Sudden surge of spam

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by Phoenixwarrior141 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:33 pm

Glabbit wrote:We can approve/disapprove posts, but I haven't found any ban buttons anywhere.
You think Phoenixwarrior would still be around if I had?
You probably couldn't ban other mods, so really you're stuck with me.
However, I should probably get back to being myself (I'm sick right now, thanks for asking guys):
Fuck you too.

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by Dammasta » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:55 pm

Extra mods would be nice. especially in situations such as this.

I don't recommend myself however, since I'd probably get confused easily, mess something up, and bring the whole Overgrowth community crashing down.

Don't underestimate my ability to mess up.

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by Phoenixwarrior141 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:21 pm

You're already a mod.
I just gave up. The Spam Bots have eaten everything.
OMOMOMOMOMOMOOMOMOMOMOMOMOMOOM

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by rodeje25 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:21 am

Phoenixwarrior141 wrote:You're already a mod.
I just gave up. The Spam Bots have eaten everything.
OMOMOMOMOMOMOOMOMOMOMOMOMOMOOM
They don't eat they just puke their shit all over the forum and the preorderers are the janitors together with the mods.

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by Phoenixwarrior141 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:31 pm

I still see them as the bugs that eat everything.

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by Phoenixwarrior141 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:12 pm

The new bots are hilarious.
"We offer gourmet such as sex with asians"
- Newest Bot.

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by Endoperez » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:52 am

Spammer: MisterSwista, causing these insurance spam threads.


memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=111983

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by Dammasta » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:55 pm

I tried that "Free private video chat with a sexy beautiful girl" thing... She disconnected as soon as she saw me :cry:.

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by Phoenixwarrior141 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:55 pm

Dammasta wrote:I tried that "Free private video chat with a sexy beautiful girl" thing... She disconnected as soon as she saw me :cry:.
You served that.
8)

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by Endoperez » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:45 am

Dammasta wrote:I tried that "Free private video chat with a sexy beautiful girl" thing... She disconnected as soon as she saw me :cry:.
No offense meant, but even as a joke, someone following a link in a spam post is nasty.

Is it weird that I find it disgusting, confusing & insulting that anyone might follow a link in a spam post? It's like imagining someone touching rotten stuff. A weirdly biological reaction.

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by Dammasta » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:47 am

Endoperez wrote:
Dammasta wrote:I tried that "Free private video chat with a sexy beautiful girl" thing... She disconnected as soon as she saw me :cry:.
No offense meant, but even as a joke, someone following a link in a spam post is nasty.

Is it weird that I find it disgusting, confusing & insulting that anyone might follow a link in a spam post? It's like imagining someone touching rotten stuff. A weirdly biological reaction.
I was completely joking, there is no way I'd touch any of the links that these posts advertise.

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by Phoenixwarrior141 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:09 am

Yeah there is.

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by Endoperez » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:42 am

Dammasta wrote:
Endoperez wrote:even as a joke
I was completely joking, there is no way I'd touch any of the links that these posts advertise.
I know, you were just joking, but even so, there was this sense of revulsion. A digital taboo.

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by SamW » Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:49 pm

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=113563
is this a bot that hasn't posted any spam yet? Maybe someone is just testing a bot, weird. Definately doesn't look human though.
neither does this guy
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=72296

not enough post data on this guy, but the website in his profile suggests he is simply trying to get clicks/crawlers.
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=114295
It is possible to add nocrawl to user profiles? Never mind. user profiles require login. which is a good thing, and does the same job.

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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Post by EPR89 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:38 pm

I thought so too, but I have a few Chinese friends who use social media mostly for language practice and they sound the same way. :lol:
As long as they just write non-offensive stuff and are no major nuisance, I'd say they are good. If they continue to post this way, maybe we could even point out that what they write is polite and all, but a tiny bit weird.

I have seen a post today waiting for approval that was nothing but a smiley face. That one I didn't let through. People should at least show some attempt to make conversation in their first post. In retrospect. I probably should have written an explanation going along with that disapproval.

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