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 SPAM !!! HEY, IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION? 
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Post SPAM !!! HEY, IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION?
Does anyone moderate this forum? We may be about to be spammed big time. That post looking for XRumer is the start.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XRumer
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XRumer is a Windows program that posts forum spam with the aim of boosting search engine rankings. It has been claimed that the program is able to bypass techniques commonly used by many websites to deter automated spam, such as account registration, CAPTCHAs, and e-mail activation before posting. The program makes heavy use of a database of known open proxies in an attempt to make it more difficult for administrators to block posts.

In addition, the software can avoid the suspicions of forum administrators by first registering to make a post in the form of a question which mentions the spam product ("Where can I get...?"), before registering another account to post a spam link which mentions the product. The side effect of these innocent-looking posts is that helpful forum visitors may search on a search engine (e.g. Google) for the product and themselves post a link to help out, thus bolstering the product's Google stats without falling afoul of forum posting policies.

According to The Register, the latest version of XRumer can defeat CAPTCHAs of Hotmail and GMail. This enables the software to create accounts with these free email services, which are used to register in forums that it posts to.

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Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:32 am Profile
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Post Re: SPAM !!! HEY, IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION?
Yea, this is starting to get ridiculas!!!!!

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Post Re: SPAM !!! HEY, IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION?
I could ignore the ones we have been getting the XRumer one is a sign of worse to come. As we get closer to Wanee this forum will become more important and I'd hate to see it turn into a useless waste of Web space by spammers.

Anybody know how to contact the administrator? I haven't found a link yet.

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Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:46 pm Profile
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Post Re: SPAM !!! HEY, IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION?
i wrote to Michelle at LiveNation and haven't heard anything...

...but i kinda expect this slow pace ,,,for many reasons..

also sent this to Admin(if there is one)

Message subject: Spam????
From: Wavo
Sent: Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:50 pm
To: waneeAdmin

help......our forum is over-run with nonsense....
need a moderator stat....

tnx
Wavo

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Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:47 pm Profile
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Post Re: SPAM !!! HEY, IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION?
We cleaned up as much as we could find today. Unfortunately the robots don't sleep and more is sure to come. Thanks for pointing it out and we will be trying to keep up with it as best we can.


Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:13 pm Profile WWW
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seek and ye shall find.....ahh,

thanks admin. :)

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Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:20 pm Profile
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Post Re: SPAM !!! HEY, IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION?
Thank you very much, WaneeAdmin. I'm sure we all are appreciative of your efforts to give us a place to gather and share our thoughts about the fest. I feel much better now that I know somebody will be dealing with the spam. :D

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Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:32 pm Profile
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Post Re: SPAM !!! HEY, IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION?
Thank You Very Much!!!

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Post Re: SPAM !!! HEY, IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION?
I would like to nominate owllover for the position of www.waneefestival.com Moderator. can I get a second?



THANK YOU...

I would gladly offer my services..give me the power and I'll get rid of em NO PROBLEM!!


Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:13 pm Profile
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Post Re: SPAM !!! HEY, IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION?
Seconds It!!!!

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