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Old 03-30-16, 03:08 AM
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Holy Spamoly

Someone is going to be busy for a while.

It's out of control...5 1/2 pages and rolling along.
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Old 03-30-16, 05:33 AM
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and the worst of it is, you can't read it. Someone had noting better to do last night!
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Old 03-30-16, 05:39 AM
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Most likely they have used some type of auto spam software, not the first time its happened, here, or in other forums. And, yes, its a ball to clean those up, time consuming and you have to stop it at the IP address, or at least you used to. Good luck and happy hunting to the staff.

Edit: And, its almost gone, well done staff! From what I could find, they have hit a slew of gaming and forums across the 'net, we just happened to be one of the lucky ones. probably some nefarious Chinese military intelligence outfit that figured BF must be the source of the US intelligence community's finest minds.

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Old 03-30-16, 05:43 AM
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and the worst of it is, you can't read it. Someone had noting better to do last night!
It's not a person ... it's a program. A spambot. A person will create the spambot, of course, and then just let it run.
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Old 03-30-16, 05:46 AM
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I have banned approximately 30 spambots and deleted over 1000 spam posts just this morning.

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Old 03-30-16, 05:47 AM
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I have banned approximately 30 spambots and deleted over 1000 spam posts just this morning.

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Good luck!
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Old 03-30-16, 05:50 AM
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Good luck!
Thanks. They're coming fast and furious!
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Old 03-30-16, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
I have banned approximately 30 spambots and deleted over 1000 spam posts just this morning.

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They should triple your pay, Bill, lets see, 0X3 is hmm, carry the 1, cancel the 4, add 3, looks like its 0, still.....
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Old 03-30-16, 05:53 AM
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Since no one was commenting on it I thought I was the only one seeing it. Glad it's fixed. Might have actually had to do something constructive today otherwise.

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Old 03-30-16, 06:11 AM
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Saw it.

My head started to hurting.

Thought it was just bad vision from a "hang over".

Then realized I don't drink.

Great clean-up!!!!!
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Old 03-30-16, 06:20 AM
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I'm on other forums and it happens there too ... at about the same time of day too. Sadly, it's a pretty common occurrence on forums.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
I have banned approximately 30 spambots and deleted over 1000 spam posts just this morning.

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Great job and thanks! Sounds incredibly tedious.
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Old 03-30-16, 11:37 AM
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I mean, come on, what could someone possibly get out of programming a computer so spam like that? It's even is a foreign language, so whatever they are selling, most of us would not be buying due to the language barrier.
I guess, in general, it must be worth the effort somewhere...
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Old 03-30-16, 12:12 PM
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Aw, man! I missed the excitement. Thanks Bill!
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Originally Posted by NYMXer View Post
I mean, come on, what could someone possibly get out of programming a computer so spam like that? It's even is a foreign language, so whatever they are selling, most of us would not be buying due to the language barrier.
I guess, in general, it must be worth the effort somewhere...
They aren't necessarily selling anything, most of these types just like disrupting the internet to see if they can accomplish it. Some are sending codes around, possibly for illegal, terrorist purposes, the government agencies have said as much.

To me, these looked like the interruption types, but I am not a computer/internet expert by any means. I cannot write code, do not understand it at all, and don't want to either. I was a moderator at a dirt bike forum several years ago, and I quickly found out I didn't know enough to even do that job.

Kudos to Bill and the others that put out this fire.

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I saw it this morning on my way out, what a mess. Thanks to all who helped stop it and clean it up.
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Old 03-30-16, 06:21 PM
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i was a moderator at a dirt bike forum several years ago, and I quickly found out I didn't know enough to even do that job.
Which site? I moderate over at ThumperTalk
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I mean, come on, what could someone possibly get out of programming a computer so spam like that? It's even is a foreign language, so whatever they are selling, most of us would not be buying due to the language barrier.
I guess, in general, it must be worth the effort somewhere...
Do a google search on "spambot" ... that will help explain things a bit.
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Old 03-30-16, 07:50 PM
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I just signed on and there are a bunch of new spam threads....... persistent buggers!
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Aw, man! I missed the excitement. Thanks Bill!
You haven't missed it. We have at least three of us right now deleting them as quick as we can, but I'm not sure we're winning the battle.
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