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MarkB
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:33 pm    Post subject: Why are all forums locked except this one? Reply with quote

Can anyone answer this?

Thanks.
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PocketDOS
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Sir,

It would appear that the forum software/administrator is not able to deal with the high level of "spam" which is being posted here. For that same reason, we will most likely shut down this forum in the near future.

Thank you for your interest.
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Gerard
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a moderator, I'm not the one making the decisions, but I do see that for the past year or more the spam contributions have been at least 95% of the new posts we see here generally. Not just on the PocketDOS part of the forum either, though it does seem to get a slightly higher ratio than elsewhere. Since Windows Mobile/Pocket PC was abandoned by Microsoft (whether they want to put it that way or not) there has been a radical reduction in general interest. A shame, as the Windows Phone 7 platform seems rather uninteresting to me... and sales figures would seem to reflect a fair proportion of the general public being of similar mind.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gerard,

Please provide some way for us to moderate this forum. If the Pocket PC FAQ staff are not going to prevent/delete spam from this forum, then at least provide some way for us to do so. Currently this involves going into each post individually and deleting it. Very time consuming...

Thanks.
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ChrisDeHerrera
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use the Moderate Forum button on the bottom to open a view of the forum to delete multiple items at once.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris,

Thanks, that makes life a lot easier. Any way to delete users, or set up something on the forum where all new users need to be approved by us first?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no option to pre-qualify or to approve users.

You should see a new option at the bottom of the page and this allows you to manage the site. Be careful please - only delete users.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No option like that here. Only one to moderate, which allows posts to be deleted, but that's about it.
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