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#1 Banshee

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 02:11 PM

Due to a massive bot posting on that forum with porn links, including rape content and porn images. It has been decided to only allow registered users to start topics there.

For all those who can delete posts, it is being a hell of a difference :p. At least for me it is, since I used to delete about 10 posts per day there...
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#2 Jeeves

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 01:54 AM

Yes!
I feel obsolete, but still, Yes!
I was wondering why there weren't a couple of topics to greet me when I got up :p

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:00 AM

I find it interesting that the bots don't just try another forum. Stupid bots.

#4 Jeeves

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:08 AM

They do. The other day I actually got a post in MY forum! I was right chuffed :p

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:49 AM

I think revora needs a difficult CAPTCHA. I mean difficult for a bot, not difficult for a human.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:54 AM

Well, this hasn't stopped the bots.

#7 Jeeves

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:05 AM

But it has limited them :D

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#8 Banshee

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:32 AM

It reduces the spam there, but the other forums aren't imune to it.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 12:06 PM

Told you guys to edit the posting form and have a css hidden blank field called "topic" or whatever the topic form field is called in HTML. If someone fills it out, the post won't get accepted - it's just too simple. Normal people won't fill it out cause they won't see it if you put display: none; into the style attribute. Do I have to repeat myself?

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:57 PM

i say we put this new concept of comm-un-i-cation into practice and take blodos advice cuz it sounds much better than a temporary fix.
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#11 Banshee

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:01 PM

Nice sugestion, but this network is full of lazy arses like me :D... Nah, just kidding, I'll work on it later.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:07 PM

wow, this almost ended up being the angriest post you've ever read, so be glad i was able to read past the smiley face.

that's what you get when your so tired from hangin with chicks and not computers. it's like they make you lose your touch with your favorite machines :D
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 10:26 PM

*Does a Final Fantasy-style victory celebration*

Result! :xcahik_: :sad: :D

But think of all those poor innocent guest users who won't be able to post adverts to their shitty little sites? :)

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 10:36 PM

Told you guys to edit the posting form and have a css hidden blank field called "topic" or whatever the topic form field is called in HTML. If someone fills it out, the post won't get accepted - it's just too simple. Normal people won't fill it out cause they won't see it if you put display: none; into the style attribute. Do I have to repeat myself?

It probably won't make much difference, since the bots are programmed to only fill out a specific set of fields anyway.
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#15 Jeeves

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 10:44 PM

Then rename one of the fields, create a hidden on with the correct name, then script up a rejection if the hiddens filled, and set the original fields name back on submission.
Or you should see if you can reject anything with a :xcahik_: post icon, I think we could all live without that :)

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#16 Destroyer

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:08 PM

Jeeves, I :xcahik_: Cialis :sad: think that your ideas :D do my links show up? :) are pretty :) click here for sexy action :) good, but I think that :) hot hot hot :) there are better :) enhancement :) options

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:38 PM

ha, another bot successfully registered. Wonder how he managed to go on unnoticed for that much time.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:52 PM

It probably won't make much difference, since the bots are programmed to only fill out a specific set of fields anyway.

Well, try and read what I said again. I said try to imitate one of fields used in posting the topic by changing its name and giving its name to the fake field. Bots fill it out, and find themselves unable to post. It is gonna need minor changes to the php code, but it works flawlessly.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 11:32 AM

That would probably work...for a few days :lol: after that the bots will just be adapted :evgr:

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 01:10 PM

Why would anyone go out of their way to adapt a bot for the purposes of making it visit this one single insignificant forum?




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