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MLE Nov 28th, 2010 04:17 PM

actually he was talking about the 20 spambots i banned in a row

executioneer Nov 28th, 2010 10:24 PM

ive banned more than that but they dont show up in the crimelab because i'm doing preemptives based on username (APOLOGIES FOR ANY LEGITIMATE USER WITH "CIALIS" IN THEIR NAME)

MLE Nov 28th, 2010 10:35 PM

i cross reference using databases of known spambots and will preemptively ban from that.

Chojin Nov 29th, 2010 05:32 PM

i think we should change the 'new user' avatar to a colorful 'PLZ BUY MY CRAP' avatar

Pentegarn Dec 1st, 2010 10:46 AM

I'm for it, and will vote for you as mayor of i-mockery if you make it so

MLE Dec 1st, 2010 08:38 PM

He's already judge, jury, and executioner.

Well, maybe not executioner, that might be willie.

Ex Leper Dec 6th, 2010 12:17 AM

Can this thread also be used to report trolls? If so I have a quote from one below


Originally Posted by AmazingBeauty (Post 706575)
-deleted post-

MLE Dec 6th, 2010 01:11 AM

Taken care of.

Pentegarn Jan 17th, 2011 07:30 AM

I think this may be a new spambot, he hasn't spammed yet, but I expect he will with all those numbers in his name


Esuohlim Feb 3rd, 2011 01:58 PM

The spambots today are

Tadao Feb 3rd, 2011 03:15 PM


Esuohlim Feb 13th, 2011 04:45 PM

MLE how are you doing that? :eek

MLE Feb 13th, 2011 06:56 PM


MLE Feb 13th, 2011 06:59 PM

that's why i'm chief of police, son

Esuohlim Apr 10th, 2011 03:58 PM


Does there exist some sort of setting that can automatically delete all the posts/threads of someone when you check the "Spammed Advertisements" ban option?

MLE Apr 10th, 2011 04:33 PM

I don't think so, but you can just go to their profile and check all their posts from there and delete them. It's much faster.

Esuohlim Apr 10th, 2011 04:36 PM

That's how I do it, but the whole infraction/ban/delete/hard delete process gets tedious after you do it eighty thousand times :(

executioneer Apr 10th, 2011 07:58 PM

well i wouldn't want it to be automatic on all spammed advertisements bans but yeah that sounds pretty helpful

edit: although i guess if you wanted to have more control you could just do a custom infraction :/

Shadowdancer21b Apr 12th, 2011 01:22 AM

I do things that way on the forum for my blog, too MLE.

Dr. Boogie Apr 13th, 2011 06:01 PM

That's the way I've been doing it.

I looked into some option for preventing newly registered users from posting links of any kind, but I don't think the board has that capability.

executioneer Apr 13th, 2011 08:24 PM

i see no reason there couldn't be some sort of plugin for that

10,000 Volt Ghost Apr 14th, 2011 12:52 PM

I feel like we should not delete spam bots nor their posts. Just transfer them all to this thread with them quoting each other. Then have death fights.

All Hail Duke Apr 14th, 2011 04:56 PM

that's a gribble of an idea

Chojin Apr 16th, 2011 10:27 AM

i'd rather not help them boost their google ranking, as we did for pram maven.

Mockery Apr 17th, 2011 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by Dr. Boogie (Post 717545)
That's the way I've been doing it.

I looked into some option for preventing newly registered users from posting links of any kind, but I don't think the board has that capability.

Yeah, I've scoured through all the forum settings for something like that, but no such luck. Happy to try a plugin if anybody knows of one... though we're using a pretty old version of the software now, so plugins like that may not even be compatible.

So yeah, for now, just deleting their posts and banning or deleting their accounts is the way to go. I particularly like finding one just as they're registering and then deleting the account as soon as they're finished and about to make a post.

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