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Discussion in 'Communications' started by jacemathem, Feb 19, 2004.

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  1. Kimball_Kinnison Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2001
    star 6
    By the way "E-mail is almost impossible to get" Are you serious? If you think you can't get an e-mail from and IP you are mistaken my friend.
    I won't publish how but rest assured it can be done


    Actually, you can't get an email address from an IP address alone. An email address consists of two parts, separated by the @ symbol: a user name and a host name. You can get the host name from the IP address (that's the whole point of the DNS system), but with out the user name, you can't send a specific person an email.

    However, most systems have a few default usernames. I can't tell you how much spam I receive from "postmaster" and "webmaster" on my work account.

    Kimball Kinnison
  2. BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 21, 2000
    star 6
    Don't forget ads for the VERY pretegious University of Phoenix (Online) ;)
  3. IkritMan Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 11, 2002
    star 5
    I was surprised at that advertisement as well, and they shouldn't be able to buy more time after this leasing thing is up, as it is a family friendly site.
  4. Aunecah_Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 25, 2002
    star 5
    Well, let's see...until now,

    I saw the smoking advertisement and I'm now seeing a political advertisement (by Republicans). Interesting.

    -Aunecah
  5. BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 21, 2000
    star 6
    Gah! Republican Ads! Get 'em away, get 'em AWAY!

    [image=http://www.finalesimpsons.de/design_simpsons/grab_pics/philipp/homer_scream.gif]
  6. Kyp Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 27, 2003
    star 4
    I used to have the first name "Richard" in my profile.
    No public e-mail listed ever.
    Strangely half the spam I get is addressed to the name I had listed in my profile here, and here only. I suppose it's just a coincidence.


    So in the n number of years you've been online[which is more than 1 as you've been registered here since jan03], you've never said that your name was richard and posted your e-mail address publicly? How about when someone asks you for it and you give it to them on a message board? That happens a lot, I really doubt that you pay attention each time you post your e-mail address.

    By the way "E-mail is almost impossible to get" Are you serious? If you think you can't get an e-mail from and IP you are mistaken my friend.
    I won't publish how but rest assured it can be done


    No flaming.


  7. jacemathem Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 5
    You're a *******. Stop trying to sound smart.

    No flaming, please. :mad:


    :)
  8. Dingo Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 23, 2001
    star 5
    I used to have the first name "Richard" in my profile.
    No public e-mail listed ever.
    Strangely half the spam I get is addressed to the name I had listed in my profile here, and here only. I suppose it's just a coincidence.


    Wouldn't be surprised. I got a brand new e-mail address that was not listed anywhere on the net, and only had given it to 3 friends before I started getting spam sent to it.


    By the way "E-mail is almost impossible to get" Are you serious? If you think you can't get an e-mail from and IP you are mistaken my friend.
    I won't publish how but rest assured it can be done


    As others have said, you can't get it from an IP alone. But the way a lot of spammers work is to either send e-mails to specific governing re-mailer accounts, or just input a domain, and let a program continue to generate possible UNs for it, and then send e-mails to them. And no, I'm not mistaken. I do know what I'm talking about since I get paid to work on websites.
  9. Kyp Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 27, 2003
    star 4
    No flaming, please.

    Sorry, honourable JC icon artist!
  10. jacemathem Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 5
    Sorry, honourable JC icon artist!

    Da's right! :p

    [image=http://student.lublin.pl/profil/Cartman.jpg]
  11. DarthBane420 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 13, 2003
    star 5
    Jeez, I had no idea I would stir up so many emotions :)

    Kimball summed up quite well what i was trying to say, but I blew it by not considering Yahoo and such addresses.
    Sorry, I had no idea people would get so upset [face_laugh]
  12. Kyp Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 27, 2003
    star 4
    Kimball summed up quite well what i was trying to say, but I blew it by not considering Yahoo and such addresses.
    Sorry, I had no idea people would get so upset

    Kimball Kinnison provided a nice excuse for you, didn't he? do you even know what a DNS server is? I still think that you have no idea what you're talking about.
  13. DarthBane420 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 13, 2003
    star 5
    Kyp,
    I seem to have arsed you, I wanted to apologize as you seem very upset about this.
    I would continue conversating with you but you seem to hostile right now, perhaps another time :)
  14. BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 21, 2000
    star 6
    Great, now I have a travel ad dropping down from the designated ad space into my forum windows.
  15. Skateboard_Jedi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 13, 2004
    star 4
    I get the "Are you a smoker and over 21" banner a lot it seems. I am neither, but I try not to let it bother me too much. I did talk with an admin who told me that IGN, not TF.N has control over the banners, but they are working with IGN to see what they can do, if anything. Just ignore them like I do.
  16. Bria Manager Emeritus, -MNFF Council

    Member Since:
    May 15, 1999
    star 7
    Most of the ads I see are in no means inappropriate for younger users, but some seem questionable. Yet I do know that TF.N has no control over them. So basically install a brower that doesn't register them, or turn off the graphics on your browser, or ignore them. That's what I do. Especially when it's Bush's face I see up there. :)
  17. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 27, 1999
    star 6
    TF.N has made me a two pack a day smoker, just because of those ads. I want that big screen. Thanks, TF.N.


    ;)
  18. Dingo Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 23, 2001
    star 5
    But DDH, you were a three pack a day smoker before. :p
  19. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 9, 2000
    star 5
    I too, just got a floating add ddisplayed right over a thread. It was a companion of the ad at the top. It definetly came from the boards.

    ¤Night
  20. Malaki Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 16, 2003
    star 2
    The 'Cheap Tickets' ad is the one that oversteps its ad space, but it only does that for a couple of seconds. There is probably some glitch with the way the image was made.
  21. BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 21, 2000
    star 6
    There is probably some glitch with the way the image was made.

    No, it's an advertising technique. Something in the code starts it as a banner 5-6 times the normal size, then shrinks it after a few seconds. It's definitely intentional, and infinitely annoying.
  22. FateNaberrie Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 31, 2000
    star 6
    I really wish the "If you're 21 and a smoker" ad said

    "Click here to win LUNG CANCER!" instead of a flat screen TV. Lung Cancer's so much more exciting.
  23. BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 21, 2000
    star 6
    "Cigarettes GIVE you cancer! It's a gift!"
  24. Salty Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 24, 1998
    star 5
    I'm sure this is part of the "new" TFN.

    You know...I'm married. The last few times I've come here, I've seen these targeted ads asking me to choose my flavor of woman-blonde, brunette, redhead. The thing that kills me is the ad mentions finding women in a town that's not too far from me.

    [face_plain]

    In fact, the ad is up right now. It looks like it's for the Single Me website.

    *patiently waits for even more spam email*

    EDIT:

    Now it's the only ad I see regardless of what forum I go to.
  25. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 18, 2001
    star 7
    Technically, the ads are controlled by IGN, and TFN doesn't have much of a say in what is displayed.

    There have been a couple times when IGN has been asked to remove an ad or two from the JC, but it doesn't happen too often.

    Also, whoever decided to advertise singles to Star Wars fan is a genius. ;)
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