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#1 2008-03-02 02:59:03

cIclops
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Registered: 2005-06-16
Posts: 3,230

Re: Space Politics

In an attempt to keep political discussions about space together, topics about  space politics have been moved to the Political Outreach forum.

Martian politics should of course remain in Martian Politics.

Other non space politics is best discussed in Free Chat.


Let's go to Mars and far beyond -  triple NASA's budget !   #space channel !!    - videos !!!

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#2 2008-03-02 23:41:54

Josh Cryer
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Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: Space Politics

Would you suggest we change this to Space Politics with a subheading covering Political Outreach?

I'm open to those sorts of suggestions. smile


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#3 2008-03-03 07:11:19

cIclops
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Registered: 2005-06-16
Posts: 3,230

Re: Space Politics

Would you suggest we change this to Space Politics with a subheading covering Political Outreach?

I'm open to those sorts of suggestions. smile

Great idea as this is a subject that interests a lot of people. Perhaps it can also be moved to the top of the Earth section as it's the busiest forum.

something like:

Space Politics
All political discussion relevant to Mars exploration and space; outreach to politicians in the US and worldwide


Let's go to Mars and far beyond -  triple NASA's budget !   #space channel !!    - videos !!!

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#4 2008-03-03 15:00:04

Josh Cryer
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Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: Space Politics

I like it.

BTW, I may be bestowing admin powers sometime soon. wink

I need to get permission before doing something like that, however, since it's such a powerful position. I know who I trust here, though.

Oh I posted how to view the "new" site on the wiki thread, added MoveableType to the page now, so all is looking quite good.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#5 2008-03-04 01:10:10

Rxke
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2003-11-03
Posts: 3,667

Re: Space Politics

Yes, CIclops surely deserves admin status!  big_smile

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#6 2008-03-04 04:56:07

cIclops
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Registered: 2005-06-16
Posts: 3,230

Re: Space Politics

LOL. Not me, I'm too busy posting updates and the power would go to my head. smile

Space Politics looks good Josh.


Let's go to Mars and far beyond -  triple NASA's budget !   #space channel !!    - videos !!!

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#7 2008-03-04 07:15:55

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 23,345

Re: Space Politics

I second your motion Rxke and raise you a few more names that should be as well including you for starters....from those that are moderators already.....
I have admin power on a few sites but it is mostly to remove the tons of garbage that invades each day...

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#8 2008-03-04 09:15:09

Josh Cryer
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Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: Space Politics

My admin duties are mostly deleting the spammers that get through, and clicking "clear spam log" ocassionally, not sure how phpBB 3.0.0's spam features work (and hopefully it's as good as our anti-spam system we have now, because it's quite good), but yeah, there's nothing to it.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#9 2008-03-04 15:29:58

JoshNH4H
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From: Pullman, WA
Registered: 2007-07-15
Posts: 2,526
Website

Re: Space Politics

I third cIclops as an admin. 
Oh, and josh- how many spam registrations etc are we talking about per day?


-Josh

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#10 2008-03-04 21:01:52

SpaceNut
Administrator
From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 23,345

Re: Space Politics

On Red Colony I clean as few as a couple at minimum but usually it is at least a dozen on a slow day. It is a pain to find the posts to clear as well as to add the user data to the banning functions as that web site does not have the extra protection software to slow the spamming. On MarsDrive it use to be the same way until the owner of the site purchased the same software package as newmars has to slow the proliferation of this junk....

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#11 2008-03-06 09:39:44

Josh Cryer
Moderator
Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: Space Politics

The spam software we have now just has a spam log, automated spammers don't get through. We get 300+ automated attempts *per day*. This is unfortunately the consequence for being third hit for "mars forums."

Manual spammers get through, and I rely on the guys here to alert me to them. It seems to come in waves, but never more than maybe 5 a month? It's not bad at all.

The signup software has become a lifesaver, and I may have to install it on the new phpBB 3.0.0 if its built in anti-spam methods are crap.

Still no news on the DNS switchover, I'm not going to bother the MarsSociety webadmin much anymore, and I'm just waiting for the switchover to just ... happen.

Basically if the site is "down" (because of a DNS switchover) give me a day at most to get the files and refreshed databases uploaded! smile


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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