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Dear Ranch Office, Covert spam alert

 
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Dear Ranch Office,

I have noticed an odd trend with a couple of posts over the last few days. Namely these ones:

http://www.coderanch.com/t/625271/java/java/Basic-Java
http://www.coderanch.com/t/625099/java/java/Garbage-collector
http://www.coderanch.com/t/625217/Jobs/careers/Job-Opportunities

Each time the OP is new, posts only once, and never replies. The similarities in the OP's name and post content raised my suspicions. On further digging I noticed a link to the same website on two out of three of the user profiles. Some covert advertising spam perhaps?

http://www.coderanch.com/forums/user/profile/291105
http://www.coderanch.com/forums/user/profile/291013
http://www.coderanch.com/forums/user/profile/291075

While we did get a good chat going off the back of the Garbage Collector one I don't believe the OP's are genuine.

Cheers
Tim
 
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Thanks for the heads up Tim. Some of the accounts were already under investigation.
Your help is appreciated in helping keep the forums clean. Have a cow! Moo!
 
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Tim Cooke wrote:

Umm. Are you the Tim Cooke by any chance?
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:Umm. Are you the Tim Cooke by any chance?

In the context of my World then Yes I am the Tim Cooke. But... if you're referring to this Tim Cook then I'm afraid not. Besides, that guy spells his name wrong....
Maneesh Godbole wrote:Have a cow! Moo!

Yessssssss! Thanks very much.

Tim (Cow Junkie) Cooke
 
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