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#51 2022-09-15 17:44:56

SpaceNut
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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

I have received 20220914 and 20220915 emails.

both have been unbanned and can now login.

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#52 2022-09-15 17:52:48

tahanson43206
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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re #51 ... thank you for the confirmation of both emails!

The email server seems to be working (reasonably) reliably!  It only has to deal with four sends a day (from us).  It ** should ** work for any member who wants to try it, but I caution everyone that there is NO feedback from the system, and the only way you can be sure the system worked is if the recipient replies.

So far, we've heard back from NONE of our candidates, but I am not expecting replies from folks who were active 20 or so years ago.  A reply would be a nice surprise.

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#53 2022-09-16 07:20:52

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re Email Outreach ....

Today's Candidate is Titan. The email looks reasonable.

Registered: 2003-03-18 (0.0.0.0)
Last post: 2003-06-03 10:14:11

That's 19 years ago ....

Topic: Re: Life support systems » Robot Colony - Robots prepping for a human mission.

Titan wrote:

From the way it looks many here on the forums are advocating either nuclear, solar, or wind power generation.  If solar is chosen it would likely take a good deal of labor to put enough panels up to generate the necessary power.  One option is to make robots do all the work.
     
     A while ago I ran across an article in Discover about robots building robots and sustaining themselves.  The energy comes from solar panels and the raw materials come from the soil.  The colony would initially start from a small population that is self-sustainable and would reproduce until a target population is hit and the colony would then be switched from reproduction mode to production mode.  The robot colony would build supplies for a human mission.  I suggest checking out the article in Discover here: Robot, Build Thyself.  Here is a link to the abstract from their article in Mathematical and Computer Modeling: Exponential Growth of Large Self-Reproducing Machine Systems.

It appears that Titan created the topic, and it was modestly successful ... it ran on into the second page ...
All the active members of the time period seem to have participated, although I didn't see RobertDyck, so he must have been on vacation at the time, or working away from home as he often did in his career.

I'll send the invitation.  19 years .... that's plenty of time for Titan to have acquired additional knowledge and insight.

With any luck he might be willing to engage with the forum once again, when robots are 19 years further along, and AI is now a mainstream activity.

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#54 2022-09-17 06:17:25

tahanson43206
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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re Email Outreach ...

Today's candidate may be a spammer ... the email is different from the user name ... we'll see shortly ...

The IP Address is from Ukraine ... not a good sign!

Registered: 2017-12-13 (Ukraine)
Last post: 2017-12-13 06:29:55
Last visit: 2017-12-13 07:01:33

Alright ... let's see what our robot came up with for a post ...

Topic: Re: Water on Mars » Color of the ocean under Noachian » 2017-12-13 06:29:55

OK ... it's not a robot .... the person looked at NewMars for a good place to drop off his spam, and composed a short message that "sort of" fits...

timothylee wrote:

It depends on which chemical elements are in structure of this acid. It can be green, yellow or transparent

I'll give this person an "A" for effort.

Let's hope for better prospects tomorrow.

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#55 2022-09-17 17:04:42

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

Titan account restored and emailer received for 20220916

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#56 2022-09-17 17:20:43

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut ... thanks for restoring Titan for login! 

***
Heard from GW Johnson via email .... he published his schedule for the convention.

BeerMan is scheduled on Friday, if I recall correctly.

If past is prolog, everyone (and anyone) can tune into the Internet feed for every presentation, ** and ** the presentations will be published on YouTube.

It will be good to have ** two ** NewMars members in the thick of things!

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#57 2022-09-18 07:03:53

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re Email Outreach ...

Today's candidate is looking iffy at this point ... we'll see ...

Username is: Timotaytatortot
The email address is not related.

Registered: 2002-02-12 (0.0.0.0)
Last post: 2002-02-12 16:31:15

This is NewMars member #111
RobertDyck is member #274 for comparison!!!

Topic: Not So Free Chat » Magnesium - Magnesium/Magnesium Hydride(MgH2) » 2002-02-12 16:31:15

Timotaytatortot wrote:

In one of my old chemistry books I saw a picture of Magnesium burning in C02.  Could Magnesium be used as an effective propellant on Mars?  Just a thought.

OK .... I'll send an email.

This was a reasonable question, and it never received a reply.

Now, 20 years later, we may have members willing to take it up.

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#58 2022-09-18 16:23:45

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

Account has been cleared of ban for emailer 20220918

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#59 2022-09-18 17:21:06

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re #68

Thanks for your follow up with our candidates.

One of these days one of them might show up.

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#60 2022-09-19 08:34:38

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut ... our candidate for today appears to be a spammer .... we'll see....

Username: TiffaniLaw

The email address includes a company name .... the name itself implies an offer is pending

Registered: 2020-08-14 (New York)
Last post: 2020-08-14 02:50:50
Last visit: 2020-08-14 02:50:50

Topic: There are no posts by this user in this forum.

OK ... the Admin created a pothole out of whatever this person/robot posted

I'll pass

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#61 2022-09-20 08:30:14

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For SpaceNut re Email Outreach ... our candidate for today is tiberiu

Registered: 2008-03-28 (0.0.0.0)
Last post: 2008-03-28 14:07:10
Last visit: 2008-03-28 14:04:03

Topic: Re: Mars Society International » Woodstock of Mars

The topic itself opens with a report about a Mars Society conference in the 2005 time frame

Post #10 includes a brief report on the 8th conference in Boulder, Colorado.  Actually, the report is fairly lengthy.

The current conference (of course) is #25, and it is **also** being held in Colorado.

tiberiu's personal data shows From: Romania
tiberiu's signature contains a link to a drug rehab establishment in the US.

I've decided to pass.

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#62 2022-09-21 07:03:21

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re Email Outreach ....

Our candidate for today looks like a spammer ... we'll see shortly

Username: Tia5109201 <<== That looks like a computer generated name

The email address is for a vendor ...

Registered: 2020-05-01 (Chicago)
Last post: 2020-05-01 17:07:04
Last visit: 2020-05-01 17:07:04

Topic: There are no posts by this user in this forum. <<== The Admin made a pothole out of this post

I'll pass ... tomorrow's another day.  Perhaps we'll find someone actually interested in the forum.

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#63 2022-09-22 06:48:23

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re Email Outreach ...

At first glance, today's candidate looks like another spammer.

The username is: ThorstenRi

The email address looks computer generated, but it could be an English rendering of a non-English language

I'm skeptical, but let's see what we have ...

Registered: 2019-09-27 (Hungary)
Last post: 2019-09-27 03:20:17
Last visit: 2019-09-27 03:20:17

Charming ... Internet lookup for our candidate reveals the IP address has been reported as spam from 1987-2022

Another report shows this IP has been reported for spam 184 times ... and that total would (of course) not include all the victims who did not report

I'll pass ... tomorrow we'll try again.

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#64 2022-09-22 21:42:27

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

Sounds like we have some more to convert to real ID's to be used later....

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#65 2022-09-23 05:52:20

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re #64

Yup!

***
Today's candidate will be reviewed later today.  Today is volunteer day in these parts, so the morning hours are spoken for.

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#66 2022-09-23 15:35:01

tahanson43206
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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re Email Outreach ...

Our candidate for today is ThompsI

The email is a form I've not seen before: gmailhost.net

At first glance, and before reviewing more data about this candidate, I assume this is a fake email designed to look like gmail ...

We'll see ...
Registered: 2019-09-23 (Vietnam)
Last post: 2019-10-04 18:44:57
Last visit: 2019-10-04 18:44:58

The IP location is not encouraging ...

What topic did our candidate select for a first post?

We'll never know!  The Admin deleted whatever the candidate offered.

I'll pass.

Tomorrow is another day!  I always approach the next candidate with high hopes

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#67 2022-09-24 07:12:15

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re Email Outreach ...

Our candidate for today is more promising than yesterday's ....

The username is theleos7

At least the email and the username have some correlation...

Registered: 2007-07-05 (0.0.0.0)
Last post: 2007-07-05 10:08:51
Last visit: 2007-07-07 10:15:26

Topic: : Life on Mars » What if Mars Had a Large Moon » 2007-07-05 10:08:51

The post itself is too long for this topic ... http://newmars.com/forums/post.php?tid=5461&qid=100132

No one replied, so the topic is one of many that were still born.

The poster never returned.

This candidate appears to have been interested in this one question, and not in anything else going on in the forum at the time.

I'll pass

Tomorrow's another day ...

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#68 2022-09-25 06:58:51

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut ... today's candiate is thecoolest

This candidate appears to be a humorist.... I'm not hopeful ...

Registered: 2006-02-03 (0.0.0.0)
Last post: 2006-02-03 14:46:59
Last visit: 2006-02-03 14:45:51

Topic for post:  Not So Free Chat » You have to see this website!

This appears to be spam.  No one replied.  On the other hand, the Admin at the time allowed it to remain.

I think it deserves review to see if it should be removed.

I'll ** definitely ** pass on this one.

Tomorrow's another day. 

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#69 2022-09-26 07:55:03

tahanson43206
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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re Email Outreach ...

Today's candidate is TheCaptn

Right off the bat, I'm encouraged, because the email address seems reasonable.

However, the domain name is a bit on the far-out side, so I'm looking forward to seeing what this person came up with.

Registered: 2002-11-27 (0.0.0.0)
Last post: 2002-11-27 22:26:47
Last visit: 1969-12-31 20:00:00

Old Timer!  The ID is 341

For comparison, RobertDyck is member 274 ....

22 years have gone by ....

Let's see what topic this person chose:  Re: Human missions » Colour of a sunrise/sunset? - Any atmospheric scientists around?

OK ... reasonable question ... I wonder if anyone responded ...

For whatever reason, no one responded.

The specification for an "atmospheric scientist" might have been off-putting.

There aren't many of those in the world at any one time, and most likely they weren't members of the NewMars forum.

Still, I'm willing to give this person a try, if the web site of the email address is still alive, which may well NOT be the case.

The website had an IP address at one time: Richadson, Texas, United States

Awk ... there are 16 complaints against that IP address for hacking ... my guess is that whatever legitimate server was there at one time was hacked by one of thousands of spammers.  The most recent report is from August of 2022.

I will most definitely NOT be sending anything to that address

Interesting that the originator of the original post likely came from (or was located in) Texas.

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#70 2022-09-26 20:10:37

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

It is sad that so many had taken the time to register and do nothing with the chance to change the history of mankind; to make a difference for going to mars to stay.

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#71 2022-09-27 09:53:56

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut .... re Post #70 ... Yup << sigh >>

Today's candidate is: The Bear

This was member 503 from 2003 ....

Registered: 2003-07-26 (0.0.0.0)
Last post: 2003-07-26 00:35:52

Topic:  Terraformation » Mars Magnetic Fields Problem » 2003-07-26 00:35:52

Post:

The Bear wrote:

Does Mars' lack of magnetic fields place an insurmountable obstacle in the way of terraforming the planet? Would the production of a breathable atmosphere be defeated by the leakage of any artificial atmosphere into space?

This is a reasonable question, and several members at the time offered answers ...

In fact, this question was the start of a topic that persisted for 48 total, including one by SpaceNut in 2015.

However, despite the great success of the topic, The Bear chose to remain silent from then on.

I'll pass, while noting the success of the topic for the historical record of the NewMars forum.

Reminder! Any current NewMars Member is free to write the folks I'd decided to skip. 

I am sending email on behalf of Adminstrator SpaceNut, and am therefore looking for old members who might add value to the forum if they were to return after all these years. 

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#72 2022-09-28 11:14:36

tahanson43206
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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re Email Outreach...

Today's candidate is Teufels

This is member #15

The email address is from a domain postmaster.co.uk

I like the idea of having a government sponsored email address, and it looks as though the UK may have experimented with that idea, back in 2001.

Registered: 2001-09-08 (0.0.0.0)
Last post: 2001-09-08 17:16:08

Whois reports that the domain is still active!  It was first registered 13-Sep-1996

The expiration date of the current registration is 2024.

Still, our candidate was active 20+ years ago ....

Let's see what topic was chosen for the first (and only) post...

Human missions » Mars? Moon first. - Mars is too hard and dangerous for now.

That was back in 2001 .... not much has changed .... the Moon ** still ** looks like a better destination for a human experimental station.

What was the post itself?

Teufels wrote:

Mars is years away from Earth. The moon is only a couple days away. We should test out technology and technique on the moon before we try Mars.

What would happen if we sent six people to Mars and the whole crew was killed? It might be the end of publicly funded space travel for decades!

Teufels created the topic, and folks kept it going for 6 pages ...

Mars_B4_Moon brought it back into view in 2022...

Well, our candidate certainly got a lot of mileage out of that one post, but for whatever reason, the person never returned.

Still ... I think an email ping in honor of our 15th member is in order.

I'll send it shortly.

At least the domain is still operating.

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#73 2022-09-29 06:51:09

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For SpaceNut re Email Outreach campaign ...

Today's candidate is terrym

Terry's email domain goes back to the early days: mackintoshweb.com

I wonder if ** that ** domain is still active!  Surprise: Whois says it is renewed through 2026

It was first registered in 2002. It's located in Myakka City Florida

Registered: 2005-09-03 (0.0.0.0)
Last post: 2005-09-03 20:15:24
Last visit: 2005-09-18 13:22:15

Re: Life support systems » Mars enthusiasts in Florida? » 2005-09-03 20:15:24

terrym wrote:

Hi all

Is anyone on this forum in Florida?

Any interest in working on group projects? either hardware or political? other?

Thanks

Terry Mackintosh <terry@mackintoshweb.com>
The Mars Society, FL chapter: http://mackintoshweb.com/mars/

I can hardly believe it .... that was a nice opening post .... no one responded.

On the ** other ** hand, what was going on in 2005?

A quick glance at the Life Support topic shows there was activity in that time frame.

For whatever reason, (a) no one responded and (b) Terry did not participate in any other topics

Never-the-less, this was a reasonable post by someone who was clearly interested in the Mars project.

I'll give the email script some exercise today.

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#74 2022-10-01 07:01:39

tahanson43206
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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

For SpaceNut re Email Outreach campaign ....

There was no Email Outreach attempt on Friday. Too much was going on to squeeze it in.

Today's candidate is: Tennis Wondergirl

OK ... put me down as skeptical ... let's see what we have ... Tennis will probably be popular on Mars, along with ping-pong, badminton, and similar sports.

Registered: 2005-01-10 (0.0.0.0)
Last post: 2005-01-10 21:00:30
Last visit: 1969-12-31 20:00:00

Topic:  Meta New Mars » Mars Exploration - Mars Exploration Questions » 2005-01-10 21:00:30

Tennis Wondergirl wrote:

So I have a debate coming up and I am debating for Mars Exploration.  I need facts, details and arguments about why we should explore Mars.  What good is it going to do the United States?? If someone can help me that would be great!

This was actually a good question, and the members of the time (2005) took it up.

The topic persisted for four posts ....

While it is highly unlikely we will get a response, I deduce this was a college student with a momentary interest in Mars ...

Nearly 20 years have passed ... college graduation ... career ... family .... there might be some youngsters interested in Mars or space ...

I'll let the email script do it's thing.  We might be surprised.  Otherwise, no harm done.

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#75 2022-10-01 07:45:07

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Re: Email Outreach Campaign 2022-2023

Announcement 20220929 has been received for #73 post

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