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Dear All,

Just to let you know that it has come to our attention that spams and individuals who are not interested in local history have logged into this website.

Please bear with us as we are lookng into this. and if you know who you are, beware we are watching.

Those who have been loyal to us, we continue to want you comments and support for the website.


Newham Story Admin Managers

PS:  You may be interested in our Newham Photos website at which we are hoping to update each month.

About the Forums / Sweets, Records and Pie’n’Mash
« on: 23 April, 2012, 06:42:04 PM »
I would just like to remind you all that the Newham Story Forum is for discussing local and family history matters. As a number of threads are straying into general chat I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to please keep the posts on topic and related to Newham’s history.

Newham Story Team

About the Forums / Spammers
« on: 07 April, 2012, 11:25:59 AM »
MBrennan asked, in relation to a spam message posted on the forum at 07:04 this morning:
I thought there was an option with this forum software to get moderator approval for new members? - You could tell in one sentence whether someone was a troll or a hammer?

The registration process on this forum is automated but there is an efficient spam-guard facility which highlights and blocks bad IPs etc, whilst some are referred for approval. I monitor the site at least 4 or 5 times a day, but with the best will in the world I cannot be on hand 24 hours a day. Consequently a very small number of spammers do beat the system but are removed manually and banned.

To date:
48,599 spammers have been automatically blocked from joining the forum
928 spammers have been manually banned from the forum
250+ spammers are manually rejected on a daily basis

Newham Story Team

Newham memories and nostalgia / Family Photos
« on: 13 March, 2012, 04:28:59 PM »
Some of you have been uploading some fantastic family photos and it would be nice to see more of these, as long as they are of Newham people, but it is so frustrating to see a photo and all that is written about it is something like ‘this is a photo of my nan’.

When someone has gone to the trouble of uploading you could at least give us some basic details like name, age, occupation etc and possibly an anecdote about that person. Or what is happening in the photo. Just a few sentences can really bring a picture to life. You can go back to your original post and click the modify tab to add details of the photos.

These are just some of the posts that I am referring to:
MBrennan -  granddad on steam trains at Temple Mills
WillB’ - gran, an East End Lady
Will B - Nan & Granddad in the late 20s
Serena7 -  grandmother in Nan & Granddad in the late 20s

Newham Story Team

About the Forums / Deleted Cat Photos
« on: 08 March, 2012, 02:20:48 PM »

Whilst I just love your photos of the cats and their stories, I have had to remove them from the Newham Story Forum along with Robert’s post about his own cat.

I appreciate that initially you uploaded the images to demonstrate Photobucket, but would like to point out that Newham Council provides this forum to discuss local history matters.

Newham Story Team

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