What to do in case of a SPAMBOT attack...

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Have you ever noticed that some members have blatant advertisements in their signatures for the oddest of products, or will flood certain boards with similar and nonsensical posts, or create new threads consisting only of already existing posts somewhere?

YOU'VE ENCOUNTERED A WILD SPAMBOT.

Spambots, as most of you should be obviously aware, are automated bot programs designed for the sole purpose of doing exactly what it sounds like: sending out spam. The reason I'm pointing this out is that we've had a large number of spambots get around our registration setup lately, and some members have a fond interest in starting up conversation with the spambot or about the spambot's post. This is a gentle reminder that they are not humans, nor do they have the intelligence to respond to you. In all likeliness, their posts are going to be deleted as soon as a moderator finds them. Therefore it is recommended that you do not start up conversation with them; it makes you look kinda stupid after the spambot's post has been deleted, if your own post isn't deleted as well.

If you find a spambot wandering about on the forums, please report its post (if it's not flooding the forum and making itself obvious) and generally ignore it otherwise. It will be exterminated taken care of as soon as possible.




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If you find a spambot wandering about on the forums, please report its post (if it's not flooding the forum and making itself obvious) and generally ignore it otherwise. It will be exterminated taken care of as soon as possible.


I d hope there is a reward for this, perhaps cake? or cookies : O or some other wonderful sort of baked goods : D
I'll keep my eyes peeled

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So, we can't befriend them and make them our robot buddies and teach them to feel love? ;-;

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aww, but mom said I could keep t1000 if I fed and walked him. :(
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No. He pissed all over the carpet and now you get to take my shotgun and shoot him behind the shed.
you awoke in a burning paperhouse
from the infinite fields of dreamless sleep

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I'm loving the irony of a spambot attacking this thread.
And furthermore, the irony of me responding to it, especially in a topic created to discourage such an act.
it's like a metaphor or something i don't know

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Feel free to PM me a link to their profile or post(s), or poke me on IRC :)

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^ mercury...y.
it's like a metaphor or something i don't know

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Reporting Spambot...

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Nice try, clever-spambot, but you can't deflect the attention off yourself by making an anti-spambot thread. I know your game...
Ok, DON'T EXPECT HELP FROM ME~! I will perhaps rant a bit, but don't expect me to do graphics for you, even if I say I will... I won't.

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Don't you just weaken it, and then throw a pokeball at it?

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Some of the stronger ones need to be put to sleep. or shocked, or burned, the combonations are endless

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You are having all the leisure, and not leaving any leisure for any of us to have.

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Oh the irony of spambots on this thread.
it's like a metaphor or something i don't know