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Reporting Spam on A2K [resolved]

 
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 06:36 am
i always report the spam i see

and as for this

jespah wrote:
Regardless of how much fun it seems to be, please do not poke at the spammers. Frankly, it can shade over into TOS violations. I am not posting on this topic to call anyone out but really, it's got to stop. I cannot make this any clearer. Thank you.


i'll stop


but those posts in that weird chicken scratch are gonna be hard to not make a stupid comment about
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 06:55 am
Roberta wrote:
jespah wrote:

And -- please don't bin the responses.


Hi Jes, What does this mean? And I hope I haven't done it. If I have, I'll stop.


This means that the responses are being tagged as spam by your email provider. I know that that can happen automatically; I'm just asking for it not to be done deliberately, or else how are we going to reach people?

Oh -- the chicken scratch -- it's Russian, Belarussian or Ukrainian spam from spambots.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 07:09 am
Quote:
it's Russian, Belarussian or Ukrainian spam from spambots.


I thought we won the Cold War.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 07:11 am
ok ok ok...


~ hanging head


I wont call them a bunghole, f****r, or tell em to piss off anymore Embarrassed


So how do I 'un bin" help desk tags?
When I approached help desk before.. that email I recieved no problem, but the tags that say " thanks for reporting spam... etc.." I dont recieve those?
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 07:46 am
shewolfnm wrote:
ok ok ok...


~ hanging head


I wont call them a bunghole, f****r, or tell em to piss off anymore Embarrassed


So how do I 'un bin" help desk tags?
When I approached help desk before.. that email I recieved no problem, but the tags that say " thanks for reporting spam... etc.." I dont recieve those?


I'm not sure. This is a thing with your email provider. What you probably need to do is add *@able2know.com to your safe sender list.
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Dorothy Parker
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 07:56 am
I have never reported this thing you call "SPAM".

The reason for this is that I would not be entirely sure what it is. Embarrassed

Is it just a new thread with a link that looks like an advertisement for something?

I would probably have left any reporting to other members for fear of being reprimanded myself for doing the wrong thing. Duurrr.

If anyone would care to educate me on what to look out for, I would be delighted.

D.P.

x
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 08:03 am
Dorothy Parker- The most obvious spam would be one where a brand new member waxes rhapsodic about something, and then provides a link to it.

There are some spammers who simply post lists of links.

BTW, never, never click on any of those links. You can never tell where they will take you.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 08:10 am
isn't this ironic

direct from the new posts page

Reporting Spam on A2K

Ýëåêòðîîáîðóäîâàíèå âàç 21013



you say belarusian
i say chicken scratch

belarusian
chicken scratch
chicken scratch
belarusian

let's call the whole thing off Very Happy
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Dorothy Parker
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 08:21 am
Ok cool.

Thanks Phoenix

x
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TTH
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 11:44 am
Roberta I did not know what that meant either. I am glad you asked.

Phoenix32890 uh, I have been doing that and believe me you don't want to know where it takes you. Thank You for posting that. I really didn't want to click on them but, I took the chance anyway. I just figured it was better to take the chance rather than ignore it.

jespah I was clicking on the links to see if it was spam. If it was I reported it and sometimes it wasn't even though it appeared to be. I don't want to ignore it if I think it is. So, if I don't click on the link to find out if it is or not how do I know whether to report it or not. I don't want to create more work for someone. How would you like that handled?

Otherwise, if I am unsure do I report it or ignore it?
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 12:13 pm
That's a nice question, trying to help. Still. . . . Every once in a while, there will be an offer of a free spam <oh> posted in forum help, that just could be well intended. I'm just not willing to open my computer to the problems that could be caused by accepting the link.

I will, however, refrain from commenting. Still, I recall one poor feller soliciting help in getting together with his boy friend in Canada. Probably against tos, but he didn't post a link, and I kind of felt sorry for him.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 12:20 pm
tryingtohelp wrote:

jespah I was clicking on the links to see if it was spam.



spam is unsolicited advertisement

A2k does not allow advertisements. Period. I dont care if it is for viagra, or a cheap plane ticket.

If the thread starts out in ANY form of a sale " Buy viagra"- " Looking for a good download?" etc......etc.

it is spam

Report it.

simple.
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TTH
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 12:40 pm
Some are obvious and some aren't (to me).

Someone might ask a question on a subject matter that seems legit. Then provide the link and ask for any comments on the subject matter.

Some of those are legit. Some of them are spam ??????

Those are the ones I don't know what to do?

I realize I have been risking my computer Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad That has been a risk I have been willing to take.

I just feel quilty if I think it is spam and don't click on it to make sure it is before I report it. Almost like walking away and not getting involved. I also don't want to clutter the hamsters with reports that I am not sure if they are
spam but I suspect they are.
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TTH
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 12:47 pm
There was one in the test or help section just a few minutes ago with a link.
I clicked on it. I reported it and asked if it violated the TOS.

I will risk my computer only because I rather see the TOS followed then not report the spam. That is the risk I choose to take. I realize that. Unless I hear a better way I will still do it because I feel it is the right thing to do.
IMO only.

Edit: I have to go but, I did want to wish everyone a Happy Easter.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 12:51 pm
DON'T click on the link. Just report it. The moderators will figure out if it is spam for sure.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 12:57 pm
If you click on the link, tth, it encourages them to put more SPAM on
this site.

I report it, mostly without any response on the thread, but I did start
writing "reported" underneath to avoid double reporting.
I won't do that now. Embarrassed
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JPB
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 01:14 pm
If I'm unsure whether or not it's spam I just stick a question mark in the report. Spam?
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 02:09 pm
I am not concerned if a link is spam, once I report it. My concern is that the link may take me to either something that I do not want to see (like explicit porn), or to a malicious site that could cause mischief with my computer.

A little paranoia is a beautiful thing! :wink:
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 02:14 pm
I figure if the whole point of the post--particularly from a brand new member--is to push another website of any kind that this is Spam.

Porn...Viagra...dying children....enviromental action...selling legal services...looking for customers....editing manuscripts....

If they are using A2K for advertising it is Spam.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 02:21 pm
Interesting thread. Now, about that penis enlargement I always wanted to sell you, Phoenix ....
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