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Veteran Advisor
jennys_mn
Posts: 1,475
Registered: ‎07-19-2010

Maybe the spammers are winning

When it gets so difficult to post because of all the different rules we have to interpret, then the spammers have won.

 

What we really need to ask ourselves, as farmers, is why would someone spam this site?  The only reason I can see, is that someone doesn't want us farmers (and former farmers) communicating with each other.  Many have already left this forum.  After 30 minutes of trying to get something posted, I couldn't get it to go because of some error that I can't seem to find.  I takes time to make a posting, and when it doesn't go it's frustrating.

 

Maybe they've already won.

 

Jen

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giolucas
Posts: 1,126
Registered: ‎06-25-2010
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Re: Maybe the spammers are winning

I do not believe that conspiracy theory.  Keep in mind that your computer, any computer can get hacked by the thousand computer viruses that are public.  

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jennys_mn
Posts: 1,475
Registered: ‎07-19-2010

Re: Maybe the spammers are winning

No, this is not just random hacking.  This is someone targeting this site.  A random hacker wouldn't waste the time on something this small.  Think what you want on this one - this is someone deliberately trying to kill this site.

 

Jen

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giolucas
Posts: 1,126
Registered: ‎06-25-2010
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Re: Maybe the spammers are winning

A competitor, maybe??

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Hobbyfarmer
Posts: 4,027
Registered: ‎01-10-2012
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Re: Maybe the spammers are winning

As one of the "spammers"  I am getting those error codes too, the last one was on an ON TOPIC SUBJECT. 

 

AS a spammer on this forum I give up ,Jim and management win. I had no clue my lollipop thingy was so offensive. I was busy working in the shop yesterday morning , just before noon discovered an attic Fire and then had some excitement there. Scorched that corner of the machine shed. Found out just how worthless those and cheap Fire extinguisher s are. Got a call from a friend right after the excitement telling me about the dust up here.

 

I logged out on the main computer yesterday and am now going to log out on the tablet.

 

I have NO intention of going down in that political cesspool with snurbut and the cr@p down there.

I have asked for an off topic forum and have been lead to believe they were ok

with the status quo.  What a fool I've been,  sorry for cluttering up the web site 

 

Have a great time ... I'm probably going to check in from time to time just to see all the great

marketing posts by Jumbo.  

Guess the kudo totals are a joke too? Where's your name on the list Jim?

 

BTW. Good job Jen.  

 

tiredfarmer100f@yahoo.com

 

60% of the time, it works every time.

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of dung by the clean end."
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jennys_mn
Posts: 1,475
Registered: ‎07-19-2010

Re: Maybe the spammers are winning

Who knows.  But it's driving people away from the site, because they're afraid that what's infecting the site, might infect them.  

 

Jen

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4wd
Posts: 544
Registered: ‎05-14-2010
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Re: Maybe the spammers are winning

I would suspect a former disgruntled computer programmer formerly employed by SF. Perhaps tied to something Big Johnny Walker did or said to them. I would be combing and examining the past employee records at SF.

Frequent Contributor
tom s. in tn.
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎07-01-2010
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Re: Maybe the spammers are winning

Get a Mac.

Tom S. in Tn.

 

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jennys_mn
Posts: 1,475
Registered: ‎07-19-2010
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Re: Maybe the spammers are winning

I notice the time these spammers start is after 5 pm (central) and on weekends. It's telling me it's someone who works during the day, and get on here to screw around after they get off work. And, here they are again - I can't post and they can.

Jen
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c-x-1
Posts: 3,257
Registered: ‎06-26-2012
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Re: - what a shame - awfully bully-ish of them.

I vaguely remember a loong time ago there was this poster that only showed up after dark during the week. Hmmm.