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The Rise Of The Adbots

ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 23,526
Over the past couple of weeks more adbots seem to be getting through than normal, or maybe its just the time I log on?
harken33

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 43,746
    edited August 2023
    Bot Reported
     ;) 

    What did you expect? This site is F2P.

     :) 
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  • MadBomber13MadBomber13 Member UncommonPosts: 126
    edited August 2023
    The actual userbase drops any lower, the bots will have to hire bots to make this place look alive.
    This is the end, beautiful friend
    This is the end, my only friend
    The end of our elaborate plans
    The end of everything that stands...  

    :smiley:
    KyleranScotharken33
  • TillerTiller Member LegendaryPosts: 11,316
    Scot said:
    Over the past couple of weeks more adbots seem to be getting through than normal, or maybe its just the time I log on?

    Not just that but there was a troll account a few days ago that I assume targeted Joseph. Angry banned user I most likely, thought it was dealt with within an hour, sadly the bots with their sus links remain.
    Scotharken33
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 23,526
    edited August 2023
    Tiller said:
    Scot said:
    Over the past couple of weeks more adbots seem to be getting through than normal, or maybe its just the time I log on?

    Not just that but there was a troll account a few days ago that I assume targeted Joseph. Angry banned user I most likely, thought it was dealt with within an hour, sadly the bots with their sus links remain.
    Sounds like that guy who was the only person I have ever reported in twenty years on here, his personnel and family attacks were beyond the pale. 
  • harken33harken33 Member UncommonPosts: 183
    Scot said:
    Over the past couple of weeks more adbots seem to be getting through than normal, or maybe its just the time I log on?

    Yesterday Oct 26th 2023 around 5:20ish PM EST all of the recent posts were from 2 bots. 

    I know it kind of ebbs and flows around here where its like a bot takeover then something is changed and its good for some time but feels like an infestation currently.
  • StevenWeberStevenWeber MMORPG.COM Staff UncommonPosts: 111
    Greetings Heroic Bot-battling MMORPGers,

    Unfortunately we have noticed an uptick in silly bots attempting to disguise themselves as our humble forum goers for a few weeks. We are working on numerous changes on the backend, including some related to figuring out how to stop the Adbot Army from overloading our forums with their particularly annoying brand of commentary. 

    We as MMORPGers were here first and we enjoy our own patented brand of annoying commentary, and we never want that to change. 

    In the meantime, if you notice some bots slip through, feel free to drop me a message and I'll provide a BAN-aid. Stay strong MMORPG friends!

    Happy posting!
    harken33WargfootScotTiller
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 23,526
    edited October 2023
    harken33 said:
    Scot said:
    Over the past couple of weeks more adbots seem to be getting through than normal, or maybe its just the time I log on?

    Yesterday Oct 26th 2023 around 5:20ish PM EST all of the recent posts were from 2 bots. 

    I know it kind of ebbs and flows around here where its like a bot takeover then something is changed and its good for some time but feels like an infestation currently.
    A bot can quite easily take over the Latest Forum Activity doing four posts in a minute. They could probably do four in four seconds but that's a bit too obvious I guess.
    harken33
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 10,648
    Wack a mole! 
    harken33
  • XiaokiXiaoki Member EpicPosts: 3,935
    Well, hopefully something is done soon rather than the nothing thats currently happening.

    Seeing half the posts here be spam bots and none of them being deleted even after weeks go by means no reason to be here.
  • harken33harken33 Member UncommonPosts: 183
    Much like Kyleran's nightmares about a Zombie apocalypse, the ad-bots are out in a horde today.

    @StevenWeber Several different ad-bots flagged, multiple times in the last few hours. Please crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their programmers.
  • ninjaskincareninjaskincare Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    the past couple of weeks more adbots seem to be getting through than normal
  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 25,388
    I make $6000 per month working from home by banning adbots.  </sarcasm>
    harken33Scot
  • StevenWeberStevenWeber MMORPG.COM Staff UncommonPosts: 111
    harken33 said:
    Much like Kyleran's nightmares about a Zombie apocalypse, the ad-bots are out in a horde today.

    @StevenWeber Several different ad-bots flagged, multiple times in the last few hours. Please crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their programmers.
    Thank You Enduring MMORPGer

    We're currently still trying to find a fix for bot squashing, though with the rise in technology these days it has become more difficult in some regards. I have upgraded some of my ban powers, so flagging should be far more efficient from here on out! I'm working through the backlog of flags, so keep those flags flying!

    We also appreciate those that have requested consideration to party up as mods for group bug squashing. We are looking into the prospect of adding more mods to the team to dole out more DPS to those dastardly bots. 

    Thanks again for the work you all put in to keep these foes at bay! 

    Happy posting!
    harken33Scot
  • ValdemarJValdemarJ Member RarePosts: 1,293
    AI can beat captcha now. Defeating the bots problem isn't trivial. The solution will probably eventually lead to draconian identity schemes, like passkey, with some sort of biometric and government ID tie-in.
    harken33
  • DattelisDattelis Member EpicPosts: 1,520
    A mmorpg about killing adbots and spambots would be pretty cool. Raids could be infiltrating websites and root out bot nests.
    maskedweaselValdemarJ
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