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Elew
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Re: Bots?

#11 Post by Elew » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:20 am

The bot cage appears to be working though, haha...great idea!

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Re: Bots?

#12 Post by Phamynn » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:14 pm

Elew wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:04 pm
Phamynn wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:46 pm
I was just curious. Wasn't complaining. I honestly thought that maybe the Announcements forum was to cage them. LOL Good job, guys.
Hahaha, what a great idea! "The Bot Cage...enter at your own risk" I will give it a try. They seem to pick the first forum because they are bots, so maybe one just for them until we figure out how to keep them out. At least then if it takes us a moment to clear them out they will be in their own space, not muddying up our threads...
Glad I could be of service! Every time I come on the forum now, "Bot Cage" will make me smile. :)

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Re: Bots?

#13 Post by Andy F » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:24 pm

Elew wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:04 am
Caught one already :)
BOT to cage memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=486
Of the 62 & counting, Posts are at a mean average of every 30 mins but with settings using +/- variable 1 to 10 minutes.
They do it to make the posts appear Random & organic. They're not, they're using AI software.
End the bot.
TY

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Re: Bots?

#14 Post by harrybrown » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:04 am

Hi folks, ive went to post some useful info about food rationing in the general forum ( wasnt sure where else to post it)
and its been filled up by some twat selling erectile dysfunction pills... can we get this lot removed please?

Food rationing by the back door! here it comes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49426434

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Re: Bots?

#15 Post by Andy F » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:55 am

Our newest BOT is MSN[BOT} and was NOT replaced by BingBOT:

msnbot
msnbot was a web-crawling robot, deployed by Microsoft to collect documents from the web to build a searchable index for the MSN Search engine. It went into beta in 2004, and had full public release in 2005. The month of October 2010 saw the official retirement of msnbot from most active web crawling duties and its replacement by bingbot.

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