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    fucking hell. sufi gets like high grade spam.

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    My mate got the following weird one at work... The first line reminds me of a line in The Master.

    Dear Sir/Madam,


    As you are no doubt aware I am a black Anglo-American, scientist, philosopher and historian of science known in Europe, Australia and the United States for my contributions to philosophy, the Natural Sciences and the Social and Economic Sciences. I am the creator of both the concept of Virtual Realism or Virtual Reality as it is known to computer scientists and technologists, and the concept of Connectionism. I do have a university back ground in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering as is known in the United States and in England. Aside from my accomplishments in the modern electronic sciences, I am also the creator of the concept of linguistic Realism in literature and one of the greatest figures in the history of the development of the English language.

    Contrary to assumptions made by a few scientists and philosophers in the United States, and France I am not anonymous in Europe and nor am I in any position close to it. I am regarded by some leading academic philosophers in Australia, Europe, South America and North America as the non-titular head of the philosophy of Science; and simultaneously the leading figure in the development of the English language over the past 50 years. There are numerous intuitive and powerful reasons why both opinions are acceptable non-solipistic views for leading western academics to take. I do not take such tributes from the white race lightly. The plaudits have been given to me on numerous occasions. As regards my academic and professional affiliations which you may find of interest, in your evaluations I am a life member, or a life fellow of the following national or international Societies:


    The American Physical Society;
    The Federation of American Scientists;
    The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

    Association for the Advancement of American Philosophy

    Kant Society of the United Kingdom

    Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
    The International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR),
    The Caribbean Philosophical Society;

    Cultural Studies Association of Australasia

    The Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy
    The American Metaphysical Society and;
    the Swedish Philosophical Association.


    A colleague, informed me of your Society and as I agree with the general objectives of your organisation as regards to study and scholarship and vocational interest. I would like to join the register of members. If you could inform me of the procedure that would be appreciated. I look forward to your response.

    > > Regards
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    > > Dr William F Fearon

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    The level of non meta, meat n potatoes spam on this board has got crazy recently. Is there anything that works in stopping the board getting flooded with multiple posts about cheap luggage and ugg boots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hucks View Post
    The level of non meta, meat n potatoes spam on this board has got crazy recently. Is there anything that works in stopping the board getting flooded with multiple posts about cheap luggage and ugg boots?
    I think we need to stop going off topic and talking about how much we love uggs in the funky thread! It draws them in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hucks View Post
    The level of non meta, meat n potatoes spam on this board has got crazy recently. Is there anything that works in stopping the board getting flooded with multiple posts about cheap luggage and ugg boots?
    it's boring isnt it,
    i tweak the registration settings periodically which tends to discourage less sophisticated spammers, but recently there's been a daily footwear spam most times i log on, which i've been deleting whenever i spot it,
    why we are being singled out for ugg boot offers (rather than viagra or something) is still unclear? anyone?

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    Is there any progress on sorting out the spam problem? Maybe we need more moderators to delete the spam which gets through??

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    Default Isn't there a way to stop the spam?

    Maybe a CATCHPA on the registration page?

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    see it instead as a 'random topic generator' and the spam is gone

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    there's already a captcha, there's also a 'spelling test' which is supposed to stop blatant bots,
    still a fair bit coming through unfortunately
    i'll keep an eye out for other solutions - any suggestions welcome (as long as they don't involve ugg boots, loius vuitton or topless girls in the kitchen)

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    this is what we're up against
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    http://decaptcher.org/ + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XRumer

    can't help but have a grudging admiration

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    It's bad lately. I think I banned 5 yesterday. Someone should tell the bots we're not google indexed.
    BOOK: sound/bodies // paul.autonomic deeptime.net

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    we could start moderating new registrations - i just don't like making people wait to post when they've signed up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by viktorvaughn View Post
    My mate got the following weird one at work... The first line reminds me of a line in The Master.

    Dear Sir/Madam,


    As you are no doubt aware I am a black Anglo-American, scientist, philosopher and historian of science known in Europe, Australia and the United States for my contributions to philosophy, the Natural Sciences and the Social and Economic Sciences. ...
    When I was studying at CERN I got a letter - actual proper paper spam, in my pigeonhole! - that was much like this. Some nutter claiming he'd proven that time doesn't exist or something. It was brilliant, I wish I'd kept it, in fact I might still have it somewhere (would take a lot of digging, mind). I love it that someone had gone to the effort of printing out this letter, addressing it and mailing it at his own expense to, I presume, all the students currently working at the lab. Dunno if any of the academics received it, he probably thought their minds were too closed off by accepted physics dogma. Fucken sheeple!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    When I was studying at CERN I got a letter - actual proper paper spam, in my pigeonhole! - that was much like this. Some nutter claiming he'd proven that time doesn't exist or something. It was brilliant, I wish I'd kept it, in fact I might still have it somewhere (would take a lot of digging, mind). I love it that someone had gone to the effort of printing out this letter, addressing it and mailing it at his own expense to, I presume, all the students currently working at the lab. Dunno if any of the academics received it, he probably thought their minds were probably too closed off by accepted physics dogma. Fucken sheeple!
    Scan it for us!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    we could start moderating new registrations - i just don't like making people wait to post when they've signed up...
    this kind of worked last time we started seeing a lot of spam registrations so I've switched it back on last night, & also pruned several hundred spammy looking accounts
    hopefully we may have a bit of peace, though there may still be sleepers... (can a bot lurk?)

    Big thanks to the other mods for patiently battling the bots - Matt B or Nomos probably have the hi-score i think

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