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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:14 pm

I don't know why they do it -- there's nothing to gain from annoying the Hell out of people -- or even mildly piquing them. It's the desperation I find amusing. "Must... spam!!!"
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby shireling » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:13 pm

Candy Kane wrote:... "Must... spam!!!"


"with...eggs...tomatoes...and...nice, crispy bacon!!! Coffee!!! Juice!!! Atmosphere!!!"
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby shireling » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:52 pm

Not funny? :( Sorry...
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:59 pm

Sorry, been distracted, my love. I did lol, honest!
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby shireling » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:47 pm

It's okay :). Sometimes, I don't think my brand of humor translates all that well on the internet and I do worry about offending without meaning to. Anyway, if we understood why people did the things they do to harm the persons or property of others, we'd be just as poorly off as the sods who do it.
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:51 pm

Well put. There's no comfort in knowing that they do it because it's their idea of fun. You just end up losing all faith in humanity. Thankfully, we're a good crowd here. :D
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby shireling » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:40 pm

I think so :D.
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby MsBrandybuck » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:40 pm

MORE SPAMMERS AFOOT!
ALAS AND ALACKADAY!

O? CASSIE? ANY MOD, HELLO? :D
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:44 pm

I'll deal with it.

Update: RAWR!

All new members can IP, email or username checked with http://www.stopforumspam.com/ before being validated. Nine times out of ten, the IP is enough to get the info we need. I have no qualms at all about banning someone who has been reported for trolling elsewhere.

I'm also removing them from the membership list. Thanks for the heads-up.
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby shireling » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:51 am

*MWAH* My brother - my captain - my king!!!! I'm getting all Boromir on you, Candy!!!! :D
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:04 am

And I'm not even shot full of arrows! :P

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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby shireling » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:45 pm

Candy Kane wrote:And I'm not even shot full of arrows! :P


Disappointed :) ?
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Candy Kane » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:41 pm

Oh, Hell, no. But it's good to be appreciated. :D
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby shireling » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:08 pm

I agree :D!
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Re: Spam problems lately

Postby Azriel » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:24 pm

Geez they're relentless. I thought after making email confirmation necessary and banning a few IP ranges that'd help. It seemed to work for a while.
I just don't understand it. They know nobody is gonna click the links, what do they even get out of it?
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