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Postby Mozy bonz » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:16 am

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Postby Lassen Forge » Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:50 am

Is this genuine or just a sockesque device to get a URL posted over and over?

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Postby Chai Guy » Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:45 am

Anyone know the % of actual users currently registering vs. the % of socks? I'm guessing it's somewhere around 70 to 30 in favor of socks, but I'm not very good at math.
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Postby Lassen Forge » Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:49 am

New trend - 3 letter 3 number socks. Someone's building them.

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Postby Kinetic IV » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:53 am

Before posting here people might want to read Emily's response to my question about master sock puppets.
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Postby emily sparkle » Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:00 am

got these, plus about a dozen more that have registered over the last couple of days.

what do you guys think of this... since we're still "supporting" these spammers by posting their profiles with website links in them, i'd like to start deleting the posts you guys have made for the user IDs i've deleted. this will also help me to figure out if i've cleaned most of them out or not.

this won't be a project i start this weekend (too much going on with a full schedule at the store and our first big tradeshow to go to) but i wanted to run it by you all to see if you feel like we need to keep these in this list as an archive or if it's ok to start doing a little cleanup.

lemme know.
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Postby Mozy bonz » Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:06 am

I am ok with that delete away all of my posts . I will just post the name with out the web links from now on.

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Postby Kinetic IV » Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:22 am

I like the idea and I'll only post names...or maybe names and the joined date to make it easier to find them.
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Postby emily sparkle » Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:51 am

the thread-cleanup process has begun! thanks you guys. posting only the names is a great idea... joined date is helpful too but not required. thanks!!

man... those initial huge lists of socks K4 posted are satisfying to check and delete. so far i've only missed 2 of those!

but... my time to do this today runs low. thanks for all your help folks and keep the names coming! i might not get back to this until after the weekend, but i will keep on plugging until we can get the visual verify mods installed.
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Postby Chai Guy » Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:05 am

Hey Emily,

Great idea! Any chance you could knock off enough socks to get us to 9,999 users again? I'd like to have a party today for our 10,000th registered user.

Thanks!

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Postby AntiM » Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:07 am

There's two sock puppet threads, are they different?
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Postby Chai Guy » Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:10 am

I think this one was started to list the names of the spammers (i.e. spambots), the other was started as a discussion of actual people using more than one id (i.e. socks). I could be wrong though.

ETA: Yep, that's the situation. Emily, could you let me know when you get all the sock info you need from the sockpuppets thread, so I can delete those missplaced posts? I think what happened is the "alfridicko" cat posted on there, bumped it to the top and then people mistook that thread for this one. Thanks!
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Postby emily sparkle » Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:23 am

sorry! the party won't be today! i don't have any more time today to cull through all the lists. just too much to do for my business and the show we're going to this weekend. as i go through all of the sock puppet lists to verify that i've squished them alll (mwahahaha)... then we can delete the extraneous ones and only have one sock puppet thread.
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Postby Kinetic IV » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:16 am

I sure wish Acext was one of those that gets wiped out...
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Postby Chai Guy » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:41 am

No worries Emily.
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Postby emily sparkle » Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:10 pm

Kinetic IV wrote:I sure wish Acext was one of those that gets wiped out...


i disabled him (but didn't yet delete him) a while ago... though i'm not seeing much of a decrease account creation activity...
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Postby Chai Guy » Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:19 pm

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Postby emily sparkle » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:38 pm

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Yeah, right.


saw this when i signed on to do the cleanup tonight.

you might be interested to know that since 4/7 68 new accounts were registered.

of these
- 9 were .ru commerce links
- 15 of these were .info commerce links
- 20 of these were also removed because they had spam, link farm or commerce links in their profiles

edited to delete website link but preserve discussion.
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Postby emily sparkle » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:03 pm

Chai Guy wrote:All about brokenvizion

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(I pm'd this person with no response, has not logged on)


this is the only one that you guys pegged that i did not delete in my recent sweep. i would like to keep an eye on it but not delete it quite yet as i think band/performance websites are akin to someone pointing to their artistic portfolio. what do other people think?

thanks for PM'ing him chai, let me know if he ever answers.
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Postby Chai Guy » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:11 pm

No response as of yet. I find it suspicious when people go through the trouble of registering and then do not post anything, since you can "read" the board without registering.

I'll let you know if they respond to the pm

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Postby emily sparkle » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:18 pm

i guess i am hopeful that they are taking some time to heed the Community Guideline advice that they are presented with upon registering:

Before posting messages, take some time to read the forums and get a sense of how people interact. Coming on like a bull in a china shop will not win friends - respecting the ongoing flow of conversation will.


then again, people often tell me i'm an optimist.
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Postby Lassen Forge » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:23 pm

emily sparkle wrote:
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this is the only one that you guys pegged that i did not delete in my recent sweep. i would like to keep an eye on it but not delete it quite yet as i think band/performance websites are akin to someone pointing to their artistic portfolio. what do other people think?

thanks for PM'ing him chai, let me know if he ever answers.


My feeling is this (having once subversively supporting a band by the name of "Hockaloogie" >not joking<)...

It's still advertising, which is commerce, ergo not permitted. A band (and an artist, and a porn director, and a seller of cheap cellphones, etc.) will go to any length to give their **BUSINESS** an edge (emphasis deliberate). Whether it's a band or a porn distributor, it's still a no-no.

I have (shame on me!) opened a lot of these links (incl. the pam anderson one) to see what they are before I report them (in this case it was reported before I could...)

Think of it this way. If they are legit they will contact you. Just like those who already have. If they're into abusing the "generosity"of Burning Man by breaking their rules as an ad and hit ploy, they won't contact you for ploinking them.

Even IF they're a band... they're no dif than any other business. Hell, pamela_anderson_69 (or whatever) is just as much arts as hockaloogie - just dif. media.

More later, but this is how I look at it.

Hugz 2 you, hon (and keep up the awesome work)...

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Postby emily sparkle » Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:55 am

Chai Guy wrote:This guy already spammed us once, but I deleted the post.


got him and about 25 others today. happy easter!
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Postby Lassen Forge » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:11 pm

The lockout didn't affect the spambots - 35 of the last 40 new members I checked were spambots. A lot opened while the system was down, it appears... Hmmm...

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Postby emily sparkle » Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:19 pm

i've done the cleaning up from the last few days. still waiting on the visual verify mods.
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Postby Rockdad » Tue May 02, 2006 12:32 pm

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Yeah, right.


saw this when i signed on to do the cleanup tonight.

you might be interested to know that since 4/7 68 new accounts were registered.

of these
- 9 were .ru commerce links
- 15 of these were .info commerce links
- 20 of these were also removed because they had spam, link farm or commerce links in their profiles



But, but, but, You guys now have given this dude a perma link just by quoting it! If I was the webspam master I would be laughing my ass off!

htpeep://pamela-anderson(dot)t35(dot)com

Ouch also have to remove (http:) because now it leads to her official site...
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Postby emily sparkle » Tue May 02, 2006 12:36 pm

yeah, i will can clean that up too... all in good time, i guess. it's all i can do to keep up with the daily registration offenders. i haven't gotten very far in the process of going through all the post in this thread and making sure i got every damn one.
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Postby Rockdad » Tue May 02, 2006 12:37 pm

[quote="Bay Bridge Sue"]Is this genuine or just a sockesque device to get a URL posted over and over?

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Another example where links are being created by complaing about them! This whole thread needs to be worked over...

Hi Emily did not realize you were on-line I understand all in good time...
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