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Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by Kreij, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Recently a spammer got through unnoticed for awhile. Some people resonded to the quote and/or quoted his post.

    Please do not do this. If you suspect there is something amiss with a post, just report it (the little triangle at the bottom of the user's information. If you hover over it, it says "Report Post").

    The tools we have allow us to eradicate all of the spammers posts, but if you quote or respond to one of the posts, there is a lot more clean-up involved. This becomes even more difficult if the posts are in a section in which no moderators online at the time have access to.

    I would rather have 50 members report a post than one respond to/quote it.

    I'm not calling anyone out here. It's just a reminder how you can help us mods keep TPU squeeky clean.

    Thanks and have a spam free day. :pimp:
  2. JATownes

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    Reminder noted. Thanks. :toast:
  3. LAN_deRf_HA

    LAN_deRf_HA

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    When you say got through unnoticed for awhile do you mean they were subtle about it or that people were just lazy about reporting it?
  4. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    It means they were able to post several times in a variety of threads before it was noticed as spam. The posts and username did not fit the typical spammer profile.
    (Yes, profiling is legal here on TPU :D )
    theonedub says thanks.
  5. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    spam is evolving :eek:
  6. Bo$$

    Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire

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    EPIC voice: NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    why would they spam a tech website with savvy computer users who would NEVER in their right minds click on it, no seriously think about it :nutkick:
  7. Robert-The-Rambler

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    What is that coming out of her nose?

    Oh, shit. There goes the planet.

    :nutkick:

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  8. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    Can someone point me to an example of the spam? Screenshot the next time you see this "evolved spam?"
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  10. scaminatrix

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    It wasn't the "GHD Hair Straighteners" one from abc123e60u then? :roll:
    I think I know who you're on about, but it might be an idea to disclose the thread/s involved, or make an example up; for some of the beginners here.

    EDIT: Just read PVTCaboose's last post, sorry mate didn't mean you when I said beginners!!
  11. streetfighter 2

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    I dunno, this Kreij guy sounds like a scammer.

    httþ://rr.notavirus.ck.zz/ultra_virus_10.exe looks like a legit file to me.
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