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    spammers beware, cos I get bored sometimes :)

    Well I was asked to put this link on our links page but as we haven't got one of those I thought it best in the lounge here.

    Hotel Price Finder

    So how did I get to hear of this company and why am I posting it here, well it was actually this member jkrupp yes you can see he only has one post but cant find it cos it's in our trash can, yep at first we considered it spam and trashed it, but anyway we thought it best to contact the company and ask if they wanted to advertise with us and we mentioned about the spam, they didn't want to advertise with us and catergoricaly stated they were against spam, hell thats fair enough, good on them, freedom of choice and all that, then I saw the same spam on another forum with the same user name, and here is the spiel.

    Hi All,

    I am always looking for the best deal on hotels. I recently discovered a great new and simple website that makes sure I get the best price...

    www.hotelpricefinder.com
    Hotel Price Finder

    It searches over 28 different hotel sites (including Asia Rooms, HotelClub, RatesToGo) in one go and then lists them in order of price. You can then click through to book with the hotel site direct.

    Great time saver! Hope you find it useful too.
    Hey thats the same as was spammed on here I thought to myself, I am really clever like that cos most people don't bother going to the effort of proper sentences and paragraphs and stuff like that, so guess what i did next? can you guess?

    Yes I went to my friend Mr Google, and I asked Mr Google to find me jkrupp@ Mr Google told me there was 718 entries for that question.

    Now these lot are all forums that jkrupp has made the same post on about hotel finder does 28 blah blahs etc etc.

    Now thats just from the first 10 results of google, also on that page is an entry for thaivisa but for some unknown reason he has been banned from there and his posts deleted, lets move onto page 2 of google for the next 10 results.

    There are several others on page 2 of Mr Google he has joined but they wont let you do a search on members post unless you join.

    Every single one of these forums has either 1 or 2 posts by jkrupp and are exactly the same, now jkrupp is in Thailand going by his ip, cant imagine anyone using a Thai proxy to pretend to be in Thailand, so lets do a whois.

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (Internet Domain Name Registration, Domain Transfers. Your domain name search starts here.)
    Domain Name: HOTELPRICEFINDER.COM
    Created on: 13-Jun-07
    Expires on: 13-Jun-08
    Last Updated on: 13-Jun-07

    hmmm, new website and whois hidden , now what do we have here?

    Title: Re: Still happening: Mailings contain errant ! characters.
    Post by: jkrupp on May 23, 2007, 0456 PM

    I have this problem too. I still don't know how to fix it. ! just appear at random in the content. I have checked the HTML code which is fine.

    Any help?

    Somebody setting up a website?
    Anyway it appears that Jkrupp does change his spiel on occasions.

    I love to go to Disneyland with the kids. I always want to get the best price on hotels, so I use Hotel Price Finder Find the best price from 28 hotel sites - Hotel Price Finder. It finds the best price from 28 hotel sites and lists them in order. Then I can click through to the hotel site to book direct.
    Hope you enjoy your holiday too and get the best price on your hotel too.
    Well I only bothered getting to page 7 of Mr Google and it is mainly jkrupp and his spam.

    So lets have a look at his spam again.

    I recently discovered a great new and simple website that makes sure I get the best price...
    Now the odds are he only recently discovered that website as it has been online for less than 20 days and he has spent God knows how many of those days joining forums to spam them, just wonder how many great deals he has had out of them in the last 20 days.
    Last edited by dirtydog; 02-07-2007 at 03:07 AM.

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    and the punchline is...... ??

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    ^ 555 - looks like you're 'it'.

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    Yep I get bored sometimes as well.

    I might join the same forums and mention all the problems and double billing that HotelFinders gave me

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    do they do gay friendly hotels?

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    a member here mentioned that he has an e-mail account that has 250,000 spam mails hit it every week. The member is either butterfly, sir burr or someone like that.
    This member should now re-direct all of those e-mails to Mr Krups business e-mail inbox. Son nam na!
    Originally Posted by Smeg
    ... I like to fantasise sometimes, and I lie very occasionally... my superior home, job, wealth, freedom, car, girl, retirement age, appearance, satisfaction with birth country etc etc... Over the past few years I have put together over 100 pages on notes on thaiophilia...

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    I think it was Butterfly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    a member here mentioned that he has an e-mail account that has 250,000 spam mails hit it every week. The member is either butterfly, sir burr or someone like that.
    This member should now re-direct all of those e-mails to Mr Krups business e-mail inbox. Son nam na!
    Not me, must be butterfly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    do they do gay friendly hotels?
    ^Ask Random Chances he'll know!

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    No, Random Chance will only know about cow friendly hotels.

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    what ever happened to memock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    a member here mentioned that he has an e-mail account that has 250,000 spam mails hit it every week. The member is either butterfly
    actually up to 300,000 emails a week now. Google Gmail account at 100% in less than 10 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    do they do gay friendly hotels?
    Of course they do, and their online booking is extremely popular with visitors from the middle-east.
    As a happy customer I shall make a point of mentioning this on a few forums...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    I might join the same forums and mention all the problems and double billing that HotelFinders gave me
    He really wouldn;t give a fuck. He is generating one-way links to his site so he gets indexed. It works. and posting another link to his site here NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT IT is doing him some good. Even redirected links such as those here on TD give teh SEs an address to crawl. This works very well for MSN and can give him a higher page rank for his keywords if he places them in the link text. It will work well enough to get him crawled by Google & Inktomi (yahoo) anda few others.
    If you want to adversely affect spammers delete their spam and ignore. Look at galt's site. Everyone that posts in the thread is bumping it to the top of the page it is active Galt has added his link to it, Nothing wrong with that. WE all do it.
    But if you truly don't want to help you let shit like that die on the vine. The traffic has grown on galt's site by leaps and bounds. He is quite good at generating traffic hateful or not. it's like television the more people that watch the more valuable the advertising. Fuckin simple.

    Forget who said it, but they were right:
    "There is no such thing as Bad publicity"
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie View Post

    Forget who said it, but they were right:
    "There is no such thing as Bad publicity"
    i dont think it was Gary Glitter

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    ^be very interested to see how his record sales did when he was in the press...
    I'd bet they took a sudden turn upwards. Any takers?

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    ^ LOL fatboy.......A lot of my pals used to go and see his shows at Christmas time. I never used to go cuz i though he was a bit poncy in all that make-up and clobber.
    I wonder what they think now when they reflect on that, was long time ago though, 1985ish.

    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie
    I'd bet they took a sudden turn upwards. Any takers?
    mmmmm I wonder how many folk tossed his tunes out as well?
    I reckon his money in the most comes from royalties and i'm sure they took a dive.

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    ^
    Actually, he owns a lot of property. I read somewhere that his income is about a million quid a year all up.

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    "Numerous celebrities have been declared bankrupt. They include George Best, the ailing footballer; Gary Glitter, the disgraced rock star; Clarissa Dickson Wright, the TV chef; and Kevin Maxwell."

    Source : Debtors are going for broke | Borrowing | Personal Finance | Money | Telegraph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    They include George Best, the ailing footballer
    Thats not a very accurate description of Georges condition at this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr View Post
    ^
    Actually, he owns a lot of property. I read somewhere that his income is about a million quid a year all up.
    That'll tide him over nicely in any 3rd world nick.

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    "And they fear the paedophile — who still earns £100,000 a year in royalties — has enough wealth to bribe his way out of a country where the average annual wage is just £400."
    Source; The Sun

    "At just 1.68 metres, born illegitimate and put into care at the age of 10, Glitter has had a lot to compensate for over the decades. Having sold the rights to his royalties in 1997, he might spend the rest of his life in jail."
    Source; theage

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    Quote Originally Posted by keda
    That'll tide him over nicely in any 3rd world nick.
    Isn't he out yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr View Post
    ^
    Actually, he owns a lot of property. I read somewhere that his income is about a million quid a year all up.
    I'm not sure of their status now but banks in the UK were required to report if they held any accounts in his name - that's usually a pre-cursor to freezing the accounts.

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    Lost him in Vietnam when they gave him 3 years instead of lead in the ear, but if he's out I'm sure he'll find some other place with cheap kids for sale.

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