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Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby Lord Kellendros » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:16 pm

I just nuked user “lily” because “it” posted a bunch of random scripted story chunks with links to a WoW power-leveling site peppered through them in 5 different threads.


FUCK!


Anyway, please report further instances of this here, as I’m sure we’re in for another wave of this crap…
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Re: Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby Triaxx » Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:13 am

I'm almost certain it's not, but I really hope this is a massive April Fool's joke on your part.

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Re: Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby OsterPenPen » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:13 am

You may want to start making a log of the IP these are posted from. On other forums I've moderated, whenever we got clusters of spam, we usually were able to IP ban a small block of addresses & the problem goes away. Biggest block we ever nuked was the main cable ISP for Scottsdale, AZ & our bot problem is essentially non-existent.
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Re: Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby Eoraptor » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:34 am

NO, this isn't Ron Stoppable . net... our mods don't randomly turn the boards into their personal plaything. I saw the freaking lily bot last night when it resurrected several of my old cookie board posts :cry: here I thought someone was interested in em
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Unread postby Triaxx » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:30 am

Damn. And I was hoping that.

Of course, if I'd planned a prank we'd have had the banners and styles switched to K/R.

It shouldn't be hard to get a log, I know that the back-end grabs it. If we switch to banning the user rather than deleting that should give us the block to kill. Then we can delete.

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Unread postby OsterPenPen » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:45 pm

The other thing the Webmistress elsewhere does is she never deletes anything, just moves it to a hidden folder without redirect. That way, when she brings the issue up with the abuse department of their ISP, she can offer to allow access to the original post. We had one kid where the ISP agreed to phone his mother & give him a talking to...
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Re: Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby ChaosWolf » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:51 am

There is a ...something... attached to LoveRobin's sig linking to www(dot)ndos(dot)net(slash)lr(dot)swf... my Firefox/NoScript is blocking it, as precaution, but it keeps trying to reload itself and piles up rapidly, bloating the screen in seconds...

Can someone clean that link from her sig, please? it renders any page she's posted on completely unreadable due to the whatever-it-is's reloading attempts forcibly-scrolling the screen every couple seconds.

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This is what I see.

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Re: Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby Lord Kellendros » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:15 am

Done.
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Re: Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby ChaosWolf » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:32 am

Lord Kellendros wrote:Done.


Thank you... but what was it? It's never been a problem before.

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Re: Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby Love Robin » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:51 am

ChaosWolf wrote:
Lord Kellendros wrote:Done.


Thank you... but what was it? It's never been a problem before.
It's a flash animation of Rinacat art Kim and Shego dancing back and forth. *no one else* has ever had a problem with it...

...thanks very much...
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Re: Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby Triaxx » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:14 am

I wondered why it looked wierd and didn't do anything. If you turn it into a .gif it'll probably work better.

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Re: Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby Celestialdoggie » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:42 am

Love Robin wrote:
ChaosWolf wrote:
Lord Kellendros wrote:Done.


Thank you... but what was it? It's never been a problem before.
It's a flash animation of Rinacat art Kim and Shego dancing back and forth. *no one else* has ever had a problem with it...

...thanks very much...


I've seen it linger in spots while I scroll through a page, but ONLY when I'm remoted in to my home PC while at work, so I'm sure that was a function of the reduced video capability of the remote connection. Even then, it was something easily fixed, and not nearly the level of this random issue.

On the other hand...I never did see it move...which was sad.
I figured it was time to change this, but...there's really nothing to change it to.

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Re: Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby Eoraptor » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:19 am

occasionally it locked on me, hanging in the middle of a paragraph or blocking text out, not appeared where it was supposed to. It usually moved back where it was supposed to if I resized text. but yes, it would work much more smoothly changing it to a .gif.
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Re: Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby Love Robin » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:32 pm

Eoraptor wrote:occasionally it locked on me, hanging in the middle of a paragraph or blocking text out, not appeared where it was supposed to. It usually moved back where it was supposed to if I resized text. but yes, it would work much more smoothly changing it to a .gif.
Anyone able to do that? That's beyond me
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Re: Arrgh! [The fucking human ‘bots are back…]

Unread postby twin-3 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:38 pm

remind me after i've slept some, i should be able to.
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