[important] spamming bots

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  1. mikey257

    mikey257 New Member

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    It seems that more and more bots fill the forums. For example, facebook606. He/she/it has 2 posts, both spam/advert.
    The administrator (BGizzle) should take measures against registering bots.
    The only problem is, humans (!) may do this by registering themselves with certain usernames abd then posting (spamming) a limited number of times (for example, 3 times).
    What do you think?
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    Every forum has spammers.
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    spammers, spammers... But hey, why register only because you want to advert something? abd look at the username! Facebook606 cmon who would want this username?!
    I smell bots.
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    if you look through the currently active members and go to the back were it shows all of the guests, amongst the guests are also all of the bots, i checked just before and there was roughly 20 bots on the forum and there not even registered, im sure there are tons

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    Mikey257 cmon who would want this username?!
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    I'm not talking about those bots. I'm talking about the registration process. You complete a form with the letters that you see in an image. This is to ensure a spambot-free community. What if bots can get past this security measure? We'll have spam threads all over the place. Iptf is alredy overcrowded. What next?
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    iPod Touch Fans is not overcrowded...
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    Yer i know your talking about those bots, i was saying in general that im sure there are tons of registered bots

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    lol,
    how they could pass the security measure astounds me though XD
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    Usually they are normal people who just sign up, and copy and paste their posts.

    Sometimes there are spammers that set up an account and a macro to do all the posting for them.
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    Thats sh*t

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    and its not like were gonna put in a CAPTCHA every time we put in a post, so i guess its to hard to stop that

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