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      05-20-2023, 01:37 AM   #45
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      05-20-2023, 04:04 AM   #46
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Artemis So what's the verdict? Should we be zapping them before they add the link? Or waiting?
See for example the comments by low post # members:
https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...php?p=30151291

If you check their post history: often quick-posting (within minutes) several banal comments in several threads (a typical pattern of SEO spammers or scammers increasing their post count).

But technically not yet a violation of forum rules. Minimal chance that those are legit, but not excluded.
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If you check their post history: often quick-posting (within minutes) several banal comments in several threads (a typical pattern of SEO spammers or scammers increasing their post count).
I have also seen this behavior from new users who want PM access for classifieds purchases/scams, as well as needing to PM in a few notorious map/coding piracy threads.....
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      05-22-2023, 07:18 AM   #49
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See for example the comments by low post # members:
https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...php?p=30151291

If you check their post history: often quick-posting (within minutes) several banal comments in several threads (a typical pattern of SEO spammers or scammers increasing their post count).

But technically not yet a violation of forum rules. Minimal chance that those are legit, but not excluded.
I'm talking about the posts that are spam in the making. Joined current month, 0 posts, 0 rep points. They are promoting something but haven't put the link in yet. Report or wait for link? Sometimes I loose track of them.
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I'm talking about the posts that are spam in the making.
He referenced examples: some might be legit, some apparently not. What you are promoting is a face control in fact: no allowance without posting you flowers first. Say, if you keep the stupid off the OT it will die (as not so stupid seem thrown out of that reservation regularly).

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0 rep points.
You can fix that. Some spammers do get rep points before their "appreciated" spam is cleared. Just for example: in the "listening to a song" thread there was a newbie's well appreciated post of porn links (I believe the appreciated link was replaced later. Perhaps. ).

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They are promoting something but haven't put the link in yet.
Aren't you curious?

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Report or wait for link?
When you report you seem to still attract a moderator to decide. Just put a clear message what you are reporting it for: sometimes they seem to miss the point. When you overcome his welcome he'll ban you: he warned about that before. A neighbor thread just recently had a potential spam vote waiting a few days for my approval : I couldn't decide until the link was injected. The post went off immediately.

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Sometimes I loose track of them.
Don't worry: they'll find you. They might need to find themselves first, though: I've just checked a couple (pending almost 2 and 4 months respectively) - no spam and not even banned yet!
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There are times that I regret looking at the post history of SEO spambots, because they frequently lead to threads with more SEO spambot posts that have not been reported yet...and then more threads and more SEO spambots...like a never-ending dirty snowball! I spent the better part of an hour today chasing spammers just by starting with one new spam post. Ugh!!!!!
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I'm talking about the posts that are spam in the making. Joined current month, 0 posts, 0 rep points. They are promoting something but haven't put the link in yet. Report or wait for link? Sometimes I loose track of them.
Happy belated Birthday cmyx6go, wishing you all the best.
I heard about it on the other thread.
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Happy belated Birthday cmyx6go, wishing you all the best.
I heard about it on the other thread.
Thanks, Rick! The spammers were late this morning in the sports thread.
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Thanks, Rick! The spammers were late this morning in the sports thread.
I zapped quite a few before 7am, annoyed at that they try again later in the morning.
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I zapped quite a few before 7am, annoyed at that they try again later in the morning.
I usually see them at 4:00 my time. They didnít show up until 5:30. I guess there are a few waves.
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I usually see them at 4:00 my time. They didnít show up until 5:30. I guess there are a few waves.
They usually start around 11pm over here. Get several most nights.
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It quieted down for a while but the spam bots are going crazy in the wee hours of the morning again....
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I just can't help suggesting this visualization of the epic battle between (in order of appearance) Esteban, vreihen16, M5Rick, cmyx6go and them evil ones, the spammers.



By the way, even though the lady's fists look nowhere as convincing/conditioned as Bruce Lee's (whom she mimicks in the "Way/Return Of The Dragon" movie), it's still amazing.

"Good fight. Good night!" (MTV, "CDM")

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It's more like whack-a-mole game, and I've been playing it professionally for over three decades (going back to even before the days of Spamford Wallace):




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I just can't help suggesting this visualization of the epic battle between (in order of appearance) Esteban, vreihen16, M5Rick and cmyx6go against them evil ones, the spammers.
I still report them every time I see them.
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