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knelson
November 16th, 2007, 06:04 PM
Is there some kind of new thread vortex here today? I started a thread a couple hours ago about a new swimming web site I found and now I don't see it (the thread, that is). What the heck happened to it? I'm pretty sure I'm not losing my mind. Did anyone else see it?

quicksilver
November 16th, 2007, 06:11 PM
It got lost in the time continuum vacuum along with the second in my race formula.

scyfreestyler
November 16th, 2007, 06:14 PM
I think some members have figured out how to hack in and temporarily obtain moderator status...no names shall be mentioned.

knelson
November 16th, 2007, 06:14 PM
The admins of the USMS Forum deny that your extra second or my thread ever actually existed. :)

david.margrave
November 16th, 2007, 06:33 PM
Interesting. I wonder what version of phpBB this is. A quick search showed that there are plenty of sql injection vulnerabilities and other security bugs in old versions.

knelson
November 16th, 2007, 06:37 PM
I find it hard to believe someone would hack into the site and start deleting random threads. Anything's possible, but this seems a little far-fetched.

quicksilver
November 16th, 2007, 07:08 PM
I started a thread a couple hours ago about a new swimming web site


Aha. It's beginning to make sense.


...and then they (the hackers) probably tied the link to some horrible on-line Viagra store.

Swimmer Bill
November 16th, 2007, 07:11 PM
I'm not a moderator and don't know for sure, but there's a possibility it could've been removed if it was seen as promoting a business or product.

Web Jim should know if that's what happened.

Of course, you could've also mistaken the preview for an actual post and deleted it yourself before it was posted.

jim clemmons
November 16th, 2007, 07:26 PM
Of course, you could've also mistaken the preview for an actual post and deleted it yourself before it was posted.

Like "operator technique"? Or "Eye Dee Ten Tee" error?

matysekj
November 16th, 2007, 07:44 PM
Yeah, I did it. I was meaning to get back to you privately Kirk, but you beat me to it. Hey, I had to run an errand and eat dinner in that time frame. We don't allow threads to be started to promote a particular product or service. Yours was marginal, but to be fair to others whose threads I've deleted, it was taken off. I'm confident you aren't affiliated with that site and aren't in line to profit from the post, but it was removed for consistency.

ALM
November 16th, 2007, 08:03 PM
I think some members have figured out how to hack in and temporarily obtain moderator status...no names shall be mentioned.

Hey, you can bet that if I could figure out how to hack into this web site, it wouldn't be into the forums... no, siree. You'd be seeing my name at the top of a variety of Top Ten listings! :)

Anna Lea

knelson
November 16th, 2007, 11:43 PM
Yeah, I did it. I was meaning to get back to you privately Kirk, but you beat me to it. Hey, I had to run an errand and eat dinner in that time frame. We don't allow threads to be started to promote a particular product or service. Yours was marginal, but to be fair to others whose threads I've deleted, it was taken off. I'm confident you aren't affiliated with that site and aren't in line to profit from the post, but it was removed for consistency.

As far as I can tell the site isn't trying to sell anything, though. There are other threads on here asking "who's on Facebook?" or "who's on myspace?" The site I linked seemed pretty similar to those, except it was focused on swimming, but if it violates some rule here, so be it.

quicksilver
November 18th, 2007, 10:09 AM
Ande posted a site on Saturday which was really interesting. It too was banished, but probably done out of fair and balanced moderating.
It must have breached the forum rules about advertisements and links which are embedded to the site. Too bad.

They had a video clip showing Eddie Reese and his college team doing a grueling practice. Great stuff.

ensignada
November 18th, 2007, 11:42 AM
The site had some interesting interviews on it. It is too bad that it violated forum rules. The Reese practice video was amazing.

smontanaro
November 18th, 2007, 01:03 PM
Criminy... If you want to know the name of the site which shall not be named, send me a PM... :rolleyes:

Skip Montanaro

knelson
November 19th, 2007, 01:07 AM
The Reese practice video was amazing.

I like the set Eddie mentioned the set shown was based on. He said he has his distance swimmers do this one sometimes:

10 x (200 on 2:00, 175 on 2:00)

3,750 yards in 40 minutes. People are always looking for a good lunchtime workout here. How about that one? :D

OK, probably a little tough, although change it to a 175 and a 150 both on 2:00 and some masters swimmers could make it. That would make the total 3,250 yards.

ViveBene
November 19th, 2007, 05:51 AM
If you want to know the name of the site which shall not be named, send me a PM...
Skip Montanaro

Sent you a PM.

Thanks,
VB

quicksilver
November 19th, 2007, 10:30 AM
The site had some interesting interviews on it. It is too bad that it violated forum rules. The Reese practice video was amazing.


It was so inspirational...I tried going 300 backs on the 3:30 schedule this morning.
That was a wake-up call. :D



How about the :48 100 free by Ricky Berens towards the end of that set? Sheeesh.

Blackbeard's Peg
November 19th, 2007, 10:38 AM
I like the set Eddie mentioned the set shown was based on. He said he has his distance swimmers do this one sometimes:

10 x (200 on 2:00, 175 on 2:00)

3,750 yards in 40 minutes. People are always looking for a good lunchtime workout here. How about that one? :D

OK, probably a little tough, although change it to a 175 and a 150 both on 2:00 and some masters swimmers could make it. That would make the total 3,250 yards.

hmmm, 200 on 2:00... i guess i am supposed to shave, taper, wear a fs2, cap, fins and paddles, and dive off the blocks to make that one! eek! I'd be surprised if I made the interval any time past the first round, even with all the toys! the 175s would certainly be a challenge on that interval as well. Tough stuff!

scyfreestyler
November 19th, 2007, 06:00 PM
A testament to their fitness and skill, they made the pool look very short and appeared to be putting forth very little effort.

gull
November 19th, 2007, 07:11 PM
Interesting site. The intervals could be modified, but then it would take more than 40 minutes to finish.

Did you hear what he said about the importance of starting young? He believes that is when your aerobic development occurs.

swimr4life
November 19th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Eddie said that the fact that his swimmers were doing so well in workout meant that they were doing what they needed to out of the pool too.....eating right, getting enough sleep and taking their supplements. I wonder what supplements they take....I want some! ;)