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Forum topic by pendledad posted 484 days ago 1856 views 0 times favorited 35 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pendledad

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484 days ago

Admin, please take a look at the new members over the last 48 hours. Lots of spam and advertisers. Someone is running a bot to create accounts.


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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 484 days ago

thanks for the heads up

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

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pendledad

189 posts in 686 days


#2 posted 484 days ago

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 484 days ago

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

1236 posts in 1006 days


#4 posted 484 days ago

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 484 days ago

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 484 days ago

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

1236 posts in 1006 days


#7 posted 483 days ago

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 483 days ago

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 483 days ago

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 483 days ago

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

560 posts in 707 days


#11 posted 483 days ago

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

123 posts in 483 days


#12 posted 483 days ago

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

307 posts in 847 days


#13 posted 483 days ago

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

1236 posts in 1006 days


#14 posted 483 days ago

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 483 days ago

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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