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TheTotsTheTots Posts: 2,279Player
We have a really dedicated spammer that we are working on taking care of.

Until then new account creation is disabled, and new thread creation will be disabled for a short time.

Thank you for your understanding.
The game wasn't made exactly to my specifications, so I feel it's broken.

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  • -SD-DELTON-ACI--SD-DELTON-ACI- Posts: 1,400Player
    Thank you.
  • [ENG]Uni-Sol[ENG]Uni-Sol Posts: 3,166Player
    Yep kinda noticed when I logged in this morning it was like spam central for like.. 40 pages. Time for captcha?
    If my trollery drives you crazy, you'd better put on your seatbelt.






  • TheTotsTheTots Posts: 2,279Player
    Account creation and thread creation have been reenabled. This is subject to change based on if my new efforts to fix this fail.
    The game wasn't made exactly to my specifications, so I feel it's broken.

  • frankoffrankof Posts: 966Moderator
    Oh, and btw, if there were some legit posts/threads that got deleted, sorry, repost please.
    (it was hard to keep up with the bots :D )
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  • =U^S=_Mason=U^S=_Mason Posts: 167Beta Tester
    Good work!
    "9 people make up over 50% of all of the posts on this forums.
    The VAST majority of our players just play."
  • Can't you block those whatever-language-that-was spam posts by only allowing ascii characters?
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  • TheTotsTheTots Posts: 2,279Player
    We ended up finding how they were getting through our usual guards and closed that loophole.

    Everything should be good to go now!
    The game wasn't made exactly to my specifications, so I feel it's broken.

  • [ENG]Uni-Sol[ENG]Uni-Sol Posts: 3,166Player
    edited July 2015
    Man.. I was just starting to learn the Chinese/Japanese language too :lol:
    If my trollery drives you crazy, you'd better put on your seatbelt.






  • TheTotsTheTots Posts: 2,279Player
    Korean ;)
    The game wasn't made exactly to my specifications, so I feel it's broken.

  • SacchoSaccho Posts: 1,577Player
    edited July 2015
    http://wikihow.com/Tell-Chinese,-Japanese,-and-Korean-Writing-Apart

    :p

    The one or two posts I saw didn't really say anything anyway, pure spam
  • [ENG]Uni-Sol[ENG]Uni-Sol Posts: 3,166Player
    Should have seen it this morning, I couldn’t find where the legit posts started :lol:
    If my trollery drives you crazy, you'd better put on your seatbelt.






  • frankoffrankof Posts: 966Moderator
    edited July 2015
    Should have seen it this morning, I couldn’t find where the legit posts started :lol:
    Page 40 something :D
    Basically, they spammed more threads in 4 hours than we have managed sins the forum started.
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  • GoodvibeGoodvibe Posts: 94Player
    edited July 2015
    What's there to benefit from doing this anyway? I mean every forum is either going to crack down on this sort of behaviour or is dead anyway...
  • -Ner0--Ner0- Posts: 1,566Player
    I googled some of the spam content and found a lot of forums spammed. And a picture search showed young Asian women with little clothes. ;)
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    Think positive thoughts,
    say positive words,
    do positive actions
    and the positive grows.
  • SacchoSaccho Posts: 1,577Player
    edited July 2015
    Goodvibe wrote: »
    What's there to benefit from doing this anyway? I mean every forum is either going to crack down on this sort of behaviour or is dead anyway...
    -Ner0- wrote: »
    I googled some of the spam content

    Well there's your answer :D

    More seriously, if the spammer's getting paid by the post or something, they're not concerned about whether it's effective advertising.
  • frankoffrankof Posts: 966Moderator
    Actually, the reason for this sort of advertising is that people are curious, on a big forum it can generate lots of hits from people using search engines to check what its all about.
    Even looking at the spam can generate "revenue", all it takes is a tiny pic to be loaded, or some other sort of code that can be used for backtracking.
    Best action for normal users is to do nothing, not even look at the thread, especially when its so obvious as in this case.
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  • GoodvibeGoodvibe Posts: 94Player
    Ok thanks for clarifying that.
  • -=}WoLvErInE{=--=}WoLvErInE{=- Posts: 1,116Beta Tester
    lol I remeber when I logged on, there were like 40 + people on, I was [TOS Violation].... Did a patch come out?? lol. Then I realized from the topics/posts something like this had happened. :-1:
  • vapor.ivapor.i Posts: 266Player
    TheTots wrote: »
    We ended up finding how they were getting through our usual guards and closed that loophole.

    Everything should be good to go now!

    Loophole opened again......
    AA2 veteran player / fanboy
    Streaming my horrible gameplay daily! Twitch.tv/fodvapor
  • frankoffrankof Posts: 966Moderator
    yepp, im on the ban button for a while
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