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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by Beyond » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:22 am

Our very own geckzilla has invented a new weapon against spam. :spam: I call it 'Spamacide'. Anyone have an idea on how put it into the web and cause all spam to be 'Spamacized'??
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by geckzilla » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:33 pm

I must admit that I am rather proud of that little spam can. Fitting individual letters on a 3 by 4 grid of pixels is a little challenging.

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That S totally tricks you.
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by rstevenson » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:17 pm

What I find most interesting about the latest spam is that I'm actually seeing a lot of it. That's only been true for the last month or two -- prior to that I was almost never aware of it. So what changed? Was APOD discovered somehow by a wider audience? Has its success (perhaps its FaceBook presence) doomed it to constant attack?

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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by owlice » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:36 pm

Rob, last year around the turn of the year, we had a horrible problem with spam. This year, it seems to have happened again; it picked up a lot around the turn of the year. I doubt FB has anything to do with it. Other that that, it's had at least a low level of spam since I started as a mod/admin so yes, is under constant, though varied, attack.
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by Ann » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:32 pm

geckzilla wrote:I must admit that I am rather proud of that little spam can. Fitting individual letters on a 3 by 4 grid of pixels is a little challenging.

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That S totally tricks you.
Good job, geckzilla!

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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by Ann » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:23 pm

:spam: :chomp: :spam: :facepalm: :spam:

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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by Ann » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:22 am

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Wow, I didn't know that spam was a nice Astronomy Picture of the Day?



Oh, but it is a pretty spam picture! :D



Although... I don't see any stars. :no: Image




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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by Ann » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:40 am

Did you know that spam also comes in a girl flavour? :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by owlice » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:49 am

Yes, of course; that's not news.
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by Beyond » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:43 am

It's news to me. I thought :spam: only came in a can.
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by Beyond » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:50 am

What audacity :!: A member actually posting spam in the spam thread. Take that! :arrow: :spam:
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by geckzilla » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:37 pm

:chomp: I eated the spam.
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by wonderboy » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:05 pm

I've never understood spam! How did it get named after a canned processed meat? It's a stumper. I have a lot of catching up to do.
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by Beyond » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:30 pm

geckzilla wrote::chomp: I eated the spam.
Wouldn't it bee correcter inglish to say that you ate'd the spam :?:
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by owlice » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:33 pm

wonderboy, welcome back!!!!
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by geckzilla » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:11 pm

Beyond wrote:
geckzilla wrote::chomp: I eated the spam.
Wouldn't it bee correcter inglish to say that you ate'd the spam :?:
See: http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/1 ... -a-cookie/
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:18 pm

geckzilla wrote::chomp: I eated the spam.
I used to like eating spam; but it is one of those foods that my Dr. doesn't want me to have very often. :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by rstevenson » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:51 pm

wonderboy wrote:I've never understood spam! How did it get named after a canned processed meat? It's a stumper. I have a lot of catching up to do.
Wikipedia is your friend. Etymology of SPAM

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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by Beyond » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:01 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Beyond wrote:
geckzilla wrote::chomp: I eated the spam.
Wouldn't it bee correcter inglish to say that you ate'd the spam :?:
See: http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/1 ... -a-cookie/
Ahh... I squee :!: I squee :!: Yu did eated it up.
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by owlice » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:39 pm

Once again we are experiencing an outbreak of spam. Please refrain from reporting posts unless they've been on the board for more than a couple of hours so we don't have to close reports in addition to fighting the spam; thank you!

ETA: Just to give you some idea what we're up against, over 100 spam posts have been removed from the board in the past 12 hours, and dozens of spammer accounts deactivated.
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by owlice » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:11 pm

I just killed off five new members. :owl:
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by rstevenson » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:25 pm

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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by neufer » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:50 pm

owlice wrote:
I just killed off five new members. :owl:
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by MargaritaMc » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:03 am

Click to play embedded YouTube video.
Get the Vikings in - that'll deal with Spam! :spam: :evil:
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Re: Spam spam spam spam spam

Post by MargaritaMc » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:33 pm

http://asterisk.apod.com/memberlist.php ... e&u=140718

We seem to have an infestation of Spamsky...
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