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Title: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 12, 2008, 01:15:38 pm
Some of you may have noticed a lot of spambots have been popping up recently.

If you spot another one (and believe me, you will know when you have spotted one) report the post, or better yet PM me (I check my PMs more often than my emails, usually) and I will bring the banhammer down on them.

That is all.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: PatMan33 on November 12, 2008, 01:17:24 pm
Why are they popping up recently? We've never really had a problem before. Do you know something that we don't? Is there anything you folks in the administration can do to keep them out?
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Kenobro on November 12, 2008, 01:30:50 pm
Does it count if they haven't posted yet?  I wonder why there are spam bots, never happened before...  At least not in the time I've been here(plus the month I hadn't registered yet while my brother was registered).
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Ultimatum on November 12, 2008, 01:59:09 pm
Its an invasion!
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Cobra on November 12, 2008, 02:00:28 pm
If you have good reason to suspect a spam bot before it posts feel free to bring it to our attention.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 12, 2008, 04:06:22 pm
Why are they popping up recently? We've never really had a problem before. Do you know something that we don't? Is there anything you folks in the administration can do to keep them out?

Why yes! Unfortunately theres this annoying little technicality in the constitution that prevents us from getting rid of the spybots and trolls and making the forum a paradise. Now, remember, when this goes to referendum you vote "yes" on the 'Ultimate evil Mod empire' ballot, mmkay?  :)
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Kenobro on November 12, 2008, 04:44:23 pm
I suspect this person is a spam bot, or at least a bot.  Because his website is too long for one thing, and the link is misgiving...  It brings you to a ****** website.  It promises an antispam solution. http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=profile;u=4461
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 12, 2008, 04:46:53 pm
You know it's kinda funny actually. Do those bots really think they are going to sell more ****** than TV does simple because it's the Internets?  :P
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 12, 2008, 05:09:51 pm
Good work Kenobro. You get the first ever antispambot award.

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/403px-Iron_Cross_-_2nd_Class-753717.jpg)

  ;D
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: PatMan33 on November 12, 2008, 06:11:54 pm
Kenobro, I hear that you've been... killing the Jews? Is this true!? I'm very disappointed with you. :-\
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: gec05 on November 12, 2008, 06:13:35 pm
Lies! They're spam bots I tell you! They do not deserve to exist on the internet! ;D
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: PatMan33 on November 12, 2008, 06:17:23 pm
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/7959/hahahanw9.jpg)

Hah haha! Making light of the worst mass murder in history! :D

My heart hurts...
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: eropS on November 12, 2008, 07:12:41 pm
ha
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Cobra on November 12, 2008, 07:24:25 pm
I've spoken with Steve about the issue. He mentioned that he has increased the security on the site hopefully this should help.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 12, 2008, 07:34:19 pm
I've spoken with Steve about the issue. He mentioned that he has increased the security on the site hopefully this should help.

GIVE US TEH EMAILZ ADRESSEZ, LULZ!!!1!1
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: gec05 on November 12, 2008, 07:49:04 pm
The email is on the homepage, if you remembered we have one. :P
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: smjjames on November 12, 2008, 07:50:56 pm
yea well, I think there was a hole in the spambot firewall or something. Seems to be confined to the site news section, but then again, spambots tend to target the first forum section.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Celdur on November 14, 2008, 01:23:18 pm
wait...a hole in the spambot firewall...you mean they are out there? multiplying? every site barred off with walls...

how many are there? >.>
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Kenobro on November 14, 2008, 01:24:15 pm
Link to profile:http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=profile;u=4468

Reason for assumed Spambot:  Signature, web site.

Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: PatMan33 on November 14, 2008, 01:26:13 pm
Hey you! YEAH YOU! Guy who doesn't get it!

PM it to the Moderators! >:(
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Kenobro on November 14, 2008, 01:29:08 pm
Which one?
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Brandonazz on November 14, 2008, 01:30:31 pm
Any of them.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 14, 2008, 04:06:25 pm
But mainly me because I'm the only active one that has the power of Bannage.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Cobra on November 16, 2008, 01:26:47 am
But dont let that full you the rest of us have powers you know... Political powers!
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Andrew Ryan on November 16, 2008, 01:28:49 am
But dont let that full you the rest of us have powers you know... Political powers!

You have the power to pick your own leaders?!?!  ;)
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Cobra on November 16, 2008, 01:38:29 am
Also the power of flight, That do anything for ya? It's levitation, Holmes. not to menion the power to kill a yak, from 200 yards away, with MIND bullets
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: eropS on November 16, 2008, 09:07:18 am
Thats telekinesis Cobra! How about the power... to move you?
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: DarkDragon on November 16, 2008, 04:08:01 pm
Wouldn't a simple image code check on registration get rid of the problem? Of course, we'd need Steve to do it and he rarely comes by nowadays, let alone having the time to implement something like that on the forums.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: smjjames on November 16, 2008, 04:18:14 pm
Wouldn't a simple image code check on registration get rid of the problem? Of course, we'd need Steve to do it and he rarely comes by nowadays, let alone having the time to implement something like that on the forums.

Do you mean the little box which has letters and numbers of various sizes which you have to copy to validate it? I thought we already had that.

Seems like the spambots have stopped though.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: DarkDragon on November 16, 2008, 09:30:06 pm
Wouldn't a simple image code check on registration get rid of the problem? Of course, we'd need Steve to do it and he rarely comes by nowadays, let alone having the time to implement something like that on the forums.

Do you mean the little box which has letters and numbers of various sizes which you have to copy to validate it? I thought we already had that.

Seems like the spambots have stopped though.

I don't recall having that when I signed up, either way those have to be some really smartass spambots to get through it :P
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Kenobro on November 17, 2008, 12:18:13 pm
These two members are spambots(I think, but the first one definitely should be banned because of the website).  I PMed Krakow, no response yet.

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=profile;u=4464

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=profile;u=4463

The second one has a list as a website with nothing on it...  Suspicious.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Didero on November 17, 2008, 12:21:25 pm
If you know they're spambots, why do you visit their sites anyway? There's a good chance they have spyware.

Also, give the mods some time to respond, they can't be online all the time.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Kenobro on November 17, 2008, 12:22:47 pm
If you know they're spambots, why do you visit their sites anyway? There's a good chance they have spyware.

Also, give the mods some time to respond, they can't be online all the time.

I didn't know it was a spam site until I looked.  What do you expect, me to see they have a website, and then say they are a spambot without evidence?

I had given them time.  3 days.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: PatMan33 on November 17, 2008, 12:36:32 pm
Bleh... YOU! Be patient and PM it to them!

If they don't listen to your PM they won't listen to you here.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: Kenobro on November 17, 2008, 12:39:16 pm
Bleh... YOU! Be patient and PM it to them!

If they don't listen to your PM they won't listen to you here.

Oh please...  What's the big deal?  It's not like you are doing any better by yelling at me to be patient.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: PatMan33 on November 17, 2008, 12:43:10 pm
I know but you make yourself such an easy target, it's irresistible.
Title: Re: Attack of the 50ft spambots
Post by: gec05 on November 17, 2008, 04:04:16 pm
Just make PMs. It really isn't good to publicly name them.