Increase in Spam...

 

Seems like a lot of Spam type posts in the last few days. Anyone else notice? Just curious...

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Yes, there has been

I'm sure Miss POI will be right back on top of things once her vacation is over.

She & Jon DESERVE this break so I guess we can ignore these SPAM postings for a few more days before Miss POI gets her sledgehammer out.

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Did not know that...

I didn't know they took care of this issue personally. I hope they enjoy their break! The spam doesn't bother me so much, just noticed there seemed to be an increase. Have a good weekend!

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Borg Queen is not manning the ship

Now you can see what happens when the Borg Queen is not at her post full time.

Sorry about the spam guys. We do spend a lot of time making sure that these do not pop up when we are home.

Miss POI

We have noticed that over

We have noticed that over the last few days we have had an increase in spam. This could be to the recent article that came out in the dredge reports or some other publicity that might have us looking like a great way to increase add clicks.

We are clearing them out and blocking them every morning as we find them.

Miss POI

Don't feel bad--

Everybody is seeing an increase in spam e-mails, blog spam, and other annoyances.

Thanks again for all your hard work, building and maintaining this great community!

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Shame

Its a shame you have to spend so much time "taking out the trash." sad But, I guess that's the nature of the internet.

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What spam

garyandrhoda wrote:

Seems like a lot of Spam type posts in the last few days. Anyone else notice? Just curious...

Spam, what spam? smile I prefer bacon with my eggs ^.^

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I never liked

I never liked SPAM....LOL
David

Just shows you how much work there is to running a good site.

Thanks, for all of the good work. I really enjoy this site!

feature

Admin/site owner needs to add a "report this post" feature to ever post

good example is videohelp.com (I'm a member there) spam posts don't last minutes before someone reports the spam to admin right way

example for "report this post"
http://forum.videohelp.com/topic371926.html

http://forum.videohelp.com/topic306366.html

example for banning spammers lol(spammer's post was edited by the admin)

http://forum.videohelp.com/topic306366.html

Thanks, for all of the good

Thanks, for all of the good work.

DEATH TO SPAM! Heck..I run

DEATH TO SPAM!

Heck..I run my own mail server at home.
Granted, its not a public board but the spam is HUGE.
I use live spam DB's(spam assassin) and disallow any connections from any IP blocks from 'overseas'.
Whacking IP's from overseas alone reduced spam by 80%!
No processing/checking/evaluation. Any such connection goes straight to the bit bucket.

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dood wrote:

I use live spam DB's(spam assassin) and disallow any connections from any IP blocks from 'overseas'.
Whacking IP's from overseas alone reduced spam by 80%!
No processing/checking/evaluation. Any such connection goes straight to the bit bucket.

Yeah, but what if a REAL Nigerian prince tries to contact you to help him save his country's treasure. What then???

REAL Nigerian prince

If he knows my e-mail then he can find out my phone number then call call me or send a messenger laugh out loud

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I'll let you help

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:
dood wrote:

I use live spam DB's(spam assassin) and disallow any connections from any IP blocks from 'overseas'.

Yeah, but what if a REAL Nigerian prince tries to contact you to help him save his country's treasure. What then???

I'll let you handle the weeding of the requests from all the sick Christian old ladies dying of [insert disease here] whose late husband/lover/attorney just happened to find [insert numbers here] million [dollars/pounds] in an unclaimed account and they need help in siphoning the money into a "safe tax haven" like the US.

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A delicacy in Hawaii

dmartin151 wrote:

I never liked SPAM....LOL
David

Actually in Hawaii it appears to be a delicacy

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Spam - the luncheon meat

Opencanoepaddler wrote:
dmartin151 wrote:

I never liked SPAM....LOL
David

Actually in Hawaii it appears to be a delicacy

Also comes in a Garlic variety, as well as Spicy Spam - with Tabasco Sauce built right in. Yum-o!

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Spam done right!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE

Scene: A cafe. One table is occupied by a group of Vikings.

A husband and wife enter.

Man (Eric Idle): You sit here, dear.
Wife (Graham Chapman in drag): All right.
Man (to Waitress): Morning!
Waitress (Terry Jones, in drag): Morning!
Husband: Well, what've you got?
Waitress: Well, there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage, and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon, and spam; egg, bacon, sausage, and spam; spam, bacon, sausage, and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon, and spam; spam, sausage, spam, spam, bacon, spam, tomato, and spam;
Vikings (starting to chant): Spam spam spam spam...
Waitress: ...spam, spam, spam, egg, and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam...
Vikings (singing): Spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam!
Waitress: ...or Lobster Thermidor a Crevette with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam.
Wife: Have you got anything without spam?
Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage, and spam, that's not got much spam in it.
Wife: I don't want ANY spam!
Husband: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam, and sausage?
Wife: THAT'S got spam in it!
Husband: Hasn't got as much spam in it as spam, egg, sausage, and spam, has it?
Vikings: Spam spam spam spam (crescendo through next few lines)
Wife: Could you do the egg bacon spam and sausage without the spam then?
Waitress: Urgghh!
Wife: What do you mean 'Urgghh'? I don't like spam!
Vikings: Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!)
Waitress: Shut up!
Vikings: Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!
Waitress: Shut up! (Vikings stop) Bloody Vikings! You can't have egg, bacon, spam, and sausage without the spam.
Wife (shrieks): I don't like spam!
Husband: Sshh, dear, don't cause a fuss. I'll have your spam. I love it. I'm having spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, beaked beans, spam, spam, spam, and spam!
Vikings (singing): Spam, spam, spam, spam. Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!
Waitress: Shut up!! Baked beans are off.
Husband: Well could I have her spam instead of the baked beans then?
Waitress: You mean spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam... (but it is too late and the Vikings drown her words)
Vikings (singing elaborately): Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam! Wonderful spam! Spam spa-a-a-am spam spa-a-a-am spam. Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Spam spam spam spam!

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Spam done right!

Love spam,peanut butter,and hard boiled egg. great morning picker upper smile

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Together?

johnm405 wrote:

Love spam,peanut butter,and hard boiled egg. great morning picker upper smile

Together, at the same time? shock

Your stomach is stronger than mine!

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Together

that what my wife and kids say. It is good. Same with begal peanut butter and cream cheese spread, (chives & onion)

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Food fights

When I was a kid in school (50s and 60s) the government commodities program gave big tins of spam to the schools for their hot lunch program. Our school cooks came up wth this idea of pouring a honey mustard glaze over it and baking it ... they called it "glazed luncheon loaf" hoping the name wouild somehow make it more palitable.

Of course nobody ate it, but it was wonderful for lunchroom food fights.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Love it !

Fried Spam & Eggs (over easy)

Yum - still enjoy it after about 65 years.

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

looks like im having spam

looks like im having spam and eggs for lunch today

Dang!

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:
dood wrote:

I use live spam DB's(spam assassin) and disallow any connections from any IP blocks from 'overseas'.
Whacking IP's from overseas alone reduced spam by 80%!
No processing/checking/evaluation. Any such connection goes straight to the bit bucket.

Yeah, but what if a REAL Nigerian prince tries to contact you to help him save his country's treasure. What then???

I guess I'll just have to accept the fact that I 'lost at life's lottery'...

Now..if you dont mind I'll be off to work now to pay my tons of taxes along with the rest of the dumb schmucks..

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You mean

Oh man, I can't believe you guys know about that Nigerian offer. I'm glad I sent my ernest money fast so I will be the first one to claim the money.

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well what do you know!

a_user wrote:
GadgetGuy2008 wrote:
dood wrote:

I use live spam DB's(spam assassin) and disallow any connections from any IP blocks from 'overseas'.

Yeah, but what if a REAL Nigerian prince tries to contact you to help him save his country's treasure. What then???

I'll let you handle the weeding of the requests from all the sick Christian old ladies dying of [insert disease here] whose late husband/lover/attorney just happened to find [insert numbers here] million [dollars/pounds] in an unclaimed account and they need help in siphoning the money into a "safe tax haven" like the US.

Hmmmmm, looks like you know the Nigerian Prince personally, you even have his patter down pat.

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Yep!

BobDee wrote:
a_user wrote:

I'll let you handle the weeding of the requests from all the sick Christian old ladies dying of [insert disease here] whose late husband/lover/attorney just happened to find [insert numbers here] million [dollars/pounds] in an unclaimed account and they need help in siphoning the money into a "safe tax haven" like the US.

Hmmmmm, looks like you know the Nigerian Prince personally, you even have his patter down pat.

Gave 'em your email.

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His name..

BobDee wrote:
a_user wrote:
GadgetGuy2008 wrote:
dood wrote:

I use live spam DB's(spam assassin) and disallow any connections from any IP blocks from 'overseas'.

Yeah, but what if a REAL Nigerian prince tries to contact you to help him save his country's treasure. What then???

I'll let you handle the weeding of the requests from all the sick Christian old ladies dying of [insert disease here] whose late husband/lover/attorney just happened to find [insert numbers here] million [dollars/pounds] in an unclaimed account and they need help in siphoning the money into a "safe tax haven" like the US.

Hmmmmm, looks like you know the Nigerian Prince personally, you even have his patter down pat.

His name...is Bob. grin

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Nuvi 350 Born Oct 07 - Nuvi 660 Unit #2 (re)Born Sept 08 - Nuvi 360(Gift to 'the chick' yet maintained by myself) Born July 08

Spam

Actually, Spam can be taken care of by clever script writing, And staying a step ahead of them with captcha.
If your windmill is not present you must pass the Captcha test to post because the chance of being a spammer has increased 10 fold. Then the Admin's work load won't have to focus on spam, and we don't have to read it either.

http://drupal.org/project/captcha

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In my opinion, (you know

In my opinion, (you know what they say about opinions), having to authenticate every time I posted would turn me off pretty quick. Probably a lot of other folks too.

Much easier would be to just set an approval flag on all new members and approve the first x number of posts. X could vary by some set of how well the approver felt that day.

It doesn't take long to figure out if a new user is a spammer or not, especially if they don't know there is moderation in place for new members. Their posts just don't show up as quickly.

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Thanks.

Your SPAM-avoidance efforts are appreciated. How much would you charge to monitor my personal email SPAM (ha!).

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you are correct sir, and you opinions are always valued to me

phranc wrote:

In my opinion, (you know what they say about opinions), having to authenticate every time I posted would turn me off pretty quick. Probably a lot of other folks too.

Much easier would be to just set an approval flag on all new members and approve the first x number of posts. X could vary by some set of how well the approver felt that day.

It doesn't take long to figure out if a new user is a spammer or not, especially if they don't know there is moderation in place for new members. Their posts just don't show up as quickly.

Of course this is In my opinion also, (you know what they say about opinions) and I do!

That's why I said non windmill members, hoping to create a reason to get a windmill faster.
The method you mention would create more work for Maryann and take her away from other things she could be doing for the betterment of the factory if she had to verify every message and okay it for post.

So maybe just a captcha the first and every x number of posts to verify a real person, without a windmill. And of course a windmill gives you vested rights and you no longer are a security risk for spam.

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The latest dose of spam is

The latest dose of spam is not from a spam bot. We do have systems in place to keep most spam out.

Miss POI

The latest dose

The Latest Dose - is that like getting a social disease?

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The latest dose

Yea kind of, since this is a social network!

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Spam

It's a Hormel acroynm for special ham. It is good meat just a lot of perservatives to keep the shelf life high.

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John_nuvi_

TV

I've even seen a return of "SPAM" commercials on TV lately... Kinda fits, eh??

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Spam POI's?

miss poi wrote:

The latest dose of spam is not from a spam bot. We do have systems in place to keep most spam out.

Miss POI

It is amazing how Miss Poi keeps looking straight ahead even when others are taking twisted paths through this spam jungle.
I guess someone will soon request a POI list of restaurants who serve spam and or the many ways to prepare it;
Look, you have me doing it nowwwwww!!!

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Thanks

Thank you for all the hard work in keeping this site usefull!

Increase in Spam...

I just had text messaging shut down on my cell phone because I was starting to get spam on that. I don't text message so I have never took a plan for using it, and each message costs me 20 cents coming in or going out.

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this is the city of dorks and nerds

PastorMC wrote:
miss poi wrote:

The latest dose of spam is not from a spam bot. We do have systems in place to keep most spam out.

Miss POI

It is amazing how Miss Poi keeps looking straight ahead even when others are taking twisted paths through this spam jungle.
I guess someone will soon request a POI list of restaurants who serve spam and or the many ways to prepare it;
Look, you have me doing it nowwwwww!!!

I have stopped trying to keep the clowns in this community on topic. It helps that I am a total cornball myself and enjoy the silliness.

Miss POI

"No, the whole premise is

"No, the whole premise is silly and it's very badly written. I'm the senior officer here and I haven't had a funny line yet. So I'm stopping it."
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7f/Graham_Chapman...

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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

Oh Look! I'm

miss poi wrote:
PastorMC wrote:
miss poi wrote:

The latest dose of spam is not from a spam bot. We do have systems in place to keep most spam out.

Miss POI

It is amazing how Miss Poi keeps looking straight ahead even when others are taking twisted paths through this spam jungle.
I guess someone will soon request a POI list of restaurants who serve spam and or the many ways to prepare it;
Look, you have me doing it nowwwwww!!!

I have stopped trying to keep the clowns in this community on topic. It helps that I am a total cornball myself and enjoy the silliness.

Miss POI

ON
TOPIC

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Acronym

agg9900 wrote:

It's a Hormel acroynm for special ham. It is good meat just a lot of perservatives to keep the shelf life high.

I thought SPAM was "Stuff Posing As Meat".

spam

Or maybe "Spoils Processed And Marketed" smile

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More on SPAM

Panache wrote:
agg9900 wrote:

It's a Hormel acroynm for special ham. It is good meat just a lot of perservatives to keep the shelf life high.

I thought SPAM was "Stuff Posing As Meat".

I kind of like the first description best:)
"Shoulder of Pork and Ham"

Name origin
Introduced on July 5, 1937, the name "Spam" was chosen when the product, whose original name was far less memorable (Hormel Spiced Ham), began to lose market share. The name was chosen from multiple entries in a naming contest. A Hormel official once stated that the original meaning of the name "Spam" was "Shoulder of Pork and Ham".[6] According to writer Marguerite Patten in Spam – The Cookbook, the name was suggested by Kenneth Daigneau, an actor and the brother of a Hormel vice president, who was given a $100 prize for coming up with the name.[7] At one time, the official explanation was that the name was a portmanteau of "Spiced Ham". According to the British documentary-reality show "1940's House", when SPAM was offered by the US to those affected by WWII in the UK, SPAM stood for Specially Processed American Meats. Many jocular backronyms have been devised, such as "Something Posing As Meat", "Specially Processed Artificial Meat", "Stuff, Pork and Ham", "Spare Parts Animal Meat" and "Special Product of Austin Minnesota".[8]

According to Hormel's trademark guidelines, Spam should be spelled with all capital letters and treated as an adjective, as in the phrase "SPAM luncheon meat".

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Maybe I should get some Spam

Maybe I should get some Spam gift certificates to send out to the Cow's each week.

Miss POI

But that would be mixing

miss poi wrote:

Maybe I should get some Spam gift certificates to send out to the Cow's each week.

Miss POI

Pork and beef.

Maybe we can ask the media to stop referring to speial appropriations in Congressional Legislation as Pork and call it SPAM instead?

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oh boy, oh boy...

miss poi wrote:

Maybe I should get some Spam gift certificates to send out to the Cow's each week.

Miss POI

when am I getting my SPAM? mrgreen

p.s. I'm taking a break from the Target file update. My back is hurting I've been in this chair for so long.

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