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Help seek out the advertising accounts.

Last posted Oct 25, 2014 at 06:49AM EDT. Added Feb 18, 2010 at 07:31PM EST
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There is a buttload of old spam accounts on KYM, advertising products and service. But mostly viruses.

I have tried to find a lot, but there are still a massive amount left.

Example 1: Straight up Advertising

Example 2: Cleverly Disguised Ads

Example 3: List’o’Links

Post their URL here, in this topic. Help clean up KYM!

Example of an old spam attack. Only one of these was not a spammer. This went on for about 20 PAGES!!!!!!!

Other things to look for:
The same avatar in succession
Their avatar is a logo or product
They have a URL in their description.

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Feb 18, 2010 at 07:31PM EST
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How do we find these types of accounts? There’s no real way to look, besides looking at all of the profiles on KYM.

edit: Ironically I’ve already found one.

link

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The usually have names that are like IRL names. Or are blatant advertising. Or have overly generic avatars.

Example:

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http://knowyourmeme.com/users/tourcanada
http://knowyourmeme.com/users/stewartfeldman

knowyourmeme.com/users/rupeshraut- -7

knowyourmeme.com/users/rupeshraut- -6

knowyourmeme.com/users/rupeshraut- -5

knowyourmeme.com/users/rupeshraut- -2

http://knowyourmeme.com/users/ankurkumar

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They must be trolling since there is not a ton of people on this site, there for not being enough to spam for products or stuff of interesting people.

Feb 18, 2010 at 10:41PM EST

No, it is spam 100%. Companies do this because they think they can get away with it.

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Theres only like I dont know 100 people at max on this web site.

Feb 18, 2010 at 11:24PM EST

O_o

http://knowyourmeme.com/users

Epic lurk more.

Feb 18, 2010 at 11:29PM EST
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I really don’t think there’s only a hundred people. There are 12,732 accounts on this site. If there were only a hundred people, each would have 127 accounts.

And: http://knowyourmeme.com/users/davidhowe--3

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There are 12734 registered users. But there are currently around 60,000 people viewing the site in total each day.

PS: I’m deleting some of the spam accounts now.

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Geez thats alot of people, why dont more people post.

Feb 18, 2010 at 11:47PM EST

I’ve busted out bans for all of those mentioned so far. The weird thing is that I can’t find any of the users who’s names end in --n. We’ll have to work on that.

@Sweatie

The real action happens in the Meme Database. The number of comments made within the meme entries is just slightly less than the number of posts in the forums. But the vast majority of people do a good amount of lurking.

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I hope we dont eventually need a captcha for sign up…

Feb 19, 2010 at 12:46AM EST
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Don’t we already have a captcha? http://knowyourmeme.com/signup

Feb 19, 2010 at 09:48AM EST
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http://knowyourmeme.com/users/gethomesolutions
http://knowyourmeme.com/users/fasthomeauction
http://knowyourmeme.com/users/donsherman

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http://knowyourmeme.com/users/fasthomesolutions

http://knowyourmeme.com/users/cialiswithoutprescription

drew

We should check if any of these companies are real businesses, and if they are, we could file a complaint with the better business bureau. Sue their sorry asses for everything.

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I already mentioned a bunch of those in the IRC but very nice.

Feb 19, 2010 at 10:04PM EST
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I like this thread. It feels like…an internet citizen’s arrest.

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SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE

Feb 21, 2010 at 01:07AM EST

We need a talented hacker here at KYM to trace these back to their source and delete some system 32s.

Feb 24, 2010 at 07:28PM EST
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Whew I think we’ve deactivated almost all of these. I’m subscribed now and will continue banning if you guys post more.

A lot of these were created before our IP banning system was worth anything, so they were able to create a bunch of accounts each :x

Feb 24, 2010 at 08:13PM EST
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True, but I see at least one new one each day. And thanks.

Feb 24, 2010 at 08:17PM EST
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How strict are we being with this? I’m seeing some accounts with nothing but a website, no pics or comments or anything. Do we post those here, or only the ones leaving comments like “subscribe 2 mah yootoob, lolol”?

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Stop this shit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_4a4O7kXQo

Hmm billys mays video not working.

Last edited Feb 25, 2010 at 12:33AM EST
Feb 25, 2010 at 12:30AM EST

Sweatie-Killer, please, no off topic. You should know that by now. (video was lulzy though)

Seo Marketing

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Feb 26, 2010 at 10:26AM EST
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SEO MARKETING?! OMG I was just looking for some of that, thx Watcher

Feb 26, 2010 at 03:50PM EST
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