DO NOT BUMP SPAM

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by p1ngpong, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. p1ngpong
    OP

    p1ngpong Unamused frog

    Former Staff
    6,449
    10,391
    Apr 18, 2008
    Croatia
    DS Scene
    As many regular visitors of the site know we are forever waging a war against spam bots here. We are generally quick to exterminate them and their threads thanks to quick reporting by our members and vigilance by the moderating team and I would like to thank everyone who takes the time to bring spambots to our attention.

    However tonight something happened that genuinely made me both angry and disappointed at the same time and also made me question the common sense of some of our most prolific and well known members.

    A porn spambot made a thread on the forum with graphic images and links in its opening post. People proceeded to post in this thread not once or twice, but nine times.

    So this thread was bumped to the top of the latest discussion tab and given more views nine times with idiotic posts ranging from the usual "reported" to people just thinking they are funny.

    Let me make it clear:

    DO NOT BUMP OBVIOUS SPAM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, ESPECIALLY IF IT IS PORNOGRAPHIC!

    Just report it!

    Thanks.

    I am going to take a few hours out to calm down before I take any action if any on the people who bumped that last thread, my immediate reaction being to suspend you all for your stupidity.
     
    JellyPerson, Jax, Beerus and 50 others like this.
  2. TyBlood13

    TyBlood13 Weeaboo Trash

    Member
    1,490
    604
    Jul 1, 2012
    United States
    Kentucky
    I've noticed in the last two months the amount of bots has gone up by quite a bit. Maybe we should make the sign-up process harder for bots. How? I wouldn't know.
     
    Zyteus and SuzieJoeBob like this.
  3. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

    Global Moderator
    7,519
    1,559
    Jan 3, 2009
    Gallifrey
    They'll have to answer a randomly generated question about temporal physics.
     
  4. porkiewpyne

    porkiewpyne Report-er

    Global Moderator
    2,076
    1,240
    Jun 8, 2008
    Australia
    From the few I have seen, they seem to love the AK board..... Kinda like AK's own forums huh? O___o

    And how the heck did I miss this one? Especially given that many bumps. To think I was up the whole time too :\
     
    SuzieJoeBob and Ericthegreat like this.
  5. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

    Member
    4,230
    9,092
    Oct 31, 2011
    London
    I've given you my curse, the one where you miss all the best things on gbatemp ;o;
     
    2Hack, SuzieJoeBob and porkiewpyne like this.
  6. marksteele

    marksteele GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    822
    402
    Jan 16, 2011
    Canada
    if it makes you feel any better p1ing, im a regular visitor to the site and I've never noticed any spambots ^.^
     
  7. Ericthegreat

    Ericthegreat Not New Member

    Member
    1,815
    324
    Nov 8, 2008
    United States
    Vana'diel
    crap so I missed another good thread, all I ever see are purse related ones....
     
    driverdis, Ricken, nxwing and 7 others like this.
  8. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Member
    6,192
    2,150
    Jan 2, 2011
    Just as a note, stupidity wouldn't be the most ridiculous reason I've ever been suspended from something. Quite close though.
     
  9. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

    Member
    4,230
    9,092
    Oct 31, 2011
    London
    I once had a whole thread in here and a whole new rule created over getting suspended.
    Good times...
     
    epickid37 and EZ-Megaman like this.
  10. Sly 3 4 me

    Sly 3 4 me GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    130
    21
    Oct 18, 2009
    United States
    Illinois
    Yeah, there have been numerous times where I've been on and see stranger than normal topics so I click it, and they mostly turn out to be spam for shoes, purses, tattoos, sites to purchase cheap knock-off electronics, boots, or random junk . I'd catch it a few minutes after it was posted, and then see an hour or so later people would be commenting on the strange content of the post. This is mostly during the morning hours around here, and not many moderators or people are on to check it, but still. It's all just spam bots, no reason to make the people who are using the spam bots actually think their posts are receiving attention.

    I think a trivial question system or some form of it would be good if someone tries to post a thread with many links to sites, or a thread that has a lot of images. It might be an inconvenience for some, but I think it'd be worth it. Most of the bots just spam the site every line or so.

    This would obviously not be in effect for users that have at least a decent amount of posts, 50 or so.
     
  11. LDAsh

    LDAsh Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    73
    23
    Jan 18, 2007
    D'oh, I wanted to see teh porn... :(
     
    BatmanBeyond likes this.
  12. TyBlood13

    TyBlood13 Weeaboo Trash

    Member
    1,490
    604
    Jul 1, 2012
    United States
    Kentucky
    What if all the spam since Valwin's ban is just him making new accounts to troll us?
     
    TeamScriptKiddies likes this.
  13. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

    Member
    10,974
    3,758
    Apr 2, 2011
    United States
    The Twilight Zone
    I believe that's called The Edge of the Forum. :P
     
    TotalInsanity4 likes this.
  14. ComeTurismO

    ComeTurismO CTO

    Member
    2,944
    5,589
    Sep 18, 2011
    Canada
    4:54 PM
    For some reason, I feel like watching porn.
    But I agree with you p1ngpong, that kind of content shouldn't be bumped at all. It's common sense, which is a childish thing to do.
     
  15. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,595
    21,611
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    I assumed that if it's in the top threads, someone's going to see it sooner. Sorry for upsetting you, almighty p1ng. ;)
     
  16. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy Resident Mechanical Keyboard Addict

    Global Moderator
    5,724
    4,699
    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
    Little do you all know, I've been a spam bot in disguise this whole time. With better grammar than TaeWong. :ph34r:
     
    TeamScriptKiddies and frogboy like this.
  17. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,856
    705
    Aug 12, 2011
    United States
    Ummm we don't happen to have any links to those porn spams do we? Just for umm research purposes.... lol
     
  18. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,595
    21,611
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    It was quite vintage, not sure if you'd enjoy it. :tpi:
     
    Psionic Roshambo likes this.
  19. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Member
    10,254
    17,404
    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Funny enough, "Bump Spam" was the title of one of the subjects.
     
    Rydian likes this.
  20. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Member
    16,380
    3,971
    Nov 17, 2008
    Australia
    Queensland
    it was REALLY old anyway :lol:
     
  21. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

    Member
    3,670
    1,948
    Feb 9, 2010
    Argentina
    80's asses are the best!!!
     
    TheCasketMan likes this.