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MNHQ here <waves> re. spam

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RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Mar-13 11:25:15


Just to let you know that we are dealing and exterminating; thanks for all the reports. Hope you'll understand if we don't have time to come on to all the various different threads about this right now.

<up to thighs in spam>

MrsTwgtwf Sun 03-Mar-13 11:27:11


Don't eat any of the spam, or your thighs will expand.

SavoyCabbage Sun 03-Mar-13 11:28:29

Most of its gone now so well done. During the night it was every single thread and we all had to huddle up one one thread together like there was a war on.

Well, I could have stepped outside into the 30 degree sunshine

Scout19075 Sun 03-Mar-13 11:29:02

Good luck, RowanMumsnet and the rest!

Here's hoping you have lots of chocolate and wine to help you get through it all!

AMumInScotland Sun 03-Mar-13 11:34:27

Well done. They are tedious, aren't they? Don't worry about coming onto threads or responding personally to reports - I'm sure we're all just glad you are there with your bug-gun blasting them away.

nannynick Sun 03-Mar-13 11:38:20

We are all i expect just gald the spambots have been stopped, at least till next time they visit.

Keep up the good work, hope it does not take hours.

SPBInDisguise Sun 03-Mar-13 11:39:55

Rowan is it useful for us to report every single one we see? Or in situations like this is it fair to asume if we see them, you do too?
Thanks for sorting this out. Though I do worry about what we'll all do when we fancy watching sport but can't think how.

PersonalClown Sun 03-Mar-13 11:40:24

I'm reporting as I go!!

ShowOfHands Sun 03-Mar-13 11:46:28

Might I suggest you pipe this excellent song gently across MNHQ.

All together now...

Spam it's pink and it's oval, it's made in Chernobyl, SPAM!!

AMumInScotland Sun 03-Mar-13 11:55:01

Would you like every single one reported, or just one each time we spot a new batch? There's a huge batch in AIBU but I've only reported one of them - is that enough to flag it up to you, or does it help to have every one tagged?

Sunnywithshowers Sun 03-Mar-13 12:01:08

Good luck! I don't need responses either, just glad you're deleting them all.

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 03-Mar-13 12:01:37

Suggest that you post this message (along with whether you want us to report or not - there are some very recent ones still coming in...) at the top of the page, or under "discussions of the day" or somewhere it won't get drowned out in spam itself

TapirBackRider Sun 03-Mar-13 12:03:21

I've just reported two new ones that were posted in the last 5 mins - can I suggest a temporary shut down of the registration system whilst this is dealt with??

dothraki Sun 03-Mar-13 12:05:14

They are bloody everywhere. I might actually have togo and do something constructive for a few hours sad

ShowOfHands Sun 03-Mar-13 12:05:43

Agree with Families. Was thinking at about 3am this morning, they need a banner across MN atm explaining that they are aware of the problem and what/if anything we should do. There must have been hundreds of reports and I have no idea if they're useful.

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Mar-13 12:07:09

MNHQ at the moment Or maybe Tech?

Moominsarehippos Sun 03-Mar-13 12:08:25

You have DALEKS at MNHQ? I am so jealous.

dothraki Sun 03-Mar-13 12:10:16

Sparkling grin
Do you think this would be a good time to start a thread about football ?

ShowOfHands Sun 03-Mar-13 12:13:58

At one point at 3am, my active convos was 50 threads long. 40 were spam as a minimum.

It's such a spectacular waste of time. And completely illegal.

Moominsarehippos Sun 03-Mar-13 12:15:20

Can't you list the originating mailboxes and we can spam them back with recipes for hummous or something?

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Mar-13 12:16:22

A trawl of 'unanswered messages' will get a lot of them.

MmeLindor Sun 03-Mar-13 12:16:42

Blimey, just looked at the Bloggers Network. Do you want us to report each threads, or is there no point?

ShowOfHands Sun 03-Mar-13 12:17:34

Sadly, they'll probably never be able to trace it back anywhere.

Moominsarehippos Sun 03-Mar-13 12:19:17

Surely is goes back to whoecer is advertising? Whatzit - some football-style doodah?

MmeLindor Sun 03-Mar-13 12:20:25

Talk about not knowing your market - do they really think that MN is a hotbead of footie fans?

Although, I am presuming it is a bot kind of thing, cause no one could post that fast.

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