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Old 03-16-2010, 07:29 PM   #11
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I wanna know how they do the spamming?? Is it computerized?
Because sometimes the different paragraphs that they post are related to actual fish stuff, and sometimes its totally not, like things like child-rearing or poetry.
Whats up with spamming, and what is the purpose???
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:08 PM   #12
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its always weird... most of the time theyre trying to get people to click the links in their signatures to go to their site to sign up for something that will most likely rip you off... there have been some weirder ones lately that just say "interesting, thanks for sharing" or something like that... no clue what they are all about... i dont think its computerized because to sign up, you have to go through a captcha and a computer cannot recognize one to my knowledge
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:45 PM   #13
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Just as a side note also:

If you have FaceBook, there is a YouTube virus going around that says your friends are sending you videos. BE CAREFUL, since it seems to be a worm and trojan, and whatever else they can come up with.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:25 PM   #14
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Just as a side note also:

If you have FaceBook, there is a YouTube virus going around that says your friends are sending you videos. BE CAREFUL, since it seems to be a worm and trojan, and whatever else they can come up with.

One of the latest and sort of nasty trojans. You can read about it here: snopes.com: YouTube/Facebook Virus
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Janet is on top of it! WHOO!
Do you live in Spokane Janet?
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:46 AM   #16
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Janet is on top of it! WHOO!
Do you live in Spokane Janet?
No - but that would be fun..... Tri-Cities instead.
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Ah! I used to work in Connell, and stay off Road 100 in Pasco. Too hot down there for me!
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I don't think any of these spammers are using sigs....
I guess I should ask what the definition of spamming is, on this forum. If you have a link in your signature line that leads to a business website... isn't that spamming? It's one thing to post a link to your blog about fish, but isn't it considered spamming to post a link to, say, a plumbing shop? Or a place that sells "discount" cell phones? Especially if the post adds nothing constructive to the thread. If folks want to advertise, shouldn't they pay like all the other legitimate advertisers here do? And then there's always the possibility that the link in the signature line leads you to a compromised page that may try to serve you a virus. This type of spam is here, definitely.

I've kind of given up on reporting what I consider spam because of what Ahab mentioned. Not only do you have to wait a minute between reports, but the script used to report the spam seems to lock things up for a good 30 seconds before you get your browser back. That, and the fact that I've seen what I consider "signature line spam" stick around for weeks... it just seems like it isn't a big priority.
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I would agree on your definition of spamming, Kurt. I too noticed the lag issue with the report post button. I think we all agree the wait time to submit another report is a bit annoying to say the least.

I'm not aware of any recent spammers that make it longer than a day or so on here. Typically the reported posts get Mod/Admin attention within hours from what I've noticed.
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