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Old 02-22-2010   #1
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User: "BoardSupport"

Please disregard/delete/obliterate any messages you receive from this "user." It is a Spammer. And nobody likes Spam.

Its message to me looked something like this:

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Dear, lineskier420;Zanahoria_Picante;Endurell;giblets;br uknot!A virus alert was noticed on your computer. We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: http://securitytool2010.com/lineskie...lets;bruknotIf you do not pass this test we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).----------------------------------------------------Forum Administration www.almostsmart.com.
Obvious, this is, but just thought I'd point it out, for good measure! Please don't worry about the "viruses"! Please!

Also, please don't click on any links it sends. Obviously.
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Old 02-22-2010   #2
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Re: User: "BoardSupport"

I recommend that people use a program called HostsMan from http://www.abelhadigital.com

It will block bad sites like this (and some sites you might otherwise go to, like torrent sites).

Of course, the program can be easily disabled if you find a site blocked that you want to go to, and then enabled when you're done. Most ads are blocked as well. It operates my adding bad sites and adservers to the Windows HOSTS file redirecting the www.blah.com address to 127.0.0.1 - Your "localhost" or, in other words, instead of connecting to a bad site, it connects to your own computer! No harm can be done and it actually saves bandwidth!

Ask me if you've got questions about it.
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Old 03-01-2010   #3
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Re: User: "BoardSupport"

^ That does sound help-full. But will that really prevent spammers from signing up to and spamming the site, captain?

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Uh oh. Looks like BoardSupport has a...uh...male-female counterpart?

LadySupport

Ambiguous gender + Spamming = Mild irritation. >:|

(Okay, the ambiguous gender really has nothing to do with it; still, it is rather strange.)

Apparently, this one went ahead and picked up where its former co-spammer left off with the random-person-private-messaging (consisting of what, no idea). I "caught" it doing thusly when in I signed. Also no idea how many it sent out. Strange. Wish there were a way to prevent this particularly irritating brand of spamming from happening.
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Old 03-01-2010   #4
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Re: User: "BoardSupport"

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^ That does sound help-full. But will that really prevent spammers from signing up to and spamming the site, captain?
No ma'am...but having it may very well have saved your computer's life. =P

There are scripts/programs designed for forums and the like that block known bad IPs from connecting. I don't know how to add them though. I might look into it on the eRepublik party forum I am an administrator on.
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Re: User: "BoardSupport"

Hmmm, how longs this been going on for? I just recently started back here, but i was really amazed people would want to spam this site, thats pretty fucked up. I think i found three of those messages on my first login, i just got one today too, but hes banned already.
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Old 04-08-2010   #6
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yea, i hate that crap. aren't there any more measures that can be taken to prevent this kind of crap?
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Re: User: "BoardSupport"

^ I don't know, we'd have to talk to Weasel about I think.
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just get EC back. he doesn't mind messing with stuff on the site. lol
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Re: User: "BoardSupport"

^ Yeah and screwing it up. THAT'S RIGHT, EC, I'm CALLING YOU OUT. (he'll never read this so I'm not worried.)

A lot of that stuff you have to be an admin to do, so Weasel's the only one we could go to.
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Yes, this is an infinitely more annoying type of spam. I would rather punch...punch myself in the face than receive one of those messages, because even that would be less annoying, if not more painful and stupid. Never mind; still less painful and stupid.

In short, it would be awesome if there were any way to prevent this type of spam. Unh.
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Re: User: "BoardSupport"

Yeah, but its not the most active board on earth, i dont really understand why anyone would have reason to spam the shit out of AS :\ People have no lives i guess? I mean, neither do i, but theres always something better to do than spam people -_- Thats like the idiots who started making viruses, they were just bored and had nothing better to do, so they wanted to kill peoples computers, bleh... They made a virus for the iphone even... isnt that fucked up?
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lol, i just got a sticker that says "I <3 Haters!" :)
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Actually there's some truth to that, self-replicating programs were first used in the 1970s as an experiment basically to "see if it could be done. Then the technology was expanded from there for malicious uses mostly pertaining to what is normally referred to as piracy. A large part of what inspired this pop-song from newgrounds http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/531367

Otherwise, modern virus' are released solely from monetary influence (either to not pay or to get paid or out of a frustration from losing pay) but I suppose that would be too far in the realm of semantics. I guess what I'm saying here is, it's not for boredom anymore, it's for cold hard cash money, no matter how disguised they might think they've made it
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^ Yeah and screwing it up. THAT'S RIGHT, EC, I'm CALLING YOU OUT. (he'll never read this so I'm not worried.)
OMG! I just read this! AND I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU JENN!

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I was hoping you'd see this at some point.

Also, Shiva does not exist.
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On a similar note PaulKnorr has now sent me two messages in the last 45 mins about some shite I never bothered reading. get him awa tae fuck.
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It seems that we got a new 'spam-bot': CarlosDevil. He never made a post but is pm'ing the member list up and down.
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its not just here either another site I visit regular gets them, and on THAT one I've been hit alot with the spam bots...on here, nothing...almost feel left out lol..
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