May 20, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 11 comments

I've made a change to make this place less attractive to spammers.

Users cannot join the site and immediately make a front-page post. You have to be here for a while. Users can comment right away.

I also made some changes to the signup process and profile pages to deter a spammer who has created 5,000 accounts over the years.

posted by rcade at 08:40 PM on May 20

Has there been a demographics study done on the 20 active users of this site that shows us to be all naive billionaires or something? I mean, this isn't exactly the most active of forums, so why all the spammer ireallyneedsomeonetowriteanessayforme activity?

posted by NoMich at 09:54 PM on May 20

I don't know why the spammer, who is from Poland based on his throwaway email addresses, is so attached to us. But we are a delight.

posted by rcade at 07:26 AM on May 21

Just tell him: "I'ma kiel you, basa".

posted by beaverboard at 08:00 AM on May 21

Has there been a demographics study done on the 20 active users of this site that shows us to be all naive billionaires or something?

That would be news to me...

posted by jmd82 at 08:29 AM on May 21

jmd82, we didn't want to spoil the experience for you.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:05 AM on May 21

naive billionaires

I am not naive. I will leave it to the rest of you to determine whether or not I fit the second qualification.

posted by Howard_T at 11:25 AM on May 21

am not naive. I will leave it to the rest of you to determine whether or not I fit the second qualification.

Don't you need to be a billionaire to afford all those ding dang ol' NBA games?

I don't know why the spammer, who is from Poland based on his throwaway email addresses, is so attached to us. But we are a delight.

Well, now that you mention it, he just may be lonely and we do respond to him.

posted by NoMich at 03:46 PM on May 21

Howard also attends Bruins games, so his membership in the billionaires club should not be in doubt for one second.

His main problem right now is that the superyacht he had built is too tall to pass under the local bridges, so he has to keep it berthed at the Portsmouth Naval Yard and can't cruise up the Piscataqua River.

But keep in mind that he is also a baseball umpire, and in that vocation, there are many loudmouths in the stands who routinely advise him to "stick it up the Piscataqua", so that more or less balances things out.

posted by beaverboard at 04:41 PM on May 21

Don't you need to be a billionaire to afford all those ding dang ol' NBA games

I confess. I am not a billionaire, but after I retired from my job as an engineer, I partnered with a fellow in a business that gives people large sums of money for helping us move funds that are tied up in all sorts of red tape. Perhaps some of you have received one of our emails from my Nigerian partner. I can assure you that these are not scams. The business has gone well enough to pay for the Celtics tickets and a smaller version of the aforementioned yacht.

Ok, to be serious, Celtics season tickets in the center 6 sections of the balcony are not all that expensive, and are even cheaper on the ends and corners and in the back rows. I haven't been to a Bruins game for several years, although my wife is bugging me to take her to one. Maybe next season. As far as a yacht goes, I don't own one. Half of the lobster boats on Brier Island, Nova Scotia, are owned by people named Titus, so maybe that counts. My wife and I recently had a chat with our financial consultant, and the analysis is that we have a 97% chance of making it to age 91 without running out of money. I guess we'll keep going to Celtics games.

posted by Howard_T at 10:22 PM on May 22

I just checked in with my financial consultant and he assured me that I won't run out of money until tomorrow. /this is fine

posted by NoMich at 10:34 PM on May 22

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