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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby Drecon » 12 Oct 2013, 06:30

First video: "Brandon Weeden" and "loading" respectively. The second one could even be believable of they'd meant "loading time" or something like that.
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby CSt » 16 Oct 2013, 04:50

Lurkon wrote:Saw a thread in the Gaming thread where a spambot started it, and a DIFFERENT spambot replied to it. Don't think I've seen that before, at least not here.


Did they at least have something interesting to say to each other?
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby Lurkon » 16 Oct 2013, 06:33

CSt wrote:
Lurkon wrote:Saw a thread in the Gaming thread where a spambot started it, and a DIFFERENT spambot replied to it. Don't think I've seen that before, at least not here.


Did they at least have something interesting to say to each other?

The second one just wanted to say that WOW of Guildwars was his favorite game.
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby CSt » 16 Oct 2013, 09:31

We should keep an eye on those, they might start plotting...
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby NebulosDisconcertion » 05 Nov 2013, 22:51

Is this a 'one'?
The 'first video' field is valid, but it speaks with a spambotian accent.
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby Metcarfre » 05 Nov 2013, 23:14

Seems legit.
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby Ptangmatik » 19 Nov 2013, 10:23

So are we seeing the beginnings? Or has it been rumbling for a while already and it's mostly being handled?
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby Jamfalcon » 19 Nov 2013, 10:25

Spam's up a little bit I think, but it might just be that the lack of other posts make them stand out more. It's certainly nothing like last year, when we had a whole page of spam threads in a few different sections.
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby Kapol » 26 Nov 2013, 23:08

The spam is getting worse. I don't even want to just say that they're bots anymore. We might be dealing with actual posters now. A lot of them are starting to use actual 'first videos' and posting in already active threads. It's enough to actually be somewhat confusing.
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby Drecon » 27 Nov 2013, 03:03

Well, a lot of them might actually be people who were brought here through desert bus?
But it is kind of hard to distinguish from a first time poster who leaves a short message that seems on topic and a spam-bot that leaves a short message that seems on-topic.

Usually I'm of the opinion that I'll let someone else handle the deciding :P
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby Kapol » 27 Nov 2013, 17:13

It's possible, but I doubt it for many of them. A lot of them use the same sort of grammar of spammakers (all lower case, ending with ellipses, etc). And the usernames are often gibberish as well. Well, more gibberish than is usual around here. :P
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby RedNightmare » 03 Dec 2013, 00:13

First video: Kathleen?! These things are learning 0_0
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby Drecon » 04 Dec 2013, 13:48

They might be data-mining from the forums? Just inserting common words perhaps.
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby RedNightmare » 01 Mar 2014, 09:39

Oh, for EFF sake!! We're getting viagra commercial spambots now!?
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby Prospero101 » 01 Mar 2014, 20:47

I got one of those posted in my Last Words thread and I WOULD LIKE IT GONE KILL IT WITH FIRE PLEASE.

EDIT: One should check if the problem has been handled before bitching about it. As you were.
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby Ptangmatik » 10 Mar 2014, 04:27

Did someone go and announce they were thinking of remodelling their kitchen?
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Re: Spamthread 2: Revenge of the Spamthread

Postby RedNightmare » 09 Apr 2014, 23:41

Ikea spam!? Effing IKEA SPAM?! They are the biggest furniture store in the world and they are spamming us?! I don't even...
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