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Re: Spambot Invasion!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:56 pm
by Bronshtein
Interesting mix of spam - looks almost bespoke denial of service shit - not just russian porn and dodgy online meds, but granite headstone contractors.
Also Hojoos looks interesting - new member - posts a relevant (if incorrect) comment about Igor's sculpting on Beer's thread but then a randomish spam about bugger all on the Statuesque Miniatures thread.

More than random Spam? Jim Nasty But Dim?

Re: Spambot Invasion!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:09 pm
by Voice From Limbo
Look again, Bron. The Igor remark was copied from a post on page 1.

Same thing on the next two topics.

Maybe we're starting to get a slightly higher quality set of bots.

Re: Spambot Invasion!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:18 pm
by Bronshtein
Oh God! Does that mean it's like a digital I Am Legend?
I'm the only human on the fucking thing and the rest of you are bots?
Bugger.

Re: Spambot Invasion!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:36 pm
by Voice From Limbo
Or it could be like a digital Sixth Sense, and you too are a bot. :D

Re: Spambot Invasion!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:19 pm
by Bronshtein
Probably explains a lot :(

Re: Spambot Invasion!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:42 pm
by Voice From Limbo
New question: I've been adhering to the "Do Not Reply to Spam!" rule, like a good little boy, because "it makes it harder to remove".

That made sense, when it was being removed, but it now seems the Frothergods no longer care.

So, should I give in to temptation, or live in hope?

Re: Spambot Invasion!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:29 pm
by Etranger2
Nah, ignore them. Or join in.

Re: Spambot Invasion!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:56 am
by Bronshtein
The bots seem to be replying to themselves anyway.

A Frother overlord - not a God maybe, but close - told me about three years ago it was nearly all over - I suppose to a God three years is nothing, but to lesser mortals those three years were quite good fun.

Shame its dribbling into the sand like this. :cry:

Re: Spambot Invasion!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:10 am
by Voice From Limbo
There are still the gaming areas, mostly unaffected -- so far.

But Bill doesn't care about gaming anyway.

Re: Spambot Invasion!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:26 pm
by Australian Dawn
Bronshtein wrote:I suspect somewhere there is a dishevelled deranged ancient Frother admin person, the last of their Godlike kind, lurking in front of an Acorn computer hoping this spamfest will end FUUK! and release them to a Frothy Valhalla. No longer bound to this dull earthly existence. Frotherdammerung is nigh!


If there is any admins watching and thinking this way I'd just like to say I really like Frothers and hope you start deleting the spam again soon, it's a pain in the arse as is, but before the recent flood of spam it was a great site and I hope it goes on operating indefinitely.
So pull your finger out!
The net's gone to shit with vanilla, politeness enforced BS, making this amazing little site the best miniatures and games forum on it, so whoever has been keeping it spam free over the years please don't give up now!

I can't help feeling that some sort of arrangement to upkeep the place has come to an end with the passing of the last decade, but the Frothers community still has life in it, please don't let us down!
If it was you Captain of Ark B. keeping this site going, thank you for the good work and please start doing it again (has anyone tried Private Messaging him?)

God knows why the keys to the site weren't passed on years ago to new caretakers if the old ones have lost interest, we would have no doubt have kept a lot of good posters who stuck it out for years, but with a bit of love I'm sure this site would come alive again. It's amazing that we still get manufacturers posting their goods considering the state the site is in, it shows that this site must have some sort of inexplicable appeal.
Don't let it die!