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Post by Rwolf » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:38 am

Guest spammer 'Manuelkr' gives us his feedback:

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic ... 883#124883

Status: Spam post deleted.

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Post by MrFlibble » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:03 am

A couple of very enthusiastic spambots, each made several posts (now deleted):
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13218
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&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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Post by Rwolf » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:07 am

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.ph ... thor=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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Post by wardrich » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:06 pm

It almost seems intentional now.

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Post by Rwolf » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:05 pm

Guest comment spammer 'KailinSl' finds everything interesting:

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

Status: Spam post deleted.

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Post by Rwolf » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:56 am

Last edited by Rwolf on Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:09 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Rwolf » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:19 pm

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.p ... le&u=13224
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic ... 988#124988

Status: Spam post deleted.

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Post by Rwolf » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:58 am

copy-paste registered bot: 'reeclarck'
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&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.ph ... =reeclarck


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Post by Rwolf » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:42 pm

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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Post by MrFlibble » Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:36 pm

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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Post by Cmaza » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:35 pm

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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Post by Rwolf » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:30 pm

Registered spammer 'skylione' managed to post 4 quick spams for his 'tinfoilhat stuff' in various forums:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13230

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Post by MrFlibble » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:39 am

Registered spammer (post with link deleted):
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13235

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Post by MrFlibble » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:42 pm

Suspicious:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13236

Link in signature but something game-related?

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Post by Rwolf » Wed May 06, 2015 7:36 am

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.p ... le&u=13192

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

Previous report:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic ... 315#124315

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Post by CPT Worm » Wed May 06, 2015 7:11 pm

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.p ... le&u=13192

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

Previous report:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic ... 315#124315
I took care of it, MOTHER. GAWD

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Post by wardrich » Wed May 06, 2015 11:09 pm

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.p ... le&u=13192

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

Previous report:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic ... 315#124315
I took care of it, MOTHER. GAWD

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Post by Rwolf » Thu May 07, 2015 12:21 am

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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Post by Rwolf » Tue May 12, 2015 6:39 am

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

profile:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13242

copy from Chilly Willy's post:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic ... 827#123827

paste here:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic ... 279#125279

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

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