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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:24 am 
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Daemarth: <On the topic of some people just can't get along> it's like sticking me and Kegg in a room... and I keep punching him in the f'n face, and someone looking into the room just keeps telling him that he just needs to get along with me...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:41 am 
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Uruk-Hai Serpent Breed and proud
Victory though intensity, tactics and glorious death!

Daemarth: <On the topic of some people just can't get along> it's like sticking me and Kegg in a room... and I keep punching him in the f'n face, and someone looking into the room just keeps telling him that he just needs to get along with me...


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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:39 am 
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Uruk-Hai Serpent Breed and proud
Victory though intensity, tactics and glorious death!

Daemarth: <On the topic of some people just can't get along> it's like sticking me and Kegg in a room... and I keep punching him in the f'n face, and someone looking into the room just keeps telling him that he just needs to get along with me...


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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:07 pm 
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Uruk-Hai Serpent Breed and proud
Victory though intensity, tactics and glorious death!

Daemarth: <On the topic of some people just can't get along> it's like sticking me and Kegg in a room... and I keep punching him in the f'n face, and someone looking into the room just keeps telling him that he just needs to get along with me...


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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:42 am 
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Uruk-Hai Serpent Breed and proud
Victory though intensity, tactics and glorious death!

Daemarth: <On the topic of some people just can't get along> it's like sticking me and Kegg in a room... and I keep punching him in the f'n face, and someone looking into the room just keeps telling him that he just needs to get along with me...


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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:53 pm 
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Uruk-Hai Serpent Breed and proud
Victory though intensity, tactics and glorious death!

Daemarth: <On the topic of some people just can't get along> it's like sticking me and Kegg in a room... and I keep punching him in the f'n face, and someone looking into the room just keeps telling him that he just needs to get along with me...


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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:19 pm 
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Pretty sure they're a bot...their sig line has links to stuff that didn't look like fighting stuff (at first glance)...

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Victory though intensity, tactics and glorious death!

Daemarth: <On the topic of some people just can't get along> it's like sticking me and Kegg in a room... and I keep punching him in the f'n face, and someone looking into the room just keeps telling him that he just needs to get along with me...


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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:15 am 
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Stumping handbags

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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:57 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:20 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:16 am 
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Senseless bot is senseless.
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Another bot.
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=15068

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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:23 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:08 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:03 am 
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**** YOUR SHOES ROBOT!

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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:18 am 
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Edit: memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=15141

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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:38 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:18 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:34 pm 
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Just don't call it boffing/boffering. That's not what we do. We fight. With swords. To the sorta-death. I can't stand it when someone says boffering. Plus is means sexin' in the UK.



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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:24 pm 
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someone kill this bot

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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:41 am 
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Remy the Wroth wrote:
Just don't call it boffing/boffering. That's not what we do. We fight. With swords. To the sorta-death. I can't stand it when someone says boffering. Plus is means sexin' in the UK.



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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:19 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:25 am 
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Just don't call it boffing/boffering. That's not what we do. We fight. With swords. To the sorta-death. I can't stand it when someone says boffering. Plus is means sexin' in the UK.



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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:01 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:55 am 
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Found another one;

http://board.belegarth.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=15361

This one is a porn bot!!! Maybe just redirect him to the mens forums eh? ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:40 pm 
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Russian bot with avatar. Kinda a weird bot really.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:35 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:02 am 
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ok guys, now that he's gone, we can all REALLY talk **** about him :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:43 am 
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Der,

If you need extra admins to help out, let me know what I can do.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:11 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:54 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:36 am 
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Porn bot.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:00 am 
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Microsoft Xbox points bot. Looks shady.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:43 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:01 am 
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try a captcha at login. kills spam dead.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:41 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:17 am 
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Wrath555 wrote:
try a captcha at login. kills spam dead.


This isn't a realistic solution, unfortunately. It would require forcing everyone to log in each time they visit the forums (instead of saving their login) and would put a noticeable extra amount of load on the server as GD would have to generate a new image every single time someone visited the boards.

Also, the bots are pretty good at breaking these captchas anyways. It's set to only allow two captcha attempts when registering and you see how many get through.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:45 am 
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I modified the default style to allow for a Q&A captcha that shouldn't be solvable by bots. This should prevent the registration of new bots, but there are still some that are already registered and may come back and post.

Keep reporting them as normal and we'll keep deleting them.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:50 pm 
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I was bored the other day and counted this up. We have a little over 4,850 people registered. Of that, 3,262 have posted less than 10 times. 1,318 have never posted.

Is there an easy way to clean up those that haven't posted or haven't been on in a really long time? I don't know if we can tell how long the bots you've already deleted were registered, but god knows how many of the accounts who've never posted have been here for ages and could be bots.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:32 pm 
Become One With the Wind
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Well, it would be fairly trivial to delete any account that has never posted, but the problem is there are a lot of people who have registered but never posted.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:20 am 
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What about people who have never posted and haven't gotten on in x amount of time? Or have only gotten on a few times or even once. Do you have access to all that info?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:29 am 
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I can pretty much guarantee that he does. The problem is where do you set the standard for active vs. not? I know people from my realm who signed up for the boards just as a placeholder for their fighting name. And who knows? Maybe they'll use it one day. It's tough to judge what to delete and what not to without stepping on people's toes.

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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:15 pm 
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Yep, Galya has the right of it.

The database doesn't have all of that info, but it does store the last login date.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:17 pm 
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Have most of the bots we've been dealing with been sleeping for long? Or do the make an account and post right away? If lots of them have been sleepers and we get almost no new bots maybe cleaning the database would have to go to WC as an option. Just my thoughts on the situation, but those bots are damned annoying. And I imagine you guys hate them more than I do since you have to get rid of em.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:38 pm 
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Eh, they are annoying, but they really don't hurt anything.

Deleting them (along with all their posts in one swoop) literally takes about 4 seconds from start to finish. It's going to be about a thousand times more hassle to figure out how to clean out the remaining bots that haven't yet posted.

Plus, this will risk deleting valid accounts, including any PMs, settings or group memberships these users might have.

IMO, it's really not worth the extra effort and time it will take. We can continue to delete them as they pop up, because the flow of new bots should be completely ceased as of yesterday.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:41 pm 
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Cool cool man. I suppose I'll just go back to reporten em when I see em. Glad to hear they aren't a pain to deal with at least. And I'm really glad to hear we shouldn't be getting any new ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:45 pm 
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Yep. It's entirely possible that the old bots won't even post, so there's that too.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:14 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:08 pm 
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Spambot

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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:17 pm 
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Justin Beaver... uh, I mean Bieber spambot.

Times 60. Good Grief.

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