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SpaceFans
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:36 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Gamer_V wrote:
Well congratulations to y'all!

Your endless posting has made you a mod, TSM. Celebratory

I was browsing and I saw TSM was a mod now. I'm like, wtf. Tbbbbbth!

What annoys me is that this post has no point nor does it have any sense behind it.

Bah.



And I am a Mod to Gamer_V That cool. Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:01 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Gamer_V wrote:
Well congratulations to y'all!

Your endless posting has made you a mod, TSM. Celebratory

I was browsing and I saw TSM was a mod now. I'm like, wtf. Tbbbbbth!

What annoys me is that this post has no point nor does it have any sense behind it.

Bah.

Itís only because Iím so good at finding random old games, that and Iím uber cool Laughing.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:46 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Message of this entire thread: spam enough, and you'll be made a mod.

*watches the forum disintergrate before his eyes* (j/k)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:09 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogbreath wrote:
Message of this entire thread: spam enough, and you'll be made a mod.


Well why didn't you say so?

spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam


man, I go can go on all day.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:01 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Crying Unfortunately several of the other mods don't come 'round these 'parts much these days. Therefore, new mod candidates were selected. Welcome to 'yall! (Where did this southern accent come from?!)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 6:37 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably the south Tbbbbbth!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:55 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogbreath wrote:
Message of this entire thread: spam enough, and you'll be made a mod.

Hey now I never spam.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:18 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

GameMaster.EXE wrote:
Dogbreath wrote:
Message of this entire thread: spam enough, and you'll be made a mod.


Well why didn't you say so?

spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam

man, I go can go on all day.

Laughing lol


The_Sinister_Mastermind wrote:
Dogbreath wrote:
Message of this entire thread: spam enough, and you'll be made a mod.

Hey now I never spam.


Yeah, right Tbbbbbth!
*/me sees the smilie growing a long nose* Shit-Eating Grin
SPAM -> A colourful spam would be nicer to look at. Shit-Eating Grin
Maybe you should have a warning -> spammer would be shot dead (just kidding)
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Okay, seriously, back to topic, otherwise I'll be really spamming.

After the guest posting was stop, it did stopped the nonsensical long advertisement spam. As for whether it is good or bad, it's hard to comment. It might discourage people wanting help but not wanting to register from posting but on the other hand if they are serious enough they would register. Maybe you'll end up with more members that way. Shit-Eating Grin Perhaps this is wise choice but if one day you succeed in stopping mass spamming, you mught like to consider reverting back.

One thing I never figure out is why spam on different forums have different style. The main spam on this forum is the long advertisement with nonsense links. One another place seen before it's vulgar words & porn. Then some place is numberous repeated alphabets or words. Then there was one forum that allowed guest posting but had no spam. Then again there were hardly much posting in that forum too. This lead me to think maybe certain kind of spammers like to visit certain forums. Then again, there is no evidence to indicate spamming behaviour unless one conducts a survey like "Why do you like to spam". Of course no one would ever do that as it is not a wise idea. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:39 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem isn't actual users spamming to their hearts content, itís being done by bots. Which is why it's such a problem, if it was individual users we could just simply block their IPs. But because it's being done by bots IP blocking is useless.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:16 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish there is a way to block the bots Ip Address But There is no way to do it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:10 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not that we can't block their IP address it's just that they have so many it would be an uphill battle on a slippery slope.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:13 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

JKSM wrote:

One thing I never figure out is why spam on different forums have different style. The main spam on this forum is the long advertisement with nonsense links. One another place seen before it's vulgar words & porn. Then some place is numberous repeated alphabets or words. Then there was one forum that allowed guest posting but had no spam. Then again there were hardly much posting in that forum too. This lead me to think maybe certain kind of spammers like to visit certain forums. Then again, there is no evidence to indicate spamming behaviour unless one conducts a survey like "Why do you like to spam". Of course no one would ever do that as it is not a wise idea. Wink


Actually, our most frequent type of spam is the smiley only posts. Those usually only occur in the guest accessable forums, but are extremely prevelant. (And very annoying) We have a good share of porno posts too, but those usually get deleted before most members can see them.

I can understand spamming because it can make you money (ads), and spamming because you're mad/you're trying to be funny. But I've never understood the one smiley/one character spam posts. Why would anyone want to do that?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:29 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Pathetic losers with far to much time on their hands perhaps?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:14 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogbreath wrote:
Actually, our most frequent type of spam is the smiley only posts. Those usually only occur in the guest accessable forums, but are extremely prevelant. (And very annoying) We have a good share of porno posts too, but those usually get deleted before most members can see them.

I can understand spamming because it can make you money (ads), and spamming because you're mad/you're trying to be funny. But I've never understood the one smiley/one character spam posts. Why would anyone want to do that?

Ah, I remember those "one simley post" some time back like the one A Frikkin Cuccoan or something else. During that time, I didn't post much but I still read posts. Wink Yeah, if they intended to spam, they should have more simlies. I don't understand it either but my guess is maybe it's a lazy spammer Tbbbbbth! (someone who wants to spam but is too lazy to type or click). Nowadays the prevalent spam seemed to have taken a different direction. Maybe there is a trend. Sarcastic
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:24 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

So what youíre saying spam has reached the status of being a fad now? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:37 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Sinister_Mastermind wrote:
Pathetic losers with far to much time on their hands perhaps?
Forbidding
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:12 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I liken it to the Space Madness Ren & Stimpy episode ... the "shiny, candy-like button" ... people see the little emoticon faces in the quick reply box and can't help pressing them Tbbbbbth!

Sarcastic Forbidding :Angry: A Frikkin Cuccoan Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:18 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I was talking to a friend of mine who has been a webmaster for quite awhile now and he told me that the boards he's an admin at suffered from pretty much the same problems when they had guest posting enabled. Unfortunately it seems the only way around it is to turn guest posting off, there don't seem to be any phpBB hacks that can solve the problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:32 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Sinister_Mastermind wrote:
I was talking to a friend of mine who has been a webmaster for quite awhile now and he told me that the boards he's an admin at suffered from pretty much the same problems when they had guest posting enabled. Unfortunately it seems the only way around it is to turn guest posting off, there don't seem to be any phpBB hacks that can solve the problem.



OH men that suck if there no way to solve this problem I stay Think there a Away to get the bots out of here But I don`t now where to do it.
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