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

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Post by ZedF » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:18 pm

Well I suppose it was nice while it lasted. :/
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Post by Nspace » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:22 pm

At least these new spammers seem to be mostly confined to Misc.
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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them pl

Post by U.E.D.C. » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:10 am

Anybody else find it ironic that the spam bots have always seemed to be attracted to this thread. Is Doombot having a little fun at our expense?
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Post by TrashMan » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:09 pm

Spambot flood.

This is how Doombot plans to subjugate humanity...

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

Post by ivra » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:54 pm

There have been a lot of spam posts lately. I like the feature that new posts are in yellow so that I can easily see what I haven’t read. What I have been doing so far with spam posts is to go in to them and back so that they could be marked as read. That is until now. I just found the “Mark topics read” button. It’s brilliant. Now I can read the proper new posts and just click it to get all spam posts marked as read. Just to inform you of the possibilities - there might be more people out there like me that have not noticed this ability yet.
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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them pl

Post by amtie » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:19 pm

Even though I've already read the recent posts in this thread, they still come up as unread each time a new post is posted in it. :s Anyone else have this problem?

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Post by U.E.D.C. » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:25 am

Yup, same here. Though, I don't think it's too much of an issue, as this thread's only real purpose is to attract bots....and educate forumites on the proper procedure when one is encountered.
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Post by BlueTemplar » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:49 pm

Great, they're now spamming in German and Russian now... they could at least be original, and I don't know, maybe use Farsi or Mayan language...

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Post by ivra » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:25 pm

Had to put on “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” by Elton John as a thank you for saving the T.A.R. forum from drowning :)
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Post by amtie » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:12 pm

I believe we are passing through a spam bot cloud. It should be over soon, although estimates vary. Unfortunately, spam bot clouds cannot be detected, unlike comet dust clouds.

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Is it more helpful to report every single post by a SPAM account, or is flagging it once enough? Or, to put it another way, should I restrain myself from flagging every single %*&^ post by the %^&* SPAM-bot?
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Post by ZedF » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:25 pm

You don't need to report them at all; Castewar is pretty good about eliminating spam accounts/posts when he gets the chance and has no more trouble identifying them than you do. ;)
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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them pl

Post by Gryfalcon » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:10 pm

castewarkp wrote:Don't make more work for me please.


So is the most helpful thing to just ignore them completely? Am I clogging up castewarkp's inbox to no purpose when I flag a SPAM post?
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Re: What Not To Do With Spam Bots (do not respond to them pl

Post by amtie » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:10 pm

To quote Mecron (approximately), you're just adding fluff. :thumbsup:

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

Post by Gryfalcon » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:28 pm

So the "Report this post" feature is just chrome?
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