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Old December 21st, 2010, 07:01 AM   #1
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SPAMBOT REMOVED.... for now

Ugh. That was a pain in the ass... but I think I got them all.

Here's a breakdown of what I did:

* Removed all spambot posts from the forums (via "purge posts by user", using known spambots as who to purge posts by) then banned those spambots

* Deleted all user registrations awaiting confirmation (~35000 users)

* Deleted all users with zero posts (~43000 users)

* Deactivated new user registrations... for now. Considering that this is a forum that is sort of in limbo (at least not ALIVE), there's no reason to allow new user registrations, and as such, it'll prevent new spambots from registering until the time comes when I can deal with them.

...So... that's that!

Oh yeah, and, if you guys managed to see some spambot post that I missed (presuming they don't come back), post a link here and I'll dispatch it. Thanks!
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Old December 25th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #2
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Re: SPAMBOT REMOVED.... for now

I like that years after this community has gone mostly dormant, you're still moderating it.

Keep at it, champ.
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Old January 11th, 2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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Re: SPAMBOT REMOVED.... for now

Well, I plan on using this forum for my comics later in the future. I don't know when, but, it's all part of my philosophy: "I'd rather have something and not need it, rather than need it and not have it."

It may actually be used for another important comics project I want to work on in the future: "UrComix", a site that posts people's comic and give them rewards for it.
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