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Old November 24th, 2012, 8:08 pm
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I noticed that too. All the sites I'm a member of report an intensive attack of spammers in the past few months. I'd have thought, though, that having the screening system (answer a HP-related question) would keep them out of CoS. I guess even spammers can be HP fans, LOL.

This seems like some kind of record. Last night there were 20 people on-line, 12 of them banned. Another site I know is reporting 100+ spammers a day. It's a much smaller site than CoS, but they don't have a screening system. Looks like everyone is being slammed. Since they're banned right away and can't post, I wonder why they persist in such high numbers? What a waste of everybody's time!
Right. It seems forum spamming is in vogue these days. There has been a steady increase through the fall. It seems that not all of them are even commercial spammers but spreaders of toxic malware. Better not click on their links at all, just report any post that looks like some kind of spam.


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Old November 24th, 2012, 9:54 pm
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Help!!!

I customized my profile page yesterday, and it worked fine. But today, there's this black band that appears on all the title and text windows (including where you write messages) and I can't get rid of it. I tried changing the background picture, the font color, etc., nothing works. The worst is that that black band also appears in other windows, for example in Albums, where the URL for the image appears, like this (see screen shot) - I don't know what I did wrong. Please help! Thanks!

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Old November 24th, 2012, 10:14 pm
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Help!!!

I customized my profile page yesterday, and it worked fine. But today, there's this black band that appears on all the title and text windows (including where you write messages)
Yes, I left you a message recently and found myself typing on the black rectangle. Weird. I thought it was because your background picture was mainly black, but I see you changed it to a lighter-coloured pic and the black rectangle is still there. Weird. I'm afraid I can't think of a solution, but I'm sure other more knowledgeable members, and the staff, will. Good luck!


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Old November 24th, 2012, 10:31 pm
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Help!!!

I customized my profile page yesterday, and it worked fine. But today, there's this black band that appears on all the title and text windows (including where you write messages) and I can't get rid of it. I tried changing the background picture, the font color, etc., nothing works. The worst is that that black band also appears in other windows, for example in Albums, where the URL for the image appears, like this (see screen shot) - I don't know what I did wrong. Please help! Thanks!

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Do you have an image in your primary and secondary content areas or is it a color? It almost looks like you are using your photo album cover picture as the background for your content areas. That could explain the black with just a small portion of stars in it. If there is an image in those fields then see if changing it to a color will fix it.


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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:27 am
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Do you have an image in your primary and secondary content areas or is it a color? It almost looks like you are using your photo album cover picture as the background for your content areas. That could explain the black with just a small portion of stars in it. If there is an image in those fields then see if changing it to a color will fix it.
You're right! It was it being in the secondary content area that caused the problem. It's now been fixed, thanks to you.

My problem is now to delete that screen shot. It's so big that it's covering everything, so I can't get to "edit image". How do I delete it? Thanks again!!!

ETA - I managed to delete the whole album. Aaargh, never mind, I'll just load up the pictures again. I'm just not good at this.



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Old November 25th, 2012, 3:54 am
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You're right! It was it being in the secondary content area that caused the problem. It's now been fixed, thanks to you.

My problem is now to delete that screen shot. It's so big that it's covering everything, so I can't get to "edit image". How do I delete it? Thanks again!!!

ETA - I managed to delete the whole album. Aaargh, never mind, I'll just load up the pictures again. I'm just not good at this.
One of the tricks to getting the image to look the way you want it is to use the right size image. You can save the image in several difference sizes and then test them out to see which one gives you the effect that you want.


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Hi I was wondering if this site was under a spammer attack or something ? I see so many banned new members every day there seems to be more and more . whats up?


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Old November 25th, 2012, 5:48 am
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Hi I was wondering if this site was under a spammer attack or something ? I see so many banned new members every day there seems to be more and more . whats up?
Your observation is correct. Just read this thread a few posts back.


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Old November 25th, 2012, 6:37 am
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Old December 9th, 2012, 6:19 pm
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Are there any threads discussing Harry Porter merchandise? Where would such threads go? The Muggle studies is only for movies and video games as far as I could tell.


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Old December 9th, 2012, 7:10 pm
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Are there any threads discussing Harry Porter merchandise? Where would such threads go? The Muggle studies is only for movies and video games as far as I could tell.
Here: Harry Potter Merchandise

The cloak is the place for such threads.


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Old December 9th, 2012, 8:26 pm
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Ok thanks. I thought they had their own forum, like the movies.


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Old December 17th, 2012, 5:48 pm
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Hello! I've been thinking about posting my FanFiction.net page on the forum, but I wasn't for sure if I should post it in the Novella section or the Personal Website section. If I can post it in the Novella section, I was wondering if I would have to post it in the Feedback thread. I would appreciate the help! Thanks!


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Old December 17th, 2012, 8:05 pm
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If I send an owl to a member that has full inbox, do I get a message that tells me that?


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Old December 17th, 2012, 8:10 pm
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If I send an owl to a member that has full inbox, do I get a message that tells me that?
Yes - you definitely do. I think it even says something about their mailbox being too full.


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Old December 17th, 2012, 8:28 pm
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Yes - you definitely do. I think it even says something about their mailbox being too full.
And it sends that member an email about it too, as I have have incurred several incidences myself.


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Old December 17th, 2012, 8:43 pm
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Yes - you definitely do. I think it even says something about their mailbox being too full.
Thank you!

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And it sends that member an email about it too, as I have have incurred several incidences myself.

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Old December 17th, 2012, 9:40 pm
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Oh, the most popular Slytherin in CoS forum!
Haha! Hardly. It's usually caused by unsolicited owls from potion-disadvantaged Gryffindors.


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Old December 18th, 2012, 1:37 am
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Haha! Hardly. It's usually caused by unsolicited owls from potion-disadvantaged Gryffindors.
Hey! I'm a Ravenclaw. Thank goodness for mirrormere.


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Old December 18th, 2012, 1:53 am
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Hello! I've been thinking about posting my FanFiction.net page on the forum, but I wasn't for sure if I should post it in the Novella section or the Personal Website section. If I can post it in the Novella section, I was wondering if I would have to post it in the Feedback thread. I would appreciate the help! Thanks!
Highlighting this question so it isn't accidentally overlooked.


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