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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:00 pm    Post subject: Bleh... Bots. Reply with quote

As many of you have noticed, the beings colloquially referred to as 'THE BOTZORS' have been spamming pornography across the website. And so I have implemented first e-mail confirmation, then visual confirmation, then forbidden guest posts, and then implemented new anti-bot questions... Well guess what: IT'S NOT WORKING.

I believe this is because we are not being flooded by automatons but by actual people in foreign countries, as noted by the exceptionally poor english. Anyway, this means there's really nothing I can do. Just let the mods take care of it. So one favor you could do me:

STOP POSTING ON BOT TOPICS.

That REALLY annoys me. You should be able to tell what's a real topic and what isn't so don't go on the ones that aren't! You're just bumping their messages, which is exactly what they want...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And therefore leads t omy pay being docked (yeah right) so do good old bob a flavor and NOT post on them. See, psy and I do it differnt ways. He kils the topic (I dunno how to do that) but I kill the post. Makes me VERY happy, which in turn leads to YOU being happy...


hear hear, psy, and thankyou for the heads up.


YOU WILL NOT POST ON BOT TOPICS!!!! (note how im predicting the future... Wink )
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

psy, this site is a dictatorship if you think they're a bot, ban them off the start
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob_esc wrote:
And therefore leads t omy pay being docked (yeah right) so do good old bob a flavor and NOT post on them. See, psy and I do it differnt ways. He kils the topic (I dunno how to do that) but I kill the post. Makes me VERY happy, which in turn leads to YOU being happy...


I believe you haven't deleted a single topic like I'm referring to.

But anyway, QT, the spammers are registering at about a rate of ten a day, and I can't get rid of them that fast. I need BOB_ESC to do it, which, coincidentaly, he hasn't been. A the moment I log in every twelve hours or so and kill five of them, but they seem to like to post around 11 pm...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there seems to be only one solution...make me an admin!!!!(that was a joke, please don't respond to that)


bob, I believe that if you open the moderator tool box (or what ever) on the forum, there's an option that says: "delete topic" I haven't been a mod in a while, so I'm not sure

and also, when you're unhappy, I'm very happy...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about posting on bot topics Embarassed But notic4e how most bots are named like xcmskdj or umenxdcs! just delete the ones that their user names are just abunch of jumpled letters. Somehow you could fix that right?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eliminate the letter 'x' in names? That MAY be a good wy to stop him...(them)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...did you guys pay any attention to what he just said? if their names seem to be bots, he deletes them...

also, what time is 11pm in china, psy? this may be important...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*immitates psy's voice*

meh, let me see...I'm not sure, but it would be about 15 hours ahead (or is it behind? I allways get these things mixed up!)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that wasn't helpful, backwards vs. forwards makes a big deal...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I was sayng that maybe we could install this mod that your name actually has to have at least one real word in it or something. Just something that makes a user not able to be hohdjhkku or unksxgcyhgf
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

look at the newest user (if he isn't banned yet) he is obviously a bot...yet there is no lsdkxioern in his name...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he isn't but it might me a person. you never know
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

most people post right after they sign up...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listen, I can TELL the difference between bots and people, that isn't the problem. There isn't any way to stop them but manual deletion, which is what I'm doing. EVERY SINGLE TIME I am on this site, I clear the eight or so bots that have registered. I doubt the time was important, I was just saying that they posted during our off-hours for me to find in the mornings...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well maybe you should employ a simple math equation in your sign up! it owuld work!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would work less well than if I installed a real questions program that prevented confirmation, but I already have a simpler system in place that works just as well.
Listen, these things are NOT BOTS. In order to post you need to have had E-MAIL CONFIRMATION, something a bot cannot do. Also I have VISUAL CONFIRMATION, and I've editted the general PHP signup so that normal PHP bots won't work. But they STILL REGISTER because they're NOT BOTS, its just spammers. So get used to it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

but are they working in an aisan sweat shop, or a wierdo's parent's basement?
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