What's up with the offtopic section?

Discussion in 'NoFap Technical Support and Feedback' started by Quiver, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Quiver

    Quiver Distinguished Fapstronaut

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    Numerous people are advertising in the offtopic section, just take a look. Is this the new way of advertising? They create a free account and make a thread with a link in it.

    I dunno wether this problem is being dealt with or not. I'm just curious what's up with it
     
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  2. letter

    letter Distinguished Fapstronaut

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    It's spam. Nothing new about it. We regularly clean out any spam we find, but lately there has been a spike in the number of spammers so that's what you've likely noticed. If you see any of it, just flag it and we'll clean it out quick. :)

    (btw, moving this to NoFap Feedback)
     
  3. Quiver

    Quiver Distinguished Fapstronaut

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    Yeah sure

    Okay. Clear to me. It's logical how they use NoFap as a platform to spam considering it's about life improvement and they offer "life improvement products".

    Thanks for your answer :)
     
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  4. Star Lord

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    Yes all fake accounts.
    I report some but they are a plague that's never ending.
     
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  5. I've made it a little game.
    Curently, I'm just spelling out spam letter by letter.
    I think the last reason I put before that was, "I'm not mad, Linda, just disappointed..."
    *shrugs*
     
  6. letter

    letter Distinguished Fapstronaut

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    Glad I could help!

    For a little more info on this: it's not just that NoFap is about life improvement, it is also a site that has a large amount of traffic. Spammers will spam anywhere they can, but ofc, it makes sense for the spammer to post their stuff where the greatest number of people will see it. We've got anti-spam measures in place, but spammers adapt and find ways to automate getting around the security measures websites put up.

    Indeed, vigilance.
    I have some fun with it and put on some spam-busting music and go to town.

    I saw a few of those, I found them amusing :cool:
     
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  7. I Free I

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    Yeah, believe it or not they are all over Soundcloud too ... It's a plague that never ends but can be removed for the time being .
     
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    Oh yeah, I always love those invites they send on SoundCloud to CamGirls.

    I tracked one spammer down across the web, one of the more simple spammers, never changed up his spam in over 5 years so I got to see all the different places the spammer went. The most awkward place I found them posting in was in job wanted ads. I eventually got his IP.. but his ISP was non-responsive. Their abuse email was flooded and they didn't pick up their phone. That was kind of frustrating, a responsible ISP could have banned or fined the spammer.. but they were running out of a country that didn't care about regulations.
     
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  9. ILoathePorn

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    It will be a never ending battle because there is always a work around. That is why this whole community is deputized and can report any and all spam. We will crush them all together...Muuuuuwwwaaaaahahahahahahahaha
     
  10. Star Lord

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  11. IggyIshness

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    What losers would go around spamming some shitty product no one cares about XD I dont think they even sold anything by spamming on here.
     
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