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We've got our first one; only one post so far but there is smoke:

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Some sort of bot posting a weird message with no link. Googled it and lots of forums on other sites have also been spammed. So far it seems to be a sneaky spread strategy rather than multiple posts on any one site. They didn't plan on the geeks.

Debobs has done the ground work and then some:
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Man, she* sure gets around..

(*9 Links to every type of forum with the same weird post.)

*product/promotion/links/name removed as to not do the spammers' job for them.

OK I'm calling it:

Spam occurs; 29mins later dedbob flags; 9mins later the spam bell is rung in the guild hall; 17mins later the admin move in (in the form of Evil Bob). So the opening Score to beat is 55!
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One reply so far, necro-ing a complaint thread about Call Of Roma ads, and including a link to the game being complained about, deliberately coloured black so you don't see it's a link.
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Awsome spot - that's what I call pro spampire hunting!
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Friday is Spam-day:

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[thread=821906][/thread]

Get your football strips 3 for a pound.
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col_w wrote:
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One reply so far, necro-ing a complaint thread about Call Of Roma ads, and including a link to the game being complained about, deliberately coloured black so you don't see it's a link.

Great catch! I saw it was flagged but didn't notice the link until I read this post. Pretty sneaky!
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Looks like we have a new one:
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waited a few days to start posting.

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addy09: 5 posts so far.
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autumnweave wrote:
waited a few days to start posting.

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addy09: 5 posts so far.

Darn, beat me to it. GET EM'!
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If this becomes a popular hobby, this could be the last one I get.
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I'm pretty sure this username (addy) with slight variations of it is a regular.
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I love this thread! Who knew having a posse would be so much fun?
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Yeah it's nice to be part of a gang... particularly one that won't affect my parole.

At the same time these spamonkeys are taking forever to throw us the ball back.

PS: I think the guild should have a blanket ban on using google alerts with site:bgg and a key list of terms. There's no pride in that and it's unsporting.

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What is a google alert?

I'm just on BGG at all hours ...
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HuginnGreiling wrote:
What is a google alert?

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Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries.

So it's like a search that runs automatically and sends you links if a relevant and new post is found. I use them to keep up to date with journal articles on certain topics.

So:

site:boardgamegeek.com "Nigerian Gold Mine", "Sport Socks", etc.

Would only be triggered when someone posted using one of these terms.
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That would actually be really useful. Can't believe I never heard of them until now.
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I just flagged this one. http://rpggeek.com/thread/823720/looking-for-collectors

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bulldog93 wrote:

That is borderline-ish, but it is possibly of interest to members of the community and not obviously selling something. I'm inclined to leave it..
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Yeah, I left that one alone.
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Odd one this. It looks like spam - 4/5 posts across the geeekdo server. And loads of links across the internet but:

The account responds here so I'm not sure.



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Depends on what your idea of spam is. Even cross-posted across the domains, this is clearly not that bothersome or intrusive and is clearly different than the ordinary spam. He has a genuine interest in trying to connect with folks with large game collections for his personal venture. It's not some largish post filled full of links to cheap Hong Kong site for fake Nikes or Louis Vuitton knockoffs. If I were looking to connect with people with large game collections, this site is a perfectly reasonable place to go to find them.
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http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/823843/lysco-maintenance-new...

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hskrfn822 wrote:

Darn ,you beat me! Well done!
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Mousey wrote:
hskrfn822 wrote:

Darn ,you beat me! Well done!

Thank you. Just trying to earn my keep.
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the OP is gone and I assume the user

the thread is still there, I just moved the thread to general

Matt can zap it
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