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Magnum

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Spam detection
« on: June 11, 2018, 01:30:05 PM »
I did not realize how hard spam is to detect until I read this.

https://charcoal-se.org/

Am curious as to the amount of spam that comes this way and percentage blocked.

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zedd151

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Re: Spam detection
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 08:31:22 PM »
Like this one?

http://masm32.com/board/index.php?topic=6991.msg78146#msg78146

And this
http://masm32.com/board/index.php?topic=7120.msg78145#msg78145

I don't know if any gets blocked automatically,  but it gets easier to spot

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Re: Spam detection
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 08:57:04 PM »
Maybe you should explain why you think these links point to spam.

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Re: Spam detection
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 10:06:19 PM »
Maybe you should explain why you think these links point to spam.

Maybe you should re-read my post. :-)

I did not realize how hard spam is to detect until I read this.
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Re: Spam detection
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 10:08:57 PM »
Like this one?

http://masm32.com/board/index.php?topic=6991.msg78146#msg78146

And this
http://masm32.com/board/index.php?topic=7120.msg78145#msg78145

I don't know if any gets blocked automatically,  but it gets easier to spot

Well, at least it was in the Soap Box. :-)

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Re: Spam detection
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 10:37:21 PM »
Still, I cannot see any spam when I open zedd's links. It has become a habit in this forum to post links without any comments, maybe it should become another habit to just ignore such posts completely.

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Re: Spam detection
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2018, 10:44:56 PM »
The posts looked more like off tpiic. Alt.home.repair is so full of off topic that the group is ruined.
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Re: Spam detection
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 12:49:39 AM »
If You are active in two forums and accidently post assembler in your wifes flower group,thats spam :P :biggrin:
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Re: Spam detection
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 01:55:51 AM »
If You are active in two forums and accidently post assembler in your wifes flower group,thats spam :P :biggrin:

OK, show me where there is spam in the two links you posted.

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Re: Spam detection
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2018, 07:54:08 AM »
Maybe you should explain why you think these links point to spam.

Sorry 'bout that I was on the bus on my way to work. Bumpy ride, not a lot of time to post.
I know the thread topic said spam, but I was thinking bots. The two links pointed to posts by now ex-member
'Gertrudez' made this morning. They were bot posts, not specifically spam-bot posts - I was thinking about all
the bot postings on this forum recently.

Hutch had probably removed those posts (and bot-member) by the time you and Magnum viewed the threads in those links.

"Maybe you should explain why...." Dad! It's really you!  NOT.   :icon_confused:


If You are active in two forums and accidently post assembler in your wifes flower group,thats spam :P :biggrin:

OK, show me where there is spam in the two links you posted.

daydreamer did not post those two links  ::)

The posts pointed at by those two links are now in the dust bin. 

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Re: Spam detection
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2018, 07:59:44 AM »
And to Magnum, sorry I did not follow your link in my original post. I know it is about spam detection, I was thinking bots. The two posts I linked were bot posts made just this morning and the Garbage Collection service has already been around to make the pickup.  :bgrin:

Spotting bot posts is fairly easy.  8)

Usually the English language syntax is out of whack, and in general what they post makes no sense or has any substance. A lot of generalizations. I wish I had copied some of the horribly written posts - to show as an example.


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Re: Spam detection
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2018, 08:45:59 AM »
I wish I had copied some of the horribly written posts - to show as an example.

Yes. It costs you a few seconds more, and it spares everybody else the effort to open a new page without knowing why. And don't worry, you are not the only one who posts URLs without any hint where they lead to. It is a lousy habit.