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"Spam Protection" PM anyone else?

Postby Igloo » 04 Jun 2009, 02:06

Got a PM from user "freanour" (zero posts) with a dodgy looking link to some Russian site...

Anyone else?
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Re: "Spam Protection" PM anyone else?

Postby Greg » 04 Jun 2009, 03:09

No, but thanks for letting us know.. please always do so when this happens so the spammer can be blocked.

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Re: "Spam Protection" PM anyone else?

Postby soulsonic » 04 Jun 2009, 08:06

I got the same PM.
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Re: "Spam Protection" PM anyone else?

Postby Igloo » 04 Jun 2009, 10:45

A PM is a little more directed than the usual ad-spam.
Oh well, if they look at their own PMs they have a personal invitation from me.
(to f@ck off)
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Re: "Spam Protection" PM anyone else?

Postby modman » 04 Jun 2009, 13:06

freanour banned,
do use the report button even in case of doubt,
check out the friend/foes function, you should be able to block pm from 'foes' immediately

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Re: "Spam Protection" PM anyone else?

Postby Igloo » 04 Jun 2009, 13:54

Thanks Modman.
You can see if there are ip matches with previous registrations, right?
Looks like someone went to the effort specially. So thoughtful.
Oh and wanks cats/blows donkeys/yourmomwasgtreat etc. Usual internet drivel to the poster.
My care-factor is sub zero.

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Re: "Spam Protection" PM anyone else?

Postby modman » 05 Jun 2009, 20:52

Don't worry I am dealing with this sucker AND his alterego.
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Re: "Spam Protection" PM anyone else?

Postby lolbou » 05 Jun 2009, 21:10

Hang 'em high modman!!
- Are you a mod or a rocker?
- Uh, no, I'm a mocker.
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Re: "Spam Protection" PM anyone else?

Postby lolbou » 05 Jun 2009, 21:12

Hang 'em high Johan...

By the way, what's the purpose (from a mod point of view) of leaving a comment when reporting a post?
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Re: "Spam Protection" PM anyone else?

Postby modman » 06 Jun 2009, 08:55

lolbou wrote:Hang 'em high Johan...

By the way, what's the purpose (from a mod point of view) of leaving a comment when reporting a post?


The function isn't designed for spambots, but for reporting all kinds of stuff (postings in wrong sections, threads that should be closed, double topics)... but the verb to report really has a very criminal ring to it....
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Re: "Spam Protection" PM anyone else?

Postby indyguitarist » 07 Jun 2009, 17:55

I had this pm on this forum as well as other forums! kinda odd.
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