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Old 12-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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This board is suffering an unsustainable avalanche of spambots (probably because of its popularity). Even if the mods are keeping up with it, they can't be expected to. Whatever captcha countermeasure we have in place, STD _must_ upgrade it, soon!

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No matter how big letters you use, people still won't read the rules.
That's another issue... Besides nobody reading the rules--several games per thread etc.--we could made a sticky with a hall of fame for the worst titled threads. I would be funny.
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Old 13-04-2013, 04:46 AM   #2
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I've moved today 9 threads solely from 1 spambot.


I propose to add new infraction type: spambot, with 3 points.

Current "spam advertisements" is for some guy who posts invitations to his ebay shop all over a forum. Spambots can't be reasoned with, their behavior won't improve, so let's ban them in just one go.
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Old 13-04-2013, 08:02 AM   #3
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Yes and this infraction (the ban from a regular mod for this one reason) should never expire.

I still think our captcha obviously isn't working, and STD must upgrade it. On Monday.

PS: I've looked at IP's, and although there are some repeats the bots are coming from all over the place worldwide. Maybe a new vBulletin vulnerability was discovered that we have unpatched.
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Somehow, I think we are getting such an incredible increase in bot attack simply because the new subforum name include "bureau"...

Notice how many tax ad we are getting?
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Old 14-04-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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Japo, have you used the contact form for this? This is something for Rafiq.
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Japo, have you used the contact form for this? This is something for Rafiq.
I know he should do something about it, and as I said they should do it urgently.

I haven't used the contact form yet, I assumed you or Dave had a more privileged line to STD? I hear they read the regular messages eventually, but don't we have anything better?
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I will email him tomorrow separately, but please use the form for things like this, apart from anything else it allows tracking of the issues within the abandonia email account for both him and the admins
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Old 14-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #9
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OK done Please contact Rafiq anyway
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Will do, thanks Japo
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