What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them plz)

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Post by bmac4417 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:53 pm

Kamonrius, the Devs made it clear the last time this happened that we were not to respond to these threads because when they delete the original spam post, our posts will be left over and waste space and confuse people.
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Re: puma,shox,What Not To Do With Spam Bots

Post by castewarkp » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:26 pm

Kamonrius wrote:Go...Away...Now............ :evil:


As it turns out, that doesn't work - you actually have to go into the board controls and delete them.

What it does do, is make more work for me, because while I can delete the spambot and its posts, I now have to come back and manually delete the threads, created by the first person responding to the non-sentient, doesn't-read-your-replies spambot.

Don't make more work for me please.

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Re: puma,shox,What Not To Do With Spam Bots

Post by Lobukia » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:00 am

It this really supposed to be an annoucement?!

If so, how 'bout giving it the Subject: Don't respond to spam bots!
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Re: puma,shox,What Not To Do With Spam Bots

Post by fibio » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:12 pm

Okay this is getting rediculous, now they are spamming in the 'stop responding to spam bot threads'. :roll:

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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them plz)

Post by bmac4417 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:17 pm

fib, this was a spam thread. Kludgy changed the title of the thread so it could be used as an example of what not to do to a spam thread, that is, one should not reply to it.
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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them plz)

Post by ignus » Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:20 pm

No, fibio is correct. A spam bot actually replied to this topic. Obviously, it's gone now.

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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them plz)

Post by Slasher » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:12 am

I've been seing a lot more spam bots than usual these last few weeks. Did anything change to bring this on?
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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them plz)

Post by Mecron » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:22 pm

yes obviously the bots have become a step more sophisticated. Increased countermeasures have been applies though...The war continues :wink:

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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them plz)

Post by Slasher » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:36 pm

Perhapes if our cybernetic overlord was de-neutered and given control over the board again, he could prevent such things?
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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them plz)

Post by zanzibar196 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:07 am

Slasher wrote:I've been seing a lot more spam bots than usual these last few weeks. Did anything change to bring this on?


Yes. Doombot's extended vacation is my theory.
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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them plz)

Post by ZBlob » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:29 am

Doombot needs to get the heck back here and stop rusting on the beach. :evil:
Yes, that was necessary.

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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them plz)

Post by Slasher » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:08 am

This is what is known as, "irony", yes?
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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them plz)

Post by Sevain » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:55 am

If that is a joke it's tasteless.

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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them plz)

Post by manty5 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:03 pm

Um, because it is NOT a spambot-generated thread. It is a thread about the spambots. Therefore its quite all right to reply to this, as the replies won't cause orphan threads.

On another note, these idiots are leaving their mailing address, so to speak. They have to if they want to profit from their activity. I wonder why things aren't set up so that anyone who does this kind of spamming immediately loses their domain name and their ISP. One phone call to ICANN, and *poof*. No more moron.

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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them plz)

Post by Slasher » Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:54 pm

Because professional "spammers" like those use bot nets to send the actual spam? The people who own the machines at those IP's are usualy innocent of such crimes.
The the purpose of full half of all the various trojans floating around the net is to allow someone else access to your machine for the purpose of having it send spam to various e-mail addresses.
I'd be suprised if the same people aren't also the ones operating the "bot networks" on those same machines, that "terrorize" the forum...
Its not like the people running those bot nets are working them out of their own private IP's after all...
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