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Holy shit. This has to stop! How do these bots work? they always go to the general discussion thread? I guess they work with the source of the site so what if you added a for regular users invisible link that looks like create a topic to the bots but posts whatever they post into a file that just gets deleted or is not visible for other forum users? Would that be possible?


Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:18 pm
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(I deleted all the spam, so it might look like you started a new topic.) I plan on changing the create account screen when I get chance to make it tricky for a bot to sign up. Some of the spam might be from a person signing up for a bot, which is quite hard to stop.


Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:58 pm
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Are you using Chapta codes at signup? I don't remember it's been a while. If you don't you might wantto consider using it but if a person is signing up for the bot it won't help much i guess. Also could you track and block the IP or do they use an IP changer or something like that?


Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:06 pm
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goddamnit. now they even post pictures lol


Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:12 pm
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I am using chaptas on sign up, but doesn't seem to help much. I've just added a new anti-spam mod to the forums I'll wait and see if it helps. A lot of the bots make an account then wait a week before posting, so it might be a bit before the old bots get cleared out.


Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:48 pm
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Sounds promising. Merry Christmas to you luke :)


Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:15 pm
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You too. The Christmas break is good, I got lots of time to work on the game :)


Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:20 am
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The bot comes to collect info for Google, for example, if you post something with the words "shrek is love, shrek is life" when ppl Google the phrase, they get a link to the forum, you are building your own name, try it, Google your screen name and you'll get a link to every post, every picture and every social media update by you or someone with the same name.

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