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Spam by william2johns.

So with this new forum, does someone get an auto email when we post a new topic?

back again

Been busy...
It took me a little while but I got it. Thanks for reporting.

Looks like a spam post here

Taken care of...
Thanks for reporting this.

Looks spammy,

Spammer in Spam Reports

Properly placed, at least.

Taken care of...
Thanks for reporting these.

There are 10 of those from th
There are 10 of those from the same person now.

Exterminator spam...

Jonny Behrens keeps posting the same message
to the General Discussion forum. You may have to deal with it if he continues.

Jonny Behrens replies that he only intended to post once and has deleted the redundant entries.

It turns out not to be a problem after all, thanks

Got one here

Taken care of...
Thanks for reporting this!

Possible spam... the forum comment here.

I'm not sure what it is, but I certainly don't intend to click on any of the links. :)

Recurring spam
"taxonomic" is spam that keeps being put back after it is removed. I found it with the first search link listed in topic Finding Recurring Spam.

potential spam
looks like either spam for a "plagiarism checker" or a malware site


Thanks for reporting
I took care of it.

It's back
Same spam appended to the same BugGuide book post but a different bogus user

Thanks again
It's gone

Here. I added this to the topic Finding Recurring Spam I just created to keep track of such.

We agreed this exact comment seen elsewhere is spam in "looks like spam" below. There were two variations seen then. Both sent you to a site with a "hire editor" button, which no doubt takes your credit card info. Searching plagiarism check will locate any future occurrences.

looks like spam

Sorry it took so long... get rid of this but I have been out of town with family matters.
Thanks for all the input.

Probably not
I looked at Francisco Darrell's only other comment on BG. I am guessing he is the poster's teacher instructing him on the need for proper citation of quoted material.

Seems not to be -
The image was posted in April 2016. This comment is October 2020. Either that teacher is a very slow grader, or this is spam to trick Google for that plagiarism checking website

I didn't notice the dates. Both comments link to a website with a "hire editor" button. The comments seem almost but not quite appropriate. It my be one of those AI bots that have a rudimentary ability to comprehend and reply to posts. I suggest monitoring this user for other such activity. There are only two posts to date.

We suggest
removing those comments

I agree.


Not sure what their goal was...
...but they were booted.

Off-the-wall comment

Resume services spam...

Thanks Ken
Got it

Russian spam... back here.

Wonder if it has anything to do with...
...the elections?


Oh, no doubt

Russian spam One of several posts with links to a video in the In Remembrance thread. Translation of the title gives this: Aston Villa Newcastle watch online live video broadcast of the match. I'm assuming this isn't even remotely entomological.

Thanks for reporting.
The comments have been removed.

attempted sales

Here too

Got these.
Thanks :)

Nov. 4 post in . . .

Doesn't look like his intent will develop
He will have to sell his cameras somewhere else now.

Thanks for reporting this.

More exterminator spam

Got it
Thanks for reporting!

Exterminator spam...

Questionable link... this comment.

There is such a thing as liteblue, but this does not appear to be the correct URL (and liteblue does not appear to have anything to do with mailing bugs anyway).

Discord spam

Quick Brown Fox Spammer

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