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Hrkdrivr
04-23-2008, 11:14 PM
Got this tonight from a newbie called Patricia. I guess a spammer has joined TT. It had a URL at the end but I didn't include it because I'm not sure where it goes and I'm not gonna find out...

Patricia
TT Newbie Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 0
Patricia has no photos.

Re: Hrkdrivr

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Hi,
I'm new here, how's it going?

"Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural & spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things as a meaningful unity" - Albert Einstein

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Patricia

JohnE
04-23-2008, 11:15 PM
Didn't get it, but have got a few like that in the past........

loeweb
04-23-2008, 11:17 PM
I didn't get it either. Maybe she was scared off.

Sodar
04-23-2008, 11:18 PM
She is a spammer. She should be taken care of shortly!

Chas
04-23-2008, 11:26 PM
I moderate several boards in my trade, and it is amazing how spammers can flood a board like this. They have programs which will go in and set up an account, and then post ten or more times in minutes.

Some will be new threads, others will add on to the end of existing threads. Sometimes they will goof and dredge up a thread that has been dead for years - those are the easy ones to spot.

If this board software has a time delay feature - whereby you can only post once and then you have to wait x minutes before you can post again, it tends to help. May drive us all crazy, but it helps.

Sodar
04-23-2008, 11:32 PM
I send TTAdmin at least an email a day to delete these spammers. It gets quite annoying!

east tx skier
04-23-2008, 11:41 PM
At some point, they removed the manual activation of members function they employed for quite some time.

damaged442
04-24-2008, 06:42 AM
I belong to an Oldsmobile forum also, and "Patricia" struck over there too. Then it was "Richard"...then a few others. Hopefully we exterminated them. I think the moderators made it necessary to have several posts under your belt before you can PM.

Gonzo
04-24-2008, 08:28 AM
You mods seem to do a great job over here, I know the board catches flack for being down some etc.... but I have never had a problem.

Workin' 4 Toys
04-24-2008, 09:00 AM
I haven't heard from Patricia.

flipper
04-24-2008, 10:07 AM
It seems funny to me that some losers have nothing better to do.

Chas
04-24-2008, 10:34 AM
I didn't see the Patricia PM, so I don't know what this one was about, but most of the spam I encounter on my boards involves trying to get people to visit other sites by posting a long list of links. They are mostly porn sites, prescription drugs or odd things like on-line university degrees, home loans or other things like that.

And they can be very time-consuming. I applaud the mods here - always seems to be a great place to visit.

atlfootr
04-24-2008, 11:59 AM
She is a spammer.
She should be taken care of shortly!No worries here, my pm box's full.
Go git'er Sodar ............

TMCNo1
04-24-2008, 01:20 PM
Send her up to the DS and maybe if she puts out it will make'm happy!

TOO-TALL
04-24-2008, 05:57 PM
I got it.....read the first two words then hit delete.

Sodar
04-24-2008, 06:01 PM
She got deleted this morning by TTAdmin! Hope all is well in Budha-land!

atlfootr
04-24-2008, 06:06 PM
No worries here, my pm box's full.
Go git'er Sodar ............Way to go!
Life is good again, unless she/he comes back again under another "name" :rolleyes:

edwinfuqua
04-24-2008, 06:12 PM
No spam here, but that, what Einstein said about Buddhism, hit it on the head. Way to go Albert!
Maybe I should say the quote suggests Buddism is a false religion, perfect for a cartoon world in the future! Like that is real.

Willski
04-24-2008, 07:32 PM
I didn't get it either....not that I'm dissapointed!!