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da_weezle
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Postby da_weezle » Thu Dec 15, 2005 08:45 pm

Can't someone write a bot-killer?
These things are getting to me. :evil:

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Maybe disable the Guest-account for posting?
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I mean a bot-killer for these forum bots by the way, not the bots in TF.
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Postby DustyStyx » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:09 pm

da_weezle wrote:Can't someone write a bot-killer?
These things are getting to me. :evil:


The forum bots arn't to bad... yet. I've been giving them the ol' axe when I see them. I still like the guest option for the forum. We have had a number of good guest posts, and for the most part the forum bots have been actualy registering accounts to post with.

It may be that we will have to make a single sub-forum with guest access though. or maybe get one of thoes scrambled numeric conformation image generators... hehe or maybe just a "dagger, eye, moon" sub password. :D besides, your one of thoes programmer types arn't you? <hint> <hint>
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Postby Willis » Fri Dec 16, 2005 06:32 am

As Cruaich said, guest posting has proven to be very useful, and it has long been the tradition of the qblood/Transfusion project. It encourages users to participate without having to go out of their way.

I feel the moderation on this forum is good enough to leave the guest posting as it is... these rather rare spam posts are almost always handled within 24 hours, which doesn't really detriment the community, they should just be ignored, and as always, they will be removed.
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Postby da_weezle » Fri Dec 16, 2005 09:30 am

Lol, I was thinking about creating a topic for this, but I didn't... or did I?...

Anyways, lol @ Chris. But then I'd have to choose between coding for the botkiller or for TF-code... I know where my priorities lie. ;)

Well it's not really bugging me that much, just a bit of frustration as to what certain companies resort to in order to make more $'s. But then you have McDonald's and such, so I guess it's not the worse thing in the world.
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Postby Willis » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:31 am

Chris, since you delete the majority of them, can you from this point on either document what the content is or move them into balm & poontang? If we get a pattern or a phrase match on them, adding in a post block shouldn't be too difficult, similar to word filtering, only in this case, denying a post instead of changing a word.
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Postby da_weezle » Fri Dec 16, 2005 08:10 pm

^ The man with the plan. ^
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Postby DustyStyx » Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:56 am

Willis, sure I'll just arcive it in a text file or some such. For the most part bots like to use quotes and have links to gambling webpages.
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Postby Guest » Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:30 am

I'm a bot.
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Postby oBe » Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:32 am

Damn it, I was going for a practical joke /\ /\, but I wasn't logged in, now it's just a practical nothing.

Okay, here I go again:
"I'm a Bot."
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Postby da_weezle » Sun Dec 18, 2005 04:40 pm

Hahahhahah!!!

How ironic...
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Postby r_cain » Sun Dec 18, 2005 04:54 pm

yep, would a bot make that mistake?

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