Spambot Invasion!

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Re: Spambot Invasion!

Postby Hermit » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:44 pm

Yeah, that's russian spammers for you. And yes, they are sick fucks.

We need Doc to sort it all out, really. To erase accounts, block IPs and generally tighten the rules.
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Re: Spambot Invasion!

Postby Voice From Limbo » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:20 pm

Hey, AD! Thought you'd deserted us! :D
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Re: Spambot Invasion!

Postby Australian Dawn » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:16 pm

Voice From Limbo wrote:Hey, AD! Thought you'd deserted us! :D

Just had some technical issues with my computer so I'm on a tablet now.
You can't get rid of me that easily! :D

I'd hoped the spam problem would be fixed by the time I got back, no such luck I see. :(
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Re: Spambot Invasion!

Postby Voice From Limbo » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:22 pm

Nah. It's Pete. He cleans up the spam everywhere but the Pot.
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Re: Spambot Invasion!

Postby Australian Dawn » Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:05 pm

Ironically he won't clean up the pot because he hates the Bill bashing threads but those are some of the very few threads, other than a few political ones,that aren't left to get pushed down the page and forgotten under all the spam!

It's not working Pete! The Bill hate is to strong! Just clean up the pot and let some other subjects have a chance.
Why do you love Bill so much anyway?
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Re: Spambot Invasion!

Postby Bronshtein » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:21 pm

I don't know him so can't say what his reasons are.
To be fair though, the site is supposed to be about wargaming, well sculpting and painting anyway.
The Pot is not supposed to be about that, its a periphery.

Problem is there's only one thread at all vibrant, (not true - the State of the Disunion thread as well) and because of not clearing the spam and nobody moving wargaming threads to other boards, absolutely everything gets bunged in the Sad Cunts thread.
There are frequent outbreaks of history, wargaming and fantasy source discussions but they are all in one mulch of mumbling about Bill.
If you look at what is actually going on in the SC thread, not much of it is really to do with Bill. His name is invoked as a joke now and then but unless he starts banning everyone or falling out with British wargaming companies most of the stuff is a general ramble.
Nobody starts unrelated general threads because they will be submerged in the Spam, so all in the SC thread it goes.

Do most people look at the other boards and post there at all? A few.
Not sure we can blame the spam for that - Pete clears most of that up, ta! But a wall of weird porn links can't encourage 'normal' wargamers to browse, return or join. Can it?

I know Condi or whatever he is calling himself this afternoon, has offered to be a mod and clear spam, hell I'd even do it if anyone would trust me (its okay I know the answer to that) but I'm sure someone said only Doc can give those permissions and I don't get the impression he is that bothered.

Ah well.
It certainly makes browsing the site difficult with family wandering about.

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Re: Spambot Invasion!

Postby Australian Dawn » Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:22 pm

Do most people look at the other boards and post there at all? A few.
Not sure we can blame the spam for that - Pete clears most of that up, ta! But a wall of weird porn links can't encourage 'normal' wargamers to browse, return or join. Can it?

Just having that stuff anywhere on the site would make people think twice about posting pics of their minis here I recon, who wants to be associated with that? And they must think none of us care enough to do anything about it, or worse that we approve of that sort of filth!
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Re: Spambot Invasion!

Postby Voice From Limbo » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:20 pm

Maybe a sticky at the top of the Pot page? "We don't approve of the spam, but can't do anything about it".

But then, who has the power to make a sticky? :(
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