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    Why your post may be missing
    Just wanted to give our members a heads up.

    The spammers are trying a fairly new tactic. In order to try and keep their spam up in the forum, they're putting up the links to their sites - hidden. That is, they're using a couple of techniques that can't be seen by looking at their posts in the standard way. You must have xray vision to see them.

    They've been using this particular technique for about 6 months now, but have gotten aggressive during the last 2 weeks. Currently, it looks like only 2 people spamming for 3 web sites - with between 40 & 50 registrations over the last couple of weeks.

    Currently they're trying a new tack of posting what appear to be legitimate questions asking for help. And of course, the community is responding. We're catching them and deleting them pretty fast and thus far, I've only seen 3 of these threads where we've had a response from our members before the post/thread was deleted.

    So anyway, just a heads up - if you go looking for a thread where you've posted and it's gone - you'll know why.

    And for the spammers, all I can say is fat chance. You may as well move on to some other forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    You must have xray vision to see them.
    We've known for some time that the Mods had superpowers . . . so Xray Vision is one of them.
    What else?
    Leaping moderately tall buildings maybe . . .

    Just curious
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    We've known for some time that the Mods had superpowers . . . so Xray Vision is one of them.
    What else?
    Leaping moderately tall buildings maybe . . .

    Just curious
    That would be van - I didn't get nuthin ceptin the xray vision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    That would be van - I didn't get nuthin ceptin the xray vision.
    That makes sense, he would need that to traverse the snow drifts that start to accumulate up north about this time of year.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    That makes sense, he would need that to traverse the snow drifts that start to accumulate up north about this time of year.
    I don't think he ventures outdoors again until June...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    That would be van - I didn't get nuthin ceptin the xray vision.
    That would be correct - that was the power I was given.

    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    That makes sense, he would need that to traverse the snow drifts that start to accumulate up north about this time of year.
    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI View Post
    I don't think he ventures outdoors again until June...
    It took four posts for you guys to go from a post about spamming to making a joke about Canada. Your jealousy is getting a bit out of control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    That would be correct - that was the power I was given.



    It took four posts for you guys to go from a post about spamming to making a joke about Canada. Your jealousy is getting a bit out of control.
    I actually was going to start with a joke about Canada, but I am trying to be on my best behavior right now . . . admittedly, not much better than my worst behavior, but I get high points for consistency.

    EDIT: And I think I can speak for the both of us in this, neither of us has anything at all against Canada and in no way intend to demean our neighbor to the (sometimes frigid) north. But, certain un-named Canadians are fair game.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    And for the spammers, all I can say is fat chance. You may as well move on to some other forum.
    Nice catch, Tom.

    And to all the current and prospective spammers out there, you are wasting your time while "The Spaminator" is on duty.
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