Re: Upgraded Phorum
Posted by: siri
Date: March 23, 2006 05:18AM
As you all know, I've been fighting against the registration option for a long,long time now, but yesterday, when I saw what was happening, I realized I had no choice. It was unbelievable to watch, they just kept coming, hundreds and hundreds of them! But I have to be the luckiest webmaster in the whole wide universe, having such a loyal and willing tech support - he was on it within the hour! And that in the middle of his studies, plus the daunting task of playing host to us, his visiting, vacationing (supposedly) family!
I'm generally a mild mannered type of person, but believe me, if I could get a hold of those idiots, I would personally, and very cheerfully, string them up! The only reason this forum exists, is to help people, then these hooligans are completely free to come along and destroy it all, It makes me so angry I could weep. This was also the reason all the messages in the Book forum disappeared 4 days ago. There are still some spam messages left in the Old Shipmates forum - like you I have to learn everything all over again, so it takes me longer to get things done.
As Mitchy said in his note, an attempt will be made as soon as possible to make this forum look more like it used to, as far as colours, links etc, goes - for now, at least it's up and running. There are a lot of links to individual forum messages within the text to Norwegian ships on this site, that will now be broken (as the URL to the forum has changed), but I'll fix that as soon as I get home next week.
I do hope this spam attack did not affect you individually, in the form of spam E-mails - that was my biggest fear, but as far as I can determine, the forum would not have had the ability to send out mails.
All I can say is, I hope you all will continue to give me your support, and that you won't find this change so annoying that you'll stop coming to see me.