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Old 2016-11-18, 08:45 PM   #1
Brendocon 2.0
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Smile What's with all the spam accounts?

Clearly they're not making it through validation as none of them are posting, but every time I log on there's loads of them either online or in the process of registering.

WHASSUPWITHDAT all of a sudden?
 
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Old 2016-11-18, 11:14 PM   #2
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We've had a problems in the past with bots signing up a zillion accounts just to fill the profiles with spam links, so I'd guess it's that. The idea is that search engine crawlers will see the links in the profiles and it'll bump up the linked site's search engine ranking.

I'm pretty sure I adjusted the forum software so that search engine bots can't view user profiles the last time this happened, just out of spite.
 
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Old 2016-11-22, 02:20 PM   #3
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Can't we just, like, ban new users or something?

Or would that be unsociable?

We could build a wall and make the spambots pay for it.
 
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Old 2016-11-24, 04:42 AM   #4
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Some of the older ones are bad,too.
 

A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest of decepticons.
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Old 2016-11-24, 12:08 PM   #5
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... did... did I just get burned by starlord?

2016 can **** right off.
 
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