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Nice Not To Have Spam

Postby zuill » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:43 pm

I occasionally look over at the "official" Make Music Forum. It seems every weekend it is inundated with spam. It's nice that this user-friendly forum is monitored properly to avoid the clutter and abuse.

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Re: Nice Not To Have Spam

Postby Peter Thomsen » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:48 pm

zuill wrote:… It's nice that this user-friendly forum is monitored properly to avoid the clutter and abuse …

While it is true that Mike Rosen and I (= the forum moderators) monitor this forum frequently, I must say that I have not seen any new spam posts for a very long time.
I am not sure why, but it could have something to do with the fact that you can not post in the forum right after you have registered yourself as a new user - there is a delay.

I am frequently browsing the old threads from years ago, looking for (and deleting) “irrelevant posts”, but that is a “a work in progress”.
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Re: Nice Not To Have Spam

Postby motet » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:50 pm

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Re: Nice Not To Have Spam

Postby zuill » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:25 pm

I just checked over "there" and it seems to be all spam, at least on the opening page.

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Re: Nice Not To Have Spam

Postby miker » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:20 pm

That’s what it is, just like last weekend. One would think that they learned, but evidently, not.
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Re: Nice Not To Have Spam

Postby zuill » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:05 am

Might be good for someone to direct traffic over here to avoid that kind of mess. I suppose that would be uncool and un ethical, but this is a good hangout for me. I find the official layout un-user-friendly.

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Re: Nice Not To Have Spam

Postby motet » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:24 am

Spam aside, they're more likely to find answers here, too.

I've joined the Facebook "Finale Powerusers" group. It's not, really. There are a lot of naive questions, which is fine, and there are some smart and knowledgeable people there helping, but there are also a few who tend to answer everything whether they really know the answer or not. Overall it's positive and worthwhile. Like the MakeMusic site, you can post pictures but not Finale files.

But I learn more here. It also is pleasantly feud-free now!
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Re: Nice Not To Have Spam

Postby gogreen » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:32 am

Special thanks to Mike and Peter for moderating here. I'm very pleased with this forum--I was afraid after the demise of the other one, that forum help for Finale might be done for. Again, thank goodness for this place and for Mike and Peter's work.

The official forum, spam aside, is strangely sparsely populated. I'd think it would be packed. As Zuill said, it's remarkably un-user-friendly. What I find inexcusable is the official so-called "Garritan Community." Help requests go unanswered.
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Re: Nice Not To Have Spam

Postby miker » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:45 am

It’s nice to have you here, too. Just like all families, we can have our occasional hissy fits, and that’s just fine. Nobody steps over the line, too often!

Here’s to a nice, long future.

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