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Gala
 
Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2003 11:24 am
Is anyone else in this forum getting a lot of spam in their mail? Does it have anything to do with being a member of able2know?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2003 01:30 pm
http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=207

Most internet users get spam so I'm pretty sure most a2kers do.
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New Haven
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2003 01:32 pm
Someone called me a "Bad Gramma" this morning. Following this, I received more spam telling me about instant penis enlargement.
I wish the grandma and penis people would join ranks and get their facts sorted out.
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steissd
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2003 01:34 pm
I get spam as well, but its quantity did not grow after my having joined the A2K.
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2003 01:36 pm
I get almost none, before or after joining.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2003 01:41 pm
I get spam only on the E Mail address that I use for subscriptions. On the others, I get practically no spam, and none on my Outlook Express E Mail address. On the address that I have A2K, I get practically no spam, because that is all the address is used for.
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Gala
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2003 02:40 pm
Well, I have noticed I get spam after I post here. I'm not a big Internet surfer either. I hadn't been posting for about a week and there was no spam. Yesterday I posted and that same day there were 3 new ads in my box of unsolicited material. I notice there are ads in this forum, just wondering if there is a connection.
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margo
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2003 02:45 pm
I seldom get spam, and I use this email address for most net-surfing things!

Some people are just lucky, I guess :wink:

Spam, spam spam, spam
spam, spam, soam, spam.....spaaaaaammmm!!

Love that Monty Python! (or wherever that song came from) Laughing
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Acquiunk
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2003 03:29 pm
I get none but the University I'm at has a really good filter so I wouldn't know.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2003 07:31 pm
Gala wrote:
Well, I have noticed I get spam after I post here. I'm not a big Internet surfer either. I hadn't been posting for about a week and there was no spam. Yesterday I posted and that same day there were 3 new ads in my box of unsolicited material. I notice there are ads in this forum, just wondering if there is a connection.


This has to be a coincidence, the ways a website can make you get spam are:

A) They sell your email address to others who eventually sell them to spammers. A2K does not divulge emails to anyone. This would not be related to posting, the spam would come in an increasing flow starting at the moment your email address is sold.

B) The website displays your email. Emails displayed on public pages are accesible to spam bots. Spam bots are programs that harvest email addresses from web pages. A2K has disabled the ability to make your email visible in your profile and your posts. The only way you can publish your email on A2K is to post it in the body of a message.


In both scenarios posting to A2K will not cause fluctuations in spam.
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satt fs
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2003 07:38 pm
I can assert that being an A2K member (or even an abuzz member) has no connection with receiving unsolicited mails.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 15 Apr, 2003 08:01 pm
Unless you display your email address on Abuzz in your profile. Since Abuzz profiles are public they are accessible to email harvesters.
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2003 01:04 am
I've been getting a lot of those penis enlargement spams lately myself and I don't even have one! Go figure, lol. I know they're not coming from A2K either. I always got a lot of junk mail.
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Gala
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2003 12:09 pm
satt, can you explain? I ask because this forum has advertisments , and one of the ads was Viagra like in nature. Abuzz did not advertise. and there have been times where I've questioned the exponential growth of able2know.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2003 12:41 pm
Abuzz DID advertise. Not after things went kerflooey, but before that.

What do you question about the exponential growth of A2K, btw?
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satt fs
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2003 03:58 pm
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satt, can you explain?

The reply is simple enough. I have a separate mail account for A2K (and abuzz). I have no unsolicited mails in the mail box.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2003 06:13 pm
Ah. That IS a good indicator.
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Gala
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2003 06:36 pm
I never got spam when I was on Abuzz either. Exponential growth, since I joined the membership has grown by about 5 times. I just wonder where all these people are coming from and how a forum like this grows so quickly.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2003 08:33 pm
What basis of comparison are you using to assert that this site is growing quickly? What would growth have to do with SPAM (Spam is not a selling point BTW)?

And unless the spam advertises A2K what "exponential growth" would result?

To explain how we get most members:

Pages from Abuzz.com in google (97 results on 4/16/03)


Pages from Able2Know.com listed in google (21,600 results on 4/16/03)

Here are some ways visitors found A2K through search engines:

1 607 4.16% stupid inventions
2 406 2.78% clean lcd screens
3 301 2.06% incredimail klez virus
4 225 1.54% carole abel literary agent
5 214 1.47% yellow ribbons
6 195 1.34% m7 male ad
7 170 1.16% cures to help people with obesity
8 170 1.16% plant extinction
9 170 1.16% what makes a tragedy
10 170 1.16% word riddle
11 169 1.16% a2k
12 168 1.15% bedroom remodleing
13 168 1.15% essays for sale
14 168 1.15% history of pizza toppings
15 168 1.15% shuttle explosion hoax
16 167 1.14% roman theaters in jerash-jordan
17 160 1.10% avatars jpegs
18 157 1.08% 24 hr television news channels
19 153 1.05% faux rug on cement
20 143 0.98% congressmen and retirement


Here are the last few hour's top search queries that led visitors to Able2Know:

1 53 31.74% able2know
2 48 28.74% able2know.com
3 4 2.40% www.able2know.com
4 2 1.20% able2know forum
5 2 1.20% able2know.com forums
6 2 1.20% ask history questions get answers
7 2 1.20% business unusual or funny news stories
8 2 1.20% related:www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.phpt=579
9 2 1.20% wildlife
10 1 0.60% ask questions for help get answers
11 1 0.60% a chat site to ask questions
12 1 0.60% answers to faq on the war with iraq
13 1 0.60% answers to my questions about the war on iraq
14 1 0.60% apache family relationship
15 1 0.60% ask and get answers to trivia questions
16 1 0.60% ask questions about iraq
17 1 0.60% ask questions about the war in iraq
18 1 0.60% ask questions about turkey
19 1 0.60% ask questions and get answers back about the
20 1 0.60% ask questions and get free answers marketing
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Gala
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2003 08:40 pm
Craven your statistics are wasted on me. i'm asserting that the exponential growth of this forum because it is advertised every time I log on-

No, the growth has nothing to do with the spam. Are you getting in a snit over this? I can't tell.
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