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paulrus
02-21-2008, 06:20 AM
I don't know why NewTek can't stop the flood of porno ads here, but I'm done with the RSS feed. Once again I have a client come into my office and below is what they saw on my screen. Goodbye NewTek.

tonybliss
02-21-2008, 06:24 AM
unless your client is ignorant .. he should understand that these things happen even to the best of them and its no true fault of yours and NT (though they could really find some alt solutions)

Cheers !!

Hipcheck
02-21-2008, 06:31 AM
If it is costing you clients... isnt it easier to just get rid of the RSS feed and visit the forums?

Iain
02-21-2008, 06:49 AM
Why would you risk a client seeing somethng like that? It seems to me you only need take some responsibility for your set up.

Steamthrower
02-21-2008, 06:59 AM
Don't leave your RSS feed up then...simple solution.

EDIT: Neverko beat me to it.

Weetos
02-21-2008, 10:01 AM
Though it's true NT's forum is the most spammed forum I visit - I've never seen so many spam post at Spinquad or at CG Society. On the other hand, it's true there might be more mods taking care of that at SQ and CGS.

CreatvGnius
02-21-2008, 10:11 AM
unless your client is ignorant .. he should understand that these things happen even to the best of them and its no true fault of yours and NT...
Trouble with that notion, cgswami, is that whether a client is "ignorant" or not doesn't negate the appearance that the NewTek Discussion RSS feed subscriber might be tolerant of the pornographic improprieties.

One's business image needs to be protected.
-PeterG

CreatvGnius
02-21-2008, 10:19 AM
It's not like pornography is evil...

Hhaarroooouhhh??
Speaking of an unbelievable yet apparent ignorance: Have you any idea of just how porno impacts the brain, often leading to the utter slavery evidenced in a habitual (and often constant) obsession for self-gratification?

Left unchecked, this enslavement leads to destruction of one's own true self, not to mention the greater potential for horrific victimization of others, and even [I]that without shame!
-PeterG

Jim_C
02-21-2008, 10:33 AM
Hhaarroooouhhh??
Speaking of an unbelievable yet apparent ignorance: Have you any idea of just how porno impacts the brain, often leading to the utter slavery evidenced in a habitual (and often constant) obsession for self-gratification?

Left unchecked, this enslavement leads to destruction of one's own true self, not to mention the greater potential for horrific victimization of others, and even [I]that without shame!
-PeterG

Dood. Off the soap box and..... You may not know the difference between fantasy and real life, but don't assume others are as ignorant.

Steamthrower
02-21-2008, 10:36 AM
Uh, this thread's gonna be closed if someone doesn't keep a cap on their vitriol bottle.

Jim_C
02-21-2008, 10:37 AM
Uh, this thread's gonna be closed if someone doesn't keep a cap on their vitriol bottle.


Probably for the best. Paulrus made his valid point.

Sure he could close his RSS reader, but he's just trying to send the same message we are all thinking (too much spam).

jburford
02-21-2008, 10:38 AM
oh my........ where is this heading??

paulrus, why leave such feeds open on the desktop for all to see, such things can happen and not just here. my thoughts are that there is very little such things coming through here by newtek.

but....

we wish you the best of luck in your future endevours....

CreatvGnius
02-21-2008, 10:39 AM
Dood. Off the soap box and take your ******** elsewhere.
It's OK to express your disbelief, Jim. The point of view offered, though not tolerated by your present sensibilities, is no less true.
-PeterG

Jim_C
02-21-2008, 10:44 AM
The ironic thing is that now Paulrus (if still around) is going to have a thread with 'Porn' in it pop up in his RSS everytime someone responds to this thread...

Sorry Peter.. curse words not needed in my post.....

tyrot
02-21-2008, 10:47 AM
dear paulrus

Do you have a client from other side? Is he-she an angel?

your client lives on earth right? Does she-he knows anything about internet?

hey neverko...do not consume yourself mate.. :) This is the MOST WEIRD (actually stupidly weird) reason for saying GoodBye to NEWTEK.

That is simply crazy...

HolyPoly!

BEST..

CreatvGnius
02-21-2008, 10:57 AM
The ironic thing is that now Paulrus (if still around) is going to have a thread with 'Porn' in it pop up in his RSS everytime someone responds to this thread...

Sorry Peter.. curse words not needed in my post.....

Appreciative of your conciliatory tone, your choice of words, Jim, are FORGIVEN!
-PeterG

mattclary
02-21-2008, 12:44 PM
Hhaarroooouhhh??
Speaking of an unbelievable yet apparent ignorance: Have you any idea of just how porno impacts the brain, often leading to the utter slavery evidenced in a habitual (and often constant) obsession for self-gratification?

Left unchecked, this enslavement leads to destruction of one's own true self, not to mention the greater potential for horrific victimization of others, and even [I]that without shame!
-PeterG


Yeah, but it feels good. :stumped:

Stooch
02-21-2008, 02:11 PM
Hhaarroooouhhh??
Speaking of an unbelievable yet apparent ignorance: Have you any idea of just how porno impacts the brain, often leading to the utter slavery evidenced in a habitual (and often constant) obsession for self-gratification?

Left unchecked, this enslavement leads to destruction of one's own true self, not to mention the greater potential for horrific victimization of others, and even [I]that without shame!
-PeterG

what??? sorry? i was too busy beating it like it owes me money.

its hard to hear over the slaps'n'spurts.

zapper1998
02-21-2008, 02:20 PM
ROFLMAO
HAHAHA

Stooch is so FUNNY.....

U see at the bottom the page
So many registered users, and so many guest's, well the guest's I bet are porn spammers....lurking in the dark...

..... LOL ....

iconoclasty
02-21-2008, 02:23 PM
PeterG, why is your sentence structure so convoluted? It's kind of how I suspect a spambot talks.

Chuck
02-21-2008, 02:36 PM
As mentioned in another thread yesterday, we're consulting with some other vBulletin users who have been very successful at keeping the spammers out. We hope to have the issue tamed within a few days.

prospector
02-21-2008, 02:42 PM
excellent

iconoclasty
02-21-2008, 02:53 PM
Thanx for the good word Chuck.

Cageman
02-21-2008, 03:21 PM
Porn doesn't belong at NT-forums at all. I must have made 100 posts with the words 'Reported'. The only good thing about that would be the postcounter rises! (or is it sad?). Anyhow, I'm with Neverko on this; while it is annoying I'm not too concerned with them other than I feel I have to report; NO reason to say Goodbye to NewTek. And now Chuck have said things will probably change in a couple of days. Good, I guess? :)

zapper1998
02-21-2008, 03:27 PM
Porn doesn't belong at NT-forums at all. I must have made 100 posts with the words 'Reported'. The only good thing about that would be the postcounter rises! (or is it sad?). Anyhow, I'm with Neverko on this; while it is annoying I'm not too concerned with them other than I feel I have to report; NO reason to say Goodbye to NewTek. And now Chuck have said things will probably change in a couple of days. Good, I guess? :)



:dito: :dito: :dito: :dito:

I agree TOTALLY

UnCommonGrafx
02-21-2008, 03:33 PM
Stooch,
Sweet reply.

Great to hear, Chuck. Sure hope this clears it up for those unable to control themselves when they see that subject come up.

RollerJesus
02-21-2008, 03:52 PM
[In the voice of Scooby:] Hhaarroooouhhh??
Speaking of an unbelievable yet apparent ignorance: Have you any idea of just how porno impacts the brain

Well... Assuming you're talking about how "porno" impacts the brain physiologically, it's a quite a similar effect that sex or cocaine has in the brain. A sudden release of the neurotransmitter dopamine that inhibits the reuptake of extraneous dopamine, which causes a "pool" of dopamine to dwell within the neurons creating a euphoric sensation.

This is not in itself a bad thing; it's perfectly natural and is believed to be the chemical basis for the internal reward system that drives people to be self motivated.

Morale of the story, no cocaine, more porno... just less on the NT forum.:thumbsup:

Hopper
02-21-2008, 03:54 PM
what??? sorry? i was too busy beating it like it owes me money.

its hard to hear over the slaps'n'spurts.
*ROFL*
Oh .. thanks for that. Now I'm wiping off iced tea from my panels now that I spewed all over them laughing so hard... Man, I needed that today...

I have my own opinions about the subject, but since we've "beaten" it to death ...

Stooch
02-21-2008, 05:56 PM
*ROFL*
Oh .. thanks for that. Now I'm wiping off iced tea from my panels now that I spewed all over them laughing so hard... Man, I needed that today...

I have my own opinions about the subject, but since we've "beaten" it to death ...

you know me... I aim to please... ( and away from my face ) :thumbsup:

hrgiger
02-21-2008, 06:03 PM
Oh boy.

tyrot
02-21-2008, 06:13 PM
Oh boy.
dear hr

indeed

Best

CreatvGnius
02-21-2008, 06:32 PM
Stooch,
Sweet reply.

Great to hear, Chuck. Sure hope this clears it up for those unable to control themselves when they see that subject come up.

Well, no -- actually, it's "...when they see that object come up."
-PeterG

jburford
02-22-2008, 02:31 PM
The proper Sound Track to this theme is . . .

"It's just porn mum" Performed by Trucks in Oslo. . ..

This is a must hear track. . .. yeah!

jburford
02-22-2008, 02:42 PM
Here is the Link for the Video . . .

yeah.....

http://www.videocure.com/music-video-code/t/53d500e51f475f1620ef569086fa0643.html#

jburford
02-22-2008, 02:43 PM
I know it is a little self seated but I hope I can claim 25 Coolness points for finding this one! ;-)


Let's get this back in the Top 10 .....

Alliante
02-22-2008, 02:47 PM
Heck between the porn ads and the new release announcement I'm getting mind and body porn on the same site :D

hehe

UnCommonGrafx
02-22-2008, 07:43 PM
Well,
Actually, PETER, had I wanted to say that, I would have. It was not my purpose nor intent to be lewd in that regard.
I can't recall your being my editor. Thanks, though.



Well, no -- actually, it's "...when they see that object come up."
-PeterG

DiedonD
02-23-2008, 03:07 AM
Just what kinda clients are they! Did they got to your office to see what you do on your free time or did they got there to do bussiness.

There was a story about a Kazakhy girl blackmailing a guest there, because she had found a way to record them doing it. And he was there as a subcontract. The thing grew so huge, that the Contracter themselves got involved and payed her in the end, so as not to ruin the image to a potentially suing buyer.

Man, If I were them I would say "Listen, you wanted these buildings , right!? And they are working in good conditions, right?!? Well then, get the FUCCK out of my office you moral creeep" LOL

I mean what image are we trying to "protect" by hiding here. The image that everyone knows and doesnt talks about. Thats no biggie for blackmail.

DiedonD
02-23-2008, 03:18 AM
And oh, one more, one more

Once a customer came in like that, and didnt like my character cause I didnt wanna go lower than an agreed price. Well he insisted on that very cheap price too, which was the main reason. But I kicked them out with the same logic. We are here to do bussiness, what characters we are, and what we do on our free time is none of theirs, if the service is right of course. Which was, and probably that Waver wouldve also given such a good service.

jburford
02-23-2008, 07:56 AM
what happenned to the good old days when the tommy guns were pulled out in the back alley? ;-) just kidding folks

Speedmonk42
02-23-2008, 10:07 AM
Once a site gets targeted by a bunch of these dudes, there is very little the site owners can do.

It becomes a full time job.

There are many sites that just give up, and for Newtek that is obviously not an option.

Not really sure how much time they have spend on it, but for some sites it is relentless.

Signal to Noise
02-25-2008, 12:21 PM
*ROFL*
Oh .. thanks for that. Now I'm wiping off iced tea from my panels now that I spewed all over them... ...

Admit it...it wasn't "iced tea" now was it. ;)