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#16 Post by Megaman Z » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:17 pm

speaking of spam, the SM message boards have been getting hit by the same spammer with the same spam message repeatedly. on the first instance, I asked for the IP of the poster (in case the poor guy tries to spam over at the SM Insurrection forums). as of now, I have three different IP's for the same guy posting the same spam.

...I think that guy's persistant.
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#17 Post by monele » Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:39 am

"that guy" :)... Lots of chances it's a bot, really ^^;

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#18 Post by Megaman Z » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:47 pm

maybe. either way, I did suggest to the admin that was removing the threads (and giving me the IP's) that banning him might stop it (worked the one other time I saw that particular spam)

freecap: "bleak"? I dunno what to think about that...
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#19 Post by yummy » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:17 pm

It seems there are bots specialised in posting in PHPBB forums.
Since this board is made with PHPBB, there is likely to be a flood of future spam posts.
Banning IPs isn't going to put an end to future posts. Why? Because Ips can be spoofed, if not easily but possibly, and because most of these posts come from zombie pcs which are merely a relay node for these "activities".
So the only way is to complicate bots registration, either by modding PHPBB so that it enables a CAPTCHA. I heard there are bots which don't really care about the CAPTCHA, but as it's not a reliable source (mouth to ear isn't always reliable), I'd say it's better with some way to limit spam than without.

Oh, and I wanted to congratulate the admin who spends his/her time cleaning the forum, it must be hard work and it must require a lot of patience.

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#20 Post by Glasskitten » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:22 pm

As long as people are posting the first word the magical program of bot-doom gave them...
"alone"

Does that thing spy on any of us?
Or does is it connected to a database of the spying work done by the...um...*tries to remember the acronym used in other posts*
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#21 Post by Iaman » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:41 pm

Well I got "docile"

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#22 Post by BCS » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:07 am

Iaman wrote:Well I got "docile"

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Yeah that's me.
</irony>?
I'm not even the same person anymore

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#23 Post by tyciol » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:51 am

*mails her*

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#24 Post by leon101 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:03 pm

What's with the bots and weird people on this forum,lol! In all of my years of going to forum boards...I have never been to one like this.
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#25 Post by musical74 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:58 pm

Every so often a bot <or a spammer, or both> comes here and posts something ridiculous...generally speaking it has NOTHING to do with gamemaking or development of games or game-related thoughts. The mods do a good job getting rid of these but it gets incredibly annoying to have them. HOW bots find this place I have no idea...generally there's always a moderator around to find these and delete the thread. This particular one was questionable so it was left alone...and we are having a little fun with it (at least, I think we are...)
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#26 Post by Jake » Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:27 pm

musical74 wrote:HOW bots find this place I have no idea...
I think these things typically just search Google or similar for things like "Powered by phpBB", which appears at the bottom of all the pages of a forum that runs on PHPBB. They'll be coded to work with a particular forum software suite, look for random instances of that forum software on the web and try and post.
Server error: user 'Jake' not found

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#27 Post by Dis » Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:16 pm

Well I'm not a programmer, but my tip is the same as Jake's .


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#28 Post by mikey » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:31 pm

Oh, no. For a second there I thought that our newest member (Vivian) is a fan of Garden Society Kykuit. :roll:

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