Just wanted to say hi!

Re: Just wanted to say hi!

Postby English Nick » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:53 pm

Hi Jessica :welcome:
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Re: Just wanted to say hi!

Postby hwmnbn » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:13 pm

English Nick wrote:Hi Jessica :welcome:


Who is Jessica? ... or is this a private matter? 8)
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Re: Just wanted to say hi!

Postby English Nick » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:32 am

Jessica (aka jasperbabbi) was someone who posted here claiming to be a new member from Slovenia, but then posted a bunch of spam. So I nuked her from orbit, but forgot to delete my welcome message. Sorry for any confusion caused.
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Re: Just wanted to say hi!

Postby hwmnbn » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:53 am

English Nick wrote:Jessica (aka jasperbabbi) was someone who posted here claiming to be a new member from Slovenia, but then posted a bunch of spam. So I nuked her from orbit,....

Good job, glad to see you're on the case! :thumbsup:





BTW, whatever happened to that other troublemaker chick who used to hang out here??

I think her name was Ava or something like that. :shrug:
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Re: Just wanted to say hi!

Postby rightiswrong » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:49 am

hwmnbn wrote:
English Nick wrote:Jessica (aka jasperbabbi) was someone who posted here claiming to be a new member from Slovenia, but then posted a bunch of spam. So I nuked her from orbit,....

Good job, glad to see you're on the case! :thumbsup:





BTW, whatever happened to that other troublemaker chick who used to hang out here??

I think her name was Ava or something like that. :shrug:

Last I heard she was causing trouble in the Big Apple.
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Re: Just wanted to say hi!

Postby Ava » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:20 pm

hwmnbn wrote:BTW, whatever happened to that other troublemaker chick who used to hang out here??

I think her name was Ava or something like that. :shrug:

I'm still around.. spying on you all from my dorm room. ;)

Just keeping very busy is all! I'm on my way out the door now but when I return I'll post a few photos from my scholars trip to Brazil over winter break. :)
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Re: Just wanted to say hi!

Postby Rick345 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:46 pm

Ava wrote:
hwmnbn wrote:BTW, whatever happened to that other troublemaker chick who used to hang out here??

I think her name was Ava or something like that. :shrug:

I'm still around.. spying on you all from my dorm room. ;)

Just keeping very busy is all! I'm on my way out the door now but when I return I'll post a few photos from my scholars trip to Brazil over winter break. :)


Nice to here you're doing well and Happy Joe Cain Day to you and you should have waited and went to Brazil for Carnival.
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Re: Just wanted to say hi!

Postby English Nick » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:06 pm

BTW, have you seen the latest spammer trick? We've had a couple of new members recently who have been posting individual replies on the forums (usually something fairly banal like "wow, that's a really interesting post" or whatever), but putting links to some dodgy website as their sig line, instead of in the body of the message. Because the actual messages are inoffensive enough, I haven't actually banned them, I just disable their signatures. The usually go away once they see that their reason for being here has vanished.
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Re: Just wanted to say hi!

Postby rightiswrong » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:47 am

Good idea.
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