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append delete Liz

Hi Kroc and friends,

I have been lurking here for the last day or so reading all about No Nonsense Forum, ideas about passwords, getting email alerts from rss, etc. I found you by accident when I was looking, yet again, for a simple forum for a group of people who are dramatically less technically savvy than even I am.

I am not sure if NNF is the right thing but it is certainly a lot better than anything else I have found.

So far, I have downloaded the package, read through the instructions and then, belatedly, downloaded the Git-thing for Mac.

Then I decided that that looked too complicated, so I am trying to work out how to uninstall it in order to use github for Mac, as that looks as if it might be easier.

I stopped handcoding html for websites about 4 years ago in favour of the ease of update of a Wordpress blog so I am a bit rusty - and I was interested that you are thinking of making a blog too!
http://forum.camendesign.com/lets-rewrite-nononsense

It would be VERY neat if the forum and blog commenting could work together like this:
http://forum.camendesign.co/nnf_request_blog_to_forum

Something that worries me, naturally, is the idea of someone with malicious intent getting in and posting something vile that would upset people and stop them coming back. I know that posts can be deleted but it is a bit late if it had already got to everyone via rss feed or email forwarding.

I have been running small-membership email groups on Yahoo and Google for well over 10 years and have managed to catch all spam posts before they were published by having the "First Posts are Moderated" settings turned on.

However, that goes against the ease of access that is one of the very attractive aspects of No Nonsense Forum.

I know that there have already been lots of discussions here about keeping out human rather than automated nastiness and I have read them.

I would be really interested to know how you, and other No Nonsense Forum Admins, manage to prevent this sort of intrusion, rather than just clearing up the mess afterwards. The solutions I have read just recommend vigilant administration but nothing more specific.

I would be very grateful for your thoughts.

Best wishes,
Liz

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append delete #1. Kroc

Hello! Thank you very much for taking the time to give your feedback, it's very appreciated. Sorry for the wait, I've been out of action for a few weeks now.

In the four (?) years NNF has been up, the total number of spam posts we've had is probably < 50. This is for two reasons: 1. NNF uses a novel anti-spambot technique and 2. It's a tiny forum no one is ever going to notice. Even forums with registration & e-mail confirmation get spammed; you can never stop the humans that get paid to spam so you have to have a multi-level approach.

We're just discussing the possibility of new systems to improve on what NNF has for managing content & spam. I'll give more detailed responses on that thread here: http://forum.camendesign.com/lets-rewrite-nononsense

append delete #2. Liz

Thank you for the welcome, Kroc!

I only posted a couple of days ago so no worries :-)

I will keep an eye on that other thread.

I like the idea of "anonymous links" to help keep a forum under the radar: http://forum.camendesign.com/ext_links_through_anonymto

I have missed all the sunshine in the last couple of weeks being stuck inside messing around with blogs and forums and the like, so I will give it a rest for now and get back to it after I have got some fresh air and felt the wind on my face for a while :-)

Best wishes,
Liz

append delete #3. atiqursumon

I have one question. My question is why this forum Uncommon to another forum. Dear friend, I have an idea, why not you including register member form.

append delete #4. Martijn

@atiqursumon, what would a register form offer that the current system doesn’t?

append delete #5. hugo

This forum is nice and simple

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