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theBSDude



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a new spambot, really aggressive; it posted in every thread at least once in under a minute. Different type of name, different e-mail, different tagline. This'll probably get worse quickly.
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Tyris



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FOUND IT! HAHA!
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=464628
Users must have been here X days and made Y posts before being allowed to post URLs. X and Y are customisable. It doesn't mention images, but since you have to post the image's URL...
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Tamir



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good going, Tyris! Very Happy
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thespaceinvader



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've nuked 10 or so posts from Merlbit (or something like that) which were all porn spam. One in each forum section. The good thing (or least bad thing, anyway) is that most seem to post only once, or once per forum section, before giving up or getting killed by teh vengeful Lady. If they posted as much as they potentially could, we'd struggle to clear the boards quicker than they could fill them...
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Tamir



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mm, I dunno - Merlbit has done the one-topic-in-every-section thing at least 3 times now. But it's true, we're lucky they don't post as quickly as they can....
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Tenshi



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merblilt, technically. And isn't there a limit on speed posting? I know if you try to hit the "send" button twice for a PM, it'll tell you that you can't send them so quickly after another...
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Nem



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah but it's like a few seconds. Razz
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YatesOfYore
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Faaaaaaaaaaabulous. As soon as I've got my computer unpacked, up it goes!

And I will get right on deleting these other losers.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just deleted ten porn spams by some bot calling itself "pydrabob". Yick.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This should be the thread where the mods inform us lowly plain-forumers how much filth and spam they're protecting us from. ^_^
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots. Most of it exactly the same.
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Tamir



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to be coming from only one or two sites, too. After adblocking two sites only, I no longer see any pictures...
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thespaceinvader



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't actually thought about adblocking them. That would have been sensible. I just try to hit the delete button as swiftly as humanly possible...
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Tamir



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I did it so that I'd be able to hit the delete button faster. =o My connection isn't always the best, and if I have to wait for a lot of obscene pictures to load.....
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thespaceinvader



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, the dubious benefits of broadband...
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