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#476 2014-06-14 14:08:39

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Re: SPAM alert!

A lot of the spam posts read like text created by a William S. Burroughs-style "Cut-Up" technique: from a literary perspective, I like them smile

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#477 2014-06-14 14:13:06

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Re: SPAM alert!

^ Woah. Who knew SPAMbots were such sophisticates?  lol


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#478 2014-06-14 14:59:40

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Re: SPAM alert!

#!_828 wrote:

^ OK, I'll stop.

Quick question, though. If the SPAM posts are deleted, then wouldn't it only draw people (via search engine) to this thread, & the actual #! forums  hmm &, just for the humor of its unintelligibility , are screenshots still OK?

The point of deleting them is to get rid of the "key words" that spam-bots look for.  By 'quoting' the text you are keeping the "key words" active in the #! Forums which is what we are fighting to eliminate.

It's the equivalent of:

  1. removing your tin-foil hat

  2. punching a bunch of holes in your tin-foil hat or - and this is worse

  3. spraying the forums with SpamSent®

I see no reason why screenshots can't be used, but it seems a waste of time and space (opinion) ... mind you as an exercise in how not to write a post in a particular language or Alien Poetry maybe!  big_smile

EDIT:  I removed the quoted text from your post on the preceding page.

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#479 2014-06-14 16:39:52

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Re: SPAM alert!

^ So, you're saying that the presence of SPAM begets more SPAM? Kinda like when one cricket dies, then before you know it, all the crickets are eating each other?


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#480 2014-06-14 17:51:08

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Re: SPAM alert!

#!_828 wrote:

^ So, you're saying that the presence of SPAM begets more SPAM? Kinda like when one cricket dies, then before you know it, all the crickets are eating each other?

Well, no ... not necessarily.

Example.

  • A person: Bob - signs up at XYZ forum.

  • Puts in his sig: Bob's Plumbing Call 555-1234

  • Puts in his website: www . bob_plumbing . com

And posts a very well worded post about the advantages of using Bob's Plumbing over other plumbing services. That's human spam - and that single post here: Spam

Some checking shows that he has done this on 50 other forums.  bob[at]bobs_plumbing[dot]com is a spammer

Then comes the bots:  I just Searched for:

spam bot key words

... and the first hit: Twitter Spam Bots Target NFL and Miley Cyrus Fans  some of the other links that came up are interesting as well.

Read Wikipedia's article about search engine optimization as stated in pvsages's post that Unia quoted and it's becomes apparent why the "Alien Poems" help spam-bots.

And in that case, yes, the presence of SPAM begets more SPAM

- - -
all of the above is a noob's understanding of how things work.  Because I am really not into it much deeper than this.  But I do remember "key words" from my website creation days in the 90's and their importance.


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#481 2014-06-16 05:28:31

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Re: SPAM alert!

Damn, I guess absence makes Baba Ji grow very long-winded  lol
SPAM_Baba_Ji8.jpg
SPAM_Baba_Ji7.jpg

EDIT: All cleaned up now, thanks to lcafiero. Keep up the excellent SPAM-sniping cool (only mod online at the time)

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#482 2014-06-16 05:29:19

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Re: SPAM alert!

Pity it's no longer there.


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#483 2014-06-16 05:31:05

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^Damn, got ninja'd again  lol


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#484 2014-06-17 12:25:29

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Re: SPAM alert!

We just rocketed to SPAMCON 3, but I only see one SPAM post...


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#485 2014-06-17 14:07:07

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Re: SPAM alert!

photonucleon wrote:

We just rocketed to SPAMCON 3, but I only see one SPAM post...

Sometimes the AntiSpam ModSquad is faster than the speed of pixels!  lol  lol


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#486 2014-06-17 14:22:01

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Re: SPAM alert!

Sector11 wrote:
photonucleon wrote:

We just rocketed to SPAMCON 3, but I only see one SPAM post...

Sometimes the AntiSpam ModSquad is faster than the speed of pixels!  lol  lol

That's good smile

Incidentally, how fast is the speed of pixels, exactly? tongue


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#487 2014-06-17 14:56:44

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Re: SPAM alert!

photonucleon wrote:
Sector11 wrote:
photonucleon wrote:

We just rocketed to SPAMCON 3, but I only see one SPAM post...

Sometimes the AntiSpam ModSquad is faster than the speed of pixels!  lol  lol

That's good smile

Incidentally, how fast is the speed of pixels, exactly? tongue

Oh sure - ask the tough questions!  :8

Maybe Dusty Cat can answer.  big_smile


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#488 2014-06-17 15:46:37

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Re: SPAM alert!

I turn on my computer, & first thing I see is SPAMCON 3! Scared the crap out of me, I immediately dove or my backup tinfoil hat  lol


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#489 2014-06-18 11:11:05

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Today we have so far jumped up two SPAMCON levels (at level three right now hmm ) and yet I have only seen four SPAM posts. The moderators are doing a pixel-speed-exceedingly good job! big_smile


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#490 2014-06-18 11:34:59

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OK, SPAMCON four now - and no SPAM seen since I posted at SPAMCON three above...

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#491 2014-06-18 16:06:03

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Re: SPAM alert!

^ Is something broken? Because my counter is only showing two total SPAM, at SPAMCON 5 hmm
EDIT: Probably just has something to do with the counter resetting at midnight, local time (time zones & all)  tongue

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#492 2014-06-18 16:09:27

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Something may be broken - I've been switching back and forth between SPAMCON 3 and 4 for most of the day... hmm


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#493 2014-06-18 16:28:30

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Now at SPAMCON 4 after a burst of at least five confirmed SPAM (Again, great job faster-than-pixel-ultra-1337-SPAM-squad-Mods cool ) Yep, total SPAM that event is confirmed at five, daily count at GMT-5 is holding at 7 for now


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#494 2014-06-18 16:30:56

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Re: SPAM alert!

SPAMCON 4 here too, but yes, the mods are verysuperfasterthanpixelultra1337SPAMhuntingsuperverycool  cool  cool  cool tongue big_smile


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#495 2014-09-09 12:26:09

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Did I kill this thread? sad

And also:
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#496 2014-09-09 12:45:46

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Re: SPAM alert!

photonucleon wrote:

Not at all, try that again, they are not there now  lol  lol  lol

I saw your report along with a few others... and we appreciate them.  wink

Remember, if it looks like spam, smells like spam and tastes like spam, it's probably spababam.   lol


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#497 2014-09-09 12:57:55

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Sector11 wrote:

Not at all, try that again, they are not there now  lol  lol  lol

I saw your report along with a few others... and we appreciate them.  wink

REPORT ALL THE SPAM! lol

Sector11 wrote:

Remember, if it looks like spam, smells like spam and tastes like spam, it's probably spababam.   lol

This made me laugh!


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#498 2014-09-09 13:11:03

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Re: SPAM alert!

photonucleon wrote:

REPORT ALL THE SPAM! lol

Yes, don't try and eat it, it's all bad meat!

photonucleon wrote:
Sector11 wrote:

Remember, if it looks like spam, smells like spam and tastes like spam, it's probably spababam.   lol

This made me laugh!

Good, laughter is the best medicine.  smile


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#499 2014-09-09 15:08:10

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Damn. It's like that famous Santana song.
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