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Discussion in 'Forum Feedback' started by Nuada Airgetlam, May 2, 2019.

  1. Mob of Blondes

    Mob of Blondes Well-Known Member

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    Hahahaha, reporting is time limited to same value than posting? The software gets sillier with every new discovery.
     
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  2. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Well-Known Member

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    You can't spam the admins with reports, because the spambots would also like to use the report functionality to tell them about great new deals :D
     
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  3. Aspect Graviton

    Aspect Graviton Friendly Alien Overlord
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    We send wave after wave of our own men at them, until they reach their pre-set kill limit! - the Zapp Brannigan school of spam-boting
     
  4. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Well-Known Member

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    Are you serious, people.

    First 10 Recent Posts pages are wall to wall spambots with FOUR actual threads between them. This is ridiculous, the forum is unusable.

    Admin, start doing your work, ffs.
     
  5. Mob of Blondes

    Mob of Blondes Well-Known Member

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    Spam Rush!!!! KEKEKEKEKE!!!

    (And uploading a picture failed... of course... without useful error info... of course)

    Edit: Oh, I think I get it... it's year of the pig.

    49562482_2594019020623348_2374315482380500992_n.jpg

    (Smaller image worked, from less than 500K to less than 100K... I thought limit was MB or so)
     
  6. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Seems the easiest way is to report the User, not each individual post.
     
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  7. xagroth

    xagroth Mournful Echo

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    I report the user, and then ignore him, frankly. This both warns CB and removes, for me, the nuisance.
     
  8. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Well-Known Member

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    Not really, each spambot seems to survive a day anyway. Each day there are new ones on.
     
  9. tox

    tox SorriBarai
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    Change the policy for new users.
    1st post MUST be approved by moderators.
    Then feel free to spam.
    ...
    ...
    If you survived!
     
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  10. Red Harvest

    Red Harvest River Cool is where I belong

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    They mostly come out at night, mostly.
     
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  11. psychoticstorm

    psychoticstorm Aleph's rogue child
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    The situation may have been fixed, but we remain vigilant for the issue.
     
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  12. n21lv

    n21lv SymbioHate

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    I do not mean to diminish the labour or skill of CB IT staff, but I don't see any changes on the registration page and I can still use DOM manipulation to click CAPTCHA elements and call the audio challenge, that is being used by bots to get through CAPTCHA.
     
  13. psychoticstorm

    psychoticstorm Aleph's rogue child
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    Some changes are under the hood some are over, Spambot is a constant evolving landscape, we hope that, at least for now, we have dealt with it, we will see how it will evolve.