September 24, 2010
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Ban their IP address!!
what if the person were using a shared computer at, say, a library?
You can ban that IP too. What are the chances someone else would be using that computer to get on TMF for legit reasons? I think it's unlikely
Possibly, but you can never be sure. I know several towns where the libraries act as the central hub for computer usage and there could be several CAPS players in that town.
also, I don't think TMF would go for it.
It takes nothing to change an IP address. Theres a feature in all PCs called "ipconfig".
eh - I suppose. I was thinking it'd be a more "technical" way to stop it rather than have a prerequisite to post blogs.
How technical do you think spammers are? I guess thery would figure a way around it.
Just a suggestion
I was wondering how hard it would be for TMF staff to put in a method of them approving blogs before they're published, at least temporarily.
That's a good idea and it shouldn't be too hard. There aren't THAT many blogs that come through. They could have a waiting period - say 1 month - where your blogs would have to be approved by a human. If you go that full time period without posting any spam, your account would be considered "in good standing" and then you could post freely.
that sounds like an excellent idea (the waiting period). I am all for it.
#6 Hey, you have rediscovered the obvious solution (see comments #5,6,7,8,10,11 here), hehe ...
It will of course not be applied, at least for the next few months. It is too obvious ...
(see the fate of the obvious improvements suggested here for example. oh well ...)
Actually, I loved that idea until David in Qatar showed up. He had such great blogs but for quite some time hadn't made any picks. That rule would've kept him from blogging in the beginning, or perhaps ever and many of us never would've found and enjoyed them.
Of course on the other hand it might've made him make 7 picks sooner. LOL!
Also, I re-read your blog and there are some excellent ideas in there. Seems I already rec'd it.
#11,12 I made my suggestion (the obvious solution you have rediscoverd and described in comment #6 above) in comment #5 here. The post with the old suggestions was written by zzlangerhans.
Off topic, Do you have a pitch you want to submit to AllStarPortfolio for TGB?
Hope you get this note, sorry to intrude.
Solaris - sorry man! I completely forgot to get one together. I'll work on it tonight - check back here later and I'll have one ready for you.
Solaris -see below. Reply here so that I know you got it.
Taseko Mines Limited is a Canadian mining company in British Columbia with 4 mining projects: Aley (Niobium), Gibraltar (Copper and Molybdenum) , Harmony (Gold), and Prosperity (Copper and Gold). Aley and Harmony are currently in the exploration stage.
Gibraltar is currently Taseko’s active mine (75% ownership) and boasts 100 million pounds of annual copper production and 1.1 million pounds of Molybdenum. Taseko has invested over $300 million over the last few years to upgrade Gibraltar to produce 115 million lbs of copper and 1.4 million pounds of molybdenum per year starting 2011. Gibraltar has an expected mine life of at least 25 years.
Next up is Prosperity. Taseko has been working on this project for quite some time. A little history on Prosperity taken directly from Taseko’s website (yes it’s copy/paste – call me lazy if you want, I don’t care :P ):
“Initial exploration activity in the vicinity of the Prosperity deposit was undertaken by prospectors in the early 1930's. In 1963-64, Phelps Dodge conducted a small exploration drilling program. Taseko acquired the property in 1969 and exploration drilling continued in the 1970's and 1980's under option agreements with several mining companies. Hunter Dickinson acquired Taseko in 1991 and proceeded with extensive drilling, engineering, metallurgical and socioeconomic programs. The work carried out in the 1990's succeeded in delineating a bulk tonnage porphyry gold-copper mineral resource at Prosperity. By 1998, Taseko had advanced the project to the pre-feasibility and feasibility stages. However, in 2000 prevailing metal prices - copper price ranging from US$0.60 - $0.80 per pound and gold price ranging from US$250-300 per ounce - and a poor outlook for price performance resulted in the decision to put the project on hold.”
So now the project is back on the table and feasibility studies have indicated 3.6 billion (that’s billion with a ”b”) pounds of copper and 7.7 million ounces of gold with a 33 year mine life. With a current market cap around $1.3 billion, copper inching closer to $4/lb, and gold moving towards $1400/oz, it’s almost impossible not to see how undervalued this company is - except that Prosperity hasn’t been approved by the Canadian government yet. The Canadian Feds are deliberating this project which will be a huge economic boom for British Columbia if approved. I’m fully expecting approval despite a considerable amount of resistance from local First Nations. Taseko is expecting final approval in late October, so get it while the getting is good.
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