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d.eroke in the "We Need a Congratulations Peter and Deanna" thread? There are no links in the post, but it seems off topic. What do others think?

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d.eroke in the "We Need a Congratulations Peter and Deanna" thread? There are no links in the post, but it seems off topic. What do others think?

Ditto kennedyusa in I Am David. Both are brand-new members with messages that appear to be as generic as possible and don't actually connect to anything in the topic. Exploratory posts by potential future spammers?

BTW, links to potential spam posts under discussion are helpful. (Here's d.eroke.)

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Not sure why there are meaningless posts WITHOUT spam links but I got rid of d.eroke and kennedyusa anyway.

d.eroke in the "We Need a Congratulations Peter and Deanna" thread? There are no links in the post, but it seems off topic. What do others think?

Ditto kennedyusa in I Am David. Both are brand-new members with messages that appear to be as generic as possible and don't actually connect to anything in the topic. Exploratory posts by potential future spammers?

BTW, links to potential spam posts under discussion are helpful. (Here's d.eroke.)

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Thanks, Christian. I've removed his posts and will escalate to Anna J.

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Thanks, Christian. I've removed his posts and will escalate to Anna J.

Banned. Thanks, friends.

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You did the right thing, Christian -- delete the posts, then post here.

Then either Anna or I will ban the spammer -- whichever of us gets to it first.

nicole.august is banned.

Thanks.

nicole.august in this thread, twice:

http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopi...mp;#entry203255

I went ahead and deleted anna.nicole's posts, but am not sure what else needs to be done.

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So is this the right place to tell people that I have some Rolex watches and Viagra for sale?

Matt

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Rebounder18's spam reminds me how fine the line can be between spam and Finnegans Wake-ery.

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Rebounder18's spam reminds me how fine the line can be between spam and Finnegans Wake-ery.

Wow. They're just getting smarter and smarter, aren't they?

I mean, superficially, that actually looks kind of like it could be, you know, a semi-illiterate response to my earlier post in that thread. From, like, a guy who English was not his first language. Or who was maybe a little drunk. Or something.

I mean, until you actually read it.

I'm actually going to preserve it here for posterity (without the spam link) before removing it on the thread.

We anticipate that in accepted it may be reasonable to attention Wikipedia as a admeasurement of how a appellation is "commonly" used, it's aswell account acquainted that the neutrality of this accurate Wikipedia commodity is challenged on absolutely this point: The affiliation of humanism and Christian ability is acicular out in the Talk page.

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Rebounder18 has been de-Finneganned. I will not hold a wake for him.

Rebounder18's spam reminds me how fine the line can be between spam and Finnegans Wake-ery.

Wow. They're just getting smarter and smarter, aren't they?

I mean, superficially, that actually looks kind of like it could be, you know, a semi-illiterate response to my earlier post in that thread. From, like, a guy who English was not his first language. Or who was maybe a little drunk. Or something.

I mean, until you actually read it.

I'm actually going to preserve it here for posterity (without the spam link) before removing it on the thread.

We anticipate that in accepted it may be reasonable to attention Wikipedia as a admeasurement of how a appellation is "commonly" used, it's aswell account acquainted that the neutrality of this accurate Wikipedia commodity is challenged on absolutely this point: The affiliation of humanism and Christian ability is acicular out in the Talk page.

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<a href="http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=22004&hl=" target="_blank">http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=22004&hl=</a>

Set phasers for stun.

Thanks, O. Post removed, admins alerted.

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<a href="http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=22004&hl=" target="_blank">http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=22004&hl=</a>

Set phasers for stun.

Thanks, O. Post removed, admins alerted.

Stunned! Banned! Whatever. ;) Grazie!

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Someone must have taken care of it. The poster I was referring to had uploaded a bunch of porn images and links to XXX movies. I wasn't referring to Overstreet :D

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Greg Wolfe wrote:

: Baal_T'shuvah wrote:

: : Need to get rid of this guy!

:

: What guy?

This guy. (Don't worry, it links to the user profile, not to any of his obscene posts.)

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Greg Wolfe wrote:

: Baal_T'shuvah wrote:

: : Need to get rid of this guy!

:

: What guy?

This guy. (Don't worry, it links to the user profile, not to any of his obscene posts.)

I've deleted KenTushonka's porn spam and PMed his username and profile to Greg and Anna J.

Note to all: A link to an actual spam post (like Baal T'shuvah provided above) is helpful, but just in case a moderator (e.g., me) deletes the post BEFORE an admin (Greg or Anna J) can see it and ban the guy (mods don't have ban privileges), please also document the username or link to the user's profile (like Peter did above).

FWIW, usually with ordinary spam I "unapprove" or "set invisible" so that there's a record for the admins, so in that case a link would still be good. (I also always escalate the spammer's username and links to unapproved posts to the admins who do the actual banning.)

In this case, though, the spam was so toxic that when I came along this morning and saw the above exchange I just deleted all his new posts outright. But it looks like yesterday another moderator may have deleted the post Baal T'shuvah linked to before Greg came along (without escalating the username to the admins), so when Greg went to find it he couldn't, and we were treated to another round of porn spam.

SO: Going forward, users reporting spam, please provide username and/or profile link! And fellow mods, when you delete/unapprove spam, always escalate the username to the admins.

Edited by SDG

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KenTushonka has been banned.

Thanks.

Greg Wolfe wrote:

: Baal_T'shuvah wrote:

: : Need to get rid of this guy!

:

: What guy?

This guy. (Don't worry, it links to the user profile, not to any of his obscene posts.)

I've deleted KenTushonka's porn spam and PMed his username and profile to Greg and Anna J.

Note to all: A link to an actual spam post (like Baal T'shuvah provided above) is helpful, but just in case a moderator (e.g., me) deletes the post BEFORE an admin (Greg or Anna J) can see it and ban the guy (mods don't have ban privileges), please also document the username or link to the user's profile (like Peter did above).

FWIW, usually with ordinary spam I "unapprove" or "set invisible" so that there's a record for the admins, so in that case a link would still be good. (I also always escalate the spammer's username and links to unapproved posts to the admins who do the actual banning.)

In this case, though, the spam was so toxic that when I came along this morning and saw the above exchange I just deleted all his new posts outright. But it looks like yesterday another moderator may have deleted the post Baal T'shuvah linked to before Greg came along (without escalating the username to the admins), so when Greg went to find it he couldn't, and we were treated to another round of porn spam.

SO: Going forward, users reporting spam, please provide username and/or profile link! And fellow mods, when you delete/unapprove spam, always escalate the username to the admins.

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SO: Going forward, users reporting spam, please provide username and/or profile link! And fellow mods, when you delete/unapprove spam, always escalate the username to the admins.

I'm the guilty mod. I saw Baal's link and noted it was in the "Film" forum, which I don't moderate. But it has to go immediately. So I deleted it and sent Anna J. a note that I had done so, and whether I had made the right move. I should've checked to see if the guy had posted in other areas of the site; apparently he had.

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