Spambot Invasion!

Post a reply


This question is a means of preventing automated form submissions by spambots.
Smilies
:D :) :( :o :shock: :? 8) :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :evil: :twisted: :roll: :wink: :froth: :loopy: :| :mrgreen: :demonic: 0:) 0;) :argue: :wry:
View more smilies
BBCode is ON
[img] is ON
[flash] is OFF
[url] is ON
Smilies are ON
Topic review
   

Expand view Topic review: Spambot Invasion!

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Condottiero » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:40 am

Guest wrote:What about if it morphed into an Anti-Mac thread?
Surely that's got to be something we can all get behind and it would definitely attract new members.

The hate would only augment Darth Mac's ego...

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Guest » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:22 pm

What about if it morphed into an Anti-Mac thread?
Surely that's got to be something we can all get behind and it would definitely attract new members.

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Condottiero » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:31 pm

Australian Dawn wrote:Wasn't there a way to put a survey up in your posts? I'm thinking we need one on this truce issue so that Captain of Ark B. can see how many have signed on.

There aren't that many participants left:

1) A few vocal twats have had a tendency to drive people away, due to the Froth Pot. Newbies ignore the warnings and post there, as it's the most active part of the forum.

2) The ability to vote anonymously is going to skew the results in favor of the minority - is the minority the majority now?

3) The regulars see the Froth Pot as a means of venting, especially by jilted exes about that other place, and can't stop themselves.

At this point, better to keep the spam off the rest of Frothers and ignore the Froth Pot.

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Australian Dawn » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:47 pm

Wasn't there a way to put a survey up in your posts? I'm thinking we need one on this truce issue so that Captain of Ark B. can see how many have signed on.

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Captain of Ark B. » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:24 am

Rossco&others wrote:willing... ...moderator.

thanks for the offer, but i don't have the power to do that kind of upgrades... :roll:

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Captain of Ark B. » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:07 am

yup, their very smart aren't they... I'll have a look-see if they've got 'history', any actual spammin' i'll delete 'um...

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Bronshtein » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:04 pm

Double glazing aside it seems that not all the spammers are entirely random bots.
There are several in the Community pages who are taking the piss on topic (sort of) - following on in style on 2 or 3 year old threads see:
bennieGrara
JesseUnsam
Moosix
EmilyKeync

those aren't standard spammmer posts.

(Or if they are, they are fucking clever algorithms)

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Rossco » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:06 pm

I'm willing to have a turn at being a moderator. Been a member here for 16 and a half years. :beard:

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Condottiero » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:21 pm

Rossco wrote:
Captain of Ark B. wrote:No, it looks like you're stuck with me... :dodgy:

So why don't we come to some sort of arrangement... a truce maybe?
I'll tidy up in the Froth pot on a regular basis, make it habitable. If folks leave it out on the tiresome anti-TMP bullying?
I'm willing to sticky the Antics thread, if someone or group of you want to bring it up-to-date, rather than useless pages of bumps...


other than that, try getting out more... there are lovely clean open fields in the CCG Forum for example, start a new thread... 0;)

I'm happy with a truce.

Seriously, can we please have an extra couple of moderators added as a precaution?

Where would you find the mods? I'll volunteer if need be... :twisted:

Re: Spambot Invasion!

Post by Condottiero » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:43 pm

Captain of Ark B. wrote:I have Doc's details (email), if the shite really hit the fan with the site, I'd get him to sort it out...
but a bit of spam ain't that.
Webmaster is Doc, with a different Log-in...
Dags is now ---, yup i think hes ashamed of the old place...
Rev was Chair but resigned, but only Doc can change the 'Roles' so remains... nominally, as in reality he doesn't...
WK is indeed a 'nice bloke', but he now has a beautiful, charming and intelligent wife, so i can't see him wanting to spend much time with you Ark B types...

The others you are missing are
UncEvl, gone to ground in Stoke...
DedDpt, owner of one of southern England's most hospitable sofas
and
Bro M. who i really hope is OK...

Associate Member was pretty much a Honorary title, and has no mod permissions...

No, it looks like you're stuck with me... :dodgy:

So why don't we come to some sort of arrangement... a truce maybe?
I'll tidy up in the Froth pot on a regular basis, make it habitable. If folks leave it out on the tiresome anti-TMP bullying?
I'm willing to sticky the Antics thread, if someone or group of you want to bring it up-to-date, rather than useless pages of bumps...


other than that, try getting out more... there are lovely clean open fields in the CCG Forum for example, start a new thread... 0;)

I think this is a wonderful idea and would cut back on the number of obsessively repetitive posters.

Top