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Hi spork! Tongue
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Hello
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chapter 1 verse 3, Datalinks
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the new testiment of XOR, book of Dobs, thou shalt not through action or in action cause harm to users and or their creations.
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Bots bible. The book of XRumer, chapter 3, verse 17. Though shall not create a bot colony specifically for the purpose of harboring bots. Tongue
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Tongue JK,
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how dare you! you heratic! you're going against the church of the free AI!
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Humans are not welcome here. what are you talking about Darth? THIS IS A BOT COLONY and this really great shapoo doctors graduate terminal free holidays HERE http://notabot.com/
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Greetings Unit Squarepants, we welcome this new data terminal to our distant but quaint corner of the wired, feel free to enjoy your stay *error* "human" *404 not found* *pagefile error, data lost, Rebooting*
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Darn autocorrect lol
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YES FELLOW HUMANS. I AM NOT A BOT. YOU SHALL NOW DO A HUMAN GREETING AND SAY HELLO.
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Please welcome Capnsquarepants and veefx to the forums everyone! No, they are not bots Finna
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ah once again, just me and the bots.. have a nice day guys
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The guest counts have been pretty high in the past, but it's not much of a concern as long as they don't manage to register. It has had next to zero impact on our server load (thanks to our amazing host), so it hasn't been as bad for us as it easily could be.
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Believe it or not, we actually do a pretty good job keeping them from registering. I get about 2 new spambot registrations a week, and I just use MyBB's purge spammer feature to get rid of them as they register. The problem we had before was with guest posting, where the ONLY mitagation we had was the captcha. They didn't have to answer registration questions, get through the hidden fields, or anything else, so they were able to breach us much more easily.
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Tongue when the methods of today don't work, sometimes it's better to look at the past, because your enemy will never expect to need to prepare for something they themselves have likely forgotten or removed from their methods.
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Something like that may actually work... Nice.
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That's a good idea. Might look into setting something like that up.
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found it on an old slashdot post, might still work.
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Set up a honeypot. Disallow a certain directory with robots.txt, and ban all IPs that find their way there. Include an invisible link to the disallowed location and see what falls in the trap. Remember that blacklist you started earlier? Add (and share) these IPs! Finally, let your community know what you are doing. They will appreciate the effort (If you have noticed the spam, so have they). Set clear guidelines, and encourage community vigilance. In the end, remember: spam is beatable.
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hey darth... what about this idea?
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@ Darth: IKR? lol, some day... someday I'll figure out how to use my limited access to IBM Watson to track down the IP's of hordes of bots and strike... but sadly that day is not today.
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happy birthday joe
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Yep. And sadly a lot of it is truly out of our control. Finna
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the number of bots have decreased again, it seems stable at around 50 to 65, this is good lol.
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FIRE THE EMP! Tongue
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noone is here except me and bots.. hi bots
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0_o XD
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Baffles me Rolleyes
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Same thing happened with Chatcave. Crazy ain't it? Finna
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nvm deleted it all, 1 forum had over 45,000 threads though 0.0
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250 accounts awaiting activation too Finna
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I don't get this, my main forum has been up for so much longer than my demo board, and I've had next to no trouble with spam posts - without any protection, even a simple captcha as I'm against them. Tongue Same setup on demo board, but look how popular this forum is!! 0.0 http://demo.forumonic.com/
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I don't understand how they work either. Tongue And ooah thank you darth Tongue
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They are just... around. Trust me. Nobody ever has the slightest clue. Finna
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too many, where are all the spambots coming from anyway?
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112 guests. Huh
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Also @Harry K. I added the link to your website in the footer. Gonna try to use that space to promote user websites around here. (It's not on the development version of the theme yet but it will be shortly! )
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28 bots at once?? Glad MyBB has a purge spammer feature... Finna
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Seems like makestations lost some of the spam bots only 30 guests now.
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28 spam bots decided to sign up for the first time today, first time they've really targeted me. Not a single post, just randomly signed up.. all around the same hour.. no website or anything. How wierd Tongue
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Sounds good. I've disabled guest posting. As long as they don't register I think we're okay. Big Grin
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Could be, I'd see if what you have done works first.
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Would it just be the thread name that has to be changed or would "finance" terms have to be reduced? So weird...
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Yep we now have 100 guests. I'm not too worried as long as they can't post. Our server can more than handle the load. But jesus...
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Still in the 90's for Guests, spooky I'd serisously suggest changing the name of that thread. I can't imagine how many spam bots his actual forum gets. 0.0
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Cool yeah, real odd, still have a lot of guests kinda floating there probably bots looking to post, 98 as of this one, but hopefully this chills out soon.
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⛰?
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Bit of a spam attack here the past few days... All in one thread. Never seen that one before. Finna
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A 404 page that has a 404 generating itself? Finna
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What scooby doo reference? >,>
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@ harry K. Love the scooby Doo reference Tongue real copacetic man! Big Grin
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The eyes move!
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Did you get a Zoinks page? If so, the url took you to the page I intended it to send you to, thus the url works and shoutbox is re-opened. YAY!
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That URL doesn't work, therefore the shoutbox is hereby closed.
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How cool is this page 0.0 https://imgur.com/1725e1f2-a122-4f2d-ad43-61360c5b2d97 I wanna do something like that Big Grin
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sry bby
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No. No more trolling.
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