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1,500th Spammer Slain

Postby MMFAAFireModel on Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:06 am

Back in May of 2010, Chris appointed me as the Spammer Slayer after I started reporting new registrants that I suspected as spammers to him. Today, I just killed off my 1,500th spammer that has either attempted to or registered on this site.

Fortunately for me, spammers are so stupid, they make morons look like MENSA members. I'm not going to post my criteria for identifying the potential spammers just in case one of them might be able to read (I know, a real stretch) and sees this and rub their two functioning brain cells together to assemble a cognitive thought.

Most get caught in the initial registration phase because they don't use a valid e-mail address to confirm their registration. Unfortunately, some spammers do get through, but they don't last long. You may see some of these spammers show up at the bottom of the screen as a new member, and they usually put a link to their spam website. I usually check in several times a day and "take ot the trash" if I find any. Fortunately, Chris has everyone's first posts moderated so they have to be approved before they get to the board for you to see. This keeps the board free of messages unrelated to our hobby and assures them of a rapid trip to the trash can.

While I'm not currently able to do any emergency vehicle model building or reply to posts often, I still visit often to enjoy seeing the work you guys are doing. I do my part to keep this site enjoyable for us.

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Re: 1,500th Spammer Slain

Postby csp448 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:09 am

Ed , you DA MAN !!! 8-) :mrgreen: :D ;) ;)
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Re: 1,500th Spammer Slain

Postby chariots of fire on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:54 pm

Thanks, Ed. Your attention to this stuff is really appreciated! It's like every day when I take a short walk to the corner store to pick up my paper. Invariably I find $2, $5, sometimes $10 scratch tickets just thrown out in front of the house when people find out they haven't won anything. So I pick em up and dispose of them in the trash can. At least my front yard is clean! :D
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Re: 1,500th Spammer Slain

Postby maxwell48098 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:45 pm

Thanks Ed for your dedication.

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Re: 1,500th Spammer Slain

Postby cargostar on Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:44 am

Great job!
Thank you for all of the hours you have put in!
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Re: 1,500th Spammer Slain

Postby Daveski25 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:15 pm

Thanks Ed, You are the Spaminator!!!
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Re: 1,500th Spammer Slain

Postby Chris on Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:15 pm

Thanks for all the hard work Ed, they would have the place over run with my schedule these days and not being able to be around much!
Stay Safe,
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Re: 1,500th Spammer Slain

Postby Aaronw on Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:18 am

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Re: 1,500th Spammer Slain

Postby MMFAAFireModel on Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:13 am

Some days it seems like Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam,... Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam,...Ugly Spam,,,Horrible Spam!

Also a big Python fan.
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Re: 1,500th Spammer Slain

Postby pyrman on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:52 am

what?! NO eggs with that SPAM?! :o :shock: :? :lol:
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Re: 1,500th Spammer Slain

Postby MMFAAFireModel on Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:06 pm

The spammers have been running rampant lately and I just slayed number 1,700. In fact it was the shortest duration a spammer ever existed here. While killing one off and going back to get the other one, a third one popped up in the list and was immediately banished to spammer hell.

Esimated length of time they were registered here...less than one minute.
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Re: 1,500th Spammer Slain

Postby csp448 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:04 am

LONG LIFE TO THE GREATEST SLAYER OF ALL !!!!!!!! 8-) ;)
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