WTF with the spam?!

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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby cynwulf » 2012-06-15 16:06

In such cases you need to email the mighty administrators... makes a lot more sense than spending ones time reporting 51+ posts...
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby cra1g321 » 2012-07-07 08:25

cynwulf wrote:In such cases you need to email the mighty administrators... makes a lot more sense than spending ones time reporting 51+ posts...


Indeed, I just made a little game out of it, wanted to see what and when the spambot posted.

Is there any "Spam Hunters" active on the forum :?:
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby deltaflyer » 2012-07-07 08:29

cra1g321 wrote:
Is there any "Spam Hunters" active on the forum :?:


i'm here on a daily basis :wink:
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby cra1g321 » 2012-07-07 08:32

Hey there :D

You shouldn't of answered, now I know who to send PM's to whenever i find a spammer :wink: :lol:

I found a spambot there, but looking at the recent posts page, it seems you have already taken care of it.

On the staff page it showed a couple of members for "Spam Hunters" but wasn't sure if you guys where active, because some profiles have 'Last seen' set to hidden.
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby deltaflyer » 2012-07-07 08:40

cra1g321 wrote:Hey there :D

You shouldn't of answered, now I know who to send PM's to whenever i find a spammer :wink: :lol:

I found a spambot there, but looking at the recent posts page, it seems you have already taken care of it.

On the staff page it showed a couple of members for "Spam Hunters" but wasn't sure if you guys where active, because some profiles have 'Last seen' set to hidden.

send all you like, all help is greatly accepted when hunting spam, i tend to remain hidden,so spammers don't know i'm about,but i'll unhide from now
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby 4D696B65 » 2012-07-07 08:41

cra1g321 wrote:Hey there :D

On the staff page it showed a couple of members for "Spam Hunters" but wasn't sure if you guys where active, because some profiles have 'Last seen' set to hidden.

I am here every day too. I removed the spam you reported minutes ago. :D
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby cra1g321 » 2012-07-07 08:44

I wouldn't mind helping out, I'm usually on my pc 24/7 anyway and the Debian user forum has become the main linux forum I visit these days.
I've taken a strong interest in Debian now that I'm not distro-hopping all the time :lol: , so I'm often reading posts on the forum so I can hopefully learn more :wink:
Did the same for ubuntu and linux mint whenever I first started using a linux as my main OS.
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby cra1g321 » 2012-07-07 08:48

4D696B65 wrote:
cra1g321 wrote:Hey there :D

On the staff page it showed a couple of members for "Spam Hunters" but wasn't sure if you guys where active, because some profiles have 'Last seen' set to hidden.

I am here every day too. I removed the spam you reported minutes ago. :D


haha your all coming out of your hiding spots now :lol: :wink:

just kidding, thanks :)
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby Randicus » 2012-07-07 09:09

cra1g321 wrote:Are there any "Spam Hunters" active on the forum :?:

Who did you think was removing spam? The Spam Fairy? :lol:
The spam hunters are very active, :D but the spammers are more active. :( But that is another story.
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby 4D696B65 » 2012-07-07 09:14

Randicus wrote:Who did you think was removing spam? The Spam Fairy? :lol:
LMAO :lol:
Randicus wrote:The spam hunters are very active, :D but the spammers are more active. :(
Spam Hunters are human, Spammers are bots. It's hard to keep up.
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby cynwulf » 2012-07-19 08:49

Some great offers today - better snap up a fake rolex, while stocks last...
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby dasein » 2012-07-20 03:44

Just saw a spam that referred to some misinformation as "apocryphal."

Spam as a vocabulary builder?

(Hey, at least they spelled it right!)
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby Randicus » 2012-08-20 08:19

It is nice to see, in a somewhat twisted sense, a forum other that DFN get deluged with spam. LinuxQuestions was just hit by a spammer that posted in every sub-forum. Unlike here, where the usual is offered: handbags, watches, et cetera, the scum at LQ are peddling
Best Quality Fake passports and others fake document for sale

We are the best producer of quality fake documents. With over 12million of out documents circulating over the world.

:shock:
I guess it does not occur to them that putting this kind of information (along with e-mail and telephone contact details) on a public forum with thousands of visitors a day, could make it easier for the police to find them. :roll:

Perhaps we should be happy with spammers selling fake handbags?
Uh, maybe not.
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby dasein » 2012-08-20 19:42

Today we were treated to forum spam that advertised an email anti-spam solution.

Which leaves one to wonder why the spammer imagined that spam was an effective advertising method. :roll:
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Re: WTF with the spam?!

Postby ComputerBob » 2012-08-20 21:21

Randicus wrote:It is nice to see, in a somewhat twisted sense, a forum other that DFN get deluged with spam. LinuxQuestions was just hit by a spammer that posted in every sub-forum. Unlike here, where the usual is offered: handbags, watches, et cetera, the scum at LQ are peddling
Best Quality Fake passports and others fake document for sale

We are the best producer of quality fake documents. With over 12million of out documents circulating over the world.

They also posted in these forums last week.
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