1. p1ngpong

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    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.
     
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  2. TyBlood13

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    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.
     
  3. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4
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    They'll have to answer a randomly generated question about temporal physics.
     
  4. porkiewpyne

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    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 :\
     
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  5. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon
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    I've given you my curse, the one where you miss all the best things on gbatemp ;o;
     
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  6. marksteele

    marksteele GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    if it makes you feel any better p1ing, im a regular visitor to the site and I've never noticed any spambots ^.^
     
  7. Ericthegreat

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    crap so I missed another good thread, all I ever see are purse related ones....
     
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  8. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.
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    Just as a note, stupidity wouldn't be the most ridiculous reason I've ever been suspended from something. Quite close though.
     
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  9. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon
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    I once had a whole thread in here and a whole new rule created over getting suspended.
    Good times...
     
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  10. Sly 3 4 me

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    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.
     
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  11. LDAsh

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    D'oh, I wanted to see teh porn... :(
     
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  12. TyBlood13

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    What if all the spam since Valwin's ban is just him making new accounts to troll us?
     
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  13. JoostinOnline

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    I believe that's called The Edge of the Forum. :P
     
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  14. ComeTurismO

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    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...
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    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 #JOYCONBOYZFOREVER
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    Little do you all know, I've been a spam bot in disguise this whole time. With better grammar than TaeWong. :ph34r:
     
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  17. Psionic Roshambo

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    Ummm we don't happen to have any links to those porn spams do we? Just for umm research purposes.... lol
     
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  18. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...
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    It was quite vintage, not sure if you'd enjoy it. :tpi:
     
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  19. Gahars

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    Funny enough, "Bump Spam" was the title of one of the subjects.
     
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  20. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!
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    it was REALLY old anyway :lol:
     
  21. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!
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    80's asses are the best!!!
     
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