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    Default Your anti-spam measures work a little too well...

    Just a comment from someone new-ish to the Island and brand new to the boards - I've been out of BC for several years and the question was "name an Olympic event that happened in Nanaimo" or something to that effect. Now, yes, I was paying enough attention to know that they happened in Whistler, but I don't really watch the Olympics, so I had no idea if some events were held elsewhere, I had no idea if by 'event' they meant possibly the torch going through or some of the medalists visiting... basically I had to keep re-typing in my password, re-clicking the "yes I agree to the T&Cs" and re-clicking the submit button, all while typing guesses into the answer box. I'm at least familiar with the Island and Whistler and such - I'm concerned that anyone just moved here from out of the country is going to be completely unable to answer the question and end up missing out on a good resource for Nanaimo.

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    yah, what they said.

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    Hilarious! Check this out:
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...4003621AAKB9we
    In part because of the bad English employed in the Question on that Yahoo page, I believe that page shows that a spammer used the good people at Yahoo Answers to bypass my spam protection.
    You can see how it was a good question -- difficult to figure out with a quick Wikipedia reference. But anyone could use Google to find the answer within a few clicks, I think.

    I'll change the question. But it's hard to think of something that will stop foreign spammers but not the intended users.

    Thanks, you two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat View Post
    Thanks, you two.
    Never mind those two boring people, let's play some acoustic guitar -

    Tommy Emmanuel - Classical Gas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33tWZqXhnk

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