Is nothing being done about these non modelling spam posts ?

Hi, Its been a while since I looked in on this forum, but where is the control over all this non modelling spam. Watches for sale, along with the usual X
cert stuff. Wasnt like this last time I looked in so whats happened these last few months or more ? Such weeds can in due course ruin the flower bed. Is there a moderator for these groups at all ? Having to browse through this lot is no joke. Modelling should be free from the gutter side of life. Steve
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On Thu, 05 Mar 2009 22:05:04 +0000, Steve wrote:

This is a usenet group, unless the group name has the word moderator in it it won't be. A lot of web based forums have moderators but a lot of them also have spam too. The spammers only need one account then they can spam a complete forum before any human moderator can react by using a spambot and giving it the logon details.
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on 3/5/2009 5:05 PM (ET) Steve wrote the following:

Learn how to use your OE filters. I see very few spam messages with my TB filters set up. The only times I see them are when someone decides to respond to them (like the spam bots are even reading the responses).
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Steve wrote:

...filters...I use 'em...I love 'em.
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talk to your isp and google.
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Are you using Google Groups? Advertising is how they make their money, and it's all about the money with the Google--another nice idea that whored itself out as fast as possible. I mean, do a search for "P-51 mustang" or "1957 Chevy"--17 of the first 20 hits will be something to buy, despite a world of information sites about these topics.
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Hi there.
I used to wonder about the same thing and then I noticed something interesting. If you go to http://groups.google.ca/group/rec.models.scale/topics and look at the right hand side of the page you will see at least three sponsered lnks for watches. Aftere seeing that, is it any wonder there are so many watch related posts here?
If you want spam free posts you need to go to a well run moderated group. Be aware that replys to posts may be days in arriving depending on how many moderators there are and how often they check for new posts. I think that is where many people who used to post here have gone.
Cheers from Peter
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On Fri, 06 Mar 2009 10:32:10 -0800, TankBuilder2 wrote:

Peter,
The watch adverts that you see there placed by Google's software are a direct result of the watch advertisers on these usenet groups not the other way round. Google's software searches the words on a page and generates a list of suitable adverts that match keywords in that adverts watch list e.g. say an advert for deodorant has the keyword or phrase 'first date' associated with it, then that advert should appear on any Google page with the phrase 'first date' on it, wether that is in the main body of the page or in one of those small summary's that it shows below a search result.
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