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Spammers are such idiots

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  • k5nwa
    Incase you are one of the ones that has protested about having to fill out a form in order to get to be able to post on softrockradio.org below is an example
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 1, 2008
      Incase you are one of the ones that has protested about having to fill out a form in order to get to be able to post on softrockradio.org below is an example of the spammers and their auto-robots and how they deal with the form;

      Personal information

      Name
      nxzmbbnj
      City
      pkzhfpwb
      State/Province
      pkzhfpwb
      Country
      cvlfwyor
      Ham radio license information.

      nxzmbbnj
      Request for blog

      nxzmbbnj
      Identity
      I am a cold fish.
      This guy is pretty easy to spot, so the forms are not going away any time soon. Some are more subtle than this but so far anyone I have suspected has turned out to be a spammer, even when they put in valid ham license information.

      One guy claimed to be an Italian ham that lived in China, and had a Chinese mail post office, but I suspected the application, after checking a APRS site I found the real ham was in Italy at the time, an email brought no response.

      The stuff I have to deal with to keep your innocent eyes from seeing adds for porno sites and Viagra.

      Cecil
      K5NWA
      www.softrockradio.org  www.qrpradio.com

      "Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light."

    • Art
      Cecil, Thanks for the comments on the Spectrum Lab mailing list, and for this classic example of spammer mentality:: I might suggest that you misspell some of
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 1, 2008
        Cecil,

        Thanks for the comments on the Spectrum Lab mailing list, and for
        this classic example of spammer mentality::>

        I might suggest that you misspell some of the words in your form as
        well. When I write to a prospective member of the Spectrum Lab list,
        I spell it 'speektum labs' for instance and ask for their Hamm
        Raadio' callsign. A human reading this knows what I meant to say, a
        spammers computer replies with garbage or doesn't respond at all.

        Enjoy.

        Art

        >
        > Personal information
        >
        > Name
        > nxzmbbnj
        > City
        > pkzhfpwb
        > State/Province
        > pkzhfpwb
        > Country
        > cvlfwyor
        > Ham radio license information.
      • k5nwa
        ... I ll add the trick to my bag of tools, I also move around the questions and what they ask occasionally, some spammers have noted their failure and
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 1, 2008
          At 03:40 PM 1/1/2008, you wrote:

          >Cecil,
          >I might suggest that you misspell some of the words in your form as
          >well. When I write to a prospective member of the Spectrum Lab list,
          >I spell it 'speektum labs' for instance and ask for their Hamm
          >Raadio' callsign. A human reading this knows what I meant to say, a
          >spammers computer replies with garbage or doesn't respond at all.
          >
          >Enjoy.
          >
          >Art

          I'll add the trick to my bag of tools, I also move around the
          questions and what they ask occasionally, some spammers have noted
          their failure and corrected their next attempt only to loose out
          again, after a while I hope that individual quit trying. One more
          trick I will be adding is questions with invisible text attributes, a
          human does not see it or answer it, a bot will be too stupid and
          answer the question. It's all a little game children play except I
          have put a lot of work into the site and by George they are not going to win.


          Cecil
          K5NWA
          www.softrockradio.org www.qrpradio.com

          "Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light."
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