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Craig Foster
08-09-2006, 04:14 PM
Many of you have probably noticed the increase in Spam we've received today. As a result, we've changed our Registration policy so that upon registering, an email is sent to the person, thus confirming their email address, where they follow the link back to our site to activate their account (I'm sure many of you have seen this before).

Obviously, it won't affect most of the people reading this, but for any new members, I'm sorry this became necessary, although, I think most Forums are going this route anyway.

Craig

Evan
08-09-2006, 04:28 PM
That should help Craig, thank you.

IOWOLF
08-09-2006, 04:54 PM
Yes, thank you.
I hate letting my verbal abuse toward Spammers fall on deaf ears.

wierdscience
08-09-2006, 05:07 PM
Yes many thanks!

I hate not getting a change to practice some physical abuse on them thou:D

PTSideshow
08-09-2006, 05:14 PM
yep good job wondering of late where they where coming from all of a sudden like

Todd Tolhurst
08-09-2006, 05:24 PM
It should be interesting to see if the email confirmation actually helps.

Wareagle
08-09-2006, 05:25 PM
Craig, thank you for making that happen. None of us appreciate the bombardment!

WJHartson
08-09-2006, 08:18 PM
Thanks,

Joe

john hobdeclipe
08-09-2006, 08:37 PM
Thanks!

I agree with Wierdscience, I want to do some real, person to person damage to these "people."

My question about spammers, whether it's email, bulletin board, or junk mail in my PO Box (same thing) is, Does anybody ever really buy their crap? Do they really sell enough to make this worthwhile?

LarryinLV
08-09-2006, 09:36 PM
I've noticed an increase in other sites too.

Must be a competition going on. Wonder what the winner gets.

Craig Foster
08-09-2006, 09:37 PM
Have any of you guys ever heard the story about "The House that Spam Built"? In 2002, the Detroit Free Press ran an article about a local spam king that also included pictures of his million dollar house and Jaguar (so yeah, apparently you can make some bucks doing it). Some locals recognized the house, posted his address on the Internet, and signed him up for every junk mailing list they could. Other people followed suit. In a follow up article, the guy said that he was absolutely buried in junk mail, and complained about how overwhelming it was.

Unfortunately, I doubt he learned his lesson. Probably just moved.

Here's a like to a copy of the original article.
http://www.jr.co.il/articles/spamking.txt

Craig Foster
08-09-2006, 09:47 PM
Couldn't find a link to the follow up article I mentioned, but here's a quote from it:

"They've signed me up for every advertising campaign and mailing list there is," [Ralsky] told [Wendland]. "These people are out of their minds. They're harassing me."

PTSideshow
08-09-2006, 10:13 PM
if it's any joy they had him getting 3 bag of junk snail mail a day. they fed's got involed and tripped him up on some tax stuff and if I remember correctly he is either doing time or out on appeal lots all or most of his cars boats ect. Local metro Detroit Tv interviewed at the time and he was crying about the way people were treating. him and that people threatened his life and was making him misrable. and the police was alwas slow to respond to his complaints.
The only ones i felt sorry for where is neighbors having to put up with the sat trucks in front of thier houses for a week or so.

BillH
08-09-2006, 10:20 PM
I like how the Russian king of spam was dealt with. They found him in front of his computer with a few bullets in the back of his head. That is, if my memmory serves me correctly...

PTSideshow
08-09-2006, 10:21 PM
Should have taken Putins name of the mailing list the first time he was asked

Mcostello
08-09-2006, 11:20 PM
What I am wondering is how they think I need SO MUCH viagra?

speedy
08-10-2006, 01:23 AM
What I am wondering is how they think I need SO MUCH viagra?

Or an enlargement device :D Someone must be watching `cos they keep sending me them also.
Damn spammer ! thankfuly they have been quiet here lately (fingers crossed)