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Old Apr 18th, 2011, 11:58 PM       
you think they'd get the hint after a while
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Old Apr 22nd, 2011, 05:31 PM       
Last night, I figured out a potentially good way to thwart a large portion of the spambots that keep registering on here. I don't want to say it in public in case any of the spammers read this thread trying to see what we're doing to stop them, but if any of you mods want to know what I did, feel free to PM me.
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Old Apr 29th, 2011, 03:34 AM       
You know if you jerks would stop making witty responses at spambots that don't care, we'd notice the spam a lot faster.
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Old Apr 29th, 2011, 04:00 AM       
Maybe the thread titled "ViAgrA WOWGOLD sexBoys NOW" created by 12312lown is a give away?
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Old Apr 29th, 2011, 10:34 AM       
I'm talking about the bots that respond to things
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Old Apr 29th, 2011, 12:01 PM       
I've started clicking the thingiemajig in the right-hand corner. I assume that helps.
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Old Apr 30th, 2011, 04:53 PM       
Oh we know.
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Old Apr 30th, 2011, 05:06 PM       
Yeah, I wanted to kind of mention that. I don't know about the other mods, but I personally find the spambot reporting to be a bit unnecessary. The only thing that happens is a new thread pops up, which I'm just as likely to see as the spam thread anyway.
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Old Apr 30th, 2011, 05:08 PM       
I'd only report it if there was nekid pics. I'd rather it be noticed right away and removed before it gets onto Willies hard drive.
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Old Apr 30th, 2011, 08:58 PM       
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Yeah, I wanted to kind of mention that. I don't know about the other mods, but I personally find the spambot reporting to be a bit unnecessary. The only thing that happens is a new thread pops up, which I'm just as likely to see as the spam thread anyway.
Yeah, no need to report them really unless you see the thread/post there for several days without a moderator removing it. What MLE said is true too - don't reply to spambot posts, because it makes them harder for us to notice.

On a positive note, the steps I took to reduce spambot registrations seems to have worked really well. There haven't been nearly as many new registrations on a daily basis over the past week.
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Old Aug 9th, 2011, 07:47 AM       
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On a positive note, the steps I took to reduce spambot registrations seems to have worked really well. There haven't been nearly as many new registrations on a daily basis over the past week.
That worked for awhile, but they have adapted to your defensive capabilities it would seem
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Old Aug 29th, 2011, 11:19 AM       
Next time we need Russian spam, we know who to call.
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Old Aug 29th, 2011, 12:36 PM       
Is there a way to make new posters post in the new person thread first before being able to hit the rest of the board? I don't know if the spam bots would be smart enough to do that. Of course that may cut down on actual new people wanting to post, so may not be a benefit. Just an idea.
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Old Aug 29th, 2011, 04:19 PM       
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may cut down on actual new people wanting to post
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may not be a benefit
that's not the way I see it
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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 03:30 AM       
EVERY SPAMBOT WANTS TO SELL YOU GUCCI ACCESSORIES
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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 03:32 AM       
WE JUST HAD ABOUT A MILLION OF THEM.

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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 03:48 AM       
I DID, ASSHOLE

STOP BEING SUCH A GODDAMNED SAMBOT
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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 04:40 AM       
Yeah, good luck getting someone on this forum to buy gucci. What do they think we are, 40 year old women who watch sex and the city.
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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 08:24 AM       
You mean we're not?
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Old Sep 26th, 2011, 07:26 AM       
I think we need a thread backups for most hilarious spambot engrish, like this gem (edited out actual spam)

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Last Time i watched Shark Night. This movie related to Horror Genre. I think this is the best hit of this year. In this movie, 4-5 friends go to a ireland for finding something. But they meet with a Shark.


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Old Sep 28th, 2011, 04:00 AM       
Damn, that spambot just came up with a great movie idea. Maybe an Irish leprechaun-shark hybrid of some sort. Classic.
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Old Sep 28th, 2011, 07:20 AM       
Another good reason for a spambot hall of fame thread is so we can reply to the silliness there instead of burying them and helping them escape justice

And who wouldn't watch that movie?
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Old Sep 28th, 2011, 10:05 PM       
This was a very specific vBulletin thread about preventing spambots that was very easy to find and was posted almost five years ago.

https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/show...TOP-Spam-Bots-!!

The first post explains and links to a plugin that can be installed that prevents users from posting links until they reach a certain number of posts (which can be manually set).

Apparently this is very effective, and even though spambots still register they're completely unable to post.

SOUNDS GOOD TO ME, LET'S GET THIS SHIT SET UP ASAP
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