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Unread post20 Mar 2012, 21:33

Spam issues have been hammering this forum of late, and I was wondering. Seeing as the USAF now has a cyberwarfare MOS, might it be possible for the editors/moderators/members to get some of our active duty friends (on a strictly volunteer basis) to lend a hand with the problem? Yeah, I know it's dumb, just casting about here.
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Unread post21 Mar 2012, 09:29

Well, it might be good practice for them. Any suggestions are welcome. :-)
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Unread post21 Mar 2012, 10:39

There can be but one way...we kill them all!
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Unread post21 Mar 2012, 12:04

We can geo-locate the IP addresses of the spammers - all we need is someone who can task a Predator drone :-)

I bet this would be a very popular spam protection service...

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Unread post21 Mar 2012, 18:50

The first thing is to never, ever patronize whatever they're pushing. Not sure how they would even know, but there may be malware hidden in their links.
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Unread post21 Mar 2012, 20:42

Stefaan wrote:We can geo-locate the IP addresses of the spammers - all we need is someone who can task a Predator drone :-)

I bet this would be a very popular spam protection service...

We need to draw up some contigency plans:

Do we want to make "kinetic strike" or make it "PC non-lethel"?

A law suit or a beat down, because I know some people, who know some people. wink, wink

Call the cyber police? :crazypilot:
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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 01:24

Stefaan wrote:We can geo-locate the IP addresses of the spammers - all we need is someone who can task a Predator drone :-)

I bet this would be a very popular spam protection service...

Stefaan, I love the way you think! :wink:
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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 01:24

Now we need to come up with an official "operation" title for our little spam strike....
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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 10:51

Nukes, we need lots of nukes!
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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 17:43

vcq09 wrote:
Stefaan wrote:We can geo-locate the IP addresses of the spammers - all we need is someone who can task a Predator drone :-)

I bet this would be a very popular spam protection service...

Stefaan, I love the way you think! :wink:

I don't like the way Stefaan think.

Why send a drone if you can send a flight of Vipers? Are you trying to make us all unemployed? I suggest we only send a drone in if the spammers have SAM's. Then, when they turn on their radars, the CJ's will take their SAM's out while the Viper strikers employ their ordnance. Keeps everybody happy and employed, and if all went really well, the drone was even shot down during the engagement (just to make sure that we don't have to many of those things).
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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 21:22

guy@rdaf.dk wrote:Why send a drone if you can send a flight of Vipers? Are you trying to make us all unemployed?

I guess he wanted to use the drones for these simple tasks so you guys can focus on the important stuff.
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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 21:30

Lieven wrote:
guy@rdaf.dk wrote:Why send a drone if you can send a flight of Vipers? Are you trying to make us all unemployed?

I guess he wanted to use the drones for these simple tasks so you guys can focus on the important stuff.

...the important stuff of course being posting here on F-16.net :-)

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Unread post23 Mar 2012, 05:24

Get your best technical writers to come up with a "bogus" story on how this website is pioneering new technology on how to combat spammers. You could make it really elaborate. Put up some fake "spam guard" banners and stuff. We're at a point in time where people believe ANYTHING they believe on the internet. Sounds like it's time to play psychological warfare.
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Unread post23 Mar 2012, 08:39

I guess you will need 100+++ moderators and approve every post before posted :D
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Unread post23 Mar 2012, 13:17

If you had a script that targeted abuse reports marked as spam to temporarily hide the message that would speed up removing them from public sight. Of course it could become abused.
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