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      • #2211490 Reply
        Da Boss

        I’m not sure why, but our spam filter has been kicking out posts for reasons that leave me scratching my head. We’re talking to the vendors about it.
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      • #2211680 Reply

        Ahhhh. “Spam Mutsubi”…been a while since I saw THIS! Someone stationed in Hawaii?


        Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode."
        "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least six legs and no brain."

        -Robert Heinlein

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        • #2211790 Reply
          Da Boss

          AHA! You caught it!

          I thought I would detest Spam Musubi but I actually like it.

          Right up there with tuna poke. GREAT stuff.

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      • #2211804 Reply

        SOS and SPAM go hand and hand as well among the GIs and many generations of WW vets can make it taste rather good. So bring out the Python Players and that SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM-ity SPAM…! So the SPAM filter gone off its marbles lately as those filters often do.

      • #2211821 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Here ya go:

        Win 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit; Office 2010; Group B; Former 'Tech Weenie'

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      • #2211837 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Well, the “twitchy finger” twitches also if one posts a comment with more than two links to some online article in it. What happens is that one hits “submit” and, before there is time to revise one’s handiwork as it will be seen by others, it gets instantly bundled off to being “moderated”. That means that someone eventually will get to it and, by the time the comment is released and put into circulation, it is already way too late to make any corrections or clarify any obscure or misleading statements one not had realized previously that one had made. So people who read it, get to consume the comment ‘raw’, as it were.

        It used to be that comments with more than three links might be given the instant “moderator” treatment. I hope that “more than one” is not the new normal here.

        At least sometimes, and to me. Yesterday, for example, I posted one comment in my “classical” thread to two YouTube videos: one to Mozart’s 41 Symphony (“Jupiter”), the other to a Mozart’s concert for harp and lute. So: two links, then off to make some moderators’ day. I mean: yes, eventually, and regardless of this twitchy finger phenomenon, a moderator will come over and have a look, in case I am using bad language or whatever, and that will, no doubt, enrich this moderator’s life immensely. I am glad it does, but not so much is this is to be the new normal around here.

        And one more thing: the general idea of The Python’s “spam” routine was later adopted with several changes by John Belushi and company in the “cheeseburger” skit, at the fabled Olympia” grease spoon in “Saturday Night Live.”

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

      • #2212350 Reply
        rc primak

        At least those posts are being Moderated. They could go to the Cosmic Bitbin though I have yet to see that happen here.

        -- rc primak

      • #2212352 Reply
        rc primak

        As with COVID-19 itself — I have yet to be affected by this. (Applies Lysol to keyboard before posting.)

        -- rc primak

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