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Tennie
As people might have seen, we've been besieged by bots in the last couple of weeks.

For the time being, we moderators are going to attempt to stem the flood by temporarily suspending posting privileges of new boardmembers suspected of being bots.

If you're a real new boardmember not interested in spamming the board, don't worry. We can reinstate posting privileges for you. smile.gif
Jack Sparrow
Bots are people too... cry.gif

Can we make an exception to the porn bots? Maybe they're allowed to post only in the Hot Gals thread? unsure.gif
Tennie
Fishdoll already tried that one on me, Jack. smile.gif
TriniKing_CE
LOL @ jack's request! laugh.gif
Tennie
Addendum:

We've noticed that the bots seem to be spending a lot of time looking at member profiles. To be safe, you may want to consider removing your email address from your public profile for the time being.
acid911
Sexy testo della firma, Tennie! tongue.gif Anche se lo dico io!
m1ke
Should now be fixed.
TriniKing_CE
QUOTE (m1ke @ Nov 6 2008, 12:34 PM) *
Should now be fixed.

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kurtsimonw
We had an invasion from the bots and I missed them. sad.gif
dst
QUOTE (kurtsimonw @ Nov 6 2008, 08:17 PM) *
We had an invasion from the bots and I missed them. sad.gif

Oh you missed all the drama. It was tough... we lost a few men but... well here we are now talking about it! We survived the invasion, yeah baby!
acid911
QUOTE (dst @ Nov 6 2008, 11:42 PM) *
Oh you missed all the drama. It was tough... we lost a few men but... well here we are now talking about it! We survived the invasion, yeah baby!

cry.gif cry.gif cry.gif Particularly our beloved, Jack Sparrow, who hasn't been online since. He fought really hard, right by my side. Oh, why him and not me? He deserved to live. Let's hear it for our friendly neighborhood pirate:

dst
QUOTE (acid911 @ Nov 7 2008, 02:55 AM) *
Oh, why him and not me?

Ahem... because you used him as a shield!? rolleyes.gif
acid911
QUOTE (dst @ Nov 8 2008, 12:54 AM) *
Ahem... because you used him as a shield!?

Shush! Hush! unsure.gif What part of our conversation about not spilling all my secrets out in the public did you not understand? You want to blow my cover? The guy messed with Zohan, of all people? You don't mess with the Zohan, understood? tongue.gif Good!

Tennie
The Spambots seem to have returned, sadly. If you get a spam PM please let me or another moderator know ASAP.
I_Rossoneri
QUOTE (Tennie @ Apr 7 2009, 07:55 PM) *
The Spambots seem to have returned, sadly. If you get a spam PM please let me or another moderator know ASAP.


I got one from someone called mignulikz, don't know if anyone else got the same?
Tennie
Quite a few seem to have done. It's definitely spam (the link apparently takes you to a viagra for sale site, there may also be adware stuff too) so DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK.
I_Rossoneri
QUOTE (Tennie @ Apr 7 2009, 08:11 PM) *
Quite a few seem to have done. It's definitely spam (the link apparently takes you to a viagra for sale site, there may also be adware stuff too) so DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK.


I didn't open the message, thanks anyway.
MizNelson
QUOTE (Tennie @ Apr 7 2009, 12:11 PM) *
Quite a few seem to have done. It's definitely spam (the link apparently takes you to a viagra for sale site, there may also be adware stuff too) so DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK.

Better yet, just don't open the thing at all if it's from someone you don't know.

(But if it's gay porn, chances are it's from dst.)
dst
You just missed THE most amazing site in the world! That was a great link, I'm telling you...
milanista1899
QUOTE (I_Rossoneri @ Apr 7 2009, 08:07 PM) *
I got one from someone called mignulikz, don't know if anyone else got the same?

I did. Thought it was odd - the message was just a link saying "Please help". I hovered over it to see what the link was, but didn't click on it. cool.gif Went on his/her profile & it said they'd registered yesterday, hadn't posted & was from Afghanistan! ohmy.gif A few other members had visited too - hope they didn't click on the link either... unsure.gif Checked the new posts in My Assistant (which was already open from the PM alert) & found this thread.
Rossoneri7
QUOTE (dst @ Apr 8 2009, 01:26 AM) *
You just missed THE most amazing site in the world! That was a great link, I'm telling you...


I deleted the PM ... plz share tongue.gif
dst
QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Apr 9 2009, 12:22 AM) *
I deleted the PM ... plz share tongue.gif

I'm afraid I can't do that. You've missed your chance...
MizNelson
QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Apr 8 2009, 02:22 PM) *
I deleted the PM ... plz share tongue.gif

I think he's pulling your leg.
Tennie
There's a new one today: muzrinkl is also sending spam pms with links to a russian site. User has been banned and, as before, probably not a good idea to click on the link.
MizNelson
The douchebag just sent me one this morning saying "funny picture" and other crap. Didn't open it, of course.

Why he hasn't been banned yet is another question.
Tennie
See above, Miz. He has. smile.gif

I don't have the authority to do IP bans (only m1ke can do that), but as soon as I or the other mods are made aware of the spammers, they're banned.
MizNelson
QUOTE (Tennie @ Apr 12 2009, 10:32 AM) *
See above, Miz. He has. smile.gif

Didafan didn't notice that part. Maybe she needs glasses. smile.gif
Tennie
Jurdreda has been banned. Needless to say, the 'new forum rules' link is not to new forum rules but to one of those spam sites.

Sorry for all this, guys. We're catching 'em as we see 'em but there's not a lot more we can do at this point.
Fillipo Simone
The last one is...more intelligent. I mean, the message.
TriniKing_CE
QUOTE (Tennie @ Apr 7 2009, 02:55 PM) *
The Spambots seem to have returned, sadly. If you get a spam PM please let me or another moderator know ASAP.

Got one the other day...
Since I'm not on as often as I used to be, I wasn't aware of the spamming issue (and the issue in this 'bot' thread)
I just deleted the message promptly not taking into account the name of the user though... tongue.gif

On the up side I haven't gotten any since wink.gif thumbup.gif
Tennie
Terkovskyr has also been banned.

Sorry, guys. sad.gif
agenth
reporting:
Win Prizes terkovskyr [ Block ] Apr 14 2009, 03:06 PM
Read Msg From Administrator jurdreda [ Block ] Apr 13 2009, 12:50 PM
Read Msg Uhhhh muzrinkl [ Block ] Apr 12 2009, 03:34 PM
Read Msg Hello mignulikz [ Block ] Apr 7 2009, 08:49 PM

how freaking annoying°!
Tennie
Done.

Thanks for the heads up, Miz.
MizNelson
QUOTE (Tennie @ Apr 19 2009, 10:06 AM) *
Done.

Thanks for the heads up, Miz.

No prob. smile.gif
Tennie
angelikzusa has been banned.

I'm really sorry, guys. There's not a whole lot more that can be done right now.sad.gif
dst
How about... an enhanced and improved... V3!!!??

I'm sure it can be done before... 2012!?? tongue.gif
m1ke
QUOTE
We have received numerous reports from clients regarding spamming on the Personal Message (PM) system in IP.Board 2.3.6 and below. After consulting with reCaptcha (the provider of the captcha system in 2.3.6) we believe that humans are being used to bypass the captcha and then the newly created account is given to an automated script which sends PMs in huge quantities to your members.

The patch we have released today introduces a flood control setting to the PM system in IP.Board 2.3.6. This will limit how fast a member can send PMs thereby giving you and your moderators time to ban the offending account.

Swines.
m1ke
Bots are no more (but some still may be lurking...)
m1ke
QUOTE (dst @ Apr 20 2009, 08:40 PM) *
How about... an enhanced and improved... V3!!!??

I'm sure it can be done before... 2012!?? tongue.gif

Duh, it's V5 now chum 96.gif
Tennie
Yes, brickerza has also been banned. Sorry again, guys.
dst
It was kinda funny... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa biggrin.gif
Tennie
Yes, but thirty three times?!?!?! That's one long primal scream!
Tennie
Fishdoll gives Miz a cookie. thanks. smile.gif
Jack Sparrow
Miz is sucking up to the management. But don't fret, fellow citizens. Your friendly neigbourhood pirate shall continue to stick it to da man!!
MizNelson
Don't spam in here, Jack. It only makes you look desperate for attention. tongue.gif
MizNelson
New account opened named "MaximMeds." I smell spammer.
Tennie
Already taken care of. Fishdoll's one step ahead of you, Miz. smile.gif He was clearly inspired by the colorful match report today!
MizNelson
^ Ban the above *** ASAP.
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