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Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 29 Oct 2014 09:10
by Quintus
Hi everyone,

as you most likely have noticed, the forum is under heavy attack of spam bots. The IP ban function crashes, and deleting spam users also sometimes crashes (as can be seen with this DanielVodoo users). I can’t really do much about that, therefore I can only recommend everyone to join our fork’s forums if you want a spam-free and maintained forum experience.

Don’t judge the fork’s state from this forum. Please come over.

Valete,
Quintus

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 23 Nov 2014 19:45
by sydneyjd
Yes, please do. But leave the spambots here. :D

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 26 Nov 2014 22:48
by sydneyjd
Wow, the spambots have been working hard today... YOU CANNOT WIN!!!!!!

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 30 Nov 2014 12:08
by datahead
To quote Gandalf - "You shall not pass!"

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 30 Nov 2014 15:10
by sydneyjd
Yay, no spambots all night!! :D

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2014 08:44
by datahead
Okay - take a look - do you think the posts by fifacoinsgdsy are copied and pasted from somewhere?
It looks like the spam bots have a new edge in our war - these types of posts are harder to identify. This one has prominent Runescape links at the bottom of each post.

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2014 14:35
by Luiji
datahead wrote:Okay - take a look - do you think the posts by fifacoinsgdsy are copied and pasted from somewhere?
It looks like the spam bots have a new edge in our war - these types of posts are harder to identify. This one has prominent Runescape links at the bottom of each post.


I think in a subject about graphics, someone suddenly going off about how they're usually the one to initiate sex with their husband and how they don't want to take up his time if he'd rather be doing something else like yard work qualifies as easy to spot. :P

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2014 16:40
by datahead
I hesitated at first until I looked at several posts from the user. This one seemed different because they were coping and pasting other people's posts, though, which I had not yet seem spam bots do.

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 06 Dec 2014 18:31
by sydneyjd
Whewph, that round of spam took 30 mins to clean up. O_O

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 27 Dec 2014 18:22
by Quintus
sydney, the hero, is fighting an entire army of spambots nearly alone... We should should add a resemblance to the game in some level so his fearless efforts do not get forgotten, although finally they are doomed to be in vain...

Vale,
Quintus

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 30 Dec 2014 19:07
by To4ooo4
Guys, I'm back after years of not posting on here!
I HEREBY PLEDGE TO DESTROY THE SPAMBOT MENACE!!!
LET'S START...
THE ANTI-SPAM UNION or something like that...

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 31 Dec 2014 03:56
by sydneyjd
How about SPAM_BE_GONE? No, wait, that sounds too much like sink degreaser. :P

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2015 21:03
by Quintus
I lock this topic now because it’s an announcement and spambots are posting to it all the time again.

Vale,
Quintus

Re: Forum degenerating in spam posts

PostPosted: 13 Jan 2015 16:58
by Quintus
I have disabled the registration of new users now. I hope this will stop the flood of spambots.

Valete,
Quintus