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Old 01-20-2010, 12:35 PM
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Well, that's good to know. Thanks for sharing.

But why wasn't it like this before? It just recently started as far as I know. I mean, there's a whole thread devoted to spammers now. That's bad.
As best we can tell, the spam started increasing after ads started appearing on GC.
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Just out of curiosity, is there any way to change the sign up process to make it harder for spammer and their bots to gain access?
There have been a few ideas kicked around over the years, but none of them have really been put into place. Only John has that kind of access.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:25 PM
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As best we can tell, the spam started increasing after ads started appearing on GC.

There have been a few ideas kicked around over the years, but none of them have really been put into place. Only John has that kind of access.
Yeah, what he said.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:47 PM
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They are getting good....
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:37 PM
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So is it a program (bot) creating the user accounts, adding sigs and posting spam, or does it require a live person? Some of the spam are scarily close to topic. Do people who spam really think that doing so increases traffic and sales or is the point just to annoy?
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:23 AM
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As best we can tell, the spam started increasing after ads started appearing on GC.

There have been a few ideas kicked around over the years, but none of them have really been put into place. Only John has that kind of access.
Do you (or any of the mods, maybe?) know if he has a game plan for putting anything into place?


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So is it a program (bot) creating the user accounts, adding sigs and posting spam, or does it require a live person? Some of the spam are scarily close to topic. Do people who spam really think that doing so increases traffic and sales or is the point just to annoy?
I was thinking the same thing. They seem to be getting smarter.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:45 PM
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Spam for steroids?! For the love of the f-word.
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:03 PM
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So is it a program (bot) creating the user accounts, adding sigs and posting spam, or does it require a live person? Some of the spam are scarily close to topic. Do people who spam really think that doing so increases traffic and sales or is the point just to annoy?
It's creepy for sure.

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But, in reality, my annoyance means nothing because I damn sure am not going to donate or pay to use any message board.
Remember when folks used to cosign posts? Well, COSIGN.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:00 PM
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:19 PM
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Meanwhile, I hear the CW is casting.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:24 PM
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^^^ You have to take Viagra to be considered, though.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:38 PM
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Meanwhile, I hear the CW is casting.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:43 PM
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Meanwhile, I hear the CW is casting.
Hooray! I'm gonna quit my job immediately.

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^^^ You have to take Viagra to be considered, though.
Unless you're a woman. Then you just have to make sure you bring the new Samsung S3650 Corby with you to your audition.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:14 PM
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I wish they had something like this for spambots:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC7wR_ia-Ss
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:32 AM
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Bump. Almost the entire first page was spammers this morning.

Not that I'd expect John to care or see this thread (I've long since learned).
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:46 PM
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Do you (or any of the mods, maybe?) know if he has a game plan for putting anything into place?
The last time it was discussed was last March. We did all seem to arrive at a consensus of 'ya that's a good idea, let's do it,' but it's not been put into place yet. Couldn't tell you what the current plan is.
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