Spammer alert March 11, 2006 5:39 AM   Subscribe

Spammer callout of preemption and aggression.
posted by rxrfrx to Etiquette/Policy at 5:39 AM (21 comments total)

Man, I was just about to post this.

Key tip-off? Calling Milosevic "she".
posted by saladin at 5:44 AM on March 11, 2006

I dunno, the bad English wasn't really a red flag on its own... it was mainly the posting of a single, inane, bad-English comment in each consecutive thread.
posted by rxrfrx at 5:47 AM on March 11, 2006

...And the whore website.
posted by rxrfrx at 5:48 AM on March 11, 2006

Hm...that's some track record of comments. I know preempting has been a bit overboard lately - maybe emailing Matt/Jessamyn is the better choice when there's no real transgression yet. I know it looks pretty obviously a storm-a-comin' in this case but innocent 'til proven guilty still has merit.
posted by peacay at 5:58 AM on March 11, 2006

Is there a policy in place yet where this sort of person's FPPs can be put in quarrantine for moderation before they hit the front page?
posted by rxrfrx at 5:59 AM on March 11, 2006

And projects and AskMeFi - no, no quarantine policy I've ever heard of, but maybe there should be a probation caveat on the signup and/or posting page like -
"site owner reserves the discretionary right to require vetting of posts by a site moderator before the posts go live" or similar.
posted by peacay at 6:11 AM on March 11, 2006

Argh, posting useless noise in AskMe too...

I don't think it's at all unreasonable to have a "Your first FPP to the Blue must be approved" policy. It wouldn't necessarily eliminate all the self-links, because we couldn't expect Matt and Jess to do the in-depth legwork that it sometimes takes to sniff them out, but it'd probably help.

What percentage of new signups actually start making FPPs shortly after they join, I wonder?
posted by Gator at 6:21 AM on March 11, 2006

I love her. She's like my Ukrainian roommate from college. Let's keep her for the memories:

"Waugh! Bill! You want to watch movie? The Eddie, he rent Harrison Ford movie 'Retarded Henry'!"
posted by Mayor Curley at 6:29 AM on March 11, 2006

Crap. Just came here to do this callout, too...
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 6:30 AM on March 11, 2006

metafilter do not want to make party with zarisa?!
posted by naxosaxur at 6:32 AM on March 11, 2006

I look forward to the next London meetup.
posted by srboisvert at 6:45 AM on March 11, 2006

In my country there is problem....
posted by Joeforking at 6:53 AM on March 11, 2006

at least she's helpful:

What's the minimal hardware I need to put my house phones on VoIP?
posted by carsonb at 6:55 AM on March 11, 2006

metafilter: you will need PC and internet connection!
posted by interrobang at 6:56 AM on March 11, 2006

She accepts PayPal. I don't know why, but that's making me laugh.
posted by horsewithnoname at 7:03 AM on March 11, 2006

Fuck it. BURN HER!!!
posted by JeffK at 7:05 AM on March 11, 2006

i am a fugitive from a markkov chain gang
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:07 AM on March 11, 2006

I wrote her [?] an email basically making sure she knew the rules and put the account on temporary timeout status until I could make sure she was a real person and not a spambot since the noise in AskMe was increasing fast. I'll check in in a few hours and see if I hear back or if it's just another spambot bites the dust.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:20 AM on March 11, 2006

We've been getting a ton of spammers, spammer callouts, and false positives lately. Maybe we should just be able to flag people as noise.
posted by Ryvar at 7:51 AM on March 11, 2006

Comments removed, account has been banned.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:03 AM on March 11, 2006

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