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keep your eye on the bargains and save money take a look

Postby chrisdc » Thu May 03, 2007 6:39 pm

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RE: keep your eye on the bargains and save money take a look

Postby Dutch_Master » Thu May 03, 2007 7:02 pm

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RE: keep your eye on the bargains and save money take a look

Postby spottedcat » Thu May 03, 2007 8:27 pm

On 7th March, M-Saunders wrote:chrisdc, please stop posting spam to our forums.


Instead of just deleting the spam, please could someone delete this serial spammer's account?

Grrrr. :evil:
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Postby Rhakios » Thu May 03, 2007 8:31 pm

Only Mike, or one of the other admins could do that, as a moderator, I can only moderate the post. I have left the thread for Mike to see, so he can take further action should he wish to do so.
You know SC, you could always e-mail him yourself, I'm sure he's tired of getting e-mails from me :)
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Re: RE: keep your eye on the bargains and save money take a

Postby MartyBartfast » Thu May 03, 2007 9:50 pm

spottedcat wrote:
On 7th March, M-Saunders wrote:chrisdc, please stop posting spam to our forums.


Instead of just deleting the spam, please could someone delete this serial spammer's account?

Grrrr. :evil:



I've previously requested this and was told that they were leaving the account 'cos they know [s]he is a spammer so know the posts can be deleted/ignored; whereas if the account was deleted they might come back again and we might not realise the new account was a spammer.

personally I still think the account should be deleted, and if they do come back delete them again. I suspect that all the posts come from a traceable IP address so could probably be blocked if required.
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Postby shifty_ben » Fri May 04, 2007 12:07 pm

I've been spammed recently by someone wanting me to link to their site (no I'm not going to link it here ;-) ) which aside from the rudeness of not taking no for an answer is completely stupid. The site they want me to link sells Mannkins (can't spell it) whilst my site is Tech related.<br>They do of course promise me a link in return, so I have taken the liberty of putting a link up on my site with rel="nofollow" in the attributes, so he will (probably) add me to his database and leave me alone, all to no benefit of his clients website.<br><br>
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Postby Dutch_Master » Fri May 04, 2007 12:20 pm

@shifty_ben: I would have ignored this demands and put the emailaddres on the 'blacklist': remove to trash :evil: But then, my website doesn't have a clickable emailaddres and has no relation with Linux or PC's ;)
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Postby shifty_ben » Fri May 04, 2007 12:40 pm

Mine doesn't have a clickable email address either, this guy has taken the time and care to read the site to find my email address, before harrassing me to link him, he even started a Googlechat conversation with me to ask me to do it.
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Postby M-Saunders » Fri May 04, 2007 1:20 pm

chrisdc is no more. Rhakios, thanks for blanking the message!

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Postby MikeHarvey » Sat May 05, 2007 12:22 pm

MartyBartfast wrote:I suspect that all the posts come from a traceable IP address so could probably be blocked if required.


There's no guarantee that they have a fixed IP address though so blocking that wouldn't work once it changed and would possibly block a legit account once the address was re-issued.
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Postby shifty_ben » Sat May 05, 2007 1:14 pm

Even had the account been left active, I suspect he would have eventually clocked onto the fact that his posts were being deleted, and created a new account anyway.
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Re: RE: keep your eye on the bargains and save money take a

Postby MartyBartfast » Sat May 05, 2007 2:24 pm

MikeHarvey wrote:
MartyBartfast wrote:I suspect that all the posts come from a traceable IP address so could probably be blocked if required.


There's no guarantee that they have a fixed IP address though so blocking that wouldn't work once it changed and would possibly block a legit account once the address was re-issued.


Yes I know that, but I it would be trivial to check whether they've been posting from the same address all along, and if that address is registered to the 'shop' then they're fair game to be blocked IMHO.
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Postby kilikopele » Sat May 05, 2007 2:45 pm

Or track them down to their office and beat them to death with a M$ wireless keyboard!

The idea of leaving the account active as a honeypot and automatically stripping the posts isn't a bad thought either. It's just not as fun.
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Re: RE: Re: RE: keep your eye on the bargains and save money

Postby spottedcat » Sat May 05, 2007 2:58 pm

M-Saunders wrote:chrisdc is no more.


kilikopele wrote:Or track them down to their office and beat them to death with a M$ wireless keyboard!


That sounds like what Mike has done. :lol: A bit extreme sending the boys round with the baseball bats wasn't it, Mike? :wink:
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Postby Rhakios » Sat May 05, 2007 4:19 pm

M-Saunders wrote:chrisdc is no more. Rhakios, thanks for blanking the message!

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I just picture 1sf (troll) and hit the delete key - does anyone know where I can get a new delete key, I seem to have broken this one. :)
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