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Brad R. Torgersen
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We'll see how well that keeps the robo-spammers away.

Ping me if you spot any of them slipping through. Thanks.

Coming up: "Life Flight," in Analog magazine
Coming up: "The Chaplain's War," from Baen Books
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Topic starter Posted : March 29, 2017 8:50 pm
J'nae Rae
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lapedVet is a spammer.

HM Q1 2015, Q3 & Q4 2016.
R Q1 & Q2 2017
The Trade's On, in Issue 8 of Sci Phi Journal, November 2015
Naidin's Song: Blood Bound, published August 2016
Nine-Tenths, on Empyreome (Weekly Flash Fiction,) June 2017
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Posted : March 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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lapedVet is a spammer.

A very active one, at that.

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, ?, ?
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Posted : April 1, 2017 1:05 am
Brad R. Torgersen
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Okay, those spammers have been nuked. I re-checked the new user verification system. Hmmmm . . . maybe I need to make the questions more challenging? If we keep getting hammered this week, I will switch it up.

Coming up: "Life Flight," in Analog magazine
Coming up: "The Chaplain's War," from Baen Books
www.bradrtorgersen.com
Nebula, Hugo, and Campbell nominee.

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Topic starter Posted : April 2, 2017 3:13 pm
J'nae Rae
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We have two more spammers. They posted in Business of Publishing.

HM Q1 2015, Q3 & Q4 2016.
R Q1 & Q2 2017
The Trade's On, in Issue 8 of Sci Phi Journal, November 2015
Naidin's Song: Blood Bound, published August 2016
Nine-Tenths, on Empyreome (Weekly Flash Fiction,) June 2017
wotf024

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Posted : June 14, 2017 5:43 am
RaeSnow
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I'm thinking dalept4 is a spammer as well.

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
- Ernest Hemingway

Vol. 34: Q2 - R

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Posted : July 15, 2017 2:25 am
amyhg
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Pretty sure dalept4 is spamming porn...

v33: Q3 - R; Q4 - R
v34: Q1 - R; Q2 - SECOND PLACE! Q3 - HM (oops...?)
http://www.amyhenriegillett.com

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Posted : July 16, 2017 2:40 am
amyhg
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As entertaining as the irony is, Beverlyalcock is spamming a custom essay writing service.

v33: Q3 - R; Q4 - R
v34: Q1 - R; Q2 - SECOND PLACE! Q3 - HM (oops...?)
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Posted : July 16, 2017 2:46 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Williamhawk keeps dumping all kinds of spam everywhere. It's not even remotely writing related anymore. Please help.

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, ?, ?
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Posted : October 4, 2017 1:12 am
jficke13
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Yeah this williamhawk dude is getting pretty annoying. And setting him to "foe" doesn't seem to do anything.

HM x2, Vol. 34 Q4 - 3rd. http://www.jonficke.com

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Posted : October 7, 2017 1:01 am
RETreasure
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Agreed! I can’t read his posts but still get notifications for them. Can we please throw him off the island?

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, P
ALWAYS available for critiques.

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Posted : October 7, 2017 1:07 am
Rebecca Birch
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Williamhawk keeps dumping all kinds of spam everywhere. It's not even remotely writing related anymore. Please help.

Fourthed.

Rebecca Birch
Finalist - 2, SF - 1, SHM - 1, HM - 18, R - 6
Words of Birch
Short Story Collection--Life Out of Harmony and Other Tales of Wonder

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Posted : October 7, 2017 10:33 am
morganb
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Pretty sure FictionMuse is also a spammer.

~Morgan

"If you can do it for joy, you can do it forever."
- Stephen King

Drop me a line at https://morganbroadhead.com

HM x 1
R x 4

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Posted : October 18, 2017 2:32 am
Rebecca Birch
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Pretty sure FictionMuse is also a spammer.

~Morgan

FictionMuse is generally posting links to interviews or articles about authors/editors in the business, in the Interviews subforum. This one doesn't bother me.

Rebecca Birch
Finalist - 2, SF - 1, SHM - 1, HM - 18, R - 6
Words of Birch
Short Story Collection--Life Out of Harmony and Other Tales of Wonder

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Posted : October 18, 2017 5:14 am
RETreasure
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Posts: 690

Agreed. Not spam just a focused account.

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, P
ALWAYS available for critiques.

www.rebeccaetreasure.com

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Posted : October 18, 2017 5:20 am
morganb
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Agreed. Not spam just a focused account.

I've always been afraid to click on the link because it just looks sketchy, and there's no intro or anything in the posts -- just the hyperlink. Has anyone actually followed the link? Does it work? Looks like code that would blow up my computer! lol

~Morgan

"If you can do it for joy, you can do it forever."
- Stephen King

Drop me a line at https://morganbroadhead.com

HM x 1
R x 4

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Posted : October 18, 2017 11:46 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Agreed. Not spam just a focused account.

I've always been afraid to click on the link because it just looks sketchy, and there's no intro or anything in the posts -- just the hyperlink. Has anyone actually followed the link? Does it work? Looks like code that would blow up my computer! lol

~Morgan

Yeah, I read those blog posts sometimes. I think File770.com is FictionMuse's website. The different links are usually to different interviews.

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, ?, ?
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : October 19, 2017 2:47 am
Dustin Adams
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Pretty sure FictionMuse is also a spammer.
~Morgan

Nope. He's Carl, a guy who is into the writing world, more than generating and submitting stories. He's done a lot of work for David over at Diabolical Plots.

2x Finalist
2x Semi
5x Silver
9x HM
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Posted : November 7, 2017 12:28 am
jficke13
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So... uh... about that spam filter. Something got through in the Illustration sub-forum.

HM x2, Vol. 34 Q4 - 3rd. http://www.jonficke.com

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Posted : November 27, 2017 8:58 am
Disgruntled Peony
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So... uh... about that spam filter. Something got through in the Illustration sub-forum.

Yeaaaaaah...

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, ?, ?
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : November 27, 2017 10:54 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Wow. Just... wow. The account is literally posting a new thread every ten seconds.

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, ?, ?
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : November 27, 2017 2:57 pm
morganb
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Need to give derispaka25 the old boot...

~Morgan

"If you can do it for joy, you can do it forever."
- Stephen King

Drop me a line at https://morganbroadhead.com

HM x 1
R x 4

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Posted : November 29, 2017 1:56 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Posts: 1034

We've got another one: docmind01.

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, ?, ?
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : December 9, 2017 12:49 pm
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