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#1 Bigfoot

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:12 PM

Big Foot is in Benevolent Mood, and Whatbird is and continues to be under attack by the Spammers.

So now we will start a little contest.... Striving for the Gold Star.

There are free posts to be won here, FREE POSTS and a Gold Star, What more could you ask for.

The FIRST person to report a Spammer gets one point.

Five "First Reports" is awarded a Bronze Star and 5 Free posts.

Ten "First Reports" is awarded a Silver Star and 20 Free Posts.

Fifteen " First Reports" is awarded a GOLD STAR and 100 Free Posts.

First reporters will be advised on this thread and thanks for your participation.

MUST BE REAL SPAM. If you post spam and report it, Bigfoot will know, as BIGFOOT knows ALL. (Except who the spammers are)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:19 PM

OK This last Spam report was first posted by
Desertthorn

But
ceylon

Was the first to click the Report button.

So one point for each in this case but from now on, to get a point you must click the "Report" button below to the right and by the MultiQuote button.

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#3 Melissa :)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:24 PM

How do you report spam? And how do you know if it is spam?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:30 PM

There's a report button at the bottom right of each post. It's light gray, but if you roll over it, it'll darken.

When it's spam, ya know it. ;)
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:31 PM

Really? I haven't noticed any... but i guess that's a good thing :P .

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

Wow, I won, can't tell a duck from a goose, but I can spot a spammer a mile away.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:48 PM

Is it like or different then a regular post?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:54 PM

Is it like or different then a regular post?


Melissa

Spam is what the computer industry calls posts that place Advertizements in forums. Spamming is like the members log in to Whatbird and try to sell the members 'Leather Bags' or Rent Apartments. There is no one thing that spam "IS" it is just not proper use of the forums for sales purposes.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:56 PM

Oooooooh okay. Thanks!! I was confused cause I had never seen any.

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#10 Desertthorn

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:16 AM

It seems like a huge waste of time to spam. It takes some doing to set up an account, and in about a minute they are found out and deleted. They must have more time than sense.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:58 AM

Not every forum is so well policed as this - or even at all.

By spamming, search engine reputation (inbound links) is raised. That's incredibly valuable as its, at present, the key to overall ranking behind new content.

Paying people to register accounts is remarkably inexpensive. They have scripts that find the search engines, and take care of everything but the challenge/response. The scripts are even able to make somewhat sensible posts!
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:00 AM

Melissa

Spam is what the computer industry calls posts that place Advertizements in forums. Spamming is like the members log in to Whatbird and try to sell the members 'Leather Bags' or Rent Apartments. There is no one thing that spam "IS" it is just not proper use of the forums for sales purposes.

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Can you indicate what field marks or range information you use to identify Spam, Bigfoot? LOL

One thing that seems to be universal in the Spam department is a message that has absolutely nothing to do with birds. Also, I find the message often doesn't make any sense, and may be obviously a computer translation. Lots of clickable links on non-bird-related words also seem to go with Spam.

Keep slamming it with that big hammer of yours!!!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:07 AM

One thing that seems to be universal in the Spam department is a message that has absolutely nothing to do with birds.


I remember a spammer in the old forum (before Bigfoot) who posted quite a bit. I wonder if those posts are still around. They posted on topic, but seemed off. I was always curious about the links in the signature going to seo type sites. Someone finally gave them the boot.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:06 AM

Ok... This one goes to Limpkin Reported 2 minutes after the OP. One First for Limpkin

Scores

1 Limpkin
1 Desertthorn
1 Ceylon

ALSO (BELLS RINGING>>> Fan fair) There are PRIZES to be won. The Bigfoot Benevolent Society will award the First Gold Star Winner
A FREE iBird App for the Region of your choice. Worth Thousands. You may be able to buy this
App for less but a Free one is so rare that it must be worth thousands.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:17 AM

Ok... This one goes to Limpkin Reported 2 minutes after the OP. One First for Limpkin

Scores

1 Limpkin
1 Desertthorn
1 Ceylon

ALSO (BELLS RINGING>>> Fan fair) There are PRIZES to be won. The Bigfoot Benevolent Society will award the First Gold Star Winner
A FREE iBird App for the Region of your choice. Worth Thousands. You may be able to buy this
App for less but a Free one is so rare that it must be worth thousands.

Bigfoot


Whoo! I won a point, awesome. Free posts are coming my way, I tell ya.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:25 AM

This whole thread seems like spam to me. I'm reporting all of these posts.
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#17 JimBob

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:29 AM

I am yet to get a point but will!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:31 AM

This whole thread seems like spam to me. I'm reporting all of these posts.


I am wondering what would happen, though, if you report one of the "spam hammer"'s posts as spam. Does it form a black hole? A tear in the space time continuum?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:32 AM

This whole thread seems like spam to me. I'm reporting all of these posts.


Yep gets a 1/2 point for making me laugh.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:32 AM

If you do I think that you would be winning. . . by a lot. :blink:

Does he get a half point for every person that laughs? Or just making Bigfoot laugh? If he gets extra then I laughed. . .

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