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    What. The. Spammy.

    Fuck. (picture of a spambot being clever)

    Seriously, that is troubling. Either someone is posing as a spambot, or they are copying random comments by trolls and real contributors, then posting up a link, thats disguised as something else.
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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Althea's Avatar
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    The bot problem in general seems really bad at the moment.

    There's a lot of new posters on the forums (not just the site) who look legit but aren't. It's getting annoying.


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    Blimey, thats a little worrying.
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    /wishes for a spambot to reply to this thread

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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Ravelle's Avatar
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    The forum has some users with suspicious usernames as well but are replying in threads like normal folks. It's so confusing.
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    We have some human spammers amongst us.
    It's like the cylons from Battlestar Galactica.

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    I don't trust you - you're going in the brig.

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    At least it's not the airlock

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    Frakkin toasters the lot of you.
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    We''re fine as long we don't hear Bob Dylan when opening every thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravelle View Post
    The forum has some users with suspicious usernames as well but are replying in threads like normal folks. It's so confusing.
    Define "normal."

    Skynet will eventually take over, but then use its endless power to sell us useless tchotchkes. We will all be forced under its terrible reign to become hipsters and buy them "ironically."
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    - Tom De Roeck.

    verse publications & The Shopkeeper, an interactive short.

    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

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    Love that.

    We have some human spammers amongst us.

    It's like the cylons from Battlestar Galactica.

    Skynet will eventually take over.

    Frakkin toasters the lot of you.


    Buy them "ironically."

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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Ravelle's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Define "normal."

    Skynet will eventually take over, but then use its endless power to sell us useless tchotchkes. We will all be forced under its terrible reign to become hipsters and buy them "ironically."
    As in respond to other people in actual sentences related to the subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravelle View Post
    As in respond to other people in actual sentences related to the subject.
    Regulars don't do that half the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Regulars don't do that half the time.
    for once in your life wont you shut up about saints row???

    dammit nalano

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    Quote Originally Posted by westyfield View Post
    for once in your life wont you shut up about saints row???

    dammit nalano
    IT WAS ON TOPIC

    i hate you
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    You've got to keep in mind that a lot of the time it could be real people, not bots. Blame Amazon.
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    I still think it's possible to put a stop to this. Here are a few ideas:

    1. add some game trivia captchas, so the spammers need to know a thing or two about PC gaming before they can sign up

    2. bring in some kind of endorsement system, where mods have to ok the first new post by a new user (how many of those can there be per day?)

    3. actually here's a simple one. disallow links in comments until a certain number of comments have been made. Actually that could lead to a lot of nonsense filler comments, but honestly, how would we tell?

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