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Maristar210
11-01-2008, 11:17 PM
These guys posts are on here for 13 hours and more by my account.

My kids are no longer allowed to visit Team Talk as a result.

Thanks TT Admin and whoever else is asleep at the gate while I an subjected to disgusting links......

TMCNo1
11-01-2008, 11:33 PM
These guys posts are on here for 13 hours and more by my account.

My kids are no longer allowed to visit Team Talk as a result.

Thanks TT Admin and whoever else is asleep at the gate while I am subjected to disgusting links......

I couldn't agree more! Lately there have been about as many spam threads as there have been genuine member posts and it's slowly become a bore to even come on.
This is what I posted yesterday in the other thread,

The way I see it,

More and more spam members and spam threads!
Less and less members logging on the site and more members going to other sites!
Less and less threads and responding posts!
Fewer and fewer genuine MasterCraft owners joining,
then,
The site is then no longer a viable Marketing tool and,

The site is shut down!

I sincerely hope I'm wrong, but........ ......................... .:rolleyes:

With the current uncertain economic times, I sense the site is on borrowed time and the spammers will be the scapegoat needed to close the site. So, just in case, thanks guys and gals for the experience that was known as MasterCraft Team Talk, it's been fun, see ya around!

bigmac
11-02-2008, 12:00 AM
I suspect someone should be thinking about an alternate discussion forum where MasterCraft boats can be discussed. Like No. 1, I don't think this site is long for this world.

Sodar
11-02-2008, 12:35 AM
Please complain to Mc...

Spammers. (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=552613&postcount=138)

Jesus_Freak
11-02-2008, 07:41 AM
Member "ywxhzgnp" just joined today and is online now.

coz
11-02-2008, 07:53 AM
I sent my daily email to MC, so we'll see if it get filed with all the rest.

Here's what I sent:
Could you tell the higher ups that this site is loosing dedicated members due to the lack of moderation here. It's a sad day when my kids can't come post or look at the wakeboard shots because I don't want them opening a thread with a chick spread out with a dildo sticking out of her, and that's what this place has turned into.

You've seen the "this is getting rediculous thread", well it's beyond rediculous it's offensive period.

Before you loose some dedicated MC owners to the Malibu site you might want to make some seriously quick changes.

TMCNo1
11-02-2008, 08:34 AM
It would be interesting if John Dorton was sent the complaints wouldn't it, I'm jus' sayin'!:rolleyes:

bigmac
11-02-2008, 08:47 AM
I sent my daily email to MC, so we'll see if it get filed with all the rest.

Here's what I sent:
Could you tell the higher ups that this site is loosing dedicated members due to the lack of moderation here. It's a sad day when my kids can't come post or look at the wakeboard shots because I don't want them opening a thread with a chick spread out with a dildo sticking out of her, and that's what this place has turned into.

You've seen the "this is getting rediculous thread", well it's beyond rediculous it's offensive period.

Before you loose some dedicated MC owners to the Malibu site you might want to make some seriously quick changes.

It's not a moderation problem, it's an administration problem. AFAIK the moderators are doing their job. Spammers have to be stopped before they register and the almost complete lack of admin attention to Team Talk is what is causing it. It is just not that hard to stop these guys if the admin gives a crap. Clearly, nobody at MC cares about Team Talk.

This site is often the first stop for someone looking to buy a ski boat...here, the Malibu forums, and the Correct Craft forums. What kind of impression do they get when they log on here and the next morning find a half-dozen spammer messages, including porn? This is the kind of company MasterCraft is?

east tx skier
11-02-2008, 09:02 AM
For all the complaints we used to get about lag time before registration was approved, this was not a problem back then. This problem seems to have coincided with the recent vbulletin update. So I'm guessing that there's either a hole in the new security or the default settings aren't what we were running before and no one has bothered to adjust it to prevent this. Either way, barring a person who wants to be an unpaid moderator monitoring this site 24/7 (Any volunteers? ("chirp chirp") I didn't think so.), BigMac is right. It's an admin issue.

bigmac
11-02-2008, 09:47 AM
Spamming is cyclical. New anti-spammer tools come out, then new spamming software comes out, then new anti-spammer tools, then new spammer tools....etc etc etc. However, lately, Team Talk is THE WORST site I have ever participated in in terms of their ability to play this game with even modest success. The volume and nature of these successful spam registrations indicates that MasterCraft isn't doing ANYTHING to even TRY to stop them. Ignoring this site HAS to be corporate policy. No company would abandon their customers accidentally the way MasterCraft has here.

If an admin is paying attention AT ALL, he can and does stop these spammer registrations. They're usually easy to spot - look at their names, look at their countries, look at their birth dates, LOOK AT THE FREAKIN' ALPHABET THEY'RE USING fer crying out loud.

Sometimes I have to use Google, sometimes (rarely) I have to use WHOIS or ReverseDNS but on average it takes me about 30 seconds to vet each new registrant to a site and approve them or boot them before they even get a chance to post anything. If the admin accidentally boots a valid registrant, they invariably email the admin via "Contact Us".

I would suggest that those of us that feel we have a complaint about this site should send those complaints to MasterCraft Customer Service, not TTAdmin. He is already aware there's a problem here and hasn't done anything about it. Perhaps No. 1 can provide corporate customer service email.....? We would at least find out whether or not the "shove it" attitude toward Team Talk is corporate policy or the inattention of one particular employee.

TMCNo1
11-02-2008, 10:18 AM
Spamming is cyclical. New anti-spammer tools come out, then new spamming software comes out, then new anti-spammer tools, then new spammer tools....etc etc etc. However, lately, Team Talk is THE WORST site I have ever participated in in terms of their ability to play this game with even modest success. The volume and nature of these successful spam registrations indicates that MasterCraft isn't doing ANYTHING to even TRY to stop them. Ignoring this site HAS to be corporate policy. No company would abandon their customers accidentally the way MasterCraft has here.

If an admin is paying attention AT ALL, he can and does stop these spammer registrations. They're usually easy to spot - look at their names, look at their countries, look at their birth dates, LOOK AT THE FREAKIN' ALPHABET THEY'RE USING fer crying out loud.

Sometimes I have to use Google, sometimes (rarely) I have to use WHOIS or ReverseDNS but on average it takes me about 30 seconds to vet each new registrant to a site and approve them or boot them before they even get a chance to post anything. If the admin accidentally boots a valid registrant, they invariably email the admin via "Contact Us".

I would suggest that those of us that feel we have a complaint about this site should send those complaints to MasterCraft Customer Service, not TTAdmin. He is already aware there's a problem here and hasn't done anything about it. Perhaps No. 1 can provide corporate customer service email.....? We would at least find out whether or not the "shove it" attitude toward Team Talk is corporate policy or the inattention of one particular employee.


I would be more than happy to, but it would be posted that it is not part of his job description, if you know who I mean, but the person introduced himself a couple years back, Hint, Hint, Wink, Wink or go to the top, with a . (dot) between their names that are all over the site and @MasterCraft.com, if you know what I mean, Hint, Hint, Wink, Wink!
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_12_13.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=_undefined)

PS, it might even help to send links to the complaint threads, http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=26834 and this thread http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=27354

bigmac
11-02-2008, 11:09 AM
The MasterCraft-directed complaint mechanism for problems with out boats is work with the dealer first. If that doesn't work out, contact MasterCraft Customer Service. We have worked with our first point of contact - TTAdmin is certainly aware of the fact that most of us are displeased at having pornography links coming up on this site. That's been going on for several weeks now with absolutely NO resolution, or even improvement.

I believe that problems and complaints about this site ARE customer service issues, and if our "dealer" can't fix it, time to address the problem higher up the chain. Of course, poor TeamTalk site performance might actually be corporate policy, as has been suggested before. Seems unlikely to me...it would seem odd that MasterCraft would sanction pornography as part of their customer experience.

coz
11-02-2008, 11:22 AM
Porn & Spam Free!

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1254/failiy2.gif

TMCNo1
11-02-2008, 11:50 AM
I'm preparing to watch the NASCAR race from Texas and see Kyle Busch win the Nextel Cup Championship, now that's real porn,
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RexDog1
11-02-2008, 11:51 AM
I agree with all of you this must stop, and it looks like there is not a fix coming fast??
I say if you need to fix something?? do it yourself, I would NEVER be a MOD on TT but I would step up and take on having the power deleting Spam Threads, and if we get some others to step up and volunteer to do the same??? NOT MODS ……. Just Spam Mods ??? Who knows ???? Just an idea ??:rolleyes:

RexDog1
11-02-2008, 11:57 AM
I'm preparing to watch the NASCAR race from Texas and see Kyle Busch win the Nextel Cup Championship, now that's real porn,
41792

No Porn has its place…………..

Kyle Busch is obscene

TMCNo1
11-02-2008, 12:10 PM
I agree with all of you this must stop, and it looks like there is not a fix coming fast??
I say if you need to fix something?? do it yourself, I would NEVER be a MOD on TT but I would step up and take on having the power deleting Spam Threads, and if we get some others to step up and volunteer to do the same??? NOT MODS ……. Just Spam Mods ??? Who knows ???? Just an idea ??:rolleyes:


Good idea, I would join you in that capacity, but MC really needs to stop it up front, IMO!

TMCNo1
11-02-2008, 12:12 PM
Kyle Busch is obscene

I wish I could really say how I feel, but every mod would come on here at once just to delete that post!:rolleyes::D

coz
11-02-2008, 12:19 PM
No Porn has its place…………..

Kyle Busch is obscene

Plus :rolleyes: Doesn't Kayle Bush sound like a girls name? :confused: 8p :D

RexDog1
11-02-2008, 01:22 PM
Good idea, I would join you in that capacity, but MC really needs to stop it up front, IMO!

Yep MC should stop it upfront ……. But do you see this happening sometime soon? :(

But before the NASCAR race there is a good F1 race on Speed now :D

TMCNo1
11-02-2008, 01:56 PM
Yep MC should stop it upfront ……. But do you see this happening sometime soon? :(

But before the NASCAR race there is a good F1 race on Speed now :D

We've been killing time, watching Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel eating all that good food, then later, some Bojangles Fried Chicken,41796 8 pc. Tailgate Special -- 8 pieces of chicken, 4 biscuits, 2 picnic fixin's and 1/2 gallon sweet iced tea. Lynn gets upset with me though, when I hit her in the head with a chicken leg bone, pretending I'm sitting in the grandstands at the race!
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_12_9.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=_undefined)

RexDog1
11-02-2008, 02:12 PM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM......... Biscuits :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::D

TMCNo1
11-02-2008, 02:27 PM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM......... Biscuits :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::D


What else can I get for you?
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RexDog1
11-02-2008, 02:40 PM
What else can I get for you?
41797

Dammmm YOU,

I am on a diet……8p… I am watching my girlish figure…………………8p.

Up Date 6 laps to go F1 race and it is starting to rain LOLOLOLOLOL

coz
11-02-2008, 02:42 PM
What else can I get for you?
41797

Dump some gravy all over those fix'ns and bring to my house and we're good! :D

http://i.pbase.com/o4/85/5585/1/53612040.cid_X.MA1.gif

Doug G
11-02-2008, 02:46 PM
Dammmm YOU,

I am on a diet……8p… I am watching my girlish figure…………………8p.

Up Date 6 laps to go F1 race and it is starting to rain LOLOLOLOLOL


Who was that hottie in the orange dress in the garage? WOW!

coz
11-02-2008, 02:51 PM
Who was that hottie in the orange dress in the garage? WOW!

Wha??? Huh??? Where???!!! :eek:

RexDog1
11-02-2008, 02:52 PM
Who was that hottie in the orange dress in the garage? WOW!

She is very hot!!!!!!! 8p8p:rolleyes:

Not a big F1 fan, but what a race

Doug G
11-02-2008, 03:12 PM
That was fun too watch.

And who is the Stig?

trickskier
11-02-2008, 03:21 PM
I agree with all of you this must stop, and it looks like there is not a fix coming fast??
I say if you need to fix something?? do it yourself, I would NEVER be a MOD on TT but I would step up and take on having the power deleting Spam Threads, and if we get some others to step up and volunteer to do the same??? NOT MODS ……. Just Spam Mods ??? Who knows ???? Just an idea ??:rolleyes:

I'm in......................:D

TMCNo1
11-02-2008, 03:53 PM
Coz passed this along to me, 41799

Everyone needs to use it till the spam stops!!!!

RexDog1
11-02-2008, 03:54 PM
I'm in......................:D

Well that is 3 if we get people in deferent time zones would help:rolleyes:

I am not saying the Mods are not doing there job, they have a tuff job on TT, and this may help them to do there job…………….

TMCNo1
11-02-2008, 03:55 PM
Well that is 3 if we get people in deferent time zones would help:rolleyes:

I am not saying the Mods are not doing there job, they have a tuff job on TT, and this may help them to do their job…………….



I'll take the fried chicken shift!!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!:rolleyes::D

trickskier
11-02-2008, 03:57 PM
Well that is 3 if we get people in deferent time zones would help:rolleyes:

I am not saying the Mods are not doing there job, they have a tuff job on TT, and this may help them to do there job…………….

I'm usually in a zone of my own...............:rolleyes:;)

RexDog1
11-02-2008, 04:04 PM
I'll take the fried chicken shift!!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!:rolleyes:


More food talk ……………….AHHHH:(:(

Next thing you know Kyle Busch will be sponsored by M&M’s candy :rolleyes:

TMCNo1
11-02-2008, 04:17 PM
More food talk ……………….AHHHH:(:(

Next thing you know Kyle Busch will be sponsored by M&M’s candy :rolleyes:


I think "Cookoo For Coco Puffs"s more fitting, 41801