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Feeding the spammers

Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by Jannejt, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Jannejt

    Jannejt Moderator Staff Member

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    I see that many of our members, newbie to addict willfully violate forum 's rule #14:

    If you see a post that violates any of these rules, please report it to our moderators using the "Report an offensive post" link. Do not play the role of a moderator if you are not one. There is absolutely no need to nitpick on the posts of new users. Let the moderators do their work.

    We have a spam threads here, and mods will try to hid them asap, but many times we see our members replying with stypid pics or messages and it's against the rules and im not going to allow it, and i think there's also other mods who dont like that spammer feeding..


    I'll give temp bans for every users, no matter what's the title who willfully violate forum rule #14 on spam threads


    ..it's ok for one member to post "reported" (then other members can see that there's no need to re-report it, less reports for us ;-) but if i see anything other messages which arent needed, i'll give a 2 days off..
     
  2. rav009

    rav009 Active member

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    Thanks Janne, this happens a lot, rather than hitting report people reply...Good to see a clamp down.
     
  3. DeadRain

    DeadRain Regular member

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    i report AND reply, im so ashamed *SOB*
     
  4. blivetNC

    blivetNC Regular member

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    Okay, no more sticking lightning rods you know where and waiting for lightning, I'll behave from now on.
     
  5. pepsimaxx

    pepsimaxx Regular member

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    hehe that was fun while it lasted :p.

    great idea though. people dont take online rules seriously..
     
  6. xhardc0re

    xhardc0re Guest

    i wish it was possible to launch a weapon at SPAMMERS through my internet connection. The removal of ALL spammers & other viagra/cialis-peddling filth from the Internet would make it a great place once again.

    I would rather some1 @AD report bad posts to the mods. As a former mod at another site, it feels good to ban spammers :) One of the few benefits of the job.



    The internet was made for pr0n. Remember that
     
  7. WierdName

    WierdName Regular member

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    Huh, never thought of that. Kinda is feeding them huh? Its kinda like that one idiot that does stupid stuff just so people look at them.
     
  8. xboxdvl2

    xboxdvl2 Regular member

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    you cant stop spammers u can banmned them from the forums.if u get them viagra email just block the senders thats what i do and get rid off all your spyware.as for them people that do stupid things when people are watching them im 1 of them lol
     
  9. Pop_Smith

    Pop_Smith Regular member

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    :'(

    Shouldn't this be titled feeding the wolves? ;)

    This saddens me, I do use the report button (sometimes too happily as the mods well know) but I had fun giving the spammer crap for their actions.

    This thread came as a personally unwelcome surprise as I liked doing it and it didn't seem to bug the majority of the mods, heck a few (whom shall remain nameless) would change spam threads to let us wolves know we could "feed".

    Most of the time I don't think the spammers even read what was posted but some did and even replied to the comments before they got the smack down.

    It was fun while it lasted though *sob* *sniffle*
     
  10. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    pop, if the title has been edited to include wolves & moved to safety valve than we mods have done our duty. just remember, no swearing or certain name calling as we do have kids on site.
     
  11. howy_2005

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    i agree
     
  12. blivetNC

    blivetNC Regular member

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    Still say we should be able to pour boiling oil on said spammers.
     
  13. janrocks

    janrocks Guest

    Surely better to cover with batter and fry??

    Oh Hormel have beaten me to it.. [​IMG]
    There is one of the hateful things.. top right.. yeeeeeuch!!
     
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  14. gerry1

    gerry1 Guest

    Lets not ruin a good fish and chips dinner (the peas look canned though)
     
  15. mglez86

    mglez86 Guest

    sorry if it sounds dumb but... what does pron mean?
     
  16. blivetNC

    blivetNC Regular member

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    pr0n = p0rn.
     
  17. mglez86

    mglez86 Guest

    thanks blibetnc, and about the spamm, it's great to see how they block the spammers, take a look at this one:

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/2/402108#3006064

    i don't know if it takes you directly to it, but if not go to the second page, that was just awesome, i'd like to have great ideas like that, and would definitely wouldn't like to be banned like that haha!
     
  18. chwoolgar

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    That one's good, is best when they stick up something personal such as there ip, email, address etc. I'm sure plenty of people would love to forward these details onto a few companies.
     
  19. KillerBug

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    Perhapse we could poison their lists somehow; like a long thread filled with about a million randomly generated fake email addresses with fake names and phone numbers...any maybe even a virus designed to attack the webbots used by these penis-cream sellers! I know it is not a crime to distribute viruses; that company that makes AV2009 is still around. The only problem would be making a virus that would not hurt the google/yahoo/etc webbots...
     
  20. varnull

    varnull Guest

    The things already exist... http://www.sourcecodeonline.com/details/s4u_biz_anti-spam_notice.html

    but because we know about the methods used to confuse, what our automated bots do is send mail to every address they harvest then wait for the undelivered notices returning. We use the bots to do the grunt of the work for us... All they return to us are the email addresses which seem to be valid. If I feel like being really cute I put a "read receipt" flag on the mail script which redirects the notice of the mail being opened/looked at/deleted by user to a different hijacked mail server (usually about 100 of them) so the proper mail gatherer.. which is usually a hijacked windows webserver .. only returns real and active email addresses back to the automated bot mailing list irc channel.

    The spambot is a very clever and multi skinned creature. Each is as individual as it's coder. I use a basically similar script to send email or post on targeted sites from all those totally insecure windoze machines... make a file sound tempting.. stick it on p2p networks and watch as thousands of idiots click it.. hahahahaha .. a couple of years ago a nice Russian found a way of making a virus/installer download and run automatically and backgrounded on the limewire p2p system .. all that needs to happen is it's name be displayed on your screen or in the minimised application.. good idea having a p2p application set to start and connect on boot isn't it knowing that little gem of information.
    One infected machine then shouts it's little message to all the names in it's address book.. or browser history lists.. or any other accessible data list I care to exploit.
     

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