Forum Spam fun

So we get a fair amount of spam posting in our user forums. And by 'fair amount' I mean a lot. Mostly it's the bots trying to create spam accounts, which fails miserably since I'm smarter than they are (today), but sometimes a persistent one actually uses a real email address, and then goes to the trouble of actually authenticating their account so that they can post. Then they have the audacity to post. Mostly they are pointless, harmless, and sometimes even funny.


This one was all of those things. Mostly. (Yeah, I deleted it anyway, and banned said spammer from the forums for being a miscreant, but I always do that.) Anyway, moments after I deleted the post and banned the spammer, Randy Smith forwarded me (via email) his response to the posting, since the post showed up in his RSS feed.


Here's the post:



Date: March 9, 2010 4:41:20 AM PST

Subject: Sun SPOT Manager | How do you make sunspots

Reply-To: alexeena <alexeenasaluja-AT-gmail-DOT-com>





How do you make sunspots on the face go away? I've had one sunspot on my face for about 2 1/2 months and several other sunspots on my face for a bout a month. Please tell me a way that actually makes sunspots go away. Thank you.


Statistics : Posted by alexeena • on Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:41 am • Replies 0 • Views 2


And here's the response I got from Randy in my email:




Sun-SPOT-itis

Ok, so maybe it's not funny to you, but I actually LOLed. Yes, out loud and everything.

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