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#1 sixgunsound

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 05:27 AM

Hey Everyone! 

 

It's the first new thread of 2018! And it's only March! The end of March! 

 

Ok, so nobody posts here regularly anymore. 

 

That's okay, we keep it clean from spambots like a shrine. 

 

However, if you're here and wondering where we all are - check us out on Facebook. You will need to have a contact, because the group is secret! 

 

If you need one, ask here! 

 

Oh and say hi! We can always post on the boards thanks to your committed ombudsmen team! 

 

 


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#2 dorio

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 06:34 AM

Hey!

 

My first post in discussion in like... er... 4 or 5 years I guess? Yeah just saying hi and glad to see some of you refuse to let the spammers take over this place. We all know that what they do is incredibly silly but yet this is really happening.



#3 dadfad

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 01:01 PM

Vigilanti semper.


Un-plugged is not the same as never-was-plugged-in-to-begin-with.

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#4 dadfad

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 06:53 AM

I saw Rob on here last Friday afternoon!


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#5 dorio

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 07:24 AM

He must be busy. I trust he'll eventually write some new codes to end the megaspam.



#6 sixgunsound

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 09:50 AM

He posted on the FB Back Up GTU a couple days ago. He lives! 


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 03:34 AM

7 days without spambots!!

 

Looks like the war is over.

 

Right?

 

 

 

 



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 03:44 AM

I just thought some other mod was taking care of them before I came on in the morning. And I also come on a few times during the day. Last few days all I've done is ban a few "status-updates" and "new members" that look like spammers. (Which is pretty much almost all of them!) Thanks, Rob!   :cheers:


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#9 dorio

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:03 AM

The other day I noticed that the new members list was decreasing.

 

 

Yes indeed! A very big thank you Rob! :cheers:



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:51 AM

I've still been banning some people, but its definitely not as bad as it was.



#11 Grandpa FrankyZ

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 01:37 PM

Hello o o o o o o o o o, Hmm a bit of am echo. ;)



#12 sixgunsound

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:33 AM

Hey, do you guys think this spam war could have been avoided if I hadn't sent PMs in Russian to them calling them grandma molesters? 


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#13 dadfad

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:46 AM

It wouldn't have hurt! (Except maybe those spammers who actually WERE grandma molesters and thought they'd found a friendly site!)   :doh:


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:39 AM

Heads up to all Ombud level admins - since the attacks seem to be over, I've been deleting status updates from the "see all status updates" page. If you hover your cursor over the "delete" link and click, hit enter, click, hit enter, ad naseum, the list decreases steadily. I've gone from 980 something pages to under 960 in a short while. If we all nail some, it should be done and back to normal shortly. 


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#15 dadfad

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:04 AM

James, I'm doing the same thing, although not as many as you. Every day I get rid of a couple of dozen status updates. As well as a "newest member" or two at the bottom of the page.


Un-plugged is not the same as never-was-plugged-in-to-begin-with.

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When the roll is called up yonder he'll be there...


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:38 AM

I've already deleted all January February and a good part of March I believe and it took me quite a long time to do it while I continued to delete what they used to put in there on a daily basis. It was not in the forum but in this "status update" thing that they centered most of their efforts making 2 or 3 accounts per minute just to spam in there.

 

Some clues given in the usernames of the forum spam led me to suspect that the non-Russian part of it came from Gavin K. They seemed to know GTU well. But I could be wrong of course.

 

Perhaps Rob could design us a small app that would allow us to do mass moderating in this "status update" thing so we could clean it in a few hours. 

 

Anyway when I get the time I'll continue the "one by one" deleting which is VERY tedious. And it's always good to ban as many "newest member" as possible.

 

 



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:14 PM

I took it down to December 22nd. Damned, there was a ton of them on the 23rd!


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:07 AM

I got rid of a shit load from the 23rd. Something really bad must have happened that day.



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 05:34 AM

I've brought the total pages down to 860 something from around 910. Good work everyone! I can easily nail 50 pages a day. No time! 


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:20 AM

Down to 775 pages. 


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