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SPAMMER WARNING

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So all would-be spammers, this is your official notice.

1- This is an English language board. Advertisements in foreign languages will result in immediate banning since I will not be bothered translating your nonsense to find out if you are hawking legal or illegal products. And I don't care if they are legal, either. Spam is spam and I don't give a shit about it. This is a non-commercial site.

2- Multiple accounts from the same IP address will get you banned. That's a non-starter.

3- I most likely will not even tell you that you are being banned. I can't be bothered. You know what you're doing and you know what will happen.

This is non-negotiable.


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Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: SPAMMER WARNING

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HEAR, HEAR!!!

DROP THAT BIG BAD BAN HAMMER!!!
"Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test." ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

"Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, and, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer." ~ Alexander Pope
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Re: SPAMMER WARNING

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My arm is getting tired. We're getting 5-10 a day.

Far more than any actual archaeology related posts.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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That's not really surprising Min. In the current pandemic economy, with new lockdowns looming on the horizon, it's not surprising that people are scrambling for any kind of income stream that they can find. Posting spam means potential clicks on those links & those clicks sometimes become purchases. Those purchases probably provide a small affiliate payment to the poster of that link... The spammers probably post their spam links on hundreds of websites every day to try to generate income. I'm NOT advocating for spammers, I'm just saying that I understand the what & why of the whole thing.
"Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test." ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

"Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, and, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer." ~ Alexander Pope
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To hell with them.

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Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Yes, please crush them whenever you encounter them. You know how I feel about spammers, especially if they spam porno. :mrgreen: (I just love playing Devil's Advocate)
"Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test." ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

"Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, and, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer." ~ Alexander Pope
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I would estimate that 80% of them are russians writing in cyrillic which I can't be bothered to translate. OUT they go. Probably Putin's stooges pushing Trumpist propaganda.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

-- George Carlin
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Or selling young Russian girls into slavery.
"Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test." ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

"Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, and, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer." ~ Alexander Pope
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That Thor video clip reminds me of the Beatles song Maxwell's Silver Hammer...

"BANG BANG! Maxwell's silver hammer came down upon his head! BANG BANG!!! Maxwell's silver hammer made sure that he was DEAD!!! :lol:
"Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test." ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

"Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, and, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer." ~ Alexander Pope
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If you remember that you'll love this.

https://youtu.be/sqXKsN7ZJ5M
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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That was a funny parody song Min! It reminds me of some of the parody songs by Weird Al Yankovic. Ray Stevens does some pretty good parodies too.
"Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test." ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

"Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, and, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer." ~ Alexander Pope
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Re: SPAMMER WARNING

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Lately, I have detected a new trend where Innocuous Posts show up such as "I Just Wanted To Say Hello" or "Where is The Shoutbox." Whether these are legitimate, or attempts to get past the post-count requirement, or whatever, they do not address anything regarding the field of archaeology. They will be deleted on sight. You won't be banned for it.

And if your intent is to get past the post-count limitation that won't work either. As soon as you spam some other site or product you're gone...post-count be damned.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

-- George Carlin
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They're always probing for a weakness Min. Other than the spammers who are hoping for affiliate payments, the rest are immature individuals who just want to buck the system for bragging rights. At least, that's my take on the subject.
"Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test." ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

"Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, and, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer." ~ Alexander Pope
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Re: SPAMMER WARNING

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There have been several more trying the same thing.

Spammers, if you want to "introduce yourselves" do so in the Guestbook and Comment section. Stop posting in 10 year old threads with crap like "I'm glad I'm here."

We are not that glad. If you want to talk about archaeology - or even history - fine. Otherwise, you're wasting my time.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

-- George Carlin
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Re: SPAMMER WARNING

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Yesterday I deleted 4 innocuous posts which these spammers - I am now convinced that is all they are - refused to put in the Guest Book.

Today I found this on my Moderator Panel:

Im glad I now signed up
Posted by Napoleon » Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:32 pm
Topic: Im glad I now signed up [Moderate]
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore [Moderate]

Im happy I now signed up
Posted by VCDLeono » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:53 pm
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Just wanted to say Hello.
Posted by SimonCas » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:51 pm
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Forum: Show us your photos of archaeological sites! [Moderate]

Just wanted to say Hello.
Posted by MelbaTro » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:45 pm
Topic: Just wanted to say Hello. [Moderate]
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore [Moderate]
The experiment is over. Stop telling us how happy you are to be here. If you have something pertinent to say, say it. Otherwise, it is off to the trash can with you.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

-- George Carlin
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