A link to a message often doesn't work because someone may have deleted the message before I get the message and then I don't know who posted. With a link to the user I can find the user and wipe out all of their messages if there are more than one.
If you want to stop the spammer, then the answer is yes. If all you want to achieve is to have just that single spam message deleted, then the answer is no. Then perhaps the best answer is: report the message using the Report Abuse button, and post the spammer's URL here.
Nothing added to the thread, obvious spam links.
Interestingly, the post just prior to the one by the above poster adds nothing to the thread but has no links. New spam account being set up for future abuse?
Spammer/scammer sending this private message...
I read your profile today and it was so good to me. I am interested to be a friend first.i also believe that coming to you will be a probability of meeting that very love that has been lacking in my entire life. please i will like you to contact me direct to my e-mail address, (email@example.com) i dont know the posebility of remaing in forum for long time,i will give you a full introduction of my self with my pictures ok. i will be waiting for your mail to my e-mail adsdress(firstname.lastname@example.org) as you know
there is no age,race,colour n religion bar when it comes to true love,
Both both our links to the post go to the top of the thread because a third identical #3946425 is inserted into the URL so it becomes this:
I believe this is something for John to look into.
I RightClicked the title of post #18, Re: "Overview" tab is silly?
then Clicked Copy Link Location, which gives this:
If I insert it in the URL window of the browser it works in the right way.
You may click any of the identical links in posts #179&181 and this one and see it go wrong.
This professor is testing how to post spam messages:
His two messages that I have seen are here:
You need to scroll down to see them.
Message was edited by: JTANNA
This person posted a very thorough and quite likely useful tutorial on creating a particular text effect in Photoshop. Trouble is, it's rich with links pointing to his web site (each photo is a link, as well as the explicit link he posted at the bottom).
At what point does a post have enough value to allow the poster the luxury of a certain amount of spamming?
It seems this brains guy hasn't got brains at all. His post is about praising the article but he thought it cleaver to post three spam links as well.
His post is here:
Private message spam from beautylove123:
Greetings from Justina.(email@example.com)
I felt like communicating with you, my name is Justina, is my pleasure to cultivate a healthy friendship with you, with due respect. I have great interest in contacting you.My hubbies are reading, sports, cooking and traveling, adventure, so I decided to extend my regards to you. Presently I can not really specify what prompted my drive to write but I did have in mind that you could be a nice person.I will like you to contact me back , So that I will give you full explanation about myself, I contact you through this medium now in order to provide the link for detail discussion, i think we can make it together,hoping for your lovely reply soonest, i will send you my photo in my next mail please contact me with this my new email address;(firstname.lastname@example.org) free to write me back Yours Sincerely
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