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Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:21 pm 
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Welcome to Pushing the Envelope.

This post is a little helpful information to both legitimate guests trying to post and to Internet spammers alike. If you are a guest, please note, you can not post here. Only board members can post at PtE or any FreeForums.org sites. This is a stipulation enacted by Freeforums.org and can not be changed any moderator or administrator here.

Why would Freeforums.org do such a thing?

2 reasons. To increase their forums membership and - more importantly - to prevent forum spammers. If you've come here to post about, aka "advertise," for your acne medication, cheap Viagra, replica watches, swinging singles, discount what-have-you, etc - then you'd be the spammer they are trying to prevent.

How do they know that I am a spammer?

Well, there is this great collective database of known spammers consisting of your on-line aliases, IP addresses, e-mail accounts, IP Provider, etc. If any of your information appears on this list more than 3 times, you are denied access to the board. This is an automated function that occurs as soon as you try to submit a post or register. Sure, you can try a anonymous IP and you can submit a request to join here, but if Phineas finds you on the database, sorry - don't look for a questionnaire - it won't be coming. If you know you are on that list and still submit ... :roll:

What if I am not a spammer and want to post but don't want to join?

See paragraph #1.

What if I am not a spammer, tried to join, but haven't received a questionnaire?

Well, nobody's perfect and sometimes you may slip through the cracks. However, typically, Phineas will make a general post stating that he sent out a questionnaire - so check your spam or junk folder and make sure it didn't end up there.

What if I am not a spammer but appear on the list?

Get in touch with your IP provider and the Spam Database people. Unfortunately, the burden of proof to your innocents is in your hands, not theirs, ours, etc.

If you would like to post, are not a spammer, please join our community. It's quick, painless and easy.

Hope it Helps,

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:39 pm 
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In the years we have been on the board, DrMoreau and I have noticed a few times, that we have had periods of massive increases in guests. Generally he sees this about the same time that I do.

I have yet to hear from him or see anyone comment yet, but in the last week or so, we have had another huge upward spike in guests yet again.

Normally he has some sort of clue as to why this is happening..................

OK Doc, whats the deal this time? I assume you have noticed by now.

Yesterday/Today = 240 users online and counting.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:50 am 
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Promotion, promotion, promotion :D

If you look in the "Who Was Here" section you will note quite a few Search Engine Bots. More bots, more exposure, more visitors.

Also, over the past few weeks I have gone through the board and fixed links, updated video files in TZ, TFtC, Venture Bros, etc. Our redirect from freeforums has also expired so Search Engines are now coming direct to our WWW address here. I remove the image resize which was slowing down the board. I made us IE9 compatible. Lots and lots of behind the scenes stuff I guess is what I'm getting at.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:10 am 
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To know that the google bot search is still being used to get people here is great. I was using google search for almost two years to get here before we got ourselves a name and easy way to get here.... (www.pteforums.com) So to know its being used now to possible get more members...good stuff.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:59 am 
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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Most users ever online was 308 on Fri 29. Jul 2011

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:02 pm 
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StillValleyBard wrote:
Most users ever online was 308 on Fri 29. Jul 2011

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That's odd. My screen reads "Most users ever online was 23 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:14 pm".

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:49 pm 
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It depends on the board skin you guys are using. Some skins have the most ever totals, and I don't believe that other skins have all the info.
On "subtrails" you can see what SVB does.
I spoke with DrM before, months ago about this, and I wanted the "how many guests a day" feature to be displayed, so we could track it on our own if needed.

The board default is a DrM recreation on "subtrails" which is a two-toned greenish color.
Look down below the "most users online/who was here" and you will see another field that reads something like this............ (as of 12:45 sat. morning eastern)

In total there were 273 users online :: 9 registered, 0 hidden, 6 bots and 258 guests (based on users active today)
Most users ever online was 308 on Fri 29. Jul 2011





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Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:57 am 
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Gotcha -- yeah I'm using a different skin: PtE Black.

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