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Metafilter in my bookspam? It's more common than you think.

A bookseller on Amazon is selling content including mefi as part of a collated book. This looks suspiciously spammy, and I assume nobody at mefi has actually authorised this. Is this something that Metafilter Networks cares about?
posted by jaduncan on Jan 10, 2012 - 103 comments

I invoke the banhammer!

New member Leggen is spamming.
posted by adamrice on Jul 30, 2008 - 22 comments

suspicious questions?

Just thought I'd mention that I noticed a couple of questions in askme that all had to do with ferreting out techniques people use to get around spam filters and the like. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Jun 3, 2008 - 70 comments

Bloody Vikings.

Viking alert. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Apr 17, 2008 - 3 comments

Time for shock and awe

Better to ban a spammer here than over there! -- Japanese Business Cards
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Mar 26, 2008 - 6 comments

Mefi Wiki trashed by spam

It seems that the Metafilter Wiki @ http://www.mssv.net/wiki.cgi was taken over by Xanax online, which promptly trashed the whole place, the shitheads
posted by growabrain on Mar 25, 2006 - 2 comments

Sockpuppetry afoot

This user is this user. Both link to lame link-farm sites on their user pages. Both seem to be making pointless comments, assumingly so they can eventually spam metafilter. Enough said.
posted by Jimbob on Mar 3, 2006 - 37 comments


Sorry about the downtime today, it looks like some comment spammers were DoSing the box with requests for long-dead trackback URLs. After that was cleaned up, some other weird bugs kept the server unavailable for a few hours, but things should be back to normal now.
posted by mathowie on Feb 13, 2006 - 26 comments

Please kill this linkspamming whore.

Please kill this linkspamming whore. Thanks.
posted by loquacious on Jan 18, 2006 - 48 comments

email for an art project

What's up with the profile pages? Every one I check has this at the bottom left of the page: email for an art project
posted by The God Complex on Dec 22, 2004 - 34 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

More moderation for you

I've deleted mspansel's threads and banned the account from posting again. I've been deleting more posts than ever lately, and I think it's a necessary evil to having such an open posting policy. I've changed my editing tools, so deleting posts or editing someone's bad html is a lot easier now, so expect to see more admin stuff being done in the future. My hope is that things stay on track this way.
posted by mathowie on Aug 21, 2000 - 9 comments

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