| Nashville ||07 Nov 2007 11:16 a.m. PST|
Well here is a first ( to my knowledge): I run the Crimean War Wargame yahoo site
and, like most hosts, I require all but solid users to have their messages approved so as to keep out the auto SPAMers. Now I get the following clever message requesting approval which seemed at first blush to be OK until I figured that it was just too cute and looked at the website he was touting. Yup, porn. SO now we have to REALLY read the incoming for screening. Be advised. What a pain,
A message has been sent to the CrimeanWargame group from
The message summary:
DATE: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 10:10:28 -0800 (PST)
Hi Friends! Sometimes u just cant predict what ur gonna find
in ur mail! Just opened my mail n guess what? voip !
Have fun Guys, i think am gonna love it here, i just hope
somebody sends me a mail soon!
| chicklewis ||07 Nov 2007 11:25 a.m. PST|
Seems completely obvious spam to me. There is no wargames specific info there.
|Klebert L Hall||07 Nov 2007 11:25 a.m. PST|
Seems like automatically rejecting people who spell like that would solve the problem.
| xxxxxx ||07 Nov 2007 11:27 a.m. PST|
Yup. Caught this on the NJMGS site. I immediately banned him.
| xxxxxx ||07 Nov 2007 11:27 a.m. PST|
|the trojan bunny||07 Nov 2007 11:34 a.m. PST|
I saw this show up on a few groups this morning. Definitly spam.
|Grizwald ||07 Nov 2007 11:37 a.m. PST|
Bit obvious isn't it? "hotornots" "ratemypic" ??
|Boo Hoo ||07 Nov 2007 12:35 p.m. PST|
Obvious spam to me. Shame on you for falling for it, David <wags finger at David>
|Boo Hoo ||07 Nov 2007 12:37 p.m. PST|
BTW, I prefer to approve applicants to join. If there's nothing in the comments, or the comments look silly, I disapprove.
| xxxxxx ||07 Nov 2007 12:47 p.m. PST|
Not really porn. And, yes
|Tiktok ||07 Nov 2007 12:47 p.m. PST|
I just want to point out the irony of condeming spam sites while actually posting the link your complaining about.
| RavenscraftCybernetics ||07 Nov 2007 1:53 p.m. PST|
|Paintbeast ||07 Nov 2007 2:26 p.m. PST|
Thats one of those rate the picture sites that were popular a few years ago.
|Dan Cyr||07 Nov 2007 2:28 p.m. PST|
Moderator did not let message post on Father Tilly group and I banned both IDs the idiot was using.
|pphalen ||07 Nov 2007 2:53 p.m. PST|
|altfritz||07 Nov 2007 4:11 p.m. PST|
I banned this guy from the LaceWars list today as well.
| The Editor ||07 Nov 2007 4:20 p.m. PST|
| John the OFM ||07 Nov 2007 5:18 p.m. PST|
It didn't get past the vigilant watch on PirateWargames.
Another tot of rum all 'round.
|Dye4minis ||07 Nov 2007 5:19 p.m. PST|
I deleted it too on the 10mm NG. (I am an alternate moderator and it came up on my screen for approval to post.)
|mghFond||07 Nov 2007 7:46 p.m. PST|
Caught it on the BackofBeyond discussion group too I run and banned the poster. What I do is let anyone join so folks can browze but newbies posts are moderated. When I saw the post I knew I had a spammer and zap!
|geudens||07 Nov 2007 11:18 p.m. PST|
Just found it waiting to be approved in my Antwerp Fusiliers Yahoo group as well. Perhaps interesting to mention that it is a closed group where both membership and messages have to be approved, so it isn't your average day spam, I guess.
| BrigadeGames ||08 Nov 2007 4:17 a.m. PST|
| John the OFM ||08 Nov 2007 5:33 a.m. PST|
I was set to approve it, because of the name, "games_wargaming", until I read the message. Not a single word about grog or hallyards or clewing up the fore t'gans'l shrouds.
I didn't follow the link, but went to ban it, and it was gone.
It seems my First Mate Roderick had beat me to it.
The name was cute and showed that there was some thought put into this SPAM attack, and wasn't just a robot.
| Delthos ||08 Nov 2007 6:27 a.m. PST|
Bah, there wasn't any thought put into it. They just used the category the yahoo group is in to the create the id using a robot. I got it on the terrainmakers group the other day as well. Its under Games and the subcategory wargaming. It's really not any thought at all.