Topic: What it means to spam...

Spam is the posting of advertisements, abusive, or unneeded messages on Internet forums. It is generally posted by automated spambots.

Spambots are automated programs designed to register on forums, disseminate spam, and leave. They usually supply a fake name, freebase email address, and sometimes mask their true IP address. Spammers can set the message that the spambot will post. Most spambots target one specific forum software or hosting company. Spambots are easy to identify by the nature of the message they leave, or the links in the signature. A typical post contains no topical content, but is accompanied by either spam links in the post itself, or in the user's signature. Some spambots will never post, and rely on the links in their signature to increase their search engine visibility. Looking up the spambot's user name with a search engine will often reveal thousands of registrations in unrelated forums.

Most spambot forum spam consists of links, with the dual goals of increasing search engine visibility in highly competitive areas such as weightloss, pharmaceuticals, gambling, pornography, real estate or loans, and generating more traffic for these commercial websites. Some of these links contain code to track the spambot's identity if a sale goes through, when the spammer behind the spambot works on commission.

Spam posts may contain anything from a single link, to dozens of links. Text content is minimal, usually innocuous and unrelated to the forum's topic.

Alternately, the spam links are posted in the user's signature, in which case the spambot will never post. The link sits quietly in the signature field, where it is most likely to be harvested by search engine spiders than discovered by forum administrators and moderators.

Spam prevention and deletions measurably increase the workload of forum administrators and moderators. The amount of time and resources spent keeping a forum spam free contributes significantly to labour cost, and the skill required in the running of a public forum. Marginally profitable or smaller forums may be permanently closed by administrators. Forums that do not require registration are becoming rare.

Alright, the board has a chat room, and a PM system.
If you really want to ask a member a question(concerning habit/attitude/anything not regarding the topic) I'd enjoy it if most of them were handled through Email, PM, IM, maybe even a topic singled out for it. In regard to that it's kinda like asking the stupid question in the wrong class.

I'll abdicate at the drop of a hat
(BFFC Moderator)

Re: What it means to spam...

good report, maltese kentaiba! smile

You've been holding out on us again haven't you? Since you haven't given us enough money, I'll guess I'll have to take it out of you piece by piece! - Unknown Mandalorian.

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Nice to see you're here Green.

It's nice to see you're an active member, honestly that's just fine. But you've been posting alot in the wrong topic. Asking about Boba Fett vs. Wolverine in an rpg when it should be in that particular topic.

As advice, make sure you read the topic title. For example, "What it means to spam..."
If we're talking about spam then I hope we don't start going over how to make marshmallows, (I'd still like to know though.)

Now, say you want to talk about something that hasn't been made into a topic yet. Go to the category it would fit under.

General: Anything generally about Boba Fett.
Film and Television: Fett in films (Star Wars) and T.V. (Christmas Special) even fan video fit
Bounty Hunters: Also includes mercenaries, smugglers. Where you can talk about Dengar and Bossk. All them there other Bounty Hunters. Even Han Solo.
Serious Geeking: Deep questions concerning incredibly geeky answers. Such as how you get to the cockpit of slave 1.
Fans: Anything that doesn't go with anything else. Such as what you did over vacation or a new movie coming out not related to star wars.
Creative: Writing and art. Fan Fiction, sketches. Anything to do with Fett and the rest in media format.
Collecting: Figures, ships, legos. Any kind of Boba merchandise.
Dialogue: Talks between Mods/Admin to the members about site updates and questions about using the site.

When you get to the category there will be a button that says post new topic. Follow the directions and click submit. Don't be too impatient it might take a while to get answers.

Your mistake at the moment is still posting in the wrong category. And it's been keeping both Mel and I incredibly busy trying to keep it clean. Stop please, take a moment to realize where the post is going before clicking submit. We aren't your enemies, you just need to learn some of the etiquette.

I'll abdicate at the drop of a hat
(BFFC Moderator)

Re: What it means to spam...

where could i put a topic about the video - holiday at the fetts?

You've been holding out on us again haven't you? Since you haven't given us enough money, I'll guess I'll have to take it out of you piece by piece! - Unknown Mandalorian.

Re: What it means to spam...

As he (and I) said quite clearly and specifically, in "Film and Television."

take it easy baby take it as it comes

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ok! thank you.

You've been holding out on us again haven't you? Since you haven't given us enough money, I'll guess I'll have to take it out of you piece by piece! - Unknown Mandalorian.

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green helmeted fett wrote:

good report, maltese kentaiba! smile

Yeah but, most of your postes are SPAM! At this time, there is seven new postes by you.
You have had 219 postes in TWO DAYS! OMG!! DUDE!!! They are ALL spam!
You really need to stop.


BD

{MW}--[color=#FF0000]"Death and destruction to our enemies!"[/color]
"I wonder what the weather is like on Kamino right now?" Delta 62, Scorch.

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please ALL OF YOU STOP , you my friend are what you call a BULLY . so stop it i'll tell Auron, or whatever!

You've been holding out on us again haven't you? Since you haven't given us enough money, I'll guess I'll have to take it out of you piece by piece! - Unknown Mandalorian.

9 (edited by draco fett Saturday, February 17, 2007 8:49 am)

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To be fair, he has probably five non-spam posts.

1. We are not "bulling" you.
2. His name is Aaron.
3. If you "tatle-taled" (I hate that phrase), what would he do? We are not being mean to you. We are correcting you, and pointing out facts.

take it easy baby take it as it comes

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yeah ! please dont say all my work is spam cos I'M GETTING SICK OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IF YOU SAY MY WORK IS SPAM I'LL  REPORT ABUSE ON ALL OF YOU!!!!!! EVEN YOU DRACO!

You've been holding out on us again haven't you? Since you haven't given us enough money, I'll guess I'll have to take it out of you piece by piece! - Unknown Mandalorian.

11 (edited by draco fett Saturday, February 17, 2007 8:58 am)

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Go ahead. We have not been being cruel to you at all.

take it easy baby take it as it comes

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But it is all spam. 2-some odd postes in three days is two much. It took me a month to get that high. But then again, mine were not all spam...

BD

{MW}--[color=#FF0000]"Death and destruction to our enemies!"[/color]
"I wonder what the weather is like on Kamino right now?" Delta 62, Scorch.

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well maybe not cruel but i'm all left out and i'm getting very very very very annoyed with all of you cos you've been teasing me and sayin' that all my work is spam. please help me. i'm getting very stressed!  sad

You've been holding out on us again haven't you? Since you haven't given us enough money, I'll guess I'll have to take it out of you piece by piece! - Unknown Mandalorian.

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All you have to do is stop posting every 2 mins.
1.Use more PM's to make friends.
2.Make your posts more that 5 words long.

BD

{MW}--[color=#FF0000]"Death and destruction to our enemies!"[/color]
"I wonder what the weather is like on Kamino right now?" Delta 62, Scorch.

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green helmeted fett wrote:

well maybe not cruel but i'm all left out and i'm getting very very very very annoyed with all of you cos you've been teasing me and sayin' that all my work is spam. please help me. i'm getting very stressed!  sad

We have not been teasing you. I responded to your message. Read ALL of it.

take it easy baby take it as it comes

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I'm sure you have some great ideas/knowledge to share, green helmeted fett, and you could easily enhence your rank without using spam.  All that you need to remember is to stay on topic, or, if you can't, either refrain from posting it/make a new topic on that which you want to talk about.  OK?

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Mandalorian Assassin wrote:

I'm sure you have some great ideas/knowledge to share, green helmeted fett, and you could easily enhence your rank without using spam.  All that you need to remember is to stay on topic, or, if you can't, either refrain from posting it/make a new topic on that which you want to talk about.  OK?

Very, Very well said.


BD

{MW}--[color=#FF0000]"Death and destruction to our enemies!"[/color]
"I wonder what the weather is like on Kamino right now?" Delta 62, Scorch.

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Besides if your spamming to get your rank up in the end it isnt worth it, true mandalorians earn their rank not cheat to get them.

"I will bet all my Star Wars guys. Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait! Except Boba Fett. No matter how sure I am, I never risk the Fett man."
―Peter Griffin

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boba dude, what are pm's?

You've been holding out on us again haven't you? Since you haven't given us enough money, I'll guess I'll have to take it out of you piece by piece! - Unknown Mandalorian.

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green helmeted fett, it's short-hand for private messages. Click a member's username on the left and one of the options is to send them a message. It's a direct way to reach other members without sending them e-mail or posting for everyone to read on these boards.

aaron@bobafettfanclub.com

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i know! thanks admin.

You've been holding out on us again haven't you? Since you haven't given us enough money, I'll guess I'll have to take it out of you piece by piece! - Unknown Mandalorian.

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To everyone who has had to deal with green helmeted fett, I commend you on your patience and maturity, as I have just wanted to throw this guy out the window the second he started (yes) spamming. 
Seriously, props to you Maltese and draco.

"If you don't want me to eat you.....SAY SOMETHING." 
-Captian Murphy

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Thank you very much. Just so you know, Gustavo helped quite a bit.

take it easy baby take it as it comes

24 (edited by Gustavo_Perez Tuesday, February 20, 2007 4:36 pm)

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BalanceSheet wrote:

To everyone who has had to deal with green helmeted fett, I commend you on your patience and maturity, as I have just wanted to throw this guy out the window the second he started (yes) spamming. 
Seriously, props to you Maltese and draco.

Thanks. I've dealt with much worse. *shudder*

draco fett wrote:

Thank you very much. Just so you know, Gustavo helped quite a bit.

lol

"Everyone has the right to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege."

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Sorry Gustavo, I don't know you too well, wasn't paying attention.  ^_^  (I don't post much anymore...)
We must form an anti-spammer league, dark agents of justice against the inane, off-topic spambarians that threaten this forum.... a small clan of elite vigilantes dedicated to the preservation of sanity, substance, and order.  tongue

"If you don't want me to eat you.....SAY SOMETHING." 
-Captian Murphy