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Old 03-20-2014, 05:19 PM
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You'd need all the old conversations and stuff and Peter won't let others have them. He wants money for it and a lot of it. This has been discussed over and over many times.

Starting a message board is easy, and it's not even that expensive. But getting people to come there or even switch over from a previous board is hard. And especially a board like this where there are tons of stuff in the archives, so to speak.

It would only take some hours to put up a new board or a copy of this one if we had the files and database dumps. But it's not going to happen. More likely scenario is that Peter will pull the plug on this altogether.

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That's pretty disheartening but I agree. We've had no luck getting a hold of him regarding the spam, I'm really thinking he'll just give up on the board soon and that'd suck.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:48 PM
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We're doing as we can when we see them. I'm literally on and off the forum all day while I'm at work and moving hundreds of threads.

Sadly at the moment you'll just have to bare with us while we manually move and delete the spam.
I don't pretend to understand how to delete all of the spam or prevent it from happening over and over... But, is there a way for the individual to block a thread, like we can block posts? Most of what I'm seeing is under The Silver Screen - Movie Discussions. That would at least take it out of sight out of mind until admin have time to work. Sounds like a simplistic band aid but it would help when you come here to read.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:25 PM
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I don't pretend to understand how to delete all of the spam or prevent it from happening over and over... But, is there a way for the individual to block a thread, like we can block posts? Most of what I'm seeing is under The Silver Screen - Movie Discussions. That would at least take it out of sight out of mind until admin have time to work. Sounds like a simplistic band aid but it would help when you come here to read.
Whilst most of it is in the Silver Screen forum, it's pretty much manageable. No-one is posting in that forum anyway. Occasionally some manage to get out into the main forums and we just have to manually get shot of them.

Aside from extra restrictions and checks upon signup, there's nothing in our powers to change things other than to fire fight on a daily basis and hope that it doesn't disrupt the forum too much.
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I don't pretend to understand how to delete all of the spam or prevent it from happening over and over... But, is there a way for the individual to block a thread, like we can block posts? Most of what I'm seeing is under The Silver Screen - Movie Discussions. That would at least take it out of sight out of mind until admin have time to work. Sounds like a simplistic band aid but it would help when you come here to read.

You could block the individual spambots names just as you can block me or any other real person if you don't want to see their posts. But there are 9,000 spambots.
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How much could Peter possibly be charging for this board? Is it something that we could collectively raise some cash for and then buy it from him?
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How much could Peter possibly be charging for this board? Is it something that we could collectively raise some cash for and then buy it from him?
I tried to find the thread where it was discussed, and couldn't find it. If I remember, it was thousands of euros, maybe even over 10000. And that was just for taking it off his hands. I could be willing to put up a server and a database to host this board, but I wouldn't pay those amounts to do so.

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I tried to find the thread where it was discussed, and couldn't find it. If I remember, it was thousands of euros, maybe even over 10000. And that was just for taking it off his hands. I could be willing to put up a server and a database to host this board, but I wouldn't pay those amounts to do so.

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This Peter sounds like a complete tool and is clearly in this for the love of money, not the love of Bon Jovi.

I reckon hack the board and steel it from him. If you know how to do that.
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I tried to find the thread where it was discussed, and couldn't find it. If I remember, it was thousands of euros, maybe even over 10000. And that was just for taking it off his hands. I could be willing to put up a server and a database to host this board, but I wouldn't pay those amounts to do so.

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10,000 is what I remember too. I wish I could afford it, or that several of us could go together to buy it, but I don't think we could come up with THAT much money.

I'm sure Peter started the website because he loved the band, but he's just moved on with his life as have many other fans.
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I could be willing to put up a server and a database to host this board, but I wouldn't pay those amounts to do so.

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I have had a board and a tracker online for the past 2 1/2 years without any of these problems. And yeah - I remember the 10,000 euro quote too. It's too bad really, it doesn't take that much to run the place correctly. All Peter wold have to do is relinquish some control if he is not interested in updating stuff himself.
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10,000 is what I remember too. I wish I could afford it, or that several of us could go together to buy it, but I don't think we could come up with THAT much money.

I'm sure Peter started the website because he loved the band, but he's just moved on with his life as have many other fans.
It was discussed here.
http://www.drycounty.com/jovitalk/sh...2&postcount=38

I don't know where you got that 10.000. Maybe that's a number from 10 years ago which included drycounty.com web site. I was actually contacted by some Martin guy in 2010 and I set a price at 2750 EUR then, Jovitalk + jovitalk.com domain only, without drycounty.com web site. Now I'd probably give serious thought to 2000 EUR offer.

As for the spam, apparently Kev's e-mails did not reach me for some weird reason. But a message from a user regarding the snow did, so some actions have been taken regarding spam:
- 1000s of users, virtually 99% of new registrations since January have been banned (if some of real new users got banned as collateral damage, e-mail me at peter5@peterweb.com)
- security questions during registration process have been changed
- new anti-spam measures have been added (checks agains 3rd party spammer database)

Hopefully this will help. If not, there's still an option of manually approving every new registration.

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