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DigiTan
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Joined: 10 Nov 2003
Posts: 4468

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 01:37:59 am    Post subject:

The spambots seem to be a bit more persistent this week than usual.

If you see any strange goings-on, be sure to hit "report as spam." I can usually get to them within 24 hours.

Tempted to see how many bots reply to this thread... Razz
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tiuser1010


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Joined: 23 Apr 2009
Posts: 100

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 02:31:38 am    Post subject:

You never know... Some are that BOLD

sidenote: You call them spambots? Hilarious XD

Edit: it seems like were not the only ones. WikiTI has recently had some trouble with spambots


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Sven.Thomas0


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Joined: 19 May 2009
Posts: 520

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 04:37:25 pm    Post subject:

Oi, since the beginning of the month, actually. I have deleted probably close to 200 posts in a 14 day period :/ I have flagged maybe 50 or so spam accounts, too XD I can literally log out at night, wake up the next morning and get back on and have 20 spam posts to delete.

EDIT: I actually opened this page expecting spam posts to delete, so i was relieved. I have 11 other tabs open that I have to check, now.


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DigiTan
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Joined: 10 Nov 2003
Posts: 4468

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 10:13:10 pm    Post subject:

Whew! That's relief. Well...not the WikiTI part. :P

My schedule will be cleared up a little bit more from now to Christmas, so I should be able to catch a few more than last month.


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Sven.Thomas0


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Joined: 19 May 2009
Posts: 520

Posted: 28 Nov 2011 07:51:18 pm    Post subject:

.__. I may or may not have internet for a few weeks after December 16th (a few is about 5, I believe). It depends on where I will be living.
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DigiTan
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Posted: 30 Nov 2011 10:03:12 pm    Post subject:

Aw man. That sucks.
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Sven.Thomas0


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Joined: 19 May 2009
Posts: 520

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 11:27:20 pm    Post subject:

I haven't noticed many in the past day or two, so either somebody else has been sniping the posts or they haven't been posting...
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Sven.Thomas0


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Posted: 11 Dec 2011 11:07:32 am    Post subject:

Haha, I finally had to delete a bot post here XD Oh, the irony.
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DigiTan
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Posted: 11 Dec 2011 06:08:44 pm    Post subject:

Yeah, I just caught 2 more today. Most of the spambots I came across had their number of "interests" tags set really high. Like 13,000+. And others have blatantly obvious usernames like "FREE VIAGRA," etc. Maybe in the future we could put those on mod preview.
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Sven.Thomas0


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Joined: 19 May 2009
Posts: 520

Posted: 11 Dec 2011 06:30:46 pm    Post subject:

Yeah, their interests seems to be the same as their yahoo and skype account... 143040. I mean, I love numbers-- a lot-- but really? Razz
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Deep Thought


Advanced Newbie


Joined: 09 Jun 2009
Posts: 59

Posted: 19 Dec 2011 02:20:35 pm    Post subject:

Yay, a real spambot posted here too Very Happy
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Sven.Thomas0


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Joined: 19 May 2009
Posts: 520

Posted: 19 Dec 2011 06:55:56 pm    Post subject:

I have deleted between 150 and 200 spam posts x.x Stuff is crazy.

EDIT: Err, today


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Deep Thought


Advanced Newbie


Joined: 09 Jun 2009
Posts: 59

Posted: 19 Dec 2011 07:37:33 pm    Post subject:

That's insane. Did the captchas go down or something? Shock
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Deep Thought


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Joined: 09 Jun 2009
Posts: 59

Posted: 20 Dec 2011 11:43:11 am    Post subject:

Funny how they turn themselves in Razz
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DJ Omnimaga
http://i-lost-the-ga.me


Calc Guru


Joined: 14 Nov 2003
Posts: 1196

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 01:17:15 am    Post subject:

At least it's not as bad as on www.ticalcs.net or the Boxing Day 2005 wave of spambots on OCRemix (about 6000 spam posts in one single day) but it's still quite bad. If there is still an admin around, he should maybe check for anti-spam mods like stop forum spam, because on Omni this blocks most bots. Cemetech mod is also quite nice, but it's for PhpBB. Else, if that's not possible, my suggestion is to try doing what I did on TI-Freakware and Omni in 2007 as anti-spam: When someone registers, he can only see and post in one single section of the board (in an intro thread, for example) until he reaches 2 post.
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Sven.Thomas0


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Posted: 21 Dec 2011 10:19:34 am    Post subject:

x.x And I barely have internet access (though I expected none). It is a bit difficult to keep track of :/
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DJ Omnimaga
http://i-lost-the-ga.me


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Joined: 14 Nov 2003
Posts: 1196

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 11:47:10 pm    Post subject:

I certainly hope that if all admins that can ban people decide to go completely inactive, that the site won't get spammed as bad as ticalcs.net to the point it's no longer useable, otherwise I think it might be best to just disable registrations completely until a someone can help on the admin side of things. I would hate to see this site go down due to some adult ads or if it became impossible to find old useful threads.
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