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SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:59 am
by pappyj
The last two people who signed up apparently just to spam these forums, have been removed as members. I have no problem with legitimate participating members posting occasional commercial messages, but if you sign up just for that purpose, yer outta here!

Regards,
PappyJ

RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 11:11 am
by badfinger
Well done, PappyJ.

The Yahoo "Acoustic Blues" site is now pretty well defunct, having become a source of amail spam for, mainly, porno sites.

Meanwhile... After posting on the "Setting Amp Volume Control..." thread, just now, the page keeps hanging up waiting, it says, for a picture to load which appears to be something like "icq white pages..."

Is this insidious, or a glitch?

bf

RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 11:46 am
by bluesmcgoo
Thanks Pappy!

RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:59 pm
by bosco
Well done, Pappy.

The common concensus indicates that the membership certainly agrees with you.

Bosco

RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 1:09 pm
by stumblin
Nice One, Pappy,
It's always such a dispriting experience when I find a new thread and read it only to find it's someone trying to hawk their wares. Particularly the ones who think they're being "cunning" and pretending they're passing on good "matey" advice.
Message Board spam isn't the only type of advertising that gets people's goats though, as the following BBC news article demonstrates:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3058177.stm

RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 3:46 pm
by ricochet
Thanks, Pappy!

RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 4:08 pm
by blueswriter
Oh, yeah... good timing. I was just getting ready to purchase a bunch of horn charts at a cut-rate price from a new member and he gets whacked. I sure won't get a bargain price now!

Thanks Pappy.

BW

RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 4:35 pm
by allanlummox
What they said.

RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 11:04 pm
by srvlives
Yeah, great!.. now where the hell am I gonna get a Reunion Blues gigbag!? :D

See you at the
[link:www.users.bigpond.net.au/ozfest2003/|Big Road Blues OzFest 2003]

RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2003 4:36 am
by david
Good call Pappy.

Of course we could institute an informal control mechanism wherein whosoever posts such a blatant spam recieves an e-mail from every member of the board. Said e-mails should be a sincere attempt to haggle over the stated discount price.

If we flood the SOBs with attempts to buy at quarter price, they probably won't come back anymore. of course, this could give the members the reputation of being cheap.

In my case, that would be true. I'm so danged cheap i wouldn't give you a cold.



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RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2003 8:04 am
by jellyroll baker
>of course, this
>could give the members the reputation of being cheap.

Anyone who plays a style of music where your dream guitar came from a Sears-Roebuck catalogue is just assumed to be cheap anyway.

Thanks for kicking those guys off Pappy.

RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:18 pm
by gcd revue
Either cheap or POOR...either way, bad customers.

Keep the rubber side down,

RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:07 pm
by dfduck
>Anyone who plays a style of music where your dream guitar
>came from a Sears-Roebuck catalogue is just assumed to be
>cheap anyway.

Hey! I resemble that remark. My 1959 Silvertone came from Sears-Roebuck. And I'm not cheap.. I'm just frugal (read as 'tight wad')

Duck

Death by 1000 cuts for all spammers.

RE: SPAM and Commercial Messages

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 9:28 pm
by houserocker
Thanks Pappy, I get enough spam! This is way to good a forum!