Lo, we are besieged by spambots

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Re: Lo, we are besieged by spambots

Postby Esperath » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:25 am

can we just disable new user registration for now
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Re: Lo, we are besieged by spambots

Postby Grath » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:35 am

Esperath wrote:can we just disable new user registration for now

Or possibly just restrict everyone to Spambot Thunderdome until they get approved by an admin?

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Re: Lo, we are besieged by spambots

Postby Brentai » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:52 am

Fuck it, admin approval it is. It's not like anybody new has signed up in a year.

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Re: Lo, we are besieged by spambots

Postby Disposable Ninja » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:50 am

I have been informed that Mr RollandTinc, the robot whom I was corresponding with yesterday, was not actually writing in Hylian, but was in fact using a real language.

I apologize to my Korean friends for confusing their beautiful language with a made-up fantasy language. As they say in Korea: Perdóname.
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Re: Lo, we are besieged by spambots

Postby Mongrel » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:13 pm

Uh, Admin-approve only does not appear to be stopping the flow.

Unless WalterLync registered a while back and just hadn't started posting 'till now?

EDIT: Yep. Registered Sunday. Maybe we ought to just mass-ban all accounts registered in the past month?
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Re: Lo, we are besieged by spambots

Postby Newbie » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:29 pm

First they came for the spambots, and I did not speak up, for I am not a spambot.
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Re: Lo, we are besieged by spambots

Postby Grath » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:33 pm

Newbie wrote:First they came for the spambots, and I did not speak up, for I am not a spambot.

Я, например, приветствовать наших новых от спама повелителей.

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Re: Lo, we are besieged by spambots

Postby Mothra » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:33 pm

Yeah, when I get time, I'm gonna have to go through the list of newly registered folks' and delete the spambots.

Slammed at work right now, but soon hopefully.

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Re: Lo, we are besieged by spambots

Postby Mothra » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:57 pm

Alright, slogged through the Registered Users and Spambot groups, searching IP's/emails and IP banning the obvious spambots. Deleted almost all of the accounts, but I saved a few of the more memorable Thunderdome denizens.

They will not know the sweet release of death.

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Re: Lo, we are besieged by spambots

Postby Grath » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:10 pm

Mothra wrote:Alright, slogged through the Registered Users and Spambot groups, searching IP's/emails and IP banning the obvious spambots. Deleted almost all of the accounts, but I saved a few of the more memorable Thunderdome denizens.

They will not know the sweet release of death.

I think you missed one - there's some 'Printer Jiro' weirdo that nobody recognizes, and they've gotta be a spambot because their username is talking about printers so they're probably advertising cheap offbrand ink.

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Re: Lo, we are besieged by spambots

Postby Mothra » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:17 pm

One of these days Printer Jiro is going to reveal the expansive long-con that was befriending a community, gaining our trust and companionship, and exploiting it all to sell ink cartridges through a Hungarian domain that does not accept USD currency.

It'll be Moxie Lite all over again.

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