Notifications
Clear all

Clever spammer!

 
Martin L. Shoemaker
(@martin-l-shoemaker)
Platinum Member Contributor
Posts: 1751

Some of you (thank you!) have been reporting a particular spammer. This one is more clever than average. The comments you have reported have had no spam links! But the comments have been nonsensical, off-topic, in broken English.

I think the trick here is that the spammer makes a number of seemingly benign posts so as to slip past the moderators; and then at some time in the future, they add a spam link to their signature line. Since the signature is applied to all posts including old posts, the link gets retroactively added to those posts.

Clever! But not as clever as you folks. The posts are deleted and the spammer is banned.

Thank you! Now... WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!

http://Shoemaker.Space
Other worlds from award-winning author Martin L. Shoemaker
WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!
Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
NNiNN

Quote
Topic starter Posted : February 14, 2019 10:52 pm
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
Gold Star Member
Posts: 1114

Thank you, Martin!

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

ReplyQuote
Posted : February 14, 2019 11:41 pm
RETreasure
(@rschibler)
Silver Star Member
Posts: 746

clapper   clapper   clapper

Thank you, diligent mod!  fistinair

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
Available for critiques - PM for availability.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

ReplyQuote
Posted : February 14, 2019 11:58 pm
Share: