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golampo and Tammy : Spam methods Alert!

By AnsuGisalas ·
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If you don't already have a way to quickly flush a user profile text, make one!
Lookit: http://www.techrepublic.com/members/profile/6951827?tag=discussion-asset-thread
I guess making profile blurbs taggable for spam is out of the question?

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That is left...

by tcavadias Staff In reply to golampo and Tammy : Spam ...

..for a reason (I have purposes left a couple profiles like that) - I need them as examples. For now anyway

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Feel free to use mine.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to That is left...

Just let me know when you're finished.

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The spammers are trying a new tactic!

Now it looks like instead of posting spam to the discussions, they will post some
nonsensical mumbo-jumbo, letters etc., BUT if you check out the member profile
page you'll find all sorts of spam links.
Couple of examples:
grigent
frigent

Just check the member profiles
<{;-)

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Yeah...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to The spammers are trying a ...

That's what I made this thread about, but it seems like Tammy knew ahead of us! :0

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The latest are not quite as blatant,

by wizard57m_cnet Moderator In reply to Yeah...

most look like some of the discussion posts they were making,
with a long sales pitch in the bio...but their posts are just jibberish.
<[;-)

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I wanted to check those profiles, but I have no idea how to find a profile

by AnsuGisalas In reply to The latest are not quite ...

...by name. I may be crazy, but I just can't figure out a way to do it :0

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Hmmm....

maybe I should have written down the profile number instead of just the name?
Anyway, I did find one in the "cache" of my browser...
http://www.techrepublic.com/members/profile/6956299

Oh, add 1 to the number, like 6956299 + 1 = 6956300
then plug that into the end when viewing "hrigent" and
press Enter, will pull up "frigent"
Enjoy <[;-)

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But Site Traffic is way up

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to The spammers are trying a ...

So it's good for TR isn't it?

Over the last week end I saw many more bits of spam posted than actual questions.

I believe that the PTB @ TR wanted more site Traffic so they have got what they want. :^0

Col

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Considering that the top spammer is still in the Power Users top 3 list,

by seanferd In reply to But Site Traffic is way u ...

it would <i>seem</i> like you are correct.

Still has an account, too.

edit: Whatever happened to italics and such? Are they gone on purpose?

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I wonder if the other breaky break trick is also out for the count...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Considering that the top ...

But I haven't the heart to try... ok, so I'm really just scared of what will happen

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