Why all the SPAM?

Damn I belong to a few newgroups and this one is getting 100x's the spam others are getting. What gives???
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evodawg wrote:

I haven't seen any of it lately. I've got a few simple filters going but maybe my usenet feed provider is filtering it out for me as well.
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I have added several new filters lately. I like to add new filters that expire after 30 days, that way I usually have less than 25 active filters. There's more spam than before because people respond to spam (it works).
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"Spam Happens"
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Why all the SPAM complaint posts? Today I think there's been more complaining about spam then spam itself!
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I'm sure your tongue-in-cheek marker was lit, but it's not even close. Fewer than a dozen spam complaints. At least a couple of hundred spams. No, I'm not kidding.
I'm starting to flood google abuse with copies of them. For those who couldn't understand why I mess around with telemarketers, I want to remind everyone that I'm retired and this is how I have fun.
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I'll bet that you're now in *their* spam filters!
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Odd. I've seen maybe 2 or 3 spams today. Either my filters are working overtime, or else my usenet feed is filtering for me.
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Google doesn't care. Get a dedicated newsreader that can filter.
If you insist on using Google Groups, well, have fun. There's nothing anyone here can do to help you.
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On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 20:37:09 -0600, Dave Balderstone

I'm not using google groups.
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I wasn't replying to you. What made you think I was?
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On Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:56:21 -0600, Dave Balderstone

I was "dicke" for that one post. See the path above.
I had reset my reply-to and from address when I sent my posts to google abuse. I've been an Agent user (abundantly evident in the headers in both this post and the "dicke" post) since whenever my start date listed in my sig says I started here. with perhaps a short period in the beginning when I posted from the web through a Purdue University gateway.
So, yes, you were replying to me.
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So I should know this?
You want to play at sockpuppets, knock yourself out.
Thanks for the heads up, though. I can ad to my filters.
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On Apr 14, 10:37 pm, Dave Balderstone

I don't find it difficult to mentally filter the spam. I'm not overly concerned with being the _first_ person to reply to a post, so I just scan for threads with more than one post. That effectively eliminates 95% of the spam right there. But, whatever floats your boat...
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Why? The spammers broke google's captcha and the bot engines are now posting via google groups.
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Scott Lurndal wrote:

Ok that explains it. I knew it had to be something like that.
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