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More SPAM these days

Posted by dmcker, Dec 9, 2010.

Got this in my mailbox:

  rossygg has left you a message on Snooth!
"Hello dear, Greetings to you,My name is Rose, i view your profile in this site and i decide to communicate with you, it will be my pleasure if you will be my friend, i wish ifyou will respond to my mail box so that i will tell you more about my self.and sent you my photo,i hope to hear from you. yours Rose. Email


Is it just me, or is spam on a steady upswing over the past year? One of the costs of Snooth success, I suppose, but it'd be nice if some focus by site admins went towards filtering...


Reply by Stephen Harvey, Dec 9, 2010.

My concern is how do they send a message without being a friend?

It should not be to hard to fix that issue on the site

Reply by GregT, Dec 9, 2010.

My concern is whether she's hot.  Allowances can be made after all.

But D is right - there's not only more, it's stupider.  I'm really expecting to see one of those Nigerian bank letters any day now.  Seems like there's at least a weekly post about something irrelevant, sometimes starting a new thread but often as not, just crapping on a thread that has some legs.  What's up guys and gals??

Reply by dmcker, Dec 11, 2010.

No response from Mark et al.? Not even poor, overworked Greg DP?  ;-)

Reply by John Andrews, Dec 12, 2010.

I'm with @GregT ... if she is hot, she can be my friend. :-)

Let's take this as a sign of success.  Although, I'm a little disappointed that 'Rose' contacted you clowns in addition to me! ;-)   just kidding guys. 

I wonder if the women of this site get messages from 'Randy' or 'Jose'?

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Dec 12, 2010.

GregT & HJ

I think you are both either delusional or excessively hopeful.

The people who send these scams do seem to be able to penetrate firewalls.  We will get a batch of them here at work, the techo's work out how to block them, then a few months later another batch, and "the beat goes on"

Reply by John Andrews, Dec 12, 2010.

@Stephen ... really, you thought Greg & I were serious?  C'mon now, really? :-) 

I'm one of those 'technos' you speak of and I find these emails mildly amusing but mostly annoying.  The ability to send a message to a 'non-friend' is not restricted here.  If you think it should, ping the Snooth guys. 


Reply by Stephen Harvey, Dec 12, 2010.

Off Course not, but it sounded like a good idea at the time

At least I learnt something new, in that I thought messages were between friends

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Dec 13, 2010.

I'm paying attention, and trying to kill as much spam as I can.


If anybody has suggestions or requests, don't hesitate to bring them to my attention!

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