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  • beware ... kewl scam

    Last updated by Phil Comments (7)
    Any body can find this info using google and a few clicks ... The sales pitch: kewlkashhithe bonuses mentioned in that post are new.. additional to the $10 signup bonus.. the office...


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  • Phil added a new discussion topic "sorry, we could not save your file" in the group Elgg Technical Support
    For the benefit of others that might encounter the same problem, I came across this issue when I created a completely open group and I thought it would accept uploads from site members that were not in the open group. But it does not, although...
    • Can you post this scenario here (step-by-step)?

      (with listing of Elgg version and activated plugins)

      Because, I can't reproduce this on my Elgg 2.3.9 with bundled plugins.

    • Open groups means non-group members can see the content BUT are they supposed to have "write" access to the group ? They ideally should not be able to add any content : text or file or whatever to the group unless they join the group. I will at least like the behavior of groups in this way. By the way, what Elgg version are you using / testing ?

    • In "Open" Groups with public content non-members can't create any content a(new blog, page, file etc) but can comment it.

      If you want to restrict this option then use Group Tools plugin with extended access level permissions.

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  • Phil added a new discussion topic Preventing Spam in the group General Discussion
    I'm running elgg 2.x I installed this "emaildomains" plugin:  And this "elgg_recaptcha" plugin: And...
    • I am running Elg 2.3.8 and have captcha on reg and use the spam login filter as well as http blacklist plugins and have fail2ban set for http blocking on my server and i get no spam

    • I should add i also have a block all dem noobs blockip.conf on my server as well

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    I completely agree.
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  • Phil commented on a page titled beware ... kewl scam
    This is the YMA scam referred to: To be able to subscribe to that, you have to subscribe to this:   If it says 'kewl in it - AVOID IT!
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  • Phil created a page beware ... kewl scam
    Any body can find this info using google and a few clicks ... The sales pitch: kewlkashhithe bonuses mentioned in that post are new.. additional to the $10 signup bonus.. the office...
    • I tied to cooperate with Adclose by creating plugins for him. He didn't keep his end of the deal. He tried to scam and intimidate me in a very low way. I lost much time and attention to this person. This was before I heard of his scams. He earned the honour of being the only client banned from


      I hope at least people who read this page will not have to deal with Adclose.

    • Vazco ;-) Dlaczego nie zapytasz mnie, po pierwsze? Kewl zwrócił się do mnie kilka tygodni temu do pracy wtyczki. Ale kiedy powiedziałem cena $ - Stwierdził, że "za drogie"! Więc przestałem;-O

      ( Vazco ;-) Why did you not ask me first ? Kewl contacted me several weeks ago for PlugIn work. But when I told the price $ - He said "too expensive" ! So I stopped ;-O )

    • as his long suffering gf and partner of over 12 years, i can speak with some authority on this matter.

      my response:

      you quote very very old information that was never taken offline including just one poster in a forum who did not understand the concept. the posts you quote were never posted by adie. someone has been trying to stir things quoting old domains.

      no-one had to join yma to join carialert. however, it was funding carialert.

      many of those websites have been taken offline before and since adie's breakdown.

      just like big hits was funding

      in the usa there is a different approach to fund raising. i notice you failed to mention mr closes' 24/7 alert monitoring. and the fact he did not charge the authorities anything to distribute/edit alerts, unlike others we could mention.

      nor did he quibble about contracts running out when asked to issue an alert (like some we could mention).

      bbc broadband did have a list of partners, in the old days of their partner program. and as was a visp for abel internet, both abel and kewlbrits were listed. in addition abel and kewlbrits were allowed to link to video content.. the forerunner of the iplayer.

      YMA is not a scam. it is a legitamate safelist hosting business. and you do not have to join kewlpost at all.

      the so called quote of phil's regarding kewlpay is false. mr close never posted that item.

      i grant you, mr close can be a bit forthright in his views and had very very high standards of himself and others before his breakdown. i suffered more than once.

      he didn't seem to understand that although he might be passionate about helping others in a particular way, there are those in this world who may not be quite so passionate about his way as he was.. or cant understand how or why.

      phil, and the entire elgg community, do an enormous amount of good works. 

      despite the times i tried to get him to understand, adie failed to see any of it. bulldozed his way through and got peoples backs up then wondered why he didn't get anywhere. even i left him for a while.

      he could have had a lot of help here if he had just learned a bit of diplomacy. we couldn't afford the work he wanted done at the time. but that was no excuse for the way he responded to the kind offers of developers prepared to do the work.

      i am ashamed of his actions toward many people. and i know, as he recovers (diagnosed as manically depressed, bi polar and drugged up on lythium) he is ashamed and hugely sorry.

      and so all i can do is offer this joint apology, from adclose and myself, for his past behaviour.

      btw, mike, adie did keep his end of the deal (in the end -and we apologise). and Drhup? i don't recall seeing that response from him to you, but we apologise. i do recall i contacted you, was left hanging in the wind and forced to find other developers (including one who started doing things for us for nothing but has since been earning several thousands of pounds from us thanks to the demise of adies father at the start of this year).

      well, merry christmas. 





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