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    Holy Christ, Guys, These Spambots

    What the hell is even going on?

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    The spambot situation is getting out of hand

    I enjoy (mostly) lurking these forums on a daily basis, but for the bast few days the spambot army hit us hard. Isn't there anything that can be done about it?

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    Working on that at the moment.

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    Some tool thinks that this forum is a film/tv forum.

    @the tool; This is not a film/tv forum.

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    Unfortunately they're humans and not bots, which makes them a little trickier to eradicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossignol View Post
    Working on that at the moment.
    I got a reply from Jim! Completely starstruck :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jams O'Donnell View Post
    Unfortunately they're humans and not bots, which makes them a little trickier to eradicate.
    Damned Robot collaborators. When we purge the bots from this world it'll be their turn.

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    That's the reason our posts have to be approved manually to be uploaded for public view?

    Edit: oops, i see. Only starting thread requires approval, replying doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandmanXC View Post
    I got a reply from Jim! Completely starstruck :D
    In a thread complaining about bots, you think that's the real Jim?
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    Guess they changed things. Have to wait 30 seconds between posts, and some comments have to be approved manually. Not sure what the rules are for the latter, I just replied to a thread and was told my comment had to be approved. It would be faster to send e-mails now methinks.

    Edit: Think they're still messing around with the settings as we speak, so we'll see where we end up.
    Last edited by Drake Sigar; 04-04-2012 at 03:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    Edit: Think they're still messing around with the settings as we speak, so we'll see where we end up.
    The antispam thingy needs to learn. You are helping it train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jams O'Donnell View Post
    Unfortunately they're humans and not bots, which makes them a little trickier to eradicate.
    Ironically, you often need to employ robots to eradicate humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel View Post
    That's the reason our posts have to be approved manually to be uploaded for public view?

    Edit: oops, i see. Only starting thread requires approval, replying doesn't.
    I've been subject to the 'moderator approval' message several times today.

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    This is a bit odd right now, replied to a thread, it didn't post, ok second go, now it tells me I gotta have 30s between posts...fine, thought the post appeared, but no, tried to reply through "Go Advanced" and now it's up for approval, a bit tedious, but all for the greater good I hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jams O'Donnell View Post
    Unfortunately they're humans and not bots, which makes them a little trickier to eradicate.
    Yeah, when someone else mentioned M-Turk the other day it sounded like they'd probably hit the nail on the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    Guess they changed things. Have to wait 30 seconds between posts, and some comments have to be approved manually. Not sure what the rules are for the latter, I just replied to a thread and was told my comment had to be approved. It would be faster to send e-mails now methinks.

    Edit: Think they're still messing around with the settings as we speak, so we'll see where we end up.
    Same thing earlier on as well.
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    That 30s thing has been around for a short while as far as I can tell.


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