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Blue Hell
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:35 pm    Post subject:  PM spam on electro-music.com Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

As several hundreds of you likely have noticed we've been having an issue today with a group of users sending around PM spam.

Unfortunately this is not a situation that can easily be rectified now, but I wanted to let you know that the issue does have my attention and that I'm trying to keep an eye open for any new outbursts that may occur.

Also I'm working on deleting the spam from the database, so there might be notifications for PMs that no longer exist.

I'm sorry for for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It was pointed out to me that the statement I made above about "deleting the spam" from the database could be read as if I had been reading Private Messages. As PMs happen to be stored in a database table such would indeed be possible for people having the rights to look into them. This made me hesitate to go into those tables at all, but in this case I judged it to be better that the spam would be deleted, and so I did go in.

I do want to state here that only mosc and Blue Hell do have the tools to look into the forum database directly, and that it is our policy to not read any Private Messages, as these are considered to be Private.

Also, in this particular case, I did not read any messages at all, but just deleted the messages based upon the user_ids as they had been reported to me by forum members.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

S'all good, I trust you man! Smile Worst thing I talk about in PMs is how badly addicted I am to red keyboards...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

thanks gentlemen! your hard work is appreciated..
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yeah Blue, I think the vast majority of us imagine your not the kind of guy to abuse his power. If I had that power though... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I trust you Jan, don't worry! All is good...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

hussey wrote:
thanks guy your hard work is appreciated..

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Spamming a thread about spams, oh the irony Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

You just do what you need to do Jan.
I for one have complete trust in your descretion.
I actually believe that looking after the health of the forum comes before any quibbles regarding privacy. There isn't anything about me which I would have problems sharing with most of you. PMs tend to be about alot less personal things from my experience. Still, I understand that some will use them for their expressly "private" use.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

real123 wrote:
I guess this should extend to great care when posting remixes of other artists work. The way the RIAA is handling matters these days, there is no such thing as fair use when it comes to copyrighted music.

Suggestion: Could there be a button for adding a standard copyright notice to files we upload? The "profile" could be used to add the full artist name? I mean.. a new field in the Profile used for entereing the full artist name.. else the nick would be used and that one is not always that informative.


Bloody hell surely this is another spam post!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

BobTheDog wrote:
real123 wrote:
I guess this should extend to great care when posting remixes of other artists work. The way the RIAA is handling matters these days, there is no such thing as fair use when it comes to copyrighted music.

Suggestion: Could there be a button for adding a standard copyright notice to files we upload? The "profile" could be used to add the full artist name? I mean.. a new field in the Profile used for entereing the full artist name.. else the nick would be used and that one is not always that informative.


Bloody hell surely this is another spam post!


indeed, 'he' seems to be copying text from other posts

see http://www.electro-music.com/forum/topic-42943.html

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

is it some sort of sophisticated spambot or is it actually a desperate saddo doing it all manually? very weird Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ip address is in China where labour is cheaper than machines so my guess is a real person.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

A quick thanks for managing the electro-music site. I never was the spam so either it never was sent to my inbox or you removed it already.
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