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  • BloodaxesBloodaxes Member EpicPosts: 4,507
    What's even sadder, no mod even replied as of yet.
    AlBQuirkyAmathe

  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,429
    Bloodaxes said:
    What's even sadder, no mod even replied as of yet.
    Man they don't care.  They had that spelling error, "Dunamically," in the title of one of their articles for like 10 days with no change, last I saw.
    mmolou
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 4,224
    Bloodaxes said:
    What's even sadder, no mod even replied as of yet.
    Man they don't care.  They had that spelling error, "Dunamically," in the title of one of their articles for like 10 days with no change, last I saw.
    Whoa cowboy, maybe Dunamically refers to the way former Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn handles things, which would be poorly of course.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
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    It is just huge resource waste....'

    Gdemami absolutely not being an armchair developer

  • StevenWeberStevenWeber Member UncommonPosts: 54
    Greetings all,

    I've passed this thread along to the staff. I know how annoying spambots can be, and they have been more prevalent as of late. 

    Thanks all! 
    TillerlahnmirScottzervo
  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,797
    TBH I am glad to see so much feedback on this thread.
    I  thought it would be burried on page 5 by now without any further input.

    Tells me this community still cares about mmorpg.com
    AlBQuirky
    Harbinger of Fools
  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,700
    I have a clarification question, if I may.

    "Spambot" means an actual bot, or are humans lumped in, too?

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR


  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,797
    From my perspective it only refers to real bots.

    Otherwise we would have to put Captain LOL on the list...
    Asm0deusSlapshot1188AlBQuirky
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  • HyperpsycrowHyperpsycrow Member RarePosts: 771
    We need to get rid of em !
    AlBQuirky




  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 9,150
    They really picked up the pace with the necros last few days.
    AlBQuirky
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  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,429
    Not a word from the mods on this post or anywhere else.
    AlBQuirky
  • BrotherMaynardBrotherMaynard Member RarePosts: 239
    Not a word from the mods on this post or anywhere else.

    And the spam bots keep taking over the whole site.

    The most incomprehensible thing in the screenshot below is how the three bottom posts are marked 'necro' and yet the spam posts (and the spammer) that necroed those threads remain.

    Truly baffling.




  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,513
    Nanfoodle said:
    Simple fix is give limited mod rights to trusted forum members. Also add some of the things mentioned above. Like no links till you have done 10 posts. No ability to create a thread till you have 20 replies. Some action is better then none. 
    Oh God, no.  Moderator rights to members would be so much worse and cause so much more unhappiness than the spambots do.
    Agreed. Just imagine me with power....

    Scary.

    ;)
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,513
    Interestingly enough, I've never seen a spambot post over on MassivelyOP, I wonder what their secret is?

    Something to do perhaps with having to use social media accounts to log in with?
    SovrathAlBQuirky

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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    So many spam bots. So so many now. It's like with stray cats. Feed them and they live on your front porch. So what are you feeding them? Unfettered easy access maybe?
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  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,429
    Is there any way for us to contact the site moderators directly?  I finally gave up flagging spam posts because they didn't even do anything about them any more.  It's just...they've given up, so I have, too.  And I'm sure that some of them have seen this thread.  They're just choosing to ignore it.
    AmatheAlBQuirkyKyleran
  • phoenixfire2phoenixfire2 Member UncommonPosts: 214
    My question is always:  Who actually clicks those?  I mean, what level of human sees a bot post, in poor English, making insane claims about "I make $16k a month and you can too!" on an MMORPG site and decides to click the link?



    Exactly.  $16k per month?  What a joke.  I don't click on anything under $35k per month.
    AlBQuirkytzervoKyleran
  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,797
    Still the new reality without any feedback:


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  • kitaradkitarad Member LegendaryPosts: 6,463
    I flag posts but they never remove them any more so I shall be stopping the flagging.
    AmathecheyaneNyghthowlerAlBQuirky

  • zenomexzenomex Member UncommonPosts: 242
    what's more scary to me is that after a decade I still see the same people with the same pic posting the same types of messages.. there's little to none influx of new members here as far as my eye can tell so this website is a dead man walking anyway.. or maybe it's the MMORPG genre ?
    Kyleran
  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 9,150
    I wonder how spam bots pick the threads to spam in. What are the trigger phrases that cause it to choose a thread to necro?
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  • tzervotzervo Member EpicPosts: 1,048
    edited July 2020
    Kyleran said:
    Interestingly enough, I've never seen a spambot post over on MassivelyOP, I wonder what their secret is?

    Something to do perhaps with having to use social media accounts to log in with?
    There are bot posts in MOP but they are fewer and are taken care of more swiftly.

    Also MOP has way less traffic than mmorpg.com (several times less iirc when I checked a few years ago on alexa.com when stats were public, but that might have changed) so I guess that makes them less of a target.

    Also, MOP has no forums: way smaller surface to clean up.
    AlBQuirky
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 13,197
    Kyleran said:
    Interestingly enough, I've never seen a spambot post over on MassivelyOP, I wonder what their secret is?

    Something to do perhaps with having to use social media accounts to log in with?
    Bree basically sits there and insta-deletes any perspectives she doesn’t agree with so taking care of spambots is a freebie.
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,700
    kitarad said:
    I flag posts but they never remove them any more so I shall be stopping the flagging.

    Yea, I just flagged 3 more in delete's latest post. I see many more threads with the same bots as the "latest posters" so I think I'll quit reporting, too. It seems rather pointless when the site seems to not care one little whit whether I do or not.
    Kyleran

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR


  • BloodaxesBloodaxes Member EpicPosts: 4,507
    It's like beetlejuice, say it too many times and here they are!

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,513
    Kyleran said:
    Interestingly enough, I've never seen a spambot post over on MassivelyOP, I wonder what their secret is?

    Something to do perhaps with having to use social media accounts to log in with?
    Bree basically sits there and insta-deletes any perspectives she doesn’t agree with so taking care of spambots is a freebie.
    Well, they do have an automatic spam detection service, one reason I log in with multiple accounts is on occasion I've found my posts have been directed over to it for review and it can take a few days to appear back on the site which by that time the thread has usually dropped from sight and further comment.

    Bree appears to be one of several full time employees there while most of the folks here this seems to be some sort of part time endeavor to their real day jobs.

    In fact it appears this site is now run by the publishing equivalent of Gamigo, where games go to when well past their prime.


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