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carpinteyrovuz
 Tuesday, March 20 2012 @ 06:41 AM UTC (Read 2857 times)  
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hello every lone

That's colossal of the confinement

I'm in mania to here

Tickled pink as thwack to obligation on a glimpse of you all

Bearable to my blog




my blog is


 
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Ebenezer
 Tuesday, March 20 2012 @ 11:53 AM UTC  
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Is it just me, or is this a beautiful piece of poetry? I don't want to delete it. It's too beautiful.


 
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Trowa
 Tuesday, March 20 2012 @ 01:23 PM UTC  
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Tickled pink as thwack to obligation on a glimpse of you all



This speaks to my very soul. Eek!


Something something unintelligible gibberish something.
 
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Zolotisty
 Tuesday, March 20 2012 @ 01:23 PM UTC  
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It's because, perhaps, Eben... we are all in mania to here.


BARK BARK BARK.
 
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Count Sessine
 Tuesday, March 20 2012 @ 01:24 PM UTC  
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Well, for you, Eben... And yeah, it does have a certain bizarre machine-generated appeal.

I recognize this user name -- it is from one of our regular spambots. "Oh hey, hello there, familiar pest!" Every day, ten or so of the hundreds of newly-registered spam userids that I delete begin with "carpinteyro...". This is the first id from that particular bot that's tried to post an actual message, though.

The Enquirer has 1255 legitimate registered users right now, past and present. If I weren't spending a couple of minutes several times a day to delete bot registrations, we'd have more than 50,000. (And yes, I've researched automated forum spam prevention. Bottom line: none of it works. Bot-OCR these days can get past even the most sophisticated CAPTCHAs.)


 
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Full Metal Lion
 Tuesday, March 20 2012 @ 02:07 PM UTC  
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Quote by: carpinteyrovuz

hello every lone

That's colossal of the confinement

I'm in mania to here

Tickled pink as thwack to obligation on a glimpse of you all

Bearable to my blog




my blog is


Hello!

It is?

How much of you?

I'm so flattered!

Well, of course.



of course
Now no-one else is allowed to answer the bot's poem


 
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Twosocks Monkey
 Wednesday, March 21 2012 @ 09:33 AM UTC  
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Ebs,

It takes a special soul to know true spam poetry when they see it.

I love that you love this. Razz

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moooooooooo Visit and help me finish the monster list: goo.gl/rpBGe (Ya'll mostly know me as CLOG, fyi)
 
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Matthew
 Friday, March 23 2012 @ 05:49 AM UTC  
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spam?

this is art


 
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talkydoor
 Friday, March 23 2012 @ 08:57 AM UTC  
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spam?

this is art



No. This is Spart...am? Sorry. Big Grin


 
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dizzyizzy
 Sunday, March 25 2012 @ 04:03 AM UTC  
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Quote by: Count+Sessine

Well, for you, Eben... And yeah, it does have a certain bizarre machine-generated appeal.

I recognize this user name -- it is from one of our regular spambots. "Oh hey, hello there, familiar pest!" Every day, ten or so of the hundreds of newly-registered spam userids that I delete begin with "carpinteyro...". This is the first id from that particular bot that's tried to post an actual message, though.

The Enquirer has 1255 legitimate registered users right now, past and present. If I weren't spending a couple of minutes several times a day to delete bot registrations, we'd have more than 50,000. (And yes, I've researched automated forum spam prevention. Bottom line: none of it works. Bot-OCR these days can get past even the most sophisticated CAPTCHAs.)



Would it be possible to move forum registration to the island? As sophisticated as bots are, having to travel to IC, find The Enquirer's headquarters, click through a page or two of story, and register there would probably be too much for them to handle.


 
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Sasha
 Wednesday, March 28 2012 @ 03:32 AM UTC  
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As sophisticated as bots are, having to travel to IC, find The Enquirer's headquarters, click through a page or two of story, and register there would probably be too much for them to handle.[/p]


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Do you seriously think any of that is harder than designing a bot that can see through all captchas? Because really it isn't. All it'd mean is Sessine would have to delete a bunch of nonsense characters from the Island as well as the Enquirer.

Bots can be REALLY complicated. I've watched bots make WoW accounts (or make new characters on stolen ones), run through a hill from the newbie spot to a spot in the most populous player city, then break game physics to rearrange itself in tandem with 25 others to spell out in bodies the website it has been spamming in general chat the whole time.


Making a bot to break through any resistance II can offer would be pathetically easy in comparison. It'd be better to keep the need for spam moderation confined to the forums.






Edit: Silly trying to use II code on the Enquirer. WHY DO YOU NOT WORK?!?!
Edit: Darn it, actually edit!


 
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Full Metal Lion
 Wednesday, March 28 2012 @ 05:38 AM UTC  
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Bots can be REALLY complicated. I've watched bots make WoW accounts (or make new characters on stolen ones), run through a hill from the newbie spot to a spot in the most populous player city, then break game physics to rearrange itself in tandem with 25 others to spell out in bodies the website it has been spamming in general chat the whole time.

I would visit that site. They would have earned it. Razz

But having an in-game Enquirer stand might be cool. Get more people reading it. We'd need someone to constantly fabricate headlines, though.


 
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 Wednesday, March 28 2012 @ 03:56 PM UTC  
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Bots can be REALLY complicated. I've watched bots make WoW accounts (or make new characters on stolen ones), run through a hill from the newbie spot to a spot in the most populous player city, then break game physics to rearrange itself in tandem with 25 others to spell out in bodies the website it has been spamming in general chat the whole time.

I would visit that site. They would have earned it. Razz

But having an in-game Enquirer stand might be cool. Get more people reading it. We'd need someone to constantly fabricate headlines, though.



How about Fox? zing!

More seriously, how about the tread titles from the In-Game section?


 
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Full Metal Lion
 Wednesday, March 28 2012 @ 10:23 PM UTC  
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That could work, but those threads are few, far between, and not always entirely newsworthy.

Plus, I'm sure contestants can make great headlines! And write them, too! Look at some I made:

Title: Local SpiderKitty Goes Missing
Subtitle: No One Looks Very Hard

Title: FailBoat Picks Fight with Iceberg
Subtitle: Watcher "Confident"

Title: End of Times Approacheth
Subtitle: CMJ Needs Tax Money

Title: Man Found Dead in Jungle
Subtitle: Taken to FailBoat

Title: Race Riots in IC
Subtitle: Just Kidding

Title: Something Horrible Happened
Subtitle: Business as Usual

Title: Arbitrary Silliness
Subtitle: Gratuitous Gravity

Title: Nothing Happen Today
Subtitle: Sorry, Folks

Title: Oh Dear
Subtitle: Something Has Gone Horribly Wrong


 
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Temper
 Tuesday, April 03 2012 @ 08:40 AM UTC  
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I would do this. I would do this all the time.


 
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Harris
 Tuesday, April 03 2012 @ 05:30 PM UTC  
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Sorry to encourage topic drift, but-

what Temper said.


"Ain't nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile." -The Grateful Dead
 
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Full Metal Lion
 Wednesday, April 04 2012 @ 12:47 AM UTC  
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Sorry to encourage topic drift, but-

what Temper said.


Topic drift?! Off of what topic, good sir? Machine poetry? Razz


 
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