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sheets
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:20 pm    Post subject: Spam PM Reply with quote

Hello, I just joined yesterday, and already received the following PM:
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From: nancybaby
To: sheets
Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:07 am
Subject: Hello Dear
Hello Dear

nancylovekalifa@yahoo.co.uk

interested in you
My name is Nancy kalifa,i saw your profile today and became interested in you,i will also like to know you the more,and i want you to send an email to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am.Here is my email address (nancylovekalifa@yahoo.co.uk) i believe we can move from here.I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.Miss Nancy Remember the
distance or co-lour does not matter but love matters a lot in life.
Yours Friend,
Miss Nancy.
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I don't have a darn thing on my profile. Nothing that would give anyone reason to be interested. This user has no posts, so this stinks of spam. -- possibly after several exchanges, pulling the Nigerian thing, which someone else tried on me at another site. Please investigate and act accordingly. Thank you.

btw, the broken English is another dead give-away for an alleged UK resident.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

User nancybaby banned.
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sheets
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your prompt action.

EDIT:

I noticed that this topic and this topic were marked as spam by Superuser sliderule, which they most certainly are. Note the advertising links in the bottom of the posts.

They should be deleted, because this is a common way of getting one's site raised in the search engine listings, as web crawlers go around and count the number of sites on which a link appears. It's a well-known technique for doing this. Please don't let them get away with it.

I would respectfully suggest that all such posts (containing links for advertising purposes) be deleted immediately, and the users either warned or banned. Many forums have this policy.

Keep up the good work.
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