July 23, 2009

Did anyone else get a ton of 'sportsfilter' spam last night?: I got 25+ e-mails from a website called http://grou.ps that claimed to have a Sportsfilter-related group and encouraging me to "increase my activity rank". This is to the e-mail addy I have listed in my profile here. No biggie, I can just delete 'em, I was just curious if anyone else here was getting them too.

posted by Ufez Jones to bugs at 07:52 AM - 28 comments

Yep, I did as well.

posted by emoeby at 08:18 AM on July 23

I did as well. I had 56 of them. They were listed as a weekly newsletter.

posted by skydivemom at 08:35 AM on July 23

They're still rolling in for me. Up to 35 now. Curiously, they're going into my regular inbox, not getting caught by gmail's spamtrap.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:43 AM on July 23

I got quite a few last night.

I joined up, entered all my credit card info and my social security number. Should I have not done that?

posted by NoMich at 08:56 AM on July 23

I've turned off the display of user email addresses on the profile for the moment.

Could someone post an email to show me what these look like?

posted by rcade at 09:50 AM on July 23

from sportsfilter
to rocketman
date Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 5:18 AM
subject sportsfilter: Weekly Newsletter
mailed-by grou.ps
signed-by grou.ps

hide details 5:18 AM (3 hours ago)


Follow up message

Hi rocketman, Your activityrank is 2 Add photo, blog entries to increase it. -- sportsfilter http://grou.ps/sportsfilter

I'm not sure how to get more of the headers to display in gmail. Also, I noticed that tclancy is listed as the admin for the page. Wolverines!

posted by rocketman at 10:03 AM on July 23

I didn't get anything. I feel so left out.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:21 AM on July 23

I'm up to 50 of these now.

But my activityrank is 0. :(

posted by lilnemo at 01:14 PM on July 23

According to the linked page, yerfatma (tclancy) is an admin.

*readies carafe of cockpunch*

posted by lilnemo at 01:15 PM on July 23

I think he may have set this up quite a few years ago, some of us signed up and now it's going all frickin' whacko on us.

posted by NoMich at 02:35 PM on July 23

So what am I supposed to do with all this lukewarm cockpunch?

posted by lilnemo at 05:57 PM on July 23

I feel all left out. I didn't get anything !

posted by tommytrump at 06:03 PM on July 23

Nothing made it down here, either.

posted by owlhouse at 06:59 PM on July 23

Maybe domestic shipping only, nothing to the colonies of The Commonwealth.

posted by tommytrump at 07:29 PM on July 23

*bwaa haa haa* No one ever picks me for the fun stuff!

posted by billsaysthis at 01:38 PM on July 24

FWIW, they seem to have stopped, finally. Just checked my Spam folder and they're not there either.

I claim victory. And yes, I have a flag.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:47 PM on July 24

But you've got to form a queue!

posted by lilnemo at 05:55 PM on July 24

None for me, damn I feel left out.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:13 AM on July 25

None here. I only got live porn ads. Should I forward those to anyone?

posted by BoKnows at 06:36 PM on July 25

Mukluk porn ?

posted by tommytrump at 08:59 PM on July 25

I think he may have set this up quite a few years ago, some of us signed up and now it's going all frickin' whacko on us.

Yeah, I forget the point of it. There was that and one other competing service. I tried to login to that site yesterday, but it wasn't responding, so I'm guessing they had some internal issues to work out.

Ufez, Gmail has a mute feature for emails like that. It didn't work perfectly in this case for some reason, but it's good to know about.

posted by yerfatma at 09:19 AM on July 26

Mukluk porn ?

I used to frequent outoftheiglooandontoyourcomputer.com and dropthemukluksandstarttheyukyuks.com until they were pulled from the internets.

posted by THX-1138 at 05:07 PM on July 30

Well, the one thing we can determine is, all the cool people got them. Sweet!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:49 PM on July 30

Well, I can now login to the site again. It looks like I theoretically have the ability to kick out all members of the group (except for me, sadly). Please object in the next 72 hours or I will give you the boot since the site seems to suck in a major way.

posted by yerfatma at 10:15 PM on July 30

You may or may not receive another email, this one saying you've been kicked by me. I was hoping that meant the accounts were removed, but nothing seems to have changed.

posted by yerfatma at 10:42 AM on August 03

Yep, just got this:

Hello xxx@xxx.com,

Administrators of sportsfilter have banned you for the following reason:

Because this site stopped being fun and started being real.


posted by NoMich at 10:48 AM on August 03

It was indeed, "THE BUSINESS".

posted by lilnemo at 03:39 PM on August 03

Now I have to build a platform in space so I can kick myself without ripping the space-time continuum of that web site.

posted by yerfatma at 04:43 PM on August 03

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