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Rwolf
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:38 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Guest spammer 'Manuelkr' gives us his feedback:

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=124883#124883

Status: Spam post deleted.
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MrFlibble
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:03 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of very enthusiastic spambots, each made several posts (now deleted):
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13218
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13219

Both bots seem to have copied parts of some news(paper) article(s) to use as their post content, and inserted links in signature, profile and in some cases post text.
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Rwolf
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:07 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

The irony empire strikes back...a copy-paste bot registered as 'axton' posting suggestions of IP-banning spammers...in a ten year old thread.

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.php?search_author=axton

The copy is the last paragraph from Dogbreath's post in the same thread, re-pasted as his own.

placeholder tag: Nawaz.

Status: Deleted post & user.
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wardrich
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:06 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

It almost seems intentional now.
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Rwolf
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:05 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Guest comment spammer 'KailinSl' finds everything interesting:

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20765

Status: Spam post deleted.
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Rwolf
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:56 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Another registered spammer 'shervsoa' selling stuff.

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13223
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20767


Last edited by Rwolf on Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:09 am; edited 1 time in total
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Rwolf
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:19 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Random poetry bot 'clarcks', can't make it's own random poetry, but needs to copy others.
(source from OP in same thread)

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13224
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=124988#124988

Status: Spam post deleted.
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Rwolf
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:58 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

copy-paste registered bot: 'reeclarck'
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13229

copy a part of user aderack's post, re-paste as his own in the same thread:

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.php?search_author=reeclarck
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MrFlibble
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:51 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Suspicious post and account:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=125088#125088
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13227
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Rwolf
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:42 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm...yes I almost reported that one, but I thought I'd give it a chance to prove itself human. Name & signature tag looks fishy, (esp. the name occurs in several spam posts outside of this forum) possible ad links could be placed invisibly in future editing of quoted links even...but would it create revenue? Maybe google-bots follow such things.
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MrFlibble
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:36 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Rwolf wrote:
possible ad links could be placed invisibly in future editing of quoted links even...but would it create revenue? Maybe google-bots follow such things.

It is my understanding that every link a spambot makes is for SEO purposes, so yes, they're intended for crawlers.

I think we should just keep tabs on this post and if/when the links are edited in, delete it.

BTW, a couple of spam bots/posters got under the radar here in the past exactly the same way. The messages they posted were vaguely relevant and thus not deleted immediately. Sometime later when checking some old threads it would turn out that links appeared in such posts and profile signatures.
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Cmaza
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:35 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't remember if I've already asked this before or not (I did search up my old posts using the search feature but couldn't find anything along the lines of), but, are the spambots that end up posting here being reported to SFS? Could be worth doing, if this isn't already being done.

The look-up feature could also be useful to integrate here, if that isn't already being done, and if there isn't any objection to a bit of quick coding being done onto the registration page here.
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Rwolf
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:30 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Registered spammer 'skylione' managed to post 4 quick spams for his 'tinfoilhat stuff' in various forums:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13230
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:39 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Registered spammer (post with link deleted):
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13235
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MrFlibble
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:42 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Suspicious:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13236

Link in signature but something game-related?
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Rwolf
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 7:36 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

A previously reported spam-bot 'lionhorest' spams again.
Last time the spam got deleted, but not the account.

Profile:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13192

Fresh spam:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20800

Previous report:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=124315#124315
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CPT Worm
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 7:11 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Rwolf wrote:
A previously reported spam-bot 'lionhorest' spams again.
Last time the spam got deleted, but not the account.

Profile:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13192

Fresh spam:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20800

Previous report:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=124315#124315

I took care of it, MOTHER. GAWD

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wardrich
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:09 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

CPT Worm wrote:
Rwolf wrote:
A previously reported spam-bot 'lionhorest' spams again.
Last time the spam got deleted, but not the account.

Profile:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13192

Fresh spam:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20800

Previous report:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=124315#124315

I took care of it, MOTHER. GAWD

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Rwolf
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 12:21 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

http://sarasotadetail.com/gallery2/d/8456-1/orly.gif

(Spam gone, still see the 'lionhorest' account, with links.)

edit: maybe you want to keep it as a trained pet spammer, and just divert all it's postings to /dev/null?
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Rwolf
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 6:39 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Registered copy-paste spam bot 'wwqmicky' regurgitated a random sentence.

profile:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13242

copy from Chilly Willy's post:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=123827#123827

paste here:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=125279#125279

I think the tagline 'raza' has appeared here before too, don't recognize the name though.
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