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Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 9:08:19 AM   
wodin


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Matrix the spam is getting out of control. There are what about 7 new spam threads this morning. I think the sign up for the forums needs to be far more strict and require some sort of authentication method.

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 10:13:58 AM   
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Make the world go away......please get it off of my shoulders.......say the things you used to say.......but, make the world go away.

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 11:55:11 AM   
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ORIGINAL: wodin

Matrix the spam is getting out of control.


This is really crazy, indeed. The games section of these forums are safe though. A professional is needed. Perhaps the spammers could give us some information about the most professional pest control team... At least they would be useful




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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 2:31:45 PM   
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Thats 14 spam threads this morning!!

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 2:52:28 PM   
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The little laundy men have been busy.

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 3:54:20 PM   
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The problem is that these are not bots - they are real people paid to spam boards, so there isn't much we can do to prevent them posting.

Cheers

Pip

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 4:02:58 PM   
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There's more things you could try though. A minimum, undisclosed, waiting time before allowed to post. You could hire someone to monitor these boards better. You can ban IPs from known spamming sources. You could always require registering with a valid matrix game serial number. Or ask open ended questions when registering (What's your favorite Matrix Game) or something that takes a little more time to research (who's the VP of Operations for Matrix).

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 4:12:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PipFromSlitherine

The problem is that these are not bots - they are real people paid to spam boards, so there isn't much we can do to prevent them posting.

Cheers

Pip



Precisely. CAPTCHA and other such things are hopelessly obsolete these days.

On the other hand, spam accounts are desperately easy to spot even before their first post, so a dedicated spam sheriff would be a good idea, methinks. If you got the right person, you wouldn't even have to pay them; they'd squash spammers for the joy of doing so.

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 4:19:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Terminus

quote:

ORIGINAL: PipFromSlitherine

The problem is that these are not bots - they are real people paid to spam boards, so there isn't much we can do to prevent them posting.

Cheers

Pip



If you got the right person, you wouldn't even have to pay them; they'd squash spammers for the joy of doing so.


NO!!!!!!

This would be a very bad thing. A dedicated spam squasher is needed but he would most certainly need paying..

I am currently available as it happens. Dedicated, versatile, and hard working, I excel at tracking down spammers of every description and my rates are fairly reasonable although not quite as reasonable as Terminus would seem to suggest. Where can send my CV?

Best wishes,
Steve

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 4:22:35 PM   
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I think you can consider yourself outbid...

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 4:24:39 PM   
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Terminus,

Yes, but I need the money. If I can't join the spammers I will have to join the spam squashers.

Besides, PipFrom Slithereine is a reasonable and clearly level-headed person.

And I am better looking than you anyway!

Best wishes,
Steve

< Message edited by shunwick -- 6/29/2012 4:25:57 PM >


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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 4:25:36 PM   
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You think I don't need the money? Been unemployed for almost a year.

I'd still do it for free. Pro Bono Publico.

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 4:27:36 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Terminus

You think I don't need the money? Been unemployed for almost a year.

I'd still do it for free. Pro Bono Publico.


Terminus,

Been unemployed for FIVE bloody years. I need the money more.

And I am still better looking than you.

Best wishes,
Steve

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 4:28:48 PM   
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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 4:35:15 PM   
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You may consider my posts spam. That is your opinion and I can't help with that.
However, the limited security we have keeps me out half the time as I am dyslexic
and I do not like to wear my glasses. It certainly does not stop spammers.
As for people paid to spam, you've gotta feel sympathy for the person whose biggest
decision whether to use the dollar he made today to play ping pong or buy a coke.
At least a spammer does not bring me out of the shower like a telemarketer.
I do not spend my life waiting for posts to troll bomb so they do not bother me much.
Except for soojan who is special....

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 5:27:51 PM   
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What, pumping gas or flipping burgers are beneath you guys? Get a job! Go to work!

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 6:20:46 PM   
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Spammers need jobs too! Just not jobs that make them scum of the earth.

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 6:22:37 PM   
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I'll take the gas pumping job. Is there one in Las Vegas. i'll kill bugs too. Been out for 5 months

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/29/2012 7:10:13 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: danlongman
You may consider my posts spam. That is your opinion and I can't help with that.
However, the limited security we have keeps me out half the time as I am dyslexic
and I do not like to wear my glasses. It certainly does not stop spammers.
As for people paid to spam, you've gotta feel sympathy for the person whose biggest
decision whether to use the dollar he made today to play ping pong or buy a coke.
At least a spammer does not bring me out of the shower like a telemarketer.
I do not spend my life waiting for posts to troll bomb so they do not bother me much.
Except for soojan who is special....

soojan

I think you special too danlongman. He is my friend because he is my friend. Haven't seen you at friendsstore soon.

I do not like spambot so I happy to join in splat a bot.

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/30/2012 6:00:02 AM   
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I just tried to make something out of SPAM, just the letters, except MAPS I could not find anything you vcan do with it .....SPAM SUXS

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/30/2012 6:01:08 AM   
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DISREGARD THIS SPACE

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/30/2012 6:04:49 AM   
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I had fried hickory smoke SPAM on Sunday.

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/30/2012 6:11:21 AM   
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I just tried to make something out of SPAM, just the letters, except MAPS I could not find anything you vcan do with it .....SPAM SUXS
Warspite1

You want help making something out of SPAM? How about SPAM fritters with perhaps a nice salad on the side if you want the healthy option - or a bowl of chips if your waistline is not so important?

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/30/2012 6:35:52 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: planner 3

DISREGARD THIS SPACE
Warspite1

Why? What is wrong with the post 21 space?

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/30/2012 7:46:00 PM   
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I have a feeling they search for different words to find websites, not trying to be a kill joy but since the more non wargaming threads have started we seem to have alot more spam, as it's the general discussion board they mainly hit.

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RE: Matrix please make the spam go away. - 6/30/2012 7:50:29 PM   
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There are a couple way down in the War Engine forum.

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