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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...
Windows Phone 8.1 / Windows 10 eur​
Started 12 January 2015 - 416 unique dragons
Referral code : 30ec
​Clan : Proud member of 'Crazy Train Gang'
Team : Autumn, Lantern, Archangel, Vortex, Taiyi Zhenren, Warlord, all 85 4*, Phoenix, Aquatic, Lynxl 83 5*, Hades 85 3*, Hermes 85 2*

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Android eur
First start July 2015, second January 2018 - 211 unique dragons
Referral code : 99fa0
Team : Archangel 52**, Banana, Prairie 48****, Taiyi Zhenren 50***, Fairy 52**, Storm 48****, Ra 50***...
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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...
Windows Phone 8.1 / Windows 10 eur​
Started 12 January 2015 - 416 unique dragons
Referral code : 30ec
​Clan : Proud member of 'Crazy Train Gang'
Team : Autumn, Lantern, Archangel, Vortex, Taiyi Zhenren, Warlord, all 85 4*, Phoenix, Aquatic, Lynxl 83 5*, Hades 85 3*, Hermes 85 2*

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Android eur
First start July 2015, second January 2018 - 211 unique dragons
Referral code : 99fa0
Team : Archangel 52**, Banana, Prairie 48****, Taiyi Zhenren 50***, Fairy 52**, Storm 48****, Ra 50***...
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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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I swear I saw a dragon....
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Top 40 Clan: Angel power (39/50)
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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....
Device/Platform: Lenovo Flex 5 and Surface Pro 3, running Windows 10
Server: EUR (EUR GOLD)
Game connection: XBox, FB​

Recruitment code game 1: 1c8c00
​Recruitment code game 2:
ac808d
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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 12 January 2015 - 416 unique dragons
Referral code : 30ec
​Clan : Proud member of 'Crazy Train Gang'
Team : Autumn, Lantern, Archangel, Vortex, Taiyi Zhenren, Warlord, all 85 4*, Phoenix, Aquatic, Lynxl 83 5*, Hades 85 3*, Hermes 85 2*

________________________________________
Android eur
First start July 2015, second January 2018 - 211 unique dragons
Referral code : 99fa0
Team : Archangel 52**, Banana, Prairie 48****, Taiyi Zhenren 50***, Fairy 52**, Storm 48****, Ra 50***...
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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
A dragon, a dragon,
I swear I saw a dragon....
Windows Lumia 650, Windows 10 mobile
Recruitment code: 1e1ec
Playing on Windows [EUR] since 16.1.2015
Top 40 Clan: Angel power (39/50)
- active players welcome
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Re: bots spamming the discussion forum

Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:46 am
106 spam pages...
YoniHaimovich/ b0248f/ 5 November 2015/ 400 unique dragons/ Love, Sumo, Briar, Zeus, Plushie, Gentelman, Polar Bear all 80 ****
Yoni Sleepovich/ 60b8a2/ 30.5.2016/ 381 unique dragons/ Torch, Autumn ,Vortex, Hades, Posh, Springtime  all 80 ****
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