A day in the life of a moderator

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A day in the life of a moderator

Post by Byron510 » 13 Jan 2020 17:46

Well, we all put effort in something - and sometimes I wish there were a better way.
The auto-spammers go 24/7, and our site is just one of many thousands that are targeted. Most spams are from the Ukraine, Russia, Asia, Africa and right here in North America. It’s a PITA to sort through, I won’t deny it. And it’s a job I do a few times a week, and there are four of us taking turns. It there is no automatic way.
Today I sorted through 115 spam posts.... so that the realm members did’t have to. But today was a good day, because we actually got two new members to the Realm - most often this is not the case.
Today I’d like welcome Moonshade and Tony 510 to the Realm :-) This is a great source of info, and I sure hope you can take part in the community.
Welcome guys, look forward to your threads, questions and input.

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Post by James » 13 Jan 2020 17:57

Nice to see new members outs there!
Thanks Byron for what you and the others do. Sounds mundane.....
Finished is better than perfect......

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Re: A day in the life of a moderator

Post by JordanTr » 14 Jan 2020 18:48

Keep the info on here and not lost in the abyss of Facebook!
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Re: A day in the life of a moderator

Post by datzenmike » 14 Jan 2020 19:35

Byron, I feel your pain. I'm not as hard pressed as in the past but 150!! We had the LOVE GURU from India selling charms, potions and spells to attract women and repel in-laws, upwards of 30 a day! This was a few years ago and the spam filters are much better now (knock on wood) Most of India must be IP blocked by now. :lol: Lately one spam every few months gets through to as far as moderator approval. Hey, keep up the good fight to keep this forum running as well as it does.

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Re: A day in the life of a moderator

Post by Byron510 » 15 Jan 2020 12:09

JordanTr wrote:
14 Jan 2020 18:48
Keep the info on here and not lost in the abyss of Facebook!
Absolutely!
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Post by zKars » 15 Jan 2020 12:21

Attract women AND repel in-laws? Ever see anything that attracts NOS Datsun parts and repels rust? Now THERE’s a money maker.

Really now, I do appreciate the effort the mods put in. I know it is not trivial. Thank you.

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Post by 510rob » 17 Jan 2020 13:12

Byron510 wrote:
15 Jan 2020 12:09
JordanTr wrote:
14 Jan 2020 18:48
Keep the info on here and not lost in the abyss of Facebook!
Absolutely!
+1

Sorry my mod participation has lagged lately - I've been a bit busy these days with other matters.

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Re: A day in the life of a moderator

Post by indy510 » 24 Mar 2020 23:01

My 710 friend just got a 510 and is having trouble getting his intro-post approved … his username is will_k

Sorry for bugging the mods in these scary times

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Post by datzenmike » 25 Mar 2020 11:23

Is that the Will from NY city?
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Post by defdes » 25 Mar 2020 17:33

datzenmike wrote:
25 Mar 2020 11:23
Is that the Will from NY city?
A 510 in NYC? I hope it's well parked, I had my first stolen from me there in '83.

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Post by datzenmike » 25 Mar 2020 18:08

He did say his 710 friend and I used to know a fella in NYC with a 710. In fact he took the passenger seat out and strapped an L20B in there and drove from Colorado? to home with it. Well... if that's him.
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Post by indy510 » 25 Mar 2020 21:35

Yes, it is that Will -- who used to live in NYC and have a 710. He drove the 710 back across the country and moved to San Francisco.

I bought his 710 and painted it myself … Then I lowered it too much and sold it like this:

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Post by Byron510 » 04 Apr 2020 13:54

Been really busy lately, honestly it’s been a week since I’ve been on the realm. 146 spam emails to go through this morning. Robb Cox, you’re lucky you didn’t get cut from the new list. With a name like that, if it’s right up there with the three most common spams; fake passports, GPA cheaters and all types of porn. Usually I wouldn’t even read the post I just delete them. But for some reason I clicked on yours and you didn’t get cut. Welcome to the Realm.

I was surprised to see two more new comers to the Realm today as well. Great to have you onboard, sorry it took me a little while to get to you. We look forward to your projects, especially the one that’s involved and grandpa. There’s a pile of work on here to view, and lots of good resources both technically and in people. Glad to see the realm is still running strong in this rather odd time that we’re all going through.We look forward to your projects, especially the one that’s involving grandpa. There’s a pile of work on here to view, and lots of good resources both technically and in people. Glad to see the realm is still running strong in this rather odd time that we’re all going through.

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Re: A day in the life of a moderator

Post by BrandonS » 05 Apr 2020 07:34

Byron, I just want to say thanks for doing what you do (along with the other 3 that moderate as well). This site is by far the greatest source of 510 information on the internet. It Trumps Facebook in everything but quick responses seen by tons of people; which really just results in tons of none experienced opinions sometimes.

Once again thank you. This site has been invaluable to me owning and modding my car.

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