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April 14, 2009 at 12:27 am #407876
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badgerboy

Well, the Doctor is on the other side of the world as me, so hopefully things won’t get too bad.

April 14, 2009 at 12:40 am #407877
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TwickABros

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=10542
Looks like there is a new person also.

April 14, 2009 at 12:45 am #407878
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FLIPaBRIK

“TwickABros” wrote: http://www.brickfilms.com/community/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=10542
Looks like there is a new person also.

they don’t stop do they? this person is all about goals i guess!

April 14, 2009 at 1:28 am #407879
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badgerboy

Okay, I just went through every forum and deleted every spam topic. Unfortunately, the bots post two more topics while I’m deleting them, and so on…

The forum should be a little cleaner for now, but I predict its going to get a lot worse. I’m going to go to sleep now, and we’ll have several modless hours, I believe. In addition, I won’t be able to get back online for at least 17 more hours.

I hope not too much damage is done.

And again:
Admins, has a solution been found? Have you even tried banning them? The mods are OVERLOADED with spam right now, we can’t just keep deleting it. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE.

EDIT: About nine minutes ago, I deleted all the spam from this forum. There have been ten new topics created since then. This will get very, very bad. In fact, I would suggest a five minute post-timer. It sounds like a lot, but it will really cut down on the spam and help us mods out A LOT.

April 14, 2009 at 1:48 am #407880
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FLIPaBRIK

hey if you need more temporary mods i’m available
although i am still a noob i know the difference
between spam and not spam, and i could b added just for the purpose of deleting spam :) you don’t have to add me
i’m just sick of all the spam like pretty much everyone else
and a five min limit does sound like a lot but if it is
necessary then i’m sure ppl will be able to cope

-FLIP

April 14, 2009 at 1:50 am #407881
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HeAndHimStudios

I’ll be on in about 12 hours, and ther’ll be a bunch of spam by then. I think 2 is good, 3 at the most, after that, it’s just annoying. I do have a limited time of about 45 minutes in the morning, and I can make a few posts in that time.

April 14, 2009 at 2:24 am #407882
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The Doctor

“badgerboy” wrote: In fact, I would suggest a five minute post-timer. It sounds like a lot, but it will really cut down on the spam and help us mods out A LOT.

If you could make a five minute new topic timer that would hardly be noticed by anyone except the spammers.

April 14, 2009 at 11:49 am #407893
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Rsteenoven

Or you could just let site fill up with spam then leave it, the sites worth just about nothing these days anyways.

It deserves SPAM in my opinion.

April 14, 2009 at 2:14 pm #407895
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fib12345

The Doctor, please add Nilymefa.

April 14, 2009 at 7:06 pm #407914
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badgerboy

Okay, the good new is that the spam is gone. Hooray.

But how? Did the admins finally do something about it?

April 14, 2009 at 7:33 pm #407918
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The Doctor

We do have a new mod on the team, he’s obviously been doing his job.

The spam hasn’t stopped, I had to delete some this morning.

EDIT: Oh, I also got a reply from Ahnt this morning. He’s been busy teaching and stuff and couldn’t actually log in sometimes and had no idea this was going on.

April 15, 2009 at 12:07 am #407924
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Squash

I know this is late, but all signs seem to indicate that this is a bot, not a person. Banning may do the trick if as you said it all comes from one IP, but it’s possible once banned it will use a proxy (in my opinion not likely, but hey, what do I know about spambots?)
Has the level dropped, or has it stopped completely?

April 15, 2009 at 12:11 am #407925
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badgerboy

I haven’t seen any since yesterday night, so unless other mods have been getting to it before me, I believe it has stopped.

April 15, 2009 at 9:05 am #407928
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randomparrot

No It hasn’t:
*Super Sigh*

viewtopic.php?p=420429#p420429
viewtopic.php?p=420430#p420430
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25567
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25566
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=25568
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=25569
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=25582
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=25570
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=25563
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=25562
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=25574
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=25573
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=25572
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=25571
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=25575
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=25576
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=25578
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=25577
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=25579
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=25580
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=25581

add Nesewik and leafydull to the list.

April 15, 2009 at 9:35 am #407930
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Hazzat

Clearing it up…

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