Death to Spammers, Phishers etc.

We're doing it wrong...we know

Postby gyre » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:28 am

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Postby gyre » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:03 am

Spam posts or language issues?
viewtopic.php?p=504610#504610
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Postby AntiM » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:22 am

I will look into it, and into the commercial sigline links. Thank you.
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Postby Dork » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:41 pm

Looks 99% spam to me - unless you get a coherent reply from them I say dump the posts.
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Postby andy » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:33 pm

I try to enjoy reading ePlaya and go to the site a few times a week, but I think a bigger problem than the spammers is a comparatively small number of uber-posters who take what could be serious threads and turn almost any discussion into an off-topic jokefest. These are the folks who have 5-10 thousand posts or more on ePlaya. Once this starts, any serious conversation is lost for that thread.

This is often compounded by huge signatures that fill some much of the screen that you have to scroll constantly just to read a thread. Seriously, there is no reason for the same graphic animation to be playing a dozen times in the same thread.
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Postby gyre » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:51 pm

Andy, you should post more.

The problem is a lack of participation by most people that visit the site.
You can stay on topic even if others do not.

I will poke fun at anyone and anything.
That won't keep you from talking about it, if you like.

And no one actually has more than a thousand posts on here.
That would clearly be insane.
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Postby Deb Prothero » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:50 am

I'm thinking this is a sales call:

viewtopic.php?p=504756#504756

Whoever it is has been hanging around for hours.
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Postby Deb Prothero » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:59 am

This one too, I think:

tromby24's entry:

viewtopic.php?t=6580&start=240
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Postby AntiM » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:13 am

Got them, thanks. do me a favor and don't reply at all on spam threads. not even spam alert.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:18 am

Sorry, my bad.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:59 pm

I know how tempting it is, but easier for me if there are no replies attached to the spam. And if it is embedded in a thread and I delete it, then the remaining posts remarking on it are just weird. Not that there's anything wrong with weird...
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Postby AntiM » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:59 am

Dork, no reply, deleted.
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Postby Deb Prothero » Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:24 am

Thanks Anti M;

Sorry I didn't know about the "no reply" idea. I will resist the temptation next time.
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Postby gyre » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:23 pm

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Postby Dork » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:29 pm

Got it, thanks!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:18 pm

The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri


Get a Taint, you pathetic cur!
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Postby AntiM » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:39 pm

yeah, they have commercial linkage in their profile. That I can't touch, but I can pass it along, thanks.
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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:08 am

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Postby Elderberry » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:47 am

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I thought this was spam too. Their only post...and the first page the link takes you to seems to be more focused on signing up and making money than it does watching movies.

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Postby gyre » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:52 am

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Postby AntiM » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:05 pm

Got them, thanks.
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Postby Sail Man » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:09 am

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Don't know if this one has been seen yet
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Postby AntiM » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:11 am

Got him, thanks.
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Postby gyre » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:07 am

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Postby gyre » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:12 am

At least that one isn't sneaky!

Post subject: promoting price for shoes,clothing,jewelry,accessories,elect

our products are superior of quality and our services is considerate,price is favorable,we accept payment terms by T/T,Western union,etc,you can order any style any quantity!
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Postby Deb Prothero » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:32 am

looks like Alice found another spot:

http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?t=32490
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Postby AntiM » Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:56 am

Got it, thanks.
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