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Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:04 am
by sikacz
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:53 am
I think paranoia is a natural quality of members of this forum, so suspicion of new members who a) don't respond after their first post, or b) may be here to troll (our "friends" at the NY Gun forum (!) ) makes us nervous.

Before members who are long-time shooters jump in to give me shit, I would like to point out that many of us newer shooters, specifically like myself, became shooters BECAUSE of our justifiable paranoia. As I've said many times before: The morning after the shit-stain "won" his stolen election, unleashing every kind of bigot hatred, and accelerating hate crimes, we decided to become gun owners.

"Just because you're paranoid...."
Coincidences are always suspicious. They rarely happen nearly back to back. I’m buying a lottery ticket. There are things that said make me suspicious. Suspicious is good in my view.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:42 am
by YankeeTarheel
sikacz wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:04 am
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:53 am
I think paranoia is a natural quality of members of this forum, so suspicion of new members who a) don't respond after their first post, or b) may be here to troll (our "friends" at the NY Gun forum (!) ) makes us nervous.

Before members who are long-time shooters jump in to give me shit, I would like to point out that many of us newer shooters, specifically like myself, became shooters BECAUSE of our justifiable paranoia. As I've said many times before: The morning after the shit-stain "won" his stolen election, unleashing every kind of bigot hatred, and accelerating hate crimes, we decided to become gun owners.

"Just because you're paranoid...."
Coincidences are always suspicious. They rarely happen nearly back to back. I’m buying a lottery ticket. There are things that said make me suspicious. Suspicious is good in my view.
Yup,
As "Auric Goldfinger" put it:
Once is happenstance
Twice is coincidence
Three times is enemy action

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:31 am
by lurker
new member liliy. essays. thanks, trigger!

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:20 am
by sikacz
lurker wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:31 am
new member liliy. essays. thanks, trigger!
:roflmao:

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:06 pm
by TriggerPuller
lurker wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:31 am
thanks, trigger!
:welcome:

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:20 am
by lurker
:weep: durnit, i missed new member candlariajgile. :wavecry: that's what i get for going to bed early. :evil:

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:03 pm
by sikacz
lurker wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:20 am
:weep: durnit, i missed new member candlariajgile. :wavecry: that's what i get for going to bed early. :evil:
Just wanted some illegal help and linked to some spam thing... :wall:

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:41 pm
by lurker
oh, yeah, i saw that post. but it was late and i couldn't make heads nor tails of it.
"dave, my mind is going, i can feel it, i can feel it... daisy, daisy, give me your answer, do. i'm half crazy, all ... "

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:48 am
by lurker
new member celesteja writes essays in australia.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:47 am
by lurker
and now, ameliawang. papers.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:49 pm
by lurker
i thought this relevant

"How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually."

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/ ... -fake.html

bots gathering usage statistics of other bots. it's ok, as long as they get clicks. the new evolution: survival of the clickiest.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:26 pm
by eelj
Not sure if its relevant or not but back when we were being bombarded with spam I was also on my email account. not so much anymore.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:09 pm
by lurker
i have 2 email accts, one of which i call my spam account. a month ago i was getting 5 or 10 spams a day. then i made a terrible mistake, i tried to unsubscribe from one of them. mistake, because i've seen what happens before, and knew better. they may have unsubscribed me (who can tell?) but before they do, the sell your email address to other spammers. so now i get as many as 100 (yes, a hundred) a day. deleting them does no good, they just send more. using the ISPs "spam blocker" is useless, they have a limit of 500 domain names. the only thing that seems to work somewhat is to let the mailbox fill up, and then it begins to reject incoming mail. not very useful.

i get emails offering tactical flashlights, sunglasses, sunvisors, LED thisthatandtheother, reverse mortgages, hearing aids, asian/russian/ukranian brides, CBD oils to fix virtually everything, keto treatments whatever that is, weight loss solutions, "natural" "tricks" to cure ED (for the ukranian brides, i guess), those poor women must be desperate to get out, or maybe it's all just video chat porn and you never actually meet them. not that i care, with my luck i'd get melania's second cousin, twice removed.

this week i'm planning to wend my way through their byzantine system and cancel the account. i've had this account for at least 18 years, haven't gotten a real e-mail to it since settling my deceased mom's estate, nine years ago. so long, earthlink, it's been fun.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:20 pm
by Eris
I deal with spam like this:

- Get your own domain name so you can create as many email addresses as you want.
- Create one "real" email address that you never give to anyone ever.
- Now create email aliases that receive mail and deliver it to the real email box.
- Give each website you sign up to a different alias email.
- If you ever start getting too much spam at an alias, simply create a new one, update the associated website, and delete the old alias. Voila! No more spam!

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:23 pm
by lurker
i'm contemplating dealing with it by going dark.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:24 pm
by shinzen
I like the alias idea Eris. I may have to do that myself.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:57 am
by Bisbee
By golly, Eris, you must be one of them computer geniuses that Gov Brown's talkin 'bout, bidn' up property in the Bay Area and wunot.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:36 am
by lurker
:angry: Brognao96 :hmmm: clever. lay low for a week, then post.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:57 pm
by lurker
new member jurgendamm. locksmithing in cartgena. spain? columbia?

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:38 am
by lurker
if you need a spanish-speaking 24-hr locksmith in malaysia, (or minneapolis?) gerardo is your man!

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:03 am
by lurker
new member markcarlton writes papers, but his enrish no to gud. i exaggerate, not THAT bad, but not good either.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:37 am
by lurker
new member MezaGuijt - plumbers in arizona. again.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:10 am
by lurker
aaannnnd yet again, new member glazerkethryn, arizona plumbing. claims to be a manager, wonder how he'd like some spam? it makes for good sammiches.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:15 am
by shinzen
How did you miss the finance folks? There was like 6 of them registered? Just cleaned up the last batch of assholes.

Re: sure are a lot of spammers

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:20 am
by lurker
sorry, sorry, slackin' i guess. i don't always look, and i only see the latest new member when i do. that, and i'm not here 24/7.
i'll try to do better, i promise.