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x1a4
August 12th, 2008, 12:02 AM
Hi,
Just received a spam message from user flowers00. It contains a link that looks like a forum link asking if that's my thread, but it points to www[dot]preownedwatches[dot]us.

EDIT: <offending spam removed>

schauerlich
August 12th, 2008, 12:03 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=881001

lisati
August 12th, 2008, 12:04 AM
Drop a note to the moderators, so they can check out the user. Also be careful of putting suspicious links in publicly viewable threads.

Joeb454
August 12th, 2008, 12:04 AM
I banned that user this afternoon (it's now 00:04 where I am)

x1a4
August 12th, 2008, 01:06 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=881001

I've read most of this thread and a few other relevant ones, but couldn't find a clear answer who to report the spam to, and just created a new thread.

Joeb454
August 12th, 2008, 01:08 AM
Basically - forward the message to a mod

x1a4
August 12th, 2008, 01:10 AM
Drop a note to the moderators, so they can check out the user.

That was my first thought, but with so many moderators I didn't know who to send it to, so I just posted here. The idea was that the first available moderator/admin would see it and deal with the offending user accordingly.


Also be careful of putting suspicious links in publicly viewable threads.

Sorry about that. Although I checked the link first to make sure it isn't harmful.

x1a4
August 12th, 2008, 01:14 AM
Basically - forward the message to a mod

Anyone in particular, or just whoever is online when I see the spam?

trigsenior
August 12th, 2008, 01:19 AM
i got spam from that user as well already reported to mod.

Joeb454
August 12th, 2008, 01:26 AM
Anyone in particular, or just whoever is online when I see the spam?

Any mod that is online will likely be happy to deal with it

LaRoza
August 12th, 2008, 01:36 AM
That was my first thought, but with so many moderators I didn't know who to send it to, so I just posted here. The idea was that the first available moderator/admin would see it and deal with the offending user accordingly.


Try LaRoza, Joeb454, jacobmp92, Oldsoldier2003, p_quarles

These mods seem to be on most of the time.

Joeb454
August 12th, 2008, 02:07 AM
Are you calling me a forum addict? or borg?

If it's the 1st I'm not amused...if it's the 2nd...well you let out my big secret, and I'm not amused

;)

LaRoza
August 12th, 2008, 02:37 AM
Are you calling me a forum addict? or borg?

If it's the 1st I'm not amused...if it's the 2nd...well you let out my big secret, and I'm not amused

;)
Neither. I just noticed who is banning most of these spammer(s) attacks.

Dr Small
August 12th, 2008, 02:41 AM
Any mod that is online will likely be happy to deal with it
Forward all spam pm's to LaRoza. She lives here, so she can always help :)

LaRoza
August 12th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Forward all spam pm's to LaRoza. She lives here, so she can always help :)

But not as Joeb45 says. I am not "happy" to deal with it.

Dr Small
August 12th, 2008, 02:49 AM
But not as Joeb45 says. I am not "happy" to deal with it.
Oh? Well I could suggest someone who would be :p

Joeb454
August 12th, 2008, 11:27 AM
But not as Joeb45 says. I am not "happy" to deal with it.

:confused:

LaRoza
August 12th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Any mod that is online will likely be happy to deal with it


:confused:

I won't be happy to deal with it.

Joeb454
August 12th, 2008, 11:38 AM
oh, fair enough. Perhaps happy wasn't the right word

LaRoza
August 12th, 2008, 11:51 AM
oh, fair enough. Perhaps happy wasn't the right word

No, it wasn't.

If spam makes you happy, you have issues (I mean, more issues)

Joeb454
August 12th, 2008, 11:54 AM
:lolflag: Spam doesn't make me happy, getting rid of it makes me slightly happier however ;)

lisati
August 12th, 2008, 11:55 AM
:lolflag: Spam doesn't make me happy, getting rid of it makes me slightly happier however ;)

Reporting spam through www.spamcop.net sometimes makes me happy, particularly when I'm finished reporting it all.