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geonerd
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« Reply #105 on: September 26, 2012, 10:12:10 AM »

Has black magic been done such that spambots are confined to the "Discuss Chronicle Articles" board?
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« Reply #106 on: September 26, 2012, 2:58:57 PM »

Has black magic been done such that spambots are confined to the "Discuss Chronicle Articles" board?

No, they just think that that's the forum that will get the most traffic. It's the Ford Prefect effect applied to forum spamming.

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Have you worked on that project today?


« Reply #107 on: September 27, 2012, 8:10:30 PM »

Mods, I'm sorry, but simply deleting the posts is NOT GETTING THROUGH to our current spammer (who is surely among the most industrious in memory).  You need to BAN him/her/it.

The naughty one? Yes.  Ban s/h/it.

Right.  And then we're going to lock Polly in a room and have her read HP7 rather more attentively.  --But that's another story, sorry.

What?  Fine.  Homework as soon as I unpack my fiction books, probably sometime next summer.

However, I demand a list of pre-reading questions and a study guide for what's on the test.
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« Reply #108 on: September 30, 2012, 2:04:10 PM »

They're back! There are new spammy threads everywhere.
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« Reply #109 on: October 09, 2012, 10:23:20 AM »

Mmm. Aren't all those fake documents illegal?
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« Reply #110 on: October 19, 2012, 9:29:53 PM »

We certainly have a busy spammer tonight. S/he/it is going to be vaporized any minute thanks to our awesome MMs!
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« Reply #111 on: October 19, 2012, 10:27:44 PM »

We certainly have a busy spammer tonight. S/he/it is going to be vaporized any minute thanks to our awesome MMs!

Mischief managed.  Thanks for the heads up.
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« Reply #112 on: October 21, 2012, 11:53:43 AM »

I don't understand

Now we've got spammers spamming the spam thread?
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« Reply #113 on: October 26, 2012, 7:38:11 AM »

I don't understand

Now we've got spammers spamming the spam thread?

Not only that, elsewhere they seem to be posting spamming in Klingon!
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« Reply #114 on: November 14, 2012, 1:15:38 PM »

The spambots are back.  Damn.
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« Reply #115 on: November 14, 2012, 1:20:29 PM »

The spambots are back.  Damn.

Thanks; noted. I got everything so far from the latest (17 at last count) and have noted it for the staff mods as something to watch.

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« Reply #116 on: November 14, 2012, 4:17:39 PM »

The spambots are back.  Damn.

Thanks; noted. I got everything so far from the latest (17 at last count) and have noted it for the staff mods as something to watch.

VP

Thanks, VP.
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« Reply #117 on: November 15, 2012, 11:59:16 AM »

More spam
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« Reply #118 on: November 15, 2012, 12:19:50 PM »

I really think there needs to be some kind of verification system for new account creation.
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« Reply #119 on: November 15, 2012, 1:28:36 PM »

I really think there needs to be some kind of verification system for new account creation.

But they're selling fake passports today; a verification system might be child's play for them.
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