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Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?

Post by Matt K » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:16 am

Hey all,

So I've gotten a few messages about the above two questions. For this weekend in particular, we wanted to make it easy to register so we relaxed the requirements for registration. As a consequence, that makes it easier for bots to register too. I've banned a number of them so far, as have a few other moderators but what keeps that from becoming evident is we have a two post minimum before your activity becomes public. I'm actually surprised at how well that has worked...

So in light of that, if you wish to participate without needing to make two more substantive posts, go ahead and reply to this message twice. Just make it substantive / specific enough that a bot wouldn't write it. That shouldn't be too hard as most of what the bots have written is something to the effect of:
Я обнаружил, что это действительно крутой угол Интернета, и вы должны присоединиться ко мне ниже по следующей ссылке, с которой я определенно не связан: www.mattkingsbury.com
(They weren't advertising for my site though ;) )
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Re: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?

Post by BGuttman » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:28 am

To add to Matt's explanation, posts not in English will probably be rejected. I've rejected posts in Cyrillic going back 2 years. If your native language is not English take advantage of a translator program. We'll try as hard as possible to figure out what you mean.
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Post by Matt K » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:34 am

It's actually interesting, the few that I've banned have apparently not even been particularly well formed Russian. The grammar was apparently similar to:
hi, msg 4 u. get back 2 me
Source: My wife is a native Russian speaker. It's almost like someone ran it through Google Translator to get it into Russian. :?:
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Post by pompatus » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:16 am

I blame the cylons for making us prove we’re not bots...
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Post by pompatus » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:17 am

Really though, I’m not a bot! I promise! ...or a cylon
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Post by Brimanzappa » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:34 pm

This is reply number 1.
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Post by Brimanzappa » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:35 pm

This is post # 2.
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Post by BillO » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:40 pm

pompatus wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:17 am
Really though, I’m not a bot! I promise! ...or a cylon
You may be Cylon toast though. Just as bad .. really.
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Post by bigtiny » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:44 pm

Response one from a new user. I'm human!
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Post by bigtiny » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:44 pm

Response two from a new user - really I'm not kidding, I stub my toes and everything!
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Post by LowrBrass » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:18 pm

bigtiny wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:44 pm
Response two from a new user - really I'm not kidding, I stub my toes and everything!
Pfffft, yeah right, like robots can't stub their toes
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Post by LowrBrass » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:25 pm

And I gotta say... some of the things I'll miss most about TTF are the emojis.

I can't tell you how many times I've started replying to an email, and got mad at GMail that I can't find the shrug or eyeroll emojis. "Pedantic lecturing" and "embarrassedly shuffling my feet" emojis were close seconds.

I'm happy to see TC features an eyeroll, at least. :roll:
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Post by Matt K » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:53 pm

Crap, I was going to do that a few days ago. Working on them now.
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Post by Neo Bri » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:53 pm

LowrBrass wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:25 pm
And I gotta say... some of the things I'll miss most about TTF are the emojis.

I can't tell you how many times I've started replying to an email, and got mad at GMail that I can't find the shrug or eyeroll emojis. "Pedantic lecturing" and "embarrassedly shuffling my feet" emojis were close seconds.

I'm happy to see TC features an eyeroll, at least. :roll:
Oh, we're working on the emojis, too. Stay tuned.
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Post by LowrBrass » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:37 pm

Matt K wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:53 pm
Crap, I was going to do that a few days ago. Working on them now.
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Oh, we're working on the emojis, too. Stay tuned.
:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

:good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good:

:shuffle: :clever: :hi: :idk: :amazed:

Ask and ye shall receive! You guys are the best!!!!!!
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Post by Neo Bri » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:53 pm

We have a great team. In fact - the BEST team.

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Post by jack » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:12 am

Greetings fellow humans! :hi:
(this is my second post)
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Post by demaxx1 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:15 am

I am human!
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Post by demaxx1 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:16 am

I am still human!
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Post by demaxx1 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:16 am

Okay I am a Cyborg, but mostly human!
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Post by BillO » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:28 am

You can write crap on this forum?

Cool!

Hey, why has the 'cool' emoji been renamed Matt!??!
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Post by Matt K » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:34 am

I was wondering how long it would take someone to notice! :cool:


I'll be doing more work on the emoji this afternoon so I'lll change it back haha
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Post by davebb » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:26 am

Where’s a human-cyborg relations mod when you need one ?
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Post by davebb » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:29 am

:bassclef: :line2: :line2: :line3: :line4: :space2: :space4: :space5:

Ideally. There would be an emoji for any not
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Post by Matt K » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:42 am

davebb wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:26 am
Where’s a human-cyborg relations mod when you need one ?
:r2d2:
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Post by Neo Bri » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:38 pm

davebb wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:29 am
:bassclef: :line2: :line2: :line3: :line4: :space2: :space4: :space5:

Ideally. There would be an emoji for any not
We're working on the note emojis.
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Post by basstrombone » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:40 pm

Thank you for this update, looking forward to seeing this forum flourish!
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Post by basstrombone » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:41 pm

... and thank you moderators for the efforts you've put in to provide us with a place to share ideas together!
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Post by Mikebmiller » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:15 am

I know at least 2 robots that play trombone better than me.
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Post by Mikebmiller » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:16 am

Can I get a robot to practice for me?
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Post by Mikebmiller » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:16 am

Can I get a robot to practice for me?
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Post by Matt K » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:45 am

basstrombone wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:41 pm
... and thank you moderators for the efforts you've put in to provide us with a place to share ideas together!


:good:
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Post by ghmerrill » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:43 pm

What is the sound of one bot clapping?
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Post by ghmerrill » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:45 pm

On second thought, do bots clap at all?
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Post by BHolleyBrass » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:49 am

This is my first post here. Thanks for the FaceBook recommendation a bit ago.
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Post by BHolleyBrass » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:56 am

....and this is my second post. Repair tech here. :-)
I got to look at a "Yamaha" flute a few days ago. Well, the sticker on the flute said "Yamaha," but the it looked and felt like a Prelude. The woman paid $200 for it new and thought she got a great deal. Still better than paying more for something of the same quality, I suppose. It was interesting to see such a brazen ripoff. And trombone-related: Parker/Houser's 4G N rims fit DE's XT cups very well in most cases. The DE rims do not, however, fit the Parker/Houser cups.
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Post by BoneRob » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:11 pm

Just in case I don't have anything substantive to add to other threads anytime soon, I will post here to make sure I'm active.
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Post by cmcslide » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:15 pm

Hello, I'm making my first post here...
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Post by cmcslide » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:17 pm

And this is my second. I'm usually just a lurker on boards like this, but here I am...

And I found this board through David Wilken's Wilktone blog. Another cool place to hang out...
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Post by JackMadden » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:05 pm

Ah, perfect! this is just the post that I was looking for! I'm on here because I heard of some trombones for sale that matched what I was looking for.

Best wishes,
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Post by JackMadden » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:07 pm

Anyway, now this is my second post.

The reason why I'm here is that I've played bass trombone for years, and I've never really been a tenor player. I was asked to play the trombone book in a quintet about a year ago, and for the last six months borrowed a great Bach 42G from a friend. He needed it back, so now I'm in search of something along those lines.

Cheers!
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Post by BGuttman » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:08 pm

JackMadden wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:07 pm
Anyway, now this is my second post.

The reason why I'm here is that I've played bass trombone for years, and I've never really been a tenor player. I was asked to play the trombone book in a quintet about a year ago, and for the last six months borrowed a great Bach 42G from a friend. He needed it back, so now I'm in search of something along those lines.

Cheers!
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Post by Neo Bri » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:09 pm

basstrombone wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:41 pm
... and thank you moderators for the efforts you've put in to provide us with a place to share ideas together!
Thank you, basstrombone! It means a lot. It's only going to get better.
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Post by Neo Bri » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 pm

cmcslide wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:17 pm
And this is my second. I'm usually just a lurker on boards like this, but here I am...

And I found this board through David Wilken's Wilktone blog. Another cool place to hang out...
Nice - a special shout-out to Wilktone! A fellow Reinhardt guy.
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Post by Neo Bri » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:11 pm

And boy, has this topic changed course!
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Post by Tarkus697 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:46 am

Well this here is post #1. Can verify I'm not Russian, only my grandmother spoke that and that's only because she was good with languages and needed to communicate with her neighbors who were from all over Eastern Europe.
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Post by Tarkus697 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:47 am

And this is post #2. Darn, now I miss my grandmother's cooking.
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Post by Neo Bri » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:39 am

Nothing against Russian. Two of the admins have wives that lived in Russia. But yeah, we're trying to keeps bots out. Seems to be working now.
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Post by Ramhorn » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:05 am

I am human, well...somewhat. I play trombone
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Post by Ramhorn » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:06 am

Second post to prove human-like status.
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