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(Canoe)   Fake science conferences for fraud and profit. Announcing the 1st Annual Fark Conference on Alcohol and Healthy Livers, coming August 2nd in Las Vegas   ( cnews.canoe.com) divider line
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2017-03-19 01:57:25 PM  
Sometimes someone will make an off-handed joke and it will gain a greater amount of traction than that person intended. That should happen here. I see Farkers walking around in lab coats, panel discussions with master distillers, lectures on the latest trends in mixology. Someone make this a thing.
 
2017-03-19 04:01:37 PM  
They tried too hard to make their "submission" pseudo-scientific. A researcher once tried to get himself off a fake conference organizer's mailing list with a "submission" entitled "Get Me Off Your Farking Mailing List." The text was nothing but the sentence "Get me off your farking mailing list" repeated several hundred times.

The manuscript was accepted.
 
2017-03-19 04:57:22 PM  
Lord, I get emails from these farkers all the time, usually from China.  They're practically Nigerian Prince level form letters.  Some organizer (always a woman) with an English name asking me to chair a session not remotely related to my field and staffed by "world famous" speakers I've never heard of.
 
2017-03-19 06:20:32 PM  
There are already too many legitimate conferences and too few decent papers. If you can't get into a legitimate 2nd or 3rd tier conference then maybe you should just admit defeat and become an administrator.
 
2017-03-19 06:29:20 PM  
Trump University?
 
2017-03-19 06:30:43 PM  

luckyeddie: Trump University?


They couldn't meet the admission requirements.
 
2017-03-19 08:53:45 PM  
I get about one of these emails per day.
 
2017-03-19 09:40:39 PM  
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As opposed to the ones that are intentionally fake.
 
2017-03-19 11:09:25 PM  

Mentat: Lord, I get emails from these farkers all the time, usually from China.  They're practically Nigerian Prince level form letters.  Some organizer (always a woman) with an English name asking me to chair a session not remotely related to my field and staffed by "world famous" speakers I've never heard of.


Me too, and I'm not a prof or even a student - I'm a duct-tape-and-chewing-gun techie.
 
2017-03-20 04:19:23 PM  

LockeOak: I get about one of these emails per day.


I am up to around 3 or 4 now. I had a paper come out about 2 months ago and it really just exploded this garbage in my inbox.
 
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