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To help combat some spam we've been encountering in the blogs we've disabled with blog system for the next few days. This only affects normal users trying to post a new entry. Sorry for the inconvenience.
 

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This only affects normal users trying to post a new entry.
So, abnormal users can still post. :biggrin:
 
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But mommy said I'm SPECIAL!!!!! :mad:
 
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No, it's the irregular users who can still post. Avoid prune juice!
 
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No, it's the irregular users who can still post. Avoid prune juice!

That's how I saw it. You can have your fiber, or you can have your blog. Your choice!
 
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So, joking aside, does this mean you can still post in the blogs if you are a
homework helper, science advisor, mentor, gold member, or "PF Member award" winner?
 
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So, joking aside, does this mean you can still post in the blogs if you are a
homework helper, science advisor, mentor, gold member, or "PF Member award" winner?

The irregulars :wink:.
 
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Marty Feldman would say my brain is "Abby" normal, so I'm covered.
 
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So, joking aside, does this mean you can still post in the blogs if you are a
homework helper, science advisor, mentor, gold member, or "PF Member award" winner?


I can post to my blog as a homework helper. Spamming blogs for the purposes of determining who can still post seems counterproductive though.

I also totally wasted my PF blog virginity.
 
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I can post to my blog as a homework helper. Spamming blogs for the purposes of determining who can still post seems counterproductive though.

I also totally wasted my PF blog virginity.
We appreciate the sacrifice.
 
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Spamming blogs for the purposes of determining who can still post seems counterproductive though.
The spammers apparently talked about us at spammers_r_us.com. We have had to delete 140 blog entries that were obvious spam over the last three days.
 
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Speaking of spam, I thought I'd share this. I found the replies in this thread hilarious.
 
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The spammers apparently talked about us at spammers_r_us.com. We have had to delete 140 blog entries that were obvious spam over the last three days.
And it was fun! I woke up this morning and went directly to blogs so I could ban someone and there were no spammers left. :cry:
 
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The spammers apparently talked about us at spammers_r_us.com. We have had to delete 140 blog entries that were obvious spam over the last three days.

I hadn't seen that much spam since I was in Hawaii.
 
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Phew! Finally somebody considered me normal!:smile:
 
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There are blogs on this site?
 
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Hi, 2 questions.
1. The blogs still locked? I'can't figure out how to post a post=)
2. Is there an option to make private post? (wanted to organize some of my ideas)

Thanks, this forum is a real piece of gem!
 
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You'll probably have to wait until Greg returns from his vacation travels before there is a definitive resolution to the blog spam problem.
 
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Hi, 2 questions.
1. The blogs still locked? I'can't figure out how to post a post=)
2. Is there an option to make private post? (wanted to organize some of my ideas)

Thanks, this forum is a real piece of gem!


1. Yes and hope to unlock in the next few days

2. Yes
 
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Thank God. I have been sitting on a 12 page introspective post concerning my morning coffee and a rather large piece of navel lint.
 
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b2bw, I realize you're joking (and you did give me a chuckle), but in the interest of clarifying things: Contributors, Science Advisors, Homework Helpers, and Mentors can currently post to the blog.
 
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so how/when will i get to blog/ask questions?
 
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so how/when will i get to blog/ask questions?

Stop hugging a tree and https://www.physicsforums.com/payments.php" [Broken]
 
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welcome to pf!

hi hawk 1sr! welcome to pf! :wink:

to ask a question, always do it by starting a new thread (click on the "new topic" button) in the appropriate forum :smile:
 

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