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Why do we all of a sudden have spam threads?
#1
Why do we all of a sudden have spam threads? This place is crawling with spammers!!!! I will be reporting them but more keep coming. Is there no way to stop it?
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#2
I have been reporting them too.

There are key words suggesting spammers... use them (like black-market or gray-market sources for some 'potency pills'), and get swift attention from some blockers.

What relevance would shipping agents in India have to do here?
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#3
...They seem to be gone. Banned, I suppose.
The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist  but instead the people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists -- Hannah Arendt.


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(08-23-2016, 07:17 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: ...They seem to be gone. Banned, I suppose.

good. I never noticed this sort of thing in the old forum. Did you guys get those sorts of posts over there too?
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#5
These seem to be human spammers there's not much I can do other than playing whack-a-mole until they stop.
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(08-23-2016, 07:48 PM)taramarie Wrote:
(08-23-2016, 07:17 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: ...They seem to be gone. Banned, I suppose.

good. I never noticed this sort of thing in the old forum. Did you guys get those sorts of posts over there too?

They were around for various times -- usually short times after people complain. There may be nastier behavior on forums, like flame wars, but spam is easier to knock out. Flame wars might take time to develop; spammers seek instant results (like click this link for gray-market potency pills -- one of the favorites) and violate Forum rules quickly. The basic rule is NO FREE ADVERTISING.

I got rid of the Indian moving companies far faster than I could get rid of someone who libeled me as a homosexual child molester at a really bad time (my mother had just died of Parkinsonism). I've been a substitute school teacher, and could be one again.  I could let the allegation of homosexuality slide because I was never asked about my sexual orientation on the application for employment. Child abuse very much is an unimaginably-horrible crime in my book; I would be obliged to report it or even a suspicion of such.

 The fellow claimed to be a devout Christian (one of the Ten Commandments clearly proscribes false witness).  I went to a church service, and during a time in which the pastor was asking those in attendance about concerns in their lives -- mostly financial problems and concerns about health. The youth minister was not getting much attention, so I went to him. I explained the situation, and if I were not doing horrible things to children I didn't need the help. But my tormentor certainly did! Figuring that someone like Martin Luther King typically prayed for his enemies and not for revenge against them, the pastor and I decided to pray for my tormentor!

"Lord, lead this deluded soul away from injustice and cruelty so that Thy Will may be done. Amen".

I put it on the Web -- in the old T4T Forum.

He mocked my show of devoutness genuine at the time. He showed what an evil person he was. Mercifully he got knocked out of the Forum.
The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist  but instead the people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists -- Hannah Arendt.


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(08-23-2016, 10:31 PM)Webmaster Wrote: These seem to be human spammers there's not much I can do other than playing whack-a-mole until they stop.

bugger. Thanks for dealing with these ones though.
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(08-23-2016, 10:53 PM)pbrower2a Wrote:
(08-23-2016, 07:48 PM)taramarie Wrote:
(08-23-2016, 07:17 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: ...They seem to be gone. Banned, I suppose.

good. I never noticed this sort of thing in the old forum. Did you guys get those sorts of posts over there too?

They were around for various times -- usually short times after people complain. There may be nastier behavior on forums, like flame wars, but spam is easier to knock out. Flame wars might take time to develop; spammers seek instant results (like click this link for gray-market potency pills -- one of the favorites) and violate Forum rules quickly. The basic rule is NO FREE ADVERTISING.

I got rid of the Indian moving companies far faster than I could get rid of someone who libeled me as a homosexual child molester at a really bad time (my mother had just died of Parkinsonism). I've been a substitute school teacher, and could be one again.  I could let the allegation of homosexuality slide because I was never asked about my sexual orientation on the application for employment. Child abuse very much is an unimaginably-horrible crime in my book; I would be obliged to report it or even a suspicion of such.

 The fellow claimed to be a devout Christian (one of the Ten Commandments clearly proscribes false witness).  I went to a church service, and during a time in which the pastor was asking those in attendance about concerns in their lives -- mostly financial problems and concerns about health. The youth minister was not getting much attention, so I went to him. I explained the situation, and if I were not doing horrible things to children I didn't need the help. But my tormentor certainly did! Figuring that someone like Martin Luther King typically prayed for his enemies and not for revenge against them, the pastor and I decided to pray for my tormentor!

"Lord, lead this deluded soul away from injustice and cruelty so that Thy Will may be done. Amen".

I put it on the Web -- in the old T4T Forum.

He mocked my show of devoutness genuine at the time. He showed what an evil person he was. Mercifully he got knocked out of the Forum.
Mmmm yeah that is pretty messed up. Well if that happens again to anyone here I will sure report it quickly and hopefully this place will deal with it swiftly as that is a heinous thing to say to someone. Warning and if it continues out I say.
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#9
Moderation comes swifter here than on the old T4T forums. Trolling debases just about any discussion into which it is injected:

In a recent study, a team of researchers from the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication and several other institutions employed a survey of 1,183 Americans to get at the negative consequences of vituperative online comments for the public understanding of science. Participants were asked to read a blog post containing a balanced discussion of the risks and benefits of nanotechnology (which is already all around us and supports a $91 billion US industry). The text of the post was the same for all participants, but the tone of the comments varied. Sometimes, they were "civil"—e.g., no name calling or flaming. But sometimes they were more like this: "If you don’t see the benefits of using nanotechnology in these products, you're an idiot."

The researchers were trying to find out what effect exposure to such rudeness had on public perceptions of nanotech risks. They found that it wasn't a good one. Rather, it polarized the audience: Those who already thought nanorisks were low tended to become more sure of themselves when exposed to name-calling, while those who thought nanorisks are high were more likely to move in their own favored direction. In other words, it appeared that pushing people's emotional buttons, through derogatory comments, made them double down on their preexisting beliefs.

In the context of the psychological theory of motivated reasoning, this makes a great deal of sense. Based on pretty indisputable observations about how the brain works, the theory notes that people feel first, and think second. The emotions come faster than the "rational" thoughts—and also shape the retrieval of those thoughts from memory. Therefore, if reading insults activates one's emotions, the "thinking" process may be more likely to be defensive in nature, and focused on preserving one's identity and preexisting beliefs.

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2...ience-less

And, yes, Internet trolls are nasty people. They are manipulative, malign, cruel, and dishonest. They want to hurt others. What they could never do on the street (someone might throw a punch) they can do on the Web. They can accuse people of things that they would never accuse others of being if they met the person. I've been called something that rhymes with "trigger" on the web. Never in person... but for my politics. I don't put my picture on the web.

But here is a picture of the troll mentality in contrast to other participants on the Web:


[Image: images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzO-m_F-TgxD1g-jvCreZ...abDegZb_oQ]

I put much onto the web, and I wouldn't if I thought that I got more out of it. I like to get people to use the web for the improvement and enrichment of their lives. To that end, I need be honest. Maybe I dare not expose everything, but I see no reason to lie. Liars trip themselves up.
The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist  but instead the people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists -- Hannah Arendt.


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#10
(08-24-2016, 01:01 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: Moderation comes swifter here than on the old T4T forums. Trolling debases just about any discussion into which it is injected:

In a recent study, a team of researchers from the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication and several other institutions employed a survey of 1,183 Americans to get at the negative consequences of vituperative online comments for the public understanding of science. Participants were asked to read a blog post containing a balanced discussion of the risks and benefits of nanotechnology (which is already all around us and supports a $91 billion US industry). The text of the post was the same for all participants, but the tone of the comments varied. Sometimes, they were "civil"—e.g., no name calling or flaming. But sometimes they were more like this: "If you don’t see the benefits of using nanotechnology in these products, you're an idiot."

The researchers were trying to find out what effect exposure to such rudeness had on public perceptions of nanotech risks. They found that it wasn't a good one. Rather, it polarized the audience: Those who already thought nanorisks were low tended to become more sure of themselves when exposed to name-calling, while those who thought nanorisks are high were more likely to move in their own favored direction. In other words, it appeared that pushing people's emotional buttons, through derogatory comments, made them double down on their preexisting beliefs.

In the context of the psychological theory of motivated reasoning, this makes a great deal of sense. Based on pretty indisputable observations about how the brain works, the theory notes that people feel first, and think second. The emotions come faster than the "rational" thoughts—and also shape the retrieval of those thoughts from memory. Therefore, if reading insults activates one's emotions, the "thinking" process may be more likely to be defensive in nature, and focused on preserving one's identity and preexisting beliefs.

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2...ience-less

And, yes, Internet trolls are nasty people. They are manipulative, malign, cruel, and dishonest. They want to hurt others. What they could never do on the street (someone might throw a punch) they can do on the Web. They can accuse people of things that they would never accuse others of being if they met the person. I've been called something that rhymes with "trigger" on the web. Never in person... but for my politics. I don't put my picture on the web.

But here is a picture of the troll mentality in contrast to other participants on the Web:


[Image: images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzO-m_F-TgxD1g-jvCreZ...abDegZb_oQ]

I put much onto the web, and I wouldn't if I thought that I got more out of it. I like to get people to use the web for the improvement and enrichment of their lives. To that end, I need be honest. Maybe I dare not expose everything, but I see no reason to lie. Liars trip themselves up.

Yes well people feel there are no consequences for their actions on the web. Not always true. On the plus side it brings shy people out of their shell a bit. Yes about improvement etc of their lives. I am getting so many design jobs atm to boost my cv it is crazy. I have 4 atm and all very different types of design jobs plus a job interview...actually two job interviews. It is a fantastic way (via fb) to get a lot of jobs. I also see no reason to lie. I agree. I feel sorry for trolls even though I despise what they do. They are so torn up inside that they only feel better when hurting others.
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(10-03-2016, 09:55 AM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Another wave of spammerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs (spoken with a very rrrrrrrrrrrrolled "r!").

Yep, they are from that country ... again.

The country whose border with Nepal is largely not mountainous?
The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist  but instead the people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists -- Hannah Arendt.


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(10-03-2016, 09:55 AM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Another wave of spammerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs (spoken with a very rrrrrrrrrrrrolled "r!").

Yep, they are from that country ... again.

Just got rid of them.
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(10-03-2016, 11:22 AM)pbrower2a Wrote:
(10-03-2016, 09:55 AM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Another wave of spammerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs (spoken with a very rrrrrrrrrrrrolled "r!").

Yep, they are from that country ... again.

The country whose border with Nepal is largely not mountainous?

I reported them before bed last night. Thanks Dan for getting rid of them.
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(01-10-2017, 12:28 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: We had many spammers from India in the past but today we are seeing ones from some Cyrillic writing country (likely Russia) and I'm reckoning, China, based on that spammer's user ID and syntax.

I call them spammers for now but this may actually be state sponsored stuff.

I blame Trump.  He's gotten wind of your brave resistance and is calling in the heavy artillery.  Tongue
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(01-10-2017, 01:42 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote:
(01-10-2017, 12:31 PM)SomeGuy Wrote:
(01-10-2017, 12:28 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: We had many spammers from India in the past but today we are seeing ones from some Cyrillic writing country (likely Russia) and I'm reckoning, China, based on that spammer's user ID and syntax.

I call them spammers for now but this may actually be state sponsored stuff.

I blame Trump.  He's gotten wind of your brave resistance and is calling in the heavy artillery.  Tongue

Main message is be en garde. Those posts are definitely not ones to risk clicking links. They are malware, data theft and infections waiting to happen.

I agree.  You should probably keep your tinfoil hat on at all times, just to be safe.
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#16
I don't know whether to report these spam posts or not; does the moderator feel he's being bothered too much by too many reports? Usually someone beats me to the punch of reporting them anyway.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

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#17
I have not reported them yet. Been too busy of late recovering in hosp and from hosp. Too tired to care. I am sure they will be sorted out.
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(01-10-2017, 05:34 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: I don't know whether to report these spam posts or not; does the moderator feel he's being bothered too much by too many reports? Usually someone beats me to the punch of reporting them anyway.

No reporting the spam threads isn't a problem at all please do it.
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#19
(01-17-2017, 12:50 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: I'm now seeing the following error message when trying to post to the "Post Fact World" thread:

Temporary Error
Your request has reached a system that is acting as a gateway or proxy to fulfill the request made by you.
This system is currently experiencing a temporary error reaching the web site you are requesting.

Your website (if you host with us) is safe and sound. Our engineers are already aware of this issue and should
have it fixed in a couple of minutes. Thanks for your patience in the meantime!

I blame Putin.  That syntax looks suspicious...  Angry
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#20
(01-24-2017, 11:19 AM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Spammers / malware spewers hitting again.

But are they spammers or спамеры?
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