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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Fro, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Dan why are we getting spam on here?

    this "you have new message" crap while the site is in the middle of a big facelift is a bit lame don't you think?

    Or is it just me that doesn't like this?
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't like it but I suppose it pays some bills. There is some stuff I would like to see gone!!!
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah unfortunately I didn't have full control over the ads that were showing. I now have some more strict control so the adult style ads should now be gone.

    The you have 1 message is just an advert, it isn't something i put in place to trick anyone.

    Fact is site still costs a fair bit to run, so have to have some ads on the site. They should be a bit cleaner now though!
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Why would you be taken in by a message "you have one new message from a user in Terrigal".  As if anyone in Terrigal can write!
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    AFAIK it will be different for everyone. It is supposed to be geo-targeted I believe but I go through a VPN that connects to Perth so for me it says 'Perth'
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    If I'm connecting through Terrigal, no wonder my internet is so unstable.  LOL
     
  7. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Yes at work I get Bathurst and home says Sydney.

    Cheers Dan.
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    yup major carriers will route through major hubs. i.e. Brisbane, Sydney, perth Melbourne

    however your work probably has a business account which will route through local exchanges and servers, depending on the size of your business
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    We have servers at Port Stephens
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Your servers are unimportant unless all network traffic is routed through them. Likely the backbone and pipe they are connected to is Sydney.

    The internets isn't magic there is just a hell of a lot of complex routing going on
     
  11. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Talk it up captain Nerdo :)

    And it is "The internet isn't magic"
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No Fro!

    it is Internets...it is Internets language!

    also known as
    Innerwebs
    innernets
    internet
    innernet
    interweb
    interwebs

    somethings akin to lolz etc
     
  13. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    then it should have been "internets aren't" :)
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not really, just because it is pluralized here doesn't actually mean it is a plural!

    This is outside of English now matey!
     
  15. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'm not fluent in nerd............matey.

    Although I do know that they make it up as they go along :)
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hence, not being able to be corrected :)
     
  17. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Really??

    I never drew that conclusion :)

    Although I would have said they are able to be corrected, but were never incorrect..
     
  18. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    same result!

    innerwebs 5p3ak makez 11f3 345y

    See at least I am not using that 1337 speak crap!
     
  19. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    same result, but not the same :)
     
  20. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hey Fro, you will have to learn how to speak Queensland. Just do it very slowly!!
     

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