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Bulletin Board Spam

Post by Ag2000 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:30 pm

I guess spam posting on an open bulletin board are a given. As of today, 89 member accounts have been created for the sole purpose of posting spam. 14 others took the time to "Contact us" anonymously in an attempt to spread spam.

I define spam as off topic post with the purpose of promoting/spreading links to other sites.

Of course no one but moderators have seen the 119 spam. The board is set up to require approval of "new member" post before other members can see them.
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Re: Bulletin Board Spam

Post by Ag2000 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:49 pm

As of today 369 spammers have posted 402 spam. An uncounted number of "Anonymous" posters have sent us a message using "Contact Us" and not changed the topic from the default, "Want To Post Spam".

Spammers are not that bright. No one but a moderator sees any first post. I really don't understand the spammers that post to this topic.
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Re: Bulletin Board Spam

Post by Ag2000 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:23 pm

The Rules Of spam

Rule #0: spam is theft. :evil:
  • Angel's Commentary: Spammers believe it's okay to steal a little bit from each person on the Internet all at once.
Rule #1: Spammers lie. :|
  • Russel's Admonition: Always assume that there is a measurable chance that the entity you are dealing with is a spammer.
  • Lexical Contradiction: Spammers will redefine any term in order to disguise their abuse of Internet resources.
  • Sharp's Corollary: Spammers attempt to re-define "spamming" as that which they do not do.
  • Finnell's Corollary: Spammers define "remove" as "validate."
Rule #2: If a spammer seems to be telling the truth, see Rule #1. :?
  • Crissman's Corollary: A spammer, when caught, blames his victims.
  • Moore's Corollary: Spammer's lies are seldom questioned by mainstream media.
Rule #3: Spammers are stupid. ;)
  • Krueger's Corollary: Spammer lies are really stupid.
  • Pickett's Commentary: Spammer lies are boring.
  • Russell's Corollary: Never underestimate the stupidity of spammers.
  • Spinosa's Corollary: Spammers assume everybody is more stupid than themselves.
  • Spammer's Standard of Discourse: Threats and intimidation trump facts and logic.
  • James' Axioms of Spammers' Beliefs:
    • Bandwidth is infinite. It's possible for infinite messages to occupy the same box at the same time.
    • The less value a message has, the more people want to see it.
    • The more someone is offended, the more likely they are to buy.
    • Reward is inversely proportional to the work done to earn it.
Rule #4: The natural course of a spamming business is to go bankrupt. :D
  • Rules-Keeper Shaffer's Refrain: Spammers routinely prove the Rules of spam are valid.
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Re: Bulletin Board Spam

Post by Ag2000 » Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:24 pm

Trolls generate clutter.
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Re: Bulletin Board Spam

Post by Ag2000 » Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:51 pm

Actually Desmondlor, the bulletin board has never been down sense Sep 2019. I have always required a validated email address to become a member and post.

As stated in the first post of this thread,
The board is set up to require approval of "new member" post before other members can see them.
So only moderators see a "flyby" spammer's post.

Update: As of today 441 spammers have made 560 posts that no one but moderators have seen. That includes some "Contact Us" messages. Mostly porn and pointless Cyrillic post.

So Desmondlor what is your interest? Software?, Python coding?, model Railroad?, Raspberry Pi computers?, simulation?
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