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 Posted: Tue Sep 21st, 2010 12:46 am
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javal1
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Don't know if any of you noticed, but there's a new type of vermin infecting discussion boards, including this one.

They're called "signature spammers" and unlike normal spam, which aare usually automated bots, these are real human beings. They have no interest in the Civil War or anything else on the board. Their only purpose is to post generic posts so they can attach a signature containing a link to some website, usually containing malware or some other scam, in their signature.

We've had about 5 join in the last 2 days. You can usually tell them by the generic nature of their post ( "I agree with that", "Hi, I'm new to the board and hope to learn, etc."), but they always have a link to a non-Civil War site in their signature.

For this reason we have turned off  the option of attaching a signature on posts. Sorry for any inconvienance.

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