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New type of forum spam

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by leodown, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. leodown

    leodown New Member

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    #1 leodown, Apr 22, 2009
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    Since we see he is mostly preaching his anti-green message to cause havoc on Progressive boards it begs the question where does he call "home" on the Internet? Does he chat freely and safely with other rabid ICE fans somewhere? Is there a site that he regularly Posts with people of his ilk?
     
  2. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    This post was just this week.

    Study Calls Environmental Benefits of Electric Cars ‘Fiction’ | GM-VOLT : Chevy Volt Electric Car Site

    Comment number 53 has many of us believing he is a paid shill for GM.
     
  3. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    FYI, leodown above may be a spammer. However, I'm trying to give the benefit of the doubt.
     
  4. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    See something familiar?
     
  5. vfx

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    Yeah, another typo! :smile::frown:
     
  6. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Compare the quote from you above with the quote you took from leodown.

    It's a new spam tactic. Though I had already removed the spammy links. It's pretty tricky since the method is to steal a paragraph from earlier in the thread, thus making the spam post likely to be on topic. (Though admittedly less likely if stolen from vfx. ZING! :wink:)

    We caught a few of these uncannily on topic spam posts earlier this week, but I just figured out the method this morning when I saw my own words in one, and then did a search to check some of the others.
     
  7. JRP3

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    Very sneaky, good catch!
     
  8. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    Doug - nice piece of detective work! Dang they're getting better at this, aren't they? Seems like a lot of effort (unless they have a way of automatically doing that??) for small potential gain.

    The only question is - why the heck is he still a "member" here?
     
  9. vfx

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    And I just thought leo and I were psychically connected.


    We all do our part for the greater good .
     

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