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by admin
12 Jan 2021, 9:56am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 32409

Re: feedback about moderation

The matter is being considered.
by admin
1 Jan 2021, 12:17pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 32409

Re: feedback about moderation

Here's how I see it, having been involved (but not as a day-to-day moderator) with this Forum for many years now. These are "big-picture", "long-term view" comments. The Moderators of this Forum have done an excellent job, completely voluntarily, for many years. As a result the o...
by admin
31 Dec 2020, 11:48am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 32409

Re: feedback about moderation

What might happen if there were no moderation? 1) There would soon be more posts trying to sell you dodgy stuff than interesting posts. Spammers are constantly trying to get in. 2) Many discussions would descend into pointless, childish, abusive name-calling. Goodwin's law [https://en.wikipedia.org...
by admin
29 Dec 2020, 9:27am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 32409

Re: feedback about moderation

I'd just like to point out that this Forum works well only because of the constant work of the Moderators. They have a difficult and time-consuming task to keep out the spammers and abusive messages, and adjudicate in disputes. They get nothing in return other than a sense of pride in a Job Well Don...
by admin
2 Dec 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

The problem is as follows: Emails from the Forum are sent "From" <mbadmin@cyclinguk.org>, as that's the best address to handle any replies. Emails from the Forum are sent by <forumbounces@fonant.com> (the "Envelope sender" or "Return-Path") because that's the best addre...
by admin
26 Nov 2020, 10:39am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

I've contacted Cycling UK again, in the hope that we can sort this out.
by admin
21 Nov 2020, 10:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: PM Notification to my email
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: PM Notification to my email

I think the same thing as a "spam folder" or "junk mail folder".
by admin
9 Nov 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Moderation regarding covid-19
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Moderation regarding covid-19

I'm not aware of any specific moderation changes that might be needed because of COVID-19.

What did you have in mind?
by admin
5 Nov 2020, 3:10pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

That's very useful, thanks! Looks like the messages are now failing DMARC validation, because the message isn't signed by the outgoing mail server (my server, not Cycling UK's one). Because cyclinguk.org now has a DMARC record, asking for failed messages to be quarantined, it ends up in the Spam fol...
by admin
22 Jul 2020, 3:27pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Am I no longer Worried about Cycling UK Privacy on Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Am I no longer Worried about Cycling UK Privacy on Forum

Easy to opt out of analytical tracking, if you want to. I recommend uBlock Origin, but there are many tracking blockers available. I don't actually run Piwik/Matomo on the Forum any more, so there's only the Google Analytics analysis used by Cycling UK. The tracking you should mostly be worried abou...
by admin
6 Jul 2020, 11:31am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Changing usernames
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Changing usernames

Yeah, it's impossible to stop banned users from coming back with a new username.

If they behave themselves this isn't a problem. If they continue to abuse then they'll find their new account blocked pretty quickly.
by admin
6 Jul 2020, 10:25am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Changing usernames
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Changing usernames

Whichever the person requesting a change of username prefers. The first option requires an admin to do the change, the second can be done by anyone. We generally don't allow username changes, because it confuses other Forum users and is sort-of "rewriting history". But we do allow changes ...
by admin
6 Jul 2020, 10:21am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM
Replies: 18
Views: 1345

Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

You can turn user signature display off.

  1. Click your username
  2. User Control Panel
  3. Board preferences
  4. Edit display options
  5. Display signatures: No.
by admin
6 Jul 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Changing usernames
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Changing usernames

Two ways this could be done:

  1. Change the username for the account
  2. Create a new account

If the username is changed for the account, all posts from that account will show the new username.
by admin
7 Jun 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Too many requests
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Too many requests

If you get blocked again, please could you let me know your IP address (ask Google) _before_ you restart your router? Then I can look to see what your IP address has been requesting. Might give us a clue why you're having these "too many requests" problems. Reconnecting your router will (t...