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Postby Heidi S » May 24, 2012 7:17 pm

In Plant Talk, thread = WTF, there is a post that I wrote a few days ago, copied exactly, under a poster named "habrde" - there is also a link to some product attached. If I remember correctly, it isn't the thread I originally posted to either.

I think someone is causing problems! Spam or troll perhaps?

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Re: Administrators? Someone has hijacked my post...

Postby Dumbo » May 24, 2012 8:22 pm

That spammer has 2 posts up. Not 1.
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Re: Administrators? Someone has hijacked my post...

Postby davefrombc » May 24, 2012 9:24 pm

When you see posts like that one, click the exclamation point in the triangle to report the post so our lovely administrators ( looking for brownie points ;) )can deal with the spammers. It's the quickest way to eliminate the junk peddlers and trolls.


Questions about questionable (at best) products like the "wonderful" water oxygenater are legitimate, and responses debunking the crap are needed to help newbies and maybe the ones a little more gullible about technology to separate the "fertilizer from the sewage" when it comes to making our gardens grow.
There are great products out there to help make things easier, give our plants a boost; but there are also too many useless gimmicks out there.
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Re: Administrators? Someone has hijacked my post...

Postby Dumbo » May 24, 2012 9:31 pm

davefrombc wrote:separate the "fertilizer from the sewage"

And as we have learned, the sewage is the fertilizer! ;)
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Re: Administrators? Someone has hijacked my post...

Postby Dumbo » May 24, 2012 9:46 pm

There seems to be another "nick" doing the same. I tagged 3 total now. Up to the mods to do the dirty work.

Personally, and I have done this before while mod'ing a different forum, I have gone to the abuse dept of the hosting firm. They took care of it pretty fast taking their site offline till they cleaned up their act (not to mention lost the money they paid the hosting provider. Some providers are decent like this.. others.. eh.

Not abuse@domain register, but abuse@hosting company.

In Heidi's case it seems to be some Chinese spammer using an Indian domain. But, they are being hosted in the states which makes it easier to get some action.

Guess if it happens again we should do this.

We will fight for you Heidi and win! We will crush them and use them as fish food. Arrrr.

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Re: Administrators? Someone has hijacked my post...

Postby Heidi S » May 25, 2012 12:19 am

Thanks! Fellas.... I feel safer already!

Is that what the exclamation does?
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