These spam bots are getting silly...

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Gwazi Magnum, Mar 20, 2015.

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  1. Everyday I'm noticing spam topics on General Chat and having to report it.
    Is there anything that can be done to try to reduce it? Or is there something specific about Iwaku that brings them here? Cause I haven't really seen this with any other forum site.​
  2. Any place with high activity is probably a target for spam bots >.< I guess this forum is a bit of a hive for activity so when someone looks for a place to target, they often stumble into this place I guess (and perhaps the bots are finding a way past the spam filters >.<)
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  3. Probably, it's kind of a shame when activity = spam.
  4. Didn't RPG use to get a heap of spam at one point? Lots of British kitchen sales, iirc.
  5. I think so briefly, but it wasn't this consistent.
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    Indeed. One of them keeps trying to start a cult... :fryingpan:
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  7. o.O

    You're older than me Brovo, you should know the difference between spam bots and active members.
    Even if the active member is someone who don't personally like.
  8. I see no greater regularity of Spam bots than any other forum I've frequented in the past. That the threads remain "visible" after deletion may give the opposite impression, however.
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  9. That's true.
    It might just be the fact I'm seeing them stick around that gives that impression.
  10. Exposed.
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  11. I don't think we've made bots as advanced as @Gwazi Magnum yet.

    This must be part of the new movement bio-engineered spam agents!
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  12. [​IMG]
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  13. *Goes to find a meme along the lines of "How could *I* be so foolish"?*

    *Tries multiple search variants*

    *Every single meme is calling the other person foolish, dumb etc*

    Wow... The Internet is a very hostile place. :/
  14. I don't really see the issue there.
    I send threads out in small groups rather than consistently dropping single ones.

    I still probably end up with below average to average amount of threads created by active members anyways.
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  16. "Gonna need a sensu bean for that one."
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  17. they come because they heard about your shitposting

    so they decided to get on the bandwagon
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  18. So these are actually new recruits?

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