View Full Forums : Mt Redoubt Blew a Little with Much Warning

02-03-2009, 09:35 AM



People do not heed the REAL WARNING.

And go on about their lives, fishing, hunting, and riding snow machines.

edit, oh and I am quite sure beheading turkeys if need be.

"I can see a volcano from my ho-ouse."

02-03-2009, 01:06 PM
People do not heed the REAL WARNING.Probably because the risk is minimal, if you read your own article.

The libertarian world is black and white, but normal people can use a cost/benefit analysis.

02-03-2009, 02:45 PM
Honestly, that is not the volcano people should be worried about erupting. The rumbling and steam could be all just that, allittle venting here and there which is quite common in active volcanoes, St. Helens still does the same. However, two volcanoes that have not erupted in sometime, Mount Hood, near Portland Oregon and the Columbia River it can clog up is far more serious. Also in that region, the really dangerous one, Mount Ranier, has the potential to really screw up alot of peoples' year.

Mount Ranier, also being the largest volcano in the region, I think was 4th or the 3rd largest mountain in North America, in particular has around 40 glaciers or so that Lava of other methods to detach them and cause quite a bit of havoc in the region by dumping large amounts of ash, lava, large amounts of water, random debris, etc directly on a larger population, also using the local watersheds such as the Nisqually River system, to large urban population such as Olympia/Lacey around 90k, Tacoma/Puyallup, around 400k, Seattle/Renton around 3 million and on, not to mention areas like Yakima and the smaller rural areas.

02-04-2009, 02:22 PM
Why is this thread a spam magnet?

02-04-2009, 04:59 PM
Some spambot has been hitting this whole forum for weeks now. They were like registering 20 new accounts at any given time.

At least the mods turned off HTML so the spammers can't nuke the threads anymore, though maybe they should turn off/delay new registrations.

02-05-2009, 01:11 AM
Probably about half of them are using the same bot software lately. I notice that they have a fixed profile template for those:

Man (always man or woman)
Algeria (always a country)
OwekfeesS (always same as the username)
Algeria (always a country, and the same as the location)

But anyway...

Turning off new registrations is a little harsh for stopping spammers, and it would take too much time to have someone sit there and approve accounts one by one. I hope that upgrading vBulletin would have some newer spam-stopping tools, or CAPTCHAs or something. I don't know, I haven't read up on it, just hoping. But we need more donation money to buy the vBulletin upgrade licenses.

02-05-2009, 11:37 AM
Do you have the email verification turned on? I know on forum software I used, you could have an administrator approve registrations. That was how I managed to control the spammers.