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Guys, Does anybody know why the GNAS Forum has been taken off-line suddenly…. I’ve read that nutters post below and went in for a look-see…but its dead now. David

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WebBat typed the following message: > Does anybody know why the GNAS Forum has been taken off-line > suddenly….

Perhaps because the clown below who bitched and moaned about it so much, and kept posting messages to their forum which had nothing to do with archery, it is possible that it might have been deemed not feasible for the admin to keep it up. So instead of a forum which may (or may not) have had some problems, GNAS site viewers have *no* forum to use for the time being. I don’t blame the admin from pulling it. I would have done the same thing under similar circumstances. Too much trouble with all the pissing and moaning going on for it to be worthwhile.

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Ron Reddon typed the following message: > I don’t blame the admin from > pulling it. I would have done the same thing under similar > circumstances. Too much trouble with all the pissing and moaning > going on for it to be worthwhile.

Actually, I think I’ll modify this statement of mine… If I were in charge of their site, I’d take the board offline for a short time, and then I’d drop an .htaccess file (simply a text file named .htaccess) into the forum directory on their Zeus/4.1 server containing the following: <Limit GET> order allow,deny deny from 213.122.174.          * (block by /24 block-256 addresses) deny from 213.122.174.158   * (block by single IP if it is static) allow from all </Limit> One would remove the stuff in parenthesis after the asterisk before placing in .htaccess file like this: <Limit GET> order allow,deny deny from 213.122.174. deny from 213.122.174.158 allow from all </Limit> This would keep Ian, Locke or ekcol or whatever name he morphed himself into, completely off the forum using selected IP address(es), but would allow the abuser to continue to access other parts of the website. This way, the "rude" keyword could be deleted, and would allow others to post without fear of having their posts zapped, and would give the site admin better administration over the forum abuser. Just in case *someone* (Neil?) who might be reading this board wants to know how to remove this type of abuser with a little more surgical precision…

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Too late. The forum has now been "removed permanently due to sustained misuse". Interesting term, that, "misuse". I can’t ever recall a definition of it being supplied, but it seems to be "critiscism of the admin". So far as I can tell, there was only one person doing that… Unless it’s referring to the recent topics on the quality of coach training. But I can’t imagine how that could validly be labelled "misuse". It’s not as if anyone was saying anything which hadn’t been said before. At great length. On numerous electronic and print forums… ho hum. – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – > Ron Reddon typed the following message: > I don’t blame the admin from > pulling it. I would have done the same thing under similar > circumstances. Too much trouble with all the pissing and moaning > going on for it to be worthwhile. > Actually, I think I’ll modify this statement of mine… If I were in > charge of their site, I’d take the board offline for a short time, and > then I’d drop an .htaccess file (simply a text file named .htaccess) > into the forum directory on their Zeus/4.1 server containing the > following: > <Limit GET> > order allow,deny > deny from 213.122.174.          * (block by /24 block-256 addresses) > deny from 213.122.174.158   * (block by single IP if it is static) > allow from all > </Limit> > One would remove the stuff in parenthesis after the asterisk before > placing in .htaccess file like this: > <Limit GET> > order allow,deny > deny from 213.122.174. > deny from 213.122.174.158 > allow from all > </Limit> > This would keep Ian, Locke or ekcol or whatever name he morphed > himself into, completely off the forum using selected IP address(es), > but would allow the abuser to continue to access other parts of the > website. This way, the "rude" keyword could be deleted, and would > allow others to post without fear of having their posts zapped, and > would give the site admin better administration over the forum abuser. > Just in case *someone* (Neil?) who might be reading this board wants > to know how to remove this type of abuser with a little more surgical > precision…

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I note that the official GNAS online tournament diary has now been permanently removed too.  Is the entire GNAS site going to disappear shortly?  How can the society justify not having these things on their site when so many other people do?

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Too late. The forum has now been "removed permanently due to sustained > misuse".

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WebBat typed the following message: > I note that the official GNAS online tournament diary has now been > permanently removed too.  Is the entire GNAS site going to disappear > shortly?  How can the society justify not having these things on > their site when so many other people do?

I would surmise, the page has probably been removed, due to incorrect or abusive listings, perhaps put there by the whining little garden slug who came in here and bitched and moaned about their website. From the GNAS website: "The Online Tournament Diary has been permanently removed due to sustained misuse." Too bad… I’d say you can blame Locke, or whatever name it ended up under. It wouldn’t surprise me to find out that most of the bogus entries in that diary were put there by him/her/it, which destroyed any value it provided to the overall GNAS web site. I don’t blame the site administrator for gaining control of their website. Abuse a site like that, and poof, it quickly loses its beneficial value not only for the web admin or other users, but also for the entire organization altogether. AAMOF it fast becomes a serious liability for the larger organization as a whole, to have their organization’s site (its "global face" if you will) turned into an abuse-filled hostel. Pretty sad that those who consider themselves archers can’t comport themselves on an archery site in a demeanor that exalts the sport, rather than acting in a way that serves to demean it, and causes an entire organization to consider retreating off the web. I guess Locke got what he wanted. You might ask him/her/it, if it was worth it.

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>Sorry to disappoint you guys, but I dont have a personal site, lots of >commercial ones….as I’m a mercenary and in it for the money ! >www.sofaworkshopdirect.co.uk >www.vivasofa.co.uk >www.volantia.com >www.argos.com >www.marksandspencer.com >www.bestofruralwales.com

are you asking us to critic your sites, who do you want us to send it to.. you, NAH,  better the owners!:>

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>Sorry to disappoint you guys, but I dont have a personal site, lots of >commercial ones….as I’m a mercenary and in it for the money !

<snip> > are you asking us to critic your sites, who do you want us to send it to..

you, NAH,  better the owners!: Geez, take long enuff why dont you ? Oh no, you may mail someone I once worked for….. Grow up, man. D

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