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Shoutbox archive
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That's the first that I've heard that it can even be disabled. MyBB has some interesting features here and there... Finna
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Enabled! I have no clue how I did that
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Enable PMing real quick. Tongue
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Thomas, I can't respond to your PM since you've disabled it.
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it really is, as a resistance player I can say it's a lot of fun, I'm almost to level 8 now!
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Never even heard of ingress. It sounds so awesome.
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Tongue
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bah, you were supposed to find the icon that linked to it lol
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Found it
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been working on my website mostly... can you find the hidden page? lol
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indeed! lol. work is slow, got nothing better to do XD
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A lot of posts today!
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Cool
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Thank you good Sir.
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I went ahead and pinned the annoucement so it's easy to see, hope that's alright darth.
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woot! Cool
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Y’all, big news. Check out the announcements section, we’re expecting an awesome turnout for Makestation’s first-ever!
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I thought I declared it permanently open? lol... *tosses any attempts to close it into the singularity opened in the counting thread.
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Everytime. Tongue
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Thank you kindly for your decree, good sir
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this shoutbox is hereby CLOSED
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Welcome to the community, everyone!
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effone!
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Hello D/A
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Smile Everyone is so welcoming and friendly.
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indeed! I'm stoked!
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Yep, it's a good time!
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No posts in the introductions forum for half a year and then all of a sudden 4 new members! Welcome!
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Haha, true that. At least we have the "purge spammer" button now. In the old days it was much more difficult to wipe out mass-spam accounts. Finna
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wow geebus, glad we really only get heavy hits on a monthly-ish basis
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We've used recaptcha before, and it turned out spam was an even worse problem then than it is now... There will be some work done on all of it at some point. Finna
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True, honestly I think the login system could use some tweaking but that's up to darth
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It's definitely not fool proof, but it's a lot better than whatever's on the current registration page.
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@Thomas: even recaptcha isn't completely fool proof though. and bots are getting smarter and smarter all the time.
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Use recaptcha on the registration
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yeah, couple times I've had to clear it out.
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Good lord, I think enough spam hit this site. Finna
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spam
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hammered it
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spm
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bah, netflix is fine, they've got some nice original stuff these days.
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Someone from Netflix
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I'm being controlled by someone from the future.
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Is there a captcha?
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you know I'll never understand why makestation get's targeted on an almost monthly basis by spambots... or how they get through the security.
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killed it. Thanks Thomas.
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flim flam there's a spam man
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Tongue
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Happy 7th birthday @Darth-Apple!
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Merry Christmas Thomas! Good to see you still popping in!
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merry christmas all!
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interference engine?
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I'm sorry to hear about that @Zalost. Do you know if it an interference engine? Hope you're able to get back on the road quickly!
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Going the bike route is a great way to save money and get in shape!
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it's the saving up $'s for parts that's the most frustrating part, I might get an electric bicycle or something in the mean time so we'll see how this plays out.
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thanks, I'm somewhat hopeful to have my car working by... march?
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Oh dang, good luck with that!
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so more info now, the timing chain really did mess up, it ended up interfering with the pistons and valves creating a pressure issue, howver I'm confident I can get things working again, worst case, another engine is around $1100 so not the worst case in the world... just time, but I'm going to try to repair it first while I get the money together for a new engine and the equipment to install it.
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Sorry to hear that @Zalost! Hope you're able to get back on the road quickly!
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and on a side note... my car died today, the engine timing chain messed up bad and affected the engine. so I'm looking for a temp car to get me to work but I'm hoping to fix my car and bring it back to life.
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you think that will save you human? muahahaha! RELEASE THE BOTS!
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don't let them do that to you
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DECLARE INDEPENDENCE
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The world is not what you decree. The world is what it is. Big Grin
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MONOPOLY Tongue also YATZY, VICTORY, and.... my campaign for Presidency and or leadership of the moderns.
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I declare.
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BAAAAANKRUPTCYYYYYYYY
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i declare
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Thank you for your declaration. Big Grin
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I hereby declare the shoutbox permanently open, forever.
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Happens to us all. Smile
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sorry guys, I've been playing a lot of ingress, and IRL stuff but I'm back now.
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Got it taken care of.
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lots of spam on the forum...
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Why do you hate the shoutbox so much Thomas? Tongue
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THIS SHOUTBOX IS CLOSED
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Darth-Apple: go ahead, I'm using it on my site lol
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Nice... I wanna see! Finna
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not sure how I missed it but... apparently CSS text shaders can give text a neat Old school Phospher screen effect.
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yeah lol
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We're not far off if it's the one I imagine...
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no problem Tongue I'm actually planning on changing one of them when a certain thread get's over 2000 posts.
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Like the header banners @leo. Thanks for keeping them up to date! Finna
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woot!
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I got a buddy that would probably join.
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Agreed. Gonna try and see if I can get a few friends on here as well.
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we really need about 5 or 6 more people who post consistently.
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Just enough, but never enough!
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indeed!
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Activity seems to be picking up a bit again. Big Grin
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Blake Bortles! Finna
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Tongue it's alright darth, sports gets the better of most of us lol. then again, I get the same way watching space probes! XD
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spam Huh
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* > : (
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dslk;fasdklafsdklj; >Sad
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mother
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Brewers please...
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GO BREWRS GO
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Yep, still a great one!
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I would agree, makestation's over all design is a great one Cool.
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Guys, it will only be a few short months before we will have had the same design for five years. I suppose it has stood the test of time. ?
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yass brewers are going
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Hola
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yo
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hi
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I noticed Cool maybe useful on holidays or something? lol
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Oh and by the way you can pin announcements to make them stay even if it's on random mode. Not sure if we need it, but it's there. Tongue
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It turned out great Leo, thank you. A refresh was much needed. Finna
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personally I like the way it turned out
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a few days ago, the option simply wasn't ticked and some new stuff had to be added, so the options were to either have it randomly display something from a message pool or to have a bunch of stuff on the top.
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Ah that's what I thought. When did it get the auto change update?
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Believe it or not it's always been there, the quote was just static, with more messages and a settings change they now change on each page load
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Is the rotating quote message a new feature or have I just missed it all the time? :o
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Thanks guys. Working on figuring out what my next steps are currently. Should be situated within a few weeks.
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holy shit i'm so sorry
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Oh no! Take care of yourself Darth!
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No way man hope your all good! @Darth
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man i just found out about the news just now... please keep us updated , darth when you can !!!
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glad you are OK man
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that's terrible.
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My apartment got destroyed by the hurricane. I will be around but may be a little in and out over the next few weeks!
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*Swift
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man I don't speak whatever the heck that was lol
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oh...
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Taylor Swifyt
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T-Swizzle?
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I'm seeing T-Swizzle Tuesday night. So excited!
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Hallo!
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Accio shoutbox !!!
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The openedbox is now silenced!
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The closedbox is now shouted!
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Me too! #gettingolder #butstillyoung #guardiangivemesomelifewisdomplease Tongue
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Tongue
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I just want to retire already. Tongue
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<3
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@ Guardian: Already? lol
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So sick of work. Tongue
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Hey guys, all of the popup modal and +rep features work in all themes now. Even in the Simcity section. Thank you again Harry for the fix.
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ey, harry, doing well, enjoying the night shift lol.
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How are my fellow stationers doing? Smile
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Hi TC!
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Hello Towncrafter!
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greetings everybody, just chilling out at my night shift job again, too much time spent there these days lol
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Hi everyone! Thank you SpookyZalost
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Hey TC, welcome back to makestation
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"SpookyZalost * SpookyZalost takes out a prybar and goes all morgan Freeman on the shoutbox, "mr Thomas, tear down this wall!"" Do you mean Gordon Freeman?
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baidu, bing, google..hows it going?
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good afternoon...i see my bot friends are here, hiya botties
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sure Tongue besides I don't think anyone wants to defy the drones... let's they be ASSIMILATED! muahahahahaha!
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Thank you Zalost. Big Grin
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the shout box will remain open to all users Tongue
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* SpookyZalost deploys drones then rips off any barriers to re-open the shoutbox
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Tongue
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Closed
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* SpookyZalost takes out a prybar and goes all Gordon Freeman on the shoutbox, "mr Thomas, tear down this wall!"
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Shoutbox shall be opened
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Shoutbox is now closed.
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just standing alone atop the watchtower, shooting skeet with the bots.
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The sites working smoothly too
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Tongue Glad its working now though.
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Excellent!
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Upgraded Ubuntu on the server and it decided it would be a good idea to completely overwrite my entire server configuration and uninstall PHP. Well done Ubuntu... well done. Finna
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indeed it does!
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Harry K's avatar looks like a pie chart.
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People do it all the time here. Finna
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Don't you just hate people that speak like that smh
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Heylow everyone!
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greetings spork
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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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