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Quite a spamfest today

Postby golinux » 2013-02-25 21:38

I propose we double the spamhunters' salaries pronto!!
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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby Randicus » 2013-02-25 22:34

The spam warriors are probably posting the spam themselves, so they can make it look like their services are needed and continue receiving our accolades for a job well done. :lol:
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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby dasein » 2013-02-25 23:03

It could just be coincidence, but the spamhunters are now a "man down" as of yesterday.

Randicus wrote:The spam warriors are probably posting the spam themselves...

I know you're joking, but I'm pretty sure that it's just a matter of fewer hands = more work. It sucks, but that's just the way it is.
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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby Randicus » 2013-02-26 00:03

fewer hands = more work

Maybe there are some forum members in your vicinity who can buy you a beer for the hard work. :D
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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby nadir » 2013-02-26 00:25

Nah, i think you misunderstood.
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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby Randicus » 2013-02-27 10:17

What is with all of the shemale-this and shemale-that spammers? The days of predictable viagra and handbags seem to have been replaced by a brave new future of "alternative" spammers. Life is so "interesting".
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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby cynwulf » 2013-02-27 10:39

It's to cater to the changing demographic here at FDN...
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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2013-02-27 10:40

cynwulf wrote:It's to cater to the changing demographic here at FDN...

:lol:
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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby cynwulf » 2013-02-28 13:58

This latest lot have been up for 3+ hours.
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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby llivv » 2013-03-01 17:57

cynwulf wrote: 3+ hours.

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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby confuseling » 2013-03-01 18:29

Shemales with viagra in their handbags...

cynwulf wrote:This latest lot have been up for 3+ hours.


I would have also accepted "at it"

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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby vbrummond » 2013-03-01 20:19

I have been trying to step up reporting the spam if I see it. Hopefully it helps.
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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby dasein » 2013-03-01 20:43

vbrummond wrote:I have been trying to step up reporting the spam if I see it. Hopefully it helps.

I can assure you that it does help, especially for spam posted to existing legitimate threads, which is often less obvious than spam posted in a standalone new thread.

Then too, the spamhunters are no longer a "man down." Maybe that'll help, too.

OTOH, when the bots attack en masse, there's only so much that the Purple Horde can do. The Purple Hammer is a powerful tool, but also an inherently limited one; it must be wielded one thread/post at a time. Only the Green Overlords can nuke an entire account+all posts in a single blow.

(Edit: I'm not trying to make excuses, just trying to help folks understand that sometimes, even the best efforts of the spamhunters come up short against a concerted, sustained attack.)
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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby deltaflyer » 2013-03-01 20:44

vbrummond wrote:I have been trying to step up reporting the spam if I see it. Hopefully it helps.

Every little helps, it is all appreciated
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Re: Quite a spamfest today

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2013-03-01 20:48

Yes it helps to find it, particulary for spammers with not-obvious names posting in existing threads.
It also however adds an extra step, to close the report, when removing the spam, so for huge runs of obvious spam, reporting every one just slows down the removal process a bit.
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