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Geranimojess
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re Spammers. Reply with quote

Being a miserable rotten Day here in the N/W and with nothing else to do except browse the Site I came across a post by " ponddigger " ....."10ft x 6ft Pond with Waterfall on edge" posted in April 2010...."ponddigger" displayed a few Photos of his work and this was followed by comments from Forum Members including yours truly.....

It was by chance today I went back over the Post {I admire his Skills and needed cheering up } and saw an added post by "Verge" making reference to Spammers and he was keeping an eye on this Post { my 1st time to see it }.....my question... what part of the Post gave an indication of a Spammer at work....I have'nt a clue what took place and the entire Post looked innocent enough to me....

But then thats me....I cannot see any logic in why People do Childish acts....just curious about "Verge" entry.....nothing more.... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why didnt you put a link to the post,Havent seen Ponddigger here in a while, why dont you ask him.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Why didnt you put a link to the post,Havent seen Ponddigger here in a while, why dont you ask him.


Being a novice on the computer I have no idea how to put a link to the post.... that aside ponddigger is a regular on this site and regularly puts photos on display... thats the 1st time I've seen a warning after a post....I'm hoping Verge see's it and may enlighten my ignorance.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next time open the topic you refer to Copy the address at the top of the page and paste it in the reply, it then turns blue so anyone clicking on it will be refered back to the origional post.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geranimojess wrote:
......... what part of the Post gave an indication of a Spammer at work....I have'nt a clue what took place and the entire Post looked innocent enough to me....


A guess would be that the post had spam, and the spam has been removed.

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Greengage wrote:
haven't seen Ponddigger here in a while


ponddigger wrote:
hi ,that is some water feature.jack


PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:32 pm Post subject: water feature

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you ask "Is my post pointless"
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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saw an added post by "Verge" making reference to Spammers and he was keeping an eye on this Post { my 1st time to see it }.....my question... what part of the Post gave an indication of a Spammer at work....I have'nt a clue what took place and the entire Post looked innocent enough to me....


Vulkan is correct Geranimojess, a (now not visable) spam post was removed from that thread.
It was from a first time poster singing the praises of some product or other.


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Why do you ask "Is my post pointless"


Smile That's Vulkans signature. It's bewneath all their posts.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you James.....thats all I wanted to know....sometimes being naive has its disadvantages.....
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guesss places like this will always suffer from spammers. I've been on a few football forums down the years and I moderate two facebook pages for science students and it's impossible to be sure if people signing up are genuine or not. It gets annoying at times but I suppose that's what the delete button is for.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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sometimes being naive has its disadvantages.....


You are better off.
You should see some of the muck we catch before it even goes public.
I know for a fact some teachers use this site as a classroom resource for their young students, so we have to be vigilant.



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that's what the delete button is for.


Now you said it.

Feel free to report any unsuitable material to me or verge by pm if you spot any.
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