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Postby Penultimate Pi » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:37 pm

I've detected a user named Drathycah that, at the time of this post, joined today at 5:02 AM. I'm not aware that anyone has approved him, and rather than posting a character sheet, he has posted two separate advertisement topics in the BLU Base forum.

This bring be to a concern: the username is unusual for it, but I think we may have a spambot here. Just throwing that out there, for caution.

EDIT: I have also been informed that a similar user, EurorkWocak,who's birthday is today (at time of writing), is another such spambot. The link provided on his profile leads to a Russian site, and although I have not visited it, I am led to believe the site is full of viruses.
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Re: Spam

Postby Tentacles » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:45 pm

I suspect the birthday boy is a spambot too. Its website leads to a Russian site full of free virus.
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Re: Spam

Postby 12 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:00 pm

I was really happy because I saw two new users, but the second that Drathywhatever started posting the pill stuff, I facepalmed hard enough to see stars. |: The both of them are probably pillbots.

why do all the forums I go on get pillbots sob
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Re: Spam

Postby Rufus Schmitz » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:02 pm

This unfortunately happens to any forum type website that doesn't have a approval membership. In other words, when a forum doesn't personal have mods and admins approving new accounts, these bots can come in and spam the living hell out of forums. And they'll keep coming until there is a blockage. So when Gerhard gets back on, she'll have to delete the spam accounts and probably either make Swamprats accessible to new members by approving screennames and making sure they are legit people. I know such tasks are annoying and tedious, but if it means combat against spambots, then so be it.
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Re: Spam

Postby Henry Adams » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:33 am

Hey guys, no worries. I kicked that sombitch with a hellfire boot. He's perma-banned and i deleted all of his crap posts. if another one shows up, send me an email or something, alright? TaylorDeHaven@hotmail.com
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Re: Spam

Postby Gerhard Melsbach » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:22 am

Thank you for posting this notification, I was able to get on and delete all of the spambots from the member listing along with their posts.
I wish I knew more about how to operate the inner workings of this site, because I'd add one of those 'human proof' levels to make sure all membership applicants are actually people.
If anyone knows how to do that, don't hesitate to PM me and give me a walk through.
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Re: Spam

Postby Penultimate Pi » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:36 pm

INCOMING!

Just found another one. Radbapedget is this one's name, and his interests are literally written as a bunch of gibberish.

I think there was one more a few days ago, but I forgot to catch him.

EDITEDIT: One more, name's Zelmgluff. He outright says his occupation is in service and politics. And unless someone can prove to me despite the fact that Qatar is a real place, I'm pretty sure he's just one more bot.
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Re: Spam

Postby Puffin » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:37 pm

Josif X. Arcson wrote:INCOMING!

Just found another one. Radbapedget is this one's name, and his interests are literally written as a bunch of gibberish.

I think there was one more a few days ago, but I forgot to catch him.

EDIT: One more, name's Zelmgluff. He outright says his occupation is in service and politics. And unless someone can prove to me Qatar is a real place, I'm pretty sure he's just one more bot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar

He is just a bot though, otherwise he would've posted an application or something. This is all getting pretty silly, either way.
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Re: Spam

Postby Tentacles » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:44 am

The best part about these is that they look like names from a really mediocre tabletop game.

Zelmgluff, the dwarf polititan
Radbapedget, the Malvakian douche-wagon
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Re: Spam

Postby Connal Reid » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:03 am

Would dwarf politics involve a lot of booze and punching each other in the face? Because it really sounds like it would practically require a lot of booze and punching each other in the face. Why can't more politicians be like that?
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Re: Spam

Postby Penultimate Pi » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:17 am

I figure politicians are stupid enough with drinking booze and punching each other in the face.

WHOOPS DID I JUST THAT OUT LOUD
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Re: Spam

Postby Henry Adams » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:43 am

Josif X. Arcson wrote:I figure politicians are stupid enough with drinking booze and punching each other in the face.

WHOOPS DID I JUST THAT OUT LOUD


Judging from you missing words and mistakes, I'd guess you've been hittin' the booze and gettin' punched in the face yourself, Josif XP
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Re: Spam

Postby Puffin » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:25 am

Henry Adams wrote:
Josif X. Arcson wrote:I figure politicians are stupid enough with drinking booze and punching each other in the face.

WHOOPS DID I JUST THAT OUT LOUD


Judging from you missing words and mistakes, I'd guess you've been hittin' the booze and gettin' punched in the face yourself, Josif XP

HEY MAN IT'S A LEGITIMATE HOBBY DON'T HATE
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Re: Spam

Postby 12 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:14 pm

I think we got another one. This doesn't exactly seem legit to me. :'|
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Re: Spam

Postby Henry Adams » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:27 pm

It doesn't quite match up with our local spammers MO, BUT I'll keep an eye on it.
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Re: Spam

Postby Penultimate Pi » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:29 am

Yet another one, recently registered. No info on his profile, so that's an indication of things.

Name's Neuchnuherync. Again, watch for him.
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Re: Spam

Postby Puffin » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:01 pm

Uhhhh so another one JUST joined

Steelsusend

(you know they're bots because their birthdays are always on the day they join)
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Re: Spam

Postby Penultimate Pi » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:53 pm

It says that user doesn't exist. scussypaids, however, does.
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Re: Spam

Postby Connal Reid » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:28 pm

Josif X. Arcson wrote:It says that user doesn't exist. scussypaids, however, does.

This one sounds like someone tried to be creative with a porn name and just... Screwed up.
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Re: Spam

Postby Gerhard Melsbach » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:06 pm

If it says the user is no longer here, it's cause I went and deleted the f**k out of them. :)
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