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Forum Welcome => How to Use This Forum => Topic started by: KenB on November 21, 2010, 11:55:54 AM

Title: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: KenB on November 21, 2010, 11:55:54 AM
Please do not click on links within the spam topics. They make money when you do and come back to post again. Bobby or I have to open each spam topic and delete them one at a time. The most recent ones are coming out of Russia.
Ken
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: hdflame on January 21, 2011, 08:58:22 AM
And they're getting sneakierer >:(...............is that a word?  ;D
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: gene on January 22, 2011, 07:50:19 AM
"Spammier" is the correct word.

Spammers spawn spam.

Spammers spam. Spammers get SPAMMIER. Sneakers sneak. Sneakers get SNEAKIERER. Many folks get the two words confused.

And in case you are wondering, no, I was never an English teacher.

gene
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: Peppy on January 26, 2011, 09:03:06 PM
Regardless, spamification levels are rising. Soon to be on par with world of warcraft gold.
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: SHHR on April 03, 2011, 01:35:12 PM
there seems to be a new member on her of late commenting on posts that make absolutley no sense or he repeats himself on many of the posts. Makes me wonder if that"s just a feeble attempt to get a few numbers on his username then we'll get hit hard with spam from him.
Kyle
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: sofadoc on April 03, 2011, 05:13:30 PM
there seems to be a new member on her of late commenting on posts that make absolutley no sense or he repeats himself on many of the posts. Makes me wonder if that"s just a feeble attempt to get a few numbers on his username then we'll get hit hard with spam from him.
Kyle
Interesting! I'm looking forward to your response, can't wait for updates ;)
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: SHHR on April 03, 2011, 07:14:09 PM


Interesting! I'm looking forward to your response, can't wait for updates ;)


Hey now, only my wife is allowed to say I make no sense!
Kyle
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: hdflame on April 04, 2011, 09:57:01 AM
I've been keeping an eye on him.  I was thinking that maybe he just didn't have good English??  I just sent him a private message welcoming him to the board and asked a couple of general questions.  If I don't hear back from him....he's outta here!

Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: sofadoc on May 01, 2012, 09:54:18 AM
You completed various good points there. I did a search on the subject and found nearly all persons will agree with your forum.
I think he's mocking us. >:(
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: gene on May 01, 2012, 05:49:03 PM
I did not click on the link.

I did find that this company sells printing supply materials.

Here's 2 questions:

1. Why would I want to buy products from a company that engages in spamming?

2. If I were buying products from a company that I found out was spamming, why would I not stop buying from them inmmediately?

To give business to a company that you know spams is only encouraging more spamming.

gene
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: kodydog on May 01, 2012, 08:04:48 PM
I heard a commercial on the radio today encouraging people to work at home, on their computers, selling products. Now I'm thinking these are the A-Holes that keep spamming us.

And yes Sofa this spammer has a lot of nerve spamming us on the very Post that KenB warns us not to respond to.
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: gene on May 01, 2012, 08:31:53 PM
Yep. This one seems like a real live person. Sad.

gene
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: byhammerandhand on May 02, 2012, 08:23:20 AM
I have a niece who started up a business a few years ago in a multi-level marketing organization.   She was convinced that soon she would have an army of "minions" (her words) selling and making a cut off each of them.   Now, 10 years later, she has
- bored and annoyed everyone in the family with her constant pitches
- gotten out of the house some evenings and weekends do to "parties"
- spent money going to conferences for training
- saved some money on her own purchases


Minions, minions?  Anyone?
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: sofadoc on May 02, 2012, 10:46:47 AM
In my 20's, probably like most of you, I was approached by Amway, and other pyramid schemes. After hearing their pitch for 30 minutes, it didn't take a college genius to realize that their math was fuzzy. Nobody is actually selling anything. They're all just recruiting people to be under them on the pyramid. Where's the money coming from?
I mean, if Hammer is getting 2% of my sales, and I'm getting 2% of Gene's sales, Gene's getting 2% of Kody's sales, and so on and so on. The guy at the bottom is doing a helluva lotta work! And I don't know anybody that's actually buying that stuff.
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: byhammerandhand on May 02, 2012, 12:59:22 PM
My wife is retired from the Comptroller's office of a large insurance company.   She said when the economy is bad, or people lost their jobs, they think, "Hey, I can sell life insurance."    They join, go to training and licensing, sell to their family and a few friends, then find they've exhausted their leads.  Within a year, many flush out.    Gene can tell you what it takes to sell, particularly an abstract product such as insurance.

My former boss also got involved in a multi-level marketing scheme (I always thought he was wayyyy smarter than that).  He tried to recruit me to sell $25 bottles of juice.   I told him from the beginning, absolutely NO.   He, as far as I can tell has done exactly the same,  annoyed, bored, spent money to attend go-getting seminars, and saves a little on the juice he drinks.   He told me he thought the organization was very spiritual and had good morals.   Duh, it's headquartered in Salt Lake City -- wake up and smell the juice.
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: sofadoc on May 02, 2012, 02:32:32 PM
... when the economy is bad, or people lost their jobs, they think, "Hey, I can sell life insurance."    They join, go to training and licensing, sell to their family and a few friends, then find they've exhausted their leads.  Within a year, many flush out.
Car dealers love to hire energetic young bucks as salesmen. They know the guy probably has a lot of friends. For the first month or 2, he's their new "Golden boy". He can do no wrong, at least until he has run out of friends to sell a car to. Then they toss him out like yesterday's trash.
Now the guy's got no job, and a lot fewer friends. Same with insurance salesmen. Those companies know that you're going to flame out sooner rather than later. They just get what they can out of you.
Those "high moral" juice companies hook you with the subliminal message that you will achieve prosperity through a strong faith. If you fail, it's not because the juice is over-priced crap. It's because you didn't maintain the faith.
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: Dede on July 27, 2013, 11:34:46 AM
Please tend not to click on links inside the spam issues. They generate income when you need to do and revisit post again. Bobby or I need to open each and every spam theme and erase them one by one. The newest ones are appearing out of Russia.

Just reported this, but quoted in case it disappears.  Note the author is NOT Ken.  The link is to a "plus size" fashion site (no, I didn't click it).  The author just copy n' pasted the OP in a thread about avoiding spam.  Try to be a little creative, geez...
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: sofadoc on July 27, 2013, 12:13:37 PM
Yeah, mroy was lurking about for a while last year. Always re-phrasing existing posts. I wondered if there is some sort of "spambot" technology that does that for them? I remember that while some members referred to me as "sofa", he would call me "couch". ::)
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: hdflame on July 28, 2013, 11:54:49 AM
A lot of times the spam has already been deleted by the time I see that's it's been reported! :)

Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: brmax on April 08, 2016, 10:07:37 AM
1.  What might this group promote to address spam "new member", as I think it is a new issue.

2.  Can the site have a moderation notice, that some post can be moved to a more appropriate area.

3.  Can we get installed an area for discussion of a more personal intention, as have seen in and on  other sites progression and in this, some organization as rules are a "basic", like a typical moderator mention "we can move this to this area if you like.
  ( this shouldn't be a big deal in our society)

4.  Its tough being a Boss and even in that they must designate lead persons to conduct operations, within "set guidelines" for the task. These in our day are "measureable responsibilities"

what say

Thank you and good Friday
Floyd
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: gene on April 08, 2016, 06:31:21 PM
Hi Floyd,

1. You could require new members to show city, state, email address, and post pictures of their upholstery question. This would cut out some of the spammers. I would not want to hinder, too much, new folks being able to ask questions, though. Having them post pictures with their questions would be helpful to those wanting to help as well as the those asking for help.

2. Occasionally there have been posts in weird areas and someone replies with a suggestion that they post it in the General section. So having folks who can do that automatically may be helpful. It doesn't seem to happen very often, though.

3. I think this has been mentioned before. One problem is that when you check for new posts, there might be 35 new posts all in the general chat room, and only a few in the upholstery related areas. It would be a pain to wade through these to only look at the upholstery posts. Also, there are so many other places on the internet where folks can talk about how their day was. Do we need yet another?

4. If I lost my thumb and ring finger in an industrial accident, I think I could still count on that hand the number of problems we've had on this forum in the last 10 years of so.

There are many things a forum can do, and needs to do, if it is growing or already big. This forum is on the small side and I don't see the need to make many changes. And not that changes wouldn't be helpful. I'm not sure how important it is.

Just some thoughts from a member who is grateful for having found this forum many moons ago.

gene

Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: brmax on April 08, 2016, 08:17:01 PM
A great place I found as well a few moons ago, I do appreciate the reply.

I wished the new questions could be answered or addressed in some way quicker for the few that used the designed first area, I fail to look in these other areas as new post initially and so need to work on that.
Possibly something in highlight for new post, anything as I already have a sign : )
Just for an option to help answer their question and hey if they had central America at least I have an idea who might be close, or a company that is close for that item or service etc.

Some consideration in signatures and some web site listings could be better used at IGA or pigly wigly or local sales instead of an Upholstery site. Especialy with no postings first!, pretty hokie I think of some.

I totally understand the hits or each link makes money somewhere for some one but hey, I don't do cuuupns "here"

The areas now setup are used some and I do hope get used more in the future as they benefit many interested in the soap box speaking and tech articles posted here.

Have a great weekend you all
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: KenB on October 17, 2017, 01:21:46 AM
This is a test after upgrade. Please ignore.
Title: Re: Spam Spam Spam!
Post by: KenB on October 17, 2017, 01:42:32 AM
Another test after upgrading.