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Title: Lathe Trolls website
Post by: Thomas W. Bethel on January 24, 2011, 09:10:35 am
Anyone know how to contact the site admin for this website

http://lathetrolls.phpbbweb.com/lathetrolls.html

I tried to register and some how things got messed up. It says I should contact the site admin but does not give a way to do it. Thanks in advance!!!
Title: Re: Lathe Trolls website
Post by: ggidluck on January 24, 2011, 11:22:40 am
I just joined up and got an email from the adminstrator. His user name is Steve E. I will PM his email address.
Title: Re: Lathe Trolls website
Post by: TotalSonic on January 24, 2011, 11:57:51 am
Lathetrolls is a really great site that I also post and lurk on - and it would be great to see get more members.  I know Steve E. was recently having lots of problems with bugs in the registration process on the phpbb platform he uses - and he just does this as a very part time for fun project - so it's not like he can devote a lot of attention to this.  You should be able to pm him at steve at steveespinola dot com if you need to.

Best regards,
Steve Berson
Title: Re: Lathe Trolls website
Post by: ggidluck on January 24, 2011, 12:22:32 pm
It seems that he is requiring that anyone who wants to join must go through the signup process and then email him directly.

It's a measure to eliminate spambots. These are computer programs that seek out phpbb sites and join up so that they can post advertising and/or links.

It used to be that you could stop these with a captcha graphic, but spambots are smart enough these days to crack that too. For my phpBB site I resorted to requiring a real person to email me.
Title: Re: Lathe Trolls website
Post by: Allen Corneau on January 24, 2011, 01:43:02 pm
ggidluck wrote on Mon, 24 January 2011 11:22

It used to be that you could stop these with a captcha graphic, but spambots are smart enough these days to crack that too.



I heard a recent new story about groups of people being paid to type in capchas for the spammers.

Evil or Very Mad
Title: Re: Lathe Trolls website
Post by: dcollins on January 24, 2011, 02:20:38 pm
Allen Corneau wrote on Mon, 24 January 2011 10:43

ggidluck wrote on Mon, 24 January 2011 11:22

It used to be that you could stop these with a captcha graphic, but spambots are smart enough these days to crack that too.



I heard a recent new story about groups of people being paid to type in capchas for the spammers.

Evil or Very Mad


http://www.guruperl.net/products/captcha-bypass/


DC
Title: Re: Lathe Trolls website
Post by: Viitalahde on January 25, 2011, 04:52:51 pm
Incredible site, but the last time I went there, I began to have unholy thoughts, did a topic here and Steve ended up buying a big old Fairchild lathe.

I feel responsible!
Title: Re: Lathe Trolls website
Post by: bblackwood on January 25, 2011, 05:12:19 pm
Viitalahde wrote on Tue, 25 January 2011 15:52

Incredible site, but the last time I went there, I began to have unholy thoughts, did a topic here and Steve ended up buying a big old Fairchild lathe.

I feel responsible!

As you should.

I've been having unholy thoughts as well, hopefully finally exorcised...
Title: Re: Lathe Trolls website
Post by: Thomas W. Bethel on January 26, 2011, 08:55:45 am
Small world...as it turns out the host for the site is a very good friend of a good friend of mine. We actually talked a while back on the phone about some microphones he had questions about but I did not put 2 and 2 together.

I got signed up. Now I just have to resist the temptations...

Thanks for ALL the HELP!

This is a GREAT FORUM!