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egosan
22/09/2009
11:41:46 AM
On 22/09/2009 Chockstone Moderator wrote:

>Email - risa_4baby@yahoo.com
>
>Email - ogechi_5iwuh@yahoo.in


My spam came from rose_12v1@yahoo.com.
Might want to see if that is attached to any accounts.

Pat
22/09/2009
12:09:03 PM
I feel left out and unattractive ....:(
egosan
22/09/2009
12:39:09 PM
On 22/09/2009 Pat wrote:
>I feel left out and unattractive ....:(

You are.

Mike
22/09/2009
12:58:56 PM
Email address isn't visible (from memory) until you log in and view someone's profile, or view a message they have posted.

What do you guys want me to do? I can remove the display of email addresses if you want.
egosan
22/09/2009
1:07:37 PM
On 22/09/2009 Mike wrote:
>Email address isn't visible (from memory) until you log in and view someone's
>profile, or view a message they have posted.
>
>What do you guys want me to do? I can remove the display of email addresses
>if you want.

Up Grade the Capcha or add a second step of human vetting of new Chockstone
members?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
22/09/2009
1:11:31 PM
On 22/09/2009 ajfclark wrote:
>My guess is that they created an account, logged in and then used the authentication
>cookie in a script that pulled every email address from the site. It would
>not be difficult and it's pretty hard to stop.
>
>Even if Mike changes the site to use a javascript encoding or something,
>if the end user can display it, so can a spammer. Unless you remove all
>email addresses from the site, this will happen eventually.

&

Mike wrote;
>Email address isn't visible (from memory) until you log in and view someone's profile, or view a message they have posted.

>What do you guys want me to do? I can remove the display of email addresses if you want.

I can't speak for others on this topic, but I have found the email facility to be useful behind the scenes, especially when a person has not checked PM's (or their PM box is full).
I don't regularly use it though; so if it was to be taken off, then I wouldn't miss it greatly.

If ajfclark is right, does it matter too much (ie the deed is already done?), given that spam emails can be blocked by many providers now?

Probably a mute point, but does the spammer still require logging in to do the dirty work, or is their trade an auto-generated thingy now?
~> Given some of the trolls that have frequented this site, it would be poetic justice for them to end up conversing with a spammer!

ajfclark
22/09/2009
1:37:09 PM
On 22/09/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>Probably a mute point, but does the spammer still require logging in to do the dirty work, or is their trade an auto-generated thingy now?

Generally, once an address starts receiving spam, it never stops. Lists of valid email addresses can be sold quite easily and for decent money. I think it's quite likely that a human did create the accounts that were used to harvest the email addresses, it wouldn't take long or much effort. Given the number of members/email addresses, it would've been worthwhile. So stopping the spammers from creating accounts isn't likely without preventing legitimate users creating accounts too.

So what can we do? Obfuscating the email address when it's displayed it about the only option I can think of. One method of doing that is using javascript write.document calls rather than including an actual email address. This doesn't make it impossible for people to harvest from the site but it would make it a lot harder.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
22/09/2009
1:49:56 PM
If the harvesting of valid email addies was manually done in that they had to create an account, then they certainly have time on their hands, but to what end?

spammer wrote;
>i believe we can get acquainted,so if it interests you,pls reach me back here okay for further communications okay.i stop here awaiting your respond

We may be only dealing with something 'small-time' here, rather than a full blown annoyance?
For them to achieve anything it seems the ball is in our court (as recipients), to respond back to them??

nmonteith
22/09/2009
2:12:37 PM
...one incident in 7 years doesn't seem to warrant the removal of email addresses. I use them quite often - and also like that it identifies trollers quicker!

Sarah Gara
22/09/2009
6:11:43 PM
Why are they selective... I didn't get one... not that I want one. Just wondered. x

ajfclark
22/09/2009
6:31:18 PM
Maybe they only got through the first few pages of members?
gjoh
22/09/2009
6:31:59 PM
>For them to achieve anything it seems the ball is in our court (as recipients), to respond back to them??

Are you suggesting we could spam the spammer? That would be ironic
Wendy
22/09/2009
6:39:13 PM
On 22/09/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>Why are they selective... I didn't get one... not that I want one. Just
>wondered. x

She's just not into women. I didn't get one either.

wallwombat
22/09/2009
6:59:07 PM
On 22/09/2009 Wendy wrote:
>She's just not into women. I didn't get one either.

Or wombats : (

anthonyk
22/09/2009
6:59:50 PM
On 22/09/2009 ajfclark wrote:
>So what can we do? Obfuscating the email address when it's displayed
>it about the only option I can think of. One method of doing that is using
>javascript write.document calls rather than including an actual email address.
> This doesn't make it impossible for people to harvest from the site but
>it would make it a lot harder.

display them as an image. i'm not sure what sort of set-up you're running but it shouldn't be too hard to find a plug in that will generate an image with the email address instead of showing it as text. its still convenient (as long as you're happy typing it from a picture), and is a lot harder to grab for spam.

climbingfool
22/09/2009
8:04:57 PM
Since that email this morning I have gotten several more along the same lines. Also these are the first
spam emails I have gotten at this profile address. So I am all for the email addresses not being visible if
it is an option. Although it could already be too late now that bastards have it!!

Eduardo Slabofvic
22/09/2009
10:10:04 PM
On 22/09/2009 climbingfool wrote:
>Since that email this morning I have gotten several more along the same
>lines.

The bitch! She said I was the only one.



You just can't trust women.

JimboV10
23/09/2009
7:56:54 AM
Just got mine.. Standards are dropping - she digs boulderers ;)

jaebo
23/09/2009
8:27:39 AM
i've had 2 now.

rose anderson and rita donatus

simey
23/09/2009
9:12:52 AM
She hasn't targeted me yet, but I guess she is pretty busy.

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