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Spam making appearance on the Monastery

by wazoox (Prior)
on Dec 06, 2006 at 20:39 UTC ( #588181=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I've just seen a couple of considered messages, obviously spam (Re: wastefu VrAGRA from $3). Then I've looked for "viagra", "cialis" and found both : they are obviously fake accounts made by some bot (both at the same time today).
Spam tide is on the high in our mails, I feel concerned it may submerge the Monastery really soon now... What can we do? Are we about to see the horrible and painful death of this good old Anonymous Monk?

update OK, ok, I haven't read the messages carefully enough it seems... :) I've just seen them in the Nodes To Consider list. That doesn't mean that the Monastery is immune to spam forever. I feel concerned because I've seen technical wikis or BB rife with SPAM...

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Re: Spam making appearance on the Monastery
by Eimi Metamorphoumai (Deacon) on Dec 06, 2006 at 21:17 UTC
    If you look at the parent of the node you linked to, I think it's pretty obvious that it was a joke. Especially since it didn't actually have any links ( doesn't exist, intentionally).
Re: Spam making appearance on the Monastery
by jdporter (Canon) on Dec 06, 2006 at 23:22 UTC

      What does it mean?

      No! It's an invasion of the Underpants Gnomes!

      1. register random nick on Perlmonks
      2. ???
      3. profit!

      The Monastery should brace itself for a rash of nick squatting in the future!!!

      (All underpants references in the previous sentence are by coincidence only)

      Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

Re: Spam making appearance on the Monastery (obvious)
by tye (Sage) on Dec 06, 2006 at 21:19 UTC

    "Nothing is obvious unless you are overlooking something." Check the node you linked to again. You didn't pass the IQ test. That's okay, most people haven't.

    - tye        

      You shouldn't play with matches, you know :) I plead guilty however...

        Oh, I didn't post the fake spam (just the fake admission that has my name attached). But it reminded me of an old answering machine ("ansaphone" for you Brits?) greeting I'd heard: "This is an IQ test... *beep*"

        - tye        

Re: Spam making appearance on the Monastery
by ikegami (Pope) on Dec 06, 2006 at 21:37 UTC
    Did you read Re: wastefu VrAGRA from $3's parent, where tye says he posts anonymously when he posts his ViAnGaRa spams? That particular post is someone's idea of a joke, not "obviously spam".

    Update: Oops, I started writting this 20 minutes ago, but I got sidetracked. Apparently, other people are faster than I am :)

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