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Attack the f*m* spammer

December 26th, 2012 at 08:54 pm

You all know the forum spammer I'm talking about. I went to the site, and grabbed the contact email address.

I suggest we all go to as many newsletter and other signup sites we can find, and put this email address in to receive all the newsletters, etc., that we can. Let's flood his inbox with legitimate email to force him to wade through it just like he makes us pass over his forum spam.

smebizy@gmail.com

I might even do a web search to find more forums to sign this guy up to.

Does anyone have any other ideas to get this guy to stop spamming us, or at least make his life more difficult for doing it?

4 Responses to “Attack the f*m* spammer”

  1. Wino Says:

    Dangit! Most sites are requiring email confirmation. Does anyone have any other ideas? I know a guy who runs some 'bots, but I know those are illegal and DOS attacks can get one put in jail. I really wish there was a way to get these spammers to stop.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Unfortunately this is a person that is every day making a new identity here and then individually taking about the first ten to twenty blogs on the All Entries page and spam commenting on them. It is pretty consistently about the same time of day, too. Since he is not using a bot these don't get trapped in the safeguards Nate and Jeffery have set up. All we can do is delete the comments from our own blogs when we get them. I report it promptly every time there is a new one if I see it and they generally seem to get to it pretty quickly. It's a pain to deal with. This one is particularly persistent. Most of them give up and stop after a month or so.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    He (she?) is a pain in the patootie.

  4. Jerry Says:

    Heck, it's amazing that s/he has the time. I don't know if these efforts -- no matter how persistent -- could ever actually lead someone to click on the website in question, could they? I'm surprised that s/he isn't using a spambot. Maybe s/he is just banking on the hope that the hands-on approach will offer some insurance of a bunch of sales (of fake crap). Impressive effort, I guess, but geez.
    Jerry

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