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Spammers at MC...

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Fozzie Bear, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    michaelpm's signature. I think users who's avatar is the Facebook default avatar is more spammy (is that a word? :p).
  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I think for you instead of it saying "Well-Known Member" it should say "Muppet Central Spam Officer." Your good at catching these guys! Lol!
  3. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    It's quite simple: visit the new members section every day. And there's already a word for Spam Officer: Moderator.
  4. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah but you catch the ones that mods don't always see. And I never really venture into the "new members" section.
  5. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    That seems to be my job everywhere. I revert/report vandalism/spam on LyricWiki, Muppet Wiki, Wikipedia, and on Muppet Central Forums.
    Pinkflower7783 likes this.
  6. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    MDMovers's signature and URL.

    Reporting spammers is my hobby.
    charlietheowl likes this.
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *Kills off two more spambots.

    Funny, but Vincent's method is how I became the "new Members" Moderator back in May 2007. After the now first infamous trio of spammers—baba and supermuppet, and then because of their blatent 100% exact copy of Muppet Central which they called Muppet City (I rully hope Phillip and Cindy were able to get a cease and desist order against them demanding they take down that !@#$%^&*() DOWNWITHMC—I would check the list of members who were online whenever I logged on myself. There were names of people I had become friends with or at least knew, and a couple I didn't recognize. When I went in to check those members' profile pages, it would come up with what has become a now unused standard:
    Favorite Henson Production: Sam & Friends, because it was the first option in the drop-down menu list.
    Location: *Insert international country's name.
    Occupation: *Insert international country's name.
    Interests: Man.
    Biography: Man.

    So I'd report these idiots to the mod squad, Fozzie Bear and Phillip, as well as Cindy and MuppetQuilter. Eventually, this led to my promotion about five years ago. Unfortunately, besides spambots, I've had to step in and use my general mod powers to deal with other issues like fights and bannings and the such. You should have been here when we got the second overwhelming invasion of spambots from October 2008 to 2010/2011, when we were getting tons of jerks with greeninbox, orangeinbox, pinkinbox, and other variants.

    I still keep an eye out for checking all new members who register since I'm no longer getting the notifications of such which would alert me much more immediately if a user's legit or spam these days. Also to my disadvantage, if there are no posts posted, then I really can't do anything until alerts of one being a spambot come in. Sure, I can go to their profile page and I've started doing that, but some don't show up until after I've logged off and gone to sleep, opting to register in the waining hours of the midnight hours (another well-practiced spambot tactic).

    So my thanks to Vincent and everybody else who contributes to help us moderators keep the forum clean.
    Slackbot, Muppetboy09 and Vincent Liu like this.
  8. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Keeping Muppet Central clean one spammer at a time. Hey that could make for a great commercial. :p
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  9. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Already eliminated that spambot, thanks Vincent.
  11. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

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  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member


    Already eliminated, thanks.
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yes Vincent, that's it. But please don't link to the place, that's why I had to do massive post deletions yesterday. One of them's now dead down to 0, still have to target the other idiot.
    Pinkflower7783 likes this.
  14. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    LOL! I love that "target the other idiot" :o
  15. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    Yvonnie Walsh, spam profile

    EDIT: Spammer go bye-bye. Thank you!
  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Just got rid of her and jobharden who noone spotted earlier. That's two more in the box, ready to go.
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  17. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Me too! It's gone to the pound, which means it is gone forever. Hehehehe! :sympathy: Moi never likes spammers. Ugh! :mad:
  18. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    dhelmerybarrett, spam signature.

    They seem to be coming in while you're asleep…
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Just deleted that one Vince. And yes, they mostly come and log on in the time I'm offline sleeping. It's sos mods can't take a brake round these parts. :attitude:
    Pinkflower7783 likes this.
  20. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    Glad to help, from the other side of the globe


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