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    Smile Big Shout Out to bkultra

    When we became deluged with the "Live Stream" spammers I was spending more time on the forum banning them than I was reading and enjoying it. Seems it got pretty thick just after Thanksgiving and consistently offered Live eyStream of sporting events if you just clicked on this link. Our initial attempts at thwarting the spammers were quickly worked around - they knew they had a relatively easy target.

    bkultra began making some suggestions on how they could be filtered out and we enjoyed some initial success. Hacks went from a high of 50/day to a less but still annoying 10/day (more on weekends). bk then began learning the nuances of the vBulletin software that runs this place and made a list of switch settings, filters to be applied and rules to be implemented. Angie, our site Administrator, has recently completed implementation and we appear to have Won. (At least this round.)

    They're still hacking but none have succeeded in posting over the last couple weeks. Just for the Superbowl, the fixes applied turned away more than 20 attempts to get on. Hopefully they will tire of coming here.

    So like the title says a big shout out to bk for his efforts on behalf of the forum. Bravo Zulu. Kudos. Very well done. And thanks.
    Older and wider..

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    Good job
    I gotta admit though, I did get a kick out of some of the completely random thread titles lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboynamedsuita View Post
    Good job
    I gotta admit though, I did get a kick out of some of the completely random thread titles lol
    If you like I can supply them with your email address and you can still view them whenever you like.

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    woot woot, go bk, go bk, go get it your way!

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    Well done bkultra!
    Thanks also to Dave, Angie and all the other Admins and KKFers involved. We appreciate the effort you've all put in.
    Nice to have a place to read and chat in peace again.

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    Senior Member aboynamedsuita's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkultra View Post
    If you like I can supply them with your email address and you can still view them whenever you like.
    no thanks, I get enough spam as it is. Appreciate the offer though
    "A dull knife means you're a ******* loser" – Matty Matheson

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    Thanks BK
    One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.

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    Brian and Dave are being great to work with on this.

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    Thanks to BK and all the admin/mod team for dealing with this!

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