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Re: Report Forum problems here

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2019, 12:21
by ppluis0
Ben N wrote:Yup, shit's gone--as if it was never there at all. Was it all just a bad dream?


Looks like Modman was here and designed Mr. Dirk Hendrik in charge to cleanup this kinf of spam.

Re: Report Forum problems here

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2019, 14:52
by masonsjax
marshmellow wrote:Considering your long post history... you think your judgment is well placed?


Hah! Yes I'm new to this forum... but not to the internet! No personal offense intended to anyone, just not a great first impression as I'm sure you can imagine. Here's to better days ahead :P

Re: Report Forum problems here

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2019, 18:06
by modman
masonsjax wrote:Is there seriously only one mod for this forum? How has a single user been allowed to dominate this site for this long? Unbelievable.

Because nobody else had the balls to face:
-DCMA complaints
-pissing off every garage soldier jockey, while you could be rubbing shoulders with the greats...
-paying for hosting without getting anything back

All moderators were dismissed at one point to equal out the field. I am convinced that moderators should not participate in discussions, or use a different user. Yes, the forum could do with some updates and overhauls... but I have neither the time, nor the inclination to make freestompboxes more attractive. I don't know what could be done to present the information to the public in a better way and still make it open to discussion.

Still I think there is nothing to moderate: I don't want a forum dominated by ego's with special privileges... only the argument counts. That partly why I also started refraining from participating in discussions.

In the same way that science is never conclusive, discussion is never done and no schematic is final. It's always possible that another unit shows up with a few components different. There is a facebook freestompboxes.org and it's incredible how many people sign up expecting build information on facebook, or even debugging. That is not the place to do that. Google your question, read forums...it's the only way.

I saw Wampler's youtube channel once... where do you think he gets all his content and attitude towards pedals from? I think a large part of his business is thanks to the relaxed attitude he displays in these vlogs come from the early freestompboxes.org days. I'm sure he's here. He started as a DIY-er and did great (still don't understand how he did it)...

People really did and still do build businesses off freestompboxes.org -- and then the pedal builders will yell to me "but you built a business off our original products". This is not the case: we had some google and Ebay ads one time to pay for hosting fees, but I did away with that. Once FSB because something commercial, it may become worth while to sue us. As long as we have no money coming from commercial activities, we are safe as cherry pie.

Any weakness is a strength and vice versa.

But spambots are a problem: if you see spambots, you know the forum is dead. I temporarily assigned mod rights to Dirk, but will try and find a way to spread these privileges to more of the regular visitors.

Re: Report Forum problems here

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2019, 20:45
by bajaman
A big thanks for doing a great job modman :wink:
freestompboxes.org will always be my chosen forum - cannot remember the last time i visited the "other" forum - :lol:
All the best and keep on doing what you are doing.
cheers
bajaman

Re: Report Forum problems here

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2019, 21:36
by deltafred
bajaman wrote:A big thanks for doing a great job modman :wink:
freestompboxes.org will always be my chosen forum - cannot remember the last time i visited the "other" forum - :lol:
All the best and keep on doing what you are doing.
cheers
bajaman

+1

I was searching for information on Music Man preamps back in 2010 and found bajaman's thread on them. I joined up that day and have visited almost daily since.

Re: Report Forum problems here

PostPosted: 22 Jan 2019, 03:14
by ppluis0
modman wrote:I temporarily assigned mod rights to Dirk.


Let me say that Dirk Hendrik keep the forum exceptionally clean during this first week.

Congratulations !!!! :applause:

Jose

Re: Report Forum problems here

PostPosted: 04 Feb 2019, 09:28
by plush

Re: Report Forum problems here

PostPosted: 04 Feb 2019, 20:27
by plush

Re: Report Forum problems here

PostPosted: 04 Feb 2019, 21:57
by modman


hi plush,
thanks, and btw, I empowered you to one click ban user yourself. Use the force wisely ;-)

Re: Report Forum problems here

PostPosted: 04 Feb 2019, 22:30
by plush
modman wrote:


hi plush,
thanks, and btw, I empowered you to one click ban user yourself. Use the force wisely ;-)


:horsey:

Re: Report Forum problems here

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2019, 15:45
by plush
September 23, 2019.

Spam bot massacre near Freestompboxes Square.
15 or more killed, 0 injured, no civil casualties as for now.
Active hostilities continue in the area.

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Re: Report Forum problems here

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2019, 08:58
by modman
plush wrote:September 23, 2019.

Spam bot massacre near Freestompboxes Square.
15 or more killed, 0 injured, no civil casualties as for now.
Active hostilities continue in the area.

[smilie=rlp_smilie_312.gif]

Great work.
Found two more that spoke Spambotian ("Thank you for the information") - no mercy!