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Want to kick the cult in the n*ts - here's how you can help

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by Truth&Honesty, Jul 9, 2010.

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  1. Truth&Honesty

    Truth&Honesty Patron with Honors

    I don't know how many of you are aware, but there is currently quite an infestation of BTs over at Craigslist. The little buggers are fighting like crazy, so we need to pull out the big family size bug spray. :D

    You simply go google, type in Craigslist, and a selection will pop up. Choose a city close to you, go to that website, type in Scientology and click. If the cult is being honest in their advertising a list of ads will pop up, go to those ads, and click "spam" or "miscategorized" or "prohibited". It doesn't matter which category you click, since the Craigslist community can "vote off" any ad for any reason. You do not have to register to vote. It takes 50 - 100 of these votes to take down an ad, and less are needed for a particular user as time goes forward. :thumbsup:

    You can also search on Craigslist for words they like to use like: depression, stress,anxiety, self improvement, improve relationships, etc......and you will find those ads where the cult is hiding their true identity. :grouch:

    Please help us out and prevent a child, young adult, or vulnerable person from getting sucked into the cult. :omg:

    It only takes a few minutes a day.

    This is the major way FSMs are suckering new people into the cult today. Please go to one of the websites daily and vote off these repulsive ads.



    Thanks

    T&H

    Cult Slayer

    PS San Francisco, Nashville and surrounding areas are being especially hard hit!
     
  2. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    Thanks, great post.
     
  3. Hotbusinessman

    Hotbusinessman New Member

    Spent the last couple hours going through and flagging this spam from COS. after a while its easy to spot the add, none of them mention COS, however google the address and you have it! If I can help one person stay away I feel I have achieved something!
     
  4. Infinite

    Infinite Troublesome Internet Fringe Dweller

    Excellent. Just the sort of campaign a keyboard warrior can get stuck right into. Thanks.
     
  5. Why would an ad like this have hidden text in it

    http://newhaven.craigslist.org/ctd/1829738969.html


    The following text is contained in this ad in the same color as the background so you can't see it

     
  6. Infinite

    Infinite Troublesome Internet Fringe Dweller

    Well spotted - what on Earth made you look?

    Its quite bizarre. There's also this text hidden in there as well:

    plus there's something else about what appears to be fly-fishing?????

    Makes no sense . . . must be a Scilon : )

    EDIT: That piece on fly-fishing appears to be an extract from Ernest Hemingway's short story Big Two-Hearted River.

    It appears to be deliberate. Here's an extract from the source code:

    Code:
    <div align="center">
    <img src="http://www.dms.autoxloo.com/exchange/images/disclaimer1000px.gif" border="0" width="936" height="97">
    
    </div>    <table border="0"><tr><td bgcolor="HoneyDew"><font face="Tahoma" size="1" color="LavenderBlush">Dianetics is a set of ideas and practices regarding the metaphysical relationship between the mind and body that were invented by the science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard and are practiced by followers of Scientology. Hubbard coined Dianetics from the Greek stems dia, meaning through, and nous, meaning mind.
    Dianetics explores the existence of a mind with three parts: the conscious "analytical mind," the subconscious "reactiv</font></td></tr></table><br><div align="center"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.callfire.com/service/clicktocall/display?cfacct=555846" rel="nofollow"><img border="1" src="http://www.dms.autoxloo.com/exchange/images/cmenow.png"></a></div><br><br><br><br><div align="center"><img style="border:1px solid black" src="http://www.dms.autoxloo.com/exchange/logo.php?c=000191021800019003"></div><!-- START CLTAGS -->
    Curiouser and curiouser.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  7. Hotbusinessman

    Hotbusinessman New Member

    I would suggest its a "black hat" method so the craigslist bot thinks the site text is unique because it cant tell the difference between the hidden text and the visible text while the viewer just sees the same information (the visible text). If they submitted this many identical adverts that would have been banned. I am only guessing in this one, but it sure looks like thats whats going on.
     
  8. blownstaffmember

    blownstaffmember Patron with Honors

    Exactly! The ad is actually an image that the bot has no idea what it contains. It can only read words. If you go to wikipedia and insert random hidden paragraphs for the text the Craigslist bot thinks it's something different from your last ad. My guess is that the diarrhea-netics is just accidental.
     
  9. TheSneakster

    TheSneakster Guest

    Good call. I'm sure you have nailed it exactly.

    Dave McSavage doesn't give a flying fuck about the rules of any "Wog" entity - government or commercial.

    Just like he had Co$ set up a couple thousand cookie-cutter member sites so they could create the first Google Bomb (falsified top placement of search terms), it's all about working around the rules to get what they want.

    Michael "The Sneakster" Hobson
    I am *not* anonymous. I *do* forgive.
     
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  10. FinallyMe

    FinallyMe Silver Meritorious Patron

    Nice catch! Do we know whether it's possible to advise Craigslist of this invisible text scam, and who the perpetrator is? THAT would be fun!
     
  11. BC1

    BC1 Patron with Honors

    I found a great way to locate their ads.

    Step 1: Find local Scientology phone numbers (I used google)
    Step 2: search for found phone number in craigslist, click "entire post" and search "all community"
    Step 3: Go to town flagging list supplied for you

    My first search produced 56 posts. It only took me about 2 minutes to go through and flag them all. :D

    They usually don't say that they are Scientology or put in anything about Hubbard and they don't use websites, which leaves them with having to list their phone number for you to call!

    I can already tell I'm going to have a lot of fun with this. Thanks for the idea!
     
  12. shanic89

    shanic89 Patron Meritorious

    I sit in front of a computer for most of the day, this is a game that I can play.
     
  13. Sandie

    Sandie Patron with Honors

    Truth and Honesty

    :thumbsup:
    Got a bunch done today and will do more tonmorrow!::happydance:
     
  14. BC1

    BC1 Patron with Honors

    In case anyone wants some good numbers to search on craigslist, here are some that I've found with a lot of ads:

    (727) 443-4111 - tampa bay area (FL)
    800-801-3944 San Francisco
    602-954-1417 - Phoenix
    857-247-0648 Boston
     
  15. Haaa, better yet, sick the RTC on the car seller.
     
  16. Hotbusinessman

    Hotbusinessman New Member

    I think there may be an even more sinister reason for what’s going on here. Craigslist’s adverts gets high ranking on Google.

    The hidden text seems to be scientology related. Having this text in there might help each of their adverts rank high on Google thereby spamming certain keywords and will ultimately be seen by people (depressed etc.) who are seeking help. In addition if they want to remove negative criticism they might use this to bomb the rankings which will have the effect of lowering the ranking of the site they are out to get so it’s off the first few pages and won’t be noticed.

    Once again, it’s just an idea but in principal it will work. What we need is a team to work together to systematically flag for removal as many as possible. I have put aside 2 hours a day. I know most folks can’t afford that kind of commitment but if you have time on your hands let’s do it...

    In regards to approaching Craigslist, I will try but not sure if they will even communicate back let alone do an investigation, they are very short staffed.
     
  17. Truth&Honesty

    Truth&Honesty Patron with Honors

    Wow,

    Gone for a few hours ..... and the response is GREAT!!!!!!


    :party::party::party::party::

    I love you guys so much! Please keep doing this daily.....the KEY is persistence. :love11:

    You can supposedly vote only once per ad (per day?), I'm not sure if this is true or not, but just be aware of it.

    There have been a few of us out there bravely fighting this battle. The reinforcements from ESMB (you guys!) are badly needed, and just in time! The Scio-cockroaches have organized a small army and within a matter of hours are able to take down our warnings about the cult.

    This is an excellent way for lurkers to get involved.....you don't have to register, just google and flag (by voting down) these deceptive ads.

    I can already see some success just since ESMB has gotten involved! You can see these too, when you go to an ad and it says "flagged for removal" means the community (including us) has flushed it down the crapper!

    For those of you more adventurous........if you want to register your sock with Craigslist, you too can enjoy a good old fashioned,mud-slinging, slugfest ......here's what one of us posted recently:

    SF bay area craigslist > san francisco > community > activity partners

    Flag all deceptive Scientology postings in this category!
    Date: 2010-07-08, 7:21PM PDT
    Reply to: comm-s7pr3-1833102153@craigslist.org

    Let's keep these crooks off CL.

    Flag these deceptive postings now!:
    Classes for overcoming break-ups (santa clara)
    We can help you recover from the loss of someone (hayward / castro valley)
    Flag all of these posts whenever you see them:
    Your Personal Observation Counts (sunset / parkside)
    Lovers of Wisdom (lafayette / orinda / moraga)
    Spiritual improvement (USF / panhandle)
    People Into Self-Improvement (san jose west)
    intelligence and Personality testing (richmond / seacliff)
    Have you lived Before? (richmond / seacliff)
    Improved Relationships (laurel hts / presidio)
    Free Personality & Intelligence Testing (inner sunset / UCSF)
    Seekers of Truth (inner richmond)
    Depression Assistance (ingleside / SFSU / CCSF)
    Are you a divorce person? (santa clara)
    Seminar for Stress and Depression (san jose west)
    Searchers of Spiritual Knowledge (lafayette / orinda / moraga)
    Do you really know yourself? (oakland lake merritt / grand)


    Thanks.




    Let's show these deceptive brown-nosed cockroaches that THEY ARE NOT WELCOME IN ANY COUNTRY!!!!:thumbsup:

    T&H

    Cult-slayer
     
  18. I AM A SCIENTOLOGIST

    I AM A SCIENTOLOGIST Patron with Honors

    Brave?

    Hey T&H

    I would not call this brave, I would call it cowardly.

    The Scientologists have the same right of freedom of speech as you or anyone else does. Think about it.

    IAAS
     
  19. Infinite

    Infinite Troublesome Internet Fringe Dweller

    Despite what Hubbard says, Scientologists are subject to the same laws as the rest of us, including the prohibition on the use of deception in advertising. Consumers have a right to know that the cult is seeking to feast on the misery of others by leading them into the grip of a criminal cult via the exploitation of peoples' moments of emotional weakness.

    If the advertisements had "Scientology" written on them then it would be a case of caveat emptor and you might have a point. But they don't, they are deceptive and must be emended accordingly or removed. You think about it.
     
  20. TheSneakster

    TheSneakster Guest

    There is no right to unlimited "freedom of speech" on Craigslist, pal. "Freedom of Speech" is not freedom to violate the rules of usage for a free service provided by a private entity that owns and operates that service.

    Spam Advertising on Craigslist is plainly and strictly forbidden. The community flagging facility was provided by the Craigslist operators for exactly this purpose - helping the very small Craigslist staff spot this kind of abuse of Craigslist.

    Would you like some cheese with that whine?

    P.S. - I'm a Scientologist (no tm)

    Michael "The Sneakster" Hobson
    I am *not* anonymous. I *do* forgive.