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Thread: Spambots

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    Default Spambots

    I have some anecdotal evidence that a PM popup screws up a spambot thing that is set up to auto-post in random threads.

    So if you are around when one of these things starts bumping 10-20 threads, send it a PM and see if it stops.

    * still report the posts so we can delete em
    * let me know if this really works or if it's just my imagination.

    I did it just now to need4blove and it seemed to halt it in it's tracks only 3 posts in. It stayed logged in for 10 minutes or so doing nothing. I did it a week or so ago and i'm pretty sure it worked then, too.

    take a bite outta crime bitches.

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    i just look in the mirror and repeat "candyman, candyman, candyman"

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    is standard some type of scientist or something?

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    Will this work on Paul Gardner?

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    it must give it a pop up on the browser, and you can't click anything but that, so it can't pull old threads to post in.

    good thinking.
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    Tom can, like...see the code, man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes View Post
    Will this work on Paul Gardner?
    cripes, if only.

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    Oh - and here I thought the bots might actually have stopped. I guess you mods just aren't telling me about them.

    Can you guys PM me the usernames when it happens so I can ban them?

    I have spoke with the developers of vBulletin, and there isn't a solid fix yet.
    *PLEASE DO NOT PM ME WITH SUPPORT REQUESTS - CLICK THE CONTACT LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE*

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