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Arboristsite.com down/spammed?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by joecool85, Oct 1, 2013.

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  1. Flatbedford

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  2. BrotherBart

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  3. Flatbedford

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    Kinda foggy too.
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  5. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Looks like it's down (blank page) again...
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    It looks like the fat lady sang. They have taken the whole site down. A real shame. Of course I know another place their members could go, but... It ain't necessarily here. >>
  7. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    You don't get the linkbucks strip across the top ?
  8. webbie

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    Wow
    This is prob costing the owners and sponsors tens of thousands when u consider lost income, reputation,etc

    Saddens me

    I suspect its not the work of real members there but some kid in Russia.
  9. joecool85

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    Or China. I host a forum and it's always getting hammered with crap from China. Luckily almost all of it is blocked now.
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    Saddens me too. The internet is full of vultures and piranhas now.
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    Hmmm ?
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  13. webbie

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    Linkbucks has it again.....I guess they didn't do the job in fixing it.....
  14. joecool85

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    It's back to normal now, but for how long I don't know. Of course, at this point "normal" is almost switched to the linkbucks thing. I hope they get this all figured out at some point. I haven't been active there in a couple years, but when I was there were a lot of good folks over there.
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  15. webbie

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    Arboristsite is still down .. had just posted about my new to me Stihl 090G when it went down.
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  18. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Yep, it's sad, down again today.
    There's some good peeps over there, hope the troubles don't spell doom.
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    They'll figure it out. In the meantime, I feel badly for all the hassle they are going through when they simply want to spend their time talking shop.
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  20. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Dig that sig. except I don't smoke anymore, not in 20 years (aside from that cigar that found it's way into my mouth in New Orleans, the other week, but that's another story [never again!] )

    The latest....
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Haven't smoked in a couple of years now myself,,,, but this fridge will be maintained until the apocalypse, the wood stove is cranking, and I just look too damn good in these sunglasses to take them off >>

    Glad to hear they are at least able to let people know what's going on!

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  22. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    In the mean time, you got any handy answers to the following wife questions? ( you seem to know a thing or two about fridges and beer. )

    1) why did you bring home more beer, you have plenty already?
    2) no, not more firewood, don't you have enough already?

    Dang, I think I just went o/t
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    I see from their facebook page that they've given up on VBB and are going to launch with new software - probably the same as we use.......

    All is all, though, Darin was foolish (IMHO) for trying to deal with this by himself. He lost a couple months of community - although his is pretty loyal. IMHO, he should have brought in the paid experts soon after it happened.
  24. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    I don't know if those were paid advertising logos on the home page, but last time I checked they weren't there either. Hope they don't lose that too.

    I once started a BB on my other site www.h2omen.com back around 1997, but there was already an established yahoogroups communications vehicle for that local community. There's nothing worse than trying to get a BB going when everyone's just satisfied with a YG to communicate where the wind is, where they are going to be and when. It started to draw more spam than real users to I ditched it.

    After serving as a mod on another very busy unrelated site that I will not mention, with a ton of testosterone-laden highly opinionated traffic on every other issue in the world, I can see what a headache that would have been to maintain and debug after all the spammers and trolls it has attracted over time.

    Kudos to you Webbie, appreciate fully what you do and the time you put into it. Although, I gotta say this community here is a dream of civility compared with what I've seen in some other places. People in the woods/outdoors worlds generally seem to have a nicer 'tude, it's refreshing.
  25. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes - all paid sponsors!

    Thanks for the kudos although you can't keep everyone happy! It's amazing. Some people think we are over the top.....yet Arborsite, from what I hear, is 4X as bad and some are 10X as bad. We keep it tamped down somewhat with humor and moderation - but if we really had it like WE (the mods) wanted it, it would be tamped down even further. But the community as a whole doesn't react well to that. Who knows? Maybe we'll try it in 2014.
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