The official what's happening about the spammers thread. MNHQ will only post on this one for the time being (sorry, not being hoity; it's just to save time)

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HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Mar-13 15:11:28

Afternoon.

We are currently mopping up after close on 100 (and that's just the last count) spammers posted all over our boards last night and this morning.

Thank you for all your reports. We hope you'll understand that we're not going to reply to them. Please take it as read that we're really grateful.

IMPORTANT: we think we have tabs on pretty much all of the spammers now, so (even if we haven't deleted them all yet) so there is no need to report any more. In fact, any more reports and our system might keel over!

Once we can see the wood for the trees, we'll post again and ask you to report any remaining spam posts we might have missed.

Please bear with us. We are getting there.

Any Qs, do post em here and we'll do our best to answer you.

crazynanna Sun 03-Mar-13 15:13:48

Bunch of twats.

Spammers...not MNHQ blush

<offers HelenMN gin>

OliviaAllOverTheSpamMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Mar-13 15:13:48

HelenMumsnet

Any Qs, do post em here and we'll do our best to answer you.

Do we have any more gin?

thanksbrewwine[gin]

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Mar-13 15:14:54

<mutters incredibly roode words about spambots spamming about Spurs v Arsenal probably making me MISS Spurs v Arsenal>

HecateWhoopass Sun 03-Mar-13 15:17:41

Helen - can you please check my request urgently. i reported a post i made. it's so urgent. If you can put it to the top of your queue I will shower you with lindt bunnies for the rest of your life.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Mar-13 15:18:16

HecateWhoopass

Helen - can you please check my request urgently. i reported a post i made. it's so urgent. If you can put it to the top of your queue I will shower you with lindt bunnies for the rest of your life.

Can you give me a rough idea of what time that was, Hecate?

I have a link for you to watch that online Helen.

HecateWhoopass Sun 03-Mar-13 15:19:42

about a few minutes ago. can i pm you with a link?

Crap, as I posted that my sky froze! I may actually need to watch it online! (Sky go btw, not spammy mcspammerson links)

crazynanna Sun 03-Mar-13 15:20:20

Don't worry Helen,we will wup their asses..Tottenham and the spammers wink

Astelia Sun 03-Mar-13 15:21:00

Glaikit grin

OliviaAllOverTheSpamMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Mar-13 15:24:00

GlaikitFizzog

I have a link for you to watch that online Helen.

grin
[gin]

It's fixed! Switched off a d on! Jamie is back!!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Mar-13 15:27:10

GlaikitFizzog

I have a link for you to watch that online Helen.

NOT FUNNY grin

lougle Sun 03-Mar-13 15:30:46

Well done team MNHQ - comfort yourselves with the knowledge that to enjoy spamming MN the spammers must have brains

>.< that big.

Tiredmumno1 Sun 03-Mar-13 15:48:38

<quietly giggling at glaikit>

JambalayaCodfishPie Sun 03-Mar-13 16:12:38

DP says to inform you that you're not missing much Helen. grin

<pops head round door> um Helen, what side of north London to you dress to??

ClayDavis Sun 03-Mar-13 16:42:48

Well, it's got more interesting now

RustyBear Sun 03-Mar-13 16:42:55

She's a gooner, I believe, Glaikit - in which case she may be happy not to be watching - Tottenham are now 1-0 up.

ClayDavis Sun 03-Mar-13 16:43:35

2-0 up now

RustyBear Sun 03-Mar-13 16:44:31

Not Helen's happiest day, then...

<passes more gin to Helen> ice and a slice??

ClayDavis Sun 03-Mar-13 16:46:48

It may get better for Helen. As a life long Spurs supporter I know its entirely possible to lose 5-2 from this point.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Mar-13 16:47:24

sad sad sad

Think I may need something stronger...

Whiskey?? I have a rather fine single malt, or there is turps in the shed!

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 03-Mar-13 16:48:36

What a nightmare day for all of you at MNHQ, have thanks and wine.

Sunnywithshowers Sun 03-Mar-13 16:52:22

We luffs you MNHQ. More wine and thanks from me.

Tee2072 Sun 03-Mar-13 16:54:40

wine flowers [gin] [chocolate] [cake]

Is this a bad time to ask for gin, chocolate and cake emoticons?

grin

MNetBlackpoolLE Sun 03-Mar-13 16:56:46

Ohhh please do not Spam local, my internet is down at home sad

deccacards Sun 03-Mar-13 17:08:59

Well done Helen, Olivia and all. What a crap way to have to spend a Sunday.

More gin & thanks from me.

Quick sober up Helen all is not lost!

lubeybooby Sun 03-Mar-13 17:18:55

Hello HQ. I feel really sorry for you all. May I ask please is there anything in place to stop it happening again overnight? eg adding a captcha to the registration process or all night monitoring?

Foggles Sun 03-Mar-13 17:21:55

You seem to be winning the battle of Spamalot now MNHQ.

smile thanks

JulesJules Sun 03-Mar-13 17:29:19

I haven't seen a single one.

Either I am just not on here enough grin grin

or the gin is working

deccacards Sun 03-Mar-13 17:36:09

There's one further down this section!

Helen/Olivia it's from googleman737. You copped 5 of his posts which are still cached on Google, but there are still a couple left.

Maybe keep one for posterity? grin

ClayDavis Sun 03-Mar-13 17:48:47

grin

Allalonenow Sun 03-Mar-13 17:54:36

Well done HQ thanks

FruOla Sun 03-Mar-13 18:20:10

Oh lordy .... you poor MNHQPeeps. sad

There are still quite a few of the spambot threads here and there, but I'm not going to bother you 'cos I'm sure you're catching up with them as we speak. Crapola [humpfh emoticon]

Naoko Sun 03-Mar-13 18:35:02

Hard work's appreciated HQ smile

Might it be worth explaining what a spambot is and why such things occur? I've seen a lot of people say 'but what's the point, I don't really want to watch football, why would they post it on a parenting site' and although I haven't, for obvious reasons, clicked any of the links, I'm worried that people might do so out of curiousity. Spambot links of this nature ('watch sports for free', 'see naked women', 'see scandalous pictures of celebrity', that kind of thing that draws people in) are frequently used to infect people's PCs with nasty malware, so people clicking them would be a bad thing.

gordyslovesheep Sun 03-Mar-13 18:41:07

Thanks HQ - what a nightmare

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Mar-13 18:46:53

Thank you.

AlisonMoyet Sun 03-Mar-13 18:51:20

hi everyone

just popping in to ask where i can see tv streamed live to my pc

anyone know

* innocent look *

Pan Sun 03-Mar-13 18:55:43

Helen - I'd be looking at something stronger for your defence against Spurs this afternoon.

hth

greenhill Sun 03-Mar-13 18:56:12

It sounds like you've been cleaning the Augean Stables MNHQ. Have some thanks , though wine is just as appropriate...

I reported a load of spam from 7am and see you still have about 100 spam messages in unanswered threads, nearly 12 hours later <gulps>

What is the best way of reporting? After a while, I felt as if I was just adding to your workload, by drawing attention to each new spambot. Should we report, say 5, and then stop, or report new ones until we get bored with pressing report?

armagh Sun 03-Mar-13 19:09:55

I noticed a very strange post re a Garelic football match- was that the spammers?

armagh Sun 03-Mar-13 19:10:24

Oops Gaelic football match. Bloody iphone

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 19:35:37

I think the line is, stop reporting for now while they sweep through, and MNHQ will say when we shoud start reporting any missed shit spam.

Pan Sun 03-Mar-13 19:38:05

You mean I've got to stop providing bogus match analysis for each broadcast and discourage MNers from signing up? Damn!

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 19:49:25

Isn't bogus match analysis what Alan Hansen does?

greenhill Sun 03-Mar-13 19:51:35

Thanks linerunner I only reported at 7 this morning, when active conversations were completely cluttered from the overnight spam. I really hope the spambots aren't busy again tonight, as I think it happened on Friday night too.

Pan Sun 03-Mar-13 19:53:41

LR - I've been asking for that comment all day! thank you. ( but for Arsenal today it was 'dreadful defending')

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 19:54:52

Pan, are you actually Alan Hansen?

Pan Sun 03-Mar-13 20:04:10

blush

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 20:08:58

Alan Pan-sen, that's you, that is. grin

AnyFucker Sun 03-Mar-13 20:09:21

If Pan is actually Alan Hansen, can I just say something

*what the fuck were you thinking with that Morrison's advert"

I thank you

amillionyears Sun 03-Mar-13 20:10:30

I dont understand what the point of spambots is either?
And would all 100 originate from the same place,person, or orginisation since they are coordinated?

Pan Sun 03-Mar-13 20:14:47

"You don't win anything with kids" ( at the start of the season 97/98 with Giggs, Beckham, Scholes for Man Utd, who went on the do the Premiership/ FA Cup double that season...) I should have been sacked then. Morrisons? I was young. I needed the money!

Arithmeticulous Sun 03-Mar-13 20:16:23

Any - I think Alan was thinking "kerching" grin

ClayDavis Sun 03-Mar-13 20:16:38

I don't think there is any point, other than causing problems. Either for Tech and HQ who have to try and get rid of them or unsuspecting users who click on the links and then have to clear their PCs of malware etc.

deccacards Sun 03-Mar-13 20:37:29

million There are lots of forums where the moderators aren't on the ball.

If they can get even 10% of their posts up on the internet permanently and people click on them, it can generate revenue for the commissioning website.

Also, Google picks up the links to the spam posts and increases the number of hits on them through searches.

The posts could all be from the same person or a small group. It is quite possible to write software that is "press a button and spam". It's a simple process of keystroke logging, and all the spammer has to do is record the sequence and then replicate it again and again, anywhere and everywhere.

In some cases last night there were 20+ posts from the same username posted in the same minute. They were coming faster than it was humanly possible to post. Meanwhile the spammer was posting on other forums at almost the same time!

One problem for MNHQ is that sometimes these peope have built up a "bank" of usernames weeks before the attacks, and suddenly they unleash them. Doing things like banning new registrations doesn't help in that case - a bit like shutting the door on the Augean stables (great allegory, Greenhill - take a gold star grin) after the horse has bolted.

Likewise there is no point in doing as some MNetters suggested - emailing them back. The email addresses are fake or dead letter boxes.

As Clay says, lots of malware hiding there as well - and other nasty stuff. Never click on a spam link, even out of curiosity.

amillionyears Sun 03-Mar-13 20:45:18

Thanks for writing that.

I didnt really know about much of that, especially the first 2 sentences of the explanation.
I havent clicked on any, so dont understand how they would get any revenue from them?
And didnt understand the Google bit that you wrote about at all.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Mar-13 20:46:03

YouveCatToBeKittenMe

I managed to source a picture of Olivia earlier today

grin Spookily accurate

Pan Sun 03-Mar-13 20:46:34

Noooo DO click on spam links! For instance, I'm about to get 3/4M$ from a Nigerian Bank, have a Russian Olympic swimmer as a bride, and, just in time, my cock will be 3 inches bigger!! Click away! Ignore these nay-sayers.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Mar-13 20:47:01

lubeybooby

Hello HQ. I feel really sorry for you all. May I ask please is there anything in place to stop it happening again overnight? eg adding a captcha to the registration process or all night monitoring?

Yes, of course. There certainly is.

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 20:49:11

When you google something the sites that show up at the top of the lists are the ones you are most likely to go to, and they are the most 'popular' (or most paid for!) sites, and they and the agents that resulted in that happening do well out of that.

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 20:52:23

Alan Pansen, behave.

Pan Sun 03-Mar-13 20:56:34

blush again. Just wanted to share the joy of spam.
<wondering if anyone else actually remembers Spam. 'pose not.>

AnyFucker Sun 03-Mar-13 21:00:17

Kofi Pannan

Alan Pansen

Pan, you have a fetish for impersonating other men, yeah ?

Spam Fritters, Food of The Gods

deccacards Sun 03-Mar-13 21:01:01

Pan grin I am still expecting the $1.6m lottery win I was promised at least 3 years ago. I will complain furiously before long. wink

million The revenue comes two ways. When you click on the link you are drawn into a site where they sell stuff legitimately, legal or illegal, nice or nasty.

Otherwise you get stuff like pop-ups where your PC screen suddenly goes blank and you are told that you have a fatal computer error, and only by clicking on it can you retrieve the situation. It looks legit but within moments you are asked for your credit card details to resolve the problem ... or they retrieve your personal information ... or they hack your passwords ... or they hack your emails. The list is endless.

The internet is a very unsafe place. The best advice is to have strong passwords (Google it for yourself - don't trust a link from me grin) and change them regularly, especially for email accounts. Also, never ever use the same password for internet banking and finances as you do for anything else.

And once again, never click on a link that may not be trustworthy, never open a link sent to you by email unless you trust the sender and it is in character for them - someone you know who is a quiet homebird with a Hotmail account is not going to send links about Viagra!

Delete the post and tell them that their account has been hacked and they need to change the passwrod.

Enough already. Time for gin!

Pan Sun 03-Mar-13 21:03:58

AF, I liked Kofi Pannan - just thought it was too subtle for the riff-raff.

blondieminx Sun 03-Mar-13 21:45:16

[Nebuchadnezzar 15L bottle of gin], [ice], [lemons, limes] [tonic, bitter lemon, elderflower cordial]

[cake]

^ a small token of appreciation for everyone at MNHQ thanks

Pan Sun 03-Mar-13 21:49:34

I can offer a live streaming of Man Utd V Real Madrid on Tuesday night, to be viewed at Pan Heights, with me and my Coventry City supporter. £50 entrance fee, with one white wine spritizer as a complement. <it's also available on ITV live but we don't like to advertise that fact....Ooops!>

BIWI Sun 03-Mar-13 21:58:27

Ooh - I'll come to that, Pan. Assume you have a comfy sofa?

Pan Sun 03-Mar-13 22:02:33

ha! We have a big sofa and a deep-buttoned Chesterfield, and an array of cushions for those who like to pretend to be en terrace - ie near the screen. (sad really). grin

Thank you for dealing with this and well done.
PHEW

Bluelightsandsirens Sun 03-Mar-13 22:46:46

I've not had very much involvement in all of this but this thread caught my attention especially as a link has been provided www.mumsnet.com/Talk/site_stuff/1698650-wtf-is-the-Horrible-Histories-comp-about

It appears to be about a comp on MN?

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 22:50:25

Report something that you don't think is right.

Bluelightsandsirens Sun 03-Mar-13 23:13:46

Oh I have line, sorry I should have mentioned that but I know HQ are now drunk on gin so busy so thought it best to post here as well not mentioning that I was told to chillax on the thread

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 23:32:46

I want some gin.

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Mon 04-Mar-13 00:02:47

Dear HQ,
I started a thread about this on thursday night, regarding night time trolling and how it is dealt with, but never really got any answer.
When Worras thread was finally taken down, we were told that there were procedures in place to spot this kind of thing at night, and Worras had just slipped through the net. But when the spambot hit, with literally hundreds of threads, it took more than an hour for anyone at HQ lovely tech to notice. I know it is the middle of the night when this happens, but this is also a time when vulnerable people may really need help, take 'Relationships' for instance, and their posts are getting missed because of mass spamming, or trolled with foul posts as in another recent invasion when sick posts weren't deleted until morning.
Could we get some feedback on the night trolls situation please?

MerryCouthyMows Mon 04-Mar-13 00:17:22

I may or may not have included the line "spam spam spam spam" in a report to HQ last night, whilst singing the Monty Python song in my head...blush

MrsWembley Mon 04-Mar-13 02:46:28

<Marking place for reassurance that all is indeed all right with the world again and that MNHQ haven't yet run out of gin>

Homebird8 Mon 04-Mar-13 04:31:12

deccacards, I'm a quiet Homebird, until I've had a few gins!

almostanotherday Mon 04-Mar-13 09:12:09

Dear MNHQ,

If you need more staff, I'm looking for a job smile.

But I don't drink gin so does that rule me out? grin

NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 04-Mar-13 09:58:00

Well done hq

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Mar-13 10:42:22

Thanks for all your kind words and <gin>

Hugely appreciated. thanks

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Mar-13 10:50:43

SaggyOldClothCatpuss

Dear HQ,
I started a thread about this on thursday night, regarding night time trolling and how it is dealt with, but never really got any answer.
When Worras thread was finally taken down, we were told that there were procedures in place to spot this kind of thing at night, and Worras had just slipped through the net. But when the spambot hit, with literally hundreds of threads, it took more than an hour for anyone at HQ lovely tech to notice. I know it is the middle of the night when this happens, but this is also a time when vulnerable people may really need help, take 'Relationships' for instance, and their posts are getting missed because of mass spamming, or trolled with foul posts as in another recent invasion when sick posts weren't deleted until morning.
Could we get some feedback on the night trolls situation please?

Sorry, Saggy, if you don't think we answered you properly last time.

It may help to know that we can't really elaborate too much on what we do/don't do, as that would inevitably give the spammers extra info on when and how to "hit" us.

That said, we can assure you there is stuff in place.

Some of it is quite drastic, in terms of the site's functionality, so we don't use it that often although we may have done yesterday and last night

And some of it is not so drastic but might not catch everything.

Our very lovely Tech team are also currently working on a solution that's midway between these two.

Apols for being slightly cryptic but hope you'll understand. We don't think it's a coincidence that these spambots attacked us shortly after several threads asking if the site was manned overnight...

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Mon 04-Mar-13 12:33:23

Thanks Helen. Got you. wink

Astelia Mon 04-Mar-13 14:32:38

The spam was around for over 6 hours, from 9am to after 3pm Singapore time (GMT +8 at the moment), so the systems didn't kick in in an hour. All of us in the USA and Asia were moaning on for ages trying to boost real convos up Active and hide spam.

lougle Mon 04-Mar-13 17:18:31

Spam doesn't actually harm you though, does it? If MNHQ are clearing it as fast as they can, then that's all there is to it.

I'm more bothered with abject trolley in sensitive topics, tbh. I think that's a bigger headache.

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Mar-13 17:26:35

The links can harm your computer if you click on them possibly.

There back sad

LineRunner Mon 04-Mar-13 19:05:55

It's all kicked off again.

Just reported about 10 threads, and advised people in the far-flung forums that are now being targetted not to respond.

I think pipparabbit's reported a load as well.

They're not there! See the upset they have caused me to lose my grasp on English.

LineRunner Mon 04-Mar-13 19:08:23

Oh jolly good show MNHQ - the buggers are being deleted as quick as you like!

OliviaAllOverTheSpamMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Mar-13 19:17:43

Many thanks again you for all your reports. We hope you'll understand that we're not going to reply to them. Please take it as read that we're really VERY grateful.

Again, please bear with us.
We are getting there.

nannynick Mon 04-Mar-13 22:33:53

Hope your Account Delete button does not get too much use tonight Olivia, though I suspect it might.

OliviaAllOverTheSpamMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Mar-13 23:53:41

nannynick

Hope your Account Delete button does not get too much use tonight Olivia, though I suspect it might.

<RSI>
grin

BIWI Tue 05-Mar-13 17:52:32

The spambots are back - just reported one in Active Convos (in Baby names)

Are we still not to report? (I should have asked before I reported - sorry!)

JulieMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Mar-13 19:15:15

BIWI

The spambots are back - just reported one in Active Convos (in Baby names)

Are we still not to report? (I should have asked before I reported - sorry!)

Don't worry, my guns are armed and ready to zap. wink

snice Wed 06-Mar-13 00:46:19

Spam started up again smile

More spam sad

Sorry, I forgot about the no reporting and have just reported loads. blush

Arghhh, sorry sorry sorry.

RedwingWinter Wed 06-Mar-13 01:17:00

Ditto, sorry!

It appears they're back. Do we report or not?

IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Wed 06-Mar-13 02:33:02

Bloody hell its daft o'clock, I can't sleep so I come here for mild entertainment and low and behold the spambots have taken over again.

Your night time security seriously needs stepping up MNHQ smile

I reported a few with a post after saying its reported no need to report again or bump. Is it better to not report at all?

Or if you report should you say so, then MNHQ don't get multiple reports and its all tidy and efficient?

Oops I reported some too blush

ClayDavis Wed 06-Mar-13 02:56:24

I'm not sure Trucks. They asked us not to report for now and said they would tell us when we can report again. I think if your going to report it's probably better to report one thread with a message that there are lots of similar threads in chat etc.

I think the problem the other night was AIBU and Baby names were full of spam threads and several of us were reporting threads as fast as they appeared and it sort of turned into silly season. The MNHQ inbox must have been rammed.

At least it's not all sport this time hmm

CitrusyOne Wed 06-Mar-13 03:34:17

To be fair, if they could tell me where to watch series 1 of call the midwife for nothing I'd be happy - only started watching this series and the first one's about £25 on iTunes.

(Not helpful, I know......sorry.........I'll go back to sleep)

Helena1964 Wed 06-Mar-13 05:16:20

Oh dear, I've just reported about a dozen of the most recently appearing ones. I've only just discovered this particular spam-subject thread, so didn't know that MNHQ wanted no additional reports at present. Sorry sorry sorry. [penitent emoticon]

mathanxiety Wed 06-Mar-13 05:24:06

Style and Beauty has been spammed.

Every single thread there right now [that I can see] is spam.

Bumping this, important to know we shouldn't be reporting any more

Also only just read this, after I reported 2 threads about an hour ago. Sorry!

Perhaps make this a sticky for the time being?

FellNel Wed 06-Mar-13 06:12:56

MNHQ how about you move this thread to be a temporary sticky, at the top of active convos and highlight it in a different colour? That way people will definitely see it and take note not to report any new spam until you say so, and to not start any new threads on it.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 07:57:25

Hello. Thanks all. We're on the new ones. <sigh>

timidviper Wed 06-Mar-13 08:03:25

Sorry I forgot and reported one too blush

TanteRose Wed 06-Mar-13 08:07:08

brew for Helen smile

RustyBear Wed 06-Mar-13 08:12:40

Slight hijack for CitrusyOne - Call the Midwife on DVD for £7 on Amazon. Have PM'd you with link, as I didn't think it would be tactful to put a link on this thread....

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 06-Mar-13 08:50:38

Ah sorry, I thought we were back to reporting. I shall Cease and Desist.

<stands at ease>
<lends Helen Bugsy Malone-style gun>

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 10:07:37

RustyBear

Slight hijack for CitrusyOne - Call the Midwife on DVD for £7 on Amazon. Have PM'd you with link, as I didn't think it would be tactful to put a link on this thread....

ROFL

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 10:10:07

TheDoctrineOfSnatch

Ah sorry, I thought we were back to reporting. I shall Cease and Desist.

<stands at ease>
<lends Helen Bugsy Malone-style gun>

Thanks.

To be clear, do please continue to report usual-stylee spammers.

But if you spot the <insert swearword of choice> 'live-streaming spammers', it would be most helpful if you could post on this thread, rather than report. It's far too boring to explain why but we'd be ever so grateful...

FairyArmadillo Wed 06-Mar-13 10:19:07

They're back! Reported another live streaming spam on baby names then saw this thread.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 10:32:44

FairyArmadillo

They're back! Reported another live streaming spam on baby names then saw this thread.

this is me today

"Nuke the entire site from orbit...it's the only way to be sure"

Tee2072 Wed 06-Mar-13 10:50:39

Kate if you do, I'll have to call Ironman.

MrsWembley Wed 06-Mar-13 11:12:18

grin Kate

Do we know who's doing this yet? I'm guessing it's not anyone who actually thinks we'd want what they're offering (otherwise they need to fire their marketing people).

I think can think of a couple of organisations who might be considered suspects...

IamtheZombie Wed 06-Mar-13 20:49:22

A couple of new ones in Chat started by jekanfalop.

Sparklingbrook Wed 06-Mar-13 20:50:33

Yes I have just seen those Zombie. sad

MiaowTheCat Wed 06-Mar-13 20:53:31

It looks very much like the bombardment the TES forums have been getting for a good few weeks - although that was mainly at the weekend, localised particularly across a couple of their sub-forums to the point of putting those forums on a pretty much unusable footing... exact same "Watch totally obscure game you have bog all interest in" type stuff.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 20:54:48

THanks

nannynick Wed 06-Mar-13 23:02:17

They use blogspot to host the link, so could Google not be encouraged to take them offline? Any mumsnetters work for Google?

nannynick Wed 06-Mar-13 23:17:55

Have you been congratulated for the error message yet? It is a lovely error message. For those who have not seen it:
---
Message from MNHQ: In a city, somewhere in the world, lives a bunch of computers called Spambots.

One day the Spambots thought that they would come and invade a pom bear loving web site with their poorly-formatted spammy exercise links. 'HA!' they thought, 'We're going to flood their site!'

But the mumsnetters didn't think that this was very nice, so they reported all of the spambots so that the nice people in the tower could crash the spambots to bits!
It took a while, but the spambots were removed. All of the mumsnetters drank [gin] to celebrate (or just for the sake of it) and lived happily ever after.

The End. hic!
---

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 06-Mar-13 23:33:19

Awesome delete message, MNHQ!

nannynick Wed 06-Mar-13 23:48:14

Spam appearing in Bloggers topic, posta around 11:33pm

duchesse Thu 07-Mar-13 00:01:36

Yep, soz, I reported them before noticing this thread.

dothraki Thu 07-Mar-13 00:01:56

Live streaming in bloggers now

Sunnywithshowers Thu 07-Mar-13 00:08:01

Fab message smile

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 07-Mar-13 01:02:43

Brilliant message.

nannynick Thu 07-Mar-13 06:31:34

Spam in Bloggers, user Linda212

duchesse Thu 07-Mar-13 08:49:16

Username pletscolkoh is spamming now

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Mar-13 09:49:40

Thanks. They should have all gone now. <exhausted>

greenhill Thu 07-Mar-13 09:58:01

There is a spambot for sports streaming in Arts and Crafts pictures (!) I saw it on unanswered threads.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Mar-13 10:01:59

greenhill

There is a spambot for sports streaming in Arts and Crafts pictures (!) I saw it on unanswered threads.

Thanks. We're on it.

MrsWembley Thu 07-Mar-13 10:48:11

Just spotted one in baby names...

WorraLiberty Thu 07-Mar-13 10:50:56

Love the deletion message grin

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Mar-13 14:19:12

Tee2072

Kate if you do, I'll have to call Ironman.

Oh man oh man I need to watch The Avengers again!

NOTE TO ANY SPAMMERS WATCHING - this is not an invitation to send me links I have my own illegal download

Saltire Thu 07-Mar-13 14:24:11

Spammers again in "Bloggers" !

Tee2072 Thu 07-Mar-13 15:51:05

Just watched on Blu Ray, Kate.

::so perfectly in focus Jeremy and Mark sigh ::

dothraki Thu 07-Mar-13 23:41:32

RAAAAAAAAAAAA - in Bloggers so badly its hurting my eyes

Spambusters required again, I'm afraid.

[fed up face]

WorraLiberty Fri 08-Mar-13 00:29:47

Lots of spam in bloggers now sad

MirandaWest Fri 08-Mar-13 00:31:07

Ouch my eyes are hurting (and finger busily reporting)

In baby names now too.

FarelyKnuts Fri 08-Mar-13 00:43:34

Bloody determined little bastards aren't they sad

Yup, starting to think they are going to be a permanent fixture. Will probably help me get to bed earlier though!

5madthings Fri 08-Mar-13 00:45:46

Wtf is going on they are taking over there are loads of them!

I am knackered from a run of night shifts. For two whole seconds (perhaps even three) I genuinely thought:

"Hmm, that's a really odd name suggestion"

<goes to bed>

The place has been totally taken over.

Bloggers and baby names getting hit so far...

EchoBitch Fri 08-Mar-13 00:51:11

How odd,why do they do this?

I just looked at baby names.

Wow.

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 08-Mar-13 00:51:51

Ooh, but they're mixing it up tonight with all the @@@@@@@@@'s and the ***********'s.

Am almost tempted to click on those links....

ThinkMNHQ said don't report just mention which forums getting hit on this thread...saves report post in box exploding.

Is tiresome. I come here after toddler bedtime (different time zone) and its all spam bollocks sad poor tech

Sending virtual gin

MumVsKids Fri 08-Mar-13 00:52:49

Blimey they are determined creatures aren't they.

<orders a crate of gin for MNHQ>

What would happen if I clicked?

Part of me wants to click. The part that has the urge to touch a wall with a wet paint sign.

I shouldn't click.

I MUST NOT CLICK.

I want to click!!!!

DON'T CLICK!

I NEED TO CLICK!!!!!!!!!!!

WorraLiberty Fri 08-Mar-13 01:04:29

In AIBU now too

No don't click

Oh dear, they really are taking over tonight!

They are properly bumping their own threads tonight too.

My fingers are ITCHING!

You're just going to end up with a virus, go to bed and put the itchy fingers away!

ScrambledSmegs Fri 08-Mar-13 01:07:55

Does MNHQ have overnight admin? Or do we have to put up with this till 9am tomorrow? I don't know the drill.

Also, whenever anyone clicks it probably just confirms that they have hit on a winning spot and it will probably get much worse.

It's like bursting a single spot and ending up with a face full of massive white heads.

I know. I won't do it.

Probably.

ARGH! HELP ME!

Fallenangle Fri 08-Mar-13 01:13:13

The link probably leads to spyware. Don't click. It isn't advertising.

EchoBitch Fri 08-Mar-13 01:13:28

schro.

Spots have to be squeezed.

You do not get more spots if you squeeze one.

I still won't click though. grin

Just breathe blue, you don't actually want to click it so don't.

Would it help if I told you to click it instead of telling you not to? grin

Echo I can't help squeezing spots either but you do always seem to end up with a 100 more for the privilege!

What I don't get is why they think they will achieve anything by spamming a UK site which is largely used by women with link to US sporting events. There were at least a UK footie matches thrown in for good measure the other day but nothing but US stuff today.What is the point? Nobody is interested or is advertising not their reason for doing this? confused

Why do spammers spam?!

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Fri 08-Mar-13 01:22:20

Squeezing one spot does not lead to 100 more. Do it properly and the spot goes away. It's more disgusting to leave them all yellow and bursty! All spots should be squeezed! <<gavel>>

That's all. As you were!

What is properly?! I never seem to know when it's done. confused

I don't actually get yellow bursty ones, that's probably the problem, I'm trying to squeeze something that pretty much doesn't exist.

But anyhoos...

Why spammers spam according to google.

Safe, honest. I am not a spambot. And I STILL haven't clicked. Mostly because I cannot afford to kill my laptop!

I LOVE squeezing spots. And blackheads. Maybe I need to do that with my itchy fingers...

It's hit arts and crafts! I didn't even know there was an arts and crafts section!

LuisGarcia Fri 08-Mar-13 01:26:37

1. Can you group ban ips?

2. Will project honeypot help?

3. Do you need to be authorised by an admin to start a thread?

Ohh blackheads really are fun! I don't get those either. sad

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Fri 08-Mar-13 01:27:30

If it doesn't have a head, it's not squeezable. Those are the ones you make worse!

Yeah... That will be my problem then. sad

Oh Schro that's rubbish! Obviously you're lucky to have lovely, blackhead free skin, but I can spend HOURS de-blackheading my nose. I feel great afterwards!

Arts and crafts pictures now has one spam thread. FFS, lol, head desk, face palm etc

But I don't have lovely skin because I squeeze all the non spots! Gah!

Trucks It now has more than one...

ripsishere Fri 08-Mar-13 01:34:30

It is ludicrous. I t may cause me to go and hang the washing out.

Aah I see. You must not squeeze the non spots! See, if it weren't for the spammers, this spot related conversation wouldn't have started and Saggy wouldn't have been able to instruct you on correct spot squeezing techniques!

Gotta love a silver lining no?

FYI if they're below the skin spots, there's probably pus underneath and if you leave it alone it'll get a head. Squeezing too early will force it down, spreading the infection and causing more spots. I THINK that's what I was told by my Dsis, who's a beautician. I may have made it up!

That is definitely useful information!

Silver lining and all that grin

Thumbwitch Fri 08-Mar-13 02:02:03

Bloggers : HoTGaMe!!! Phoenix Coyotes vs St Louis Blues Live Streaming online TV 1 message. Latest 08/03/13 01:33 By sonaali877

Another one.

Just a thought - can you sticky this thread into the Active Convos list as well please?

I lIkE tHaT tHeY aRe TaKiNg ThE TiMe To TyPe LiKe ThIs. It'S aCtUaLlY qUiTe HaRd. NiCe ThAt ThEy TaKe PrIdE In ThEiR wOrk.

Surely they should be advertising something aimed more the the target audience. Like gin, chocolate and wine baby stuff?

Thumbwitch Fri 08-Mar-13 02:16:57

re. spots - bluesuede, that's what I was told as well. If the pus breaks through its capsule into the surrounding tissues then --> more spots. Certainly takes a damn sight longer to heal, I know that. But you also have to get all the pus out for it to heal properly.

The problem is that the under the skin spots sometimes hurt so damn much and I KNOW there's pus under there- fighting the urge to squeeze too early can be hard!

Does mnhq have captchas? And why cant we have a limited number of threads started per person per day?

ignore if this has been answered 5000 times already. Freely admit i havent read thread.

Or something that stops a repeat thread from bein posted? That checks for exact wording?

also admit that i dont really want to read as thread seems to have descended in to pus porn

I think they might have the repeat thread thing- is that not the reason for all the @@@@@@@@@ and ***** malarkey? Different amounts of symbols with the same words?

OOOh clever. Makes sense Blue

<Disclaimer>

I probably made that up. I'm not very techy!

I make shit up all the time. it's like my "thing" grin wink

Panzee Fri 08-Mar-13 02:47:59

Oh this is where the sporners hang out these days. I thought I'd not seen a good sporners thread for a while.

do I want to know what sporn is?

KatieMiddleton Fri 08-Mar-13 03:27:41

<sigh> they're back then. Anyone for basketball?

CheeryCherry Fri 08-Mar-13 03:32:42

Feckers at it again...but the sporn diversion was quite juicy ;)

corblimeymadam Fri 08-Mar-13 03:36:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mathanxiety Fri 08-Mar-13 04:00:13

Baby names and Bloggers now hit.

blurryeyegirl Fri 08-Mar-13 04:14:19

Not been on here for a few days and have just seen all of the spam. Sorry: I reported a few <hangs head in shame>

I won't do it again. sad

I don't envy you your job though. Think you definitely need some wine.....

MrsReiver Fri 08-Mar-13 04:57:50

Me too Blurry.

Sorry HQ!

JakeBullet Fri 08-Mar-13 05:14:39

How do they DO this? Set up multiple accounts etc?

Bastard bloody spammers

Sorry for reporting all the ones I saw, but this message wasn't visible until I'd done it. oops blush

nannynick Fri 08-Mar-13 06:05:20

Lots in Bloggers

Are they kust targetting a couple of topics? Seems a bit odd if they are, though maybe they have tracked which bits of mumsnet results in clicks. Maybe it's more about the database coding, perhaps theynare hitting from within, so bypassing registering as a user.

nannynick Fri 08-Mar-13 06:12:45

Is it worth disabling the Android app? Has that exposed access to the database?

greenhill Fri 08-Mar-13 06:16:14

Bloggers, Baby Names and Have You Seen This? are full of spam.

greenhill Fri 08-Mar-13 06:22:58

Spam is in "chat" too, but mainly on unanswered threads, rather than in active conversations.

greenhill Fri 08-Mar-13 06:26:30

"Book of the month" has been targeted by spambots now.

Hey, what's with all the zombie threads too- loads of old ones with weird messages at the end.

For example

Is this part of the spamtastic fun?

JakeBullet Fri 08-Mar-13 06:37:55

Blimey, my active feed is practically all spam and zombie threads with spam added at the end.

ProfYaffle Fri 08-Mar-13 06:43:03

I know this isn't really the point but is there really a rugby team called Manly Sea Eagles? confused

Apparently so!

Safe link, it's an Australian team. Manly is a suburb of Sydney so I guess that makes sense!

chimchar Fri 08-Mar-13 06:51:30

oops. have just seen this after reporting a load too....sorry mnhq!

ProfYaffle Fri 08-Mar-13 06:53:10

Maybe they have particularly butch seabirds there.

nannynick Fri 08-Mar-13 06:56:19

BlueSS that coconut one is interesting as it is using wording in the message thread. Maybe that was a real person.

Tee2072 Fri 08-Mar-13 07:37:03

I don't think they are even very smart Bots, since they keep hitting slow traffic boards! Of course, then they stay longer, but fewer people see them.

Maryz Fri 08-Mar-13 07:39:49

Oh dear me.

Is it too early for [gin]

JakeBullet Fri 08-Mar-13 07:43:28

They will be there a while anyway as MNHQ will still be sleeping off their gin excesses from last night...<casually insults MNHQ before they wake up and realise >.wink

But yeah...weird.....definitely NOT clicking any of those links..

dothraki Fri 08-Mar-13 07:47:19

still exploding over baby names and bloggers
Tech start as you mean to go on winewinewine This should boost the economy - all the extra sales of gin

duchesse Fri 08-Mar-13 08:03:49

username: 123adlisher spamming AIBU

duchesse Fri 08-Mar-13 08:04:59

also jukigbnh, forgotten which topic already. <birdbrain>

duchesse Fri 08-Mar-13 08:05:52

rubel in Bloggers

nannynick Fri 08-Mar-13 08:10:57

If we all email press-uk @ google.com do you think Google will start to do something about Blogspot service violations? The spambots are using Blogspot, so Google has responsibility to shutdown the sites.

They seem to have branched out into the little known Style and Beauty Pictures.

nannynick Fri 08-Mar-13 09:24:26

Complain here it is one of the sites that the spammers are promoting. Mthey have an affiliate scheme, that is how the spammers are making money.

How do we know that link is ok nannynick?? The spammers might have taken over your username <paranoid>

You need to prove who you are. With some tests. Say the first word that comes to mind when you hear the following

Nice
Shiney's
Pom
Am I
Booble
Cubes of
Rivers of

If you get these you pass wink

duchesse Fri 08-Mar-13 09:35:41

Fizz grin

nannynick Fri 08-Mar-13 09:57:21

Alas no way of knowing but if a legit company they should control their affiliate marketers. Link is more for MumsnetHQ and GooglePress.

Mooncup or are we still on Fruitshoots?

FloatyBeatie Fri 08-Mar-13 10:09:21

They are in Book of the Month now. It must feel to the staff like a game of Whack-a-Mole.

almostanotherday Fri 08-Mar-13 10:10:30

I love playing whack a mole grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Mar-13 10:17:22

Morning. And thanks all - we are on it!

JakeBullet Fri 08-Mar-13 10:41:22

Ah MNHQ are awake grin grin

Beware spammers....they are coming to get you grin

duchesse Fri 08-Mar-13 10:41:57

Yawn. nanakha in bloggers

duchesse Fri 08-Mar-13 10:43:00

ajaoaua97

duchesse Fri 08-Mar-13 10:43:39

goldrush212

duchesse Fri 08-Mar-13 10:44:21

changcut

bored now. off to do something else.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Mar-13 10:49:13

JakeBullet

Ah MNHQ are awake grin grin

Beware spammers....they are coming to get you grin

Nah, we're getting them. grin

WorraLiberty Fri 08-Mar-13 11:37:59

I thought that was what Jake meant? grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Mar-13 11:49:29

WorraLiberty

I thought that was what Jake meant? grin

Oh yes blush

Sorry <sleep-deprived> <gin-soaked>

Sunnywithshowers Fri 08-Mar-13 13:45:23

New spammer in Bloggers...

HerbyVore Fri 08-Mar-13 14:24:06

krig in Bloggers

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Mar-13 15:08:16

On it.

Scout19075 Fri 08-Mar-13 17:13:45

Confused.... Are we meant to report spam or post them (name and/or section) here when we spot them?

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 08-Mar-13 18:12:42

MNHQ - have just spotted a load of odd posts all over the shop. I have reported some, but now wondering whether I should have done...

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 08-Mar-13 18:13:07

Sorry, meant to say 2 dodgy links in each. Same format message.

Tee2072 Fri 08-Mar-13 18:49:12

They want us to post here the location of the SPAM.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Mar-13 18:53:52

Scout19075

Confused.... Are we meant to report spam or post them (name and/or section) here when we spot them?

Prob here is best.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Mar-13 18:54:21

HazeltheMcWitch

Sorry, meant to say 2 dodgy links in each. Same format message.

Thanks Hazel - we won't reply to all yer mails (inbox overload)
but MANY thanks for them.
<gets gin>

lougle Fri 08-Mar-13 19:15:17

One in Antenatal Tests/Choices Enee1955

corblimeymadam Fri 08-Mar-13 20:31:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

They want us to post here the location of the SPAM.

it's down the third aisle next to the corned beef grin

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Mar-13 21:52:56

YouveCatToBeKittenMe

They want us to post here the location of the SPAM.

it's down the third aisle next to the corned beef grin

NOT FUNNY

Thumbwitch Fri 08-Mar-13 22:00:50

Ahhh g'wan, Olivia - it is a little bit funny grin

Thumbwitch Fri 08-Mar-13 22:01:55
OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Mar-13 22:20:43

Thumbwitch

Ahhh g'wan, Olivia - it is a little bit funny grin

Holds finger and thumb 0.001mm apart
Love the pic.

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 08-Mar-13 23:45:18

I've been singing this to myself ever since the invasions started

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCARADb9asE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Mumsnetting across the Universe

There's Spambots on the starboard prow, starboard prow, starboard prow ...

New spam in the bloggers section, poster loranlal

IamtheZombie Sun 10-Mar-13 00:32:59

Snap, TapirBackRider.

<grin>

<waves at Zombie>

Tee2072 Sun 10-Mar-13 20:28:52

Just saw one in AIBU.

FairyArmadillo Sun 10-Mar-13 23:07:21

FOUR live streaming posts in Baby Names.

WorraLiberty Tue 12-Mar-13 18:28:43

Spam in Bloggers now from NN 'amerabh'

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Mar-13 21:26:52

Thank you! The spam has now been cast into the fiery chasm from whence it came.

MumVsKids Tue 12-Mar-13 22:51:36

One in baby names, just spotted it.

january29 Tue 12-Mar-13 22:52:17

Oh no they are back just seen one in my active feeds! Argh!! MNHQ gin in advance...

dothraki Thu 14-Mar-13 18:46:53

Just seen them in Other Subjects
<Other Subjects ? never knew that was there>

BIWI Thu 14-Mar-13 18:47:50

I've never known what 'other subjects' was for. Maybe we could corral the spammers into that part of MN?

dothraki Thu 14-Mar-13 18:55:12

BIWI - I just popped over - seems like a good place to leave the spammers grin

And they are back! Some in baby names and probably elsewhere too [sigh]

CarpeJugulum Sat 16-Mar-13 15:16:58

Got one in Other Stuff now sad

reported one in Other Stuff, then remembered about this thread - there's a couple in there atm

BIWI Sat 16-Mar-13 15:43:39

3 in other stuff last time I looked. I reported as well, because I forgot about this thread blush

Sorry MNHQ I just reported one in Baby Names as I forgot this thread too blush

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 16-Mar-13 15:54:43

Hullo all,

Thank you so much for your reports, I had forgotten about this thread too blush

Have zapped the spam <dusts off hands> please do shout if you spot any more.

Magimedi Sat 16-Mar-13 16:29:46

Do you want us to carry on shouting on here about spam or should we just report as per?

ClayDavis Sat 16-Mar-13 18:11:09

Spam in bloggers at the moment.

they are back in bloggers

Now in Other Subjects.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 16-Mar-13 19:53:29

angry
Gets out ray gun

BIWI Sat 16-Mar-13 20:03:17

<sends back-up ammunition>

a new one in AIBU which is very brave of them really wink

YouTheCat Sat 16-Mar-13 21:22:36

I have reported the one in AIBU, in appropriate rhyme.

Oops I reported the one in AIBU too.

wine and brew for whoever's on duty tonight.

dothraki Sun 17-Mar-13 18:24:23

There in baby names

LexyMa Sun 17-Mar-13 18:36:15

They're in baby names advertising a "live event" streaming which has already finished. Ignorant twazzocks.

stargirl1701 Mon 18-Mar-13 23:06:44

They're bbbbbaaaaacccckkkk!!!!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Mar-13 23:07:43

<sigh>

Sharpkat Mon 18-Mar-13 23:07:53

I was just coming on here to say that star girl. They are pretty incessant.

stargirl1701 Mon 18-Mar-13 23:14:47

MNHQ are going to need a crate of gin after tonight grin

You need a "Break Glass in Case of Emergency" type delete button which regular posters get access to when there's a site invasion grin

stargirl1701 Tue 19-Mar-13 00:27:58

All over? For tonight anyway...

Startail Tue 19-Mar-13 00:34:04

wine for HQ,

Can't help thinking that HQ might need something more like this after tonight!

VerySmallSqueak Tue 19-Mar-13 00:38:59

Thank you MNHQ.
You did good tonight.

MrsShrek3 Tue 19-Mar-13 00:40:50

darn. missed it grin

HotCrossCatPuss Tue 19-Mar-13 00:54:06

Well done HQ. I'm so glad they didn't bring the website down overnight! wink

Contradictionincarnate Tue 19-Mar-13 00:55:37

check out the wtaf post where they reveal their intentions to bring down mn ... who are they?

PonderThePoint Tue 19-Mar-13 00:56:18

Message deleted by Mumsnet for breaking our Talk Guidelines. Replies may also be deleted.

PurpleAnnie Tue 19-Mar-13 01:06:23

Message deleted by Mumsnet for breaking our Talk Guidelines. Replies may also be deleted.

PonderThePoint Tue 19-Mar-13 01:08:48

Message deleted by Mumsnet for breaking our Talk Guidelines. Replies may also be deleted.

Earlybird Tue 19-Mar-13 02:49:52

Hello, hello - calling Tech and MN HQ - we need you!

blush apologies mnhq... i have been reporting threads and posts tonight... along with many others im sure. i didnt know about this thread.

they've posted all over tonight. here's some wine for when you finish the clean up. i dont envy you... though i would have great satisfaction using the delete button grin

Ooops - forgot this was here and have reported some of the more idiotic stuff.

Sorry! thanks

right. we need captchas

we also a need a maximum number of new posts per poster.
we also really need an ignore poster button.

and maybe you guys might also want to delegate the delete button to some of us international mumsneters who are still awake now.

ChestyNut Tue 19-Mar-13 06:59:32

<sigh>

Chats full of em hmm

brew brew brew

I think MNHQ need to decide whether we're 'open' at night or not.

If we're not 'open', they could suspend account creation overnight, limit the number of posts new posters make etc. This would not be great for anyone in desperate need of support who stumbles across MN in the dark hours and it wouldn't be great for international participation.

If we are 'open', they need to staff the place a bit overnight. I think it would be worth the investment.

flowers flowers flowers

more brew brew brew

HotCrossCatPuss Tue 19-Mar-13 08:16:11

That wouldn't have helped last night. I history checked a few if them and they'd already registered a few days ago. HQ did a good job last night, but it is a little disappointing when they keep telling us things are in place, then they all bugger off at 2 am and give the trolls free reign.

brew thanks andwine for mumsnet staff.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 19-Mar-13 09:05:28

VerySmallSqueak

Thank you MNHQ.
You did good tonight.

Thank you. Appreciated.

FruOla Thu 04-Apr-13 09:30:13

Just seen some more in Chat. Poster - nathan2011

redlac Thu 04-Apr-13 09:32:24

I reported them too FruOla

FruOla Thu 04-Apr-13 09:37:41

I wasn't sure whether to report the threads themselves, or put my report on this thread! Pesky little blighters, aren't they?

IamtheZombie Mon 08-Apr-13 00:08:07

They're back again. Just spotted a thread on Active Convos in Other Subjects. OP's name is shipman8327.

ZacharyQuack Tue 09-Apr-13 02:28:23

They're baaaaaack. Other subjects again.

ripsishere Tue 09-Apr-13 02:37:24

I wonder why they bother? I am certainly not over keen to watch some American football. Even if it is free.

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