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LiTos456
12-04-2010, 10:33 AM
Hey folks,

it seems that we've been getting a lot of spam bots on the site lately. Some of them may be bots while others are people hired to register and create legitimate sounding posts while posting links to inappropriate/infected sites following their post or in their signature (although the latter fails as we do not allow links in the signatures).

Fact is, I just came on the forum and had to remove three of them. And that's a lot for one sweep, so we clearly need to work together to make this easier for all of us (although mainly me).

I'd like to encourage you all to report these posters to me by personal messaging me (or Puppeteer or Witch King, but I don't know how active those guys have been lately), giving me a link to their post or the thread and page that they've posted in.

That way you will help everyone around you by helping me help you help us all (?). I'll be able to find them faster and remove them as it takes a while to go through every single new thread to check (there's been a lot of forum activity lately). I'll give you a reputation point if you report a spammer for me.

Here's a very professional picture I made on how to differentiate spammers from non-spammers (click for full size):

http://i52.tinypic.com/eleljc.png (http://i56.tinypic.com/311l9fo.png)

Thank you for your patience and your concern. Please report any spammers/advertisers/bots you see to me and I shall grant thou a reputation point for it.

Tamiel
12-04-2010, 12:12 PM
you should also pay attention to the ranks
for example the 2 spammers are junior members
and the good poster is Archmage

Jack
12-04-2010, 01:12 PM
i am in it !!!!!
if you see i am repeted my krab :D

sania2
12-05-2010, 08:56 AM
ill try to b in -)

MilwaukeeMac
12-05-2010, 10:59 AM
Nothing ruins a MMO faster than spammers and gold sellers. I'll do whatever I can to remove these wicked and vile creatures form this game.

Joseph Visscher
01-18-2011, 08:08 PM
I disagree, u_have_krabs is totaly a spam bot.

LiTos456
01-18-2011, 09:35 PM
Oh yeah, we figured that out, why do you think he's never around anymore. :D

Henry Martin
01-18-2011, 09:51 PM
I disagree, u_have_krabs is totaly a spam bot.

Yeah that u_have_krabs is a spam bot, damn spam bots! I'm glad he's gone too:p

GPS51
01-18-2011, 10:02 PM
I've heard rumors that that pesky spam bot previously known as "krabs" is now reincarnated on the forums :eek:

Oaktotem
01-22-2011, 04:58 PM
I willkeep an eye out for spam bots

Rhino
01-22-2011, 06:31 PM
Thankyou Litos for letting us know that they are out there and a problem. I will try to keep my eye out for anyone who i believe is a spam bot.

padawan1988
01-25-2011, 02:52 AM
Damn spam u.u

LiTos456
01-25-2011, 02:38 PM
Damn spam u.u

Is that supposed to be ironic? :mad:

acekaze
02-02-2011, 04:00 AM
They really go all the trouble to break to the defenses on registration antibots ah?

gabsgold
04-07-2011, 04:22 AM
I will keep an eye on it

Macchiavelli
04-12-2011, 04:05 AM
good piece of info i'll watch for this bots

krgwynne
05-09-2011, 04:22 AM
would of though by now most people would not open any links than went to external sites unless they knew the poster. this is the easiest way to get one of them hijacking viruses which seem to be invading every where.

AvengingEvil
09-24-2011, 12:56 PM
i heard that too that krabs has made another account to spam these sacred halls with spam dam the spam bots gj keeping these forum clean.