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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:55 pm

I'm getting pretty sick of the forum spam, take this for example:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=19308

A spam message is posted, and then a more known user responds with just repeats in caps lock of the word 'SPAM'. That, in itself, is spam right there.

Then the thread is locked.

Why have this? The admins and mods can spot spam, and at that, why lock the thread. It's still littering the forum, just delete the thread.

Tons of recent spam:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=19272
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=19311
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=19287
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:19 pm

take it easy man.

5 topics today - i've locked them.
i didn't delete the topics because i wanted the admins to see them so that they can ban that user.
if i could i would've done it myself and deleted the spamming posts. but i'm only a moderator.
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Postby socheat on Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:32 pm

I think we need to ban AviationWiz from the Rants and Raves forum... :o

Sorry Av, we don't have a mods rotating schedule so that someone is always watching the forums. Deepest apologies for the delay, the offending threads have been removed from your view and the offenders have been sent to solitary confinement.
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Re: Spam

Postby dodecahedron on Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:08 pm

aviationwiz wrote:and then a more known user responds with just repeats in caps lock of the word 'SPAM'. That, in itself, is spam right there.

i disagree.
if you consider that spam, well then posts like yours right here can be called spam too. #-o
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:17 pm

Why, this is all it is:

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That being the entire contents of the post, which I took right out of a thread here. That post is spam. The admins and mods, along with everyone else can tell what spam is, they don't need user commentary.
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Postby redk9258 on Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:37 pm

Sorry I offended you! Please forgive me.
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Postby cfitz on Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:35 pm

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(You knew someone would do it) #-o

Aviationwiz, for your own sake, chill out. You really shouldn't let so many things bother you, particularly such trivial things. At the rate you are going, I'm afraid you will have a coronary before you graduate high school. [-X

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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:44 am

@aviationwiz:
like i said.
if you consider that spam, then (almost) your entire post is spam to me.

when i read your post (1st on this topic) here's what i see:
RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT
RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT
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aviationwiz wrote:The admins and mods, along with everyone else can tell what spam is, they don't need user commentary.

yep. and they don't need it from you either.

here's an example of what is an informative post about spam to inform the mods/admins about it so that they can take action:
We've had an influx of spam posts lately, bloody buggers. Here are a few topics to lock:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=19303
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=19304
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=19305

Ban this guy too please. Danke


this was actually posted by a member yesterday, 14 hours before your 1st post on this topic.

take notice. and please stop spamming the forums :lol:
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Postby socheat on Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:25 am

Looks like the morons have ruined it for everyone else again. :evil: Because of the rash of spamming, we're going to turn on admin approval of new accounts again. We turned it off a while ago because people seemed to be behaving... ah well. #-o
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Postby MediumRare on Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:46 am

dodecahedron wrote:if i could i would've done it myself and deleted the spamming posts. but i'm only a moderator.

Not anymore- I just saw your name in orange in the online useres list.

Congrats on your promotion to Admin! :D =D>

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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:58 am

MediumRare wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:if i could i would've done it myself and deleted the spamming posts. but i'm only a moderator.

Not anymore- I just saw your name in orange in the online useres list.

Congrats on your promotion to Admin! :D =D>

thank you :D
you're the first to have noticed. as usual, i might add :D :P
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Postby cfitz on Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:22 pm

MediumRare wrote:Congrats on your promotion to Admin! :D =D>

Be careful, MediumRare! His ego is already inflated enough without the laudatory comments:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 997#136997
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 991#136991

#-o :wink:

Congratulations, dodecahedron! =D> :D I guess in some strange way you may owe thanks to aviationwiz for this... :o

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Postby Spazmogen on Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:11 pm

There's been a few additions to the Admin section due to the increase in SPAM.

I am the culprit who typed SPAM in caps, as I wished to make a point with my usual sledgehammer subtleness.

Since I made those posts, dodecahedron and I were granted Admin status, so now we can actually ban the user THEN remove the offending posts/threads.

I'm not sure who else (if anyone) was also bumped up to Admin.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:40 pm

You can show your gratitude by sending me some funds via Paypal, ;)

I'm also fine if you want to send me a DVR-109, PX-716A, PX-716AL, etc. :P
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Postby MediumRare on Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:46 pm

Spazmogen wrote:I am the culprit who typed SPAM in caps, as I wished to make a point with my usual sledgehammer subtleness.

Congratulations to you too! :D AFAIK, this was a GOOD THING!! :D
cfitz wrote:Be careful, MediumRare! His ego is already inflated enough without the laudatory comments:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 997#136997
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 991#136991

#-o :wink:

Congratulations, dodecahedron! =D> :D I guess in some strange way you may owe thanks to aviationwiz for this... :o

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I saw those. You already cut him down to size, so I won't have to. :wink:
aviationwiz wrote:I'm also fine if you want to send me a

can of spam?
toner for the printer?
pad of stick-on "WTF- <your choice> sucks" stickers?

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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:52 pm

MediumRare wrote:pad of stick-on "WTF- <your choice> sucks" stickers?

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I'll take 100 for UPS, 200 for FedEx Express, 2000 for FedEx Ground, and 20000 for DHL.

Thanks! =D>
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Postby cfitz on Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:10 pm

Spazmogen wrote:There's been a few additions to the Admin section due to the increase in SPAM.

Two new sheriffs in town. :o Watch out!

Congrats to you too, Spazmogen. =D>

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Postby hoxlund on Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:43 pm

wait so who are the new admins?
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:23 pm

Spazmogen & dodecahedron. Notice I didn't get anything for bringing the issue to the attention of the powers that be. :evil:
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:25 pm

congrats spazmogen and dodecahedron

spazmogen, now all you have to do is catch up to my total posts count \:D/
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Postby Spazmogen on Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:53 pm

hoxlund wrote:congrats spazmogen and dodecahedron

spazmogen, now all you have to do is catch up to my total posts count \:D/


I've always been a firm believer in mediocrity. Most people won't see the difference until its too late anyway :wink: .
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Postby cfitz on Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:59 pm

aviationwiz wrote:Spazmogen & dodecahedron. Notice I didn't get anything for bringing the issue to the attention of the powers that be. :evil:

:roll: Please tell me you aren't being serious.

:lol: :lol:

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Postby hoxlund on Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:01 am

i think this thread has worn out its welcome
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Postby Spazmogen on Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:02 am

aviationwiz wrote:Spazmogen & dodecahedron. Notice I didn't get anything for bringing the issue to the attention of the powers that be. :evil:


I appreciate your efforts.

The recent spam had not gone without comment though. In the Mod's forum, there were comments on it a day before your thread. And Socheat had already been busy banning a few of them. As a result, ALL new accounts must be enabled by an Admin. Which also means we watch what they're posting for a while. I've enabled 5 or 6 accounts already today.

Please, bring spam (or other improper posts) to our attention. I'd rather know about it from several people, than no one at all. It only takes a second to send a PM to someone about it.
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Postby VEFF on Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:08 am

Congrats dodeca and spazmogen on your promotions!

I know you'll both do an admirable job of keeping the forums running smoothly and as spam-free as possible in this day and age.
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