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    Default Where's Eric?

    @eriquito Thank you!
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    Default Re: Where's Eric?

    Hope he's OK.

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    Default Re: Where's Eric?

    I never knew you could leave a whole website on auto-pilot. The church website I administered required, at the least, monthly maintenance and updates.
    Technology these days...must be a lot less work than what I put up with years back.

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    Default Re: Where's Eric?

    Fred, take a look at my entry here.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Both Fred's and and Jon's links go nowhere. I doubt that was intentional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detman101 View Post
    I never knew you could leave a whole website on auto-pilot.
    You can a website. I have many where that is the case. But this is not a "website", it is a forum. And the answer is that you can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post
    Both Fred's and and Jon's links go nowhere. I doubt that was intentional.
    One of two things is happening:

    1. Eric has chosen to intervene and as a first course of action, has deleted the thread on Names; it appears the malicious accounts have been removed or in the process.
    2. The malicious activity has gone up a level to hacking the site and deleting threads.

    I'll check back this afternoon. One hopes, if it is the former action, that Eric will at least make a post regarding all of this.
    Last edited by Jon Szanto; December 4th, 2020 at 01:49 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post
    Both Fred's and and Jon's links go nowhere. I doubt that was intentional.
    One of two things is happening:

    1. Eric has chosen to intervene and as a first course of action, has deleted the thread on Names; it appears the malicious accounts have been removed or in the process.
    2. The malicious activity has gone up a level to hacking the site and deleting threads.

    I'll check back this afternoon. One hopes, if it is the former action, that Eric will at least make a post regarding all of this.
    For sure the first option.
    And this is good news. 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    ...One of two things is happening:

    ...2. The malicious activity has gone up a level to hacking the site and deleting threads....
    Do you mean Eric is hacking away at the threads (and perhaps at the members), or the site has been hacked by another party?

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    Either way, some cleanup is happening the malicious thanks are hidden *which is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    Either way, some cleanup is happening the malicious thanks are hidden *which is good.
    Not all of them (yet). See the thread about pen peace. There's at least 1 still therel
    Last edited by Biber; December 4th, 2020 at 03:34 PM.
    Sent from my constipated POS computer at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biber View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    Either way, some cleanup is happening the malicious thanks are hidden *which is good.
    Not all of them (yet). See the thread about pen peace. There's at least 1 still therel
    I guess it grew another head ...

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    Hopefully those ugly attacks by long term members against each other using the same vulgarity as the offending new member(s) as well as the misogynistic references was also deleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post
    Both Fred's and and Jon's links go nowhere. I doubt that was intentional.
    One of two things is happening:

    1. Eric has chosen to intervene and as a first course of action, has deleted the thread on Names; it appears the malicious accounts have been removed or in the process.
    2. The malicious activity has gone up a level to hacking the site and deleting threads.

    I'll check back this afternoon. One hopes, if it is the former action, that Eric will at least make a post regarding all of this.
    Fingers crossed it's the former option. I darn well hope it is.
    Last edited by Chrissy; December 4th, 2020 at 04:40 PM.
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    My thanks to whoever reached the owner and initiated these deletions. Let's hope that sanity restored persists for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    @eriquito Thank you!
    I echo that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    My thanks to whoever reached the owner and initiated these deletions. Let's hope that sanity restored persists for a long time.
    DITTO

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    My thanks to whoever reached the owner and initiated these deletions. Let's hope that sanity restored persists for a long time.
    Let's all hope that sanity remains restored.
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