What's with all the recent spam?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Tom Bombadildo, Jan 15, 2012.

Jan 15, 2012
  1. Tom Bombadildo
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    And by recently I mean today...There's been like, what 4 or 5 different spam bot topics? Is this normal? I don't think so...
     
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    Member DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    omg it's the end of the world and GBATEMP!! nah just kidding i don't know what's up i wonder if the secitruy setting is messed up or something.
     
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    Actually, I've seen more spambots now (GBATemp v3+) compared to previous versions (or, to be exact, previous version, since I've only been here since v3). As far as I know, I barely saw any bots in v3, but now, I see them quite frequently as well. There's already been some suggestions (such as implementing a better authentication system), but I don't think they have been put into effect.
     
  4. Hells Malice

    Member Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    I report several posts a day, and have for quite a while.
    I'm just used to them now.

    Not like it's too bad. They're more like 1post bots than spambots, lol.
     
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    Yes this is saddening :( and I agree with DJPlace that's Probably it just be hopeful it will stop.

    -Philip11
     
  6. Tom Bombadildo
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    Normally I'm not on all day so I suppose I don't know what's "Normal" for the Temp but to me it just seems like there has been more.
     
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    Member Hydreigon Isn't that DELICIOUS!?

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    I see them a lot in the NDS tutorials and guides section... :unsure:

    Reported quite a few in that section yesterday.
     
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    Not that too, the bots seems to be getting smarter, I almost got fooled by One till he posted a link to grocery stores offer....
     
  9. Thesolcity

    Member Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    Just keep reporting them and hopefully we won't get into a CAPTCHA-based system. Or make a sticky showing you that if the person only has ~1 post and is posting an unknown link, its more than likely a spambot.
     

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