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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » Retraining the hamsters who run this perpetual motion machine

LCs, some of you may be experiencing difficulty accessing the site, logging in, commenting, or a combination of the above.

(Obviously, if you’re having trouble accessing the site, you’re likely not reading this, but humor me, mkay?)

We - meaning the Imperial Tech Wizard and us lowly minions who snap at his heels every five minutes going “Is it done yet???  Is it done yet???” - are attempting to secure the site so that those who have worn out their welcome (more on that later) will not trouble us further.

Please bear with us while we work through this, and thanks.

30 Responses to “Retraining the hamsters who run this perpetual motion machine”
  1. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW UNITED STATES

    Do you know how many people are having this problem? Currently, I can find only TWO IP addresses that are restricted, and NONE that are actually blocked.

  2. Lc Scott Comment by Lc Scott UNITED STATES

    Hum,Interesting :ponder_tb:

    and first!

  3. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW UNITED STATES

    Nice try

  4. Unregistered Comment by dasbow UNITED STATES

    Hah! You can try to stop me, but I’ll find a way back!! You have no power ov

  5. Unregistered Comment by Cheryl

    I was prompted to put in a code, but otherwise no trouble. Are some of the posts getting so naughty that such drastic measures need to be taken?

  6. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I UNITED STATES

    I was prompted to put in a code, but otherwise no trouble. Are some of the posts getting so naughty that such drastic measures need to be taken?

    Yes and no, but the intention here is to create an easy and more effective method of banning the occasional troll.

    However, the goal is NOT to make it any harder for regulars and other non-trolls to comment. When it is completely ironed out, none of you will even notice it’s there.

  7. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    I was prompted to put in a code, but otherwise no trouble. Are some of the posts getting so naughty that such drastic measures need to be taken?

    Code?

    Did you say something that you weren’t supposed to? Too many links?

    I had to do some security fiddling here over the weekend. It shouldn’t have affected anyone it wasn’t intended to.

    However, the goal is NOT to make it any harder for regulars and other non-trolls to comment. When it is completely ironed out, none of you will even notice it’s there.

    From what I understand, there was only two people who appeared to have a problem — and one of them was probably the person we were intending to ban restrict. The other person was experiencing something that I currently do not have an answer for.

  8. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

    Cool sire. Secure the castle, and force the enemy back with boiling oil! HAR!

  9. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

    Am I spam? Just got that message a moment ago.

  10. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

    Maybe if I click the “follow up”?

  11. Unregistered Comment by Roger Glass UNITED STATES

    Sire (Emperor), my lord (Spats), and DJ (Oy, so what’s the salutation for the ITW? The Istari went by colors), thank you for all the hard work. But don’t we want the trolls? They seem to provide such a good source of protein for the Empire.

  12. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

    How about this time?

  13. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    They seem to provide such a good source of protein for the Empire.

    Some are just empty calories.

  14. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

    Ah, rectification at last. Anyway. Security is good, but the thing about trolls that make us laugh or our blood boil is a truth as well. The only real worry about said trolls would be them being disease carriers, that is to say “viral”.

  15. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

    And, I got the spam message again.

  16. LC Mrs. M Comment by LC Mrs. M

    No problems here…except I’m still a Rottie without a country. :cry_tb:

  17. Unregistered Comment by Cheryl UNITED STATES

    Did you say something that you weren’t supposed to? Too many links?

    Not as far as I know. Haven’t been assigned the troll hat as yet, and I have never used links. It was a prompt to put in 4 or 5 letters and numbers, similar to what Ticketmaster has. I was allowed entry after that. You mean no one else got that prompt? Whatever could I have said? I did equate the koran with Mein Kampf, but I don’t think that would have gotten me ejected from the Rottie.

  18. Unregistered Comment by Cheryl UNITED STATES

    IT’S A “CAIR” PLOT, I TELLS YA!

  19. Unregistered Comment by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant UNITED STATES

    I was prompted to put in a code, but otherwise no trouble.

    Cheryl, it sounds like Spam Karma2 raised an eyebrow at something and hit you with what’s called a “captcha” - that’s the code for which you were prompted.

    You should be okay now.

    Are some of the posts getting so naughty that such drastic measures need to be taken?

    There are trolls, and then there are whiny-assed pussies who fancy themselves hackers on the order of those who get into the Pentagon’s computers.

    That’s what this particular one is, and we’re busy showing him that he’s not quite all that and a bag of chips.

  20. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

    Even a code would be good, if it would just stop calling me spam.

  21. Unregistered Comment by Cheryl

    Even a code would be good, if it would just stop calling me spam.

    ’scept it reminds me of when I go to the eye doctor and can’t tell the numbers from the letters when I get down to about the 4th line on the eye chart!

  22. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW UNITED STATES

    Am I spam? Just got that message a moment ago.

    It was probably because you tried to comment too fast, and then tried again, and again, and again. Each time you got spanked a little harder.

    I’ve reset the database, so we’ll see where it goes from there.

  23. Unregistered Comment by irish19 UNITED STATES

    Maybe Cheryl likes being spanked.
    /ducks, covers, and runs away very fast.

  24. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie UNITED STATES

    Spam karma just got me a little while ago too, but after my second attempt at the code (I swear that B was an 8), it took it alright.

  25. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie UNITED STATES

    Irish19

    Cheryl DOES the spanking. Don’t ask me how I know, lets just say it wasn’t pretty and leave it at that!

  26. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC UNITED STATES

    Been quit a while since and got hit after multiple postings, if that’s the worst you can do bring it on.

    I’ll be back,
    sorry, watched a bunch of movies this weekend.

  27. Unregistered Comment by irish19 UNITED STATES

    Cheryl DOES the spanking.

    Now I’m off for a cold shower.

  28. Unregistered Comment by Cheryl

    Who sez I like being spanked?? Where’s mah ruler? The NON-metric one?

  29. NCLivingBrit Comment by NCLivingBrit UNITED STATES

    Who sez I like being spanked?? Where’s mah ruler? The NON-metric one?

    All we got left. Sorry.

  30. Unregistered Comment by irish19 UNITED STATES

    Who sez I like being spanked??

    Merely wondering. Enquiring minds and all.

    Where’s mah ruler? The NON-metric one?

    Now I need another cold shower.