Spammers be like...

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ohaimark
Kingpin

31 Oct 2016, 03:33

Much Anthony Hopkins. Very affiliate. Such Cialis. Spamwow.

I wonder how the bots navigate our sign up process. It'd be interesting to peer into one's inner works to see what makes it tick.

Reminder: do not reply to spam topics.

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seebart
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31 Oct 2016, 05:14

:o :(
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002
Topre Enthusiast

31 Oct 2016, 05:19

Seems to be a bit of a resurgence lately...I've banned 5 of these shit-stains in the last 3 days

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seebart
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31 Oct 2016, 06:09

I'd say it's pretty random but I don't really know. Of course the more "prominent" DT get's in the grand scheme of online madness...

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002
Topre Enthusiast

31 Oct 2016, 07:12

I checked the ban history and it seems to come in small waves -- generally months apart. Before these Russian ones, the last decent wave was in March where 9 spammers were banned. The most out-of-control one was in January, 2015 where I basically had to blacklist all of Pakistan

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

31 Oct 2016, 07:14

So there will be no Cialis GB?

Oh meh :(

Rimrul

31 Oct 2016, 19:12

I really hoped for that russian credit card GB.

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ohaimark
Kingpin

01 Nov 2016, 06:51

Some of the spam is getting pretty nasty.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

01 Nov 2016, 07:04

Just reported the last Russian spam posted by a new user located in Benin :lol:

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002
Topre Enthusiast

01 Nov 2016, 08:30

Thanks -- it's been crazy today. Banned about 5-6 accounts so far.

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fohat
Elder Messenger

01 Nov 2016, 13:10

I have never been able to understand the mentality of wasting my valuable time for no purpose other than to vex and irritate other people.

Acrimony-based debates, arguments, even fights I can understand, but not mindless anonymous harassment of total strangers.

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infodroid

01 Nov 2016, 16:48

fohat wrote: I have never been able to understand the mentality of wasting my valuable time for no purpose other than to vex and irritate other people.
I suspect the spammers are people who have responded to "earn money working from home" adverts. They don't care about irritating you. It's not personal, it's their livelihood.

As for nonsense spam messages with no links, they are designed to test whether the forum has spam filters and moderators, and how good they are.

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chuckdee

01 Nov 2016, 21:58

infodroid wrote:
fohat wrote: I have never been able to understand the mentality of wasting my valuable time for no purpose other than to vex and irritate other people.
I suspect the spammers are people who have responded to "earn money working from home" adverts. They don't care about irritating you. It's not personal, it's their livelihood.

As for nonsense spam messages with no links, they are designed to test whether the forum has spam filters and moderators, and how good they are.
This. And they deal in volume, because someone is going to be stupid enough to click, and generate revenue.

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scottc

01 Nov 2016, 23:02

Wodan wrote: So there will be no Cialis GB?

Oh meh :(
:lol: amazing :lol:

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fohat
Elder Messenger

02 Nov 2016, 15:10

At least with political robo-calls to my home phone, I know that they will be over in a week.

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seebart
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02 Nov 2016, 15:13

fohat wrote: At least with political robo-calls to my home phone, I know that they will be over in a week.
Are those Trump robo-calls? :o :?

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