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#101 Post by lurker » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:00 am

i believe (no real reason, but) most of this stuff comes out of sweatshops in india (or indianapolis) where english is not the first language and a dollar is a lot of money. i don't mind those folks having food on their tables, but they don't need to be cluttering up LGC in the process.

most of the time i don't think we're looking at bots.
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#102 Post by lurker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:14 am

mariabrady, offering SEO services in india, indian restaurants in BC. so bold. :evil: no shame whatsoever. i almost like her. almost. :angry:
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#103 Post by lurker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:34 am

oh, and look, the aptly named needassignmenthelp. essays for students and professionals!
i suppose it would be tacky if they just came out and said needhelpcheating?
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#104 Post by lurker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:45 am

:yahoo: my guess (just a guess, because of the screen name) that vertexplussingapore is a failed attempt to place links in sig or homepage. that's three this morning. the day is young. :clap:
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#105 Post by shinzen » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:58 am

Somebody beat me to the banning- were these asshats able to post a link?
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#106 Post by Eris » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:05 am

One had a spam post, but I eated it.
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#107 Post by shinzen » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:11 am

But no links in the signature or website profile? Checking to make sure the new anti-spam settings worked.
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#108 Post by lurker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:12 am

maria had 4 posts. no sigs or websites.
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#109 Post by shinzen » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:28 am

Well good. Looks like that may have solved at least one issue. Weirdly it was already supposed to be disabled for newly registered users, but apparently the use of "never" means no, and no doesn't mean anything to the forum software.
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#110 Post by K9s » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:02 am

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#111 Post by lurker » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:33 am

:thumbup:
and then there's munro54121 who likes manga and justin babier (sic), 2 posts.
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#112 Post by lurker » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:28 am

nothing definitive, but new member vertexplus looks familiar and has set my spidey-sense all a-tingle. i think the recent countermeasures are working. :bow:
aha! see post 104 above.
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#113 Post by lurker » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:13 pm

googled vertex plus. IT company in jaipur, rajasthan, india.
here's a look inside.
https://www.indeed.co.in/cmp/Vertexplus ... J%2FJaipur
those glorious-looking salaries? rupees. 71+ to the dollar. i hope it's cheap to live in india.
AND... they have SEO specialists, though they're toward the low end of the salary scale.
which makes sense. they're just grunts in the army of evil.

interesting what you can find on the web.
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#114 Post by Eris » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:19 pm

OK. That's good enough for me. vertexplus is gone.
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#115 Post by lurker » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:26 am

jiazweber fire extinguishers in UK, but bad link. ask for your money back.
and faisalahmed. waited, what, 3 days to post?
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#116 Post by lurker » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:40 am

new member evelynbooker looks suspicious as hell to me but i can't see her post so i dunno...
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#117 Post by lurker » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:53 pm

new user hansara94 with 4 posts
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#118 Post by lurker » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:23 am

kate jenkins? really? what rational woman uses her real name? time will tell.
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#119 Post by sikacz » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:57 am

Then there are ones like Wisdomseeker that don’t care to intro...

And that one that linked their blog and never intro’d.
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#120 Post by lurker » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:14 am

so far as i know there's no requirement for an intro, but if you're going to claim credentials and involve yourself in controversial topics i'd like to know more about who you claim to be. it would help to understand the poster's perspective.

i believe some of what we're seeing is evidence that the measures you've taken are working. some of these iffy logins are frustrated attempts to place spammy sigs and website links. you're forcing them to actually post, which hopefully costs them more time and money.
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#121 Post by lurker » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:55 am

to all the guests and new members reading this (yes, we can see you), i would like to say that if you intend to be a member who contributes meaningfully or even if you just plan to lurk and read and learn, you are very welcome. if i wrongly suggest that you are a troll or spammer, i profusely apologize. if so, PM a moderator and make your case, and enjoy the forum. post an intro thread. contrarywise, if i'm not mistaken, i'm fresh out of sympathy.
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#122 Post by Eris » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:18 pm

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kate jenkins? really? what rational woman uses her real name? time will tell.
Um, I use my real name on the forum. :oops:
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#123 Post by lurker » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:58 pm

Eris wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:18 pm
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:23 am
kate jenkins? really? what rational woman uses her real name? time will tell.
Um, I use my real name on the forum. :oops:
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#124 Post by sikacz » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:52 pm

lurker wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:14 am
so far as i know there's no requirement for an intro, but if you're going to claim credentials and involve yourself in controversial topics i'd like to know more about who you claim to be. it would help to understand the poster's perspective.

i believe some of what we're seeing is evidence that the measures you've taken are working. some of these iffy logins are frustrated attempts to place spammy sigs and website links. you're forcing them to actually post, which hopefully costs them more time and money.
There’s a sticky on it.
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I’d say it’s between highly recommend, highly advised and mandatory.
Another way to look at it. If you manage to get into an argument or express a controversial opinion or start criticizing forum member comments in your first few posts. I will look for your intro.
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#125 Post by Eris » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:11 pm

sikacz wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:52 pm
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:14 am
so far as i know there's no requirement for an intro, but if you're going to claim credentials and involve yourself in controversial topics i'd like to know more about who you claim to be. it would help to understand the poster's perspective.

i believe some of what we're seeing is evidence that the measures you've taken are working. some of these iffy logins are frustrated attempts to place spammy sigs and website links. you're forcing them to actually post, which hopefully costs them more time and money.
There’s a sticky on it.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10745
I’d say it’s between highly recommend, highly advised and mandatory.
Another way to look at it. If you manage to get into an argument or express a controversial opinion or start criticizing forum member comments in your first few posts. I will look for your intro.
It doesn't say it's mandatory, so as far as I'm concerned it isn't. We shouldn't be pouncing on new people for not posting an intro thread unless we actually change the rules.

We can certainly encourage people to post an intro, but please, let's be polite about it. Ask them to do so, don't demand it. It's like the old saying: you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
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