Spam being sent and tied to Seti@home profile

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JHPArizona

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Joined: 20 Feb 09
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Message 23208 - Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 5:31:55 UTC

I volunteer help to boinc. I recevied a message from a user that they are getting spam from the following IP with the following link: I am receiving spam comments to my blog from this URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/view_profile.php?userid=9030088 with this IP address: 66.232.103.247

When you click on the link it take you to setiathome and profile is advertising Viagra. I think that advertising of this sort should be banned and certain spam associated with a profile such as this should cause the account to be dropped.
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Les Bayliss
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Message 23209 - Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 5:59:28 UTC

This sort of thing is known about, and there are procedures for dealing with it.
Have you told a moderator at SETI about it? That's part of why they're there.

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Thyme Lawn

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Message 23210 - Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 9:18:54 UTC - in response to Message 23208.  

IP address: 66.232.103.247

Which was identified as a comment spammer by Project Honey Pot more than 6 months ago. If more blog providers joined the project and used its HTTP blacklist service the problem would soon go away. Of course that would reduce their traffic numbers ...
"The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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