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Thread: Bots bots bots... Bots
16-03-2012, 11:32 AM #1
Bots bots bots... Bots
The site seems to be coming under a lot of bot attacks lately, and it seems the majority are cleaned up quite quickly.
However, bots who post in existing topics are largely overlooked. I've reported numerous posts/users for obvious bot/spammer behaviour via the site report function, yet nothing is being done about them, and I'm sure some other users are doing the same.
There are users on this site constantly being caught out by the bots. They're responding to them, thinking they're genuine contributors, and as such it's wasting their time, whether it's simply reading a topic that's been bumped by a bot or even by constructing a reply to said bot/spammer.
16-03-2012, 04:35 PM #2
If Mass Effect has taught us anything, it's that we should be inviting and accepting of our Synthetic-American neighbors.
17-03-2012, 04:38 PM #3
It's becoming aggravating to deal with them. RPS badly needs to add some filters for the repeating redirect targets and link patterns. I also hate the 60 second "report spam" delay, but I suppose that's necessary to keep the spammers from abusing and devaluing that feature. Something like a "web of trust" blocking-by-consensus list that's seeded by RPS regulars would help. Even some forum protocol from RPS would do, like to always report the one with the most views and ignore the rest in the series, or whether we should bother ignore-listing the spammer accounts.
20-03-2012, 03:52 PM #4
22-03-2012, 03:41 PM #5
17-03-2012, 04:49 PM #6
Add Captchas to create thread. Problem solved.
18-03-2012, 12:08 PM #7
18-03-2012, 01:34 PM #8
18-03-2012, 01:37 PM #9
20-03-2012, 03:32 PM #10
17-03-2012, 05:59 PM #11
I think another mod or two really wouldn't hurt in terms of keeping the bots down.
22-03-2012, 11:06 AM #12
22-03-2012, 05:27 PM #13weekendwarrio.rs - We've got more games than time...
18-03-2012, 01:25 PM #14
I knew something was up when it said it liked my post. > >
22-03-2012, 07:17 AM #15
22-03-2012, 09:34 AM #16
Still seems like the clean up is really, really slow. I've reported some users multiple times, and they're still around.
22-03-2012, 10:10 AM #17
Maybe the admins are busy? Unlike the rest of us who can spend all day browsing these forums :)Admin for the RPS Divisions of Death
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23-03-2012, 02:05 AM #18
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maybe keep the moderator more and more active ..to avoid that.. :)