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Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Black Wolf on February 11, 2010, 07:04:59 PM
[colour=burlywood]Anyone else get them? I got obvious spam from CuurioussGirl and GafarozzMan. Might want to ban 'em.[/colour]
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Blue Lion on February 11, 2010, 07:09:29 PM
They're showing up a lot now
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Cnaw on February 11, 2010, 07:30:42 PM
I got one from GafarozzMan.
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: dragonsniper on February 12, 2010, 01:21:43 AM
No spam PM yet, but there are a lot of them surfacing.
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Blue Lion on February 12, 2010, 01:45:03 AM
I've never gotten one :(
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: karajorma on February 12, 2010, 02:25:35 AM
What's really strange is that I've throttled the number of PMs that can be sent. So very few users should be getting them.

Seems to me that the bot isn't spamming the member list but is going to Most Active posters or the list of admins.
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: dragonsniper on February 12, 2010, 02:24:19 PM
Quote from: karajorma;127943
Seems to me that the bot isn't spamming the member list but is going to Most Active posters or the list of admins.

That would make sense.

Quote from: Blue Lion
I've never gotten one

Lol. Same here. They're are a lot more of them spamming the forums than there used to be IIRC.
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Snail on February 12, 2010, 06:41:28 PM
If you make me an admin I can ban them myself. I promise I'll be good.
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Blue Lion on February 12, 2010, 09:11:16 PM
You delete shoutbox messages for no reason
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Snail on February 12, 2010, 09:56:40 PM
So does Karajorma. In fact, he deleted all of my shouts! For no reason! (okay, he had a reason, but mnyeah!)
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: karajorma on February 13, 2010, 01:58:44 AM
Quote from: Snail;127973
If you make me an admin I can ban them myself. I promise I'll be good.


Saying "Make me an admin" instantly pushes someone to the bottom of the list because those who crave power are generally the least suited to wielding it. :p
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: VA [TI] on February 16, 2010, 03:19:39 AM
Here's some more:

From: "AdminModerator"
Topic: "Warning! Next time we will have to complaint to your ISP"
Quote
Dear, VA [TI];The Trivial Psychic;Terrenblade;pyro-manic;ChaTheda!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: LINK REMOVED [TI];The Trivial Psychic;Terrenblade;pyro-manic;ChaTheda
If you do not pass this test we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP  with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).
----------------------------------------------------
Forum Administration http://www.game-warden.com.

and:

From: "forumComrad"
Topic: "Important message from the forum administration!"
Quote
Dear(s), northtwilight;brugger;Hyperion;themish;VA [TI]!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: LINK REMOVED [TI]
----------------------------------------------------
Sincerely, Forum Administration http://www.game-warden.com.
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Blue Lion on February 16, 2010, 03:27:17 AM
Don't repost the links :sigh:
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: karajorma on February 16, 2010, 03:52:50 AM
Quote from: 'VA [TI
;128076']From: "forumComrad"
Topic: "Important message from the forum administration!"


Eh? I already banned and deleted all PMs from this twat. Do you still have the PM now?
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Snail on February 16, 2010, 02:02:06 PM
This is pretty hilarious.

Wouldn't it be better to find out how these spambots are getting in rather than stopping them once they're already inside?
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: dragonsniper on February 16, 2010, 10:59:08 PM
Quote from: Snail;128086
This is pretty hilarious.

Wouldn't it be better to find out how these spambots are getting in rather than stopping them once they're already inside?

Agreed.
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: MatthewPapa on February 17, 2010, 01:27:17 AM
those things are scum of the earth....
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: karajorma on February 17, 2010, 02:22:06 AM
Quote from: Snail;128086
This is pretty hilarious.

Wouldn't it be better to find out how these spambots are getting in rather than stopping them once they're already inside?


What makes you think we aren't trying that?
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: VA [TI] on March 02, 2010, 02:34:09 PM
Whoops, forgot to follow up sorry. :) Yeah both PMs are gone now. Also just curious, why not repost the links? Like it hadn't even occurred to me but if it had I would have thought having the links there would be more useful than not?
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: karajorma on March 03, 2010, 04:58:07 AM
The people who do this sort of thing do it partly to spam so people visit their site but also because of Search Engine Optimisation. If you can get a large number of disparate websites linking to your site you get a higher rating in Google.

That's why spambots frequently fill out the member information to point to their site too.
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Star Dragon on March 03, 2010, 08:23:52 AM
Quote from: Snail;127973
If you make me an admin I can ban them myself. I promise I'll be good.

Or I'm sorry Snail, I misread what you meant.

I thought you said, "If you make me an admin I can ban myself."

Which made me think, "Boy what a nice fellow, taking initiative like that!"

:lol: :yes:
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: VA [TI] on March 03, 2010, 10:28:16 AM
Quote from: karajorma;128649
The people who do this sort of thing do it partly to spam so people visit their site but also because of Search Engine Optimisation. If you can get a large number of disparate websites linking to your site you get a higher rating in Google.

That's why spambots frequently fill out the member information to point to their site too.


Oh sneaky. Ridiculusly complicated, highly annoying and fairly pointless in the long run, but sneaky.
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: VA [TI] on March 30, 2010, 03:05:19 AM
And another one!
Quote from: MoviezzBazee
Hello! Recommend you watch this movie:

Newcastle (2008)

Description: 'Newcastle' is a coming-of-age/family drama/surfing movie. 17-year old Jesse lives in the shadow of his older brother Victor's failure to become surfing's Next Big Thing. Even when he's in his natural habitat of magnificent surf breaks, his blue-collar future is brought home by the coal barges that constantly line his horizon. Jesse has the natural skills to surf his way out of this reality and onto the international circuit but can he overcome his equally natural ability to sabotage himself? A momentous weekend away with his mates that includes first love and tragedy leads him to discover what's really important, and also to the performance of a lifetime.

IMDB Rating: 5.80

You can download this movie on your PC, IPod, PDA! Enjoy!
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: killer_wolfen on March 30, 2010, 03:38:01 AM
i got one from some a hole called MoviezzBazee

i thought he was a noob like me. lol

wheres the maintenance in this site??? lol
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: dragonsniper on March 30, 2010, 11:27:51 AM
Same as both of you, but different movie titles.
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: The E on March 30, 2010, 11:36:32 AM
He has been dealt with.
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: dragonsniper on March 30, 2010, 11:50:21 AM
Thanks.
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: MatthewPapa on March 30, 2010, 03:39:02 PM
godamn spammers.......
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: killer_wolfen on March 30, 2010, 05:12:19 PM
Quote from: MatthewPapa;130532
godamn spammers.......


thanks for the e-mail matt.

hopefully this dont happen again :yes:
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Brockenstein on March 30, 2010, 09:50:40 PM
man look at that apparently I got spam PM (from MoviezzBazee as well) and the PM had already been deleted before I even opened it!

GJ team keep up the good work!
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Blue Lion on March 30, 2010, 10:46:47 PM
If you're going to spam us, at least pick good movies
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: killer_wolfen on March 31, 2010, 05:02:12 PM
Quote from: Brockenstein;130544
man look at that apparently I got spam PM (from MoviezzBazee as well) and the PM had already been deleted before I even opened it!

GJ team keep up the good work!


lol i got to open it. but i couldnt reply because the senders "message box was full" :doubtful:.....ok i guess
Title: PM Spambots
Post by: Blue Lion on April 10, 2010, 04:57:28 PM
Looks like they've ramped it up once again!