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 Posted: Feb 6, 2021 06:12AM
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That's true Al, that's why I appreciate the advise from 'senior' members like you.

PS: nice talking to you the other day. I decided to pass on the car, as wisely suggested.

 Posted: Feb 6, 2021 04:28AM
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Abelclassic , your “ Stupic”  did not go unnoticed,  only long time posters on this forum, catch the humour of being stupic. lOL

Big AL

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 Posted: Feb 2, 2021 02:51PM
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Originally Posted by Chansonreve
We care - it's mostly a matter of time! I appreciate it when y'all point out the spammers.
Sometimes it must be like playing whack-a-mole... or "whack-a-bot".

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Feb 2, 2021 10:57AM
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it has definitively ruined the experience for new members. When I joined, 10 years ago, if I asked a 'stupic' question, more experienced members would take the time to explain things properly. Nowadays, we look at new members with some reluctance as they might be (ad some are) spammers.

 Posted: Feb 2, 2021 09:56AM
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We care - it's mostly a matter of time! I appreciate it when y'all point out the spammers.

 Posted: Feb 2, 2021 09:10AM
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Originally Posted by Dan Moffet
Spammer "Isabel" struck again nine times a couple of hours ago - thread "1988 Mini Popping out of 4th Gear - need expert advice"
UGH, Dan...when will it end?

And what happened with the idea of having several moderators from the folks that have been here a long time>?

I presume the MM employees just don't have time (or don't care!?) what happens to the board.

Like Abel said, it's sure gone downhill...especially over the last 3-4 yrs.


At some point in time, if it just continues, I'll eventually give up ever coming here.....and yes, I buy old mini parts and NEW Mini parts from our
host just to say I contribute.

be well guys.

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: Feb 2, 2021 08:20AM
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Spammer "Isabel" struck again nine times a couple of hours ago - thread "1988 Mini Popping out of 4th Gear - need expert advice"

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Feb 2, 2021 07:26AM
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as others will attest, these people are gradually eroding this forum. I barely see more experienced members posting and I know that many of them just lost interest in the forum because of the spammers. If I have a particular question, I prefer to address it in private to some members that I can now consider friends.
cheers,
Abel

 Posted: Feb 2, 2021 03:09AM
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Opened up MM this morning to get a mini fix before work and the top 5 or 6 threads are 100% SPAM, started by spammers.

Last week seemed like the Spammers opened up and posted to, long dead threads many years old.

Week before that they were posting randomly to newer threads.

When will it stop?

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada