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    * * * TO ALL THE LURKERS * * *

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Wreybies, Oct 29, 2013.

    We've had a monsoon of spambots this past week. Total inundation. If you sign in with a member account and you've never made a post, I strongly urge you to at least make an introduction. Longterm postlessness is a spambot red flag, and with the tsunami of spambots I've been whacking, I don't want you to get caught by mistake.

    Wrey
     
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    damn straight, give them a time frame too @Wreybies
     
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    Also, random links to your blog that have nothing to do with your actual post content is a SUPER EXCELLENT way to get accidentally banned as a spambot. I do not have the time to look at every blog link with a fine-toothed comb right now. Until this wave is controlled, I STRONGLY URGE real members to NOT make posts to the tune of:

    Why yes, very interesting [bunch of stuff that addresses the actual thread], oh and by the way, here's my blog :www.myblog.com

    Don't do it. Seriously. Normally I would just edit out the link and send you a message as to why this is not allowed. Right now, amongst a sea of spambots, you may not get that courtesy simply for not seeing you in the crowd.
     
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    There's a typo in the title. The "TOO" should be "TO."
     
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    10 Q ;)
     
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    Oh gods. I hate those &^%*&^* floodbots.
     
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    Worse. They're flipping their IPs in record time to perfectly pleasant little hamlets all over the U.S. and occasionally in Canada. :(
     
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    There's always a tell... But spoofed IPs don't make it easy, for sure. My sympathies.
     
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    Don't new members have to respond to an activation email? Do you use capchas?

    I suspect a super-duper virus not nukes, will bring down the world eventually! Imagine a war where nobody turns up...
     
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    ...if anyone is interested I have some black market hand bags for sale. :D
     
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    not funny
     
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    How much? I can trade for a few Ralex watches...
     
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    I think we need to take this into a private conversation before Cogito turns us into ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) for counterfeit goods.
     
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    Yeah, I'm up to my eyes in I's...
     
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    I work with ICE. They're more concerned with human cargo than PRUDA bags or Deesil shirts. ;)
     

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