Ever heard of a parachute spammer? Dave Taylor, (a fellow moderator on the LinkedIN Bloggers Group) has coined the term to describe the all too familiar poster who joins a group to send a spam post about something they are selling or doing and then either unsubscribes or goes inactive until they want to spam again.
Great question, and I just made up a new term for this sort of spammer: parachute spammer. These are people who drop into a list, join a group, sign up for a weblog, get an account on your site, for the sole purpose of masquerading as a member, as someone legitimately in the group.
Couldn’t have said it better myself? Anyone else mod a group?