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    Received 2 emails notifying me I had a reply to a thread - both bogus

    I received 2 emails about replies to a thread I started Reply to thread 'How to get Supertux 0.6.0 on Ubuntu 18.04' that look just like regular replies but, there is no reply there.
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    Re: Received 2 emails notifying me I had a reply to a thread - both bogus

    They are not bogus notifications. Did you not read the text of the quoted messages? They were spam posts to your thread - obviously so, complete with spam links - which have now been removed from your thread. The forum software simply notifies you of all replies before we have had a chance to get rid of the garbage.

    As soon as I've posted I'll edit your posts to remove the spam bit of the notifications. Please do not quote spam posts - you are simply doing the spammers job for them.
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    Re: Received 2 emails notifying me I had a reply to a thread - both bogus

    Is this spam coming from Ubuntu Forums info@ubuntuforums.org?

    I do not understand, I received one of these before and replied on the thread, looked back and there was no post. So, I replied to a ghost.

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    Re: Received 2 emails notifying me I had a reply to a thread - both bogus

    For heavens sake - read my post above!
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    Re: Received 2 emails notifying me I had a reply to a thread - both bogus

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecat View Post
    They are not bogus notifications. Did you not read the text of the quoted messages? They were spam posts to your thread - obviously so, complete with spam links - which have now been removed from your thread. The forum software simply notifies you of all replies before we have had a chance to get rid of the garbage.

    As soon as I've posted I'll edit your posts to remove the spam bit of the notifications. Please do not quote spam posts - you are simply doing the spammers job for them.
    Oh, yes I read everything but, I did not know they were removed nor was there anything obvious about this.

    You can delete this thread. I'll remove the 2 emails from the 1st post. Either way is fine with me.

    Now, that I know, I won't be fooled again. I was getting several messages that were from spam artists I figured out after about 3 of them.
    Changed who can send me messages to admins and friends.

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    Re: Received 2 emails notifying me I had a reply to a thread - both bogus

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecat View Post
    For heavens sake - read my post above!
    Excuse me! I was busy replying to your reply

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    Re: Received 2 emails notifying me I had a reply to a thread - both bogus

    Agreed, the notifications were not bogus. In short, a spammer replies to a thread and notification email goes out. The spam comes to the attention of the forum staff, who remove the spam from public gaze. The recipient of the notification returns to the thread, and the reply has disappeared from the thread. It happens sometimes.
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