Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    found this in my home personal e-mail inbox today: Is this the infamous spam that was a recent topic of discussion? or something new?: Is this ( some how connected to themonkey? Don't believe I use "tango 3" anywhere else... But i cant swear I didn't open some other account with "t3".( "crs" syndrome settling in forthelong haul)

    Hi Tango3

    Folks, we have been working hard in getting our Guns Network Fundraiser Giveaway going!

    Tickets for this event have been on the rise and we have plenty for you to get, there ar emore details below.

    The fundraiser will run from 8 November, 2009, through 23 December, 2009.
    The drawing will be held on 30 December, 2009.

    The sweepstakes is sponsored by and supports:
    Guns Network LLC P.O. BOX 760067 San Antonio, Texas 78245-0067.

  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    We haven't seen that one, I don't think. And so far as I know, we have no connection to that outfit. Google your user name, if it pops up, the chances are fair a bot found you. (They somehow found me that way.)
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer has a link directly to my monkey profile which has tabs for"senda p.m." and also "send an email to tango3..." anyway to disable that page??? wait I'll hunt around the usercp
  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    hmmmm .... i googled me as well and found 2 links back to SM. Only SM, and I use this screen name a few places. not good.
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    There are links to me on more than one forum, and some comments I've placed in news forums show up as well. If anyone really wanted to know what I am, it would not be at all difficult to figure me out.

    This subject of on line personal security has come up on SM in the past and it is worth ringing the bell again; you cannot hide on line. FWIW, the more frequently you post (and the more current your posts are) the closer to the top of a google search list you appear. We have a member that hasn't posted in quite a while who shows up, but way, way down on the "umpteenth" page.

    Also FWIW, it looks like PMs can be sent via the SM link, I might test this later today next time I log off. (Obviously, if you don't log off when you open a new window, you have access, even if the SM window is not open.)

    Had a look while not logged on. Appears like PMs and visitor messages cannot be sent if not a registered user and on line. A good thing --

    At this point, a bot would have to be fairly sophisticated to hook onto those links and generate a spam mailing list, probably not worth the effort for a relatively small target group; we don't have all that many active users. Likewise, if your e-mail address shows in your public profile, it could be harvested for a mailing list. (Test this while you are not logged in.) Again, we are small relative to the rest of the world, and the effort to harvest 3 or 4 hundred addresses for a spam campaign would not be worth it. However, an alphabet agency has the resources and maybe the interest to do it (you can bet they have; they can set up bots to do keyword searches.) The risk is there, it is up to the individual to decide if membership access is a risk worth taking, and also up to the individual what attention his posts will attract. It is worth noting that we have seen many bots visiting the site, as in every day and more than one at a time. The usuals are google and yahoo, several of each at a time, and others turn up regularly.

    For me, the risk was and remains worth it. Gotta say, I've learned tremendously here on the general subject of survival preparation, and it has focused my attention and efforts on the probability scale, from inconveniences to full blown TEOTAWAKI. You pick your own poison on that scale, and do preps accordingly.
  6. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I'm here, any "damage" is done already...
    I should probably type, preview , go get a another cup of coffee, preview yet again, edit then submit; more often.
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Tango, I got the same e-mail and I also have no clue where it came from.
  8. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    perhaps handloaders bench( now that I think about it I believe I'm registered there too because of our regroup point...
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Nope, it didn't show up over there that I know of.
  10. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Just throwing out my [2c]. While the Monkey is the only forum that I am a "regular" on I have registered on a few others that I infrequently post on.
    I always register under a different name. Usually something relevent to that forum. My thought is why leave your footprints all over the net.
    As far as posting here or elsewhere. Yeah a little common sense should be observed. And posting anything illegal or against our COC will be removed quickly by our staff.

    The way I look at it if it's time to lay down our freedom of speech then it's time to pick up our rifles.

    (disclaimer:the above sentence is for illustration purposes only. ATF, I am refering to a properly registered firearm legaly owned by a properly cleared and approved subject, I mean citizen. FBI, I am in no way inciting anyone to take up arms against the government( at this time). IRS, I am refering only to personal, legaly owned property that all taxes levied against have been paid in full, and continue to be paid annually if in the case of a class 3 firearm. CIA, I am a native born american citizen and attest that there are no hidden coded messages to Al Queda in this post.)
  11. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer


    Birth Certificate MM???
  12. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Ana ayish hena. Ana mosh sayeh. Ana amriki. Mafeesh mashkila!!!
    Al Queda mofi mo, magnoon, mushquase!!! Ana nimshi!!!!
    [patr] [gone]
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    [fnny] heheheh. How much time did you spend in Indo?
  14. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    To damn long!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Ular makan sapi. Malaysia.
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