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Four-thirds user forum

I have not visited the four-thirds user forum for a few days until today. I noticed the main index looks as though a spammer or a hacker has raided parts of it. I have not signed in and await some reassurances from those who know about these things, that it is safe for me to sign back in. Any thoughts or suggestions, welcomed.
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Yes the last five messages are unreadable.

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See what you mean.............

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Spammer banned and posts deleted.
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Re: Four-thirds user forum

Interesting comments, I never registered for FTU as I didn't see much point as this forum seems to cover most things for me. I suppose there is more Panasonic related stuff on FTU that wouldn't get on here directly though. Shame it's become a target for spammers.
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Phil, you're one of the few members who still make a great contribution to the FTU with some very interesting photos. Sadly, the forum seems to have been for the most part deserted by Admin with one visit every few weeks. Whilst Zuiko has now very kindly removed the unreadable posts in question there are still posts from new members who only register to post spam links and these have not been removed.

Providing you don't click on any of the "spam" links posted in there, I see no reason why you shouldn't continue to sign into FTU.

FTU seems to have now become a dumping ground for spam posts so maybe it would be best to simply close the forum down if there is no longer any interest from Admin or other genuine active members.

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Hi John, thank you for the encouragement and for your advice which I will follow. You helped me register for the four thirds site last year, at a time when I was indecisive about going for a Panasonic mirrorless, a Sony mirrorless or the Olympus. I liked the look of the FT site, easy on the eye and there was a lot of information about Panasonic. Some of the regular posters on FT are also members here. Ultimately I went for the Oly and have no regrets. Everyone I have corresponded with on both sites here and over there, is so friendly and helpful, nice people. I belong to one other forum called photography net.
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In follow up, I went to post photos on the FTU forum last night and an alert flashed up from McAfee in the browser in red saying the site was not safe. Another mystery?

Should I ignore the alert? is it safe? thanks.
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Hi Phil, I can't give any assurance about the alert you received when you logged onto FTU. I've just logged in there and didn't receive any alert but I don't use McAffee.

For what it's worth I think your photos are totally wasted in that forum as there are so few active members using it now and usually spam posts and links as we have already discussed.

Why not post your pics in here where you will find many more people can view and appreciate them. If you dont want critique just post them into Foto Fair.

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Hi John,

Thank for getting back to me so quickly. I understand and thanks for visiting the site. I will certainly follow your advice.
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Think I may have to move there. Just got the Panny GX8.
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Henry, if you do that, with only one member posting in there every couple of days, you will be a very lonely guy. Much better to stay here amongst all your friends.

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Can't be that quiet there...right?
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I'd call 2 genuine posts in the last 6 days pretty quiet There is a guy in there who advertises the music tracks he records and he posts regularly. Other than him, the forum had a post 1 day ago and another 6 days ago.

I guess it all depends what you call a quiet forum. Maybe if you move there you can liven it up

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Can't be that quiet there...right?
Time to reduce the allocated resource, say, to three-thirds?

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