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Author Topic: Spam Bots Be Gone!  (Read 2035 times)

Drake

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Spam Bots Be Gone!
« on: May 21, 2012, 10:28:46 PM »

Greetings everyone,

I'm sure as many of you have noticed over this past weekend, our forums got hit pretty bad by spam bots. Unfortunately I was away most of the weekend attending Louisianime, so I was unaware of the attack until late last night. I've cleared out all the spam bots, and put in some highly recommended security measures from the SMF website. So we're hoping this will get rid of our pesky spam bot problem.

Thanks for the support, and happy posting!
- Drake
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 10:37:52 PM »

Whoo, no more ads about meeting interesting singles in my area!
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 12:12:19 AM »

Well damn, the one time I am not home this weekend and things get interesting on here... -sigh-
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 12:49:06 AM »

yeah well be around more and post hatter :P
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 02:09:37 AM »

I much prefer lurking but I can give it shot during my down-time.
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 09:47:08 AM »

do it!
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012, 10:21:38 PM »

Lol, an active hatter? Unbelievable!
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2012, 10:33:57 PM »

I am semi-active, it will likely not be more or less active over time but a check-in every day or so.
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 08:33:12 PM »

I am semi-active, it will likely not be more or less active over time but a check-in every day or so.

Stalking us in the shadows, unbeknownst that deep down he will strike at precisely the right time :O
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2012, 12:55:55 AM »

I rather have returned to an active forum instead of what appears as a dead one.
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2012, 06:38:46 AM »

I'm starting to believe that forums in general are a lost cause going forward and soon you'll find only the really successful ones (like Something Awful and *shudder* Gaia) or ones connected to a business or company (Blizzard and Valve) will survive while the rest fall off and die.

Facebook, for all it's issues generally seems to be where the majority of people tend to conjugate nowadays. Most companies of products have a page there where the community and it's fans can communicate with each other, rather than an official forum that they host themselves.

This forums still might have a chance of surviving if Drake is able to persuade some of the individuals over from facebook who like AS onto these forums. Just for the record there is over 580 people who like his AS facebook page, but this forum has only 26 members. . . 
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2012, 10:45:47 PM »

Than I feel like I have been lied to, I am so going to kick my little sister's butt for letting me believe this was a very active forum, I came back thinking things have picked up.
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2012, 06:37:23 AM »

this place was somewhat active intially, like around the time I rejoined. . . But as expected as time went on, people's interest in it waned and now it feels like a ghost town. . .

Hopefully with you commenting on a few of the topics, when people do come back to have their monthly once over on the forum they might find things to respond to.
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2012, 02:38:59 AM »

Drake never comes onto the forums anymore. This place is not just a ghost town, it's a ghost of a ghost town o___o
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Re: Spam Bots Be Gone!
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2012, 09:42:50 PM »

Facebook and other social websites kill forums like this, it happens - only a rally cry of those FB fans of the page or simply put, Talos coming to post himself could resurrect this place.
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