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Bots?

#1 Post by Phamynn » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:53 pm

Hey guys, I was just curious what's with all the bots posting in Announcements?

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Re: Bots?

#2 Post by Elew » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:14 pm

I think I got them all... :) They were all from a few emails with consecutive IPs, so I assume a call/message center

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Re: Bots?

#3 Post by iceagefarmer » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:50 pm

Huge thanks to elew for offering to help out. Continued thanks to CreoleGenius as well! These bots are out of control.

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#4 Post by Phamynn » 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.

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Re: Bots?

#5 Post by Elew » 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...

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#6 Post by Elew » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:53 pm

Okay, Bot cage set up...I moved it to the top because they seem to post mainly in the first forum, and I set it to auto purge daily.

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Re: Bots?

#7 Post by Elew » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:04 am

Caught one already :)

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Re: Bots?

#8 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?

#9 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?

#10 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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