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Old 08-02-2014, 05:37 PM   #21
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Re: Our first Spammer.

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You guys realize this thread is like 7 years old, huh?
The irony of Ghostcat and my responses just went WHOOSH right over your head, didn't it?
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:06 PM   #22
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Re: Our first Spammer.

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The irony of Ghostcat and my responses just went WHOOSH right over your head, didn't it?
What does the "irony" of your posts have anything to do with necro'ing a 7 year old thread?
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:28 AM   #23
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Re: Our first Spammer.

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What does the "irony" of your posts have anything to do with necro'ing a 7 year old thread?
Okay here's the simple explanation since you've confirmed that yes, it did go right over your head:

This thread is about spammers. If you read through, you'll see a few different types of spam addressed.

One type of spam on the internet is -

necro'ing old threads with spam posts.

Another type is -

responding to necro'ed threads by human spam-bots who post single-line posts through a translator, such as:

Very interesting thread, much thank for you in contribute!


And so - Ghostcat and I complied and pretended to be those one-post bot-members who use babelfish to translate our foreign spam lines that exist on occasion to imbed a secret link in one of the words, such that if you were to click on it, it'd link you to a spam site.

It was funny to those of us who understand how these things work, and participated in perpetuating the joke.

You didn't get the joke.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:18 PM   #24
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Re: Our first Spammer.

And yet, the person who revived a 7 year old thread continued discussing it, with absolute no trace of irony.

I suspect in your case, this is someone being far more amused with themselves than they have any reason to be, mistaking themselves or their posts for being far more clever than they are.

I understand you and the other poster were mimicking spam with your posts, but it doesn't change the fact that this thread is 7 years old and it has been otherwise pointless to continue bumping it to the top of the discussion on the front page. The forums are inactive enough to where it really doesn't need something like this to be the most active or prominent discussion.

If you want to be "funny", why not do so in context of a thread that actually contributes something?
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:11 PM   #25
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Re: Our first Spammer.

Actually I was honestly thanking Darren for bringing this thread to my attention. The message was pretty funny.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:47 AM   #26
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Re: Our first Spammer.

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And yet, the person who revived a 7 year old thread continued discussing it, with absolute no trace of irony.

I suspect in your case, this is someone being far more amused with themselves than they have any reason to be, mistaking themselves or their posts for being far more clever than they are.

I understand you and the other poster were mimicking spam with your posts, but it doesn't change the fact that this thread is 7 years old and it has been otherwise pointless to continue bumping it to the top of the discussion on the front page. The forums are inactive enough to where it really doesn't need something like this to be the most active or prominent discussion.

If you want to be "funny", why not do so in context of a thread that actually contributes something?
Seems I was wrong about Ghostcat, he wasn't trying to be funny. I thought his post was funny, mocking Darrell and the entire thread for its existence with a typical 1-liner that spam-bots are known to drop in necroed threads.

I understand you want to scold us like children for daring to revive a 7-year-old thread, but it is otherwise pointless to continue bumping it to the top of the discussion on the front page, as you have done a couple of times already in the past week. The forums are inactive enough to where it really doesn't need anyone like you to be the most active or prominent discussion.

If you want to be a moderator, why not do so in a forum that actually encourages you to contribute something?
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:29 PM   #27
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Re: Our first Spammer.

I thought the babelfish one-liner thing was hilarious.

*bumps to top of the main-page*
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:59 AM   #28
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Re: Our first Spammer.

Quit spamming my email with notification alerts. :P

On a related note. To this day my inbox still shows 1 unread message on this site because of the spammer that led to the creation of this thread.
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