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Subject: wow, someone's been bad.........
Date Posted: 9/1/2011 8:03 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
Posts: 9,876
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You all notice a certain member has ALL their forum posts blocked by PBS?  The content is removed from the window and instead says  "  *editted by PBS".  Wonder what you'd have to do to get slapped down like that!

Date Posted: 9/1/2011 8:11 AM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2009
Posts: 962
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They were spamming the boards with the "I saw your profile and liked what I saw" bit.  The ones that normally come through PMs.  But this time, they showed up on the forum as posts.  All at the same time (bot maybe).

Date Posted: 9/1/2011 8:49 AM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2010
Posts: 4,177
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Yup, SPAM Bot getting deleted. 

A couple of other boards I'm on get hit like that and as a Mod I get to send em to La La land and record their IP address to block any future attacks. 


Date Posted: 9/1/2011 8:37 PM ET
Member Since: 3/30/2007
Posts: 9,821
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Awesome Rob! I would so love to have that kind of power some days!

Date Posted: 9/1/2011 9:32 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
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Maria are you by chance a Black Dagger Brotherhood fan? 

I was gone all day-was this a well-known member or some troll that came on to start trouble?

Date Posted: 9/1/2011 10:09 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I had never heard of the deleted poster, but they did have an active bookshelf, WL, etc.

Date Posted: 9/2/2011 3:13 AM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2009
Posts: 602
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It could have been a previously active member whose account got hacked. Or perhaps a smart bot that typed in random ISBNs to create a bookshelf and WL.