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Postby KitsuneSefam on Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:43 am

We don't want to buy your MMORPG gold shit, so stop spamming before someone goes on a killing spree ok?
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Re: @ lwb0382y

Postby Gorble on Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:46 pm

It's a bot they spam forums and SM hasn't been able to find something that will work for her. I try to help maintain by cleaning out the posts and banning the account though I think SM bans the IP.
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Re: @ lwb0382y

Postby Drucchi on Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:02 pm

Thank god.

That bot was damm annoying.
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Re: @ lwb0382y

Postby KitsuneSefam on Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:02 am

Gorble wrote:It's a bot they spam forums


Lol captain obvious

Gorble wrote:and SM hasn't been able to find something that will work for her. I try to help maintain by cleaning out the posts and banning the account though I think SM bans the IP.


Banning the IP is a tad useless, especially if the guy or the girl keeps going under a proxy.
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Re: @ lwb0382y

Postby ShadowsMyst on Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:08 am

I'm not sure that they are all bots, some for sure, others might be actual people behind a screen. But yeah, they are spammers in anycase, and I don't always catch them right away, particularly on weekends. Fortunately I can delete all their posts and their accounts and ban them in a couple of clicks from the control panel, but gorbs can ban em until I can get to the purging, and I appreciate it.
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Re: @ lwb0382y

Postby KitsuneSefam on Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:36 pm

Anyone willing to waste a lot of time could make 10 accounts with inboxes like http://www.mailinator.com/index.jsp and then nuke the forum by using those 10 accounts at once behind 10 different webproxies.

Make sure to ban those from email registrations.
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Postby Orev on Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:28 am

There's so many mail servers like that, though, that it is almost futile. It's better overall to find a method within the forum that makes it unique from others, and thus stops registration.

The kaerwyn.org forum does this well. At the bottom of most pages is this:
Just a field that you need to fill out to prove to us that you're a real person and not a fucking spambot. Just type "kaerwyn"

It's just a text field, but only a human will understands its import, and you could easily set it to pick random words if someone modifies a bot for that method, thus making registration near impossible unless the user is human.
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Re: @ lwb0382y

Postby ShadowsMyst on Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:51 pm

Which is of course 'easy' if one is code-inclined, which, being an artistic sort, am not. I used to have a mod that was EXCELLENT, but it hasn't been upgraded to this version of the board, so I can't fudge it back in because I suck and can't actually fix the problems. This is also a different type of board than the Kaerwyn boards I believe. I think Jakkal is using Vbulletin, not PHPbb.

I'm still keeping my eye out for better spambot detection mods, but I haven't seen one yet that is as good as the last one I found and easy enough for me to install without boning the whole board and database.

So I'll just delete them when I see them pop up.
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Re: @ lwb0382y

Postby KitsuneSefam on Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:33 am

Orev wrote:The kaerwyn.org forum does this well. At the bottom of most pages is this:
Just a field that you need to fill out to prove to us that you're a real person and not a fucking spambot. Just type "kaerwyn"


With Jakkal, you don't need spambots :lol: , plus she have a function to choose someone to pick on, most likely the newbies.

And earlier i was talking about humans(when talking about mailinator and webproxies)
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Re: @ lwb0382y

Postby Eagle101 on Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:18 am

KitsuneSefam wrote:With Jakkal, you don't need spambots :lol: , plus she have a function to choose someone to pick on, most likely the newbies.

Have a bad time on Kaerwyn? Jakkal and all the other ops/mods are quite welcoming if you follow the rules -.-

KitsuneSefam wrote:And earlier i was talking about humans(when talking about mailinator and webproxies)

Understandable, but what about people that need temporary accounts in case they have a problem like I did with this account? (Mail would not send to my gmail, so I could not reset my password. Not everyone will register a new account when they can use a temporary inbox)
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