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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby hob » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:10 am

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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby Steve Johnson » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:48 pm

And still another one:

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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby RayC » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:46 am

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Re: New Kind of Spam

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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby daiv » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:36 pm

Hey gang- be on the lookout for related posts being made on old threads. Just deleted a spammer of a picture of a saguaro with an ID question. It was a reply to an old thread in the "Big Picture Project" section. Looked very believable, but there was the signature link to some cell phone deal.
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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby tumamoc » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:03 pm

daiv (or should I say Columbo?), it was suspicious for a first-time poster to include a link like that. I'll give the person credit for giving the spam placement some forethought.
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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby daiv » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:39 pm

Ha ha. Yes, well I can see the e-mail addresses too which gives me an advantage. I've learned that spammers almost always have a hotmail or gmail account where the e-mail name is the same as their username and they usually are a combination of letters and numbers that don't spell anything.
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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby cactihunter » Mon May 14, 2012 7:59 pm

Probably doesn't count as spam but I didn't think it was appropriate for the site. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2323&hilit=Geometricus First post has a nasty link in the signature. I know the thread is really old but still....
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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby daiv » Tue May 15, 2012 1:54 pm

Hey, definitely glad you caught that. I think that Mavaz must have been hacked. I noticed that the post was edited much later than it was posted. It wasn't actually part of the signature, just made to look like it was. If anyone spots stuff like that, please be sure and mention it. I changed the login details for mavaz so hopefully that account will be fixed.

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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby daiv » Tue May 15, 2012 2:36 pm

OK, I checked all the posts for that user and almost everyone had a spam link. Deleted them. Man, that makes me mad!
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Re: New Kind of Spam

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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby Arjen » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:53 am

With apologies to the late Professor C. D. Darlington the following misquotation springs to
mind ‘cactus taxonomy is the pursuit of the impossible by the incompetent’ - Fearn & Pearcy, Rebutia (1981)
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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby bananaman » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:56 pm

At least the spam here isn't as bad as the spam on some of the other forums I've been on.
One of them gets at least 1 spam post that is just an advertisement in every forum, every day.

Why do people do these things?
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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby hoteidoc » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:24 pm

To make $$$$ - no matter what annoyance :evil:
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Re: New Kind of Spam

Postby daiv » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:50 pm

That is true, but what I can't understand is why anyone would give them their money. Of course they actually don't expect real people to click on the spam and buy, but the links all help their search engine positioning and so search engines reward them for spamming even if they don't mean to.
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