Of Mollom and Spam

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Of Mollom and Spam
Hi, gang,

Corinne mentioned to me that Mollom's been running amok, so she wasn't able to post anything on here. I apologize to anybody who's been caught by that. I've had a little chat with the Mollom settings. Now, the worst that should happen is that it decides your post requires my attention before going live. Please let me know if it's still getting on your nerves.

The reason for the Mollom / Captcha / anti-Spam thing is that every time a spammer gets through, people unsubscribe. They get fed up really, really easily. So, the spam-guards are locked up pretty tight.
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Thanks, Captdodge, and
Thanks, Captdodge, and welcome!

It's addictive, isn't it?

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 I can post too.  I am a
 I can post too.  I am a relative newbie to aeroponics, but it has become a really fun hobby.  I am no bot so I figured I'd let you folks know hehe.  

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Thanks for the kind words,
Thanks for the kind words, Corinne.

I did two things - told Mollom to refer the post to me, rather than refuse the post, if it decided something was spam.

The other thing, is a special user category - trusted members, essentially - who don't need to put up with Mollom. So I went through the user list and upgraded your member account, and a few others. Initial account on signup is "normal" trust level. So new members get the Captcha, etc., rigmarole.

It's a balancing act...

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I was able to post this
I was able to post this morning. Thanks for checking that, ginger. Your Captcha feature has been disabled,though. Spam can totally wreck a forum as is evident over on the old AG Growers forum..what a total mess the bots made over there. Please don't let Mollom(sounds like a name from the Hobit movie    ) drop any guards because of my comment about not being able to post. This is a wonderful site you have here.
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