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JSE1880 Offline
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is this site being managed? Ive tried for several months to log in and edit my signature. It keeps sending me an error code, saying im not authorized to go to that page for one reason or another. any help would be appreciated
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JT Offline
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(01-07-2023, 12:18 AM)JSE1880 Wrote: is this site being managed? Ive tried for several months to log in and edit my signature. It keeps sending me an error code, saying im not authorized to go to that page for one reason or another. any help would be appreciated

I can edit my signature, so it's possible your account may not have met a criteria to access the signature. Good software allows the ability to be configured that way, and much more, as a measure to help prevent spammers from signing up and using the space to spam and alter google searches.

As far as the site itself, I ask that same question. Spam gets posted here, due to a combination of factors between software and moderation, and when the spam gets posted it can remain on the site for days. For a time, I was using the Report option to report the Spam but it was still left on the forums for days at a time. 

For members, and readers, it looks bad for the site to have spam left for days without being addressed. It makes the site look abandoned. Has it been abandoned?
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Chas K 88 Offline
Member
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If I were having an issue with my account here I would scroll to the bottom to the contact us section, surely someone monitors that.

My thoughts on spam and this site are we're going the way of the dinosaurs, 15 years ago there were far more guys posting on here. It was a great group who were always able to help out with whatever problem you had that you couldn't find the solution for with a search. Affordable birds in good shape were plentiful, you ask a question and had multiple replies in hours because there were so many of us active on here. Oh and the volume of posts per day back then was far more than today. The cars are getting scarce now and so are the guys & gals who love them. You ask a question today and may not see an answer for a day or two and I think that's because there are just that few of us left. That and the occasional new member who recently discovered this site after having the good fortune to acquire a turbo coupe.
 
I doubt the moderators here get paid much if anything for their thankless work so what's their incentive to be on here 24/7 cleaning out spam? I don't like how it makes the website look either but God bless whoever it is that does the cleanup when a spammer hits. They're trying but they have lives too. As for website software that makes it harder for a spammer to post, where does the money for that come from? The advertisers? I would rather not start seeing a bunch of ads on here, but it's going to be them and the dues of the 11 members who come here weekly? Wow, look at the bottom of the "Home page" where it says "Who's online". It's late Saturday morning and I see "43 users active in the past 15 minutes (1 member, 0 of whom are invisible, and 39 guests). Applebot, Bing, Google, Chas K 88". I don't know the difference between a user and a member or guest but I'd bet anything that comes here is classified as a user whether they are a member, guest or bot.

Now, if we could just get the aftermarket onboard with making parts for these awesome cars such as headlights, plastic trim parts, console lids, anything... If affordable parts were available the cars and this site just may make a comeback.

Just my $0.02
Chas K
Current setup - 88 T-bird, 5 speed, vacuum assist master cylinder, T3/T4 50 trim turbo from Bo-port, oil feed & return lines, 3” turbo down elbow, 3" to 2.5" dual exhaust and PiMPx from Stinger 255LPH fuel pump, CD, trip-minder, RR , K&N, 140 MPH speedo conversion (thanks Jeff K).
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
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You are correct, Chas, in that site moderators, and all the other people who keep the website up and running, as well as our treasurer, membership manager, etc. do not get paid anything. We all have lives outside of the TC world, and many of us have families, jobs, etc that come first.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
11 Crown Vic Interceptor
14 Toyota Camry (wifes car)
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Chas K 88 Offline
Member
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And how many thanks do you get for that???

Thanks guys!
Chas K
Current setup - 88 T-bird, 5 speed, vacuum assist master cylinder, T3/T4 50 trim turbo from Bo-port, oil feed & return lines, 3” turbo down elbow, 3" to 2.5" dual exhaust and PiMPx from Stinger 255LPH fuel pump, CD, trip-minder, RR , K&N, 140 MPH speedo conversion (thanks Jeff K).
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andrewjs18 Offline
Administrator
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(01-07-2023, 12:18 AM)JSE1880 Wrote: is this site being managed? Ive tried for several months to log in and edit my signature. It keeps sending me an error code, saying im not authorized to go to that page for one reason or another. any help would be appreciated

the issue is you need to have 5 posts on the site before it'll unlock the ability to allow you to edit/add a signature. this helps to cut down on spam. currently, you have 4 posts.
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JT Offline
Posting Freak
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(01-08-2023, 04:14 PM)Chas K 88 Wrote: And how many thanks do you get for that???

Thanks guys!

Many of the members have contributed over the last decade(s) and probably get the same (lack of) thanks. It's the members that make the site what it is, and those members rely on "the top" to keep things operating with the keys. When you can't be available with your key, that's understandable, but that's when you also get some people can be available. 

To me, based on what's happening, it looks like a lack of interest on top of other factors.
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JSE1880 Offline
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(01-08-2023, 05:38 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(01-07-2023, 12:18 AM)JSE1880 Wrote: is this site being managed? Ive tried for several months to log in and edit my signature. It keeps sending me an error code, saying im not authorized to go to that page for one reason or another. any help would be appreciated

the issue is you need to have 5 posts on the site before it'll unlock the ability to allow you to edit/add a signature.  this helps to cut down on spam.  currently, you have 4 posts.

? well luckily I’ve been planning a lengthy post soon as I’m finally ready to get to some serious work on the TC. THANK YOU ?
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