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AOL Spam?

Anyone else been contacted by an AOL account in relation to "Robby Rob's Metafilter Post", with the sender claiming that he is having his thoughts controlled by the NSA? [more inside]
posted by LondonYank on Jan 31, 2006 - 34 comments

Processed pork product

Spam?
posted by russilwvong on Jan 21, 2006 - 7 comments

An interesting combination of sleazy and forthright

mrhappybanjo, here's looking at you. (askme thread + a post to projects for the store in askme)
posted by tozturk on Jan 13, 2006 - 56 comments

The MeFi Wiki appears to be spammed, Captain.

The MeFi Wiki appears to be spammed, Captain.
posted by wheelieman on Jan 9, 2006 - 31 comments

Please stop with your self-link FleshLight posts, FleshJoe.

Please stop with your self-link FleshLight posts, FleshJoe.
posted by fandango_matt on Jan 4, 2006 - 26 comments

Referral link spamming?

Referral link spamming?
posted by blag on Dec 26, 2005 - 7 comments

Spam commenting

Comment spam from new member veryvera.
posted by thatwhichfalls on Dec 15, 2005 - 56 comments

Light your torch and sharpen your pitchfork

stupid viral marketing. Light your torch and sharpen your pitchfork.
posted by crunchland on Dec 5, 2005 - 33 comments

A user seems to be comment spamming

What's cdgold's angle? Exhibits A B C.
posted by signal on Nov 14, 2005 - 44 comments

Craniac is spamming

Craniac seems to be spamming conversations with random posts pushing the metafilteruser tag on Flickr:
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
posted by anastasiav on Nov 4, 2005 - 63 comments

Bannination

Goodbye webmeta, and thanks for all the fish! spam!
posted by cup on Oct 26, 2005 - 33 comments

Deleted relevant thread questions

My FPP was deleted today. Which, relevant to an ongoing thread (that I had not seen prior to posting) brings up interesting (or not?) questions about prohibited speech and its implications/consequences. . .
posted by flotson on Aug 19, 2005 - 19 comments

Metafilter is not for pyramid scheme

It should be pretty obvious that stuff like this should not fly in the blue. Using this site as a quarry for pyramid schemes is inappropriate and action should be taken accordingly.
posted by baphomet on Jun 26, 2005 - 47 comments

Crowding in on our turf

MeFi drug wars?
posted by peacay on Apr 15, 2005 - 14 comments

MeFis of Avalon

And lo, when the spammers did rear their ugly heads, the valiant Sir RichardP did smite them. Mighty was his sword, and thus was the Kingdom of Wiki spared the ugly wrath of pr0n.

(where's the "accolades" category?)
posted by frecklefaerie on Mar 10, 2005 - 14 comments

Too Many iPod Ads-as-Posts

I don't care about your damn iPod products. We've had like a billion iPod-related avertisments as posts on this site in like the last few months? Can we stop advertising for the iPod? How about it?
posted by xmutex on Dec 13, 2004 - 35 comments

THIS is the best of the web

Internet Blowout Sale Ending Tonight at Midnight. An advertisement for snake oil that helps people break the law. What more could you want in an FPP?
posted by b1tr0t on Dec 6, 2004 - 29 comments

Open registrations = open for spammers?

Noverber 18, 2004: Metafilter registrations become open for a nominal fee of $5.

November 18, 2004: The spam I receive at my previously clean inbox increases exponentially.

Coincidence?

I think not.
posted by scottymac on Nov 21, 2004 - 43 comments

Advertising policy and spammers

I have a question about Metafilter's Textad policy. In general, I find the ads relevant and useful --- I'm far more likely to click through here than on other sites.

However, I noticed today that there's an ad running that asks people to "Play Texas Hold'em", posted by checknraise. Those of you who run Movable Type or Wordpress blogs might have noticed a recent wave of comment spam advertising "Texas Hold'em".

If I had ads on my blog, I wouldn't accept them from people who are also spammers. Does Metafilter have a policy on this type of thing, and is there any way to dump the "Texas Hold'em" ads?
posted by robcorr on Nov 1, 2004 - 14 comments

I got spammish mail post-posting.

I posted a link. Shortly thereafter, I get creepy spam-mail asking me to post links to Joe Blow's slightly-related site. I ignore. Not long, though, until link appears in comments. Does this ever happen to anyone else?
posted by eustacescrubb on Sep 22, 2004 - 23 comments

the metafilter wiki has been spammed by an online casino site

it looks as though the metafilter wiki has been spammed pretty badly by an online casino site, with several pages of info replaced with their url and some gibberish. i've emailed adrian but wonder if anyone else besides him might have a back up copy of the site.
posted by t r a c y on Jul 6, 2004 - 30 comments

Slight problems with spammy selflinks in comments.

I don't want this to be construed as bullying the new folk, but... [as usual, more of my astute observations and keen insight are contained within]
posted by The God Complex on Apr 4, 2004 - 42 comments

Who joe-jobbed me?

36 hours ago, I posted a message in Ask Mefi regarding what it would take for the world to adopt a more secure method of email to prevent nefarious people from spoofing legitimate email accounts.

This morning, my inbox was flooded with hundreds of bounced spam emails from AOL, apparently unrelated to the MyDoom virus.

What I want to know is, who's the wiseguy?
posted by crunchland on Jan 30, 2004 - 11 comments

Enough with the flash spam.

We needed another gratuitous product pitch? As the worthless Legs McNeil once said: please kill me.
posted by adamgreenfield on Sep 10, 2003 - 5 comments

Should this post be yanked before or after penis-enlargement-pills?

So this thread isn't exactly an advertisement, but it does link to a site whose actual purpose seems to be to sell some sort of penis-enlargement-pill.

I'm not saying that the post should get yanked, but I am wondering whether content whose purpose is to advertise a product should really be the subject of a front page post.
posted by bshort on Apr 23, 2003 - 13 comments

Spam from homeless guy who wants to be on MeFi

Anyone else getting spammed by some homeless guy to post his site as a mefi link? "I'd do it myself, but matt isn't taking new members right now."

If they guy had bothered to cut-and-paste more detail, I might have considered it ... maybe.

Anyone else?
posted by KiloHeavy on Jan 4, 2003 - 17 comments

spammer! banninate!

what's the deal with kileregreen spamming threads with a porn site?
posted by modge on Oct 18, 2002 - 13 comments

What should we do about self-marketers who could enventually plant links on mefi?

yesterday, on./ was reading an interesting discussion about a product when someone accused the poster of Viral Marketing, in effect really trying to grab publicity off of ./ while they're covertly under contract to the company they are posting about.
Today, in a very useful MeFi discussion, someone raised the Same Suspicion.

Whether Octavius is correct or not, I think there's no reason to doubt that firms are cropping up to harness communities and blogs to plant publicity on the net. On its face, it would likely be far more effective advertising than a pop up or TV commercial... Once the corporate heavyweights catch on, it could get quite excessive and sneaky.

But it could seriously undermine a community since to some extent, we'll all start scrutinizing the motives of any given post and poster.

Could well be the beginning of the end (or at least the end of the beginning) of the innocence for MeFi etal... Any ideas on how to contend with this?

posted by BentPenguin on Sep 6, 2002 - 39 comments

Spam the spammers!

In response to email-harvesters, how about implementing this as an invisiible link on each metafilter page. It generates an unlimited stream of bogus email addresses, thereby poluting the email list. Spam the spammers!
posted by signal on May 28, 2002 - 20 comments

Klez attack

Uh...who the *expletive* is jeff_cook(at)nai.com, and why the *expletive* is he spamming me, and presumably others, with a screenshot of the MeFi donation thanks page?
posted by Su on May 13, 2002 - 17 comments

Shape Shifting Reptilians about to acheive Complete Control over the planet

This is going to sound like a bizarre joke, but did anyone else on the 'Filter get spam about "Shape Shifting Reptilians about to acheive Complete Control over the planet", with a link that leads to this guy's site. It was sitting in my inbox when I got home today, I can't think of where else on the 'Net I coulda picked this up, and if it's a prank it's a good one, but it's so weird that only a MeFite could've come up with it.

So Anyone else or just me?
posted by jonmc on Apr 16, 2002 - 16 comments

announcement: non-logged in users can no longer see contact info.

I made a slight change to the user pages. Logged in users see everything as it was before, but non-logged in users don't see any contact information except for websites URLs. I had long worried about the spam thwarting measures I have employed not being good enough, and I've also been hearing about non-members hassling members for memberships, posting, etc. So with the new change, non-members won't be able to harvest addresses, or send you an email (unless you've got it listed on your homepage URL somewhere), and they won't know your AIM/ICQ or location.
posted by mathowie on Mar 15, 2002 - 34 comments

Tips for hiding email addresses from spam bots

Zeldman offers some tips and tools on hiding email address from spam bots. Maybe that could be used instead of the %40?
posted by riffola on Jan 2, 2002 - 8 comments

Magnet Spam

Great spam I just got (inside)
posted by mathowie on Oct 28, 2001 - 16 comments

Gads, I was spammed.

Gads, I was spammed.
posted by raaka on Oct 13, 2001 - 26 comments

spam harvester posted for discussion

Aiiee! Make it stop! Yet another e-mail spam harvester posted for "discussion". These are generally tiresome and dangerously close to content-free sites that some schlub whipped up between smoke breaks -- the web equivalent of trolls. They're built with a content management system that automatically begs people to send it to friends, thereby collecting the e-mail addresses. And they don't belong on Metafilter. Or has Metafilter changed that much?
posted by dhartung on Oct 7, 2001 - 10 comments

Are people from dotcomscoop.com spamming mefi?

I noticed an odd trend recently in the way a couple new people were posting and I think I've uncovered a problem. (more)
posted by mathowie on Oct 1, 2001 - 100 comments

Spam? In *my* MetaFilter?

MetaSpam?
"Hello I am CTO of Lasoo....As a small dotcom in today's sometimes difficult marketplace every bit counts!...We are also always on the lookout for new ASP business deals."

posted by tamim on Sep 25, 2001 - 6 comments

Why is there a %40 where the @ should be?

FidelDonson's Profile
Name: Fidel Donson
Email: donson%40mail.dk

I am wondering why the @ shows up as a %40 in the user profiles
posted by FidelDonson on Sep 12, 2001 - 5 comments

Monsterhut spam moves to /.

Matt got his Monsterhut spamtopic posted to slashdot. Pretty cool.
posted by skallas on Aug 31, 2001 - 6 comments

Self-links in comments.

has bonzo gone too far? three of four posts have been self-links, and now this comment....
posted by rebeccablood on Jun 17, 2001 - 22 comments

Mickey Suttle

Is Mickey Suttle back? In his newest incarnation (as "ordinaryworld") he's posted three links, two (less than two weeks apart) to amandahades.com and one to supershadow.com. And of course these link to each other, and to other sites in the Suttle "empire." In his previous incarnation (as "supremecourt," "historical", "jpl" and "vehicle"!) we talked about him here.
posted by rodii on May 26, 2001 - 5 comments

Email addresses with weird characters?

Why do so many people's email addresses display with weird charaters in them? Seems to be that way for everyone. The HREFs are okay, though.
posted by endquote on Mar 25, 2000 - 2 comments

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