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What's up with the Spamming, yo?

Vger23

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 11:29 am

What the H3LL has happened out here?


What's up with these mentally unstable basement-dwellers who just put all this inane crap out here and ruin the message boards? Did I miss something?


Man, what a bunch of children. The board is pretty much ruined by this garbage.

Treknoir

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 12:44 pm

Cliff notes: Supposedly, some guy got banned and started spamming the boards as revenge. SUPPOSEDLY, this same person created a parody ST board to brag about his spamming and may have caught heat from law enforcement. 10F (what other board?) has a paranoid poster (or two, who knows these days) who thinks its a all a grand conspiracy by current and past members.


The admins clean up when they feel like it, regulars complain bitterly and/or invite folks to side boards, and many regulars are afraid or too annoyed to post becaue of the captcha and the other "spam deterrents" (that don't seem to deter anything) that seem to be banning innocent posters rather than the person(s) responsible for robo-spamming the boards.


It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want. - Spock

Reedworftripparis

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 1:38 pm

Treknoir said it.  It has been going on for months now. And adding insult to injury good posters that happen to be on when the spammer attacks, get revoked. 


A lot of us have gone to other sites where there are no spammers and the admins are quite active in keeping the sites clean and fun. 


I come back here every few days because there are some people here that I choose to remain in contact with. But I post elsewhere for the most part. 


"Reed Alert, that's not bad"...Malcolm Reed

Vger23

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 6:05 pm

That's too bad. I've noticed that the quality of discussion on this board (spamming notwithstanding) has declined considerably in the last few months. There's really not much going on.


 


A few dozen "I love Mr. Data" threads. 


The obligatory daily "What do you want a new series to be like" threads.


The ever-present "TEH JJ ABRAHAMS MOVEE WAS THE SUX!!!!11" posts.


 


That's pretty much it. It's too bad. 

Vger23

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Report this Jul. 31 2012, 6:07 pm

As for the spamming, all kidding aside, it really DOES make you wonder about the quality of life that some people have. If THAT is their outlet...and their only source of attention / satisfaction....that's a bad scene. 

Treknoir

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Report this Aug. 01 2012, 7:31 am

Quote: Vger23 @ Jul. 31 2012, 6:07 pm

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>As for the spamming, all kidding aside, it really DOES make you wonder about the quality of life that some people have. If THAT is their outlet...and their only source of attention / satisfaction....that's a bad scene. 

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A part of me would like to think this is all the work of some kid in his mom's basement getting his jollies because he finds talking to girls (or maybe boys, to be fair LOL) awkward. If an adult (or adults) is behind this, wow. Not a good wow either.


It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want. - Spock

Ms.Robota

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Report this Aug. 01 2012, 1:39 pm

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>What the H3LL has happened out here?

>What's up with these mentally unstable basement-dwellers who just put all this inane crap out here and ruin the message boards? Did I miss something?

>Man, what a bunch of children. The board is pretty much ruined by this garbage.

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Well, the boards "defenses" were beefed up with the CAPTCHA system. We all see that worked really well.

What the boards need is adult moderation, you know like it used to have back in the day. SPAM like this stays up here way too long. It's kind of like grafitti, if you get rid of it right sway it discourages future offenders because their "work" doesn't get the attention they want.


Agreed. I will say that in the past the ADMIN used to be good about getting the stuff down in a matter of hours, especially when it was directed against specific members (for example, uh, me?)... but it seems like they've just given up. I don't know. 


And, yeah, the Captcha. It's totally worked. I mean, hey, look at me. You know I spent my days and nights spamming every single board with all kinds of jibberish nonsense. Gawsh darn, they got me good, alright. 


Thanks, Steph, for letting me borrow your account for a while, lol.

JK1701

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Report this Aug. 03 2012, 9:11 am

The captcha thing is a complete waste of time. What's the point when people can still spam and I have to sift through the options for five minutes to find a captcha I can even read? It's ridiculous. But, talking about admin cleaning up and moderating.....yeah, right! The whole point of the captcha is so they can be lazy and not have to do anything about it. Unfortunately, it didn't work out too well, but they're still being lazy.


Ahh, Kirk, my old friend. Do you know the Klingon proverb which tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? It's very cold....in space.

AtoZ2

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Report this Aug. 03 2012, 5:25 pm

It's annouying to say the least..to say the most would take upo too much time.

Blockman

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Report this Aug. 04 2012, 4:01 am

Dog days of summer, I guess.


dirkgently

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Report this Aug. 04 2012, 12:04 pm

sorry, but this is hardly new, i left the boards around 2006 because of major spamming attacks. this led to paranoia by members who then got really nasty to any new member who stuck their head over the parapet with an idea that went against the herd. i got heartily sick of the back biting and nastyness so i wandered off, rather like a giraffe. i tried to come back a couple years ago and created this log in cause i'd forgotten my old one, and left out of general bordem and disinterest. i was bored today and thought i'd have a look in. appart from reports of it, i've not seen a major spamming pressence (tho obviously it's saturday afternoon and may well have been cleaned up already), so i'm having a look round to see whats what.


edited to say: eyes rolling as spammers take up the first three pages of the boards...yawn


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jaycee.caramsalidis

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Report this Aug. 05 2012, 3:36 pm

incorrect-captcha-sol is a way of life.


"Fear exists for one purpose: To be conquered" -- Kathryn Janeway

Sehlat123

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Report this Aug. 05 2012, 6:44 pm

Well, half the spam was polls on "would you type this Captcha-sol correctly?" Some people have no life.


"Borg. Sounds Swedish."

jaycee.caramsalidis

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Report this Aug. 05 2012, 7:23 pm

Quote: Sehlat123 @ Aug. 05 2012, 6:44 pm

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>Well, half the spam was polls on "would you type this Captcha-sol correctly?" Some people have no life.

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Agreed, those spams were terrible.


"Fear exists for one purpose: To be conquered" -- Kathryn Janeway

Jason222

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Report this Aug. 13 2012, 5:47 pm

Maybe get new star terk show air we not need deal spaming.


 

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