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Latest spam
December 03, 2012 09:08AM
http://osprey.unisa.ac.za/phorum/read.php?668,174872

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http://osprey.unisa.ac.za/phorum/read.php?565,174873

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Mac
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December 03, 2012 03:54PM
Thx. They are so irritating.
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December 10, 2012 02:08PM
http://osprey.unisa.ac.za/phorum/read.php?568,174964

sad smiley

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January 11, 2013 02:03PM
http://osprey.unisa.ac.za/phorum/read.php?668,175174

http://osprey.unisa.ac.za/phorum/read.php?668,175175

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January 16, 2013 01:59PM
http://osprey.unisa.ac.za/phorum/read.php?357,175031

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Mac
Re: Latest spam
January 16, 2013 02:48PM
Thx...!
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January 18, 2013 12:28PM
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January 29, 2013 08:00AM
http://osprey.unisa.ac.za/phorum/list.php?708

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Re: Latest spam
January 29, 2013 08:46PM
The threads have been removed. Thank you for the help in spotting them.

Have a great day.

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February 07, 2013 12:57PM
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February 09, 2013 07:22AM
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Mac
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February 10, 2013 04:58PM
Thanks Reanie. It appears spammers now physically register on forums as opposed to using bots. We have all the latest hurdles in place... to no avail.
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February 11, 2013 08:10AM
@Mac: Wasn't there at some stage something about having a valid student number? But I also remember that you couldn't link the Osprey DB with the Unisa DB....
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Mac
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February 11, 2013 11:52AM
Yes, asked for reading rights years ago.... that would have solved a lot of problems sad smiley
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February 13, 2013 12:48PM
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February 13, 2013 10:05PM
Thank you

That ad has now been banished to Ramsay's hell kitchen.
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February 24, 2013 02:01PM
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March 04, 2013 08:22PM
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March 04, 2013 09:19PM
Thank you R

I deleted the msg and a few others.
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March 05, 2013 09:09AM
The link in the first message in this thread (http://osprey.unisa.ac.za/phorum/read.php?565,176296) is spam.
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Mac
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March 05, 2013 12:36PM
Well spotted! I have deactivated him. If he tries again, then we will have his site blocked.

@ Reanie - this is the guy that asked about SAP courses and who you so answered so nicely - stop being nice to spammers grinning smiley
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March 05, 2013 11:44PM
eye rolling smiley Sorry .....

[Added:]
But Mac, you even replied to my answer to the SAP spammer - and you didn't even notice the spam link .... mmmm.
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Mac
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March 06, 2013 08:12AM
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March 15, 2013 10:29PM
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March 17, 2013 11:25PM
Gabriel can you smite them? smile

Spammers should hot smiley

I apologise, no offence meant.

G I think you have made a mistake.
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March 18, 2013 11:02AM
"Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages, especially advertising, indiscriminately." from Wikipedia.

I don't believe that I've made a mistake.
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Mac
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March 18, 2013 05:02PM
This is not a bulk message, it is a single message with one single destination , from us to our clients using our forums...
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March 19, 2013 04:50PM
Good day prof. McDonald

Is www.erp4students.co.za owned by UNISA?

"bulk" as in the sense of mass media.
Announcements are not meant for advertisements.

I do believe the post is placing students/clients under false pretences of what a real announcement is and should be.

There is no argument other than, that this is an administrator using his/her privileges for his/her or/and a third-party's financial gain, and that this in no way of interests to the university.

I'd rather spend the time to tend to the DreamSpark issue, and enrich the students/clients life without extra costs to either the students/clients or the university.
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March 19, 2013 10:50PM
@Gabriel:
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that this in no way of interests to the university.
Participation conditions for erp4students
The e-learning offer is aimed at interested students from all higher education organizations (universities, colleges of higher education, and universities of higher education) from:
- South Africa
I guess then you are not interested? eye rolling smiley
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March 19, 2013 11:37PM
Udacity Courses (which is NOT owned by UNISA) for his/her or/and a third-party's financial gain [there is a for-credit path for some of our courses; For courses where credit is offered, we may charge either for an exam or a separate credit bearing version of the course; For CS101 you can opt in for a proctored exam for a fee at a Pearson VUE testing center; Exams will be proctored online by ProctorU for those enrolled for credit through SJSU.], and in no way of interest to the university.
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Mac
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March 20, 2013 07:58AM
Mr Wolmarans

This post was made here on request from the executive director research. Unisa has a contract with SAP. It is added value.

Dreamspark will be made available when we are have someone available to manage it. It is also added value.
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March 20, 2013 11:06AM
madam Reanie.

Regarding the post Udacity Courses:

Firstly, for first-hand real-world training, from people in academia and industry, including those that wrote and co-wrote the Artificial Intelligence - A Modern Approach, handbook,
Udacity is the go-to source of knowledge.
Peter Norvig - Anybody in the field of Artificial Intelligence will know who this guy is.
Sebastian Thrun - Just so happen to be the guy that built the world's first street legal self-driving robotic car.
just to name a few...

Secondly, the post is posted in the Social Cafe, and is not posted as an announcement.

Thirdly, it is offered FREE.
The exception of three (3) courses that have paid exams, is for students to be able to obtain university recognition for subjects they've already mastered, but the course is free, as in: no charge to the student. Udacity & SJSU Plus

Fourthly, if madam is from the faculty teaching Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Statistics or Algebra, contact Udacity and ask permission to mass-reproduce-and-distribute
the web site's content, seeing that Unisa does not have the capacity nor the willpower to do some 21st century teaching of their own. The R5 - R10 spent on a DVD will be more valuable to a student/client, than hiring an uninformed individual.

Please do refrain from commenting on subjects of which madam, clearly, have no understanding, also feel free to do research on Udacity, and why it was created.

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March 20, 2013 11:43AM
@Reanie

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The e-learning offer is aimed at interested students from all higher education organizations (universities, colleges of higher education, and universities of higher education) from:- South Africa

    "All students/clients using this forum are interested" is a great overstatement
    Using this forum's announcement channel as a marketing platform is considered misuse.

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I guess then you are not interested?

I'm sure that you are aware that 2 + 2 is 4.
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March 20, 2013 12:15PM
SIGH!
Gabriel - we should go out for a smileys with beer ! It will be a most interesting conversation. smile
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March 20, 2013 12:22PM
No we should not, I don't indulge in smileys with beer.
I prefer being sober, whilst not partaking in uninteresting conversations.
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March 20, 2013 12:44PM
gabriel.wolmarans Wrote:
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> madam Reanie.
> <snipped>
> Please do refrain from commenting on subjects of
> which madam, clearly, have no understanding, also
> feel free to do research on Udacity, and why it
> was created.
>
> smile
You’re a moron smiling bouncing smiley
Please refrain from commenting if you can’t be bothered to check your grammar and punctuation.
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March 20, 2013 12:59PM
@Cherokee
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You’re a moron

My guess is: you had to go look up "refrain". smiling bouncing smiley
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March 27, 2013 02:32PM
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March 27, 2013 03:09PM
Thanks Reanie

Removed and disabled spammer
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April 09, 2013 12:08PM
Is gabriel.wolmarans a troll?
Troll on Wiki
Based on the fact that he has a total of 20 posts on these forums, I think so.
In his 20 posts he has:
1. Accused a Prof. of misuse of his powers. (on a forum that is maintained and modurated by him.)
2. Insulted the University that he is clearly part of. (which this forum is also part of)
3. Insulted fellow students.

This is not acceptable behaviour, and not one that should be allowed to continue.
This goes against the very nature of these forums. Which I believe is a aid to students, how is his comments (posts) helpful to students?

Please remove his posts from this thread as it is clearly SPAM.
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April 09, 2013 04:43PM
Hehe. Rian Right (just a harmless joke, no offense meant)
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April 22, 2013 01:03PM
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Mac
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April 23, 2013 09:09AM
Thx R!
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April 28, 2013 10:24AM
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Mac
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May 08, 2013 03:22PM
Eish. These guys register manually it seems. Thx
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May 09, 2013 11:46PM
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