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Cyberjunk

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  1. I have just reduced the number of members accounts by 969. These were accounts that have never posted and have not logged on since January 2006. We now have a policy of use it or loose it. Members who join but don't post (and not everyone wants to do that) will need to log in occasionally and we will do a sweep up every few months. If you have ever posted, even a single post way back in whenever, then we will not delete your account - obviously we would like you to join in a bit more! Why are we doing this? Its a housekeeping excercise that we have been meaning to do for a long time, like
  2. As from last night any members with more than a X set number of posts will become Senior Members. Any member who has a lot of posts should see thier member title change as soon as they make thier next post. The Senior Members group have the same privilages as the Members group previously did plus you now have extra PM space. The Members group will now have a reduced set of privilages (many you will not realise) as and when we and we have been forced into doing this because link spammers are now going to the lengths of setting up valid accounts to add link spam into forums. The actua
  3. I have just upgraded the back end system to the forums. This was mainly because a bunch of spam had started to appear on the site and I wanted the latest software to help prevent it. Anyway we have just gone up about 6 versions of the software so it should be even better than ever! Hurrah! And if you spot any obvious spams just hit the "report post to an admin" button and we will clear it up. One of the downsides of the upgrade is the look and feel have changed to the default skin so expect me to be playing around with it.
  4. The spammers have arrived at long last. I have been dreading this for 5 years but at last we have active spammers. The thing is that I set up the registration in a certain way to limit this as much as possible. You can only have one account per email addres, you have to have a valid email address. You cannot register on this system using a bot. Therefore the overheads in getting a post on here a large - so it must be worth it! If you see a spam post please just report it to me with the URL -DO NOT DELETE IT - this is important as I need to know the account that posted it so that I can su
  5. In a similar vein we just had our first real piece of link spam for a long time - someone went to the bother of signing up and authenticating themselves just to get 20 links in a post for some crap. I suspended his account for 3650 days... The reason I did not delete his account was that it would allow him to sign up again with the same e-mail address - if we suspend them then they have to go and get another address as users here cannot have more than one account on the same e-mail address. Anything like this you see just delete it and suspend the user (I think you can do that - if not dr
  6. There should be one rule for one and one for other. If someone contributes regularly to the community here and he/she feels the need to advertise their own product I cannot see any issue - even commercial products. However if someone comes here to simple post a link to their site without adding value to the community then they can go swing.
  7. Changed my mind - I have renamed some of the forums as per Hounds suggestion. This way we can keep the flow going.
  8. Well we have the Cyberpunk 2020 Rules and Guidelines forum - how about adding a Cyberpunk v3 forum. That way we can also gauge take up - we still have the General RPG forum which should be just that - general. Thoughts before I implement?
  9. Probably against my better judgement... Nah! Please welcome Mark on board as part of the team!
  10. Cyberjunk

    Robots?

    Actually its a flaw in the programming! Google bots have already been banned after they were very naughty a few months ago. I ought to pull my finger out and upgrade the software again. Thanks for pointing it out though and good to see you in circulation Hound!
  11. We have the chat function working again! Hurrah! For those of you who have not joined in yet you will find the link top right if your using the default 'Air' skin. Otherwise go to the bottom of the home page where you will find another link. And the chat costs us $120 per year so please use it! (and if you can see the ads at the top of these pages - give the interesting ones a look!!)
  12. Big apologies for the online chat not being available for (quite) a few days now. Small invoice problem that I am trying to get resolved and it should be back in the next day or so. No need for any contributions to the fighting funds (but do click on the nice Google ads at the top of every page once in a while chaps! Ta.)
  13. Thanks for the replies chaps and thanks for your continuing support! I will try and keep things going by myself - its not onerous its just that I have so many other things on with my life - but then so do you all! I need to upgrade teh software again to the latest version - always a pleaseure. I will stick aside one weekend in the near future to do it all. Monster - hope your having a great time in Japan - I loved it! Simon
  14. Apologies from me - the site was down for a day and a bit - my fault I was away and I already knew it had reached 80% of its allocated bandwidth for the month and forgot to make provisions.
  15. Loyal mods. I have just downloaded and skim read Talsorian's V3 Cyberpunk rules which has led me to decide that with V3 we might need a revamp of the site or at the very least a few changes as we are bound to get a bit more traffic when the Rules are finally published and distributed to the games shops. This forum takes a bit of managing - not too much but it needs people to keep each forum on line and to moderate it. I will be honest and say that I have little time these days to do a proper moderators job and have been relying on you chaps a lot more than I should have done - thanks! Which i
  16. We have just has an incident where an Author has contacted me regarding the posting of an article they had written by another person on this forum without the authors permission. Please do not post other peoples work as it gets us into the realms of legal arse busting - mine mainly. You may quote small sections of authored work if you attribute them but better still add links into the authors own web pages where the content is held. The user that broke the copyright rules has had there account suspended for a year - it was his first post and he set up the account in the authors
  17. I think thats because you set the number of days and it is auto lifted after that.
  18. My guess is that it was someone scraping the site. I have blocked them from getting in from that IP . Ialso wrote to thier ISP and asked them to do something about it - they passed my email onto them - idiots - but I have heard nothing and the situation has resolved itself. Lets hope he doesn't try again this month!
  19. The site was locked out at 7pm GMT tonight because its allocation of bandwidth had been used up. I have allocated more bandwidth but if the Pilsbury dough boy keeps eating it were in trouble. I run this site on my own servers and the knock on effect is that some paying client sites may get their bandwidth choked if I keep upping the allocated bandwidth for cyberpunk.co.uk. The reason it seems that the site is using so much bandwidth is that someone is trying to make a copy of the site by using some sort of scraper tool. Whoever that is - you will not be able to do it - you wil
  20. We had it on a pay plan to get a load of extra tracks in. My credit card expired and i have not renewed the details on the Live 365 service. therefore its in hiatus at the moment. Maybe we will have a re-look at this in the winter.
  21. Unfortunatly no its not your PC. This was a bit of an experiment and did not really take off that well though Crysalis and I did put on a bit of a show. I even had a guest DJ but he retired! I had paid for a years subscription and at the end I just let the account expire. Maybee one day when there is more interest we can relook at this.
  22. So the site is on a bigger faster server now. Great . It costs a lot more too! While the other sites I run for friends and family help pay the way for the server, all of them combined don't take up half the space and bandwith of good old cyberpunk.co.uk! I don't want money donations - never have and hopefully never will - but please do click on the Google ads on the top of the pages if you see something interesting. Please don't go mad with it though else the advertisers get all grumpy. Once a visit would be just great! Enjoy!
  23. Well we are back in business at last. You will not believ the issues we had getting the site back up. We run Views from the Edge as a subdomain of cyberpunk.co.uk - very sensible for all sorts of reasons. However the domain name server were not propagating the new IP addresses for the subdomains at all - so I had a team of top flight geeks trying everything known to geekkind over teh past couple of nights - and its fixed at last. Ah netrunning... Were back and apologies for the downtime.
  24. I'm moving servers 6am Mountain time (thats where the server is) June 21st so there might some issues - none planned but please keep an extra special eye out while this is going on. Unfortunatly the proxy servers stop me viewing the site while I am at work (hence my lack of postings!) - its probably a good thing else I would get fired. But that means it might be difficult for me to check up during the move and I have 30+ sites - some paying customers with business sites so they are getting the priority treatment (sorry but thats life). Its all a bit scarey for me but we should have
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