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New users suspects of spam

Postby PrecisionBoost » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:52 pm

We have a number of new users that are either real people or very smart computers.

I've been watching them to see what they post and for the most part it's very generic information and they like to post into threads that have a new user to the board, where they say something like "Hello Ron! Its so good that you joined here.I hope you are finding it good."

They all have links in their signatures to places to buy something ( such as volvo parts ) but they are not being disruptive as you would normally see with SPAMBOTS.

Suspects are Alen55, noah37, charlie41, Kent70, duke84, candy .... and a few more... the list is growing weekly.

Most have registered emails ending in yahoo.in with a couple yahoo.com as well.

It is strange, they tend to post information that is generic yet it has some specifics, so it's slightly confusing to me as to what they are doing here.

For example, someone mentioned a birthday and one of them responded with a post saying happy birthday.

In the "longest post" one of them said something about how long the thread is.


So..... I'm not sure, but I'm assuming it's perhaps one person with different emails and IP's that is trolling the board to try and get hits on their signature.

I'm tempted to delete them all, but this post should give them a chance to explain who they are.

I assume if the above individuals don't defend themselves it's an indication they are not here to be an active participant in discussion about Daewoo vehicles and have no objections to being deleted from this site.
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Re: New users suspects of spam

Postby MMamdouh » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:30 pm

i have been deleting posts that seem irrelevant to threads but those users you mentioned got so many posts that seem OK and in line with the subject of the topic... this is a bit confusing

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Re: New users suspects of spam

Postby benzino » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:34 pm

wait... you can delete posts Mohamed? NO FAIR :lol:

however, i probably would've deleted all the "spam"
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Re: New users suspects of spam

Postby Trackerrrr » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:16 am

Screw 'em, delete 'em all if they are wasting space and bandwidth.
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Re: New users suspects of spam

Postby PrecisionBoost » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:10 am

When I delete a user I can choose to delete every post they have ever made.

I'm just not sure if we need to delete them if they are real people posting harmless responses.

Hopefully Efrain will see my post and decide what to do, I'm on the fence on this one.
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Re: New users suspects of spam

Postby benzino » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:11 am

I can see where you're coming from (even though they ARE spammers). But at least someone delete all the definite spam that's on here...
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Re: New users suspects of spam

Postby mr_g » Wed May 04, 2011 12:54 pm

I think it's a new generation of AIBOTs...
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