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Posted: 05 October 2010 04:06 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A new anti-spam measure was installed yesterday, and coincidentally I’m noticing that nobody has been posting ... checking to be sure that nothing has been screwed up.

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Posted: 05 October 2010 06:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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OK, I hear that there are problems. We’ll get to the bottom of it.

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Posted: 05 October 2010 09:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Glad to see it’s not just me! I hadn’t been able to post in a couple of days! It looks like it’s fixed (or the new spam filter was removed)..

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Posted: 05 October 2010 09:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Seems like an ordinary back-end SNAFU. Should be cleared up now. Sorry for the trouble, everyone!

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Posted: 05 October 2010 10:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I was getting something about an “API key” or some such being invalid.  *shrugs*

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Posted: 05 October 2010 10:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I had the same “API Key” issue last night.

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Posted: 05 October 2010 10:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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We weep for that which was once our delight. (Gibran)

But now I am happy again grin

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Posted: 05 October 2010 01:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I saw it too, and was quite concerned.  Amazing how a little glitch can cause so many people to be bothered.  smile

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Posted: 06 October 2010 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Well, that’s good to know.
I was having an API error message coming up too. Was getting all worried about my computer again.
Nice to see it’s fixed, and that it was on your side.

Now if only I can remember all the stuff I wanted to post about.

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Posted: 06 October 2010 02:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Now if only I can remember all the stuff I wanted to post about.

Same here.  I had a couple of particularly snide comments, but they were gone by the time I could post again.  Ah well.

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Posted: 06 October 2010 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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The big question is—has ‘boobquake’ been able to foil it???

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Posted: 08 October 2010 04:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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So that’s what that “API key appears to be invalid” stuff was all about.  With so many members having problems I bet you had NO SPAM!

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Posted: 08 October 2010 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Dead Monky - 06 October 2010 02:02 PM

  I had a couple of particularly snide comments, but they were gone by the time I could post again.  Ah well.

haha, yeah I had a really smug comment to make but had to sit on it for several days…

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Posted: 08 October 2010 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Yup, blocking everyone from posting is an effective way of avoiding spam.  LOL

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Posted: 08 October 2010 09:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Yuk!  That anti-spam thing is junk, it is (all but) preventing me from posting a link to a CNN article, and that’s not the first problem.  In engineering tradition, it is a joke to call a bug like that a “feature” if you just write it into the user manual!  Ha Ha Ha!  Turn the bug off until is is functional, please.  Functional means that the filter PASSES all the messages in the history of this forum, that are not SPAM.

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Posted: 09 October 2010 12:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I’m sure Doug will report this to the webmaster to see what can be done to correct that problem.

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