Is it time to pull the plug?

This thread branched from "Move to Microsoft Office 365 from Google Workspace" on . Explore the branch.

Hi All, Despite the devotion, time, and care that @Matthew has given to newzealandtramper.co.nz, is it time to pull the plug? As sad as it is to write, the site has been terminally infected with spam. Frankly, it would be a full time job to remove all the bogus accounts and postings. Just looking at the Forums page, every single topic and posting is spam. If there are original threads showing, the most recent post is spam. Indeed, even the Photographs page has been infected with Mumbai escorts! As Matthew has stated, he started this website in the late '90s and has maintained it voluntarily since. He has been stalwart in providing this platform for the NZ tramping community. Folks internationally have used this site to get info on tramping in our homeland. But perhaps its usefulness has passed. Is it time to simply fold the tent on this one?
Unfortunately you might be correct. Several people have offered to help but Matthew wanted to keep it to himself and I think family and other things have got in the way
It was once a great resource.
It seems to be back
It still is a great resource, but few people seem to come here anymore to share new content. Even Wayno seems to have moved on.
Rest assured, Wayno is watching. He spends as much time on Bushwalk in Australia. Admittedly i haven't contributed much in recent years but i still keep an eye on it. An injury has kept me at bay for the last year.
I look in from time to time (much less frequently that previously) hoping the spam has been eliminated (which it has, for now). Yes, it's still a very useful resource but the consequence of minimal management is fewer active users with fewer contributions inducing fewer active users ...
1 deleted post from taxlegit24
<p><br></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;">Streamline Your Gem Registration Process with Taxlegit</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;">Introduction:</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;">Unlock the full potential of your business by understanding the intricacies of Gem Registration. Taxlegit offers comprehensive assistance to streamline this vital process while ensuring compliance with&nbsp;</span></strong><a href="https://taxlegit.com/fssai-registration"><strong><u><span style="color:#1155cc;background-color:#ffffff;font-size:12pt;">fssai registration process</span></u></strong></a><strong><span style="color:#0d0d0d;background-color:#ffffff;font-size:12pt;">&nbsp;</span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;">and leveraging the benefits of MSME registration.</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><strong> <ul> <li style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;"> <p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Efficient Compliance: Taxlegit simplifies the Gem Registration process, ensuring that your business meets all regulatory requirements seamlessly.</span></p> </li> </ul> </strong><strong> <ul> <li style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;"> <p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Cost Optimization: With Taxlegit, businesses can navigate Gem Registration while maximizing the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://taxlegit.com/msme-registration"><u><span style="color:#1155cc;font-size:12pt;">benefits of MSME registration</span></u></a><span style="font-size:12pt;">, leading to significant cost savings and improved profitability.</span></p> </li> </ul> </strong><strong> <ul> <li style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;"> <p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Expert Guidance: Our team of experts provides personalized assistance, guiding you through every step of the Gem Registration process, allowing you to focus on growing your business with confidence.</span></p> </li> </ul> </strong></li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;">Unlock the advantages of Gem Registration with Taxlegit and propel your business towards success.</span></strong></p>
Same here. I've been distracted with life in the last few years, but come back every so often to see what's happening, and especially when I'm looking to get back into more frequent tramping again. It's difficult when spam's flooding the forums, though. Maybe even a restriction to block posting from accounts less than a week old, or similar? If the site goes away some day then I hope there's a way to preserve the content. @Matthew has managed to accumulate a huge database here over the years, both of forum content and also info about NZ's back-country network.

Sign in to comment on this thread.

Search the forums

Forum Beginners and newbies
Started by Gregor
On 12 April 2024
Replies 8
Permanent link

Formatting your posts

The forums support MarkDown syntax. Following is a quick reference.

Type this... To get this...
Italic *Italic text* *Italic text*
Bold **Bold text** **Bold text**
Quoted text > Quoted text > Quoted text
Emojis :smile: :+1: :astonished: :heart: :smile: :+1:
:astonished: :heart:
Lists - item 1
- item 2
- item 3
- item 1 - item 2 - item 3
Links https://tramper.nz https://tramper.nz
Images ![](URL/of/image)

URL/of/image
![](/whio/image/icons/ic_photo_black_48dp_2x.png)
Mentions @username @username

Find more emojiLearn about MarkDown