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Recognizing Our Spam Hunters.  RSS feed

 
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This Thread recognizes those who  have helped to clean up spam. Those featured are known as spam hunters.

 James Freyr and Mike Jay both spotted spam today. It was passport crap. We don't have to look at that stuff now. Thank you gentlemen.

Attention other staff members. Whenever you notice a helpful spam hunter, post the name here so that all can see.
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Hey thanks! Boo spam!
 
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Thanks!  I did a double take wondering how you got the picture of me with a machine gun...
 
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Posthumous accolades to our friend, the late John Polk. 👍
 
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I gotta say thank you to Judith Browning for all the spam she's spotted and reported. You're amazing, Judith!!!

 
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Karen Donnachaidh wrote:Posthumous accolades to our friend, the late John Polk. 👍



Yes!  John was the master spam hunter and taught so many of us the ins and outs of what to look for...it can become addictive both from out here and behind the scenes. 

thank you Nicole
 
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John Polk was mentioned. Here's a thread that I started, after learning of his death. It celebrates his humor.

https://permies.com/t/68674/Late-John-Polk-spam-hunter

I used to go directly to my posts, when I first look at the site. Now, I remember what John did. Whenever he would login, he would scan down the first 20 or so topics, to see if any of them were red flag items. This could include obvious stuff that includes giveaways and links to unknown sales sites. He would also look at the new sign-ups, and watch for unlikely names, especially if they were from places that are known to produce lots of spam. Taking these few steps, only takes a few moments, if all is well. When a spammer is found, they can be dealt with, so that most visitors will never see what they were advertising.

John was a night owl, and would pop in briefly, during odd hours, that coincide with the most productive hours for spammers on the other side of the world. If you wake up at 3 a.m., this is the perfect time to scan those last 20 topics. Much of this junk shows up during the wee hours, for those of us in North America.
 
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Many times I see an old topic bumped, and when I go to see the new post there isn't one to be found. I've always assumed a spambot's post was deleted, but the rate at which they are deleted seems like it's in less than a minute lol.

Even when I am not actively posting, I still view the forums, sometimes very late at night and I have not been able to see any spam posts since I joined.

Much like the micro-organisms we can't see doing important work, the spam hunters here do efficient work that goes unseen. Thanks for keeping the place clean
 
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Big thanks to Daron Williams, chip sanft, and William Bronson on spotting and shooting down that can of "Mountain Drew" spam.




 
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Jarret Hynd wrote:Many times I see an old topic bumped, and when I go to see the new post there isn't one to be found. I've always assumed a spambot's post was deleted, but the rate at which they are deleted seems like it's in less than a minute lol.

Even when I am not actively posting, I still view the forums, sometimes very late at night and I have not been able to see any spam posts since I joined.

Much like the micro-organisms we can't see doing important work, the spam hunters here do efficient work that goes unseen. Thanks for keeping the place clean



I saw this as well and just assumed it was what I do sometimes...I start to reply to a topic, then decide I have nothing worthy of saying, erase it, and thus there is glitch in the system. The forum recognized that there was a reply (and there initially was), shows it on the "recent activity board", but when it is checked for real, there is no real response because the person replying changed their mind.

This may not be the case, but this is why I attributed it to happening so often. Surely there could not be that much spam.
 
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Surely there could not be that much spam.



oh, but there is having worked behind the scenes before I can tell you there's a steady stream.  From out front here we see only a dribble of the spammers activity and usually I can tell when Burra is not around, she and others do not let much get by them.  You would be amazed at what the staff deals with back there...and that is what makes it so smooth and pleasant out here.
 
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Travis you have no idea .... Nike shoes , Viagra , Escorts ,  "real "fake documents and Exam certs , Nigerian Princes with financial issues  services real and imagined  so much rubbish in many languages it boggles the brain frankly  .

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I actually enjoy reading that stuff. Mostly because of the plans that develop instantaneously. Ka Boom. I chuckle at some of it, and marvel at how stupid some must be, for this stuff to be worth producing.
 
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I remember once spotting spam for a wrinkle cream in the hugelkulture forum. It cracked me up, because hugels make wrinkles in your landscape!!!
 
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I remember a couple of years ago when an XXX rated spam slipped by the hunters. That was a Permie surprise! 😱
 
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David Livingston wrote:Travis you have no idea .... Nike shoes , Viagra , Escorts ,  "real "fake documents and Exam certs , Nigerian Princes with financial issues  services real and imagined  so much rubbish in many languages it boggles the brain frankly  .

David



Okay I stand corrected...

No problem, and I never meant to offend any one on the staff, I just assumed that might be what happened. I should have known.

Please accept my apologies for being wrong. Sadly I am often more wrong than right.
 
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I dont think anyone was offended Travis Its good to know that permies is a spam free zone mostly
 
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We're happy to know that our efforts are largely successful!

And, yes, things do get bumped to the top even if they aren't spam--sometimes someone posts and then they have to edit it, so only they can see it as they edit, but the thread is still bumped to the top. But, mostly, it's spam that gets deleted. And, some days there's no spam, and other days I log in and there's 12 posts by one person advertising random conferences that have nothing to do with permaculture. I'm thankful to know that I got them all taken care of before someone else noticed that the recent topic was almost all spam!
 
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That flat earth post that was on here for awhile kept getting bumped up.  Ugh.
 
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Todd Parr wrote:That flat earth post that was on here for awhile kept getting bumped up.  Ugh.



I noticed that as well.
 
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I belong to a...well...big surprise...bulldozer forum, and one guy/girl actually hacked into the site and destroyed it from within. Really? What kind of life do you NOT have to want to get involved with some people who talk about...BULDOZERS? Even I admit that I do not have a life...

Oh you should see the pictures on there, there is nothing so erotic as rusty, greasy, transmission gears and in depth discussion on how the gear puller was able to pry the housing loose after the 4th hour of trying.

Suffering snot balls, get a life hackers/spammers, and this is coming from someone with no life that talks about bulldozers!
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:This Thread recognizes those who  have helped to clean up spam. Those featured are known as spam hunters.

 James Freyr and Mike Jay both spotted spam today. It was passport crap. We don't have to look at that stuff now. Thank you gentlemen.

Attention other staff members. Whenever you notice a helpful spam hunter, post the name here so that all can see.



They must be really good because I don't think I have ever seen any spam in this forum. Thanks to all of you who keep it cleaned out without deleting real posts. Modding is never easy.
 
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David Livingston killed nine malicious threads, just a few minutes ago. He's a moderator, so not sure if he found them himself or if someone reported it. Whenever you see something that doesn't belong, particularly if it's not in English, hit the report button.
 
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Much applause for Karen Donnachaidh, Su Ba, William Bronson and Roberto Pokachinni. You guys are on the ball! Permies is all about weeds like dandelions, purslane, lambsquarters...not so much the kind that still is illegal in certain areas. Thank you for reporting spam!
 
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Big thank you to Jim Dee, Daron Williams and  S. Ayalp for smaking down spam. It's a never-ending battle, and we're grateful for your help!

 
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When permies started growing a bumper crop of spam  Henry Jabel, Walt Chase, and S. Ayalp came to our rescue!



Thank you all for reporting spam!
 
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I like the little spam Harvester. Spam is made out of mystery meat, so I'd like to see one of those with Chinese spam and Russian spam and spam from Ghana. We could dress them up in traditional costumes the help to better identify the offending groups. That might go against the niceness policy, but I think that spam is less than perfect.
 
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