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Spam Bots are having a field day now???

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Vexxed, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Vexxed

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    If I go to Uhall and click "new posts" a goodly portion are what appears to me as spam bot messages..... aka..body fitness / Register now.. and so on... whatever has changed those will very quickly annoy the masses if this isn't fixed....
     
  2. Spiritless

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    Spammers gonna spam. Just report the messages and let the mods delete them.
     
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  3. Captn Norrington

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    It happens in all of the Stratics Central forums every single night at like 2 in the morning when they think all the mods are asleep. On average I see about 10+ spam threads in the off topic section every day. Haven't seen any in Uhall yet though, so I guess the mods delete them fast.
     
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  4. Vince

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    Please continue to report as spam bots for the time being, thats what I do.
    I believe they have managed to curcumvent the spam filters somehow and I've made management aware.

    I can imagine its pretty annoying for everyone.
     
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  5. Zuckuss

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    This happens every day, sometimes multiple times, and in batches of 20 or so at a time.

    Please continue to report them as you find them as we strive to remove them as soon as possible.
     
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  6. Nexus

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    Couple notes on this for everyone who's interested.

    Clicking "New Posts" shows you new posts everywhere so you were probably seeing the one's in Stratics Central. I'm working on dealing with the bots, trying a new strategy that should start showing an improvement in how many show up here over the next few days.

    Thing with Spam Bots, is as people create better spam filters, the people coding the bots go and create better bots, it's a miniature arms race!
     
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  7. Vince

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    Lets just get the bigger stick