Massive spamming by John Ryskamp

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arildno

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This new PF member has posted no less than 15 identical posts throughout PF.
I've never seen anything like it.
 

selfAdjoint

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Including the tactic of resurrecting old threads to tack his screed at the end of them. He sure loves his own prose.
 

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Is he done now? I hope.
 

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arildno said:
This new PF member has posted no less than 15 identical posts throughout PF.
I've never seen anything like it.
He isn't the first. I can remember this being done at least two other times (not in 15 different threads, though, I must admit).
 
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he is online right now...

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we are well aware of the situation, and are dealing with the posts as they need to be.
 

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Kerrie said:
we are well aware of the situation, and are dealing with the posts as they need to be.
I never doubted that either you or the other mentors at PF would find a best course of action, since every mentor at PF has consistently exercised such a good judgment at earlier times.

However, I found a total of 15 identical posts to be rather remarkable; hopefully, such a "record" will never be set again.
 
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15 identical posts is really not much at all. We've had gangs of spammers from other sites perform coordinated attacks against us, posting dozens of times a minute. We can usually lock them down pretty quickly. Besides, it only takes a few clicks to delete a user, along with every post that user has ever posted. It's really hard work for the spammers, but it's hardly a difficult task for this forum's management. Don't worry. :wink:

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chroot said:
We've had gangs of spammers from other sites perform coordinated attacks against us, posting dozens of times a minute.
You're not kidding, right ?
What on Earth does this achieve ? :confused:
 

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About the same benefit as spraypainting grafitti on walls, except these are much easier to clean up...
 
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Yes, there are sites dedicated to trolls. They get a list of sites to attack and coordinate. Trolling is a hobby for some people who think that it is fun.

When there were only 3 posts, I thought that he was just excited with himself and very eagerly wanted feedback. More exposure = more possibility of feedback. But now that I've heard he went to 15, I think he's just a pure troll.

Just out of curiosity, does management block an ip range of the user? That's a waste of time, if so, because they're probably using proxies. And if not, then they can just re-register under a new name with a new email account. That is unless you black-listed hotmail, yahoo, and all free email servers.
 

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chroot said:
15 identical posts is really not much at all. We've had gangs of spammers from other sites perform coordinated attacks against us, posting dozens of times a minute. We can usually lock them down pretty quickly. Besides, it only takes a few clicks to delete a user, along with every post that user has ever posted. It's really hard work for the spammers, but it's hardly a difficult task for this forum's management. Don't worry. :wink:

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Makes me sort of miss the good old days when gangs roamed the streets wearing colored bandanas, carrying knives, and spraypainting bridges and train stations. :rolleyes: Nerds shouldn't be allowed in gangs.
 

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Moonbear said:
Makes me sort of miss the good old days when gangs roamed the streets wearing colored bandanas, carrying knives, and spraypainting bridges and train stations. :rolleyes: Nerds shouldn't be allowed in gangs.
Nerd gangs. :rofl:
 

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Revenge of the Nerds? The A-Bomb.
 
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