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Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Voice From Limbo » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:15 am

You think? I assumed that once you found an open site, you could just set your program to pour them in nonstop.

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Hermit » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:58 pm

The spam's really turning into an infestation now. It's starting to spread to other areas of the forum. It's already gone to 34 pages in the Froth Pot. Left unchecked it does attract more :(

I suppose these russian spam workers must get paid by the bulk. What is it, 1 rouble per 100 posts? fuck me, what an existence! :roll:

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Voice From Limbo » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:23 pm

That's 'cause we're cute, but tough. :D

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by General Paranoia » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:49 pm

For all their effort, the Sad Cunts thread still keeps floating to the top, which must be be upsetting for them 0;)

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Voice From Limbo » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:32 pm

That might help, though some of them were registering recently. They would probably start doing that again.

But it would almost certainly slow them down.

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Hermit » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:08 pm

I think it may well be time to disable anonymous posting. These spambots have taken up over 14 pages in the frothpot at the moment.

I don't think we need anonymous posting anymore, do we? No point having it just so Monty Bill can vent here from time to time. We already know he's a cunt.

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Voice From Limbo » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:37 pm

A (former?) Frother, I take it? Before my time, so could be.

But I'd point out that, if this thread's start date is an indication, the spamstorm began about a month after Bill started coming over here and arguing on what's now the Sad Cunts thread, and having his arse handed to him -- repeatedly. What's amazing, as I wasted time paging through the thread, is how long he kept posting his bullshit here. Or maybe, not so amazing.

Anyway, coincidence?

Edit: The real pisser there was Bill's constantly accusing Frothers of being transphobic, considering the misogyny and racism visible on TMP daily.

I saw no evidence of transphobia on the thread, aside from the usual piss taking, which was a lot rougher back then, from what I can tell.

Hmm. Maybe I should run an experiment on myself, in that regard. More time wasted -- but it might be more fun! :D

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Bronshtein » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:42 pm

I'd say look to the Bristol Parks department, but the Play Inspector's exams are very rigorous - nearly as rigorous as the Judging exams Dud, and may not leave a lot of time for hand crafted spamming.

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Voice From Limbo » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:56 am

No disagreement here.

I blame Bill. Or JJ.

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Australian Dawn » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:20 am

I don't think it's ever been this bad for this long.