Bots on the Forum?!?

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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Unbeknownst » 01 Mar 2011, 10:23

Google.ru is more fun....
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Zarthanon » 01 Mar 2011, 12:13

I like to vary my experience by using a different search engine everyday.
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby HD Cerberus » 03 Apr 2011, 00:35

To stop the Spambots, (which appear to have gotten ridiculous) have we tried the AntiBot Question mod for the board? I think it might slow them down at least. You can make the question something very easy.

Edit: After rethinking, have we thought about renaming the general discussion board? It looks to me like their doing Keyword searches to pick the board to post on. I haven't seen any anywhere else on the forum, only there. Even renaming it to 'Talk' or 'Chat' might work. Although they might be searching for those words as well. Maybe changing it to 'The watering hole' 'The Tavern' or even 'Joes Corner'.
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Joe » 03 Apr 2011, 22:28

Great ideas! Both are done! :D

Luckily, the built-in CAPTCHA system could be set to a custom question (a very easy one for anyone who has read even one scene.). I guess bots nowadays can get around the randomly generated CAPTCHA numbers. Crafty!

General Discussion has also been renamed to "Non-Pocalypse" and nothing else in there has changed :D

Hopefully, no more spam bots!
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Zarthanon » 09 Apr 2011, 10:06

Excellent suggestions. Hopefully the changes will work.
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Kevak » 10 Apr 2011, 16:03

Lately, actual people sign the bots up to the forums and then put the bots on autopilot to spam the heck out of the forums.
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby HD Cerberus » 11 Apr 2011, 01:55

That's okay though, cause doing it manually takes ages. The threat of bots is that they're automated, cause computers beat people every time.
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Unbeknownst » 11 Apr 2011, 18:42

Shh. You'll give the computers ideas....
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby TheUnversed » 12 Apr 2011, 07:58

Watson was a Class A example, I guess.
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby HD Cerberus » 04 May 2011, 07:14

It would appear the bots are becoming active again, and with some fairly hard-core pornography. However, they appear to have registered before the last few changes we made to keep bots out, so it looks like we just need to go on a full on purge.

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