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PostPosted: Wed 25 Feb , 2009 11:22 pm 
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Me too :)

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Feb , 2009 3:05 am 
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Thirded. :D

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Feb , 2009 3:39 am 
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Go for it.

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Feb , 2009 3:47 am 
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Hi Jude,

I am not sure how reliable this mod is.. i believe there are other up to date mod that can tackle the spambot problem..

Try look around phpbb community forum.. =)

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Ooookay... off to do more research...

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Feb , 2009 4:03 am 
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Lucky you!

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Feb , 2009 6:27 am 
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Did you want some help from us? I've been sticking with what I know, hoping someone else would be the bot expert.

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Feb , 2009 11:34 am 
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Well, since you ask... :D

You could check the "Inactive users" and look for obvious bots (e.g. "BuyingCialicOnline") and delete them.

Also, decide whether Peeterlink is a bot that managed to activate itself, or a legitimate user. You could send an email from the administrator account to confirm, and if you don't get a satisfactory answer within a set amount of time, then delete it / him / her.

Also, there are inactive users that date from long before the present invasion. Some have never posted, and never been activated (e.g. Raksha from 2005 and Alpha Wolf from 2006). These you can do the same - contact them, and if you don't get a satisfactory answer delete them. Others are inactive because of changing their profile details (e.g. laidensk from 2005, Zimeta08 from 2006). These are more likely to be real people. You may try to contact them to see if they're having any trouble activating themselves.

Well - you did ask for things to do! :P

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb , 2009 4:38 pm 
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:poke:

... or, I could just do it all myself...

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb , 2009 5:14 pm 
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:( Sorry. I have no powers to help... .

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb , 2009 6:44 pm 
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Hold your horses, some of us live in crazy-ass timezones and/or have weird time committments with university and suchlike. :P

If nobody wants to pip me to the post, I'd be more than happy to look at this over the weekend, okay? :) I really appreciate everything you've been doing, Judarco, I just don't want to do a half-assed job if I'm going to offer my help to you.

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb , 2009 7:51 pm 
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Pips, I have no desire to pip you to the post, since I don't know what that means.

***has weird visions of Pips tied to a fence post, with fruit seeds***


I'm presently kicking back in Las Vegas, and only posting often enough to look half way responsible. :P

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb , 2009 11:38 pm 
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"Pip to a post"? Is that anything like "Tucking in one's tupenny"? :cool:

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Mar , 2009 11:41 pm 
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We're still getting tons of bots every day - there may be hundreds by now. :poke:

You can find them under "Inactive Users" :poke:

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Mar , 2009 12:29 am 
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What needs to be done to stop them?

Or do you just need them to all be deleted?

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Mar , 2009 12:42 am 
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We'll probably need to start hearings for each of them.


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Mar , 2009 12:49 am 
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If we do, will it draw more people back to the boards to see what's happening? :blackeye:

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Mar , 2009 6:27 am 
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OK, I got rid of a bunch of them. If they were real people, tough. They can sign up again.

Most of them appeared to be from Russia, Ukraine, or Belize.

None of them had elvish usernames. :P

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Mar , 2009 2:19 pm 
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:horse: Way to go!

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Mar , 2009 2:42 pm 
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Thanks Laureanna :)

Yes, in the short term you'll just need to delete them as they come in. In the meantime we'll look into some more permanent solution.

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Mar , 2009 1:03 am 
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Baleeted about twenty bots tonight. Now I know what I'm doing, I'm hypothetically happy to do it forever. :)

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