Scum of the earth Spammers

Sounds like being a moderator to me - you should apply.

I dislike spam wasting time and other resources as much as anyone else.

However I am not happy with the title of this thread.

It sounds to me like a dangerous level of intolerance that is inappropriate anywhere, and especially on a forum about an Open Source product.

...R

Robin2: I dislike spam wasting time and other resources as much as anyone else.

However I am not happy with the title of this thread.

It sounds to me like a dangerous level of intolerance that is inappropriate anywhere, and especially on a forum about an Open Source product.

...R

You'd prefer, perhaps "Nice-as-ninepence, invite-'em-home-to-marry-your-daughter spammers"?

They come here, wipe their little snotballs in the visitors book and bugger off. What do you think they care about open source, except as a free advertising slot for their scams?

Robin2: However I am not happy with the title of this thread.

The thread title is moderated (by me) from what I would prefer to put there.

It sounds to me like a dangerous level of intolerance that is inappropriate anywhere, and especially on a forum about an Open Source product.

Why should I have to tolerate them? They are the invasive party here. If I see a thread title for something that does not interest me I ignore it. If I participate in a thread and it does not go the way I'm happy with or degenerates into something of no interest to me (as I fear this thread may soon do) I end up deleting my posts in that thread so it does not get flagged up to me any more. The level of spam that these scum are posting on here means I have to wade through lots (sometimes pages) of thread headers looking for posts that interest me. I hate to imagine what the moderators have to do to clean there mess up.

Maybe it's time the forum became somewhat self regulating...

If 3 or more (different ip's) hit the 'report spam' button the post goes straight to a catchment area to be analyzed.

How about “selfish and thoughtless spammers” rather than “scum of the earth spammers”.

“Scum of the earth” sounds like an expression the Nazis might have used about the Jews.

…R

Robin2: How about "selfish and thoughtless spammers" rather than "scum of the earth spammers".

"Scum of the earth" sounds like an expression the Nazis might have used about the Jews.

...R

This must be some sort of record. #15 post to fulfil Godwin's law.

This must be some sort of record. #15 post to fulfil Godwin's law

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I'm starting to enjoy this ]:D

AWOL: I'm starting to enjoy this ]:D

...... if it wasn't for the fact that yesterday they filled about three screens and made it impossible to see the real threads.

But, yeah, the content is kind of entertaining, in a Pythonesque way.

if it wasn't for the fact that yesterday they filled about three screens and made it impossible to see the real thread

Yeah, sorry about that, but sometimes I have to eat, sleep, talk to my wife and children, work, do stuff I really enjoy...you know, the usual stuff.

Yeah, sorry about that, but sometimes I have to eat, sleep, talk to my wife and children, work, do stuff I really enjoy...you know, the usual stuff.

Apart from the sleeping, you should be able to it all at the same time, surely?

I was actually amazed at how close together their threads are in time.... some were 30s or so apart; they must have pretty nimble fingers.

Scuba and simultaneous talking/eating is not a skill I've cracked yet, and not one I plan on working at.

I was actually amazed at how close together their threads are in time.

Yes, if only someone could design a way to throttle high posting rates. {sigh}

AWOL: Yes, if only someone could design a way to throttle high posting rates. {sigh}

Better still to throttle high rate posters ]:D

Better still to throttle high rate posters

Hey, no, that's not fair.

Robin2: However I am not happy with the title of this thread.

It sounds to me like a dangerous level of intolerance that is inappropriate anywhere, and especially on a forum about an Open Source product.

Sounds fine to me. 100% descriptive and accurate as far as I can tell.

Especially when they call me up from "Microsoft" about the viruses they have found on my (Linux) computer.

cjdelphi: Maybe it's time the forum became somewhat self regulating...

If 3 or more (different ip's) hit the 'report spam' button the post goes straight to a catchment area to be analyzed.

That sound like it would work. Am I missing something?

PaulS:

Better still to throttle high rate posters

Hey, no, that's not fair.

Haha not what I meant, I was referring to posters that rock out new posts to quickly (especially new topics)

Just got my first spam sent to personal inbox. Is this a new thing or have I been lucky till now?

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So did I. At least it is readable :)

It doesn't change my mind about the unpleasant wording of the title of this thread. :(

And there is a convenient "remove" button.

...R