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    THANKS EduGeekers :O)

    I just came back to my desk and had about 8 messages from EduGeek reporting some posts. Obviously these come from you the members.

    The posts were still coming in, and this particular er was hot and live on the system.
    So in sweeps I, to kill, delete and ban, and the community is once again safe.

    The thing is, i would never have gone to those forums / threads and would have been none the wiser without those reported post notifications.

    So, i just wanted to say "THANKS" to all the membership for helping police the site.
    We mods and admins are few, and don't have the time to go through everything, and i'm certain i speak for us all in saying we are grateful.


    Keep it up.

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    It certainly does seem to be a day for spamtastic posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    It certainly does seem to be a day for spamtastic posts.
    aint that the truth! some days especially sat / sun i can get through with zero, but then again, that could be more a case of less members online keeping us aware, that or these criminals simply don't pay the spammers overtime so they don't bother

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    And so say all of us (mods and admins). I do try to keep up, and Vik does a sterling job in getting there before me (!) but without you lot spotting these things we would have a problem.

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    I know an african prince with $12mil of viagra needs transferring to some hurricane victims if anyone's interested?

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    It's also shocking how many spammers we catch before they get a chance to as well, I'd estimate we get rid of 30% of spam before it appears by banning suspicious posts from India\Pakistan\Vietnam and the US.

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    There's a lot of emoticons in that post *hovers over report post button*

    I could never do such a thing to such an effective Mod.

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    Go for a swim to celebrate Vik

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    It's also shocking how many spammers we catch before they get a chance to as well, I'd estimate we get rid of 30% of spam before it appears by banning suspicious posts from India\Pakistan\Vietnam
    I find it slightly amusing that you would get such thing's. Whilst the size and the quality of the membership is a testament to it's success when thinking of area's to SPAM, "That forum where all the IT Geeks who work in schools post" does seem like an odd choice. I didn't realise this place was so popular in vietnam! Add in we are IT professionals we are least likely to fall for anything you'd tink they'd pick on people on the Microsoft Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    and the US
    And you've not been sued yet for infringing on their constitutional rights?

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    Yes I echo my fellow co-mods and admins for your support it does make life much easier (so long as your not me and sitting in a meeting with your phone going buzzzz every 5 seconds from new notifications hehe)

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    Weut for the edugeek mods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    monty video
    lol - classic , ham, egg, beans and spam, without the spam? sorry not on the menu.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    It's also shocking how many spammers we catch before they get a chance to as well, I'd estimate we get rid of 30% of spam before it appears by banning suspicious posts from India\Pakistan\Vietnam and the US.
    Don't forget china!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    There's a lot of emoticons in that post *hovers over report post button*

    I could never do such a thing to such an effective Mod.

    Hey, i kept well clear of the 10 emoticons limit so

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    Go for a swim to celebrate Vik
    A swim? in this heat. Do you want me to scald myself..?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    ..."That forum where all the IT Geeks who work in schools post" ...
    is actually one of the most popular IT forums in the UK (top 3938 website in UK overall), with probably the largest spread of vendors and big name companies on board.

    Site Information for edugeek.net







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    • Traffic Rank in GB: 3,938
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    People that go to microsoft will be desperate end users, they wont have specifying / buying power like we do. ooh, interesting calculation Dos_Box for marketing material: What is our membership's combined buying power? Thinking in terms of respective schools' IT budgets...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    Site Information for edugeek.net

    Audience Snapshot
    Based on internet averages, edugeek.net is visited more frequently by males who are in the age range 25-34 and browse this site from work.
    Get complete site demographics.
    So this site is predominatly used by geeks who surf the internet all day rather than getting on with whatever they are paid to be doing? (guilty as charged)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    So this site is predominatly used by geeks who surf the internet all day rather than getting on with whatever they are paid to be doing? (guilty as charged)
    No you read the wrong brochure! This site is surfed by geeks, leveraging the power of the internet to research and proactively troubleshoot potential IT issues by collaborating together for the common good.

    And occasionally you get little blood suckers like this guy i found all by meself this morning:

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