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Forum theme and status update
« on: June 27, 2011, 06:11:06 PM »
I realize the forum looks very boring right now. Due to the amazing increase in spammers, I've had to really drop the hammer and install some fairly hardcore anti-spam measures on this forum. They would've required some serious forum theme modification and I just don't have the time for it right now so my apologies for the lightly colored theme in the interim. It should help bring the spammers to their knees though.

Also, I realize the site hasn't been updated in a little while and new music has been in short supply lately. I'm working on recruiting some assistance from long term listeners/forum members. I started DG 11 years ago and my life has changed drastically in that time - I'm now a father of two working almost 11 hours a day. It's becoming increasingly hard to devote the energy to DG that I used to and the last thing I want is to see it wither away.

Once I have some people locked in to start helping, you should see things pick up a lot more. I'll announce who they are once everything is settled.

In the interim, please keep enjoying the music and let me know if there is any input you have!
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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 05:17:20 AM »
250 spammers blocked already!
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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 06:07:31 AM »
ha!
that's what i would have done right now while having my coffee ...
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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 06:59:51 AM »
Understandable Shirow, Well done with the anti spam effort. My offer of some months ago still stands if that can be of an assistance to the music on DG.
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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 07:32:48 AM »
Great success. :)
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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 08:28:38 AM »
Understandable Shirow, Well done with the anti spam effort. My offer of some months ago still stands if that can be of an assistance to the music on DG.
Wolf

Wolf,

Thanks, I'll be bringing in another person or two to help out.. one of the things I'll be trying to get them to do is engage DJs in providing mixes, etc for regular shows.

Sorry it's taken so long!
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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 05:34:06 AM »
753 as of today.

Damn spammers.
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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 07:08:17 AM »
I believe it. I'm so glad you made the changes, it was getting crazy!
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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 08:04:03 AM »
The theme is worth it if it keeps the spammers out I think.
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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011, 07:23:41 PM »
1495...
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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2011, 09:48:42 PM »
1495...

Certainly has taken the dread out of checking the forum every 30 minutes to an hour or so.
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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2011, 06:20:41 AM »
Of course now I have no idea where to buy my cheap watches from or where the best deals for gold are. Thankfully though my email still catches the spam for penis and breast enlargement. And for those that need to know, both are doing very well thankyou.

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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2011, 02:13:05 AM »
I realize the forum looks very boring right now. Due to the amazing increase in spammers, I've had to really drop the hammer and install some fairly hardcore anti-spam measures on this forum. They would've required some serious forum theme modification and I just don't have the time for it right now so my apologies for the lightly colored theme in the interim. It should help bring the spammers to their knees though.

Also, I realize the site hasn't been updated in a little while and new music has been in short supply lately. I'm working on recruiting some assistance from long term listeners/forum members. I started DG 11 years ago and my life has changed drastically in that time - I'm now a father of two working almost 11 hours a day. It's becoming increasingly hard to devote the energy to DG that I used to and the last thing I want is to see it wither away.

Once I have some people locked in to start helping, you should see things pick up a lot more. I'll announce who they are once everything is settled.

In the interim, please keep enjoying the music and let me know if there is any input you have!

purdeh! way to go shirow :)
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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2011, 04:00:42 PM »
2078

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Re: Forum theme and status update
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2011, 07:06:44 AM »
I actually like this theme, I think the readability is much higher than the previous one (due to the change in contrasts). Just my €0.02.