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Random Spammers

It seems like portableapps.com seems to have had a few random spammer attacks since I started using PAM and regularly visit this forum, like earlier today; a spammer called candice31 bumped a lot of old posts and provided links to spam sites. From my experience, this forum that seems to have this problem in relation with two other somewhat busy forums also I visit regularly, which I have not seen these spam attacks (yet).

Seems that they are trying to achieve something, but what? Identity theft or just to be funny? Why does PAc seem to encounter these spam attacks? Just interesting thoughts from my POV

Edit: They have stuck again, please get rid of the user "blackhawkpartners," please?

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John and the moderator's have

John and the moderator's have been trying their best to take care of the spam but it's looking like humans are registering getting through the captcha and that's pretty much the main issue now, bots are fairly easy but humans aren't that easy, so like I said the mods and John are working their hardest to try and keep the forums clean.

your friendly neighbourhood moderator Zach Thibeau

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I applaud these...

...efforts to keep this forum clean and free of garbage posts. The attack I saw today was possibly the worst spam attack I've seen incurred on the PAc forums, and the short frame of time it took to post all of those spam posts, either the user was a quick typer with a premium internet connection or a bot, with an estimate of between 2-4 minutes between posts while takes me about 5-10 minutes to write a short post, including the proofreading steps I take to prepare a post for public view.

I'm tired of people living in their fantasy world when the clock is ticking away, and when they are unable to see reality for what it is.

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Spammers = Scumbags

These people don't care about proof-reading. I really struggle to understand their motivation. In the best case scenario, they are mentally retarded, in which case I applaud the efforts of their care-givers at trying to integrate them into society. In the worst case they are a waste of valuable, breathable oxygen in which case they should be rounded up and shot. I really despise these people with a passion, what possible good comes out of what they do. Sure, it's not really hurting anybody I guess but it's not really bettering mankind either.

[/end of rant]

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Who knows?

The spammer from the other day probably lives in a hotel\motel and possibly makes a pretty fine living on ripping people off with his\her high school level web-mastering\programming skills. Amazing how knowledge from tech courses can be utilized to ruin\mess with other people's lives.

I'm tired of people living in their fantasy world when the clock is ticking away, and when they are unable to see reality for what it is.

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Spam

http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/spam

I wonder who signed up for it?!

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Is my post really spam?

I just want to know.

I'm tired of people living in their fantasy world when the clock is ticking away, and when they are unable to see reality for what it is.

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not spam

doesnt smell like spam doesnt look like spam taste like bacon.

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*whew*

What a relief, thank you!

Anyways, a random psudo-pharmacy email hit my little electronic in-box today, maybe I should spend less time on Yahoo Answers...

I'm tired of people living in their fantasy world when the clock is ticking away, and when they are unable to see reality for what it is.

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never get spam

except when I signed up for 000webhost. The day after, I got like a dozen spam emails (did you know that 70% of emails sent around the world are spam?).

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Demonstation that...

You should always be careful about what you sign up for. I had an old email account that I had that got smothered with spam, so much that I abandoned it and let it deactivate itself. When this occurred I was in middle school, I was carefree about what I signed up for on the internet...just as long as it satisfied my curiosity or provided instant self-gratification.

These days the only thing that my in-box suffers from is being annoyed by the Fedora (a Linux distro, for those who don't know) forums about threads that I responded to and others responded to later.It is slightly annoying, but it is easier to manage 10 emails from one source than it is to manage hundreds or even thousands of emails that, for the most part, are spam.

I'm tired of people living in their fantasy world when the clock is ticking away, and when they are unable to see reality for what it is.

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