Do Not Respond to Spammers Here

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Everybody, when you see an obvious spammer start a thread here, DO NOT post a response to them. All that does is bump their thread back to the top of the page and give them additional views and exposure.

Use the "Report Post" button at the lower left corner of the post to alert the moderators. Don't just post a clever reply and then not even bother to report the post.
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  • Profile picture of the author GobBluthJD
    Hear, hear!

    The less attention given to them, the better.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Originally Posted by Ken Strong View Post

    Everybody, when you see an obvious spammer start a thread here, DO NOT post a response to them. All that does is bump their thread back to the top of the page and give them additional views and exposure.

    Use the "Report Post" button at the lower left corner of the post to alert the moderators. Don't just post a clever reply and then not even bother to report the post.
    True Talk...but unfortunately, not everybody will heed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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    Originally Posted by Ken Strong View Post

    . . . Use the "Report Post" button at the lower left corner of the post to alert the moderators . . .
    Can't we just have a trapdoor button?




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

      Can't we just have a trapdoor button?




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      HD, that is the trap door button.
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      • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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        Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

        Can't we just have a trapdoor button?
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        HD, that is the trap door button.
        . . . leading to hell
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

          . . . leading to hell
          Or at least oblivion...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael D Forbes
    Humphhh, and here we have so many people responding to THIS spammy thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingManUK
    I had an account here many years ago and let it lapse. Joined back here a few weeks ago and boy has it changed. The clever bright pioneers have gone, and save for a core dire-hard set of IMers all I see on here is dross trying to hit the minimum number of posts to get a signature!

    It's impossible to have a decent conversation about IM because half the time I don't even get the point of the post!

    I'm either old or stupid. Or possibly both!
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  • Profile picture of the author 1byte
    Originally Posted by retsced View Post

    I have being searching for such information for 3 hours now will bookmark and come back for sure
    Hardy har har! You almost got me there. I was getting ready to report your "spam post" until I saw who it was that posted it, LOL. Nice spam spoof, if I may call it that.
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    • Profile picture of the author 1byte
      Yeah, this forum seems to be getting overrun with spammers these days. I'm really getting sick of it.

      I think WF needs to revise its rules and only allow posting of live links (in posts and signatures) after a certain number of minimum posts. This might cut down on the number of people who try to spam this forum with such banal cr*p.
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      • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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        Originally Posted by 1byte View Post

        Yeah, this forum seems to be getting overrun with spammers these days. I'm really getting sick of it.

        I think WF needs to revise its rules and only allow posting of live links (in posts and signatures) after a certain number of minimum posts. This might cut down on the number of people who try to spam this forum with such banal cr*p.
        And that should be at least 200 posts. Oops . . . you're on 199

        Only Joking. Seriously though, it should be at least 100 or even 150 posts. It won't stop the spam of course, but it will cut down on it dramatically. Genuine new members won't be put off by the new post count rules if they've joined WF to both learn and contribute, and have to wait longer for live links. Will they? :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author 1byte
          Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

          And that should be at least 200 posts. Oops . . . you're on 199

          Only Joking. Seriously though, it should be at least 100 or even 150 posts. It won't stop the spam of course, but it will cut down on it dramatically. Genuine new members won't be put off by the new post count rules if they've joined WF to both learn and contribute, and have to wait longer for live links. Will they? :rolleyes:
          Haha that's good. Hey no problem with 200 or 500 or whatever. You don't see me pimping any cr*p in my signature do you? Oh wait...this is my 200th post...I guess I'm in now anyway!

          Update 9/14/12: Well, I made my 200th post, then made about 5 or 6 more, then wake up this morning to find I'm back down to 198. Looks like one of the threads I was commenting on was deleted...so bye bye posts! :p
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          • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
            Originally Posted by Michael D Forbes View Post

            Humphhh, and here we have so many people responding to THIS spammy thread.
            Don't worry, Michael. Most people won't get past the first post, and that's the one they need to read. The rest is mostly just a bit of fun to keep the thread visible...
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
        Originally Posted by 1byte View Post

        Yeah, this forum seems to be getting overrun with spammers these days. I'm really getting sick of it.

        I think WF needs to revise its rules and only allow posting of live links (in posts and signatures) after a certain number of minimum posts. This might cut down on the number of people who try to spam this forum with such banal cr*p.
        Or...

        You could counteract the spam by providing the value you so desire. If you follow?

        All the best,
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        • Profile picture of the author 1byte
          Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

          Or...

          You could counteract the spam by providing the value you so desire. If you follow?

          All the best,
          Michael
          Yep, I try to provide value in every post. Although admittedly, I have thrown in a few pithy 1-liners on occasion. And I also admit I've b*tched about a few things now and again (and deservedly got the posts deleted) so I'm not perfect...yet!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Excuse me, which way to the sports forum?
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  • Profile picture of the author marketinguk
    Thanls for the reminder Ken, a couple of days ago there was one guy in particular who started around 10 threads with different topics and someone kept responding "stop spamming this forum" or something like that.

    I guess that's the kind of situation you want to avoid, as I checked out a couple of the threads due to seeing a response from someone.

    Joel
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Yesterday, there was someone who created 4 accounts and posted the same thing. In other threads, he talked to himself using 4 accounts...
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewkar
    Originally Posted by Ken Strong View Post

    Everybody, when you see an obvious spammer start a thread here, DO NOT post a response to them. All that does is bump their thread back to the top of the page and give them additional views and exposure.

    Use the "Report Post" button at the lower left corner of the post to alert the moderators. Don't just post a clever reply and then not even bother to report the post.
    Hey Ken,

    So what to do? What you mean by spammer?

    Who is spammer and who is not?!



    I just don't know how your classified spammers and non-spammers...
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    • Profile picture of the author Adie
      Originally Posted by andrewkar View Post

      Hey Ken,

      So what to do? What you mean by spammer?

      Who is spammer and who is not?!

      Are you kidding, right? Don't tell us you can't spot them....
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by Adie View Post

        Are you kidding, right? Don't tell us you can't spot them....
        Not everyone can, and what is a spammer in here isn't always a spammer on another website. Keep in mind that 419 scams still capture millions of dollars per year, so spam recognition isn't as widespread as you would think .
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        • Profile picture of the author Adie
          Originally Posted by Joseph Robinson View Post

          Not everyone can, and what is a spammer in here isn't always a spammer on another website. Keep in mind that 419 scams still capture millions of dollars per year, so spam recognition isn't as widespread as you would think .
          Spammers in WF are obvious. Scammers are not and 419 scam uses different tactics through emails.
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          • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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            Originally Posted by Adie View Post

            Spammers in WF are obvious.
            You'd be surprised...or you're just missing the subtle spam that exists.
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    To report, use this button
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by andrewkar View Post

      Hey Ken,

      So what to do? What you mean by spammer?

      Who is spammer and who is not?!



      I just don't know how your classified spammers and non-spammers...
      Don't sweat it, Andrew. If it smells like spam to you, report it.

      If a certain number of people report it, it leaves the public view and goes into a queue for moderation. If the mod that draws it thinks it's okay, it goes back on public view. If they agree that it's hinky, it disappears forever and the spammer is dealt with.

      I've reported threads that went on to lead long lives, so don't worry that you'll screw someone over by reporting them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        Don't sweat it, Andrew. If it smells like spam to you, report it.
        Wow things are changing big time. Now the Warrior Forum has a scratch and sniff feature?

        Who'd ever thunk that could happen? Technology is great.

        Keep up the good work Allen. I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

        Mark
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
          Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

          Wow things are changing big time. Now the Warrior Forum has a scratch and sniff feature?

          Who'd ever thunk that could happen? Technology is great.

          Keep up the good work Allen. I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

          Mark
          I'm not sure what that is, but I am sure that nobody will want to scratch and sniff it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Berry
    Well, if you describe spammer as someone who doesn't add value to the forum, instead only value for himself, I agree one hundred percent to stop replying their post. Oh, I found the report button, there is it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Can we make this a sticky for easy reference, much like the 'you are a moderator' thread?
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  • The idea is good and I will be doing this when I will see any spam posts around.
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