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MUST READ for all lurkers

Post by PaulH » January 9th, 2008, 5:09 am

We currently have approximately 14,130 registered users, only 1757 of whom have posted anything. I'm sure some of those are people who use their login to keep track of posts without posting themselves (which is totally fine), but I'm guessing most are spam users.

To help get things under control I'm going to start deleting users soon. I'll try to be careful not to delete legit users, but if you've never posted before please reply here - I'll then be able to see a post against your username and will know to leave it alone. If you don't, then no guarantees!

Cheers, Paul

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Tyn
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Post by Tyn » January 9th, 2008, 6:58 am

Hi Paul,

better safe than sorry!



:D :D :D

Cheers
Tyn

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Post by nysaag » January 9th, 2008, 11:31 am

I enjoy the forum, mostly as a lurker. Please do not delete me.

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Post by Mr. Wu » January 9th, 2008, 11:41 am

Not a spammer. Please keep me alive. :D

And thumbs up for the effort to get rid of spammers!!!

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Re: MUST READ for all lurkers

Post by Citroen » January 10th, 2008, 9:28 am

PaulH wrote: To help get things under control I'm going to start deleting users soon. I'll try to be careful not to delete legit users, but if you've never posted before please reply here - I'll then be able to see a post against your username and will know to leave it alone. If you don't, then no guarantees!
I'd also scrutinise the users who've only ever posted once on the day they joined.

For example http://c2forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7199

I can't get rid of that useless thread as I don't seem to be able to exercise my moderator powers in that section of the forum.

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Post by PaulH » January 10th, 2008, 9:51 am

Yeah, I saw that user, but right now there's nothing spammy in his profile, and he's not done anything wrong. My guess is he's a spammer, but I'm erring on the side of generosity at the moment. We are now down to around 4,600 users (excluding the [old] users) from the 14,130 that we had at the start of the thread, so I'm pretty happy :)

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Post by tom condon » January 20th, 2008, 5:19 pm

actually bought first erg in 70's a bike wheel one and am on my third. I am single sculler and row a Peinert, have the original and a new one. Winters are too long. I have full spectrum lights over erg and mirrors on the wall but takes super motivation. On water I row most days and am trying to row more erg miles ! Happy to find the group
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Post by PaulH » January 20th, 2008, 5:29 pm

Thanks for posting Tom - I'd not thought of having a lighting setup like that, but it strikes me as a good idea.

Down to <5,900 registered users, of which you will remain one :)

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Post by ksharp326 » January 20th, 2008, 6:33 pm

i'm a lurker, please don't delete me.

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Hal Morgan
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Post by Hal Morgan » January 28th, 2008, 11:25 pm

lurking now more than ever.
Sincerely,
Hal Morgan or aka
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on water since 9/05

rowing it's a niche sport

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Post by Strikeslip » April 2nd, 2008, 9:54 am

I'm a lurker. Even in real life. Sometimes the wife yells at me to stop lurking around the house, so I bought a rower. :wink:
Cheers,
Slippy :-)

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Post by tiredboy » April 2nd, 2008, 10:33 am

I can't remember whether I've posted here or just on the UK forum so thought I'd post something to be on the safe side!

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Post by PaulS » April 2nd, 2008, 11:36 am

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Lydsexic Kurlers Untie! :D
Erg on,
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Post by Couch Potato » April 7th, 2008, 4:22 pm

Trimmed by nearly two thirds - way to go Edward!

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Post by PaulH » April 7th, 2008, 4:29 pm

Currently hovering just below 5,200!

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