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SandiaBuddy
SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,203 **
edited June 2018 in Colorectal Cancer #1

For the past two days, I have been trying to edit my "more articles" post to add a new academic article about walnuts helping prevent colon tumors.  The post included a link to the article and the quotation, "these data demonstrate that walnuts confer significant protection against intestinal tumorigenesis and growth and preserve ISC function in the context of a high-calorie diet and obesity. Thus, these data add to the accumulating evidence connecting walnuts as a potentially effective dietary strategy to break the obesity-colon cancer link."

When I try to post, the site says in red type it is ""Forbidden. Contains contacts. Message seems to be spam. "

I complained about this to the support team, and they suggested "you may need to edit it to be less like spam."  I cannot imagine how I could make the post look less like spam.  I have asked them to re-address this issue, however, if it cannot be resolved, I will depart the forum.

So, if your attempted post is "forbidden," you are not alone. Hopefully this new "spam filter" can be fixed to preserve the function of the forum. . .

Comments

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,712 **
    Wording

    Sometimes the wording of an article can throw it into the "forbidden" zone.  I'm not sure what the solution would be but I've come across that in other applications.  It's frustrating that's for sure.  Wishing you luck.

    Kim

  • Twinzma
    Twinzma Member Posts: 236
    edited June 2018 #3
    Please don't widraw from the

    Please don't widraw from the forum!!! You would be punishing those of us who need your insight and wisdom. Besides, how will we ever be able to give you support back as you have done for so many???

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,530 **
    You know you can't withdraw, because...

    we would haunt you forever - those of us who die, because we wern't able to read your post -  (thats called emotional blackmail)

    No really, let the powers that be try to sort it out, and in the meantime, post what you can. 

    Tru

     

  • betula
    betula Member Posts: 86
    edited June 2018 #5
    Me too

    I was trying to post information and research links regarding Chaga mushrooms and it would not let me.  I complained as well...maybe not so nicely. 

    Let's see if this gets posted but if interested search Chaga mushrooms and potential benefits.  Also search on pub med.

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,203 **
    edited June 2018 #6
    Update

    Today, the CSN support staff provided a less iritating suggestion than "try to make your posts look less like spam."  They said, "We appreciate your patience in this matter.  We are aware of the problems this new spam filter is causing and we are working with our IT department to get them resolved quickly.  We hope it should only be a day or two before this gets fixed but we will continuing working on it.  I just reviewed the link you are trying to post and do not see any way you could make it look less like spam, it should be acceptable." 

    So, I will apologize for being cranky, thank you for your kind comments, and assume that this matter will be resolved in a few days.

    I have benefitted greatly from being a member of this forum and I appreciate all of the members' input and support.

  • peterz54
    peterz54 Member Posts: 341

    Update

    Today, the CSN support staff provided a less iritating suggestion than "try to make your posts look less like spam."  They said, "We appreciate your patience in this matter.  We are aware of the problems this new spam filter is causing and we are working with our IT department to get them resolved quickly.  We hope it should only be a day or two before this gets fixed but we will continuing working on it.  I just reviewed the link you are trying to post and do not see any way you could make it look less like spam, it should be acceptable." 

    So, I will apologize for being cranky, thank you for your kind comments, and assume that this matter will be resolved in a few days.

    I have benefitted greatly from being a member of this forum and I appreciate all of the members' input and support.

    Time better spent curating useful research

    Maybe the ACS could spend a little time, and even a small amount of their considerable financial resources,  pulling together and organizing the kinds of research findngs you and I and others are posting.   Each forum moderator could send out postings when new relevant research, especially as it relates to non-toxic lifestyle choices, is published. 

    Same goes for side effects -  it's a bit depressing to see the same questions come up time after time.

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,203 **
    peterz54 said:

    Time better spent curating useful research

    Maybe the ACS could spend a little time, and even a small amount of their considerable financial resources,  pulling together and organizing the kinds of research findngs you and I and others are posting.   Each forum moderator could send out postings when new relevant research, especially as it relates to non-toxic lifestyle choices, is published. 

    Same goes for side effects -  it's a bit depressing to see the same questions come up time after time.

    ACS

    I imagine they are nervous about anything that breaks the mold or could expose them to liability.  I am afraid it is up to us to conduct and share the research.  At least this forum is here.

  • ann63
    ann63 Member Posts: 20
    And I would like to thank all

    And I would like to thank all of you

    for the time and effort you spend researching colon cancer for us.

    i appreciate your input!

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 705

    Update

    Today, the CSN support staff provided a less iritating suggestion than "try to make your posts look less like spam."  They said, "We appreciate your patience in this matter.  We are aware of the problems this new spam filter is causing and we are working with our IT department to get them resolved quickly.  We hope it should only be a day or two before this gets fixed but we will continuing working on it.  I just reviewed the link you are trying to post and do not see any way you could make it look less like spam, it should be acceptable." 

    So, I will apologize for being cranky, thank you for your kind comments, and assume that this matter will be resolved in a few days.

    I have benefitted greatly from being a member of this forum and I appreciate all of the members' input and support.

    Please don’t leave

    I really appreciate the information you provide and of course you as well!!

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,712 **
    edited June 2018 #11

    I'm glad that they responded and it sounds like they are trying to address the issue.  Seems like whenever any program, no matter it a chat, game or news site, etc. updates or adds new features something always goes wayward.  I'm hoping that they address the issue within a timely manner and you don't leave.  You have posted many informative articles.

    Kim

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172
    Yay SandiaBuddy!

    Thanks for keeping us all informed on the latest research!  Looking forward to more of your academic finds and insights...

    Cindy

  • Helen321
    Helen321 Member Posts: 1,425
    People can just Google it.

    People can just Google it. There is a valid reason for forbidding these posts. There was almost a war on this page about 5 years ago over articles. Oh Pete Lost at Sea, how I'll miss his crazy rants .I'm going to look up walnuts .You look up brocolli sprouts. That was my go to food .

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,530 **
    Helen321 said:

    People can just Google it.

    People can just Google it. There is a valid reason for forbidding these posts. There was almost a war on this page about 5 years ago over articles. Oh Pete Lost at Sea, how I'll miss his crazy rants .I'm going to look up walnuts .You look up brocolli sprouts. That was my go to food .

    I remember those post

    crazy time on the forum, but so many good folks, now gone.

    Tru

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,712 **
    Helen321 said:

    People can just Google it.

    People can just Google it. There is a valid reason for forbidding these posts. There was almost a war on this page about 5 years ago over articles. Oh Pete Lost at Sea, how I'll miss his crazy rants .I'm going to look up walnuts .You look up brocolli sprouts. That was my go to food .

    Good Old Pete

    He posted so much stuff and he did get banned and he longed to come back but wasn't allowed.  Sometimes posts can start a war especially if one doesn't agree.  Miss his ever searching new found "war on cancer".  He tried SO many things and spent an enormous amount of money searching for a cure, but he unfortunately became Lost at Sea with his demise.  Miss him greatly.

    Kim

  • peterz54
    peterz54 Member Posts: 341
    edited June 2018 #16

    ACS

    I imagine they are nervous about anything that breaks the mold or could expose them to liability.  I am afraid it is up to us to conduct and share the research.  At least this forum is here.

    True, the forum has its value

    And BTW, earlier this month in another thread (PSK and turkey tail mushrooms) I posted a link to a Yale news release on research about walnuts done at Yale with Stage III Ccolon cancer patients in which the a couple of ounces a week of walnuts were shown to markedly improve outcome.   Maybe a new thread on Walnuts alone is needed.      

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,203 **
    Issue resolved

    After being out of town for a few days (Summer solstice, you know, a great time to hike) I have reposted the "forbidden" information without issue ( https://csn.cancer.org/node/316770 ).  Thank you for your support and the interesting links.  I consider this issue resolved and hopefully can move on to more important things.

  • zx10guy
    zx10guy Member Posts: 273
    I wish they would resolve the

    I wish they would resolve the horrible search capabilities of this site.  The spam thing is annoying.  But the lack of proper search capabilities is even more so.  It does no one any good when you can't even find anything on the site from all the past posts.