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Topic # 113088 5-Jan-2013 17:41
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drove past this the other day... billboard mocking tui one!

[Moderator edit (MF): removed photo used for self promotion. Shame on you]


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  Reply # 740464 5-Jan-2013 18:17
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Blatant astroturf - user has registered with an email account from the facebook business he's linked to.

Epic fail.

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  Reply # 740487 5-Jan-2013 19:17
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Banned on your very first post to Geek Zone? Not a good look. Surprised




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  Reply # 740510 5-Jan-2013 21:16
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Oh dear and the year has only just begun...

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  Reply # 740518 5-Jan-2013 21:59
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I wonder how many other sites he registered with to post the pic.




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  Reply # 740519 5-Jan-2013 22:07
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what is it?





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Reply # 740524 5-Jan-2013 22:29
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DarthKermit: Banned on your very first post to Geek Zone? Not a good look. Surprised

Supremely funny - chap must be a muppet...

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  Reply # 740526 5-Jan-2013 22:51
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Chap's a clown.

(No, really. He runs a clown business, posted picture on Facebook and a spam link here).

Back to reality, we ban a good number of people every week. Sometimes we ban people before they even post - we get warnings based on lots of variables. Sometimes we ban and remove posts in a matter of minutes - even seconds.

There are spammers everywhere.




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  Reply # 740530 5-Jan-2013 22:56
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ahh.. so this billboard making fun of tui billboard did not exist then?





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  Reply # 740531 5-Jan-2013 22:57
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It does exist, there's a photo on his own business Facebook page which he linked here pretending to be someone who just found the image (hence the astroturfing reference).





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