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    Quote Originally Posted by spj View Post
    foondastik !

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    ttt 4 2019!

    Dropping that banhammer.

    Three members were banned yesterday for feeble spamming attempts. I posted this on the Triathlon watch thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Buvshaia, you did not heed my warning on the Escort Services thread this morning.

    Your Buvshaia and Muller21Q accounts have been banned for three months, as well as your third account. When the ban expires, should any evidence of spamming be brought to our attention, these accounts will be banned permanently.

    Thank you for making my Monday.
    The spam attacks are formulaic and translucent, and the IPs are the same. Mind you, it's not a bannable offense here to have multiple catfish accounts (mostly because it's a bother to track on the admin side and you can talk to yourself all you want here if that's what floats your boat) but it's such an amatuer tell when you're a spammer to have the same IP.

    I let them run for a bit because they were eliciting some new posts and dialog, but it's gotten silly, plus I'm in that banhammer mood, which feels refreshingly nice right now. All of their spam links are getting swapped out to the proper one.

    With today's continuation of spamming on the How to check if iPhone is unlocked? and the Nikon D5600 threads (same modus operendi) Buvshaia and Muller21Q plus the third catfish from that IP, johnnycagewins, have all been banned permanently. Joining them in permabanland are davidblack007 and DanGolfy. I'm going to let those threads run in hopes that more catfish accounts reveal themselves, or maybe some actual conversation takes place there.

    If any genuine non-spammer members here notice any similar spam posts with this MO, just let me know and I'm more than happy to swap their links for ours and ban them too. Banning is fun.

    Thanks to all of you for your support of our forum here. We now return to our regular programming.
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    Ban Hammer time

    RoyFollman & catfish account (same IP) iiii31 have now been banned.
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    I luv droppin the banhammer on a Monday

    Adding to our list of spammers:
    Demixl
    DronFee1
    Giend1981
    IPHand

    Demixl was party to the rash of dumb spam attempts above. The other three were catfish accounts with the same IP.
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    Lol. He is/they are WAY too obvious. There’s always a group of “new members” starting simultaneously, always posting in OT, and he/they only interact(s) with himself/each other. As if he/they think(s) he/they will blend in seamlessly. Proof positive that the Universe doesn’t distribute intelligence equally.

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    Two more...

    Erick & slink

    Props to rett2, who has been very vigilent in finding these and bringing them to my attention.
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    Happy Friday!

    lmaomenimen banned.

    And three rejected at the gate for having IPs and applications proximal to this spam gang.
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    Just another manic monday...

    I love the smell of banning in the (Monday) morning

    Esvol banned.
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    It's just another manic Monday (oh, oh)

    Just banned BrunoPaulo & Goors1n. Goors1n had been following that same modus operendi of our recent rash of spammers only he posted, let it sit, and then went back to change the address later thinking that wouldn't be spotted. BrunoPaulo has the same IP.

    Not even sure why they think plugging the odd array of sites that they've been spamming here would sell to this community. If it were nunchuks, I could see it. But a lot of the items/services are random and dumb.
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    Monday morning bans smell like victory

    BennieRush banned for this.
    Antonio94 banned as a BennieRush catfish.
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    I wish I had a ban hammer...

    you so lucky ~G

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    借刀殺人

    Quote Originally Posted by David Jamieson View Post
    I wish I had a ban hammer...
    I am your ban hammer, David.

    You know what they say.....借刀殺人

    kill with a borrowed sword
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    1st ban of 2020

    Kyle2019 is banned for ttt-ing the Help! Pins and needles with spam. I have replaced that spam with our forum sponsors (approved spam).

    What is it with this dumb bot spam strategy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post

    What is it with this dumb bot spam strategy?
    It's like the viagra model. just brigade the heck out of all public sites for some low dollar value paid to a spam house and if you sell two scrips, it covers the cost.

    The other possibility is younger folks with zero knowledge or understanding of the world who just push their thing into the world in the hopes that people will buy in as much as they think people will buy in.

    There is a lot of self absorption in the world these days after all. Thanks Facebook, Twitter, snapchat, Instagram and all the other tools of developing a deeper kind of narcissism ! lol

    One day I will be the guy asking other people to get off his mountain, I"m almost certain of it.
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    a three-fer

    Kian2019 for the subtle 'movers' spam - like who would even notice that? That has now been replaced by our approved spam.
    Patti448 & wingchunkungfu are also banned for having the same IP.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Jamieson View Post
    It's like the viagra model. just brigade the heck out of all public sites for some low dollar value paid to a spam house and if you sell two scrips, it covers the cost.

    The other possibility is younger folks with zero knowledge or understanding of the world who just push their thing into the world in the hopes that people will buy in as much as they think people will buy in.
    I dunno, man. I have a theory that the bots are just running on their own. They're learning, albeit not correctly, and just doing it for themselves.

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