SPAM?

Discussion in 'VHDL' started by Amal, May 22, 2009.

  1. Amal

    Amal Guest

    It is weird that these newsgroups are getting swamped with SPAM
    recently!? I wonder if Google or whoever takes care of these
    newsgroups can do a better job of filtering or deleting them?

    -- Amal
    Amal, May 22, 2009
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  2. Amal

    Guest

    On May 22, 6:47 am, Amal <> wrote:
    > It is weird that these newsgroups are getting swamped with SPAM
    > recently!? I wonder if Google or whoever takes care of these
    > newsgroups can do a better job of filtering or deleting them?
    >
    > -- Amal


    We will have peace in the Middle East before Google does anything
    about SPAM.

    There were a number of people that were manually shutting it off (by
    changing the subject line to minimize its annoyance), but the format
    fascists complained too much, and Google turned off their ability to
    shut it down. So long as we're all bottom-posting, all is good,
    right?
    , May 22, 2009
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  3. Amal

    James Harris Guest

    On 22 May, 17:53, wrote:
    > On May 22, 6:47 am, Amal <> wrote:
    >
    > > It is weird that these newsgroups are getting swamped with SPAM
    > > recently!? I wonder if Google or whoever takes care of these
    > > newsgroups can do a better job of filtering or deleting them?

    >
    > > -- Amal

    >
    > We will have peace in the Middle East before Google does anything
    > about SPAM.


    Not so. I sent complaints to Google about the spam in
    alt.os.development and it appears that they have not just removed the
    sending accounts but also deleted the spam posts sent.

    Maybe their responsiveness is a per-newsgroup thing. Encouraged by
    their apparent response I have been reporting spams in other groups to
    them for the last couple of months. I can't say I've seen any definite
    response yet but I've not been checking for specific messages and ids.

    Reporting spam consumes a bit of time but I presume the reason why
    some groups are heavily hit with spam is that spammers have been
    allowed to get away with it. They tell their friends and before you
    know it the spam levels drown out the legitimate posts.

    The delay was about 6 weeks for alt.os.development. It may be worth
    many folks reporting spam posts for a while to see if that encourages
    a faster response.

    James
    James Harris, May 22, 2009
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  4. Amal

    Robert Miles Guest

    "James Harris" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 22 May, 17:53, wrote:
    >> On May 22, 6:47 am, Amal <> wrote:
    >>
    >> > It is weird that these newsgroups are getting swamped with SPAM
    >> > recently!? I wonder if Google or whoever takes care of these
    >> > newsgroups can do a better job of filtering or deleting them?

    >>
    >> > -- Amal

    >>
    >> We will have peace in the Middle East before Google does anything
    >> about SPAM.

    >
    > Not so. I sent complaints to Google about the spam in
    > alt.os.development and it appears that they have not just removed the
    > sending accounts but also deleted the spam posts sent.
    >
    > Maybe their responsiveness is a per-newsgroup thing. Encouraged by
    > their apparent response I have been reporting spams in other groups to
    > them for the last couple of months. I can't say I've seen any definite
    > response yet but I've not been checking for specific messages and ids.
    >
    > Reporting spam consumes a bit of time but I presume the reason why
    > some groups are heavily hit with spam is that spammers have been
    > allowed to get away with it. They tell their friends and before you
    > know it the spam levels drown out the legitimate posts.
    >
    > The delay was about 6 weeks for alt.os.development. It may be worth
    > many folks reporting spam posts for a while to see if that encourages
    > a faster response.
    >
    > James

    ..
    I finally got Google Groups to do something about the spam reports I
    sent them, but slowly enough that it looks like you then needed to wait a
    month from the time you start reporting each post by a certain spammer
    to the time you should expect any action, and you should not expect
    that action to include sending any email back to you.

    However, most of the spam I've seen for the last few days was not
    posted through Google Groups, and is from a very active spammer
    who's been able fake enough of the header lines to lie about just
    where it was posted. The readnews.com site (a little upsteam from
    that spammer) seems to be doing much of the work for handling
    that spammer.

    Robert Miles
    Robert Miles, May 23, 2009
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