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Spam via PM: Use "Report private message" button within PM

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:09 am UTC
by Moo
Please use this thread to report any incidences of spam PMs.
Except for those who have already been reported:
trideltatip
freakinfrijole
misterella
Victoria Andre
saweredu



So I got this PM today. There isn't exactly a "report" button on PMs (and yes, I realise, reporting is so you guys can delete stuff and I can delete it myself) but I've never experienced this on the fora before. I'm sure Miss Williams is a very nice lady but I'm just not looking for an "important relationship" right now. I thought I'd bring it to your attention that this is happening. If you knew that already, feel free to lock/delete.

willmar01 wrote:From Miss Marina Williams
(marina_williams001@yahoo.com)
Dearest One,
It intrest me to write you after going through your profile. I am Miss marina williams,
I will like you to get back to me through this my private email: ( marina_williams001@yahoo.com ) for an important relationship.
Thanks and best regards,
Miss marina williams.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:20 am UTC
by EvanED
User profile, no posts. Joined yesterday. Definitely spambot.

[Unfortunately, I can't banninate. But someone who can will see this eventually. Hopefully that saves them a little searching.]

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:36 am UTC
by Dobblesworth
I have received the same message from the same user... TWICE! Reported it via PM to one of the orange-level mod/admin staff.

I think a simple Report PM function would be a great asset, but possibly not attainable on this board setup.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:43 am UTC
by hyperion
I got this message as well

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:43 am UTC
by hermaj
The spambot has been banned now; if anyone else has received such a PM, just delete it, no need to report. Thanks to those who let us know about it! Report PM is interesting, I have no idea about implementation but I'll pass it on to Davean.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:36 pm UTC
by Belial
Now he's so banned he doesn't exist.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:11 pm UTC
by Jorpho
I was so intrigued by what could possibly induce someone on this forum to PM me! Oh well.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:11 am UTC
by Hammer
Victoria Andre is also gone. No need to report.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:47 am UTC
by afireinside13t
freakinfrijole is PMing pornographic spam. Not cool.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:54 am UTC
by bjh
afireinside13t wrote:freakinfrijole is PMing pornographic spam. Not cool.

I also got pornographic spam from freakinfrijole. B.J.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:56 am UTC
by Sicarius Barritus
I got pornagraphic spam from "trideltatip"

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:06 am UTC
by hermaj
Sorry guys. I'll banninate those named now; anyone else who has received a spam PM not by those named please let a prelate or administrator know either by PM or in this thread.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:24 am UTC
by noliteflere
Sicarius Barritus wrote:I got pornagraphic spam from "trideltatip"



Im getting the same thing. Wtf. These kids need to get a life before I go velociraptor on them!

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:34 am UTC
by tenton
Got one from freakinfrijole that was addressed to InsomniacAgent and bcc'ed to me.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:41 am UTC
by hermaj
Once again, thanks for letting us all know but trideltatip and freakinfrijole have been dealt with; no need to report any more PMs from these.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:47 am UTC
by thegreathal
Yo, so I made a great new friend via private message today...

It started off with a word pun, and then BAM! trideltatip 25/f/xkcd

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:55 am UTC
by Gullible Jones
I'm getting porno spam too. Grr.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:48 am UTC
by sybesis
I'm getting porno spam too...from this user "trideltatip"

Oh nevermind. LETS RAPTOR JESUS HELP US

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:05 am UTC
by HunterJelly
"trideltatip"

Just spammed me with porn too.

Edit: Sorry, missed the "got 'em" post.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:12 am UTC
by phlip
Why do you guys get all the porn spam, and I don't get any... I'm feeling left out...

What, am I not good enough for your unsolicited pornography? :(

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:01 am UTC
by Final Warrior
I, too, have received a pornographic PM (to BonSequitur, BCC'd to myself) from trideltatip.

-- Griffinhart

ETA: @7:46PM UTC.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:21 am UTC
by Kortir
ditto, porn PM from trideltatip. not even good porn. :P I left it there in case mods want proof or something.


..ah, missed the dealt with post, sorry.

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:25 am UTC
by Poptart
phlip wrote:Why do you guys get all the porn spam, and I don't get any... I'm feeling left out...

What, am I not good enough for your unsolicited pornography? :(



... Do you... want me to forward it to you? It's not worth the time or effort, trust me. (though since trideltatip is gone, there might not be any more... not likely)

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:40 am UTC
by phlip
No, it's not the same if you have to ask for it...

It's like if you called the gossip magazines to tell them about your life... if you were worth writing about, they'd be coming to you, not the other way around.

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:14 am UTC
by Not him.
Sorry, I'm fairly new here...

The PM has gone. is that what happens when theyget banned like that?

Re: WTF, I'm getting spam via PM?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:23 pm UTC
by LE4dGOLEM
hermaj wrote:Once again, thanks for letting us all know but trideltatip and freakinfrijole have been dealt with; no need to report any more PMs from these.


THEREFORE, EVERYBODY, SHUT UP ABOUT THEM. THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR GENERAL DISCUSSION.

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:27 pm UTC
by Kaneda
Hi, I just received a pornographic spam from misterella

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:31 pm UTC
by Jorpho
As did I.

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:32 pm UTC
by Nate Finch
Ditto

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:34 pm UTC
by degroof
me too

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:39 pm UTC
by Belial
Misterella was deleted.

In the future, if everyone could post here rather than PMing me, that would be swell.

And no need for confirming "me too" posts. If it's reported, just wait for it to be dealt with.

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:40 pm UTC
by dharmamama
Thanks for the quick action on that! Checked the message from misterella, went to report it, and it was gone! Go, Mods!

Oh, sorry - this isn't for ongoing discussion...

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:41 pm UTC
by Mighty Jalapeno
Me to*whump*

Ow...

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:50 pm UTC
by Crosby
SUGGESTION:


Please Edit the "first" post and add instructions:
Or, better yet, add a "sticky" for reporting spammy PM's.

[cite]INSTRUCTIONS:
- if you got a suspicious, spammy, porn, or other bad PM, report it here (ONCE)
- Please don't repeat any reports, and please don't "me too". Hint: CTRL-F to search for the username...

...Yes, we are working on better functionality, but this is what we got for now.
[/cite]

Thanks for running such a terrific forum!

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:08 pm UTC
by just john
Well then, I won't say I was spammed by one Mistrella!

Instead, I'll say kudos for blocking the ID and deleting the message before I was even able to investigate.

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:17 pm UTC
by simo
just john wrote:Well then, I won't say I was spammed by one Mistrella!

Instead, I'll say kudos for blocking the ID and deleting the message before I was even able to investigate.


yeah.

Although i did sit there scratching my head wondering if my mental illness had increased ten fold. :/

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:24 pm UTC
by niko7865
Fuck, I was all excited that someone had PMed me.

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:44 pm UTC
by sea otter
(couldn't delete - would have - yes, now I know this isn't a discussion thread)

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:32 pm UTC
by DJorgensen
:( aww and here I was looking forward to porn in my inbox.

I only got the one from Misterella.

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:34 pm UTC
by tryptanymph
DJorgensen wrote::( aww and here I was looking forward to porn in my inbox.

I only got the one from Misterella.

Same!

What was it anyway?