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  • Posted: 02 September 2012 12:01 PM #46

    Here’s a new revenue source for AFB:  Identify the spammers and collect big!

    A spammer was fined $873M for spamming Facebook.  That will change behavior (and might even do something for FB, the stock).

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2335375,00.asp

         
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    Posted: 02 September 2012 12:28 PM #47

    Mercel - 02 September 2012 03:01 PM

    Here’s a new revenue source for AFB:  Identify the spammers and collect big!

    A spammer was fined $873M for spamming Facebook.  That will change behavior (and might even do something for FB, the stock).

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2335375,00.asp

    I’ve never wanted to watch football less in my life…

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  • Posted: 02 September 2012 12:30 PM #48

    whats with all the spam?  why isnt it getting deleted?

    Maybe there is something the admin can do to make it a bit tougher to sign up for an account or something.

         
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    Posted: 02 September 2012 12:30 PM #49

    Blah.  I am powerless.

         
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    Posted: 02 September 2012 12:33 PM #50

    lovemyipad - 02 September 2012 03:30 PM

    Blah.  I am powerless.

    Say it aint so!  :cry:

    My faith in the future of mankind is shaken to the core!  LOL

      JohnG

         
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    Posted: 02 September 2012 12:34 PM #51

    lovemyipad - 02 September 2012 03:30 PM

    Blah.  I am powerless.

    LOL.  I can just envision you waiving that magic moderator wand to no avail…..

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    Posted: 02 September 2012 12:39 PM #52

    I like this guy’s charts:

    AAPL Charts

    On a bullish note, Friday’s hammer *could* indicate a temporary bottom.

         
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    Posted: 02 September 2012 12:47 PM #53

    lovemyipad - 02 September 2012 03:39 PM

    I like this guy’s charts:

    AAPL Charts

    On a bullish note, Friday’s hammer *could* indicate a temporary bottom.

    I like the comments on the chart. Who created it?

      thanks
        JohnG

         
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    Posted: 02 September 2012 12:49 PM #54

    John:

    This Guy

         
  • Posted: 02 September 2012 01:46 PM #55

    nate010203 - 02 September 2012 03:30 PM

    whats with all the spam?  why isnt it getting deleted?

    Maybe there is something the admin can do to make it a bit tougher to sign up for an account or something.

    That’s a decision for the owners.

    This kind of spam is among the reasons I personally enroll all new members of the Braeburn Group.

         
  • Posted: 02 September 2012 01:48 PM #56

    I just deleted all of the spam in each of the forums. We’ll just take it incident by incident throughout the day. Please email if the spam appears again.

         
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    Posted: 02 September 2012 02:09 PM #57

    I just banned a couple IP ranges and removed a bunch of posts and user accounts from the offending domains. Hopefully that will at least slow them down today.

         
  • Posted: 02 September 2012 02:14 PM #58

    excited for next week,  hoping for a chance to add shares on tuesday

         
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    Posted: 02 September 2012 02:23 PM #59

    nate010203 - 02 September 2012 03:30 PM

    whats with all the spam?  why isnt it getting deleted?

    Maybe there is something the admin can do to make it a bit tougher to sign up for an account or something.

    I’m not sure what more we can do. We already use:

    1) CAPTCHA required for registration

    2) Email verification

    3) Blacklists

    I’m not sure what else to do, but I’m open to suggestions.

    The trouble is the spammers have gotten sophisticated and use pools of cheap human labor in places like China, India, and Eastern Block Europe to come in and create these accounts. Then the spambots take over and start blasting the stuff in. I guess we could require a captcha entry for each new post, but would we really want that?

         
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    Posted: 02 September 2012 02:30 PM #60

    I don’t understand why people would spam, are they just trying to inconvenience everyone or is there a profit motive?

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