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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4 accounts all taking the p*** at once.

Will Monday bring a Decision To Do Something, or is LFX Towers as tardy at these things as Local Government?

P.S. "You cannot make another post so soon after your last; please try again in a short while." - is it just me or has the time delay got longer?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's currently set to 60s, I think it used to be 20s. Maybe an attempt to reduce the spam flood.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta like there persistence

5 users online, Graham, Ben, Towy, me and kukisis.

Refresh, kukisis gone.

Comeback 10 minutes later and kukisis has spammed 5+ posts.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one to delete

ilikefajui

Join yesterday before today's sign-on change.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deleted the offending article, I do hope that the 100 or so "new users" are being deleted but I ain't holding my breath Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben tells me new users are now deactivated by default. The recently registered accounts will be able to spam until they are deleted, which is far more work than it really should be, but the flood should slow back to a trickle.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This whole thread looks suspiciously like spam to me. A first time poster giving a very general outline of a problem and another first time poster replying with what looks like a commercial solution. It could be innocent but it pings on my spamdar...

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http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15811
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bruno wrote:
This whole thread looks suspiciously like spam to me. A first time poster giving a very general outline of a problem and another first time poster replying with what looks like a commercial solution. It could be innocent but it pings on my spamdar...

Link:

http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15811


Indeed, both the question and the reply were posted from the same IP address, so thread now deleted. I trust the admins will deal with the users LeoGW and Mikemerald appropriately.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even tuxradar is prone to spamming I saw two spam posts in the thread about lxf on google play, this morning. The good news is that it has been promptly removed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am detecting something resembling a spiced pork product here...

http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15854
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same suggestion was made in relation to earlier posts by the same individual. Needs an Admin decision, in my opinion.

Anyway, who'd want XP over VPN? Surely Windows 7 would be better (accepting limited terms of reference). Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rihana in http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13705
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MartyBartfast wrote:
Rihana in http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13705


and http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14720
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, deletion in progress. Vaguely on topic replies, let down by the fact that they are just related to the title of the thread and thus in one case the reply is obviously off topic and an excuse for that link.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And another one: user Gonzalez Rivera... Rolling Eyes
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