R.I.P. Theremin World

Posted: 6/20/2014 2:13:58 AM
Touchless

From: Tucson, AZ USA

Joined: 2/26/2011

These spammers need to realize the active membership here is only a handful of people and nobody cares about their scamming methods.

T

Posted: 6/20/2014 3:05:04 AM
Chobbs

From: Brooklyn,NY

Joined: 12/1/2009

really seems kinda intentional and spiteful-    Someone we pissed off?

Posted: 6/20/2014 6:10:36 PM
Amethyste

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

Schwim, You are BAD lol.

 

Posted: 6/21/2014 11:11:07 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Yes, I suspect someone is doing this on purpose.  I have added code to track the spammer's IP addresses now.  Maybe we can use this to report them to their ISP.

 

Posted: 6/22/2014 1:05:09 AM
Chobbs

From: Brooklyn,NY

Joined: 12/1/2009

Maybe someone looking for private lessons in the toronto area?

Posted: 6/22/2014 1:31:08 AM
Touchless

From: Tucson, AZ USA

Joined: 2/26/2011

Most website hosts let you look at the IP addresses visiting a page, then compare the time of the visit for an exact match. These hosts also allow IP blocking which can be effective until the perpetrator gets assigned a new address, so it is not perfect. It takes about a minute to block a visiting IP, more time must be used while deleting this bogus stuff every time.

There is great effort to do what the perpetrator is doing, my thought is it is coming from "very poor" individuals, not angry, who know we are vulnerable and get paid by the hits they can round up. Their own advertised website if clicked on shows their boss where the referring hit came from.

IP blocking is best choice if the TW doorway is not going to be reinforced. IMHO

T

Posted: 6/22/2014 2:23:30 AM
Amethyste

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

Lol Charlie...

Wonder what happened, he vanished!

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Chobbs wrote:Maybe someone looking for private lessons in the toronto area?

Posted: 6/22/2014 3:51:40 AM
Chobbs

From: Brooklyn,NY

Joined: 12/1/2009

Perhaps we, the theremin community, should fight fire with fire- team up and overwhelm their site somehow.  Maybe if enough of us waste their time by feigning interest they'll give up and move on to more profitable pastures?

Posted: 6/22/2014 4:07:51 AM
RSchwim

From: Brooklyn

Joined: 8/15/2009

Schwim, You are BAD lol.

Améthyste, I may have posted this in a zombie-like Ambien state... No recollection... I guess I should have been in bed a little earlier. Sorry if I offended anybody... Don't get me wrong: I don't mind being badly behaved when I know I'm being badly behaved but I hate coming across something like this that is obviously not what I would have said under non-zombie conditions... Ugh

Posted: 6/22/2014 5:07:36 AM
Amethyste

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

Rob, please. It made me laugh!!! <3

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