Join John Adams, world renowned Intl Matchmaker, Monday nights 8:30 EST for Live Webcasts!
And check out Five Reasons why you should attend a FREE AFA Seminar! See locations and dates here.



View Active Topics       View Your Posts       Latest 100 Topics       FAQ Topics       Mobile Friendly Theme


Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post your suggestions and feedback for this site and movement. You can also report a problem or suggest new board topics.

Moderators: fschmidt, jamesbond

Post Reply

Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

No, he doesn't get rid of trolls or clean up the spam since they make it look more active. Claiming he had to let all trolls back in due to a technicality was just an excuse
17
50%
Intermediate opinion
5
15%
Yes, but he is so hell bent on free speech that prefers to err on the side of freedom.
5
15%
Does Winston really make a living out of this?
7
21%
 
Total votes: 34

User avatar
droid
Elite Upper Class Poster
Posts: 3143
Joined: September 20th, 2013, 7:38 am

Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by droid » October 21st, 2016, 8:17 am

You may select two options
1)Too much of one thing defeats the purpose.
2)Everybody is full of it. What's your hypocrisy?

User avatar
Cornfed
Elite Upper Class Poster
Posts: 6605
Joined: August 17th, 2012, 5:22 am

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by Cornfed » December 13th, 2016, 9:33 pm

About half the latest 100 posts are spam posts. They are easy to spot. Why is it so hard for Winston to go through and delete them all?

Tsar
Veteran Poster
Posts: 2030
Joined: August 7th, 2012, 8:40 pm
Location: Somwhere, Maine

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by Tsar » December 14th, 2016, 2:18 am

Cornfed wrote:About half the latest 100 posts are spam posts. They are easy to spot. Why is it so hard for Winston to go through and delete them all?
I asked that question more than a month ago.

OutWest
Veteran Poster
Posts: 2392
Joined: March 19th, 2011, 8:09 am
Location: Asia/USA

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by OutWest » December 14th, 2016, 7:16 am

droid wrote:You may select two options

What I see is that traffic is down substantially. Trolls choke the forum much of the time, and often they are the bulk of activity. An average guy looking through here might get one whiff of all the outlandish moonbeam stuff and write it off.

User avatar
Yohan
Elite Upper Class Poster
Posts: 3068
Joined: April 3rd, 2014, 6:05 am
Location: Tokyo, JAPAN
Contact:

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by Yohan » December 14th, 2016, 12:37 pm

There are even troll-postings in the 'Banning and Warning Announcements' since days.

I think, Winston should clean up his forum more frequently, maybe he should control it daily, but it seems he is not always available.

He is not making a living out of this forum, I guess this is merely a hobby and a side-business, he often said there are other sources of income (renting out space? or something like that?)

User avatar
droid
Elite Upper Class Poster
Posts: 3143
Joined: September 20th, 2013, 7:38 am

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by droid » December 14th, 2016, 5:04 pm

OutWest wrote:
droid wrote:You may select two options

What I see is that traffic is down substantially. Trolls choke the forum much of the time, and often they are the bulk of activity. An average guy looking through here might get one whiff of all the outlandish moonbeam stuff and write it off.
I've tried to initiate threads with varied topics worth discussing but they go unnoticed, while sensasionalistic crap like "90% of humanity should be exterminated" elicit plenty of responses. Or endless infantile stuff on whether some chick is hot or if she is white / black etc :lol:

Aside from all this, i think a nice feature Winston could add would be to automatically bump a random thread from the archive everyday, this would stimulate discussions.
1)Too much of one thing defeats the purpose.
2)Everybody is full of it. What's your hypocrisy?

Traveler
Freshman Poster
Posts: 294
Joined: March 31st, 2013, 7:23 am

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by Traveler » December 14th, 2016, 6:11 pm

I wonder how Winston spends most of his time. It seems like he would have plenty of time to maintain his own forum given that he doesn't work and has sources of passive income.

User avatar
Cornfed
Elite Upper Class Poster
Posts: 6605
Joined: August 17th, 2012, 5:22 am

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by Cornfed » December 14th, 2016, 11:34 pm

Wouldn’t it at least be possible to have new member posts not posted to the Top 100 Posts Page so they wouldn’t contaminate it pending their deletion?

User avatar
droid
Elite Upper Class Poster
Posts: 3143
Joined: September 20th, 2013, 7:38 am

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by droid » December 15th, 2016, 4:20 am

Clearly they're signing up by hand, as not even Winston's personal question stopped them.
Some chump somewhere probably gets $0.01 to do it. Then the bots get to send whatever crap.

The problem is somewhere in the 100-topics page php, as i suggested before.

https://blog.phpbb.com/2009/11/09/how-t ... nal-pages/

The phpBB catches the posts ("topic does not exist") but they don't get sifted by the latest topics page.

It probably needs just a one liner like this

if(t.topic_status == ' .REMOVED . ') {continue;}

Fschmidt could probably solve it in five minutes if Winston gave him some incentive
1)Too much of one thing defeats the purpose.
2)Everybody is full of it. What's your hypocrisy?

User avatar
xiongmao
Veteran Poster
Posts: 2760
Joined: March 9th, 2011, 6:09 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by xiongmao » December 19th, 2016, 8:41 pm

Winston should be careful as I've had two online businesses whose income has nosedived very quickly indeed. You need to keep reinvesting some of the profits to keep things fresh.
I quit my boring cubicle slave job and now I'm Happier Abroad...
Do YOU want to date beautiful foreign women? Find out which country's women are best for you, and which dating site to look for them on!
Want to teach English overseas? Check out my experiences teaching at a Uni in China.
Plus, if you like Asian girls, then join my free Asian dating site.

User avatar
Cornfed
Elite Upper Class Poster
Posts: 6605
Joined: August 17th, 2012, 5:22 am

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by Cornfed » December 20th, 2016, 12:30 am

The spammers are becomming a problem again. The idea would also be to go through the membership and ban all suspicious usernames that haven't posted yet.

User avatar
starchild5
Veteran Poster
Posts: 2172
Joined: December 20th, 2013, 11:32 am

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by starchild5 » December 20th, 2016, 2:31 am

Winston ..Its time to upgrade the forum man...Get new vBulliten software, it will reduce the spam considerably and you will have more control.

The whole forum experience is very 90s.

Well, I don't just say it...I will do it for free and help you install the software etc..The software cost a bit more but its worth it..90% of all forums have vBulliten software and they have excellent support.

It also have inbuilt SEO which will help appear your post in Google ranking. Your China posts need more exposure...The reason HA posts don't appear in Google often is due to phpbb not secure in the eyes of Google.

https://www.vbulletin.com/faqsales.php

Its 195 USD/ year and its is the most used forum software on the internet.

Go for it.

User avatar
Daddy Wu
Freshman Poster
Posts: 38
Joined: December 17th, 2016, 5:56 am

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by Daddy Wu » December 20th, 2016, 4:26 am

Winston! Son!

Your forum very messy! Too much spam!

Reminds me of your room when you were child. No good!

Now you are big boss, Winston! Not child anymore! You must act like wise ruler, and mind store!

Need to clean forum, not do silly comedy with women!

From,
Daddy Wu

User avatar
droid
Elite Upper Class Poster
Posts: 3143
Joined: September 20th, 2013, 7:38 am

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by droid » December 20th, 2016, 4:39 am

^^ that's not so funny Trusted Advisor, be more creative. i wouldn't mess with his dad either as he is currently sick
1)Too much of one thing defeats the purpose.
2)Everybody is full of it. What's your hypocrisy?

User avatar
Adama
Elite Upper Class Poster
Posts: 6207
Joined: August 23rd, 2009, 10:37 pm

Re: Poll: Does Winston give a damn about his own forum?

Post by Adama » December 20th, 2016, 4:46 am

Traveler wrote:I wonder how Winston spends most of his time. It seems like he would have plenty of time to maintain his own forum given that he doesn't work and has sources of passive income.
He spends his down time researching his religious topics from Michale Tsarion, and truth projects. You'll see when he comes up with his next thread about how he's seeking some truth.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Suggestions, Feedback, Report a Problem”