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I just got that one, but since his first post was actually on topic and had no advertising (besides the signature) I sent a PM explaining that he was on thin ice. We shall see.

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Either this is a very bland survey, or a highly stupid way to harvest email addresses... (Either way, it's completely off-topic in the Arnold thread...)

(Note: you can enter anything into the email field in case you want to take a look at the "survey"...)

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11-15-2007 at 10:51 AM
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The posts of another. One may note that the first two of his posts are incredibly generic and irrelevant, but the newest at the time of this posting (in the "Graphics" thread) looks on-topic. Or at least, it does until one realizes that all this bot has done is quote part of a previous post by 13th Slayer, and change up the capitalization & punctuation a bit.
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Problem comes when someone decides to create a user, dump a big advert into the sig, and then post something pseudo-appropriate on some message board. But that's a judgment call for the admins...


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11-16-2007 at 11:09 PM
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Thanks for the input. This is being dealt with in opaque fashion. Opaque, because I don't feel like giving bot writers any tips.

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11-17-2007 at 02:14 AM
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Chili. Sig is a promotion link, and the only post is in a thread he clearly haven't read.

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11-17-2007 at 11:17 AM
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No yay for more sig spam... :(

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11-30-2007 at 09:42 AM
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But they say we're doing a great job on the internet! How could that possibly be spam?!?! :D

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And another... This one didn't enjoy downloading The Stabbing Game, thought it was boring.
12-01-2007 at 06:42 AM
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If they promise to post it only once and put their name on it, is it Named Unique spam?
12-01-2007 at 09:50 AM
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If they promise to post it only once and put their name on it, is it Named Unique spam?
I don't think people with CaravelNet should be considered spam, to be honest. At least not immediately.

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12-01-2007 at 09:59 AM
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Paid advertising?

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12-01-2007 at 10:02 AM
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Well, this is a commercial site after all. Besides, if Caravel got paid every time a spammer got here, they'll be rich :P

I don't like the idea at all, though.
12-01-2007 at 10:08 AM
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I don't think people with CaravelNet should be considered spam, to be honest. At least not immediately.

I don't think this case will come up enough to worry about, but in general, no, we're not going to allow blatant spam from somebody with a CaravelNet account. We would treat them with the benefit of the doubt however. We always have the option of disabling someone's forum posting privileges separately from his CaravelNet features or, as a last resort, removing his CaravelNet account and offering a refund.

I didn't see the post that's now been deleted, so I don't know if it qualifies as "blatant spam" or "spam" or "guy posting in an off-topic way, but with good intentions". It's probably academic at this point, since real spammers wouldn't dream of dropping twelve bucks in exchange for an unreliable means of getting their message out on one forum.

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12-01-2007 at 11:13 PM
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Thanks, J!

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http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=3055&page=5#222933

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Same guy Maurog pointed out is at it again.
12-26-2007 at 08:07 AM
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Isn't that the exact same thing he posted in the Arnold thread?

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12-26-2007 at 08:15 AM
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Same spammer again.

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12-28-2007 at 07:31 AM
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But why do people keep wasting mod points on an account that's going to be deleted shortly anyway? :|

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12-28-2007 at 08:23 AM
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why do people punch a punching bag when they're angry?

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12-28-2007 at 08:32 AM
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12-28-2007 at 10:32 PM
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Training?

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12-29-2007 at 12:14 AM
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Of course, anger could be the reason for wanting to train.

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12-29-2007 at 12:36 AM
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Ack, no! Because punching bags are made for punching!

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12-29-2007 at 06:25 AM
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Ack, no!

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12-29-2007 at 06:55 AM
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Wouldn't that be "Ach, no!"? :D

(Disclaimer: my knowledge of Scottish is mostly based on a drunk cactus with a sombrero, so what do I know? :fun)

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12-29-2007 at 11:52 AM
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lol! You're probably right.

Guess I've been watching too much Billy Connolly recently and that just sprung to mind. It's definitely spelt with an 'h' though, as you point out :)
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