In need of a Ban

AuthorTopic: In need of a Ban
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #0
Some one needs to ban our newest member adult site as we start the new month of statistics.

Maybe Aran can see how many new members are banned because of this. It seems to be an increasing problem.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Agent
Member # 1934
Profile Homepage #1
That's sick. I wonder if this sort of thing actually attracts people or what. It just seems like a waste of time.

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Posts: 1169 | Registered: Monday, September 23 2002 07:00
Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #2
Look on the bright side, someone thought this sight was receiving enough traffic to be worthy of genuine spam, not the cheap homemade stuff we produce here.

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You lose.
Posts: 2156 | Registered: Thursday, August 24 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #3
Our ever-vigilant Imban has already pointed out this worthy individual, and Aran caught its older sibling.

—Alorael, who might suggest that one burst of spam begets another and that you have no one to blame but yourselves for this. He's too nice to actually suggest such a thing, however.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Agent
Member # 6581
Profile Homepage #4
EDIT: Nevermind. Alorael has already said it.

[ Saturday, November 18, 2006 04:16: Message edited by: Guardian Magma ]

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Posts: 1310 | Registered: Tuesday, December 20 2005 08:00
The Establishment
Member # 6
Profile #5
Actually the ever vigilant *i has already banned this character long before this post has been made. Don't worry, this bot shows up about once every other day on average and I'm on it.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Agent
Member # 6581
Profile Homepage #6
I noticed that he has the same login name of his previous account. How is possible?

quote:
Originally written by *i:

... Don't worry, this bot shows up about once every other day on average and I'm on it.
And I can see that you're not even going to dignify this idiot with the lofty title of BANNED, he does not deserve it. :)

quote:
Originally written by *i:

Actually the ever vigilant *i has already banned this character...
Another third-person gimmick? :P

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Posts: 1310 | Registered: Tuesday, December 20 2005 08:00
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #7
quote:
Originally written by *i:

Actually the ever vigilant *i has already banned this character long before this post has been made. Don't worry, this bot shows up about once every other day on average and I'm on it.
Wait a sec... How is that possible? The only three ways to do this that I can think of are:

1) The bot can hack into the system and un-ban itself.

2) Of our 7601 members, 5000 of them consist of the same bot. So basically, it's the same member over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over... Oops, got a little carried away there.

3) Administrators have the power to delete members.

In my opinion, each of these are equally frightening prospects.

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I tried to think of something witty to put here.

Needless to say, I failed.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Guardian
Member # 2238
Profile Homepage #8
1) No.

2) You assume the bot started at the birth of these boards. Which is ignorant.

3) I'm sure they do.

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Posts: 1582 | Registered: Wednesday, November 13 2002 08:00
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #9
quote:
Originally written by demonslay3r:

2) You assume the bot started at the birth of these boards. Which is ignorant.
Not necessarily. 1000 people might have singed up, then the bot signed up and went nuts.

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I tried to think of something witty to put here.

Needless to say, I failed.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #10
Wow, I feel accomplished... I definitely pointed that out to Imban before this topic was born. Of course, with everyone being Imban and all, Imban already knew because I knew.

Right. My head hurts now... but personally, I don't remember many members like this trying to infiltrate the boards.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

I hate undead. I really, really, really, really hate undead. With a passion.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #11
quote:
Originally written by demonslay3r:



3) I'm sure they do.

Case in point. Click "view on Spiderweb".

Edit: I just noticed that I need to do something about that URL. People have previous had trouble with lewd content that was two links away. So it's gone.

[ Saturday, November 18, 2006 10:50: Message edited by: Sirrus ]

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #12
Okay, but the one that Randomizer pointed at is still there... or does deleting accounts just do horrible things to UBB?

[ Saturday, November 18, 2006 10:49: Message edited by: Ephesos ]

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

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Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #13
I told Drakefyre about 7664 because he was online then. Stareye got to the other one. Drakefyre deletes spammers. Stareye's banning leaves no marks.

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
The Establishment
Member # 6
Profile #14
I would delete accounts, but generally do not trust UBB enough to do it.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #15
Whereas Drakey is a high priest of that dark deity, much like Icshi and Richard White. We might have a theme going there...

I have seen the dark forum yawning
Where the black topics roll without aim
Where they roll in their horror unheeded
Without posts, or pages, or name.


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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #16
Aran I asked this once before, but is the number of new members those that register or do you subtract out the spam bots? If we are getting one new account a day that is a bot then about one third of the new members last month were bots and about half of the non-active accounts that don't post are bots. That leaves a few new members that haven't posted because they are true lurkers and the oldies making extra accounts for their nefarious purposes.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #17
Speaking of people who need to be banned...

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I tried to think of something witty to put here.

Needless to say, I failed.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #18
Oddly enough, that account's links are broken, and the site is nonexistent. So... no threat, I suppose.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

I hate undead. I really, really, really, really hate undead. With a passion.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #19
These accounts aren't really all that harmful if all they do is register and not post. Sure, the newest member may be suspect, but newbies are always suspect.

—Alorael, who considers this another sign of Arctic's dereliction of duty. In the old days these invisible newbies would have been safely eaten and no trouble to anyone.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Agent
Member # 6581
Profile Homepage #20
Also, in GF4 Boards I'm noticing many newbies with a low-member number that just posts and go away. Were they lurking for all this time, or what?

[ Sunday, November 19, 2006 03:53: Message edited by: Grammatical Eros ]

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Posts: 1310 | Registered: Tuesday, December 20 2005 08:00
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
Profile #21
quote:
Originally written by Eminent Fazure:


—Alorael, who considers this another sign of Arctic's dereliction of duty. In the old days these invisible newbies would have been safely eaten and no trouble to anyone.

He got married. How can you expect him to be interested in invisible newbies until he has a pack of little Arctics to feed?

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Deep down, you know you should have voted for Alcritas!
Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
The Establishment
Member # 6
Profile #22
Anyways, I have the bot well in hand. No need to remind me, I check the list of newly registered members every day or so. This topic has outlived its purpose.

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Your flower power is no match for my glower power!
Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00