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So whats the deal with all the "Spamembers"

by IsaacH
posted 641 days ago


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OnlyJustME

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#1 posted 641 days ago

Spam is delicious. everybody needs more spam. spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam. lol Monty Python.
Just one of those things that happens on the internet. be sure to flag spam and help out the moderators.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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IsaacH

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#2 posted 641 days ago

Yesssssss!!!!!

Love Python references!!!!

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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HamS

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#3 posted 641 days ago

As long as it is Spamembers and not Hamembers that are getting booted.

-- My mother named me Hamilton, I have been trying to earn my nickname ever since.

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camps764

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#4 posted 641 days ago

I’ve seen a few that I would consider spam members as well…but they are more cleverly disguised.

They will post minor projects, comment on others projects and even write blogs. But all of their comments/projects and blogs advocate for a specific brand and product.

They all go something like this…

Comment 1: “Great end table Joe! Did you know that you could have done it better with a smithfield flux capacitor? It is a great tool to have with a great reputation…you should check it out here!”

Comment 2: “Wow! No idea you could build something like that! You can get great, accurate miter cuts every time with the Smithfield flux capacitor! You should go out and research it a little.

Blog: “Just finished my wine rack using my Smithfield flux capacitor, turned out great! The miters were perfect, and each angle was lovely. If you want to know more about it you should go here!”

I see them and think, “that has to be a great job! Sit at your desk all day and browse LJ looking for ways to promote your company’s product.”

-- Steve. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/campbellwoodworking or check me out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodworkingne

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Bill White

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#5 posted 641 days ago

Dang! Where can I buy the Smithfied flux capacitor? Been lookin’ for one that will fit my crinnixolator for years. :)
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 641 days ago

”BTW, I just came up with Spamembers, kind of proud of that one. :-)”

Spam embers…... Do they resemble glowing charcoal ?..... or did you mean Spa members ? LOL
Have a great weekend : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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404 - Not Found

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#7 posted 641 days ago

Well there’s the spammers, and the spammers who want you to buy something, or get web traffic to their sites.
Why anyone would think that a community of woodworkers would have any interest in face creams is beyond me.
Or flux capacitors for that matter.

They should be put against a wall and stoned – with spam – still in the tin.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 641 days ago

When I welcoming new members there are a minimum of 25 new spam members daily. I assume they are allowed to stay as a way to boost the membership count .There products have nothing to do with woodworking and are a complete waste of there time,I doubt they have every gotten even one customer for their years of spamming.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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IsaacH

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#9 posted 641 days ago

As a legitimate new member, I did not join because of the number of members. I guess it helps with the advertising #s? Im all for LJ keeping #s up for revenue to make the sight even better than it is now. I just wish they could be hidden or given they’re own section somehow. But I guess that would be too much for the webmaster to keep up with given the sheer number of them…..oh well…....

Of course if NOBODY on any site EVER clicked through to the advertised sights, they would give up!

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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Tedster

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#10 posted 641 days ago

Of course if NOBODY on any site EVER clicked through to the advertised sights, they would give up!

I doubt that, since they obviously don’t have anything better to do. But that aside, there’s more to it than getting traffic directly. There is also the matter of search engine optimization (SEO). The more inbound links they have scattered around the web, the better their site looks to search engines. And deep linking is the best – ie, links not to their home page but rather, links to TheirWebsite/Articles/Topic/LameContent.html

The smart ones (for lack of a better term) place links in their signature so they can go through and change them occasionally.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#11 posted 641 days ago

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#12 posted 641 days ago

Political—- if you want:

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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IsaacH

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#13 posted 641 days ago

Maybe there could be a spam button on the profile? That way, with discrimination of course, the web gods could easily identify and kick the obvious spammers given that the very existance of their profiles violates the TOSA.

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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EdwardR

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#14 posted 641 days ago

Get use to it. As long as this is a commercialy paid for site ( Advertiser paid for) you will not stop it.

I do highly recommend you all make sure you are using a good virus program with a adware program.

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Lifesaver2000

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#15 posted 641 days ago

There is a product review on the first page of reviews right now that is a glowing endorsement of a product and that company’s customer service. It is by a member who had joined just a day before posting the review, and that has been that person’s sole post.

Not saying it is spam, but to me it is certainly suspicious.

Not the first of its type I have seen either, but just the most recent.

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HorizontalMike

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#16 posted 641 days ago

Geez… Leslie and I jumped in the hot tub this morning and when I saw this headline later on LJs, advertising for SPAmembers I got’ all excited about joinin’ an stuff… And now ya’ll tellin’ me that it is about SPAM and bein’ a diabetic and all I”ll have to pass…

”...Spam consists of pork shoulder, ham, water, nitrates and modified potato starch. SPAM is not the most widely consumed “meat” but it is the unhealthiest lunch meat. SPAM sales have increased 49 percent since 2009 and an estimated 150 million Americans consume SPAM annually. If you are considering saving money by buying SPAM instead of more expensive sandwich meat, you should consider the nutritional information. One serving of SPAM (two ounces) contains 15 grams of fat and 170 calories. Additionally, six grams of fat are from saturated fat. Spam contains over half of the recommended daily sodium allotment at 775mg per serving….”

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Monte Pittman

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#17 posted 641 days ago

I’ve ate it and I’m still alive. As far as spammers, I’d like to barbeque a few of them as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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ChuckV

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#18 posted 641 days ago

The Spammobile:

I was surprised when I learned which US state consumes the most Spam per capita. But, now it makes a lot of sense.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_%28food%29

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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OnlyJustME

1562 posts in 974 days


#19 posted 641 days ago

didn’t think spam was actually so popular. i think i’d rather liverwurst over spam myself.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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redryder

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#20 posted 641 days ago

I find that some “spam” is worthwhile…...................

-- mike...............

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IsaacH

128 posts in 693 days


#21 posted 641 days ago

Anybody know the best way to eat Spam?.........
?
?
?
?
With a Spork!

Bah Dah Tah [Rimshot]

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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Rick

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#22 posted 633 days ago

Just TRIED to do some “Welcomes” for New Members. First 8 out of 10 were SPAM.
So I hit them with one of these.

There’s so many of them I built up a Library of “NO SPAM ALLOWED”

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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oldnovice

3591 posts in 1965 days


#23 posted 633 days ago

I read that if the number of cans of SPAM, sold over its lifetime, were put end to end it would easily reach the moon.

It has been around since 1937 ….. how many other products have been around that long?

From Wikipedia
In 2007, the seven billionth can Spam was sold. On average, 3.8 cans are consumed every second in the United States.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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REO

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#24 posted 631 days ago

Lj’s is a great place to learn that flux capacitors wont fit your crinnixolator! They will fit only fit fungilymungilators directly and depasturizers only with extensive modification! Often used to cut miters they were originally designed in the UK as bandersnatch traps and imported to the us to reduce the need for endangering boy scouts in snipe hunts.

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Rick

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#25 posted 631 days ago

REO:

I knew that!!!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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