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1 December 2014 at 22:24 #35979
@phaseshift I live very near the real Winchester (it exists), although the Winchester in the movie script (not the actual movie) is really The Boogaloo just up the road (it’s complicated – something to do with needing a gun to shoot zombies, me thinks). Used to see Simon Pegg hanging around all the time, as well as Shane McGowan (who I think lived there for a while) and a shirtless Pete Doherty. But then you also got Gillian Anderson – resident of Crouch End… It has a great juke box.1 December 2014 at 22:31 #35981
@ All I think The Cloven Hoof it is!15 December 2014 at 20:15 #3622015 December 2014 at 20:40 #36221IAmNotAFishIAmAFreeMan @pedant
Depends on the tablet. If an iPad, then yes. You just hold in the text box and wait for the pop up menu.15 December 2014 at 21:24 #36224
My tablet is a Google Nexus. I wait for the menu, then say, tap ‘paste’, I get a little pop up which politely asks me to use keyboard shortcuts31 December 2014 at 00:59 #3670531 December 2014 at 03:44 #36721BothEyesShut @botheyesshut
Hi DWF, Mr. Craig, et al,
I love this forum! But I subscribed to the sofa thread and it’s killing my email inbox. Been trying for days to figure out how to unsubscribe and I just can’t for the life of me.
Help please? (Esp. since I’m subscribing to this thread now, too, ha ha)
-Sean31 December 2014 at 06:07 #36728Anonymous @
@botheyesshut no worries mate, we’ll just stop posting On the Sofa. 🙂
Of course you’re doing as you should. Asking a mod. A proper person!31 December 2014 at 10:48 #36732
@botheyesshut Hi there, glad you like the forum.
I think, if you go to your profile, under the “Messages” tab there is a secondary tab called “Notices”. I think you can turn it off there, although I may be wrong.
If not, the other easy way is to post on the sofa again but untick the box for notifications when you post.
If neither of those work, please get back to me.31 December 2014 at 12:10 #36735
@All So last night, as many of you are aware, we had a spammer sign up and send a load of PMs to people.
PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND. I have deleted the account.
For those who may be interested, the spammer was busy yesterday – a quick search found that “she” was also active on this Doctors’ Networking Site: http://www.doctorshangout.com/profile/jenny407?xg_source=activity
They are really, as far as I can tell, someone called Max Ken from Senegal who seems to have been doing this since 2012. http://www.scamsurvivors.romancescambaiter.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3824
Once again, do not respond to the email (unless, of course, you are the sort of person who likes to play with these sort of people for sport).
Cheers and apologies that this sometimes happens.31 December 2014 at 22:06 #36755BothEyesShut @botheyesshut
@craig Thanks for the help!
Settings aren’t working for me for some reason so I’m trying your second suggestion, posting in the thread without the box checked “Notify.”
Cheers and happy new year, all,
-S10 January 2015 at 10:33 #3718910 January 2015 at 10:37 #37190Mudlark @mudlark
Yes, it’s jennylve1 again. Another ‘message’ has just arrived in my inbox, also.10 January 2015 at 10:43 #37191The Krynoid Man @thekrynoidman
@barbaralefty Definately them. They me sent the exact same message as last time.10 January 2015 at 11:29 #37192
@craig – ah, it sounds like everyone’s got the spam. Jennylve1, just signed up today.10 January 2015 at 12:25 #37195Anonymous @10 January 2015 at 12:41 #3719710 January 2015 at 13:12 #37201
Thanks all. And once again apologies. The spammer has been dealt with, again. Unfortunately there’s not much I can do to stop this except remove the Personal Message option, which I am coming close to thinking might be a good idea, despite its benefits. Grrrr 😈10 January 2015 at 15:17 #37203Juniperfish @juniperfish
Thanks @craig – I hope you don’t remove the Personal Message option. Most people are smart enough to spot spam and not start sending their e-mail deets to people called Jennylv1 !11 January 2015 at 08:16 #37225Anonymous @
@jennylvi1 Re: Hiii
I’m sorry but I won’t be personal messaging you or sending you any emails. I’m sure you have a lot to be getting along with.11 January 2015 at 08:18 #37226Anonymous @
@craig thank you for the above. And all the moderators for your work. Last thing you need to be doing. But this happens. I just saw it in the inbox and the name alone gave me a big clue!11 January 2015 at 16:05 #3724411 January 2015 at 17:40 #37247The Krynoid Man @thekrynoidman
Unfortunately there are probably quite a number of people on the internet who fall for this sort of thing.11 January 2015 at 18:09 #37249Spider @spider
From the sounds of the above it’s already been dealt with but for the record I also got a PM from jennylv21 yesterday.
I also second (or third or whatever count we’ve got to) not removing the PM function if at all possible.
@fatmaninabox if you like we could all spam you a PM saying we love your profile and could you send us your e-mail address, bank details and credit card numbers 😉
(\(|;;/)/)12 January 2015 at 15:21 #37262Anonymous @
You’re not missing anything, believe me 😉
I know, it’s just that to spam some people and not others is just so… well, it’s just plain rude 👿
Oh for the day that spammers learn some manners! Hee hee, that rhymes 🙂
Feel free to spam me, just make sure it’s the sort of spam you can make into fritters. Mmm, Spam fritters, chips and baked beans – lovely 🙂13 January 2015 at 02:21 #3726819 January 2015 at 03:05 #37407
Notice we got bot-netted last week. Either that or I broke the site! 😳24 January 2015 at 06:27 #37572Rob @rob
When I’m away from home and try to sign in I get a message informing me that my account/this site has been net bot attacked and I should try again in a while.
Is this because on site my signal is slooooow (struggles for 3g) or another reason?
Or was it @scaryb that actually broke the site …… hehehe
Anyway home for two whole days yippee going to find out what I’ve missed here24 January 2015 at 13:53 #37578
I think it’s just coincidence that you/we tried to log in at the same time as a botnet attack.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!!!24 January 2015 at 14:34 #37580
@rob does it happen every time you try to log in?
This week there was a bot attack and as a security measure the hosts shut log ins down for 20 minutes. I couldn’t log in either!
But it was soon resolved. If it happens a lot for you, let me know times and dates and I’ll look into it.25 January 2015 at 10:15 #37602Rob @rob
It first occurred when I logged in from home between Xmas and the New Year
When I went back to work I am on mobile connection at I got that response most time I tried to log on via my tablet. The connection speed was low and I wondered if that was the problem (remember the early days of little blue bar my sites are slower than that lol).
If I keep getting this I will log times from now on and let you know the next weekend I’m home ( the joys of site work!!!)
Bot and comedy the secret is in the timing
Keep up the fantastic work, and thank you once again for setting up this haven5 March 2015 at 15:03 #38510
Apologies if you received a spammy message via the Private Message function today. The spammer has been dealt with.
It looks like we may have a few more, recently joined up, but I’ll wait and see if they act.5 March 2015 at 16:09 #38511Anonymous @
Thanks for the warning. I got one and have deleted it.
Was the spammer our old friend ‘JennyLve ‘ with a new username by any chance? The wording seemed exactly the same.5 March 2015 at 17:11 #38515JimTheFish @jimthefishTime Lord5 March 2015 at 18:25 #38525
@fatmaninabox I can’t tell as I don’t seem to be able to view their IP addresses in the backend. However, a search for ‘monicaweah4u’ shows that we’re not the only forum to have been sent the messages by ‘her’.5 March 2015 at 19:04 #38529ichabod @ichabod
I got one, but deleted it, don’t remember “who” it was from.6 March 2015 at 02:46 #38539
No No NO!! She only has a thing for robotic yetis. She told me so, said I was special. She’s mine I tell you, mine!!!6 March 2015 at 03:04 #38544Anonymous @
@scaryb off, off, off. She mine. Apparently, I’m likeable and she has “something important to tell me”.
Perhaps I’m a long lost relative. Perhaps she’s leaving me a large house with a 50 m swimming pool!6 March 2015 at 03:07 #38546
I had hopes for a massive sum to be dropped into my bank account – I’m sure she’s a poor orphaned Russian princess hehe6 March 2015 at 07:23 #38552ichabod @ichabod
@purofilion WAIT now — that important thing is what she was gonna tell *me*! The two-timing slice of pork-trimmings mash-up!7 March 2015 at 22:39 #38594
When we’re doing retrospectives, could we go for stuff that’s readily available on DVD rather than just online? We’ve had two films in a row that were either a tenner used, or only get-at-able online.
It’s just that, currently, watching 90 minute films online is a bit tricky. And I’d quite like to watch the Capaldi retrospective, since I have a sneaking suspicion that I was the person who suggested it. 🙂8 March 2015 at 10:24 #38618
Message from monicaweah4u etc. Usual drill, don’t reply.
Oh, you all got one already. Behind the times here10 March 2015 at 18:37 #38684
@bluesqueakpip Please forgive the late reply, I was up in Newcastle from Sunday.
I didn’t realise that might be a problem (I hardly ever turn my TV on these days and watch most things online). Will try to accommodate that.
In my defence I just wanted a discussion of a few early oddities/rarities before going on to the more mainstream stuff.
The next two weeks will probably be “Lair of the White Worm” and “Dangerous Liaisons” – not major roles but they raised Capaldi’s profile. Unless anyone objects?
I think they should be more easily available.10 March 2015 at 23:03 #38689
I think we could re-define Peter Capaldi’s early career as ‘appeared in a lot of rare DVD’s’ 🙂
Yes, my internet access right now is fine for text and short (ish) vids, but often gets a bit plaintive when I ask it to cope with 90 minutes.14 March 2015 at 22:21 #38791lisa @lisa
Take a peek at MaxtheKatz channel on DM for Capaldi
The Lair is blocked by Liongate in USA – I can get around that but not sure
about other folks
Also thanks again for such an entertaining blogisphere ! cant stop
even though I did try to block myself from this new obsession26 March 2015 at 04:53 #39219WhoHar @whohar
Just for interest, can you publish a geographical breakdown of the members on this site?
Perhaps that data is easily available to you already, or you ask the forum to provide details, unless this breaches privacy guidelines of course.26 March 2015 at 20:07 #39239
@whohar Good to see you back. And I really should have got back to you about your script. Apologies – one of those life getting in the way things (then completely forgetting about it). Sorry! Glad you feel it’s come on well and will submit it to the BBC. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you – it’s a really original concept.
I don’t have a geographical breakdown of members but I can give you a geographic breakdown of visits over the last year if that helps. As for anyone who would answer a request for location, that would probably only be regular posters and at the moment that’s not too many people. Reading a few posts usually gives location away.
Anyway, here’s the breakdown for visits over the last year for the top 25 countries:
United Kingdom 64,618(46.83%)
United States 34,718(25.16%)
New Zealand 827(0.60%)
(not set) 344(0.25%)
United Arab Emirates 304(0.22%)
Croatia 280(0.20%)27 March 2015 at 02:53 #39245WhoHar @whohar
Many thanks for the geographical info, it certainly makes for interesting reading. Pretty global coverage, although I am disappointed at our lack of penetration in Outer Mongolia but I recognise this is probably down to lack of local infrastructure.
And don’t give the script a second thought. It was good of you to offer as, like you say, RL. You have much more important work keeping the forum running.5 May 2015 at 20:41 #39896
I received an email from the web hosts just now and we are eating up their server space. In order to stay in their good books and not have to pay a lot more money I have installed a new caching plugin, and temporarily removed the “Latest Activity” from the sidebar to reduce load on the database.
You can still view latest activity via the “Activity” link in the main menu.
I know it’s not great, but hopefully all can be restored soon once I get to the bottom of the issue. But please let me know if you have any problems with the site in the meantime. I’m in slightly uncharted territory. :-S6 May 2015 at 05:22 #39905
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