What To Do When Someone is SPAMMING THIS FORUM

by Jill Carpenter 124 replies
Hi guys,

Just hit the report button please, and don't bother to comment on the thread.

Paul Myers revealed to me that if you comment right under the spammer you risk your name being too close to the spammer and a technical error can occur such as your account getting wiped out by accident. Rare occurrence, but apparently has happened in the past.

Look for the little red triangle and hit it.

If it is hit enough times, the post will go poof.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #forum #spamming
  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    **** it Jill. I have reported more than 8 of them this morning. The threads get deleted, but dude is not banned and keeps on keeping on.

    I think the ban button is broken this morning.

    But hey, not my problem is it?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Here is another word of warning too - if you are even thinking about checking those links or downloading you may want to think again.

      You might get something very evil on your computer if you do.

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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      **** it Jill. I have reported more than 8 of them this morning. The threads get deleted, but dude is not banned and keeps on keeping on.

      I think the ban button is broken this morning.

      But hey, not my problem is it?
      I understand but commenting on their thread will not make them go away any faster. All it does is brings the threads back to the top of the forum so these idiots get even more exposure before they are banned.

      If we all just ignore them and report the post they will be gone soon enough.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Coverdale
        Hey! Guess what!!

        I have been banned for spamming when I commented on a spammers thread and when I got in touch with support they said I was mistakenly banned.

        Pretty cool huh?

        Spammers will always be here, and I just can't help myself. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      **** it Jill. I have reported more than 8 of them this morning. The threads get deleted, but dude is not banned and keeps on keeping on.
      That's because the mods are too busy deleting your threads and posts -- the spammers will have to wait.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
    Banned
    I just hit a banner ad here...that lead to a WSO...that sells a piece of software...that SPAMS FORUMS. Hilarious. But the developers assure us it's "LEGALL" (stet).
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Coverdale
      Originally Posted by The Copy Nazi View Post

      I just hit a banner ad here...that lead to a WSO...that sells a piece of software...that SPAMS FORUMS. Hilarious. But the developers assure us it's "LEGALL" (stet).
      Oh Mal.

      How I miss your true humour.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by The Copy Nazi View Post

        I just hit a banner ad here...that lead to a WSO...that sells a piece of software...that SPAMS FORUMS.
        Unfortunately the Banner at the top will not Ban er'.
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        • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
          I'd add to what Jill said.

          If a spammer adds something to an existing thread don't quote them. Otherwise when the spammer + their post disappear, their post (sometimes including the spam link) is left behind in the quote.
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryC
    Thanks, Jill, I never even noticed that button. I also see there's an "add infraction" button. I think I'll ignore that one for now, but it's good to be able to report blatant spam posts.

    Edit: it's probably a good thing that these buttons are not too easy to find. Otherwise, that could be another form of spamming, which is a problem on sites like YouTube, where people like to "report" videos they don't like, or just for the hell of it.
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    • Originally Posted by LarryC View Post

      ... it's probably a good thing that these buttons are not too easy to find. Otherwise, that could be another form of spamming, which is a problem on sites like YouTube, where people like to "report" videos they don't like, or just for the hell of it.
      Not that this is important to this thread, I just want to get but it off my chest a similar experience. I was simurly attacked on ezine becuse a person with a simular product falsely reported on his computition to get their articles banned or whatever. Frustrating to say the least.

      Hope that sort of thing isn't happening here, although it appears that the potential for that sort of abuse exists.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Jill,
    Paul Myers revealed to me that if you comment right under the spammer you risk your name being too close to the spammer and a technical error can occur such as your account getting wiped out by accident. Rare occurrence, but apparently has happened in the past.
    That's not a technical glitch. It's human error. I fat-moused an account that way last week.

    It's very uncommon, but that doesn't make it any less annoying and inconvenient for the person who gets zapped. I think, between the bunch of us, it's happened 4 times in the past 3 years. Twice to the same person, bless her forgiving soul.

    Lots of good advice in this thread, but there's one thing that was left out:

    Don't Panic

    There will occasionally be times when there's no moderator watching things. Just report the stuff and remain calm. The fact that things don't disappear immediately might be for that simple reason.

    Putting insulting comments about the moderation team in the reports isn't going to make things happen any faster.


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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Boisvert
      Putting insulting comments about the moderation team in the reports isn't going to make things happen any faster.
      Well that takes the fun out of it!

      I usually try to quote Monty Python in my complaints..."Spam and eggs", "Egg Bacon and Spam","egg, bacon, sausage and spam"...and so on.

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    • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Lots of good advice in this thread, but there's one thing that was left out:

      Don't Panic
      LOL! But when you see a troll posting thread after thread with download links for WSOs or something equally despicable, all the while rubbing his warty little hands together and jumping up and down in glee, it's hard to stay calm and wait for him to be banned.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Paul,

      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Jill,That's not a technical glitch. It's human error. I fat-moused an account that way last week.
      I was just trying to make you look good. I know you would never make a mistake. It's always the computers fault or a software error.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Ken Strong View Post

      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      **** it Jill. I have reported more than 8 of them this morning. The threads get deleted, but dude is not banned and keeps on keeping on.

      That's because the mods are too busy deleting your threads and posts -- the spammers will have to wait.

      LOL Good point. :p


      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Lots of good advice in this thread, but there's one thing that was left out:

      Don't Panic

      There will occasionally be times when there's no moderator watching things. Just report the stuff and remain calm. The fact that things don't disappear immediately might be for that simple reason.

      Putting insulting comments about the moderation team in the reports isn't going to make things happen any faster.

      Sorry guys.

      I was a little testy this morning.

      Not to be making excuses, but I did have surgery yesterday and I am about out of pain pills. Dammit... When the pain pills are gone, all I will have left to keep my sanity is my children, who may be beaten quicker and more frequently than normal. :p


      p.s. For those concerned about possible abuse... It is a joke...
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by tpw View Post


        Not to be making excuses, but I did have surgery yesterday and I am about out of pain pills. Dammit... When the pain pills are gone, all I will have left to keep my sanity .........................
        Holy cow. You have delusions of sanity? Send me some of those things wouldjya?


        I guess I won't be making the reply to spam posts anymore either. Nuts - I enjoyed that and always figured those replies served as a notice to any of the other potential spammers that they won't go far doing that.

        Silence isn't my usual mode. I'm sure that I could find more worthy ways to achieve banning than flaming spammers though. Off to find a new hobby.
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    • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Putting insulting comments about the moderation team in the reports isn't going to make things happen any faster.
      Just out of curiosity....has anyone ever been banned for doing that?

      I would think it would...but would like to verify before opening mouth.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
        Originally Posted by Floyd Fisher View Post

        Just out of curiosity....has anyone ever been banned for doing that?

        I would think it would...but would like to verify before opening mouth.
        Probably not directly, as I get the impression that the mods have pretty thick skin. But someone who would insult the mods on any kind of regular basis is probably insulting other members as well, and is more likely to be causing other problems in the forum.

        And anytime it comes down to a borderline situation, or when it's something subjective and a mod can exercise their discretion, they're certainly going to be less charitable to people who have a habit of making the mods' (unpaid) jobs more unpleasant and difficult.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
          Hmm, the Matrix.

          I always liked that - the movies that is.
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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
            Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

            Hmm, the Matrix.

            I always liked that - the movies that is.
            {rubs eyes}{looks at screen}
            Yep, She did it again!

            ~MM~
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    I just gave Paul a big Fat Thank You. No I didn't say he was Fat, but then...

    Paul please note the thanks under my brownie points that I get for thanking you.

    Just send all my post to the top of the Main Marketing Discussion forum. That way I will not be spamming, because it will be brownie points showing up. :p

    Sorry guys I just had to throw a little humor into the thread.

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    • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
      Originally Posted by Ken Leatherman View Post

      Sorry guys I just had to throw a little humor into the thread.

      Ken
      I heard a big thunk, I think it might have hit someone. Maybe it wasn't as little as you thought...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

    Hi guys,

    Just hit the report button please, and don't bother to comment on the thread.

    Paul Myers revealed to me that if you comment right under the spammer you risk your name being too close to the spammer and a technical error can occur such as your account getting wiped out by accident. Rare occurrence, but apparently has happened in the past.

    Look for the little red triangle and hit it.

    If it is hit enough times, the post will go poof.
    Yep, it happened to me, but luckily not all of my posts were deleted. All of the THREADS I had started were erased, including my most successful WSO ever (up to that date).

    It's a shame, because I used to love messing with spammer's heads.

    Now I just click the red triangle.

    All the best,
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Thanks for the reminder, Jill. I've used that little red triangle quite a few times - for spammers and also for new members who post a bunch of similar one-liners in the space of a few minutes just to get their post count up :rolleyes:.

      The mods are great about quickly getting rid of them once they've been reported. I do understand the temptation to respond to them as they are so irritating, but reporting them is easy and far more effective.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Hi

        How we all doin' today?
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        • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

          Hi

          How we all doin' today?
          Lol. And. Another reason for not commenting on spammers, and especially not quoting them, is that if the spammer is leaving a comment in a legitimate thread their post may live on in your quote even if the spammer and his/her post is banned.

          The mindless bot that's running riot right now will go along with all other posts, quoted or not
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    Here we go again!!!

    ~MM~
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

      Here we go again!!!

      ~MM~
      I bumped my own thread. lol

      I am such a little spammer.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        I bumped my own thread. lol

        I am such a little spammer.
        Yeah, had you waited just 2 more seconds then it would have been me that bumped it...lol

        ~MM~
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        I bumped my own thread. lol

        I am such a little spammer.
        As someone who I know appreciates this forum as much as you do, you'll be glad to know I reported you for spamming your own thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    The little red triangle for my head doesn't fit. But I think a new Tin Foil Triangle would help me and all spammers. As I'm giving useful information this doesn't count as spamming. Does it?


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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
      Originally Posted by Ken Leatherman View Post

      The little red triangle for my head doesn't fit. But I think a new Tin Foil Triangle would help me and all spammers. As I'm giving useful information this doesn't count as spamming. Does it?


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      Have a Great Day!
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

        Here ya go Ken



        Have a Great Day!
        Michael
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

          You forgot the cap for the dog
          On $hit you're right!
          I'll work on it after dinner.

          Thanks,
          Have a Great Day!
          Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Doggone, Thanks Michael. I look much younger in my new hat. But still waiting on the dog's hat.

    But don't make the dog look younger than me.

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  • Profile picture of the author BigRichLane
    IMHO you guys are a little ban happy. the mod for this section of the forum is not even online and my thread was deleted in less than 10 minutes for offering free training? i am a paying war room member not a spammer. give it a rest people!
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Rich,
      IMHO you guys are a little ban happy.
      If that was the case, you'd have been banned for posting a recruiting ad in a discussion section.

      Paying for War Room access gets you the privileges that go with it. It does not exempt you from the rules.


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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Mr. Wells,

    From time to time that may and does occur. However, IMO, most folks here stay above board when reporting a thread.

    Not only that the "Actual Moderators" are pretty smart about picking up on an "assassination" attempt by someone on someone else.

    Now I have my brownie points in for the day.

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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    I had my thread deleted today because I was thinking of making a WSO out of it.

    Guess I won't now since apparently the WF doesn't want me to make WSO's out of my threads.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by Cataclysm1987 View Post

      I had my thread deleted today because I was thinking of making a WSO out of it.

      Guess I won't now since apparently the WF doesn't want me to make WSO's out of my threads.
      That's right.

      They like you to use the WSO section and pay for it like everyone else has too.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by Cataclysm1987 View Post

      I had my thread deleted today because I was thinking of making a WSO out of it.
      Really? When I did that two years ago, I got banned for a week.

      Primarily because we have an ongoing and persistent problem with people starting threads about "why doesn't someone make THIS product?" when they have already made it. Then, when people act interested and he can see the market potential, HEY PRESTO there's a WSO.

      That's advertising, not discussion, and it's against the rules. Trouble is, sometimes it's hard to tell whether someone's advertising or honestly thinking about creating a new product - and mistakes get made. Oh well. Suck it up and live with it.

      Unless, of course, you were actually advertising and deserved to get your thread deleted. In which case it serves you right. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

    That's right.

    They like you to use the WSO section and pay for it like everyone else has too.
    Cool.

    I'll remember that when I launch my forum spamming WSO.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      I'll remember that when I launch my forum spamming WSO.
      Don't even joke about that idea. We recently banned a prominent member for 30 days for advocating spamming this forum. What makes you think we won't just remove you entirely if you do that?


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      • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
        I didn't say spamming this forum.

        And for the record Paul, if you look up a few posts, you'll see someone is ALREADY promoting a wso that spams forums, on a WF banner ad, no less.

        Just making light of the situation, which is already occurring.

        See the following quote:

        Originally Posted by The Copy Nazi View Post

        I just hit a banner ad here...that lead to a WSO...that sells a piece of software...that SPAMS FORUMS. Hilarious. But the developers assure us it's "LEGALL" (stet).
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      • Profile picture of the author BigRichLane
        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

        Don't even joke about that idea. We recently banned a prominent member for 30 days for advocating spamming this forum. What makes you think we won't just remove you entirely if you do that?


        Paul
        last time i checked post count doesn't give you any authority. so out of curiosity where should i have posted my thread instead of the general internet marketing section? and my comment about being a war room member had nothing to do with me thinking im about the rules its just when i post something that is even giving something away for free and its deleted without notification or explanation just because.... is BS in my book. i gave this site 40 dollars at least just move the thread to the correct location.
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        • Profile picture of the author BigRichLane
          Originally Posted by BigRichLane View Post

          last time i checked post count doesn't give you any authority. so out of curiosity where should i have posted my thread instead of the general internet marketing section? and my comment about being a war room member had nothing to do with me thinking im about the rules its just when i post something that is even giving something away for free and its deleted without notification or explanation just because.... is BS in my book. i gave this site 40 dollars at least just move the thread to the correct location.
          not trying to sound like an a$$ its just kind of frustrating sometimes how strict things get around here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    If I decided to build a niche site and email list on "Viagra" and I sent them all an email would that automatically make me a spammer?

    Or just a spanner?

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I had my thread deleted today because I was thinking of making a WSO out of it.

      Guess I won't now since apparently the WF doesn't want me to make WSO's out of my threads.
      A thread about a method or strategy will run just fine - until you mention it's going to be/may be/ could be your WSO. That makes it promotional.

      A thread is where you share information - a WSO is where you sell it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Eric,
    And for the record Paul, if you look up a few posts, you'll see someone is ALREADY promoting a wso that spams forums, on a WF banner ad, no less.
    Link, please. It will go away.

    Rich,
    last time i checked post count doesn't give you any authority.
    To quote Clint Eastwood and Randy Travis, "Don't reach for the honey without smokin' the hive."


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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    I sincerely agree with what you said on this post. It has been very eye opening for me.

    Great post!

    Wow that really makes me think.

    That's how I feel too!

    *insert another generic spammy comment*

    Seriously though- I think I've got the slowest mouse in the West. I know a lot of people complain about these spammy comments, but I don't really see em all that much.

    Maybe Im just lucky with my thread searching?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by Justin Stowe View Post


      Seriously though- I think I've got the slowest mouse in the West. I know a lot of people complain about these spammy comments, but I don't really see em all that much.

      Maybe Im just lucky with my thread searching?
      There was an incident this morning with what appeared to look like an automated bot. So I devilishly spammed my own post to bring it back up. It was easier and quicker to give a bump than to start something new.
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      • Profile picture of the author dbarnum
        Note that you can also use that triangle to report abusive threads, too, like with blatant cursing, porn and other content that some posts have that's not for general audiences. Just a heads up on that. In fact, you use it to report:

        spam, advertising messages, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts.


        (That info above actually pops up when you click it, FYI, then you fill in the blank with any notes).
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        • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
          Originally Posted by dbarnum View Post

          Note that you can also use that triangle to report abusive threads, too, like with blatant cursing, porn and other content that some posts have that's not for general audiences.
          I wish there was some kind of magic triangle like this that can be used offline.

          For instance, I'm in the library right now and there's some noisy kids nearby. If only I could somehow triangle those kids to make them disappear or whatever happens when a person gets triangled. That would be excellent.
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          • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
            Originally Posted by mojojuju View Post

            If only I could somehow triangle those kids to make them disappear or whatever happens when a person gets triangled. That would be excellent.
            Are you in Bermuda, by any chance?
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            • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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              Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

              Are you in Bermuda, by any chance?
              Nobody is, Istvan. Bermuda disappeared without trace. Don't you read the newspapers? :p
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            • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
              Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

              Are you in Bermuda, by any chance?
              No, but it's always the first place I look when I can't find my car keys.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    What To Do When Someone is SPAMMING THIS FORUM

    Umm...? Bump this thread?

    Did I win?
    No? - Dang!

    ~MM~
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      You gots to give it a royal bump for the win.

      "The bump I was trying to hide could be the future king of England."

      - Bruce Oldfield


      Oh crap. That didn't work either.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Remember - don't quote the spammers!
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by MarissaTAVision View Post

        Jill-
        I also have one more question, I am confused about the signature..what exactly can someone post there? You explained that you can't put an affiliate link..can I put the link to the company I work for, their homepage?
        Sorry for a delayed reply! Better late than never.

        Marissa, it should be sites you own/control. Or if there is a page on that site that you manage. Or if your service is listed on a page sometimes. It is a fine line - in your circumstance I'd contact the help desk on the issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lex Redbone
    I'd click the red triangle AND IGNORE the spammer!

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    I curl up into the fetal position and rock myself back and forth until they stop.
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  • Profile picture of the author commoditytrainer
    I haven't done it, click on the triangle, because I am not too much in this forum, and there are a lot of great people in the forum, but the thing to do is ignore the person and let the moderators take care of the obvious spam post whereby they have nothing to contribute to the forum. Contribution is key and if nothing is contributed then they are a taker, err, spammer, and not a giver to the forum to teach and let others learn and grow.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by commoditytrainer View Post

      I haven't done it, click on the triangle, because I am not too much in this forum, and there are a lot of great people in the forum, but the thing to do is ignore the person and let the moderators take care of the obvious spam post whereby they have nothing to contribute to the forum. Contribution is key and if nothing is contributed then they are a taker, err, spammer, and not a giver to the forum to teach and let others learn and grow.
      Members are Moderators:

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...moderator.html

      Give a hoot. Don't pollute. And go ahead and moderate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heidi White
    Just a reminder for everyone to check your 'blog' and or 'visitor' page if you have one activated. Since these areas of the forum are often neglected for months at a time - it's not uncommon for a spammer to have their links sitting pretty in your own little section of the WF.

    I'm just sayin.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      My Mook bought me a dress once. It was way too small.

      He's not a psychopath, but he is a bit loony.
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        My Mook bought me a dress once. It was way too small.

        He's not a psychopath, but he is a bit loony.

        If I were buying you dresses too, I'd make damn sure they were too small, so I can see more of you when I take a look.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          If I were buying you dresses too, I'd make damn sure they were too small, so I can see more of you when I take a look.
          You'll be seeing probably more than you want to see of me next month.
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          If I were buying you dresses too, I'd make damn sure they were too small, so I can see more of you when I take a look.
          Or a see through one, or even an imaginary one?

          You'll be seeing probably more than you want to see of me next month.
          Oh goody gum drops! Send me a link too. I have more teeth than Bill.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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    Jill necro-bumped a thread! I would never do something like that!

    I keed. This thread needs to be seen again.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Ugly toys? what?
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Nice we have some detailed instructions on how to deal with spam
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by dagaul101 View Post

      Nice we have some detailed instructions on how to deal with spam
      You are welcome.

      Any idea what the weather is like in Bangladesh this time of year?
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  • Thanks for making such post.

    Today one of newbie doing such. Named as "sajghor"

    I have PM him that please don't do such it will not make an good impression on other and also Mod will delete your thread too or may be he will banned you for some time but still he is doing.

    Please tell him not to do such.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by seoglobalexperts004 View Post

      Thanks for making such post.

      Today one of newbie doing such. Named as "sajghor"

      I have PM him that please don't do such it will not make an good impression on other and also Mod will delete your thread too or may be he will banned you for some time but still he is doing.

      Please tell him not to do such.
      I'm not sure if there is a pilot behind that wheel.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarissaTAVision
    Jill-
    I also have one more question, I am confused about the signature..what exactly can someone post there? You explained that you can't put an affiliate link..can I put the link to the company I work for, their homepage?
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  • Profile picture of the author meltingwaves
    Hola,

    Thanks for the heads up! Much appreciated. The forum is the only authority that can really do anything about it so that makes total sense.
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    Dave, my man... What a waste of a day and a life....
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  • Profile picture of the author rooze
    So that's the second time today we've been inundated with the 'Alexa Smith' scam virus. Is there any way to block people so you can't see their posts? I'd sooner switch off the forum spammers and not have to view repetitive posts all with the same content.
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    • Profile picture of the author GMD
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      Originally Posted by rooze View Post

      So that's the second time today we've been inundated with the 'Alexa Smith' scam virus. Is there any way to block people so you can't see their posts? I'd sooner switch off the forum spammers and not have to view repetitive posts all with the same content.
      What good would that do? That person who's been doing the "Alexa Smith" postings will get banned and then create a whole new account and repeat the process.

      It's just a question of ignoring them. It's not foolproof, but it's a strategy.
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      • Profile picture of the author rooze
        Originally Posted by GMD View Post

        What good would that do? That person who's been doing the "Alexa Smith" postings will get banned and then create a whole new account and repeat the process.

        It's just a question of ignoring them. It's not foolproof, but it's a strategy.
        It would do a LOT of good. All of those spam posts were around for quite a while earlier today and were appearing on just about all of the top 20 posts on the Main IM Forum. If I could click a button next to the spammers name, I could make all posts by that person invisible, then I wouldn't have to read the same old crap posted by the same person on 20+ threads.

        To me that seems like a GOOD idea, and I'm just asking if it's a feature which may already exist, and I just haven't seen it.
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        • Profile picture of the author GMD
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          Originally Posted by rooze View Post

          It would do a LOT of good. All of those spam posts were around for quite a while earlier today and were appearing on just about all of the top 20 posts on the Main IM Forum. If I could click a button next to the spammers name, I could make all posts by that person invisible, then I wouldn't have to read the same old crap posted by the same person on 20+ threads.

          To me that seems like a GOOD idea, and I'm just asking if it's a feature which may already exist, and I just haven't seen it.
          I understand what you mean now -- sure, that would be one way to stop seeing that one person's particular postings.

          And of course if the same stuff started showing up under a new ID, it would help. That makes much more sense now.

          I believe however there's an "ignore" list somewhere. Where I don't remember.

          In the specific case that you've mention, it did, indeed, take a long time for a mod to get to that. Maybe cause it's a weekend/holiday?
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        • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
          Originally Posted by rooze View Post

          If I could click a button next to the spammers name, I could make all posts by that person invisible...
          Actually, you can: just click the little red triangle with the ! in it and - if enough people (members) do it - the idiot's posts will go away automatically. Which doesn't mean they will not be banned, too, by a mod later
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          • Profile picture of the author rooze
            Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

            Actually, you can: just click the little red triangle with the ! in it and - if enough people (members) do it - the idiot's posts will go away automatically. Which doesn't mean they will not be banned, too, by a mod later
            Thanks for that too. I suspect most people are aware of these things I'm just a day late and a dollar short per usual :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by rooze View Post

      So that's the second time today we've been inundated with the 'Alexa Smith' scam virus.
      LOL, the irony of it: I've "gone viral", apparently, and I'm not even selling/promoting anything here.

      The thing to do is report those posts, and the moderators will remove them.

      Originally Posted by rooze View Post

      Is there any way to block people so you can't see their posts?
      Yes - you can put people on an "ignore" list (which is what I did myself, a long time ago, under his real name, with the indivudual who's now making all the posts about me - and that meant as a bonus I didn't see his private messages, which said the same things, as well his posts. Not so easy when he keeps changing his damn name all the time, admittedly ... but at least that way we get the rather weird irony that it's someone remaining anonymous who's questioning the identity of someone who made the (entirely unnecessary) mistake of using her real name here! ).

      Click on "User CP" (top left) and then "edit options", and scroll down the left-hand side a little - under "settings and options" you'll see "edit ignore list".
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  • Profile picture of the author nycbroker
    Isn't your original post spamming? LOL.
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    control panel > settings and options > ignore list
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  • Profile picture of the author EllesBelles
    There has been at least four different profiles posting that exact same message today.

    Eurgh.

    Hey Alexa - what did you do to him? Stand him up or something? He seems to have a big grudge!
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    • Profile picture of the author GMD
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      Originally Posted by EllesBelles View Post

      There has been at least four different profiles posting that exact same message today.

      Eurgh.

      Hey Alexa - what did you do to him? Stand him up or something? He seems to have a big grudge!
      Nothing is worth replying to. I reiterate this forum is about internet marketing and everything that goes along with it.

      Personally, I don't care who people SAY they are or who they REALLY are. What concerns me is the value of the information that they're offering. Sure, there are a lot of people here who aren't who they say they are, but who cares?

      It's about the money and earning an honest living. If you're really a guy posing as a woman on this forum I don't care -- neither should anybody else.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by EllesBelles View Post

      Hey Alexa - what did you do to him? Stand him up or something?
      Not really, but that was more or less how he saw it, anyway.

      This is a person in some very stressful and unpleasant circumstances, whose thought-processes (as so many have noticed) sometimes aren't altogether rational, for a variety of unfortunate reasons, some of which are actually not his own fault, to be fair.

      I bear him no ill-will at all. I tried to help him and was ultimately unable to, and eventually had to draw a line.

      There was a lot I didn't originally know about him, and when I first started talking with him I was only 18/19, myself, and I might handle such a situation altogether differently now.

      I've never been or felt judgmental about him, or about his circumstances - not to his face and not behind his back. I hope his circumstances improve, though I suspect at the moment the opposite may be the case. I encourage the many others here who know who he is and a little about "the story" not to think ill of him, in spite of his behavior here. I wish him no harm at all, albeit that (like so many others here) I do wish he'd stop posting!

      But saying this doesn't help (which is partly why I haven't said more about this in the past), when someone isn't altogether responsible for his actions.

      I haven't spoken with him or replied to him for a very long time, now, but he has - intermittently - contacted me with fulsome apologies for his actions here (doubtless entirely sincere, at the times they were sent) and assurances of no repetition, which have indeed typically been followed by long silences from him ... until his next "posting outbreak".

      It all depends "how things are going for him", clearly.

      I'd really be very grateful if people would please simply "report" his posts, not reply to them, not "quote" them, and not even keep messaging me about them (very grateful indeed though I am for all the unreservedly kind support, I hasten to add!! ).

      There it is: I have no more to add.
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  • Profile picture of the author EllesBelles
    Oh wow. Okay - I hope that didn't come across nosily, I was just curious. I don't think it came across as playfully as it was intended in my post!

    I hope his circumstances improve, and I'll report the posts when I see them.

    All the best
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by EllesBelles View Post

      Oh wow. Okay - I hope that didn't come across nosily, I was just curious. I don't think it came across as playfully as it was intended in my post!
      No problem at all - don't worry! I was quite pleased to have an opportunity to explain what's going on to a huge number of people wondering. On the one hand, one doesn't necessarily want to draw too much attention to it, but on the other hand, it was convenient to say something. Your question kindly provided me with an opportunity to try to strike that "balance".
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    I just found your PM. Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      yeah, spam, don't you just love it?

      it's the price you pay for popularity...

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      it's been very crazy today - man oh man, I don't envy the mods, I really don't.
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      • Profile picture of the author AdenWhite
        Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

        yeah, spam, don't you just love it?

        it's the price you pay for popularity...

        { { { { {hugs to Alexa } } }

        it's been very crazy today - man oh man, I don't envy the mods, I really don't.
        Too right, it's been on every thread I'm subscribed to!
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

        man oh man, I don't envy the mods, I really don't.
        No indeed ... exactly what I've been thinking, recently. And here's a good place to express my gratitude to them, as ever, for all they do (behind the scenes as well as in front), to prevent a forum with 450,000 members from descending into a madhouse. I suspect it's quite some achievement.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

    Hi guys,

    Just hit the report button please, and don't bother to comment on the thread.

    Paul Myers revealed to me that if you comment right under the spammer you risk your name being too close to the spammer and a technical error can occur such as your account getting wiped out by accident. Rare occurrence, but apparently has happened in the past.

    Look for the little red triangle and hit it.

    If it is hit enough times, the post will go poof.

    Funny, I have been here for four years and never noticed any of this !!
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        Is it too early to start drinking?
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

          Is it too early to start drinking?
          Never Jill. Never.
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        • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

          Is it too early to start drinking?
          It is always after 5 o'clock somewhere in the world!
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  • Profile picture of the author wizzard74
    Is someone going to deal with this joker once and for all?

    Getting really fed up of adding this person to my ignore list. Everytime you think something new has been posted, it's this joker with some form of vendetta. Suggest who ever you are, take it elsewhere. If you're not happy with something go and call the police.
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      Originally Posted by wizzard74 View Post

      ... call the police.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by wizzard74 View Post

      Is someone going to deal with this joker once and for all?

      Getting really fed up of adding this person to my ignore list. Everytime you think something new has been posted, it's this joker with some form of vendetta. Suggest who ever you are, take it elsewhere. If you're not happy with something go and call the police.
      Just ignore it and enjoy reporting him. He is a very sad and deranged man who clearly has nothing to do all day but make up nonsense and spend all day creating new accounts, hiding behind proxies, to try and discredit people.

      The fact is it's a very sad reflection on a very sad man. I feel desperately sorry for him and I'm extremely grateful I didn't wind up with the deep rooted issues he so clearly has.

      Eventually he'll have to stop to drink some water, eat some food and have a sleep. He's been at this for ages now. Pity the man, I certainly do. Heaven help his next door neighbours as well.

      Besides, the longer he does this, the more people wind up laughing at him. He just doesn't know when to stop bless him.
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  • Profile picture of the author wizzard74
    I do have 3/4 of a bottle of bells I feel like going through right now
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by wizzard74 View Post

      I do have 3/4 of a bottle of bells I feel like going through right now
      If only Stafford was closer to London, Richard. I'd be round in a shot (or for a shot, or two...or the bottle)
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      • Profile picture of the author wizzard74
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        If only Stafford was closer to London, Richard. I'd be round in a shot (or for a shot, or two...or the bottle)
        That's a shame
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    All my socks and pens seem to disappear into the bermuda triangle
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      I have three children under the age of 13 in my house. I have my own personal Bermuda Triangle. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
    Egads - they're rampant this morning. Time to bump this thread and get those report buttons going.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I have hit the little red triangle more times than we care. However, the poster continues posting about the wonders of see alice and rorex reprica. There must be a lot of alice users. Well, here anyway. People should have their first 20 messages sent to a moderation queue. That is what I do in my forum that has over 40,000 members to prevent spam messages.
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      Hey guys, listen to Tuco - When you have to shoot, shoot! Don't talk.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    Relevant bump time before this clown comes back. Just hit the triangle and report the sucker. The mods will make him disappear. He's not reading your replies and quoting the message helps no one.

    I suggest if he isn't tired yet that we make a game out of it. The challenge? Make his posts disappear faster than he can put them up.

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