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24 Jun 2011 Hayley said


Has anyone else noticed the huge amount of spam now on the website? The old one never had this much!

Normally it's easy to ignore but when newer threads are being bumped because "explorer123456" wants to advertise cheap handbags in a thread from 4 years ago, it's a little frustrating. Not to mention our "inboxes" are flooded with spam and the comments in the Contikipedia are completely irrelevant.

Hope something can be done about this!

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  • 25 Jun 2011 Mrs_Terzo said


    They should have a like button on here! The spam at the moment is very annoying

  • 28 Jun 2011 Ky1987 said


    Im getting annoyed at the 30+ emails in my inbox claiming they saw my profile and that i am the one… And the handbag seller lol

  • 2 Jul 2011 interface2x said


    Man, I must be a loser, I’ve only gotten maybe four or five spammers pretending to want to date me :(

  • 4 Jul 2011 EatPrayLove said


    even a note would be nice to say they are at least working on it???

  • 5 Jul 2011 Ky1987 said



    Look at the one i got today…

    From : Melanie Ibrahim
    Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
    My email address

    Dear lovely one,
    Pardon me for not having the pleasure of knowing your mindset before
    making you this offer and it is utterly confidential and genuine by
    virtue of its nature. I want someone like you to help me out after i had pray ,then believes that you are a good person and that i can stay with you for the rest of my life , am 22 years old lady , My late dad is a wealthy and successful business man before he died , My mum died when i was a baby , am the only child in the family.

    Before the death of my dad , he called me secretly in the private hospital where he was admitted and inform me to run away from his house because of his blood brother, who is my uncle, It was on that day, my dad revealled to me that , it was his brother who poisoned him to this level .

    Inshort, he seriously warn me to keep this money secretly because he know that, it was because of all his wealth and properties, his brother decided to kill him so that he can inherit all this properties as i am a girl , My dad disclose to me that traditionally,i don’t suppose to get any of his properties because i am a girl , He said soonest, i am going to marry to another family but due to his brother wickedness and greedy, he did not disclose to him about this money ( us dollars10.5 million ) in the bank and he seriously advise me to transfer this total money to oversea account for my investment, where i will start my new life and finish my education , Because of this reason, i am soliciting your assistance for the claim and transfer to your bank account for the business.

    Honestly speaking , i am ready to give you 15percent of this total money for your assistance and with extra 5percent for your expenses on phone call, please u reply me now if really serious to help me out so that i can tell you more about my intention.

    Anyway,you can not understand anything now because it is a long story but please and please for God sake , reply me so that i can tell you more about myself and the transfer.

    My email address
    Best Regards,

    Melanie Ibrahim.

  • 5 Jul 2011 Ky1987 said


    thats from Explorer1265370…

  • 5 Jul 2011 Elena said


    Yeah, there should be a delete button at least!

  • 5 Jul 2011 Hayley said


    I got the same one this morning Ky! It’s so annoying!
    I don’t think since these new forums came into effect that I’ve gotten a legit personal message from someone! There’s even spam in the tour thread I started for my departure July 30th. Yeesh…

  • 12 Jul 2011 Ky1987 said


    Yeah… There needs to be a delete button at least…

  • 15 Jul 2011 Ky1987 said


    This is the list of spam i have received and who sent them:

    Hello Dear Explorer1267955 14 Jul 2011
    from zarrina Explorer1266249 8 Jul 2011
    hello Explorer1265765 6 Jul 2011
    From : Melanie Ibrahim Explorer1265370 5 Jul 2011 Explorer1264311 30 Jun 2011
    Hello dion tina 22 Jun 2011
    From Henry Conan Explorer1237458 14 Jun 2011
    My Dear friend, Explorer1258761 11 Jun 2011
    hi Explorer1258743 10 Jun 2011
    hello happyness karume 10 Jun 2011
    Hello Dear, Explorer1258228 9 Jun 2011
    Hello Explorer1252817 19 May 2011
    Hello I am Laurita, Explorer1252038 17 May 2011
    Hello Explorer1251516 14 May 2011 Explorer1250931 11 May 2011
    Greetings. Explorer1250836 11 May 2011
    Greetings. Explorer1250836 11 May 2011
    HI Explorer1249817 7 May 2011
    Hello Dear, Explorer1248636 2 May 2011
    hi Explorer1236989 28 Apr 2011
    hello Explorer1246578 23 Apr 2011
    hi Explorer1246529 23 Apr 2011
    Interested in you Explorer1245766 19 Apr 2011 Explorer1244559 13 Apr 2011
    Hello Dear, Explorer1243294 7 Apr 2011
    Hello Explorer1242818 5 Apr 2011
    Hello Explorer1242153 2 Apr 2011
    Hi dear Explorer1242230 2 Apr 2011
    Hello Explorer1242102 1 Apr 2011 Explorer1241052 27 Mar 2011
    Hello, Explorer1238831 15 Mar 2011 Explorer1237288 10 Mar 2011 Explorer1237277 6 Mar 2011 Explorer1236989 4 Mar 2011
    hi Explorer1236718 3 Mar 2011
    From: Miss. Precious Philip Explorer1235716 25 Feb 2011
    Hello Explorer1235635 24 Feb 2011
    NICE TO MEET YOU Explorer1235617 24 Feb 2011
    HELLO Explorer1234796 20 Feb 2011
    HELLO Explorer1234796 20 Feb 2011
    I’m very happy to meet you, maureen willson 14 Feb 2011
    hello Explorer1231898 7 Feb 2011
    Hello dearest adera4u 6 Feb 2011
    Hello Dear, Explorer1230565 30 Jan 2011

  • 16 Jul 2011 sparkyuk said


    I hate spam it suck and there needs to be a delete button so u can get rid of it from ur inbox and some of the post r in the wroung places some one needs to sort out the Discussion Forums so that posts are in the right places lets hope contiki sort it out soon

  • 6 Aug 2011 ShazB said


    Hey guys flag the posts as inappropriate becuase that’s what I’ve been doing. I noticed they were removed from a thread after I flagged them. The handbag one is still floating around and there is a wedding dress one as well. Those that put up irrelevant posts should be banned from the community.

  • 7 Aug 2011 Ky1987 said


    I have been flagging them too… But it sucks that we cant delete them from the contiki inbox…

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