Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 83

Thread: Spam Attacks

  1. #61
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    3,745
    thanks melissa
    yes, he finishes the 2 weeks of meds tonite...sees vet Monday....
    there is a surgery he can have, if need be....
    this is his 3rd UTI....
    i never saw a camel puppy before!

    hope you are feeling a little better, too...
    i follow your thread, and cheer when you have a good day...

    jess

  2. #62
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Southern CA
    Posts
    2,224
    Quote Originally Posted by jrnyc View Post
    thanks melissa
    yes, he finishes the 2 weeks of meds tonite...sees vet Monday....
    there is a surgery he can have, if need be....
    this is his 3rd UTI....
    i never saw a camel puppy before!

    hope you are feeling a little better, too...
    i follow your thread, and cheer when you have a good day...

    jess
    Thanks Jess. I wish you good health as well as well as your puppy
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

  3. #63
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,755
    Quote Originally Posted by jrnyc View Post
    hey rohr
    went to NY to the pain doc...
    came back and went to sleep, but my puppy is on antibiotics for a UTI, and he had
    to have another pill at 5 am (husband messed up schedule while i was away)
    puppy thinks he is a camel and doesn't like to drink water...
    he won't drink anything except for after dinner...
    thus he doesn't pee often enough....
    plus he has something wrong with his winky...

    now you're sorry you asked, aren't you....?

    jess
    Yes.......... :-)

  4. #64
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    1,809
    Jess,

    So sorry to hear about your little pal's UTI issues. Hope those antibiotics do the trick and that he's better real soon. I never saw a camel puppy before either!!
    mariaf305@yahoo.com
    Mom to David, age 17, braced June 2000 to March 2004
    Vertebral Body Stapling 3/10/04 for 40 degree curve (currently mid 20's)

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ScoliosisTethering/

    http://pediatricspinefoundation.org/

  5. #65
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,755
    Sorry to say, Linda. I looked at who is logged on right now and it appears that there are several spammers at work at the moment.

  6. #66
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    6,802
    Oh good, I had nothing to do tomorrow anyway. ;-)

    They haven't pounced yet.
    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Dilbert
    I'm sarcastic... what's your super power? --Unknown
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Surgery 2/10/93 A/P fusion T4-L3
    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    If you've signed up and are having trouble posting, please check your spam folder. An email was sent to the email address which you subscribed. You have to follow the instructions in that email. Done that and still having trouble posting? Contact Joe O'Brien at jpobrien@scoliosis.org.

  7. #67
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,755
    Maybe they are being blocked by the system, finally. I don't see ANY post by them still.

  8. #68
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,755
    They were at it again last night, as if you have nothing better to do with your time. I think I would beg and plead for more "power" as a moderator. Seriously, we don't want to lose you as a moderator, but if you threaten to quit, maybe they will reconsider. It's not like you are getting paid for this and not allowing you to block or delete users that spam is quite ridiculous!

  9. #69
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    1,809
    I agree.

    Or maybe, Linda, you should tell them to either give you the authority to block these spammers or perhaps they would like to come to work on weekends and do it themselves. Their approach is ridiculous (although not completely surprising to me after all the time I've spent around here). Folks come here for support and information - not to be bombarded by spam. They need to get a clue.

    As someone who co-moderates another forum (which thankfully, we have control over when it comes to stuff like this), we try to always do what is in the best interest of our members. I simply don't understand their logic.
    mariaf305@yahoo.com
    Mom to David, age 17, braced June 2000 to March 2004
    Vertebral Body Stapling 3/10/04 for 40 degree curve (currently mid 20's)

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ScoliosisTethering/

    http://pediatricspinefoundation.org/

  10. #70
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    147
    Hi everyone,
    I thought the site seemed a little glitchy when I was on here this morning.
    I feel for you Linda having to deal with this the hard way when you volunteer your time.
    Maybe we should all hit Joe's message inbox with messages supporting more moderator powers for Linda.
    Maybe then he'll get a taste of what she has to deal with and reconsider.

    A little in house spam...

    I think that if Linda is the primary person dealing with this forum that she NEEDS not moderator status but full admin and CPanel access.
    Anything less is an insult and shows disrespect for the job she does here. She NEEDS to be trusted on this.
    Seriously what is the point of Joe being boss of the forum if he's not even here?
    Linda, having to call or email Joe every time there is an issue seems like a really stupid way to manage the forum.
    We need the person who is in charge of this forum to have the powers to fix issues themselves.

    Linda, I'll even offer to install a test version of VB to play with with admin access on one of my spare scoliosis domains if you want, if it helps show them that you can manage these things yourself.
    I've been playing around with forum software these last few days as well, but I'm using phpBB3, not VB.
    phpBB3 allows me to place forums inside of forums inside of forums.
    Like categories inside categories.
    I'd actually like to install vbulletin and have a play around just to compare it to what I'm using.
    I'm not yet convinced that what I'm using is any better than V-Bulletin, and I may consider changing over.

    I'm sure that there is a great deal more functionality and improvements that could be made to this forum if the person responsible for it had the power to improve it.
    Take a look at this for instance - http://www.vbulletin-templates.com/

    - Scott



    - Scott
    Last edited by sjmcphee; 02-03-2012 at 01:06 PM.

  11. #71
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    New Bern, NC
    Posts
    1,445
    Linda,
    It looks like the spammers are at it again.
    Sally
    Diagnosed with severe lumbar scoliosis at age 65.
    Posterior Fusion L2-S1 on 12/4/2007. age 67
    Anterior Fusion L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 on 12/19/2007
    Additional bone removed to decompress right side of L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 4/19/2010
    New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    Dr. Frank F. Rands735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/butterflyfive/

    "In God We Trust" Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

  12. #72
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    570
    Yep, I have some spam posts on my thread "Irina's Surgery" too.
    I am stronger than scoliosis, and won't let it rule my life!
    45 years old - diagnosed at age 7
    A/P surgery on March 5/7, 2013 - UCSF

  13. #73
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    346

    Spam!

    I have some spam on my thread"appt. with Dr. Lenke April 18th". Darn!! Linda
    Linda Brozik~~60 yrs. old at time of Lenke's first surgery. 62 now!
    Surgery 2006 L3/4 L4/5 double fusion/ instumentation/ With 2 cages
    This started adult onset scoliosis
    July 1st, 2010/ surgery ~~fused T10 to pelvis (long rods/ screws)
    Oct.20th 2010, extended rods to T4 / did osteotomy at L3
    Oct. 29th 2012 Dr. Lenke St. Louis Mo. T4 to sacrum osteotomy anterior cage L3/4 titanium rods
    May 30th 2013 revision
    May 8th cervicle surgery 2016
    May 31st Dr. Gupta revision 2017

  14. #74
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    3,745
    at one point today, spam was attached to EVERY thread and last post
    on all the "new posts" except my new post today...

    worst spam in a while....really obnoxious and annoying!

  15. #75
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    6,802
    2-1/2 hours to remove all the spam. Just how I wanted to spend my Monday night.

    In the future, if you see this type of all out spam attack, please call the National Scoliosis Foundation to report it (then post that you've done so here). If we catch it before it reaches 50 messages, they're much easier to delete.

    Thanks.
    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Dilbert
    I'm sarcastic... what's your super power? --Unknown
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Surgery 2/10/93 A/P fusion T4-L3
    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    If you've signed up and are having trouble posting, please check your spam folder. An email was sent to the email address which you subscribed. You have to follow the instructions in that email. Done that and still having trouble posting? Contact Joe O'Brien at jpobrien@scoliosis.org.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •