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Count Sessine
 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 04:20 PM UTC (Read 8066 times)  
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We have been hit by a new variation on spam. I am leaving the posts undeleted for a little while so that CMJ can look into blocking strategies. Please don't post lovely witty replies to them that will make me sad about having to delete your fine messages along with the garbage, because that is going to happen very soon.

You can help by posting replies to this thread if it gets pushed down the list, to keep it on top so that other people will also see that yes, we do indeed know about the situation.


 
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 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 04:38 PM UTC  
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You can help by posting replies to this thread ...


Ooh ooh, I know, I could copy the spam here ... no wait ... dumb idea. Mr. Green


The lunatics are taking over the asylum! Come with?
 
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 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 06:16 PM UTC  
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Oh, I don't mind if my "lovely witty replies" (*blush!*) get deleted. Big Grin I knew they would.

...although, you're probably just being nice. Frown I'll stop.


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 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 08:57 PM UTC  
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I think "Auto" is my favorite. Why post a single stock photo of a car with blur effects and no caption?

Why not, I guess?


 
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 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 09:32 PM UTC  
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It would be very inappropriate of me to organize a DDOS attempt against the spamvertised websites, wouldn't it.


 
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 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 09:53 PM UTC  
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Meanwhile, I've re-enabled CAPTCHA for registrations.


 
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 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 10:02 PM UTC  
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So... the spam will be/has been deleted now?

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It would be very inappropriate of me to organize a DDOS attempt against the spamvertised websites, wouldn't it.


The lack of a question mark suggests nefarious things!


 
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 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 10:04 PM UTC  
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Yup.


 
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 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 10:06 PM UTC  
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You missed a spot.

... People can still post anonymously?


 
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 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 10:41 PM UTC  
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You missed a spot.

... People can still post anonymously?

Gone. And no -- that just means the user id it was posted from has been deleted.


 
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 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 10:58 PM UTC  
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And no -- that just means the user id it was posted from has been deleted.


Oh. Could you ever post here anonymously? Or have I just been seeing dead people, all along?Eek!


 
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 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 11:05 PM UTC  
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And no -- that just means the user id it was posted from has been deleted.


Oh. Could you ever post here anonymously? Or have I just been seeing dead people, all along?Eek!

It used to be allowed. Not no more. I think that change happened a bit less than a year ago.


 
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 Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 11:30 PM UTC  
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It used to be allowed. Not no more. I think that change happened a bit less than a year ago.



Seems about right to me. If I recall, the Anonymous Posting feature was removed as a result of the first wave of spam that came along, all posted by anonymous users. It was kind of like the Wall around Outpost Enquirer got breached for an hour or two. I think a few players who participated in the first HORRIBLY DEADLY waves of the first Outpost breaches when the feature was new and turned up to eleven had severe mental breakdowns and PTSD episodes... Or maybe that was just me...

Sometimes... I can still smell the bodies in the Trench...

And AiB was posted in Squat Hole, so the flashbacks have *that* smell, too!


 
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 Wednesday, May 23 2012 @ 12:33 AM UTC  
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It would be very inappropriate of me to organize a DDOS attempt against the spamvertised websites, wouldn't it.



That's up to you mate. Just remember that shit breeds shit breeds shit breeds shit. Hippy wisdom no. 2794
Also, if you can't take it then don't hand it out. Hippy wisdom no. 138


 
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 Wednesday, May 23 2012 @ 12:51 AM UTC  
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Hmm.

Dedicated quad-core server, optimized to buggery and back, hasn't had a system load over two in months...
Versus shitty spammy shared hosting, probably a couple thousand shitty spammy websites on a single shitty spammy box.

Hairy Mary, your advice is having the opposite effect to that which you intended.


 
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 Wednesday, May 23 2012 @ 01:39 AM UTC  
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Hmm.

Dedicated quad-core server, optimized to buggery and back, hasn't had a system load over two in months...
Versus shitty spammy shared hosting, probably a couple thousand shitty spammy websites on a single shitty spammy box.

Hairy Mary, your advice is having the opposite effect to that which you intended.



If this was Facebook, I'd "Like" this comment. That is all.


I love spambots: I'm in mania to here Tickled pink as thwack to obligation on a glimpse of you all
 
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 Wednesday, May 23 2012 @ 02:37 AM UTC  
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Hmm.

Dedicated quad-core server, optimized to buggery and back, hasn't had a system load over two in months...
Versus shitty spammy shared hosting, probably a couple thousand shitty spammy websites on a single shitty spammy box.

Hairy Mary, your advice is having the opposite effect to that which you intended.

Okay... Lemme know if you need bail.


 
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 Wednesday, May 23 2012 @ 02:38 AM UTC  
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I'm just saying, glad this isn't facebook.

PS: Please don't go to jail CMJ.

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 Wednesday, May 23 2012 @ 01:18 PM UTC  
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All new bundle idea: Get CMJ Out of Jail Free Card

Includes: 500 instant Watcher Favour, Twenty Chronos, 2 special items that will refill all Chronos in your pocket ("Chrono Charger"?), and a weightless Single Bed.
Play for as long as you want, never worry about running out of stamina or dealing with bad joker days again, and enjoy your very own bed! (Place not included.)

Only $50! Mr. Green


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 Wednesday, May 23 2012 @ 01:44 PM UTC  
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My dick's bigger than what I can see of their dick, I reckon that I'll win a dick waving contest.

Hairy Mary, your advice is having the opposite effect to that which you intended.



I've got no idea about any legal implications, but...

DO make sure that you've got your back covered.
DON'T assume that that will be the end of it and that they won't try to hit back. I don't know what the odds are, but there's a real chance that they'll try.
DON'T think that you'll stop somebody else doing much the same thing six months down the line.
DO expect to spend far more time and effort than just the initial attempt.
TREAT as very real the possibility that you'll end up in one of those ludicrous fights where the best way to win, or more accurately lose least, is to get out as soon as you can.


 
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