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#41 Buckeye Jones

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:29 AM

yipayey or something like that is spamming.http://ArtsAndFaith....s...st&p=203564

Edited by Buckeye Jones, 11 September 2009 - 07:29 AM.


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Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:47 AM

QUOTE (Buckeye Jones @ Sep 11 2009, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yipayey or something like that is spamming.http://ArtsAndFaith....s...st&p=203564

Thanks, removed and escalated.

#43 Anna J

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE (SDG @ Sep 11 2009, 06:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Buckeye Jones @ Sep 11 2009, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yipayey or something like that is spamming.http://ArtsAndFaith....s...st&p=203564

Thanks, removed and escalated.


Banned. Thanks!

#44 John Drew

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 12:55 PM

Need to get rid of this guy!

#45 Greg Wolfe

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 05:00 PM

What guy?

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#46 John Drew

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:26 PM

QUOTE (Greg Wolfe @ Sep 12 2009, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What guy?

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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 biggrin.gif


#47 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 11:01 PM

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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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:32 AM

QUOTE (Peter T Chattaway @ Sep 13 2009, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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, 13 September 2009 - 07:38 AM.


#49 Greg Wolfe

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:54 AM

KenTushonka has been banned.

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QUOTE (SDG @ Sep 13 2009, 05:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Peter T Chattaway @ Sep 13 2009, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:19 PM

QUOTE (SDG @ Sep 13 2009, 08:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.

#51 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:37 PM

'Sokay, Christian -- he didn't post those other items until after his first item had been deleted. It just sounds like the other mods, or admins, or whatever didn't get his username, which would have helped them ban him before he could have posted those other items.

#52 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:36 AM

FWIW, this post, by this user (who joined only 32 minutes ago as I type this), feels suspicious.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:39 AM

QUOTE (Peter T Chattaway @ Sep 14 2009, 06:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
FWIW, this post, by this user (who joined only 32 minutes ago as I type this), feels suspicious.

More than just feels. This exact strategy has been seen in other spammers. I've hidden kniki123's post and will escalate to the admins.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE (SDG @ Sep 14 2009, 04:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Peter T Chattaway @ Sep 14 2009, 06:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
FWIW, this post, by this user (who joined only 32 minutes ago as I type this), feels suspicious.

More than just feels. This exact strategy has been seen in other spammers. I've hidden kniki123's post and will escalate to the admins.


Banned, thanks.

#55 Jason Panella

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:22 PM

User named 'CocoChanels' is sending spam PMs. KILLKILLKILL.

#56 Buckeye Jones

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:11 AM

Tomanila (user 4359) wants you to buy his software. Don't.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:11 AM

OpenKing89

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The nonsensical post here, after a nonsensical post originally created in the Music Forum, and then deleted, all after joining 9 minutes ago.

Edited by Persona, 16 September 2009 - 08:14 AM.


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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:15 AM

QUOTE (Persona @ Sep 16 2009, 09:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OpenKing89

Here

The nonsensical post here, after a nonsensical post originally created in the Music Forum, and then deleted, all after joining 9 minutes ago.

It's certainly spam, although I have to admire OpenKing89's sense of humor in posting a psychotic rant about gun control in a thread called "Pistol City Holiness."

#59 Persona

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:24 AM

QUOTE (Andy Whitman @ Sep 16 2009, 08:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's certainly spam, although I have to admire OpenKing89's sense of humor in posting a psychotic rant about gun control in a thread called "Pistol City Holiness."

That actually led to my very first A&F "WTF??" and that's how I discovered him.

Here's another, and this one really tickes me off:

Mimic143 Here.

It's like, I make threads in the Film Section for films nobody cares about or sees, and the ONLY reason I do it is in case someone comes to this site in the next, oh I don't know EIGHTY YEARS OR SO, and quite possibly wants to see if anyone at A&F has seen a film... And I always get like two replies -- and then I gotta put up with SPAM??!

Sheesh, it's tough being me smile.gif

PS "Any updates bout her?"

YEAH, DUNDERHEAD, SHE's DEAD! Geez Louise...

Edited by Persona, 16 September 2009 - 08:27 AM.


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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:29 AM

QUOTE (Persona @ Sep 16 2009, 09:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OpenKing89

Here

The nonsensical post here, after a nonsensical post originally created in the Music Forum, and then deleted, all after joining 9 minutes ago.

Thanks, Stef. His posts have been removed and escalated to the admins.