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WOW GOLD, HOLY BALLS!!1!1!!!
  • The+Auth0rThe Auth0r July 2010
    Posts: 2,212
    I'm wracking my brain trying to figure out why the bot chose Gay Keith's Fantabulously Gay Spam Thread, another dumb paint thread, and Working toward a mission statement. I'm sure it's random. But maybe it's not. Maybe it's on a mission to come (fabulously) out through MS paint.

    And WoW gold.
  • EugeneEugene July 2010
    Posts: 1,684
    Actually, it was spamming Aion gold, and it's now gone. Forever! It's times like this I miss Spartacus. It seems like bots nowadays don't have any personality; it's all about passing registration and posting some links. Where are the bots from the good old days, that would at least leave you with strange gibberish espousing antiquated political views?

    I checked and he *did* answer 'no' to the 'are you a bot?' question.
  • GaerlanGaerlan July 2010
    Posts: 1,263
    Was it amusing or just, "Ugh. Bot"?
  • EugeneEugene July 2010
    Posts: 1,684
    The latter, though I think there's some pride to be had in being the target of a bot attack... especially since I'm reasonably certain that a human being actually did the registration, then set the bot loose once reg was completed.

    That means some chinese business-men got the (misguided) impression that paying someone to register on our website and paying for a bit of bot-cpu-time was worth advertising to us! Sweet validation, and so forth.
  • EugeneEugene July 2010
    Posts: 1,684
    Okay, so that's the third bot in as many weeks. Time for a new registration question. I'm soliciting suggestions. Needs to be harder than "Are you a bot?" but still easy enough that most English-speaking people will get it.
  • raging+drunk+ladraging drunk lad July 2010
    Posts: 6,459
    What kind of response parameters are we looking at here?
  • FerretFerret July 2010
    Posts: 972
    Why not add some anti-chinese propaganda to the registration form? Should work like a charm.

    Also:

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  • EugeneEugene July 2010
    Posts: 1,684
    Parameters don't really matter. If it's simple enough for a legitimate user to solve but makes the chinese bot's life harder, it works. I was thinking something culturally applicable -- something a chinese person looking at the form just wouldn't *get*. But I can't think of anything that I'm sure everyone from North America and Europe would.
  • raging+drunk+ladraging drunk lad July 2010
    Posts: 6,459
    I'm guessing "count the fluffy duckies" isn't going to cut it, eh?

    EDIT:

    > new user: Schaefergkqyb42

    WAT
  • FerretFerret July 2010
    Posts: 972
    Bones are a big taboo in Chinese culture.
  • EugeneEugene August 2010
    Posts: 1,684
    That last one was awesome. I was actually gonna let him stay. He clearly skimmed the threads he replied to at the very least! He even had a Spiderman avatar.

    Anyway, decided to enable registration moderation. So that problem should disappear.
  • raging+drunk+ladraging drunk lad August 2010
    Posts: 6,459
    Damn, man.

    They just keep flooding in.
  • starfalconstarfalcon October 2010
    Posts: 1,376
    A bot was touching my thread? Nope, no penis jokes there.
  • Downside-upDownside-up October 2010
    Posts: 1,492
    Wishing I had a good screen shot of Nazgrim saying "Thrall's balls! They're everywhere..."
  • raging+drunk+ladraging drunk lad December 2010
    Posts: 6,459
    On the plus side, we can steal all of their moneys.
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