Marshall Arts (weezel365) wrote in myspacedrama,
Marshall Arts
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Wow. It sure has been a hard time for LiveJournal lately, hasn't it? With "Strike Through `07," everyone seemed to turn their backs on LJ the day that LJ turned their backs on Free Speech for 3 whole days. Three days out of the past nine years. WOW. And all those people got their LJs and their communities back, didn't they? Yeah. The LJ staff sure are a bunch of nice people. They work hard. I bet those Potter Perverts over in snaperape never get any ads on their home pages, do they? No. Or SPAM from LJ in their inboxes? I doubt it. I bet they never get phished.
But that happens all the time at MySpace. So much so that they had to go and make programs to try and stop it, and even then, it hasn't stopped.
If you have an account you can look at Tom's latest update and see his update about how the `Space installed "CAPTCHA codes" to many of their features so they could stop spammers and phishers. Regardless, it hasn't worked.

If you don't know what it is, a CAPTCHA is a terrific acronym. It's when you have to enter text and numbers so a website can make sure you're not a `bot, like this: YmZ15#
See? It's really annoying.

Now would you want to stick with the social networking site that's kept you free of harm since 1999, or go on one full idiots, whores, and worst of all, junk e-mail? Tom said it himself in his own blog: "myspace has attracted the attention of professional spammers."

If you or someone you know is addicted to MySpace, there is help. Just send them to F.L.A.M.E. -- The Federation of LiveJournalers Against MySpace Entirely. We can cure their awful disease.
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Do Captchas even work?
Captchas are on most forum software, and that hardly stops a near-constant flow of spam accounts, set up by bots, advertising cell phone sales to preaching the word of god. (no lie) I have to ban 5 or so on average each week.

As for spam adds on my myspace, on average I get 10-15 of them a week.
It is funny more than anything, seeing how many idiots actually ADD these people.
well of course! If you add them it means you have more "friends."

It's always the same sort of myspace user who adds all these spam accounts. Usually the same who try to friend any account that has a female userpic sporting a boob shot.
You have to report those people. If the `Space doesn't catch'em themselves (which they don't really care enough to), then someone needs to report'em. That someone needs to be us.
http://community.livejournal.com/deathtomyspace/5714.html