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#1 TisTam

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:44 AM

I've had an email on Wetpixel from member mignulikz which was spam, and judging by the number of people who've looked at that member's profile within the last hour I'm not the only one. I know I can block the member from emailing me again but is there any way we can report spamming attempts so that perpetrators can be blocked from the whole site?

#2 MikeVeitch

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:48 AM

Hi TisTam

This member's posting abilities have been disabled. Obviously one busy spammer!

At the bottom left hand corner of each post you can see a grey bar that says !Report, if you see any suspicious messages just hit that button and it goes to all the mods.

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#3 pakman

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:28 AM

I think his "e" button is stuck...

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#4 PRC

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:37 AM

Yer - that will be how he managed to aggregate up 12 posts without proving to all he was a complete idiot!

Ha - he has made it onto my blocked list - a select group of only 1 member.

All in all it only goes to prove how decent clean and tidy this forum is. No mean feat and generally congrats to all esp. the mod's

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#5 dhaas

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 04:18 AM

I got one too and have no idea how all this is supposed to work for SPAM.

Deleting it.......

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#6 rtrski

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:28 AM

heh, now i'm sorry I reported it. seems like it was already caught. Sorry for the repeat report, Mods!!

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#7 MikeVeitch

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:35 AM

hehe, I have had about a dozen messages about it :P

not to worry, tis much better to report than not

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#8 karrock

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:44 AM

Same here, mignulikz spammed me a personal message with a hidden link to Adult Friend Finder

Edited by karrock, 08 April 2009 - 06:46 AM.


#9 rtrski

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:58 AM

Sheesh, am I the only one who thought to just "hover" over the link vs. clicking on it? I mean c'mon people: profile created within a day, zero personal info in profile, only 12 posts (which if checked were just garbage), PM from someone you've never spoken before, sent in the wee hours (vs. US user time zones at least), devoid of content except a link, and that link to a .ru domain...

...that's like 7/5 on the "Danger Will Robinson!!!" scale. :P

Or am I alone in being this paranoid?

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Topside, unhoused: Sony SLT-alpha99, Sigma 150-500mm + 1.4TC (Saving for Sony 70-400 G2), Sigma 15mm diagonal fish, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 CZ, Tamron 180mm f2.8 Macro...all the gear and nary a clue...


#10 onokai

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:58 AM

Same here, mignulikz spammed me a personal message with a hidden link to Adult Friend Finder




I got one today as well . Mark
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#11 sgietler

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:26 AM

I've had an email on Wetpixel from member mignulikz which was spam, and judging by the number of people who've looked at that member's profile within the last hour I'm not the only one. I know I can block the member from emailing me again but is there any way we can report spamming attempts so that perpetrators can be blocked from the whole site?



Anyone who runs forums or blogs constantly has do deal with people trying to spam, break in, create fake log-on's, etc. There are most likely bots that are trying to create logins every hour on wetpixel.

There is technology to prevent this, but spammers and hackers are always trying to get one step ahead.

I'm sure the admins are doing all they can.

I'm really surprised at all these posts about the subject, what we saw was very mild, imho. Web site attacks/spams/hacks can be much much worse.

#12 DeanB

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:18 AM

I got some cheap viagra and a date with a lovely lady named Tatjana :P

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#13 Giles

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:29 AM

Obviously wasn't spam for DeanB, was more a sales pitch !
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#14 jimbo1946

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:08 AM

I got some cheap viagra...

Do they ship to the US?

I have a friend who needs some. :P
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#15 rtrski

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:18 AM

Is your "friend's" name the same as yours, preceded by "Li'l"?

Current rig: Sony SLT-alpha55 in Ikelite housing, Sigma 105mm f2.8 DC Macro w/ Ike 5505.58 flat port or Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM behind UWCamStuff custom 5" mini-dome. Dual INON z240 Type IVs triggered with DS51 for TTL mimicry, or DS51 alone with home-made ringflash assy for macro.

 

Topside, unhoused: Sony SLT-alpha99, Sigma 150-500mm + 1.4TC (Saving for Sony 70-400 G2), Sigma 15mm diagonal fish, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 CZ, Tamron 180mm f2.8 Macro...all the gear and nary a clue...


#16 Cerianthus

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:21 AM

Sheesh, am I the only one who thought to just "hover" over the link vs. clicking on it? I mean c'mon people: profile created within a day, zero personal info in profile, only 12 posts (which if checked were just garbage), PM from someone you've never spoken before, sent in the wee hours (vs. US user time zones at least), devoid of content except a link, and that link to a .ru domain...
.....

Or am I alone in being this paranoid?


Nope : I hovered too : was curious all day though : the announcement that I got a PM came just before worktime, and wetpixel is blocked at that client....
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#17 TheRealDrew

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:31 PM

Sheesh, am I the only one who thought to just "hover" over the link vs. clicking on it?

Or am I alone in being this paranoid?



I did the same thing and forwarded a PM to one of the admins this morning (ddid not see this thread at the time.) Since I have no friends I knew no one would send me a PM, so I was not being paranoid, just realistic :P

#18 jimbo1946

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:37 PM

Is your "friend's" name the same as yours, preceded by "Li'l"?


Why no, whatever made you think that? :P
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#19 onbelaydave

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:35 PM

I got the exact same message at another forum, as well as here. Somebody has been busy.

The link takes you to a porno site.

Edited by onbelaydave, 08 April 2009 - 07:36 PM.


#20 onbelaydave

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:12 PM

Just doing a quick Goggle search ,shows he's spammed a few sites.

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