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  1. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    What happened to the the thread requesting information on how to get a clivia to bloom? I believe it was started on Dec 3 in the Indoor and Greenhouse Plants forum.
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It's a new kind of spam where old postings from other members are copied (thereby bypassing content filters) so that theoretically privileges can be elevated once a reputation has been made. A lot of work on the spammers part, frankly.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Interesting. I thought the question was similar to the one in the past but didn't notice that it was identical. Aren't such posts difficult to spot or is there an automated function to weed them out? (Answer only if it doesn't give away any secrets.)
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It was identical--you may recall it had some very precise carriage returns.

    There were the two similar posts held in moderation this morning, different user but exact same spam pattern.

    There are other things I look for as well (there's a reason people have to put in their location when registering).
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It really helped (me, anyway) that you mentioned that.
     

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