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  1. dontpanicbobby

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    Could we just ban anyone who posts this type of illegal activity. Isn't one of the rules here not promote Illegal activities?
     

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  2. mikedt

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    Yeh Chinese fake Canadian university diploma spam. Every time I look at AF it's absolutely deluged with it. And that's why I don't go on this forum as much now. This has been going on every day all the time, one would think there would be a way to block this pattern.
     
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    Just a suggestion … VIP Member … I have never seen any of them.

    … Thom
     
  4. dontpanicbobby

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    I tried that last year and they said the program was closed. :(
     
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    just let them do it its not hurting anyone
     
  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven I didn't know there were cacti in Aruba.
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    If you see it, report it. If its spam we'll deal with it appropriately. FWIW, it looks like we got hammered pretty good overnight.
     
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    @still alive somehow. If they were actually posted by a person it might not be so bad but these spammers use bots with multiple usernames which can generat 20 or more full pages of posts in under an hour.
     
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    @Thom looks like the program has been reactivated. The fake diploma things were not ads they were posts.
     
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    I try and report it when I see it but it's usually overnight and I'm old and sleep early.

    Also, if you really need a diploma or transcripts just ask "Aunt Becky" to pay the universities for you. :p:)
     
  10. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven I didn't know there were cacti in Aruba.
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    I typically visit just a handful of boards here, and I'm not seeing these...annoying things. Are they only posted on certain boards?

    If I see any, I'll do what I normally do with garbage like that, report it!
     
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    If, like me, your entry point was the "new posts" list you'd definitely see them. Typically between 07:30-08:00 UK time.
     
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    No, I never go there. Whichever device I'm using (computer, phone, etc.), I leave AF open in its own browser tab. When I come back, it's sitting in whichever forum I left it. From there, I hop from one 'favorite' board to another. I rarely venture outside of those.

    PS I'm going to look at the 'new posts' list just for fun! :D
     
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    I stay on the AF home page and just hit the refresh all day to see new posts. I have seen those pesky spam posts, but within minutes the mods get rid of them. They're rare and not a reason to stay away from AF, nor are they that bothersome.
     
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    I will say this...there are times where some spam is acceptable and personally I will leave it.
    Some may not agree, even border on scolding me later via pm, but I see no issue with it.

    For example, this I find is an ok type of spam to leave when posted:
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    oh yeah I just did that
    Made you dorks look didn't I?
    L-O-freaking-L :D

    Just wanted to voice my opinion on what is fine with me anyway.
     
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    I TOTALLY KNEW what I was going to see under the spoiler!

    Something about your wording gave it away--to this vegan. :eek:
     
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    Hmm :( Not very sly am I? :D
     
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    Not this time, no. :(

    But don't lose sight of that old adage: try and try again! :D
     
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