Spammers spotted, keep your eyes peeled and report them.

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I've noticed a rash of old threads being resurrected by spammers posting gibberish as a first post.

If you click a topic and find yourself looking at an old thread, go the last post. If it's one of these gibberish posts, look for the little red and white triangle do-hickey under the username. Click it and report the spam post.

Spammers like this are like cockroaches, only without the cuteness factor. They need to be exterminated, but the best we can do is report them and let the mods step on them.

Be careful out there...
#eyes #peeled #report #spammers #spotted
  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    Be vewy, vewy quiet...

    I'm huntin' spammers...

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    ETA: Cockroach cuteness factor? They're only cute after they've been stepped on.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    If only fish would eat cockroaches, you would have no problem reeling in the next big one.
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    @John: Thank you for the reminder. We're seeing some who are posting the exactly same words just to raise their post count. These should be reported, too, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author WebUs
    Isn't that the point of having moderators, to get rid of the spammers? Is this the new age witch hunt or is it just me?
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    • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
      Originally Posted by WebUs View Post

      Isn't that the point of having moderators, to get rid of the spammers? Is this the new age witch hunt or is it just me?

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...moderator.html
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by WebUs View Post

      Isn't that the point of having moderators, to get rid of the spammers? Is this the new age witch hunt or is it just me?

      It is just you.

      This forum has over half a million members and fewer than a dozen moderators.

      To strengthen the forum, we have a "member moderator" system, where users can see something that a mod might not see on their own, and the member can hit the report button to advise the mods to take a look at the item.

      This thread is the result of a senior member advising people to keep on alert for opportunities to hit the report button and to advise the mods to smoke these cockroaches.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebUs
    Hey guys sorry for the noob comment I just thought yall were playing god for ****s and giggles. Please excuse my brain fart lol
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  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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    The worst one by far was one I've seen today. A new thread opened about getting your girlfriend to understand you, or something like that.

    Then he points to his signature where he has his affiliate link.

    lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Rymico
    Yea, I hit the triangle in mobile marketing this morning. Seven threads posted on and three we word for word one liner posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    Well spammers will always be there. What can we do. Hopefully we can trust the War room memebers a bit more though.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      cxckmasd21 is currently doing the rounds cookie stuffing this section of the forum as well.
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      Wibble, bark, my old man's a mushroom etc...

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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Rymico View Post

        Yea, I hit the triangle in mobile marketing this morning. Seven threads posted on and three we word for word one liner posts.
        Good point. When you spot this kind of behavior, note it in your report. That way you only have to report one post, but you let the mod who draws it know to look beyond the single post.

        A couple of clicks on their end, and it's like the crud was never there.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lance K
          Just set a reminder on my phone to revisit and respond to this thread in about 9 months. :p



          This happened to me about a short while back. I started reading a thread only to realize that some nimrod drug up a thread that was a year old. They didn't last long.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        cxckmasd21 is currently doing the rounds cookie stuffing this section of the forum as well.
        Ah yes, I wondered if that was cookie stuffing. Nothing visible in his posts themselves (except they were nonsense-posts) but when you looked at "other posts by ... " some funny-looking hidden links showed up in the listing of the posts, which couldn't be seen in the actual posts. That, together with the strange username, made we wonder if it was a "bot". Curiously, he'd made about 15 posts and stopped ...
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    All the cookie stuffers I've come across are promoting two well known web hosting companies. Should they be reported to the companies as rogue affiliates too?
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

      All the cookie stuffers I've come across are promoting two well known web hosting companies. Should they be reported to the companies as rogue affiliates too?
      Carol, it couldn't hurt.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

      All the cookie stuffers I've come across are promoting two well known web hosting companies. Should they be reported to the companies as rogue affiliates too?
      Absolutely! Though they're going to need proof, so make sure you save your screen shots.

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  • I not sure I understand. What benefit is there for a spammer to resurrect old threads as opposed to simply reply to recent threads?
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

      What benefit is there for a spammer to resurrect old threads as opposed to simply reply to recent threads?

      Because they don't understand how the forum works.

      They think that if they post to an old thread, then their post will escape detection. But it won't, since this forum moves all threads with a new response to the top of the list.
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    • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
      Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

      I not sure I understand. What benefit is there for a spammer to resurrect old threads as opposed to simply reply to recent threads?
      Sometimes they do it because they're targeted forum threads with certain keywords. So they'll hit a bunch of threads that contain those keywords, not really caring whether the thread is old and new. (Maybe the whole thing is automated, IDK.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Possibly he won't be spotted and if he is a real person, chances are someone told him how to do it.

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  • Profile picture of the author deelouise864
    Of course, you do realize most of the top money makers on the internet today made their big money spamming.

    I dealt with a lot of spammer when I had a Word Press Blog hitting number one on Google in many medical topics. I wasn't bothered much then and I wouldn't be botheedr now. Spamming won't ever hurt me or my websites.

    However, posting on Craigslist to sell an exercise bike from my home nearly cost me my life.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
      DeeLouise,

      Holy smokes! That isn't the first time I have heard that.

      There seems to be a rash of spammers every time there is a major launch. Just my opinion only no scientific fact to back it up.

      Ken

      Originally Posted by deelouise864 View Post

      Of course, you do realize most of the top money makers on the internet today made their big money spamming.

      I dealt with a lot of spammer when I had a Word Press Blog hitting number one on Google in many medical topics. I wasn't bothered much then and I wouldn't be botheedr now. Spamming won't ever hurt me or my websites.

      However, posting on Craigslist to sell an exercise bike from my home nearly cost me my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author ijohnson
    (((deelouise864))),

    You've piqued my interest! What in the world happened with that Craiglist ad that almost caused you your life? I'm curious because I have an ad I posted last week on Craigslist to sell a new wall oven/microwave combo and I listed my telephone number, even though I was leery, but too much fraudulent activity occurs via email responses.

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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    Easy on using the name "Hickey" in vain...haha....

    Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

    I've noticed a rash of old threads being resurrected by spammers posting gibberish as a first post.

    If you click a topic and find yourself looking at an old thread, go the last post. If it's one of these gibberish posts, look for the little red and white triangle do-hickey under the username. Click it and report the spam post.

    Spammers like this are like cockroaches, only without the cuteness factor. They need to be exterminated, but the best we can do is report them and let the mods step on them.

    Be careful out there...
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by sdentrepreneur View Post

      Easy on using the name "Hickey" in vain...haha....
      Actually, I was thinking about your cousin Earl at the time...
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      • Profile picture of the author Lance K
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        Actually, I was thinking about your cousin Earl at the time...
        It's Earl's brother Randy that you really have to watch out for. He's the brains of the operation.
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  • Profile picture of the author azmanar
    The person who squished the first cockroach - WINS !
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Because they don't understand how the forum works.
      Or is it because they DO understand?

      Pull up an old thread and post gibberish - and then the title of the thread catches the attention of others as the thread is bumped by the gibberish post.

      Other people jump in to offer advice or show their own signatures without reading the date/content of the first post in the thread....and the spammer walks away smiling because his spam has been hidden by other posts.

      kay
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  • Profile picture of the author rontheitguy
    You'd think by now that people would give up on spamming! I mean, who actually get's sucked in by that tactic anymore? But then again, I guess if people keep doing it, it must still work for someone which is too bad.
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    • Profile picture of the author Emil from Bavaria
      I think it's good enough for the spam bots to place their signature links.

      Originally Posted by rontheitguy View Post

      You'd think by now that people would give up on spamming! I mean, who actually get's sucked in by that tactic anymore? But then again, I guess if people keep doing it, it must still work for someone which is too bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

    I've noticed a rash of old threads being resurrected by spammers posting gibberish as a first post.

    If you click a topic and find yourself looking at an old thread, go the last post. If it's one of these gibberish posts, look for the little red and white triangle do-hickey under the username. Click it and report the spam post.

    Spammers like this are like cockroaches, only without the cuteness factor. They need to be exterminated, but the best we can do is report them and let the mods step on them.

    Be careful out there...
    Will do. Somebody has to serve as the internet police.
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