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user picture Author: reddawgesq
Posted: Nov 18 2015 - 02:53 PM
Subject: re: re: SPAM Postings
Well, that's a judgment call on your part I suppose; how much of a burden would pre-approval be for you? My sense is that this is not a hugely active message exchange, maybe low-10s a day? You might switch to moderated messages and see if you could construct a filter based on an IP range of the offending messages. Put that in place, then go back to un-moderated and see what happens. Just a thought, I am not a programmer.
user picture Author: rt
Posted: Nov 18 2015 - 11:34 AM
Subject: re: SPAM Postings
... and I might have missed the problem because I am shown only new posts (and thus thought everything looked nice and clean even though it didn't).

I might have to switch to moderated posts, i.e., posts become visible only after I have OKed them. Would you see this as an improvement?

Right now, anybody may post anything, and therefore Chinese spam can only disappear once I have noticed it.

Or are there options other than manually approving posts before they appear?
(I don't think a better captcha during user registration would change much).
user picture Author: reddawgesq
Posted: Nov 18 2015 - 01:06 AM
Subject: re: re: SPAM Postings
Thanks. Being a newbie here, it just seemed odd to me to see those. Since they were obviously spam, I did not click on any of them to have noticed they existed as headers only.
user picture Author: rt
Posted: Nov 17 2015 - 09:23 PM
Subject: re: SPAM Postings
thanks for pointing out the display problem. The posts were all deleted pretty much immediately after they had been posted; however, the headers somehow were still lingering in the database.

Note to self: I needed to issue this sql statement to get rid of them:
delete FROM `tx_chcforum_thread` WHERE not exists (select * from tx_chcforum_post as p where p.thread_id=tx_chcforum_thread.uid)
user picture Author: reddawgesq
Posted: Nov 17 2015 - 07:02 PM
Subject: SPAM Postings
What's with the chinese character spam postings, some of which go back almost a year? Why are they not removed by the site administrator??
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How to insert music:

Add a bit of sheet music, along with a MIDI file, simply by entering note names in Lilypond syntax between the [L] and [/L] tags.
For example, you can try what happens if you enter: [l]g'4 g'4 d''4 d''4 e''4 e''4 d''2[/l] (use the Preview function if you don't actually want to post this).
You can create these lists of note names by clicking on piano keys here.

How to post an audio recording:

If you just want to sing, whistle, or play a melody so that other forum visitors can hear it, follow these steps:

  1. Record your audio here.
  2. You should notice a 32-character hash code, something like: 2a40281c5001c5a7d8c9f57fcdeccfaf
  3. copy this hash code and paste it into a forum post, enclosed in the audio tags, for example: [audio]2a40281c5001c5a7d8c9f57fcdeccfaf[/audio]

How to mark a thread as solved:

If the original question in a thread is solved, please mark it as solved using the "solved" icon (or by just typing [solved] into your post). This makes life easier for people who are willing to identify melodies, since unsolved problems are easier to spot that way. If a problem turns out to not be solved after all, just write [/solved] in a new post, and the thread will be labeled accordingly.