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AlexYs FromGameloft

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bots spamming the discussion forum

Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:28 am
It the meantime, me and Andras will browse the forums daily and remove any spam content we encounter.
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dbcurrie

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Re: bots spamming the discussion forum

Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:33 am
Is there some way to limit the number of posts from new accounts? The limit could be lifted once a mod has seen that the person is an actual person.
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AlexYs FromGameloft

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bots spamming the discussion forum

Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:48 am
Hi dbcurrie, unfortunately the suggestion you're proposing cannot be done at the moment because of how usergroups work on this type of forum software. :( Although, it's something that I'll pass along to our forum dev team.
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Idoine91

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Re: bots spamming the discussion forum

Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:57 pm
They are back, PMing you the 2 user ids...
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Started 14 (or 11 ?) January 2015 - 341 unique dragons
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​Clan : Proud member of 'Crazy Train Gang'
Team : Phoenix 80 4*, Autumn 80 4*, Lantern 80 4*, Archangel 80 4*, Aquatic 80 4*, Lynx 80 4*, Vortex 80 4*, Hades 80 3*
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Idoine91

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Re: bots spamming the discussion forum

Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:23 pm
30 pages in 3 hours, not bad...
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Started 14 (or 11 ?) January 2015 - 341 unique dragons
Referral code : 30ec
​Clan : Proud member of 'Crazy Train Gang'
Team : Phoenix 80 4*, Autumn 80 4*, Lantern 80 4*, Archangel 80 4*, Aquatic 80 4*, Lynx 80 4*, Vortex 80 4*, Hades 80 3*
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soukupmi

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Re: bots spamming the discussion forum

Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Maybe you can count the topics created in 5 minutes and ban them based on that.
Or use the title together with registering duration (you can't become a senior member in a few hours)
Meanwhile I'd just change self registration to an admin registration - seems less work to me than checking and deleting all the time
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CritterFeeder

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Re: bots spamming the discussion forum

Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:46 pm
65 pages and counting....
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dbcurrie

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Re: bots spamming the discussion forum

Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:53 pm
They're persistent, that's for sure. I've had this kind of spamming on one of my sites, and the good news is that they generally move on after a while.

Meanwhile, though, it's probably good to plan for what to do to prevent this in the future.
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Idoine91

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Re: bots spamming the discussion forum

Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:00 am
96 pages now... I thought you would check several times a day ? And the PM ?
Windows Phone 8.1 / Windows 10 eur​
Started 14 (or 11 ?) January 2015 - 341 unique dragons
Referral code : 30ec
​Clan : Proud member of 'Crazy Train Gang'
Team : Phoenix 80 4*, Autumn 80 4*, Lantern 80 4*, Archangel 80 4*, Aquatic 80 4*, Lynx 80 4*, Vortex 80 4*, Hades 80 3*
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soukupmi

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Re: bots spamming the discussion forum

Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:09 am
dbcurrie wrote:
Meanwhile, though, it's probably good to plan for what to do to prevent this in the future.

Easy - moderated registrations.
Cut the self registration - worst case you have to wait a day or two until you can make a post
Windows Lumia 650, Windows 10 mobile
Recruitment code: 1e1ec
Playing on Windows [EUR] since 16.1.2015
Top 30 Clan: Angel power (42/50)
- daily players welcome
FB: Contact "Conny Weit"