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Post by SpaceFans » Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:36 pm

Gamer_V wrote:Well congratulations to y'all!

Your endless posting has made you a mod, TSM. :bday:

I was browsing and I saw TSM was a mod now. I'm like, wtf. :P

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. :D

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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:01 pm

Gamer_V wrote:Well congratulations to y'all!

Your endless posting has made you a mod, TSM. :bday:

I was browsing and I saw TSM was a mod now. I'm like, wtf. :P

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

Bah.
It’s only because I’m so good at finding random old games, that and I’m uber cool :laugh:.
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Post by Dogbreath » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:46 pm

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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Post by GameMaster.EXE » Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:09 pm

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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Post by emmzee » Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:01 pm

:cry: 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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Probably the south :P

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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind » Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:55 pm

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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Post by JKSM » Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:18 am

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.
:laugh: lol

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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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Yeah, right :P
*/me sees the smilie growing a long nose* :D
SPAM -> A colourful spam would be nicer to look at. :D
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. :D 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. ;)

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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind » Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:39 am

The problem isn't actual users spamming to their hearts content, it’s 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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Post by SpaceFans » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:16 pm

I wish there is a way to block the bots Ip Address But There is no way to do it.

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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind » Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:10 pm

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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Post by Dogbreath » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:13 am

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. ;)
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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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind » Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:29 am

Pathetic losers with far to much time on their hands perhaps?
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Post by JKSM » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:14 am

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 :cuccoan: or something else. During that time, I didn't post much but I still read posts. ;) 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 :P (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. :rolleyes:

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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:24 am

So what you’re saying spam has reached the status of being a fad now? :laugh:
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Post by Gamer_V » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:37 am

The_Sinister_Mastermind wrote:Pathetic losers with far to much time on their hands perhaps?
:no:
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Post by emmzee » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:12 am

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 :P

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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:18 pm

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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Post by SpaceFans » Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:32 pm

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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