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Meta: Spam

There seem to be a lot of spam posts here recently, which haven't been deleted. I'd be happy to help if the mods are too busy.

Also, I've been getting a lot of spam emails via this site, mostly about Ugg boots, which is bizarre. It is a safe bet that most people here are male and not Joey Essex, so spamming us about Ugg boots is less than optimum.
Scorpio Send private email
Thursday, October 31, 2013
 
 
About the spam visible on the site, I noticed the delete feature seemed to be broken earlier today so deleted spam is showing up. I've filed a bug with Joel, hopefully it'll get fixed.
Jonathan Matthews Send private email
Thursday, October 31, 2013
 
 
That's cool. Not a problem really, just thought it weird.
Scorpio Send private email
Thursday, October 31, 2013
 
 
Yep, I've been getting the email spam too.
James A. Send private email
Thursday, October 31, 2013
 
 
We are deleting spam as usual. The ' We Produce and Sell High Quality Fake & Real Documents As Listed' thread is showing as deleted to me. But you can still see it?
Andy Brice Send private email
Thursday, October 31, 2013
 
 
I can see it.
James A. Send private email
Thursday, October 31, 2013
 
 
Yeah, they are still there.
Scorpio Send private email
Thursday, October 31, 2013
 
 
I see 2 of them



AC
Reluctantlyregistered Send private email
Thursday, October 31, 2013
 
 
Hmmm. Something broke. I guess we'll have to wait for Joel to respond.
Andy Brice Send private email
Thursday, October 31, 2013
 
 
FWIW: Although the messages are visible on the site, they are not in the RSS feed.
Dora Send private email
Thursday, October 31, 2013
 
 
@ Andy "We Produce and Sell High Quality Fake & Real Documents As Listed' thread is showing as deleted to me. But you can still see it?"

It just goes to show that they know what they are doing
alexandar Send private email
Friday, November 01, 2013
 
 
Interestingly, I saw the same spam on the TechInterview forum (which is dead, but I still have moderator privileges for) and the messages were flagged.  I then deleted them (from viewing).

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
Gene Wirchenko Send private email
Friday, November 01, 2013
 
 
Something about the Fog Creek server configuration changed, which is causing this problem.

I've identified the problem, and asked the sysadmins to fix it (which might take a day or two). Sorry for the trouble.

Moderators -- please keep deleting things that are spam, even though they will keep showing up until we fix this problem.
Joel Spolsky Send private email
Saturday, November 02, 2013
 
 
Thanks Joel.
Jonathan Matthews Send private email
Sunday, November 03, 2013
 
 
Thanks Joel. Now if you could just stop the Ugg Boot spam, that'd be great ;-)
Scorpio Send private email
Monday, November 04, 2013
 
 
Should be all fixed now!
Joel Spolsky Send private email
Monday, November 04, 2013
 
 
Thanks Joel.

Death to Ugg boot spammers!
Andy Brice Send private email
Monday, November 04, 2013
 
 
Great and thanks to Joel and the team for such a speedy response.
Scorpio Send private email
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
 
 
I keep getting Ugg boot replies to threads.  Is the spam that it being mentioned?

I certainly have a high brand awareness of Ugg boots now.  I also decided I will never buy their products and that I will not accept them for free.  I am still open to accepting payment for accepting them.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
Gene Wirchenko Send private email
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
 
 
@Gene
There were spam threads (fake IDs) on the forum and also a load of spam emails sent via the site (Ugg boots).

Given the likely demographic of this forum, I'd be pretty unhappy if I was Deckers Outdoor Corporation who owns the trademark for Ugg Boots, as a lot of effort is being wasted which will have zero impact on sales.
Scorpio Send private email
Saturday, November 09, 2013
 
 
It didn't use to seem such an issue, but I have had 10+ now from the same Ugg boot mob in the last week - starting to get a bit irritating. I don't particularly want to ban business of software originated mails as I do get the odd useful one.

I would also say that I am an Ugg boot wearer (having lived in Aus for a few years), although neither female or from Essex. Great things, especially in my cold office. I'm not tempted to buy a pair from these spammers though..
Anon123 Send private email
Sunday, November 10, 2013
 
 
I've been getting loads of Ugg boot spam, several per day, which is ludicrous. It is hard to believe that anyone is stupid enough to think that will convince people to buy something.
Scorpio Send private email
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
 
 

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