FYI-Spammer Alert/'House key' thread

dreamgardenJuly 6, 2014

The thread titled 'House key' is SPAM. Whoever is doing this is inundating many other threads with their trash.

I've notified the moderators and am encouraging others to do the same. Please use the link below to do this:

http://letters.gardenweb.com/letters/nph-ind.cgi

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sushipup1

Sinking this one, since the elves are busy cleaning up.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 10:19AM
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emma

In this case I think we should contact all the companies that hired the jerk that did this and tell them we will never do business with them. The one I opened was viva media, I went to their link and then scanned my PC. Nothing was found except a couple of tracking cookies.

I don't advise anyone else to open the link unless you know how to clean up a mess if you get into one.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 11:09AM
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dreamgarden

"I don't advise anyone else to open the link unless you know how to clean up a mess if you get into one."

Good advice. Do not feed the trolls..

GardenWeb did a good job of cleaning up the spam.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 12:58PM
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sushipup1

Emma, first of all, that was a computer doing all the spamming. There are criminal enterprises behind most all spam. There is rarely any legitimate business.

And two, QUIT CLICKING ON LINKS YOU DON"T KNOW. Install WOT (Web of Trust) and don't open any links that are unknown.

Here is a link that might be useful: WOT

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 8:48PM
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emma

I will click on any link I want to. For your information that was a game company and legitimate, but not very nice. I have one of the game CD's they make. It was Viva Media. I have WOT and it didn't give me a warning. Everyone one of those links probably was advertising for legitimate businesses. And I am not saying they should have spammed this forum, it was wrong and people inexperienced with computers should beware of them.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 7:30PM
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dreamgarden

"For your information that was a game company and legitimate, but not very nice.

Everyone one of those links probably was advertising for legitimate businesses."

You are correct. They are not very nice.

Smothering as many threads as they did in violation of the site's TOS doesn't make me want to give them my business.

"Businesses Using the Forums

Advertising your business on our forums or on your member page is strictly forbidden. Posting under a pseudonym and then linking to your business.

If you ignore these guidelines, your membership will be immediately terminated and you will no longer be able to post on our forums."

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/trans/business.html

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 6:07PM
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emma

What guide lines did I ignore. I did click on the the link to see what it was. I did not click on the inter link, I did not do any business with them.

I don't understand this at all. I just wanted to know who they were. Are you accusing me of advertising a business? It wasn't me doing the advertising. I had the game CD long before they spammed this forum. Kick me out if you want, I asked for my account to be removed a month ago, but it wasn't and here I am again. I have been trying to kick this habit for a long time now. LOL

This post was edited by EmmaR on Thu, Jul 24, 14 at 19:01

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 6:54PM
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suzieque

Hi, Emma - I'm late to the game, here. I don't read that anyone is accusing you of anything, but instead are just warning you of the dangers of clicking on links that are suspicious. So often they contain a virus or are just a "come-on" by cheats. Not always, but it's best to be aware and alert.

Of course you can do anything you want and click on any link that looks interesting to you. I think that others here were just giving you some perhaps unsolicited advice. I would second the warning, but you are your own bright, intelligent, knowledgeable person and you can do what you wish and knowingly be careful.

Suzieque

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 12:24PM
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