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Not a spammer. Through some support emails I learned minimike is a young DROD player and his father is helping him in the process. It could as well be his father checked his third post for grammatical mistakes, but wasn't around when minimike posted the other ones.
04-10-2009 at 12:37 PM
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And another.

Although the choice of posts to copy was somewhat amusing.

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copying old posts eh? Thats rather clever, although they should have stuck with post topics.

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Yet another one.

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Not sure if this one's a spammer or not--I've introduced one of my clients to DROD, and he may have registered onto the forum. The posts seem to be some of his favorite ADHD topics. I'll do some recon on this.

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05-01-2009 at 07:23 PM
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I've introduced one of my clients to DROD,[...]

I guess your job isn't "DROD salesman", so... what is it, if I may ask?

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I'm a math tutor/professor--DROD fits into his tutoring because it's firmly based in logical rules, which reinforces the mathematical tools of algebra and algorithm.

Plus his dad (if this is indeed the person I'm thinking of) is a programmer, and they're fans of the scripting engine.

If this is indeed the case, I'll take him under my wing a bit, because I'm pretty sure that he doesn't yet have internet etiquette. And should lurk moar.

Plus, I'm auditioning for the next iteration of Danforth Strout. ;)

Edit: yeah, it is my client. Working on it.

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Here, take this and hit him on the head with it.

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Judging by his posts, we may have another Burrs on our hands.

No offense, qwertyhn. Burrs was cool. :glasses

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This looks like spambot

I can be wrong, though, but its random post and links in sig make me think that its a spambot

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Post deleted. However, I can't ban accounts. Could someone take care of that?
05-03-2009 at 07:18 PM
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This johnkind guy is a bot.

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This johnkind guy is a bot.

It could have been a Greckle farmer to at least be a tiny bit relevant to DROD, but nooo... plus there's no exchange offices on the Eighth, right?

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Posts deleted. Mike or Matt, could you please ban johnkind?
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I can't ban accounts. Could someone take care of that?
Maybe you should be more responsible with the tools you already have first.

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05-05-2009 at 07:39 PM
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What's that supposed to mean exactly?

If you thought I asked someone to give me the ability to ban accounts, that's completely wrong. I asked someone to ban the specific account named earlier.

I can see where my question may have been interpreted wrongly, but this is no reason to assume something like that.

And where exactly am I not 'responsible' as you like to call it? I haven't received any complaints or bad reactions other than yours, and with a statement like that I can't really change my way of doing things, as I do not know what it is you think was/is wrong.
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I can't ban accounts. Could someone take care of that?
Maybe you should be more responsible with the tools you already have first.

Has it occurred to you that "could someone take care of that" wasn't about changing his (in-)ability to ban accounts, but a request for Mike or Matt to actually do the banning?

I'm an admin at another (though less frequented) forum, and nuking spam bots has sadly become a regular housekeeping task these days...

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*using strange mime gestures silently suggests implementing some kind of Captcha or something similar* (if it ain't in use already)

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I suppose we could do a ascii capatcha. Something like 'what colour is the red rose?' which would probably keep the majority of them at bay.

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Hm...

If it's an autonomous spambot intelligent enough to copy replies and titles like that; it might be able to figure that out from the keywords "colour" and "red" alone.

If it's a spambot maintained by a human, CAPTCHA shouldn't be a problem for the user to input from time to time.

If it's a human pretending to be a bot, that pretty much rules out the CAPTCHA either way..
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It does use a bit more force (or 4-chan) to bypass most CAPTCHAs, though...

np: Pole - Alles Gute (Round Black Ghosts 2)

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Hahaha, that is brilliant.
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Must admit, I thought that was excellent too :)
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Hmm...this looks like a legit post until one recognizes that it's just a collection of things that have been previously said in the thread.

Linky.

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Post deleted. Someone else needs to ban the account though, I can't do it. The username is aman .
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*cough*

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05-29-2009 at 06:49 AM
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I found this guy that keeps copying parts of his email and posting it. Can we consider that spam?

His name is SupportBot. (I think we should ban him)

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SupportBot is not a spammer; it's used by the support team to take the emails and make them into support threads, IIRC.
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SupportBot is not a spammer; it's used by the support team to take the emails and make them into support threads, IIRC.

Humor Recognition FAIL. :P

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