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artybakes

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Hi All

hope I am posting this in the right place if not please direct me ?

this is my favourite website as a novice baker in London and I am having a fabulous time trying out the recipes and learning from all the really great info here. i hope when I stop producing bricks or pancakes to post a few of my attempts and contribute something useful from my learning too but meantime wanted to alert the site to the fact that the twitter feed is being hijacked by spammers advertising links to sporting events so hope that something can be done about it, if I can provide any other info that will assist please let me know ? 

thanks 

artybakes

 

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DavidEF

artybakes,

You're welcome to post your bricks and pancakes here, and get advice on how to improve your results. You don't have to wait until you get it figured out! Let some of these long time bakers around here help you shorten your learning curve!

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artybakes

ok ! good point  and thanks for the encouragement, you know I think I will post my next bake whatever it turns out like  : ) 

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Julie McLeod

Agree that the spam is a bit crazy right now.  Did you know when you're logged in to the forum and notice the spam posts or spam blog posts, you can hit the "report" button at the bottom of the spam post to alert the administrator?  Of course, they'll still appear in your Twitter feed so if it's really bothering you, you might want to unfollow TFL until the spam has diminished.  That's what I've done.

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artybakes

Thanks for this and maybe will stop following on twitter for a while hadn't thought of that 

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Wingnut

Agreed one full page of Spam, is a bit much.

Artybakes, post what you bake anytime. It's pretty helpful place.

Cheers,

Wingnut

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artybakes

you're all so encouraging thanks so much Wingnut, so am planning baguettes this weekend , have had a few near disasters but love making my own and all were edible even so, will post some pics 

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Wingnut

It's not a bother at all, we all start at the beginning. Think about posting your pictures and stories in the blog section of TFL, lots of help and some praise.

Cheers,

Wingnut

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Floydm

I'm running spam filtering and have been deleting all posts and blocking IPs as quickly as I can for those that sneak through.  I do, however, sleep occasionally.

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artybakes

Hi Floydm its a really wonderful website, hate those sneaky spammers messing with it and you do a great job , actually up to now didn't have any spam at all and have been browsing the site since New Year, so even with sleep included its impressive ! 

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Wingnut

Thank you Mr. Floyd for your due diligence, it is most appreciated.

Cheers,

Wingnut