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We have been visited by the smartphone spam fairy!

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I didn't see any of the purported "spam" either.

 

Lucky me, eh?

 

Yeah, it does get annoying, and I neither know the how or even MORE mystifying,  the WHY of such things.

 

Anyway, it's usually pretty easy to ignore in this forum, and generally doesn't cause any real problems, so, like one usually does with a kid throwing a tantrum, just ignore it and it'll stop. 

 

Don't think that will fully work, but it might slow it down a bit.

 

 

Sepiatone

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I think there were at least 4 registered posters that were spamming at the same time.  Could be one person with 4 or more accounts.  I wonder if the mods have a way of tracing the attack?

 

 

Were these new posters doing the spamming or did you recognize any users who has previously  posted non-spam messages? 

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Were these new posters doing the spamming or did you recognize any users who has previously  posted non-spam messages? 

They were just new made-up names that didn't make a lot of sense.  Just like the Asian SPAM we have been used to getting.  But instead of 3 posts we got about 1,000 or so I would say for about 5 + hours.

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I didn't see any of the purported "spam" either.

 

Lucky me, eh?

 

Yeah, it does get annoying, and I neither know the how or even MORE mystifying,  the WHY of such things.

 

Anyway, it's usually pretty easy to ignore in this forum, and generally doesn't cause any real problems, so, like one usually does with a kid throwing a tantrum, just ignore it and it'll stop. 

 

Don't think that will fully work, but it might slow it down a bit.

 

 

Sepiatone

This was 50 plus pages in the General Discussion forum alone.  Other forums too.

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Sepiatone--read this entire thread + the "We Have Been Visited by The Spam Fairy" thread--then check the "Information Forum" + read LornaHansonForbes + Down GoesFrazier's posts--the boards this morning were inundated with spam!  

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In searching BING IMAGES for SPAM, I came across this little nugget and had to share.

 

Who the hell feeds their children olives and tinned meat product for lunch?

 

and as a follow up:

 

Who the hell takes the time to make RADISH ROSES for their children YET FEEDS THEM MEAT FROM A TIN?!

 

Follow up follow up: are those COCKTAIL ONIONS in the center?!

 

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Who the hell feeds their children olives and tinned meat product for lunch?

 

Who the hell takes the time to make RADISH ROSES for their children YET FEEDS THEM MEAT FROM A TIN?!

 

 

 

spam.jpg

1950's Mothers.  It's a wonder any of their progeny lived to adulthood.

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In searching BING IMAGES for SPAM, I came across this little nugget and had to share.

 

Who the hell feeds their children olives and tinned meat product for lunch?

 

 

 

I am intrigued by the bread. Were tall, narrow loaves of bread a thing in those times?

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1950's Mothers.  It's a wonder any of their progeny lived to adulthood.

I was on a canoe trip once when I was a kid. The canoe carrying most of our supplies overturned and many of the "waterproof" bags proved not to be so waterproof. One provision that was salvaged was a couple of cases of Spam.

We all got pretty sick of the stuff by the end of that trip.

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I really am impressed with how quickly things have returned to "normal."

Kudos to the Mod/s and all others involved in cleaning the mess up.

 

[ ...snip ... ]  

 

Snip by laffite, no violations noted :-)

 

Me too, maybe they use the control button, select them all and see ya.

 

Hey, Stephan, maybe your avatar guy did it. I don't like the way he's looking at us.

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Well if anyone wondered what the other stuff looked like, here it is at present.

 

Can you imagine 50 full pages of it!  that's what happened this morning.

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The subject headings references 500BOX.

 

Here's information on the user that posted:

 

laddyki166 Member Since Today, 08:07 PM
OnlineLast Active Today, 08:28 PM

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The subject headings references 500BOX.

 

Here's information on the user that posted:

 

laddyki166 Member Since Today, 08:07 PM

OnlineLast Active Today, 08:28 PM

 

Seems to be some automation configured into this spam. Posts precisely once per minute.

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I wonder if somebody out there is really mad at TCM's forums. Like an ex-member or something.

 

My thought is that they are outlanders.

 

One nagging doubt remains. The object of such pernicious thoughts do not include anyone who has been posting of late. I shan't say another word, I shan't.

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& they're BAAAACK!!!

 

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OMG!

Go out for a bite and look what's returned.

Déjà vu

It's this morning all over again.... Madness! Madness!,

I'm beginning to feel like Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day (BTW, I really love that movie).

 

Well, the Mods, et al, know how to relatively quickly erase these posts, would be nice if they could figure out a way to prevent them.

 

In the meantime, anyone who can read Korean or whatever language they're in would be nice to hear what kind of BS they are "posting" about.

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LadyKi  166, I think I love you.... No, Wait, that's Laddy Ki.... Nevermind!

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I feel that it is quite unfortunate that those posts do not contain words which were altered slightly to bypass the automatic censor.

 

Moderators would quickly pay attention to that rather than allowing pages and pages of posts to be made.

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I just had a thought.

What if, I mean really, what if... they are Not of This Earth...

What if, They are fans of our old movies, and are trying to communicate with us?

 

Could be, just could be... Dontcha think it could be a possibility?

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Oh, man, they've gone away again...

Was I only imagining all this,... or did    it     r e a l l y  h a p p e n ? ? ? ?

 

Are we just experiencing a case of shared mass hysteria?

 

OR   will they come back and visit us again...

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Once again, GREAT JOB MODs (and all others)!!!! Hooraaaawwww!!!

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