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YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!
  • Ok, mikesl, You really need to do something about the spam. I was jst passive about it, but now when i look at topics i actually have to physically filter the spam from the real topics. It's come to the point where I am not able to look at all the topics and spiritually benefit and learn because i miss the topics when i think they are spam. YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING. Servant33 mentioned a forum upgrade. It won't take you much effort to upgrade. Please do something because i love this site too much to leave it go like this. Please, this has been a community i have been a part of for 4 years. Please, you need to take some action. Thank you in advance. May God be with you while you figure out a way to stop spam.
  • Geo,

    You forgot to put Maged in the mix.
  • Agreed.

    The admins have already spent time "filtering" what they perceived as un-Christian behavior in certain topics. It doesn't make sense to filter messages and ignore the fact that this site is turning into a spam, un-Christian commericialized headache. Sooner or later, these spammers will figure out how to get our emails, screen names, websites and start infecting us in other ways. And we will know it came from here.

    I haven't been here as long as others. No one wants to delete their accounts in fear of getting a spam viral attack on personal information. Stop sitting back and doing nothing.
  • [quote author=ilovesaintmark link=topic=12329.msg144443#msg144443 date=1315654017]
    Geo,

    You forgot to put Maged in the mix.


    Well, merged said that mikels was in charge of the forum so I just put his name but if merged can help I would really appreciate it too.


    Remenkimi, don't worry about ur identity being stolen or ur email (unless it is public) or ur password. Login info and such is server sided meaning that even if somebody did hack into it that would mean that they had to have unauthorized access to a place that's not theirs and it is easily detectable. Whoever gets caught pulling something like this will go to jail fir a while. Plus now a days all information transferred on the internet (sockets) are encrypted or hashed so even if somebody had access they must decrypt it which is nearly impossible because md5 hash encryption has an impossible algorithm to decrypt. Sorry for this long winded post and pieces of computer jargon, but I just wanted to assure you that u aren't in any danger being on this website. Just don't download an .exe from a random person and you will be fine.
  • At times, I kind of like the spam.  I even respond so that I can test drive my christian conduct with the bots and later I can try it out on human beings.
  • [quote author=ilovesaintmark link=topic=12329.msg144504#msg144504 date=1315768848]
    At times, I kind of like the spam.  I even respond so that I can test drive my christian conduct with the bots and later I can try it out on human beings.


    LOL!!
  • [quote author=geomike link=topic=12329.msg144475#msg144475 date=1315721935]
    Remenkimi, don't worry about ur identity being stolen or ur email (unless it is public) or ur password. Login info and such is server sided meaning that even if somebody did hack into it that would mean that they had to have unauthorized access to a place that's not theirs and it is easily detectable.
    Geo, I understand what you are saying. But it takes one person to get unauthorized access and cause serious havoc. By the time they are caught and apprehended, the damage has gone viral. I didn't download anything from Facebook. But one day unauthorized messages were posted from my account. I had to delete my account to make it stop.

    Plus now a days all information transferred on the internet (sockets) are encrypted or hashed so even if somebody had access they must decrypt it which is nearly impossible because md5 hash encryption has an impossible algorithm to decrypt.


    I don't disagree. But there are some real smart hackers out there that can do things like this. If they can hack into banks and credit card accounts at TJX and other large companies, then they can decrypt and get access to passwords on a site with below standard security. We don't need to make it easier for them.

    Sorry for this long winded post and pieces of computer jargon, but I just wanted to assure you that u aren't in any danger being on this website. Just don't download an .exe from a random person and you will be fine.


    The onus of responsibility falls on the admins of this to make sure there aren't an .exe files here for people to accidentally download. At least make sure that unwanted people do not post un-Christian material on a Christian site. Is this too much to ask for?
  • [quote author=Remnkemi link=topic=12329.msg144526#msg144526 date=1315792249]
    [quote author=geomike link=topic=12329.msg144475#msg144475 date=1315721935]
    Remenkimi, don't worry about ur identity being stolen or ur email (unless it is public) or ur password. Login info and such is server sided meaning that even if somebody did hack into it that would mean that they had to have unauthorized access to a place that's not theirs and it is easily detectable.
    Geo, I understand what you are saying. But it takes one person to get unauthorized access and cause serious havoc. By the time they are caught and apprehended, the damage has gone viral. I didn't download anything from Facebook. But one day unauthorized messages were posted from my account. I had to delete my account to make it stop.

    Plus now a days all information transferred on the internet (sockets) are encrypted or hashed so even if somebody had access they must decrypt it which is nearly impossible because md5 hash encryption has an impossible algorithm to decrypt.



    No, it's not much to ask for at all, this is exactly why i posted this.
    I don't disagree. But there are some real smart hackers out there that can do things like this. If they can hack into banks and credit card accounts at TJX and other large companies, then they can decrypt and get access to passwords on a site with below standard security. We don't need to make it easier for them.

    Sorry for this long winded post and pieces of computer jargon, but I just wanted to assure you that u aren't in any danger being on this website. Just don't download an .exe from a random person and you will be fine.


    The onus of responsibility falls on the admins of this to make sure there aren't an .exe files here for people to accidentally download. At least make sure that unwanted people do not post un-Christian material on a Christian site. Is this too much to ask for?
  • According to Mikesl...  he has upgraded the forum software to the latest patch revision. He also says he hasn't seen any spam in a few days.

    There are more of you (members) then there are of us (admins)...  so please report posts that you come across as spam.

    Thanks
  • [move]WE LOVE YOU MAGED AND MIKESL![/move]
    :)  :D  ;D  8)
  • [quote author=Maged link=topic=12329.msg144538#msg144538 date=1315802333]
    According to Mikesl...  he has upgraded the forum software to the latest patch revision. He also says he hasn't seen any spam in a few days.

    There are more of you (members) then there are of us (admins)...  so please report posts that you come across as spam.

    Thanks


    It didn't take long for spam to reappear. Check the thread titled: "niek dunks 2011 but after the two go hand in hand in France"

    There are no posts so I can't report it. . .
  • Alright! I'm liking this new look. Thanks admins!  :)
  • i think it's tooo bright....my eyes are hurting a lot....
  • I like the new layout very much. Great job from admins. Thanks...
    Oujai qen `P[C
  • The graphic user interface was never the problem. I do like how it looks but it doesn't matter if spam continues. I hope this update takes care of the spam.
  • This is gonna take some getting used to. At least get rid of the blocks and bring the stars back...lol
  • I'm just hoping the admins can bring back the Coptic button. On Coptichymns.net they have this button that I think transforms Coptic words into unicode that you can read even if the computer doesn't have Coptic fonts installed... any chance of that happening?
    Oujai
  • [quote author=ophadece link=topic=12329.msg144669#msg144669 date=1315949966]
    I'm just hoping the admins can bring back the Coptic button. On Coptichymns.net they have this button that I think transforms Coptic words into unicode that you can read even if the computer doesn't have Coptic fonts installed... any chance of that happening?
    Oujai


    i am not into unicode yet because i don't think it's perfected yet. when i say that, i imply that mikesl would think so to.

    i do want to much added the name of the font on the list above thoo.
  • I think there should be more stars added relative to levels.

    Get rid of the blocks.
  • [quote author=ilovesaintmark link=topic=12329.msg144673#msg144673 date=1315952237]
    I think there should be more stars added relative to levels.

    Get rid of the blocks.

    i deserve a special kind of stars.......
  • [quote author=minatasgeel link=topic=12329.msg144671#msg144671 date=1315952054]
    i am not into unicode yet because i don't think it's perfected yet. when i say that, i imply that mikesl would think so to.

    i do want to much added the name of the font on the list above thoo.

    Mina,
    Unicode is updated annual. And specific unicode fonts are updated constantly. The non-Unicode fonts like CS fonts have not been updated for 10 years or so. And they don't have all the Coptic glyphs that Unicode has. Not to mention, Unicode is cross-platform. It has become the standard for nearly all websites and companies.

    Summary: Unicode is nearly perfected and much more advanced than non-Unicode fonts. I hope we switch to Unicode.
  • Wow, i really like the gui now. it's very modern. good job, admins.
  • Summary: Unicode is nearly perfected and much more advanced than non-Unicode fonts. I hope we switch to Unicode.


    send me examples of sites.
  • Mina, I'm banking my hopes on you amongst the admins of course. I hope when Remenkimi shows you examples, you can transform this site... God bless all your efforts...
    Oujai
  • [quote author=ophadece link=topic=12329.msg144694#msg144694 date=1315983797]
    Mina, I'm banking my hopes on you amongst the admins of course. I hope when Remenkimi shows you examples, you can transform this site... God bless all your efforts...
    Oujai


    heyy.....i am not an admin.....but i know the admins closely. that's it.
  • Ya3ny shall I bank on you or not?
    Oujai
  • [quote author=ophadece link=topic=12329.msg144716#msg144716 date=1316027232]
    Ya3ny shall I bank on you or not?
    Oujai


    show me wat your fight for first......cause i havn't seen one that is good enough yet.
  • I think I'll leave the answer for Remenkimi then. I'm sure though you may understand something about coptichymns.net... or not?
    Oujai
  • [quote author=ophadece link=topic=12329.msg144719#msg144719 date=1316028872]
    I think I'll leave the answer for Remenkimi then. I'm sure though you may understand something about coptichymns.net... or not?
    Oujai


    it sucks there....also recently on copticheritage.org......
  • I'm only talking about Coptic font application, not the forum generally....
    Oujai
  • [quote author=ophadece link=topic=12329.msg144724#msg144724 date=1316034449]
    I'm only talking about Coptic font application, not the forum generally....
    Oujai



    yeah...i don't think it's sufficient enough....it doesn't look like it.
  • [quote author=Alinathimpha link=topic=12329.msg144799#msg144799 date=1316171686]
    Unicode is nearly perfected and much more advanced than non-Unicode fonts. I hope we switch to Unicode.

    it's funny how you just registered to the forum to tell that. Welcome. but i would still wait for that point of perfection..........there is just too much text we have in coptic on the text library that would take much time to convert. So i'd rather do it when "unicode" is perfected.....not that i am at the position of doing this to the site  :)
  • wow.....i just replied to spam post......
  • Hahaha. Always check the signatures. Just don't click any of the links in them...  ;)
  • Atleast thE spammer wasn't a bot  ;D
  • Mina,

    I've been looking for some good examples of Unicode websites for you. I came upon a weird discovery. Unicode is not displayed correctly in Internet Explorer 9. There's boxes everywhere. But if I open the same site in Chrome, the website works correctly. I would imagine Firefox and Safari display Unicode correctly but I don't have them to verify. I also found out that some email sites, like Yahoo and Hotmail convert emails with Unicode into a different non-Unicode font. So if I write you an email on Outlook or Word with a Unicode font and copy and paste, Yahoo messes it up (but not every time).

    So if you want to see good examples of Unicode fonts, don't use Internet Explorer. I would first recommend www.danacbe.com and www.moheb.de. Then you can check out unboundbible.org (search for Matthew 1 in the Coptic bible and you'll see the New Athena font. I would also recommend copticheritage.org (it really does work. But not in IE 9). And if you don't mind reading the Gnostic Coptic manuscripts or Crum's dictionary, go to http://marcion.sourceforge.net/

    I'm not saying you need to convert all your hymn lyrics to Unicode. If you wanted to danacbe.com has a converter tool. The benefit of Unicode is really seen when you use multiple languages. Switching between Arabic to Coptic to English to Greek in Unicode is simple. And in Oracle's Open Office, there is a Coptic spell checker thanks to Moheb's site. He even has Coptic OCR (which I couldn't get to work).

    Bottom line. Unicode has a lot of advantages. The disadvantages have more to do with Microsoft and other big internet companies than Coptic Unicode fonts themselves.
  • so, we should avoid advertising fitness regimes in our signature like some of your posts...
  • you're a bot, but you're a funny bot!
    makes me wonder if some of the 'bot's are just very very bored humans...
  • Masboota, it's not a bot. It's a human because it's replying "logically" to people's posts. He/she just has to work on their English skills a bit.
  • ahh, sorry.
    the replies are just like nancy salinas who was advertising fitness.
    so i thought it was a related being.
    is she a bot or a human?
    maybe i need to work out who is human and who is bot, coz if he/she is human, i should reply instead of always ignoring the posts.
    sorry.
  • Haha mabsoota, I love you, you are so sweet  ;D. Honestly, nothing you say will mean anything to them because they are just here to advertise and that's all they care about.

    You can tell if it is a bot if the reply is just a spam post in all categories and it's the same message. There aren't that many bots, but mostly they are human, usually from Asia (idk y), they have sketchy English and they find a creative way to tie in a reply while "subtly" advertising. Obviously it isn't as subtle as they think because you are always the first one to realize their pointless intentions.

    We need a moderator that will delete these kinds of posts. The moderator should be an active member who is reputable. There should be a thread where whoever wants to be moderator makes a reply explaining why he/she would be the best person for the job. Then you make a poll with their names and the community votes. This way we will get further on the site without having to filter through nuisances such as ads.


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