If You Hate Spammers Then Read This

October 27, 2012

Apart from kiddie porn there’s nothing more odious in the online world than spammers who bombard you with endless bullshit emails advertising all manner of garbage that no-one in their right mind would touch with a 10ft pole.  Thankfully the vast majority of the excrement that finds it’s way through contains at the very least a link through which one can unsubscribe an email address thereby making the spammers aware of the fact that we don’t want them to send us any more unsolicited emails…ever.

In most cases that’s all it takes…click the link and you are redirected to a page with a form on it that you fill in with your email address and, once sent, the emails stop.  Then you have the ‘other’ type of spam email that doesn’t have a link but has instructions on how to stop further mail coming your way…’simply type in the word REMOVE in the subject line and send it to us at  spammer@arsehole.com’.  It would seem that this second approach isn’t as effective as the first one mentioned.

I am currently being plagued with email coming from some tipping operation whose website can be found at www dot maxtips dot info.  I haven’t linked to them as I really don’t want any traffic going from this blog to their site by the way of backlinks.

A while ago on two separate occasions about a week apart I managed to succumb to an email borne virus of some sort that managed to change my Yahoo password and then send a bunch of mixed spam to everyone in my Sent items folder.  There weren’t many recipients as my Yahoo account isn’t my primary email (which is also the reason that there were no mails sent out to my Contacts list as I don’t maintain one in Yahoo).  Since I managed to get that issue sorted out I have since taken the steps of, after each time I send mail, moving the mail from my Sent folder into another custom folder that I created just in case the same thing happens again in the future.  However, I only move the Sent mail out for people I know.  Any replies I send to spammers (to take me off their list) or to the Nigerian 419 scammers (I actually reply to them to see how far I can get for a laugh), or anyone else I consider to be a cunt, I leave in the Sent mail folder so that if there is any re-occurrence of my account getting hijacked then they get all the pills and porn emails.

So, a quick check of my Sent folder reveals that I’ve mailed the above mentioned pricks at Maxtips on 5 separate occasions asking for them to remove me from their list.  They simply ignored my request and kept on sending their crap.  I strongly suspect that the wording I used in my replies to them may have something to do with their not complying with my ever more abusive requests for them to cease and desist.

A bit of research into this ‘company’ reveals that they hide behind a domain privacy registrar thereby shielding the actual real owners and operators from any WHOIS lookups.  I suspect they may have done that after their site got hacked into by a team of Kuwaiti hackers, most notably a Mr.L4iVe and his pals Xrapt0r & Cyb3r-Dz (top work guys :-)).

Now, as far as the quality and quantity of their tips go I can’t say as I’ve never been, nor do I ever intend to be, one of their members.  If you visit the site you’ll see plenty of posts bigging themselves up on their fantastic tipping performances and outrageously massive priced winners but I’ve been around long enough to know that that is the way these people operate.  They’ll make up all sorts of shite to suck in potential subscribers and good luck trying to get your dough back if the first ten horses you get tipped go lame.

Also if they can’t manage a simple fucking request to remove someone from their spam list then that displays an ignorance and arrogance that I would want no part of.  The site in it’s entirety stinks to high heaven.

So, here’s my personal request to anyone reading this and especially all you lot on the BF forums who have a refreshingly brutal way of dealing with spam posters…when you have a minute hop on over to their site and leave them a comment on my behalf….I don’t care what you put…’Please unsubscribe Swearbox’…’Swearbox says fk off’…whatever you like.  It won’t appear immediately, in fact it probably won’t ever appear…it might be that while it says ‘Your comment is awaiting moderation’ no-one actually bothers to read them but there’s a very good chance someone actually will see that the comments section in the admin panel is full to bursting when they log in to post their next bunch of lies and take a look to see what’s going on.

Oh, and while I’m at it, there are a couple of links at the bottom of this post for Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn…hit those as well why don’t ya and spread the word to those in your own circles that may not read my blog. Even if it’s only for a day help me to piss these guys off as much as they piss me off by continuing to ignore my requests for them to stop sending me their spam.  Thank you in advance to all who go out of their way to assist, and spammers…go fuck yourselves.

UPDATE>>>>>>>>>  It would appear that someone at maxtips has finally heeded my repeated requests to be removed from their spam list as I haven’t received any mail from them since the day after this post first went public (Oct 28th).  In the words of the old BF forum legend PPKing it is ‘a pleasing result’.

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CONCACAF Champions League 2012/2013

October 24, 2012

Santos Laguna won’t be winning this comp…this year.

Just finished watching their dismal performance against Toronto FC and while they came away victorious with a 1-0 win they didn’t give me the impression they were the same outfit that made it to the final last year (losing 3-2 on aggregate to Monterrey).

Toronto actually had at least three very good scoring chances in the first half but they don’t possess natural born goalscorers so they failed to capitalise.  Shame really as the match was desperate for a goal and maybe if they had found the net in the first half I might have reserved judgement about Santos’s future in this competition as I feel sure they would have picked up their game.  Having said that they did have their moments but equally inept performances in front of goal (and admittedly shut out by both the woodwork and a couple of heroic off the line saves) saw to it that only a bullet of a shot from Hercules Gomez could separate the two sides.

But let’s face facts…Toronto have been shite this season and this match was pretty much the equivalent of a cup final for them…mathematically if they beat the Mexicans 3-0 or won the game by two but scoring at least four they were into the quarter finals but it never looked like going that way. SL haven’t exactly set the world on fire so far this season either having failed to win in their last three domestic league games and currently occupying the 7th slot in the Liga MX table.

Back to the game and exasperatingly not one but two TO players were booked for TIMEWASTING of all things… Terry Dunfield and goalie Freddie Hall both had their names taken after the ref decided they were running down the clock. WTF ? Toronto need all the playing time they could get so it made no sense to waste it…ref was a dick imo.

All in all it wasn’t a very memorable performance by either side and while we know that Toronto are now out I wouldn’t be placing any of my hard earned on Santos Laguna to be lifting the trophy this time around.  Lay the bollocks off SL…you know it makes sense.


Rogerthebutler I Salute You

October 8, 2012

I was minding my own business doing a bit around the garden (it’s a day off here in Eskimo Land), cut my grass, seeded some dodgy looking patches, layed a few rolls of turf to fix up the bit I dug up when I built my fence last summer, then found a convenient time to break for a cup of tea and a turkey sandwich.

I headed off for the only spot in my house that is guaranteed to cause a rift between me and Mrs Swearbox, that being sat in front of my computer.  It’s not like I spend ALL of my time there, just most of it, when I’m not otherwise engaged in doing men’s stuff outside.

I happened to wander onto the Betfair forums to check out who’s been doing what to whom and I came across what I consider to be one of the better quality posts that I think is worthy enough of a mention on here.

The thread appears on the Footy forum and was started by none other than everyone’s favourite bell end, your friend and mine, Money Tree.  Now don’t get me wrong, MT can be a very clever poster when he has a mind to be, and I seriously suspect he’s not the absolute cretin that most folk say he is however he does leave himself wide open to shedloads of abuse on occasion.

Consider the following post he made earlier today…

Good evening forum full of dunces and mugs.

08 Oct 12 18:31

Joined:

02 Jul 09

| Topic/replies: 24,973 | Blogger: MONEY TREE’s blog

hows it going?

Now, while the content of the post, the simple ‘how’s it going?’ is neither here nor there in the grand scheme of things it’s the thread title that grabs everyone’s attention and this was pounced upon in no uncertain terms by the forumite who goes by the name of Rogerthebutler.

Pleasingly Roger was first to reply to MT’s thread which serves to increase the effectiveness of his words which I can wait no longer to share with you my dear readers…cop this…

rogerthebutler 08 Oct 12 18:34

Well it was awful, but then you started your charm offensive, at which point golden rays of buttery sunshine chased away the miasma of hostility and indifference.

I tip my hat to Rogerthebutler for an outstanding reply, the likes of which are rare these days on the BF fora.  Since I started writing this piece there have been more replies to said thread, the ‘next best’ award going to another forum favourite, the mentally challenged Return_Of_Dawsy.  His simple yet effective ‘fck off’ reminds us that you don’t need to be articulate to get your point across.

Moving swiftly on I notice that there is a planned outage scheduled for tomorrow on Betfair.  They announce it thus on the Service forum…

Planned service outage Tuesday 9th October

05 Oct 12 10:52

Joined:

22 May 02

| Topic/replies: 6,137 | Blogger: Betfair Customer Services’s blog

 
Please be aware that there is a planned release scheduled for Tuesday 9th October 05:00 AM (BST) – 06:00 AM (BST). While all products will remain available during this time, please be aware that there may be sporadic interruptions in service. Updates during the outage will be available at service.betfair.infoWe would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and assure you that we will do our best to complete this upgrade as soon as we can.

 

Could this be the long awaited upgrade that sees the forum back in full swing, ie new forum registrations permitted ?  Only time will tell but I for one will be glad when things get back to ‘normal’ as I’m looking forward immensely to seeing how the likes of Bobby V and Hudson fare in their quests to join the rest of the clowns that currently have posting rights.

One thing I really would like to see, and I’m being super sincere now, is that when the forum is operating properly again we have a change to the way the moderators currently handle the reports and requests for bans that come in from the pricks with a grudge to bear towards someone else.

I see posts daily that contravene T&C’s, some very close to the bone especially on Chit Chat since all this Jimmy Savile bollocks came to light, yet nothing is done.  I’m not saying ban the guys responsible but at least approach everyone with the same level of fairness.  I got a lifer ban after getting grassed for saying ‘Batty boy’ yet there are folk getting away with describing extremely explicit sex acts, albeit within the context of the mockery of a dead alleged paedophile.  Get real BF…level the playing field for EVERYONE.

No doubt this post will find it’s way to the forums at some point and if you’re reading and want to offer your thoughts then comment away.  If the ‘usual suspects’ show up and decide to post then please behave and post something semi sensible…the dog comments are just a waste of your time and mine as they’ll be going straight into the bin.

Woof Woof.


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