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LJ is being spammed!!!

by pendledad
posted 03-26-2013 05:50 PM


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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 03-26-2013 07:24 PM

thanks for the heads up

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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pendledad

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#2 posted 03-26-2013 07:26 PM

One of the easier ways to avoid these bots is to use a “captcha”.

Google offers it: link.

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SteveKnnn

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#3 posted 03-27-2013 03:15 AM

I am a new account holder, and not a bot. Wife calls me many things, but never a bot!

-- Steve in Richmond, VA

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 03-27-2013 03:30 AM

Maybe I am a cruel person but just once I would like to find one of these morons that creates these programs and sends them out. Roll them in Razor wire with a long rope tied to a horse and give it a good slap. Sit down in my chair, pull out a good cigar and some nice whiskey and watch the show.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 03-27-2013 04:24 AM

This is nothing new there are anywhere form 20-50 new spam members every day for the last 3 years or more,

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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csamson

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#6 posted 03-27-2013 04:47 AM

I’m a new member. Been reading the site for awhile. On my first project and wanted to post a question but the site won’t let me post until I have submitted a reply for review? Wasn’t sure what to do…I know I shouldn’t be giving any advice to anyone at this point. Maybe it’s because of the spam?

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 03-27-2013 02:45 PM

csamson Site rules… What you wrote above is a post so you are in good standing so to speak. A comment can be nothing more than Good Job, but that one comment means alot to someone that spent alot of time making a masterpiece in their eyes.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 03-27-2013 03:04 PM

Hey!, welcome aboard, Steve. I’m kinda fond of that logo. :)

I don’t pay too much attention to spam. It’s pretty easy to spot it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Emma Walker

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#9 posted 03-27-2013 03:52 PM

I have often visited the websites that spammers are spamming and bombed them with ridiculously stupid questions and requests.

This one time a spammer registered on a forum trying to sell vitamins, protein shakes, generic viagra, pills for boosting brain function and other crap like that. I went to their website and you could chat live with a sales person. So I spent like an hour of this guys time asking stupid crap like “Do you have any pills that can make my brother less annoying?”

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 03-27-2013 03:58 PM

Emma – i like to have fun with people that call the house looking for money. Mostly from my wifes alma mater. If you wanna have a good chuckle when they ask for so and so i like to respond, “Ohh you probably wont hear from her for a while, she was just sent off to prison”. I usually have a hard time holding off the laughter but i really like to hear the responses i get.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Emma Walker

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#11 posted 03-27-2013 07:44 PM

Stef

It’s always fun to try and sell something to the telemarketer, like a 1972 Lazyboy recliner with costume duct tape upholstery.

“Just 3 easy payments of $19.95” But, wait! act now and we’ll through in a collection of vintage beer bottle caps and a ping pong paddle!”

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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merrill77

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#12 posted 03-27-2013 07:54 PM

I just registered…I get a place to post a comment on this topic, but not on this one: http://lumberjocks.com/replies/on/1586054/page/69

Any ideas?

-- Turning beautiful wood into scraps...one board at a time --Chris

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Rex B

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#13 posted 03-27-2013 08:36 PM

You need to go to the post page to reply (link). You can’t reply on the “all replies” page.

-- Rex

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woodbutcherbynight

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#14 posted 03-27-2013 11:43 PM

For a good laugh about telemarketers enjoy this video

Telemarketer prank

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Thomas Hanson

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#15 posted 03-27-2013 11:56 PM

I’m not sure if I can post anywhere, I posted early this morning and cannot post again, (in red it says) until my first post has been reviewed and ok’d. Another post here on LJ suggested the connecting rods need to be checked for parallel with a flat plate, if out then loosed and adjust the rods before the trunnion assembly will line up properly. I’ll try that tomorrow.

-- Okie from Council Hill

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Emma Walker

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#16 posted 03-28-2013 01:03 AM

Thomas,

If I could help I would, but I can’t because I drink to much and my dad hates me.

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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Thomas Hanson

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#17 posted 03-28-2013 03:04 AM

It’s straightened out now.

-- Okie from Council Hill

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WoodenFrog

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#18 posted 03-28-2013 07:49 AM

That was Great! Nice one!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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WoodenFrog

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#19 posted 03-28-2013 07:52 AM

Emma————Funny!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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ScaleShipWright

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#20 posted 03-28-2013 10:08 PM

Emma Walker wrote:

“I have often visited the websites that spammers are spamming and bombed them with ridiculously stupid questions and requests.”

I would call this “poetic justice”.

Alessandro

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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Emma Walker

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#21 posted 03-29-2013 12:11 AM

I would call this “poetic justice”.

I remember my Uncle telling me that he would take his junk mail and send it back to the sender in their own post paid envelope along with a couple of pages torn out of a porno magazine featuring obese people.

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#22 posted 03-29-2013 01:44 AM

Emma, great idea have to work on that one,.....

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Thomas Hanson

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#23 posted 03-29-2013 01:48 AM

Do you think that might work with AARP? The junk mail I get from them is endless.

-- Okie from Council Hill

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Emma Walker

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#24 posted 03-29-2013 02:21 AM

I spent most of my pre-teen years living in a home with 3 axles and a Good Sam sticker in the rear window. If you’re looking for junk mail join the Good Sam Club.

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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Thomas Hanson

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#25 posted 03-29-2013 02:22 AM

You know a straight fence and a flat table will take the twist out of that 2/4.

-- Okie from Council Hill

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Thomas Hanson

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#26 posted 03-29-2013 02:23 AM

I have an airstream but pass on the Good Sam stuff.

-- Okie from Council Hill

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Emma Walker

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#27 posted 03-29-2013 02:48 AM

A Good Sam Club card can get you like 15% off on a red neck homestead! 15% times how ever many days are in a years can buy a pretty awesome set of German made wood lathe gauges.

EDIT:
Airstreams are awesome! Just be sure to never touch your tongue to one in a lightening storm… trust me on this one!

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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Thomas Hanson

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#28 posted 03-29-2013 09:26 PM

I must be lucky, I’ve stuck my tongue to the trailer hundreds of times, oh wait, that was the beer can.
I’m not very gregarious, I bought the Airstream to go where other people did NOT go. Sometimes, though, sigh, it’s unavoidable. I wouldn’t know how to gauge a German wood lathe though, but I love their gouges, I’m still saving for a set of Pheils.

-- Okie from Council Hill

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Adeldor

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#29 posted 04-12-2013 12:53 PM

Hello all,

We too are newbies here (just yesterday in fact). Here’s hoping this is the right place for this question (can’t start a new topic yet).

We tried posting our first project. It shows up as this:

http://lumberjocks.com/first_projects/1489

However, it doesn’t show up under the projects tab, and when clicking the projects by Adeldor link, it shows that we have submitted 0 projects. Is this because our first project must be reviewed, or have we done something wrong?

Cheers!

-- Chris & Christa, Adeldor, http://ccfbllc.com/Wood.html

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MsDebbieP

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#30 posted 04-12-2013 01:02 PM

Yes… you have to have the first posting approved before anything (other than comments) appears.

You are up and running. Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Nickdarr

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#31 posted 04-13-2013 06:05 AM

Great comments. A lot of funny people on here. I get new project ideas and get a good laugh all from one site.

-- Darren... Learn, practice, teach, and leave a lasting impact.

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jordanp

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#32 posted 04-13-2013 06:18 AM

One suggestion from a website admin to another, Use to Captcha’s you can place an invisible one that works in reverse (has to be left empty) and another that the user will enter the code into..

the result is the bots will detect both captcha’s and try to enter codes into both but if anything is entered into the invisible captcha the form will not submit.

i’ve even setup forms with just the invisible captcha and litterally had no problems with spam.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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sgv

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#33 posted 04-13-2013 11:46 AM

I am REEL not a bot not new to woodworking just new to this site, I love the smell of sawdust!!!!!!
I do consider myself a intermediate wood worker my shop is down:( I am moving to a new state and cant water to build my new shop

may the wind be at your back
tight lines for those of us ho fish

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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woodbutcherbynight

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#34 posted 04-14-2013 04:39 PM

jordanp, I saw a screen pic of one of those phrase/words to be typed in the box recently. Is it az computer generated word or phrase or does it come from a list the designer makes? The phrase was Cat Dynamite. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Adeldor

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#35 posted 04-15-2013 05:35 PM

Hi Debbie,

Thank you!

-- Chris & Christa, Adeldor, http://ccfbllc.com/Wood.html

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