Forum: Radiant CMS Recent Spam and Request for Moderators

09477c358c5897d44121a248326e16d7?d=identicon&s=25 Jim Gay (Guest)
on 2010-10-29 21:50
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We recently had a few spam messages come through to the list. I'm both
very sorry and very annoyed about that.
I've banned the offending members, but I'd love to get more assistance
with the list management.

We have a few moderators but I'm looking for a few more to step up and
help out. Please reply of you'll have time once or twice a month to
moderate the messages that come in from new members or squash the spam
that makes it through from existing members.

Thanks!
2d44374803f87f1ac5008d788678baa0?d=identicon&s=25 Christian Aust (Guest)
on 2010-10-31 11:31
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Hi Jim,

in spite of a personal email address of yours: I'd be happy to help.
Kind regards,

Christian
@datenimperator

Am 29.10.2010 um 21:49 schrieb Jim Gay:
0964828011133c856bae646e55911115?d=identicon&s=25 William Ross (spanner)
on 2010-10-31 22:09
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I can help with that. Let me know what you need, if you still do.

will
09477c358c5897d44121a248326e16d7?d=identicon&s=25 Jim Gay (Guest)
on 2010-11-02 03:17
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Thanks, Christian!

I just made you a manager. Typically, it's just approving or marking
as spam for a small number of messages (4/month or so), so the tasks
are easy.
You should be able to see the other managers here
http://groups.google.com/group/radiantcms/manage_m...

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 6:30 AM, Christian Aust
09477c358c5897d44121a248326e16d7?d=identicon&s=25 Jim Gay (Guest)
on 2010-11-02 03:21
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Thanks. Mostly I just want to make sure that the spam is properly being
blocked.
I made you an owner of the list (and I'll do the same for the Dev list
too).
Typically there's about 5 spam messages a month, so it's low key, but
there are some dormant members who look to have never sent a message.
Recently a few came to life and sent spam.

If you ever want to jump out, just change your settings
http://groups.google.com/group/radiantcms/manage_m...
37bf689f37c69732158e782020db84f9?d=identicon&s=25 Jordon Bedwell (envygeeks)
on 2010-11-02 06:06
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On 11/01/2010 09:20 PM, Jim Gay wrote:
> Thanks. Mostly I just want to make sure that the spam is properly being blocked.
> I made you an owner of the list (and I'll do the same for the Dev list too).
> Typically there's about 5 spam messages a month, so it's low key, but
> there are some dormant members who look to have never sent a message.
> Recently a few came to life and sent spam.

I hope that's not an implication that I might be flagged as a spammer
because I've joined and not sent a message yet.  I mostly joined so that
when I do go production with my site I could possibly get some help but
that might be months away.
09477c358c5897d44121a248326e16d7?d=identicon&s=25 Jim Gay (Guest)
on 2010-11-02 06:13
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On Nov 2, 2010, at 1:05 AM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:

> that might be months away.
>

Nope. We just have some weird addresses in there with letter/number
jumbles that could be anything, and I don't recognize them so i'm just
suspicious.

If you're on the list and quiet, don't worry you may keep reading along
and posting when you need.

Google Groups just does a terrible job of blocking spam, so we have the
rules set that once you're in, you're in. If addresses were added before
that policy was set, then any spammer could be sitting on the list
quietly too.



Jim Gay
Saturn Flyer LLC
www.saturnflyer.com
571 - 403 - 0338
37bf689f37c69732158e782020db84f9?d=identicon&s=25 Jordon Bedwell (envygeeks)
on 2010-11-02 06:23
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On 11/02/2010 12:12 AM, Jim Gay wrote:>
> Nope. We just have some weird addresses in there with letter/number jumbles that
could be anything, and I don't recognize them so i'm just suspicious.
>
> If you're on the list and quiet, don't worry you may keep reading along and
posting when you need.
>
> Google Groups just does a terrible job of blocking spam, so we have the rules
set that once you're in, you're in. If addresses were added before that policy 
was
set, then any spammer could be sitting on the list quietly too.

I notice that too on another list.  A year ago Google groups was so good
with spam.  I wonder what happened or if spammers just started trying
harder.  I'll chim in with a client we recently just got off of
involving blog spam (which might actually be what's happening) what was
happening was there were real people signing up and then the bots would
take over the address after real people signed up.  There is no way to
stop that though, unless everybody has to go through approval but that
would require too much work for an open project lol.
Ec797ac7978ab39f04b0a5844c234528?d=identicon&s=25 Mohit Sindhwani (mohits)
on 2010-11-02 06:31
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On 2/11/2010 1:22 PM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> happening was there were real people signing up and then the bots would
> take over the address after real people signed up.  There is no way to
> stop that though, unless everybody has to go through approval but that
> would require too much work for an open project lol.

I prefer Yahoo Groups... and I like to set it such that the group policy
is that 'all posts are moderated'.
Then, when a user posts the first time, I am asked to moderate - I log
in, approve the post and change the user's setting to 'can post freely
without moderation'

That satisfies all the needs:
* Anyone can sign up
* Anyone can read
* Anyone can post proper stuff - only the first post is delayed due to
moderation
* In general, spam is prevented... the only cases of spam are:
** User posts a relevant post about Radiant and then decides to spam the
list (rare)
** User account is hijacked

Cheers,
Mohit.
2/11/2010 | 1:31 PM.
797a4a2ac2e43eb123127cad27dfd9ca?d=identicon&s=25 unknown (Guest)
on 2010-11-02 10:19
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Hi folks,

I've recently started to build a website with radiant for the first
time.
But I've been stuck in an annoying situation these past few days.
:-(

I tried to use globalize2 extension on radiant 0.9.1.
I got a following error, saving archive pages.
Does anyone know workarounds for this error or how to solve this
problem?
Or if anyone use the same extension, do you get the same error?

> NoMethodError (You have a nil object when you didn't expect it!
> You might have expected an instance of Array.
> The error occurred while evaluating nil.map):
>   radiant (0.9.1) app/controllers/admin/resource_controller.rb:64:in `update'
>   radiant (0.9.1) vendor/plugins/haml/rails/./lib/sass/plugin/rails.rb:20:in
`process'

I tried these forked repository and got the same result.
http://github.com/sniemela/radiant-globalize2-extension
http://github.com/ehaselwanter/radiant-globalize2-extension

I read related past posts.
I don't use vhost extension, but very similar situation with following
post.
vhost and globalize2
http://www.mail-archive.com/radiantcms@googlegroup...

Thank you in advance for your help.
1cf6f9c1110fbe3c1533e542663efda7?d=identicon&s=25 taizo (Guest)
on 2010-11-04 11:32
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Hi folks,

I checked the code. And I fixed in a fashion.
This was Globalize2 and Archive extension compatibility.
https://github.com/mtbtaizo/radiant-globalize2-extension

I'm just getting started.
So I think you can find a better way to fix.
I hope this helps for someone.

Thanks.
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