure if that function works.
I promise to look tomorrow into this and try to find a solution.
Thanks for making this forum a nice place!

by Banker
11 Jan 12 00:43

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Count me in I'm not the most interesting but I do care about all our friends and their lives.  You are all so caring and willing to give support when we need it not only for weight issues but all our other problems in life.  Thanks everyone we will make this work.

by homzie
11 Jan 12 16:34

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Sounds like a great idea to me.

by Tipsycherry
12 Jan 12 09:56

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Yeah Light!!!!!!!  You must truly have your hands full.  I just cant believe how many people take the time to sign up an account and post this crap, does anyone ever buy it???  Let us know if there is anyway we can help...... we are here for you, because you keep this place going for us!   SB, would love to see a picture of your pet hubby or you could post pictures of your kids. 

by southernbelle
12 Jan 12 11:40

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Tipsy-I just got back some pictures taken over Christmas. If I can figure out how to post them I will post a family pic!  I am not too computer savy...my IT department hates to see my number pop up on their phones!

by southernbelle
12 Jan 12 12:29

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/74199851@N06/
Okay lets see if this works! LOL

by milliondollarbabies
13 Jan 12 00:57

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I am not a old member nor am I a new member.
But I gotta admit that the spam is what has been keeping me away. Most of that shit is senseless to.
Now that it look's like the ladie's here are taking think's into their own hand's, Good for ya all!
I think I may be back a round a bit more.

by hunnibeez
13 Jan 12 02:33

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Punchie, thank you!  How the heck do the spammers get in here, anyway?  Lol, never mind--you could explain that one for hours and I'd still wonder how they get in!  I love this forum and I don't want it to go away like all the other good ones. Just let me know what I can do to help out.

by Phaidra
13 Jan 12 05:10

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Hi folks,
Have not checked in for awhile.  Sorry!  Had a bout with IBD and lost more weight than was healthy.  Just want to say that I still would like to be of any help that I can.
Thanks!
~~Phaidra

by Tipsycherry
13 Jan 12 10:12

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You have a beautiful family SB!  Your hubby kind looks like a cuddly teddy bear so I would call that a pet!  Once again I logged in this am and the last 10 posts were nothing but spam.  Million Dollar Baby, Hunni and Phaidra welcome back!!!!!!  Please stay and help us get rid of all this junk!!!!!!   We need you! 

by southernbelle
16 Jan 12 13:39

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Thanks Tipsy! And I agree ...welcome back! The more the merrier!  I am trying to remind myself to get on here and bump stuff up so that the spam will disappear. Hope ya'll have a great week!
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