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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2011, 09:29:09 AM »

Do people actually get business that way, or are they on a 'pay-per-click' scheme?

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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2011, 12:33:49 AM »

remendlong just took a serious spam-dump on the Fantasy Craft forum.
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« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2011, 01:42:42 AM »

What he ^ said. Remendlong needs to take a long trip off a short plank.
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« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2011, 07:50:24 AM »

^  But.. but.. he's telling us how Solar Panels are made!!  lol. 
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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2011, 09:41:34 AM »

I am currently trying to figure out how to restrict HMTL in forum signatures. I know that will impact some of our folks, but honestly sig spam is the main reason spammers are hitting this board now.
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« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2011, 07:07:49 PM »

I am currently trying to figure out how to restrict HMTL in forum signatures.

When it really comes down to it, there's little need for URL's in sigs. If you've got a website, there is a separate section of the profile that will hold the link. Not as easy to see, maybe, but it's a minor loss in the war against spammers.
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« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2011, 03:31:36 AM »

Now placing bets on the first robotic posting from new member AinaG1.
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« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2011, 04:13:33 AM »

With a name like that, they're almost certain to. I think the only ones who can get away with not posting are the ones with female usernames. They're banking on the hordes of guys here checking out their profiles then clicking on the links.

Sure, it's a stereotype for male gamers, but I'm guessing there are enough people out there falling for it that it's seen as an effective tactic. After all, someone's got to be replying to the Nigerian mail scams or they would have stopped years ago.
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« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2011, 04:46:48 AM »

Why would people even follow links that are obviously ads?
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« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2011, 04:49:04 AM »

I'd hazzard that Jimlary is our latest invader, using some clever search and replace algorithms, judging by the extraneous spaces
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« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2011, 08:32:37 AM »

Say hello to our new forum member christmasyard...and by hello, I mean goodbye.
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« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2011, 02:56:21 PM »

Oh looky. With torxD09 they aren't even trying to hide it anymore.
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« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2011, 03:46:35 AM »

Reynaaly22 and his "cheap health insurance ca" signature are showing a definite pattern - not only are you getting spamed with malicious and successful membership applications, they're probably all being done by the same advertisement service provider who has logged all of the CAPTCHA options (jpg name/correct entry) associated with this site and and is pulsing new false id's in here on a clockwork automated schedule.
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« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2011, 04:30:42 AM »

It's a pity you can't use a page reference challenge without locking out folks without the core book
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« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2011, 01:23:20 AM »

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Now the buggers are using proper icons, too.
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