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  1. #1
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    Default SPAM

    Anyone else getting spam in their message box?

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    Not since we got rid of Planet9.

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    I'm usually one of the first to get it. Nothing this time.
    Common sense is so uncommon nowadays it ought to be reclassified as a super power

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    I just got SPAM from member VIMAX, who has zero posts.

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    Mike, You've been hear almost 6 yrs and it took some "Spam" to bring you out from hiding? LOL 2 posts? that's got to be a Forum record.
    "The First Gay President", L'dMAO!! "Peace can ONLY be achieved through SUPERIOR FIREPOWER, STOMPING LIBS and CARPETBOMBING"!!

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    You can report PM just as you can a regular post. Seems the spammers are getting crafty lately.
    Μολὼν λαβέ (Molon labe), “Come and get them!”

    Nobody owes you anything. You're only entitled to what you worked for.

    "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings." - Optimus Prime

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikecu View Post
    I just got SPAM from member VIMAX, who has zero posts.
    same for me

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    So much spam
    So little scrambled eggs
    Cry in training - laugh in battle

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    Look at another member the Uni-Spammer drug out of the shadows. LOL
    "The First Gay President", L'dMAO!! "Peace can ONLY be achieved through SUPERIOR FIREPOWER, STOMPING LIBS and CARPETBOMBING"!!

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    Okay, so I'll post this here.

    First I happen to know a bit about internet marketing, spamming, black hat methods, etc... and no, I've never done it, do not do it, and how I've come to know this stuff is complicated but if anyone REALLY wants the whole story I'll tell it and at the end of the story there will be a big-old yawn.

    So the idea I want to throw out there is about this:

    https://panopticlick.eff.org/

    I've known about this for a while, but it's taken me this long (months) to get my head around it enough to find a use for it.

    Ban a User based on their browser fingerprint. Some spam is computer-program generated and they don't even use a browser, so their browser fingerprint is going to be very atypical compared to legitimate users.

    I don't know if this has been put into use yet, but it's an obvious "next step". People are moving towards VPNs, and banning IP addresses is going to become less viable. Also, as an FYI, some forum software can allow admin to require "x" number of posts before PM's are allowed.

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