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Shoutbox archive
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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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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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Smile
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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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no more shoutboxing
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Sorry didn't realise the shoutbox had been closed /s Tongue
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+1*
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~1 for the borg emoji aslong as it doesn't try to take over the human race. o.o
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shoutbox is not closed lol
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?
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erm wot?
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The shoutbox is hereby closed!
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#Borgmoji! Tongue
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Change of subject Big Grin #letsGETpeachy! http://makestation.net/showthread.php?tid=2090
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I'm interested how you managed to get sex, from my new eggplant emoji. Like wut? Where did this sexy peach come from? +1 for another new emoji. I had to look up phallus, google decided images was the best option.. Thanks! and if what you're saying is true eggplant = ...a fake one, then peach = ...a fake one so put two and two together you got something but it definitely isn't sex! Finna also you put images in the shoutbox like so: Eggplant Tongue .P.S. I were asking for someone to demonstrate ON not someone to explain to me, however I get it now Big Grin and I hope this message mind boggles and throws off anyone reading this shoutbox like wtf did I just say /s
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basically eggplant + peach = sex.
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and I don't know how to put images into the shoutbox lol.
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Zalost? Tongue Darth? Anyone care to volunteer? Eggplant
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Demonstrate... one anyone but me. Tongue
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Would you like me to show you? Big Grin Eggplant
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What do they use it for? Blush
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Hi all. Big Grin
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lol
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Zalost, oh I know Eggplant
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yo darth, wazzup man?
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Blush
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nevermind I think I get the joke now lol
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eggplant? umm... harry do you know what teens use that for in the US?
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HAHAHA!!!!
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I think I found my new emoji Eggplant
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woah ho ho!
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hmm... it's too bad there's all those spambot hosts and hacked PC's... otherwise I'd release some kinda worm that tracks code in commonly used one's and delete's them... hell I'd even call it the pacman anti-bot worm... gobbling up them ghosts.
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Yeah, it's crazy, but there's nothing really to be done if we want to benefit from it.
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Regarding official bots (like Baidu, Google, etc.) we don't want to chase them off. They index the site for their search engines. The rest, all of the spambots, etc., well they don't look at robots.txt anyway so the only thing that would really do any good would be disabling the site for guests... Finna
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so why so many bots all the time? and is there a way to edit the robots.txt to chase them off?
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quick somebody set off an EMP!
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If only the 43 users active right were members. Cool
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and 39 lurkers. Angel
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Hi Google, oh and late Hi to VSS Tongue
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whos online with me? google, baidu and bing bots... hi bot friends
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Tongue]
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ah ha noone is one now. time to go streaking.
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Xrumer bots?
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Yes I do actually! It has been quite a while since I have been able to really log on and check them out. A lot of it is probably Xrumer bots trying to get in but I will definitely look into it!
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@"Darth-Apple" You get a lot of Guest traffic here, do you have analytics set up? Anyway of telling if they are bots or actual people. Would be nice to learn where they are mostly coming from and to enhance on that
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That’s a point, Facebook advertising is cheap as.. has great analytics, I used it a few times around last year and it really did work! (I advertised my fb page, which in turn people went to my store)
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@ Guardian: yeah unfortunately everybody is more into social media... speaking of does makestation have a Facebook page?
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I've never had those campaigns work in the past. Just drained REAL quick. If you can't target a forum-accepting audience, it would probably be a waste on today's internet.
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I wouldn't put that sort of money into advertising yet, IMHO if you have that sorta money spare for makestation, I'd use it on maybe a custom theme, getting some proper graphics done, get this place all tweaked out then find a few forums that offer advertising to a community that will appreciate make station at the same time as maybe a community referral competition? Tongue


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