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Feb 22, 2009, 7:57 am
#1
Master mine stomper


Joined: Dec 16, 2007
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What say you, should I take time and remove some of the most fishy looking members we've got? 50%-75% of the people registered here haven't posted a single post, which is kind of worrying...

We could also have a welcome thread here somewhere to which you should post something if you don't want to get deleted.

I know there should be a comma in that sentence.
Feb 22, 2009, 8:24 am
#2
Master of the profane arts of linguistic combat


Joined: Jan 27, 2008
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Feb 22, 2009, 8:25 am
#3
Master mine stomper


Joined: Dec 16, 2007
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Oh my god, that a spambot if I ever saw one!
Feb 22, 2009, 10:16 am
#4
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Occupation: archmage
Location: Attnam
Interests: roguelikes
Posts: 375
I hope they post in this thread if they don't want to get deleted. I'd like to know what's the reason to register on a forum and never post there. Maybe they want to access the spam section? I register on a forum only when I want to post.
Feb 22, 2009, 10:41 am
#5
Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Interests: IVAN
Posts: 1,163
I guess they just want some Ivan hints.
Beware! 'tis EagleV, Hardcore Weaver of Baskets!
Feb 22, 2009, 11:26 am
#6
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,245
I say leave them be. They are definitely not spam bots if that's what you're worried about.
Maybe they joined and then discovered the spam section and decided not to post
Anyways, any forum on the net will have inactive members. Makes no sense to me either but they're harmless
Feb 23, 2009, 10:54 am
#7
Master mine stomper


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Yes, spambots are what I'm concerned about. What makes you know they're harmless?
Feb 23, 2009, 9:50 pm
#8
Joined: Dec 4, 2007
Occupation: Perfect Soldier
Location: Astragius Galaxy
Interests: Fiana, Peace, Melons
Posts: 1,055
I doubt that they're bots. If they ARE bots, we can take the necessary action, and then maybe start taking preliminary actions, but beyond that, I say we leave them be until any possible bots make their move. What harm could be done?
Proudly bringing disaster and mental scarring to Attnam since '05!

"You have a rather pleasant chat about finite superarmpits with Sanae the shrine maiden."

You hear distant shuffling.

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Feb 23, 2009, 11:19 pm
#9
Joined: Dec 11, 2008
Posts: 1,770
Does anyone here actually think a spambot would come to this forum?
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Feb 24, 2009, 1:06 am
#10
Joined: Dec 4, 2007
Occupation: Perfect Soldier
Location: Astragius Galaxy
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Posts: 1,055
We've been surprised before.
Proudly bringing disaster and mental scarring to Attnam since '05!

"You have a rather pleasant chat about finite superarmpits with Sanae the shrine maiden."

You hear distant shuffling.

The Enner Beast tells you to COOL IT!!
Feb 24, 2009, 1:52 am
#11
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
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Because a spam bot would've posted spam by now. And had fishy locations/interests besides just the username. And the captcha to register is practically unbeatable.
Feb 24, 2009, 6:51 am
#12
Joined: Dec 3, 2007
Occupation: Chaos Weaver
Location: Standing between all life and death
Posts: 2,856
I must side with the above. We're safe... For now.
Uchuudonge wrote
creating stable chaos
making patterns where there should be none
sewing order into the chaos
you spit in the face of random numbers, of chaos
Feb 24, 2009, 3:06 pm
#13
Master mine stomper


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What if they're coded to go off at the same time in the near future? It's not that hard to do, believe... *hums Paranoid*
Feb 24, 2009, 3:46 pm
#14
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
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Well the funny thing is, since this isn't phpbb or vbulletin or one of the popular forum softwares, the bots probably don't know how to post spam
Feb 25, 2009, 6:32 am
#15
Master mine stomper


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That, my friend, has made all my fears go away. Cheers for cap, the creator of our most-probably bot-resistant board!
Feb 25, 2009, 10:01 am
#16
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Occupation: Big Daddy
Location: Under a pile of my own offspring
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Posts: 612
Erno,

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean the spambots aren't after you!!!
Mar 3, 2009, 12:51 pm
#17
Joined: Mar 18, 2008
Posts: 4
I'm still here, just looking around the forum from time to time to see if something new has shown up
Mar 17, 2009, 9:13 pm
#18
Joined: Dec 22, 2008
Posts: 12
Hello everyone! I just wanted to post about how much I love IVAN. I think it's great. Almost as great as the money I can save you on your mortgage rates.

my pills are number one
Mar 20, 2009, 2:18 am
#19
Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 634
They're here, the spambots are here!
Mar 20, 2009, 2:33 am
#20
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,245
You gotta be kidding me! I cleaned it up and deleted the user.
At least, haha, the spam was about world of warcraft... weird
Anyways I thought this captcha was invincible! apparently not. I hope this doesn't become common.

lol.. JoKe is like the town crier proclaiming the end of the world to the villagers try to keep it down JoKe or they'll panic and form a mob, and come after me
Mar 20, 2009, 3:02 am
#21
Joined: Dec 4, 2007
Occupation: Perfect Soldier
Location: Astragius Galaxy
Interests: Fiana, Peace, Melons
Posts: 1,055
Speaking of which, I dug into the wiki just now and noticed a number of spam articles.
Proudly bringing disaster and mental scarring to Attnam since '05!

"You have a rather pleasant chat about finite superarmpits with Sanae the shrine maiden."

You hear distant shuffling.

The Enner Beast tells you to COOL IT!!
Mar 20, 2009, 10:38 am
#22
Master mine stomper


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Ah, it would appear that JoKe has gained a title. See the appropariate thread for more.

Oh wow, I didn't know wikis can be spammed!

Anyway. I will now take actions in case there's another bot out there calling for friends.
Mar 20, 2009, 11:10 am
#23
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,245
I think the forum is still pretty safe for now. If more start coming, I'll try to create my own "captcha" quiz first. (Something like, what is the background color of the banana pickaxe logo? Answer: red). That will be easy for people to solve but the bots won't know how to since it's custom.

Unfortunately the wiki is not so safe.. I deleted all the spam bots, and they are all from around January 8-9, and there haven't been any since then so maybe we just got unlucky. You have to be registered to post on the Wiki already and that's obviously not stopping them. Not really sure what we can do about the wiki besides keep watch
Mar 31, 2009, 4:45 am
#24
Joined: Jan 11, 2008
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