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What's with all the spam accounts?

Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:45 pm

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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Post by Warcry » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:14 pm

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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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:20 pm

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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Post by starlord » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:42 am

Some of the older ones are bad,too.
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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:08 pm

... did... did I just get burned by starlord?

2016 can **** right off.

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Post by Bryant Dunston » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:47 pm

Cryspovirus is a genus of viruses, in the family Partitiviridae. Protists serve as natural hosts. There is currently only one species in this genus: the type species Cryptosporidium parvum virus 1.[1][2]

Contents

1 Taxonomy
2 Structure
3 Life cycle
4 References
5 External links

Taxonomy

Group: dsRNA
Order: Unassigned
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[2]
Structure

Viruses in Cryspovirus are non-enveloped, with icosahedral geometries, and T=1 symmetry. The diameter is around 30-35 nm. Genomes are linear and segmented, around 2.1kb in length. The genome codes for 2 proteins.[1]
Genus Structure Symmetry Capsid Genomic arrangement Genomic segmentation
Cryspovirus Icosahedral T=1 Non-enveloped Linear Segmented
Life cycle

Viral replication is cytoplasmic. Entry into the host cell is achieved by penetration into the host cell. Replication follows the double-stranded RNA virus replication model. Double-stranded RNA virus transcription is the method of transcription. Protists serve as the natural host.[1]
Genus Host details Tissue tropism Entry details Release details Replication site Assembly site Transmission
Cryspovirus Protists None Cell division; sporogenesis; hyphal anastomosis Cell division; sporogenesis; hyphal anastomosis Cytoplasm Cytoplasm Cell division; sporogenesis; hyphal anastomosis
References

"Viral Zone". ExPASy. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

ICTV. "Virus Taxonomy: 2014 Release". Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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Viralzone: Cryspovirus
ICTV

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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:15 am

As it's happening again, I think the only sensible solution is to ban everyone and close the board.

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Post by Tetsuro » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:33 am

Ban all the new users, close the board, go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over.

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Post by Cyberstrike nTo » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:37 pm

Brendocon 2.0 wrote:As it's happening again, I think the only sensible solution is to ban everyone and close the board.
Might as well since not many people are posting here now of days to make it worthwhile.

In all seriousness a lot of message boards seem to be slowing down and some are just plain dead or dying a slow death, hell most of the major entertainment companies are ditching them and going to *shudder* social media platforms like reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and the like.

I been on some forums with a Twitter account and I wouldn't be surprised that there are some if not all those forums that their twitter feeds are more active than the forums are.
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Post by Tetsuro » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:58 am

Oh ffs.

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Post by Denyer » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:30 am

Brendocon 2.0 wrote: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?
I think there's more than just machine learning from the way they've consistently made it past some of the security questions, and it's being farmed out MTurk-style to developing nations or similar.

Have installed a reCAPTCHA v2 plugin now.

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Post by Tetsuro » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:00 pm

Denyer wrote:Have installed a reCAPTCHA v2 plugin now.
Doesn't seem to have done much...

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