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Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on May 06, 2008, 04:24:52 am
Are our mods being lenient, or just missing stuff?
Anyways, someone rid us of this guy. Four posts, two of each "Call for Papers" shit. Aurora, Tsubashi, someone. Anyways.
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2332 username: chenqian2008
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-807
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-806
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-808
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-809

Bring us the hammer, already, would you? Pleez.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Silentbob on May 06, 2008, 01:36:20 pm
Kill it with fire.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on May 06, 2008, 07:05:08 pm
Oh Admins, where art thou!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 06, 2008, 07:26:11 pm
Action taken! I deleted three of those four threads, letting one remain to let the author know although his/her posts were for a good cause, this forum is not a proper place to put it as it is completely irrelevant to us (besides, none of us would be able to participate)! I warned that he/she should post it in a much more suitable place, that is... I decided to let him/her off with a warning this time. Bans should only be used for the worst of offenders.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on May 06, 2008, 07:41:33 pm
Good call and thanks for the swift justice, Aurora-dono! ^^
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on May 09, 2008, 12:10:40 pm
Thank you Aurora-dono, you fill your duties well. I'm sorry for not catching those.
I think I accidentally offended Captain-san, and so I'm not sure if she still checks the forums. Gomen nasai. I will try to do a better job in the future
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 02, 2008, 03:49:22 am
Good job aroura, it seems my faith and trust was well placed. However, I would thusly saggest that the user who has not posted anything relevant to the ostans and seems to be here simply to advertise something else (tho impressivly, NOT porn) be removed and the topic deleted, just as we do for the porn spam bots. If there is a real user behind the posts, they would have posted again by now.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: meralie01 on July 08, 2008, 06:55:38 am
who hates spammer.....?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: VonDaab on September 27, 2008, 03:48:04 am
Don't know if this fits in here but,
a user with the name "cybercuate" is posting 2letter "spam messages" to several threads...

So if anyone reads this message, do check him and do your conclusions.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 27, 2008, 07:19:00 am
I say it definitely does. And spotted. Makes me wants to choke a bitch.
Trying to track this guy, but can't find anything else than various spanish shit. I say swat the hammer on him, but that's mainly 'cause I'm pissed.
There also is the possibility of a bot somehow taking over his account, in the case we should permanently delete it; however, how this would work I have little knowledge of - still, his messages don't exactly scream of "sentient" behavior. Well, except that one Spanish post - which is basically all I've been able to deduct that he is.
Also, someone's gotta do SOMETHING about this massive newcomer influx, it's breaking up into chaos! >_< For example there's some guy with his own TWO one-post pseudo-intro-threads...

Added after 3 hours 3 minutes:

Caught this one, as well. Clearly does not belong.
http://ostan-collections.net/post-53665.html#53665
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2532

In the light of these events, the question is whether to live and let live and let interest fade, or to remake our policies and take more action around these things...

Added after 1 minutes:

Policy question, again. Yep, we definitely need revision.
http://ostan-collections.net/post-53666.html#53666
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2520
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: VonDaab on September 27, 2008, 07:53:47 am
Yeah, this site really needs some staff remodelling.

So many threads that needs to be deleted and things that needs to be done, still, the staff seems to be too busy with something else.

Hmmm, somehow, this starts to look like the politics over here...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 27, 2008, 07:16:52 pm
Politics...? Moar liek, DELETICS!!!  ;006
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: VonDaab on September 27, 2008, 08:16:12 pm
Quote from: "NejinOniwa"Politics...? Moar liek, DELETICS!!!  ;006


Yes, if you mean gun ownerships in finland.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 28, 2008, 05:05:12 pm
Sad story, that. We're next up over here, I guess.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 14, 2008, 10:34:16 am
Requesting deletion for this post (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=54752&sid=3ab1014ea10063a647b0e19f169e2439#54752) and review of user, if necessary b&!.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 14, 2008, 04:00:20 pm
Is it because of the advertisement to hentai, outside of the hentai section? If so, I will delete that post right away.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 14, 2008, 04:18:23 pm
Pretty much. Also spam+1-post user=not exactly good stuff.

However the (somewhat) skillful aiming of his post makes me doubt it being an automated poster, and likely it's just some fag creeper hiding in his mom's basement in Korea trying to make some money or something.

But that's what caught my eye, yeah.

(ACTUALLY I KNOW THIS GUY PERSONALLY AND WANT HIM SHOT ON THE SPOT BUT I CANT SO I ASK YOU TO B&! HIM FOR THAT REASON AND YEAH THAT SEEMS REALLY LIKELY DOESN'T IT)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on November 19, 2008, 02:32:36 am
So, you know, I really like free pr0n and all, but I'm pretty sure this (http://ostan-collections.net/fpost-54933.html) violates forum rules.

And I'm pretty sure the poster (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2636) is a bot.  When I read the bottom of the post I almost mistook it for a lost Hongfire user, ha.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 19, 2008, 08:37:50 am
No doubt now, indeed; ratings aren't OSC, so he's undoubtedly automated (or just very stupid), and besides, breaking the rules that Cappy so much tried to beat into my head once upon a time. ^^

MAY WE ASK FOR THE HAMMERTIME?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on November 19, 2008, 10:44:09 am
*Granted* but---

Wait, wrong thread. ^__^

User and Post have been deleted. Thank you for the report since, as a general rule, as I make it a point to avoid that area excepting a valid reason.  ^^'
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 19, 2008, 01:15:34 pm
As do I, Tsubashi, but I thought that since that very user had been acting suspiciously before, things had to be checked up. ^^
Good jorb!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on December 02, 2008, 05:59:22 am
Gah, same sh-- different day.

Yet more spam in the H-forum.

delete. (http://ostan-collections.net/post-55216.html#55216)
delete. (http://ostan-collections.net/post-55214.html#55214)
Delete. (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2680)

Breaking character, I must explain that these are attempted duplicate threads (one is empty for some reason) linking to pirated pr0n.  It seems obvious to me that the poster (third link) is a bot.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on December 02, 2008, 09:52:34 am
Thank you for alerting me; the proper action has been taken. I'm sorry I am unable to catch these things, but firstly, I don't think I'd keep my job very long if I was poking through that area and secondly, that area scares me anyway ^^'
Gomen nasai
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 02, 2008, 11:21:45 am
I think it's obvious we'll be needing someone on patrol in that area in order to cope with the spam/bots.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on December 02, 2008, 11:44:06 am
Thus it would seem. Makes one realize just how much Captain-sama actually did, ne? ^^'
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on December 02, 2008, 03:10:11 pm
Well, a quick glance at the hentai request thread indicates that our beloved Captain-sama has made a rare appearance.  Let's hope she stays awhile.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 02, 2008, 03:44:43 pm
Umu, I saw that too. Seems a bit brief, however, and I haven't been seeing her online on MSN either recently; I dunno.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on December 02, 2008, 03:51:53 pm
I've seen her on MSN, but I think her life is just a bit busy. ^.^
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 02, 2008, 05:53:47 pm
*out of the shadows like a farking ninja*

Amazing how the protected never see need for someone at the gates untill that person is gone...

I might be around, but  I dont know for how long or if Ill stay. reguardless, Im not a mod anymore. Patrolling for spam is a moderator job.

fufufu.. suddenly thought thought of our little aroura patrolling in there seemed mighty amusing XD

Anyhow, coming back here is kind of a trial basis thing. Ive been gone from even the internet for a while now short of checking email.  We shall see how this ends up.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 02, 2008, 06:03:51 pm
So you DID resign.

I was the one who deleted those spam threads even though it involved treading in areas I would otherwise dare venture!

But it was to enforce the rules, and bring spammers to justice!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 02, 2008, 06:13:35 pm
Humm, I cant say I really resigned. I must say I was quite disgruntled, but I never put in an official letter of resignation. However after taking I think about a month break I came back and my name had been removed from the moderators, so I guess I was removed or fired for absence.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 03, 2008, 01:35:58 am
Your tag still says "global moderator" however. That's confusing -w-
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 03, 2008, 01:38:16 am
odd indeed, but my name was taken off where it lists the mods for a board... anyhow the topic is derailing here
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on December 05, 2008, 09:29:20 pm
I know Nejin-san already mentioned this guy (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2520) much earlier in this thread, but has anyone let him know this is the OSC forum yet?  He doesn't seem to be a bot, but he sure does like to advertise.  If you haven't already, could Aurora or Tsubashi please review and warn this user?

These are his only three posts:
Post 1 (http://ostan-collections.net/post-53666.html#53666) (again)
Posts 2 & 3 (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=871)

btw.  Thanks to Captain-sama for already posting a little heads up to said user.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: VonDaab on December 12, 2008, 06:53:08 am
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=55578&sid=fe17f281041a11d581a9cf82a1b1d552#55578
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=55579&sid=fe17f281041a11d581a9cf82a1b1d552#55579
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=55580&sid=fe17f281041a11d581a9cf82a1b1d552#55580

Got spam?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 12, 2008, 10:31:24 am
ITT:
MODS = GODS
EVERYONE ELSE=THE ALLSEEING EYE OF THE USERBASE
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on December 12, 2008, 10:33:57 am
@IanDanKilmaster: Thank you, as you noticed, you are far from the first person to notice such. Subsequentially, the user has been warned.

@VonDaab: Judging from the "Post does not exist" on the links I am guessing Aurora-sama took care of this?

Added after 52 seconds:

@Nejin: ..?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 12, 2008, 04:27:03 pm
Yup, deleted those threads. Aside from being advertising, the hotmail address supposedly representing a tech product selling company seemed very suspicious. ¬__¬
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 13, 2008, 08:50:13 am
Humm seems when I choose my sucsessor, I chose wisely

Added after 15 hours 36 minutes:

the following threads are posted by the same spam bot.. and there are alot of them. get clipping!

   Sailor moon hentai doujin collection      mejoseph01      0     4     Yesterday, at 09:26 pm
mejoseph01  
   One Piece Hentai Doujin Collection      mejoseph01      0     3     Yesterday, at 09:26 pm
mejoseph01  
   Negima hentai doujin collection      mejoseph01      0     4     Yesterday, at 09:25 pm
mejoseph01  
   Naruto hentai doujin collection      mejoseph01      0     2     Yesterday, at 09:25 pm
mejoseph01  
   King of Fighters hentai doujin collection      mejoseph01      0     2     Yesterday, at 09:24 pm
mejoseph01  
   Gundam seed hentai doujin collection      mejoseph01      0     3     Yesterday, at 09:24 pm
mejoseph01  
   Final Fantasy hentai doujin collection      mejoseph01      0     2     Yesterday, at 09:23 pm
mejoseph01  
   Evangelion Henati doujin collection      mejoseph01      0     3     Yesterday, at 09:22 pm
mejoseph01  
   Dead or Alive hentai doujin collection      mejoseph01      0     2     Yesterday, at 09:22 pm
mejoseph01  
   Code Geass hentai doujin collection      mejoseph01      0     3     Yesterday, at 09:21 pm
mejoseph01  
   Bleach hentai doujin collection
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 14, 2008, 04:23:38 pm
Links, for the properness of it all.


Get to hammering, aurora!
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2711
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-933.html
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-932.html
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-931.html
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-930.html
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-929.html
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-928.html
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-927.html
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-926.html
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-925.html
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-924.html
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-923.html
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on December 14, 2008, 04:31:03 pm
Didn't these threads exist a few months ago?  If so, then they were created again just recently, by the exact same person.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 14, 2008, 04:36:51 pm
I dropped the hammer and DELETED EVERYTHING!! ;010

Those might be duplicate threads- I vaguely recall seeing their titles on the index page some time ago.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 14, 2008, 05:03:01 pm
B&hammer on the guy then, perhaps?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 14, 2008, 05:05:02 pm
or bot. Its pretty obvious its automated. I sent Tsubashi a pm about it. If he managed to log the bots IP he can delete it and block it from rejoining, which I blieve its already done because I think I removed it before.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 14, 2008, 05:05:58 pm
Range-b&, then?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on December 14, 2008, 07:24:58 pm
Is it just me or is the H-forum just a haven for bots?  I'm guessing the bots are just targeting based on the word "hentai"?  I really don't know a whole helluvalot about how bots work other than them being some sort of really annoying algorithm.

Also, I must do something it seems I never remember to do, thank our admin and mod for dealing with these problems.  You guys are awesome.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 15, 2008, 01:10:15 am
Hm, renaming the forum then? We can't possibly delete it (or can we?), but changing the name of it might exclude it from the botfags keyword lists, who knows.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 15, 2008, 03:25:51 am
Well, any saggestions for alternate names that will still make it clear what that area is for?

And Ive said it before and Ill say it again, like it or not hentai is part of the OS-tan fandom, a big part, and we should make no attempt to ignore it.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on December 15, 2008, 04:14:24 am
Quote from: "CaptBrenden"Well, any saggestions for alternate names that will still make it clear what that area is for?

And Ive said it before and Ill say it again, like it or not hentai is part of the OS-tan fandom, a big part, and we should make no attempt to ignore it.


Whoa, believe me, that's the last thing I want.  I mean, I know it's been some time since I've actually posted in the hentai area, but I do indeed lurk there.

An alternate name might work, but something like Porn, Pr0n, Adult, Mature, 18+, etc. would likely attract the same bots.  Of course, it shouldn't be anything esoteric or ambiguous, for obvious reasons, it should be something any user can figure out.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 15, 2008, 06:56:05 am
Abbreviate it to just H.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on December 19, 2008, 05:18:26 pm
Guys, the threads came back, I probably don't need to link to them, you know which I mean...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 19, 2008, 07:46:18 pm
He's at it again, huh...
_._

SMITE SMITE SMITE
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 19, 2008, 08:22:32 pm
I should delete those spam threads again but since it is the same spammer (likely a bot), but it may be better to IP ban him/it though I don't know how yet -__- (Heh. some mod I am ¬_¬)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 20, 2008, 06:44:53 am
You might want to do a range-ban, just to be sure...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 20, 2008, 09:05:57 am
It was already identified and passed on to an admin, who is responsible for IP bans. The situation will be taken care of.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on December 20, 2008, 03:50:37 pm
Sorry for the delay. The IP ban is in place, including the small range the bot was seen using.

I was thinking, though, since the Hentai section seems to attract the bots, what if we only allowed members of the OS-tan citizens group to post in the Hentai area? Since it requires 10 posts, and last I checked, spam bots couldn't read... ^^
What do you guys think?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 20, 2008, 04:02:21 pm
I'm in favor of it!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 20, 2008, 04:42:07 pm
Idea box is included in your payroll this month, Tsucchan -w-

Z'APPROVED.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on December 20, 2008, 06:51:58 pm
*APPLAUSE*

because you earned it...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 22, 2008, 08:41:01 pm
ಠ_ಠ (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2734&sid=2e487e9742e6f01c42b9a308122c98cc)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 22, 2008, 09:01:10 pm
a dirty noob/necro poster. point being nejin?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 23, 2008, 05:50:59 am
Conveniently stopped at 10 posts, just after we agreed to have the H-board inaccessible by users not in the OS-Tan citizen group, which craves a minimum of 10 posts...


...gah. Paranoia, maybe, but I see things, you know.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 23, 2008, 06:00:20 am
oh, Im sure that probobly was the reason, however, that is not against the rules. It proves he is not a bot at least. If a member of the community wants to show up just to find fapping material, more power to them. the 10 posts is just a hurtle that will weed out bots.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 23, 2008, 06:21:00 am
mmnnnh, mnnnnnh...the hot fax SUCKS!


'^'
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 06, 2009, 10:26:11 am
Just a wonder, is there (no, I know there is, so someone do it) a way for someone to remove the "announcement" status on Kotaro's post (http://ostan-collections.net/topic-839.html)? Because, like, it annoys the living hell out of me that a crap thread like that is automatically stickie'd. Heck, why do normal users even have the ability to do announcements anyway? Shouldn't that be reserved for modmins or something?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 06, 2009, 04:59:36 pm
De-stickified! Good call mentioning that- it's not a legitimate contest (there are no incentives to participate, not organized)!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 06, 2009, 06:34:16 pm
Demon's eye remains watchful, Aurora dear.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on January 18, 2009, 06:53:41 pm
Maybe I could put my lurking to good use by reporting spam and spammers here...

Added after 4 minutes:

Oh and by the way, thanks Nej, for now i finally know why I got all those PMs from Kotaro...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on January 19, 2009, 10:58:55 am
Ok, there have been multiple advertisement comments that I've reported recently. Ban the offender?

Also, for the 'report a comment' page, should there be a choice for 'advertisement'?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on January 19, 2009, 11:19:32 am
I would guess that it depends on the nature of the advert, since I would see no objetions on ads like the one in Nej's signature advertising a thread in this forum...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 19, 2009, 12:14:35 pm
Put 'em up here if you see anything, it's what the thread is for.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on January 19, 2009, 01:28:48 pm
No, the ads are completely unrelated to the images; they're ads for some sort of wedding thing.

I've reported the ones I found (boredom by refreshing the random pics on the galley index) and the comments have been deleted, but I think the spammer should be banned.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on January 19, 2009, 03:01:18 pm
As far as i've seen it's offence->warning->reoffend->B&...

But yes a warning would be in place...

(BTW, where do you find that crap? not in the new posts, thats for sure)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on January 19, 2009, 03:12:18 pm
At least 2 were posted on pics on Dec. 31, 2008.

I was just looking for commented pics in the random picture thing at the top of the index page of the gallery. The only even semi-relevant use of this ad comment was on a pic of LoveLetter-tan.

I think they're already past the two offense ban.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on January 19, 2009, 03:21:42 pm
Ah, yes...
I am just lurking on the message boards waiting for new posts to pounce on...
Besides if i had to sift through the entire forum, checking every post that's out there, i'd have myself a new full-time job... :D
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on February 07, 2009, 02:08:20 am
This is pretty old and may have already been addressed before, but all the time I've been spending in the H-section it's been kinda hard not noticing.  This thread (http://ostan-collections.net/topic-609.html) is promoting pirated material...hyah, I'm such a dirty snitch.

EDIT: It seems Tsubashi-sama's solution for the bots has worked, but has also attracted a good deal of spammers/necroposters.  Not really a big deal, because I'm sure forum regulars have noticed, but just a little annoying.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on February 07, 2009, 02:30:29 am
wow, you're actually sifting through the old threads?

Respect

*gives respect-points to Ian*

Added after 7 minutes:

BTW has anyone noticed the randomness and uselessness of juanjisimo's posts?
Smells like spam to get to the hentai to me...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on February 07, 2009, 02:42:36 am
Domo, but you do me too much honor.  It's a thread I've known about for a long time, but I thought it had already been reported to the mod or admin.  It's old but not buried, you can find it easily on the first page of the H-section.  I really don't think the Feds or the RIAA are gonna come down on this forum just because of one such thread, but it is a violation of forum rules and there are a number of forum members who would feel much better with it gone.  It's also a magnet for aforementioned spammers/necroposters.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on February 07, 2009, 03:15:09 am
true enough....
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 07, 2009, 05:02:27 am
QuoteBTW has anyone noticed the randomness and uselessness of juanjisimo's posts?
Smells like spam to get to the hentai to me...

A case of blue-collar spam/troll/generally unwanted person, I'd say.
DO NOT FEED.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on February 07, 2009, 01:25:09 pm
too late, he's probably already looted the hentai section
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 07, 2009, 01:45:30 pm
I doubt he's been let through the group join by Tsubashi, so that seems unlikely...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on February 07, 2009, 05:27:28 pm
nothing in the rules against posting just enough to get to that section
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 07, 2009, 05:33:01 pm
Nothing in the rules to allow it, either ~v~
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on February 07, 2009, 05:40:32 pm
i know, but those posts were really borderline-spam, and spam is (tasty) not allowed
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on February 07, 2009, 06:04:58 pm
coming from you two, thats pot calling the kettle black.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on February 07, 2009, 06:07:36 pm
i may have derailed a lotta threads, but i don't spam...
Plus i am getting more and more on topic recently
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on February 07, 2009, 06:13:18 pm
Only cus Im getting after you. But one line off topic posts are actually mentioned as being against the rules, yet people give you leniency on that. Give the person a break. Personaly Im all for making the H stuff open to people from the begining to avoid this problem.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on February 07, 2009, 06:20:02 pm
i was just mentioning, not really acusing.....
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on February 07, 2009, 06:41:20 pm
QuoteOnly cus Im getting after you. But one line off topic posts are actually mentioned as being against the rules, yet people give you leniency on that.


See rule 7, prior to deletion...

QuoteGive the person a break. Personaly Im all for making the H stuff open to people from the begining to avoid this problem.


Well, the whole reason this was implemented was to prevent bots from spamming the H-section.  While I must admit all the "spam my way to 10" posts are pretty annoying, all the necroposting is what really pisses me off.  Then again, this still beats having to deal with bots in the H-section every other day -__-;.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 07, 2009, 06:50:00 pm
I dislike when people only make enough half ***ed posts to get teh pr0nz, especially if their posts are primarily necroposts but at least they are not bots -_-

Should there be some changes to the rules to crack down on those kinds of posters and excessive derailment of threads? Just this afternoon I closed down a thread in the OS-tan Talk section because there was pretty much nothing more anyone could contribute to it.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on February 07, 2009, 06:53:10 pm
ah yes the death of a thread, one i actually witnessed....
But i agree that it is a bit annoying (i know i am too), but at least it's not malicious...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on February 07, 2009, 07:03:57 pm
QuoteShould there be some changes to the rules to crack down on those kinds of posters and excessive derailment of threads? Just this afternoon I closed down a thread in the OS-tan Talk section because there was pretty much nothing more anyone could contribute to it.


Not really, as Capt-sempai already pointed out, it's already against the rules to spam or necropost...

Quote4 - Forum posts
You must post when you have something to say only. Posting small posts ( <= 10 words for example ) without any real interest will be erased. Ultimately, it is up to the thread owner to decide if such posts will be allowed or not. If unsure, please contact thread owner AND post smart in the meantime .


Any revision is pretty unnecessary, according to the rules any of these spammers/necroposters are already eligible for disciplinary action.  Of course, as Capt-sempai also already pointed out a certain number of us (including myself) have already violated the rules numerous times when it comes to spammy posts.  Now I would say these incidents (even when they get a little out of hand) are hardly malicious or that detrimental to our forum, but in the interest of fairness (that is, since rule 7 does not exist)...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 07, 2009, 07:51:15 pm
Basically what we'd need to get rid of these kind of things would be a bigger mod/admin team, which, aside from that purpose, wouldn't do us much good at the moment, I believe. Long story short, RAGE all you want, but do not feed the trolls.
Or the zombies, for that part.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on February 15, 2009, 08:47:03 pm
Possible spam detected...

http://ostan-collections.net/topic-989.html

Here...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 17, 2009, 10:58:12 am
Most hilarious spam yet, at least. 'w'
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on February 17, 2009, 02:26:47 pm
Yeah, and wouldn't you know it, it's in the most popular section here.  I thought it would've been noticed and promptly deleted by now...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 17, 2009, 04:00:53 pm
I now deleted it though i was tempted to just close it because it was the most WTF-worthy piece of spam I've ever seen!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on February 17, 2009, 04:06:14 pm
never even followed the link BTW...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on February 17, 2009, 08:51:05 pm
After reviewing my post, I should apologize for any perceived rudeness on my part - I never intended for the post to come out that way.  Gyah, lazy post -__-;.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on March 04, 2009, 01:09:40 am
Spammity, spam, spam, spam (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1004), the poster (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2915) is obviously a bot.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on March 04, 2009, 08:29:25 am
There is no post...

Really
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on March 04, 2009, 02:08:26 pm
Well, believe me, last night (or was it early this morning) it was there.  I'm guessing someone caught it, but why wasn't the poster b&?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on March 04, 2009, 02:44:10 pm
Prolly was deleted by aroura, who doesnt have the power to ban/delete members herself. she prolly removed the thread and submitted the member to tsubashi for deletion
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on March 04, 2009, 02:49:44 pm
Oh okay, didn't know, sorry.  Is there some secret part of the FAQ that explains the powers each authority has?  It's amazing how long I've been a member here and not know that...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 04, 2009, 03:07:22 pm
INVISIBLE MOD IS INVISIBLE

And since we then can just ignore all the shit posted, we never need to care or get angry about it.

win.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on March 04, 2009, 03:08:26 pm
I knew cus I was a mod,its not general knowlage
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on March 04, 2009, 04:01:45 pm
true, admins have to b&, wich in some cases causes a scene first...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: CaptBrenden on March 05, 2009, 06:02:09 am
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-1005.html

spam, plz delete asap.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on March 05, 2009, 10:43:38 am
damn, too late again... :( Fokken timezones...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on March 16, 2009, 05:54:51 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-1013.html

This looks like spam, and if not, it's in the wrong forum.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 16, 2009, 06:04:58 pm
Spam deleted!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on March 16, 2009, 06:20:07 pm
Crap!!!

Missed it again...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 16, 2009, 06:42:08 pm
You didn't miss out on much but should I keep spam threads up longer for everyone else to see before deleting them?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on March 16, 2009, 06:55:07 pm
Part of me says, keep it up a bit longer...

The sensible part of me says, naah... spam should just be deleted...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on March 16, 2009, 08:37:57 pm
No need to worry, Aurora, apparently Smokey's not only the King (or Prince, if Nej has a say) of OT, but also the forum rubbernecker :P.  If someone is missing the spam threads, I think that's a good indicator that you're doing your job right d^.^ .
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on March 16, 2009, 09:10:55 pm
Well, i can't be on the forum 24/7...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on March 17, 2009, 12:32:34 pm
You are doing an excellent job Aurora-sama! You are a wonderful person to have around. As a minor note, though, if you start seeing a lot of spam from a small group of IP addresses, just let me know, okay? Thanks for everything, and keep up the good work! ^v^
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on March 17, 2009, 01:23:46 pm
Ah, IP-ban?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 17, 2009, 03:26:24 pm
RANGEBAN IS THE NUKE OF THE FORUM WAR
Userban is the tac missile, flaming the T1 unit spam that wreaks havoc on your enemies defenses, etc.

If you're looking for artillery, though, you're gonna have to do some serious DOS-ing of your own to get rid of that punk (and fry his router while you're at it).


...yes, the internet is a strategy game. Silence.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on March 18, 2009, 06:05:55 pm
Well, I am glad we are not at war then, ne? ^.^
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on March 18, 2009, 07:01:08 pm
I always thought the internet was the backbone of modern society, and if it went completely down (like, all 16 top-domain servers down for 24h to clear their cashes), we'd be in really deep shit....
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 18, 2009, 07:25:48 pm
You don't say? We'd have half the nukes of the world launched before anyone could say BSOD.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 18, 2009, 09:01:44 pm
3 billion would be dead from the nuclear war called "Judgement Day", with the survivors struggling to fight against the machines--
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on March 19, 2009, 05:28:14 am
Warzone2100 meets Terminator? Leave out terminator btw, the electromagnetic pulsef from the nukes would wipe out all machines...

But eehm, i will post here again after some spam has been detected, cus this is getting a bit OT... ^_^
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Vegapunk on April 10, 2009, 12:51:31 am
Wow, totally cataclysmic.......
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on June 22, 2009, 12:07:40 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/post-68992.html#68992

This post is clearly spam. It has no content whatsoever and pretends that it's using the signature to show ads.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on June 22, 2009, 12:48:08 pm
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The post has been deleted and the user reminded of the rules.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Smokey on June 23, 2009, 06:20:13 pm
Good one, spam's been scarce lately... good... good....
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 05, 2009, 03:59:39 pm
HEY
HEY LINK (http://ostan-collections.net/post-71529.html#71529)
HEY
HEY
HEY, LISTEN
HEY, LISTEN
SPAMFAGS
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 20, 2009, 05:48:58 am
Here we go again with the same chinese-shoes-spamfag as the one we had some year ago. I REMEMBER SPAMFAG NICKS, WHAT THE HELL?
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1092
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1094
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1093
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on October 20, 2009, 08:28:50 am
Never seen a spammer return before, but I just got done deleting the spam topics!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on November 01, 2009, 01:31:55 pm
SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM--

SPAMITY-SPAM SPAM SPAAAAM!

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1105
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 04, 2009, 12:22:16 pm
SPAMMITY SPAMMITY SPAM-SPAM-SPABLAM.
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-1107.html
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3215

Oh, and did I mention SPAMMER?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on November 04, 2009, 11:07:48 pm
Is it too late to claim gimmick infringement?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 11, 2009, 08:28:32 pm
This faggot (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3215) seems to be at it (http://ostan-collections.net/topic-1115.html) again (http://ostan-collections.net/topic-1116.html)...

Rangeban request on this one, doesn't seem to be doing much good otherwise.

If possible, could we raise the anti-bot measures on the account creation/activation process?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 11, 2009, 08:30:47 pm
*sigh* Repeat offenders... T_T

Deleted the spam.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 13, 2009, 12:26:23 pm
GJ. Is it possible to erase such acc's entirely, btw? That would make things like the user pruning drive before mostly unnecessary, too.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on November 14, 2009, 08:25:22 pm
Again? (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1118)  Yes, again.... (http://ostan-collections.net/fpost-73648.html)

Bastard... (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3215)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 14, 2009, 08:53:53 pm
We seem to be needing to erase that account somehow. Repeat offender x3, no good!
THIS is when we'd need that extra mod -w-;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on November 14, 2009, 09:09:06 pm
From what I understand, mods here don't actually wield a banhammer, they can only lock and delete threads, right?  IIRC, Tsubashi-dono was the one doing bans before, so it seems to be an admin privilege.  In which case, adding another mod wouldn't help.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 14, 2009, 09:18:27 pm
I knew about that, I was more talking about getting rid of the spam itself quicker...mods without banhammers, though, is a bit humoristic.

It's like a shark with jaw protectors getting in way of its teeth. -w-
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 14, 2009, 09:28:47 pm
In all fairness, there are some forums where there are different mod ranks, and the lowest of which can't ban members. :-/

Deleted the spam. AGAIN. Stupid repeat offenders!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 15, 2009, 10:06:16 am
Which brings me back to my question: Is it possible to delete the account itself? At the very least it'd make the repeat process a bit more tedious, and possibly avert the pattern...
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3215
Maybe we should do for a big user pruning rally again...

Added after 12 hours 30 minutes:

And WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT? This faggot is AT IT AGAIN.
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-1121.html
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on November 15, 2009, 10:44:15 am
Yup, I just saw it.  This guy/bot really doesn't know when to quit...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 16, 2009, 10:15:28 am
OH FOR
http://ostan-collections.net/topic-1122.html

Added after 4 minutes:

isn't there any sort of filter function we can add in to disable him? Like, the word "rocketpub" is not allowed to be posted and will automatically fail?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: stewartsage on November 17, 2009, 10:52:28 am
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=73706&sid=3ce22321c00b8f581f00ae1267a2c266#73706

SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!!!!!!!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 18, 2009, 02:25:33 pm
has question, that i figure would only fall here:

who was hyp1876? (his/her name was something like that.) why was s/he banned? i've seen a couple comments on gallery pics with that user, but they were deleted cause user was banned. :\
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on November 18, 2009, 02:31:40 pm
Well, IIRC that user registered just a day or two ago, and given that the username included "@gmail.com", you can probably count on the fact that it was a spammer.

Obviously, Aurora would know better than I, as she was most likely the one that did the deleting.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on November 18, 2009, 02:47:02 pm
Can't be hyp1876.  I've been seeing his/her gallery posts since I joined up back in february.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on November 18, 2009, 02:57:08 pm
That's right, and now that I'm thinking about it, it most likely wasn't Aurora that dealt with that user.

So yeah, I was thinking of an entirely different user... who uses an e-mail address as a username...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 27, 2009, 03:29:13 pm
no, it was hyp1876. several of his comments got deleted, it said he got banned :\


my question: why would people spam HERE of all places?? we're such a small, close-knit community that idk how one could gain anything by spamming here. other sites, yeah, sure, but here, the only thing spammers could be going for is nijikaku, and well......it's broken-patchy-fucky-shit.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 27, 2009, 04:09:11 pm
I have no idea why there would be any spammers here either. They usually don't go for small forums!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 27, 2009, 07:20:36 pm
The question you should be asking is rather, "Why not?"
For where there is populace, there is spam - a rule of the internet as absolute as #34...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 29, 2009, 07:52:10 pm
OH GODS RULE 34. *epic facepalm*

anyhoo, is it just me or has been spam been quiet recently? do i just look in the wrong threads?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 20, 2009, 12:01:28 pm
hyp147258. that was Banned user.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 30, 2009, 07:46:53 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1148

Spamshit.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 30, 2009, 07:53:49 pm
Deleted. At least it was a different spammer this time!

I was kinda reluctant to delete it, being an advertised online movie service, but touting the ability to view and download movies online for free, just seems too good to be true to me. Wouldn't such a site quickly get into legal problems? But even if it was legit and safe, such advertisements don't belong here.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 30, 2009, 09:43:52 pm
Never trust, Aurora.
Never trust.

But most importantly,
never believe.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on December 31, 2009, 06:58:21 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1151

This is the most annoying spam I've ever seen.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 31, 2009, 07:42:53 pm
Deleted. It was another service that looks promising, but still seems too good to be true. :-/
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 10, 2010, 03:14:26 am
So...what's up with those RO threads in the Comp section?
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1171
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1172
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1173
The copypasta factor is high, but it's over 10, so it doesn't seem like it's one of those idiots...maybe I'm just aggravated at the crap formatting/spelling/grammar/general level of poster intelligence projected?

Ugh.
EDIT: Scratch that, he's just a nuisance. My memory is offing when I get off the grid...STILL NO INTERNET DAMNIT
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 13, 2010, 02:56:02 am
ik Last Angel is just trying to be friendly, but the pushiness and bad spelling are getting on my nerves. >:\

and no one answered mah question. i'm still curious. :\
hyp147258  was banned for.....?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on February 13, 2010, 03:20:34 am
...Commenting several pictures with unrelated advertisements.

I actually was one of the people who reported it. Boredom is annoying when gallerywalking is interrupted with ads.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 13, 2010, 04:45:08 am
ah. ok. ty. ^^
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on April 06, 2010, 03:50:20 pm
At first glance, this thread (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=77951#77951) might seem like it was simply misplaced by a new user, which would be innocuous enough, but just after reading the first sentence, it's obviously spam.

The spammer in question. (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3931)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on April 09, 2010, 09:24:50 am
Spammer sighted.

Spam: http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1204

Spammer: http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3940
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on April 12, 2010, 07:28:36 pm
For some reason this fellow seems to be post-spamming without apparent reason, since the 10-post limit is removed...srsly wtf.

http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3951
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 12, 2010, 10:29:25 pm
*sigh* But him most likely being here just for teh pr0nz, he won't be here for long anyways.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 13, 2010, 10:07:42 am
nejin beat me. :\
i was about to mention the same guy! buncha random posts in the os-tan talk forum that in no way relate to what is actually being said. :\

there's even a post that reads "ERROR = ="
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on April 15, 2010, 01:34:05 pm
o800920 is now happily banned. ^-^
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on April 15, 2010, 05:12:48 pm
Invisible hammer strikes with heavy justice. >:3
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 15, 2010, 07:06:16 pm
hoo-ray~! ^^
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on April 16, 2010, 06:25:06 am
Launch every "BanZig!"  For great justice!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on April 17, 2010, 10:57:51 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3966

This dumbass is quoting people's signitures and hawking ripoff handbags. B& PLZ.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on April 18, 2010, 05:55:39 am
Thanks, no replica handbags anymore, for now. ^.^

I also removed the two posts right after the spammer's one in "pencil cases..." thread to get rid of the quoted links.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 18, 2010, 09:11:38 am
thanx. does not want spam in mah thread. >:\
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on April 19, 2010, 08:48:09 pm
Please to banhammer this dumbfsck  http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3971

His threads:

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1214

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1213

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=78662#78662
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 19, 2010, 09:21:44 pm
Deleted! :)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 20, 2010, 10:18:02 am
i always miss teh posts so i am left curious as to what they were doing .___.

this still raises the question: why do they spam here?? we removed nijikaku (right?) and the users group, so what's the point?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on April 20, 2010, 01:51:11 pm
I don't know why users still spam here, it will probably stop now that the password requirement for the H-section has been lifted (it was only there by accident to begin with anyway).

The spam we're talking about is that oh-so-universal automated advertising/scam spam.  The forum is experiencing a resurgence in legitimate spambots, and I don't know if they'll ever leave.  It might help if there was a stronger captcha (it's been so long since I've registered, I don't even remember if there is a captcha).  It happens with nigh every service online, so there's nothing particularly interesting about it.

Anyhow, thanks to Bella-chan for beating me to this last night, and thanks to Aurora-sempai for being so prompt in dealing with it.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 21, 2010, 09:35:22 am
^^

and i don't believe there was a captcha to join :\

still. you'd think they try to spam somewhere, idk, bigger.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on April 22, 2010, 03:02:07 am
Quote from: "Choco-chan"still. you'd think they try to spam somewhere, idk, bigger.


Doesn't matter, free advertising is free advertising.  They spam here just like they try spam your inbox, your little blog, or that random blog you sometimes find during a google search.

What goes good with a new post in the spammer thread?

MOAR SPAM! (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=78785)

spambot. (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3977)

Also, what's with this guy's (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3976) sig?  I don't think he's a bot, but that's definitely a spammy sig.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on April 22, 2010, 06:09:49 am
Moar deleted spam. ^.^;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on April 24, 2010, 02:32:08 am
Damn gold-farmer (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3981) ><;.

Spam (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=78953#78953)... spam (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=78952#78952)... spam (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=78951#78951).
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on April 24, 2010, 05:25:51 am
Deleted. And banned. ^.^
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on April 27, 2010, 06:10:03 pm
This person looks like a spammer.
Spammer: http://www.ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3994
Spam: http://www.ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=79124#79124
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on April 30, 2010, 08:12:49 am
After much consideration (and forgetting), deleted the post. ^.^;

Also removed the signature of a new member for being spam.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on April 30, 2010, 10:48:54 am
This guy seems to have a spamtastic signature:
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4005
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on May 07, 2010, 03:01:30 pm
Hey, this guy seems to be spamming for his H-site (yeesh) and posted hentai in a non-hentai user gallery: http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4022

Could you remove those H pictures he posted in the normal user gallery-- or at least move them into the appropriate hentai gallery? We don't want people to get the wrong impression of our site by clicking on here and having a H-picture of XP-tan be the first thing they see. >.>
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on May 07, 2010, 08:34:48 pm
At least that H-site was more relevant than most other H-spam.

This user has what looks like a spammy sig:
http://www.ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4023
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: IanDanKilmaster on May 07, 2010, 09:48:09 pm
Quote from: "Alex S"At least that H-site was more relevant than most other H-spam.

This user has what looks like a spammy sig:
http://www.ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4023


Indeed... at least something that can be considered positive came out of this, depending on how you feel about more H for our gallery ;).  I did notice there were items in his "blog" that were already in our gallery, but I'm pretty sure some of them aren't.

As for the spammy sig poster... it's a spambot.  I'm certain of that now, as you see poster A (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3976) (that I identified earlier in this thread) has similar posts and the same sig as poster B (http://www.ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4023).  So basically we're looking at a more "sophisticated" spambot is all.  Basically they're just making stock posts based on thread titles.  Unfortunately for spambot B (http://www.ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4023), most posters here are poor at titling their threads (http://www.ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=79505#79505) (j/k fellas).  Fooled 'em... B&.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 08, 2010, 01:08:50 am
:3 it's good to work together on these things.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on May 09, 2010, 02:20:39 pm
Ever so busy these days, aren't we... -w-;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 09, 2010, 09:39:46 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=79663#79663

bot spotted!!

http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4037

his sig is advertising, his posts are copied phrases from the thread (including my sig >:\ ), and he lacks an avatar (which can be a sign).
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on May 10, 2010, 07:46:34 am
Banned.

That avatar idea is quite nice, i wonder how much spambots actually put an avatar...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 10, 2010, 11:33:44 pm
not many, but it's not an entirely flawless way of detection, as some users just don't want one. :\

though they usually don't last long for some reason..... :\
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on May 24, 2010, 02:36:18 pm
The AI's are getting smarter...

...but not close enough.
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=80472&sid=e4af5a41a11191f9a93ca49e6177e0f7#80472
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4086
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 24, 2010, 02:43:16 pm
I'm not completely sure if that's a bot. It sounds like it is on-topic in the thread, though the username sounds like a bot. :-/
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on May 24, 2010, 09:10:58 pm
Bot or no, that's still advertising without providing any real benefit to the thread.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on May 24, 2010, 11:34:27 pm
This guy (http://www.ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4090) isn't even trying.

Look at his sig and his posts. Spaces and English are not used properly.

Srry for double-post
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 25, 2010, 12:50:05 am
Wow. That's about as blatant as a spam bot can get! Advertisement in posts and signature, and bumping dead topics. ;014
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: zjhentohlauedy on May 25, 2010, 02:13:09 am
man at first i thought this thread was for spamming XD

and how come i never notice these bots D:

you guys delete em too quick i assume XD
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on May 25, 2010, 04:12:26 pm
Aurora's old Noob Hammer has been upgraded to a RAPIDFIRE SNIPER RIFLE.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: zjhentohlauedy on May 25, 2010, 09:16:40 pm
Quote from: "NejinOniwa"Aurora's old Noob Hammer has been upgraded to a RAPIDFIRE SNIPER RIFLE.


yeah D:

i left here and aurora was like just a new mod. now aurora's the terminator D:
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 26, 2010, 09:45:57 pm
aurora-nator. xD
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 26, 2010, 10:51:58 pm
Just spotted a new spam bot. (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4097)

Will proceed to terminate target.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: zjhentohlauedy on May 26, 2010, 11:04:39 pm
yeah was about to send him here XD

and here i was thinking i was about to help XD
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 27, 2010, 09:37:58 am
you both beat me to it. ^^;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: stewartsage on June 02, 2010, 01:45:38 am
Spam? (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4122)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 02, 2010, 09:55:50 am
not OFFICIAL spambot, since this one actually WROTE his posts the old-fashioned way, but he missed the point of the "what's playing" thread and his sig is advertising......plus he has no avi and only 5 posts....

but i'm unsure it's worth a ban YET. give it awhile, see what he does (in my opinion).
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on June 02, 2010, 07:22:09 pm
Even if this guy's not ban-worthy, one of the admins/mods/someone who can should change his sig to something less spammy.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 02, 2010, 07:47:06 pm
yeah.......like i said, he's a potential spambot, maybe he just hasn't reached his full potential yet. =\
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: zjhentohlauedy on June 09, 2010, 07:22:46 am
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=81493#81493

do spam bots make threads about archer?

http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4132
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 10, 2010, 10:25:12 pm
i don't think so.......maybe he's just confused.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on June 14, 2010, 02:09:41 pm
Spambots gets smarter nowadays :p
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 16, 2010, 05:06:25 am
Well, good to know most stay on the obvious side, at least.
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1253
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=81718#81718
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=81716#81716
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=81715#81715
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4172


Time to man the cannons again, I suppose. -_-
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on June 16, 2010, 07:20:26 am
Quote from: "NejinOniwa"Well, good to know most stay on the obvious side, at least.
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1253--> deleted
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=81718#81718--> deleted
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=81716#81716--> deleted
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=81715#81715--> deleted
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4172--> banned


Time to man the cannons again, I suppose. -_-


Thanks ;hi
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 16, 2010, 10:50:22 pm
ugh. why here? v___v;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on June 18, 2010, 08:06:16 am
Why what where ?  ;013
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 18, 2010, 11:46:03 am
spammers here, I'm assuming. As to why, well.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on June 19, 2010, 06:52:05 am
Apart updating the forum engine, i don't see other options we have down here...

AFAIR, last time i suggested the idea i think you (all forum) said that you preferred this current version. I don't have many griefs about it so far, it does works ok. If we should update, i would go for SMF forums, still.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 19, 2010, 08:38:18 am
I wasn't suggesting that in any particular sense...it was less of that, more general whining. Don't take it all too seriously, we'd make a lot more noise if things got bad enough. -w-
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on June 19, 2010, 11:13:09 am
Too bad...  ;010

(http://12ch.ru/board/b/src/124014087573.jpg)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 19, 2010, 11:57:35 pm
^^

i just wonder what compels the spammers to strike HERE. we're bloody NERDS, what would we need a prada purse for?

now, if it were a prada bag of holding.....
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on June 20, 2010, 06:50:25 am
Well, i don't think it's targeted at all. Most spam comes from zombies computers which target the whole web, more or less. Only works (mostly works, rather) on old forums engines, that said. The newer forums have way better registration protection against spambots.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 20, 2010, 04:43:15 pm
then again, the spambots obviously evolve as well, so that may not always be the case...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: TheApp on June 21, 2010, 10:26:39 pm
Well... this topic (http://www.ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=827) can be considered spam, right?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 21, 2010, 10:38:44 pm
^That's not spam. The author of the post made an OS-tan game and was linking to it, but didn't get any comments here.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on June 22, 2010, 01:51:08 pm
I think this guy is a very elabourate Spambot.  Pretty much ALL his posts link you to websites where you can buy stuff.

http://www.ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4191
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 22, 2010, 04:14:13 pm
Well, that or he's somehow else very fond of advertising things. Either way, you have to give it to him that he's quite sneaky with it...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on June 22, 2010, 08:56:07 pm
Wow, he is an elabourate spambot. This is crazy... D:
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: TheApp on June 22, 2010, 10:36:56 pm
QuoteThat's not spam. The author of the post made an OS-tan game and was linking to it, but didn't get any comments here.

Sorry. I tought it was spam because the link didn't worked before so I tought it was an adversiment site or something like that ;077
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 23, 2010, 03:45:51 am
Speaking of spammers - is it not time for us to clean up the user registry a bit?

Currently, we have 705 (activated) users with 1 or more posts, out of 1901 total - the previous pruning treshold of 5 posts is exceeded only by 391 users. Total registered users number 2019, making non-activated users number 118.

The problem could be, now that the (ever oh-so appealing) hentai archives require only a membership, that we either will have FUCKTONS of people loading their spamguns up just to keep their memberships, OR a singular massive boatload of people returning with 0-post accs post-prune.

Well, leaving this to the hierarchs.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 23, 2010, 10:05:28 pm
SOMEON PLEASE BAN WHAMUEL half of his posts are ads and it's pissing me off. >:[

he actually takes the time to write something relevant, and then advertises in it. they must pay him quite a bit, or maybe just doesn't have a soul.

anyway, somebody do something please. >___<

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=82046#82046
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=82047#82047
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=87&start=8260

spammed all of these.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on June 26, 2010, 06:52:10 pm
Agreed.

I left posts which were not spam.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on June 30, 2010, 09:50:38 am
Another one:

http://www.ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=82257#82257
http://www.ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4229
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 30, 2010, 11:36:35 am
^Deleted.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on July 05, 2010, 07:21:54 am
New one:

http://www.ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=82437
http://www.ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4247
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on July 21, 2010, 10:03:12 am
Another:

http://www.ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1295
http://www.ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1296
http://www.ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4294
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 23, 2010, 10:13:39 pm
SPAMMYSPAMMYSPAMMYSPAMMYSPAMMYDELETE HIM PLEASE

http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4316
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1301
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on July 25, 2010, 03:45:25 am
'Nother spammer:
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4310

Spam follows:
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1304
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1305

Also, the spammer mentioned by Choco has at least one more post now.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex S on July 25, 2010, 02:30:34 pm
MOAR SPAM:
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4325
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1307
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1306
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1308
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 25, 2010, 02:48:34 pm
Deleted. Wow, that was the most spam I've had to delete in a day!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 25, 2010, 08:54:57 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1300
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1302
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4316
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4315

wtf is this shit srsly
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 28, 2010, 08:04:18 pm
we's gettin RAID'd!! everyone head for the fallout shelter!! ;___;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on July 29, 2010, 05:37:24 pm
I may have already stored some hazardous things there...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 01, 2010, 10:09:53 am
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1318
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1319
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4352&sid=de274a964929ed0c210e30702c5f1262


I thought we all clearly stated we don't want these things.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 02, 2010, 10:19:50 am
hmmmm, all seems quiet NOW, but this is only a day after nej's post, so it's like just waiting for the next spammer to pop up..... ._____.;

and it's pretty clear that after miyazaki-sama called ipad users masturbation addicts that we don't want them.

as of right now, i haven't seen any new spam, will post if i do...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on August 02, 2010, 11:50:21 am
Posting that probably drew them in.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 02, 2010, 03:27:21 pm
Upgrading forum would definitely cut off spam... still not wanting it ? :p
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: coldReactive on August 05, 2010, 03:37:19 am
More spam: http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1320
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 05, 2010, 03:17:19 pm
@fedora: it sounds costly, doesn't it? and what ever happened to that pruning program (delete users w/ under so many posts and inactive for so much time)?

does the spam never end?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 07, 2010, 06:30:04 am
Quote from: "Chocofreak13"@fedora: it sounds costly, doesn't it? and what ever happened to that pruning program (delete users w/ under so many posts and inactive for so much time)?

does the spam never end?


No, it's a dedicated server so i'm the only one to decide what and which version i install on it. Would just take some time, no money.

About the prune program, it's not something i initiated but i don't really see why it would solve anything ?  ;018
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 07, 2010, 07:13:28 am
True enough. We might need to reconsider our software if things continue like this...it MIGHT just be unlucky posting and summer invasion doing it, since we hardly have that much otherwise; especially that iPad post, among others. Spambots, like many others, commonly use search keys to find places where posts relevant to their spam or whatnot can be found, and then do the låda going about the place with their posting. Us generally being so extremely irrelevant to the common market that the spam is looking for is likely a large factor to us managing to avoid it as much as we have, despite having little to no protection at all; if we stray outside and into the main post stream, we are in greater danger of getting more shit in our fan, so to speak.
One (i think) simple solution would be some sort of first-post captcha check, or whatnot, of the kind that 4chan uses nowadays; if not, then it's upgrade time.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 07, 2010, 07:17:42 am
Captcha of phpBB2 is found and broken since ages now. Even surprised there is not more spam, tbh...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 07, 2010, 08:22:58 am
Found and broken, so if we do want, we need to upgrade, I suppose?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 07, 2010, 08:25:06 am
For captcha, yes
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 07, 2010, 02:41:58 pm
then i support the upgrade campaign. but i feel you'd be in better favour if you asked all contributing members (the people we know, the ones who actually come here for MORE than porn) before you begin.

also, does this count as spam? (last posts)
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1240
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1264
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4381
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 07, 2010, 02:51:31 pm
For upgrade, yes definitely. I asked back in time and people wanted to keep this forum; I don't mind at all, as long as i don't identify a security hole which could compromise the server.

And for spam, yes it was... i deleted and banned.

[attachment deleted by admin]
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 07, 2010, 05:36:04 pm
Not that I think anyone would actually OPPOSE the upgrade per se...it's highly unlikely that anything would break severely, as I see it.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 08, 2010, 03:06:24 am
It's more to keep the same kind of theme, i think
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 08, 2010, 02:25:42 pm
What, and that's all? -_- I mean, it's not like it's impossible to make a new one...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 08, 2010, 04:55:54 pm
I don't know the reasons why people didn't want it back in time
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 09, 2010, 09:22:57 pm
maybe it's worth a re-vote? :\

i'm used to it, but i was used to gaia when they switched over to the new theme, and i got used to it with time.

she'll still be the same girl on the inside.....<3
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 10, 2010, 05:16:13 pm
I guess so.

Could you (all members) organize that and tell me what you would prefer to do, to keep and eventually to have as features on the site ?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 12, 2010, 10:07:11 pm
done.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 13, 2010, 08:26:11 pm
thanks
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 15, 2010, 06:22:57 pm
np problem. ^^ and thus far people seem to be in favour of the upgrade.

spam's been quiet. nice. -w-
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 18, 2010, 02:53:33 pm
Any news ?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 18, 2010, 08:31:14 pm
Aside from approvals, you mean? None that I can think of.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 19, 2010, 02:09:46 pm
No special needs, asks, etc ?

Everyone's nice here... it'll be easier then. :D
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 22, 2010, 12:59:52 pm
update away. ^^ (and don't forget the poll system. ^^;; )
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 22, 2010, 03:27:53 pm
k, but i will be able to do it only in october i think...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 23, 2010, 04:22:13 pm
s'ok. we'll wait. :\
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 24, 2010, 02:15:59 am
And by then maybe the SMF forums will be in final versions.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 24, 2010, 03:46:53 am
Is that the new prospective engine we'll be using?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 24, 2010, 07:21:24 am
It is.

Apart if anyone has a better suggest, that is :) (i'm not closed to other suggests)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 25, 2010, 02:58:11 pm
i wish i could suggest, but i wouldn't know the difference anyway. ;___;

so can we think of the update as a halloween present? :3
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 25, 2010, 03:27:33 pm
seems reasonable :)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on August 27, 2010, 06:19:23 am
Here:

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=84746#84746
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4459
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 27, 2010, 07:17:47 am
mmm why is it spam ? It's quite in topic imo...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on August 27, 2010, 07:55:13 am
Look at his sig.  Also, the telltale sign of posting what games he's playing in the cryptically named music thread.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 27, 2010, 11:18:12 am
I might be dumb, but ultimately i don't consider it spam, still. The answers - albeit a bit short - answers the topics and the sig... well, it's not forbidden to have a short link to a personal ( ? ) site or even not personal, as long as it's not blatant advertising. It's quite discrete here and therefore doesn't especially bother me.

At most, would require to have an eye on it to be sure it's not a spam on the long run.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on August 27, 2010, 11:22:16 am
Well, I only mentioned it as it follows the standard spambot template/routine that we see so often.  Short posts, talking about games in the music thread, link to a website where you can buy stuff in the sig, etc...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 27, 2010, 11:24:49 am
I agree on that procedure totally :)

I maybe leave it to Aurora, since i don't exactly have the habit myself of spambots here (i don't have spam on other boards, this one is the only one :D ). I would just not like to pun a normal user, that's all.

Thanks anyway!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 06, 2010, 08:57:58 pm
More of this shit, freshly coated.
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=85133#85133

http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4482
This guy is using existing threads for this shit though - wonder as to why...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 06, 2010, 09:12:13 pm
Deleted.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Xeon on September 10, 2010, 03:57:30 am
My spidey senses are tingling.

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=85197&view=first
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 10, 2010, 05:35:37 am
And the way he doesn't properly tag his posts doesn't make it better.

Still, it's a bit odd for a spammer...it's a critical post, not a particularly advertising one...and about a release that's some time ahead, as well.

Nandeyanen? ^_^;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Xeon on September 11, 2010, 07:28:52 am
How can you properly advertise Viatnamese implants *I think that's what they are* properly?.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 11, 2010, 11:07:26 am
......topic should be moved, person should be monitored? :\
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 11, 2010, 03:12:32 pm
Oh, shoot it down, for all I care. I hardly think he'll be complaining.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 12, 2010, 12:13:36 pm
mm, yah, one post isn't really that confidence inspiring. :\
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on September 12, 2010, 05:03:57 pm
Went for Neijin solution  ;010
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 12, 2010, 06:24:09 pm
THE SHOTGUN IS KING
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 15, 2010, 04:40:56 am
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1358
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1357
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1356
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1355
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4512


Lol, subtlety = 0. SHOTGUN PLZ
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on September 15, 2010, 01:48:05 pm
I'd like to mention as well, that replying to threads generated by an obvious spambot does nothing but promote the spam threads 1) by bumping them higher in the respective forum, and 2) by making it appear like an actual conversation with replies.

NB: Replying to to-be deleted crap threads also won't help users to boost their post counts, so it might be more energy-efficient to simply ignore them instead of posting witty oneliners within.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 15, 2010, 04:39:51 pm
Quite. I've wanted to say the for a while as well - thanks for the mention, Pitkin.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: stewartsage on September 17, 2010, 05:11:22 am
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=85400#85400
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=84749#84749

I don't know, this chap seems to want to know how to install Fedora.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 17, 2010, 05:59:28 am
â--"ヮâ--"
JUST KILL IT ALREADY LOL
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex_Reetz on September 17, 2010, 09:58:06 pm
what we need is a mod approval for people with under 5 posts. so if it's spam, we can delete it or if it's an idiot looking for tech help, we can redirect him.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 18, 2010, 03:44:49 am
Way too bothersome, I'd say...

COULD work with something like RECaptcha though.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 18, 2010, 03:38:11 pm
that one sounds better.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on September 28, 2010, 06:00:07 am
Spam:

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1365
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4554
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 28, 2010, 06:13:35 am
Quite.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 29, 2010, 12:02:02 pm
What I want to know is, why the hell is this (http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4538) guy necroing threads at random and paying no attention at all to them aftwerwards? The hell. Obviously not a bot, but what's he going on about?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 30, 2010, 08:27:04 am
All right, that's it - he's gone on long enough.

I vote for post deletion, temp ban and warnings.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 03, 2010, 01:25:48 pm
SECONDED.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 15, 2010, 10:10:17 pm
These things are getting creative. I mean.
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=86108&sid=9bca967601425d8ba0571f2a4d96b8c3#86108
This one's just plain copied from mine and K's old posts, in the same thread.
But this one?
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=86107#86107 (also calling for deletion of this thread, btw)
Copied from a post in another thread, along with the one from the same. I say, they must be evolving!
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4603
Shame we'll have to kill such a promising piece of work off...

...
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/NejinOniwa/awesome-face-1.png)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on October 15, 2010, 10:54:05 pm
I wasn't entirely sure if this (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1365)(the XHTML/CSS thread) was spam at first, but seeing the poster hasn't made another post, now I'm sure it is and will delete it.

Dangit! Now spambots are copying posts?! Sneaky!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 16, 2010, 08:51:46 am
hmm, didn't know robots could EVOLVE, seeing as how they're inorganic.

...................AIs? Androids? OH GAWDS THE ROBOTS ARE LEARNING WE MUST FLEE
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 16, 2010, 11:05:49 am
I, for one, welcome our new overlo- Wait a minute...
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on October 20, 2010, 07:46:02 pm
Spam-a-lamma-ding-dong ... http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4621
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 22, 2010, 08:36:09 am
Ueeeeeeeh.
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=86236&sid=c750d08f514b70e2aff97fe958ea25d0#86236
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4625
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on October 23, 2010, 02:28:14 pm
Deleted. In the middle of stomach flu I lack leniency and consideration. -.-
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 23, 2010, 02:37:16 pm
Merciless is better sometimes, you know. -w-
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on October 23, 2010, 02:40:16 pm
Quote from: "Pitkin"In the middle of stomach flu I lack leniency and consideration. -.-


Ugh, that is NOT a laughing matter.  I feel for you, Pitkin-sama.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on October 26, 2010, 07:30:37 am
Another one:

http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4613
http://ostan-collections.net/search.php?search_author=muskan
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 26, 2010, 11:10:32 pm
weren;t we scheduled ton receive a site upgrade? (just curious.)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on October 27, 2010, 06:46:49 am
Apparently Fedora-dono has been too busy lately.  I don't mind waiting, so long as we get it!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on October 28, 2010, 10:21:47 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4645

KILL EET WITH FIRE PLZ.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on October 28, 2010, 10:34:45 pm
I've deleted some of its posts already, but dangit! This spammer is fast and blatant!

This may take a while. x__x


EDIT: FUUUUUUUUCK!!! THIS BOT KEEPS SPAMMING AND I CAN'T KEEP UP TRYING TO DELETE IT ALL! WORST OF ALL, I DON'T HAVE THE POWER TO BAN IT!!!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: stewartsage on October 28, 2010, 10:54:20 pm
Oh dear god.  We're all standing behind you Aurora-dono!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on October 28, 2010, 10:57:44 pm
JESUS CHRIST ON A ROBOT RAPTOR!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS THIS THING?!

Also, AURORA JUST DID A TACTICAL F-BOMBING!!!! @__________@
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 30, 2010, 11:32:46 pm
we're here for you, Aurora-hime. >:[ We will stand behind you and fighst.


quick, someone contact pitkin! (srsly, shouldn't Aurora-hime have a line to the higher-ups? :\ after this you should, Aurora.)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on October 31, 2010, 12:07:44 am
Thanks for the support. Luckily, that spam bot stopped. Managed to delete about half of its posts. @_@
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on October 31, 2010, 06:05:34 am
Killed all the rest of the posts (manually, yes it's crappy -.-). Thanks Aurora for keeping it under control. ._.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on October 31, 2010, 01:55:28 pm
Yay! Pitkin and Aurora, my heroes! :D
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on November 01, 2010, 07:00:29 am
A new server has been rented to replace the old one, which is still working but getting old. The install of the server and the replacement of the forum will be done this month then.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 02, 2010, 05:24:08 am
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4660
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4659
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=86680#86680
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=86679#86679
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=86676#86676
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=86675#86675

By the hammer...WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS SHIT
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 06, 2010, 10:39:39 pm
thankfully by the time i am reading this the issue has been resolved. ^^;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 08, 2010, 03:16:35 am
I thought it was a spammer, but I was wrong - instead, it's the next worst thing: A complete idiot. ಠ_ಠ
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: 11076ddz on November 08, 2010, 01:44:16 pm
if you have alittle php you can piggy back off of a honey pot server, thus get verification on users. theirs a couple out their for forums.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: stewartsage on November 08, 2010, 09:52:03 pm
Spam Spam Spam Spam designer clothes Spam Spam Spam Bacon and Eggs (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=86872#86872)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 08, 2010, 10:32:16 pm
Deleted. Obvious spam is so freakin obvious. ;014
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: stewartsage on November 10, 2010, 02:41:53 am
Spam Spam hollandise sauce and Spam (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=86935#86935)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: stewartsage on November 10, 2010, 10:41:15 pm
INCOMING SPAM?

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=86957#86957

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=86958#86958
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 14, 2010, 12:38:31 am
hmm, they've been pretty active lately. maybe it's cause it's almost the holidays?

also it's good that they're being obvious. in the words of The King of The Cosmos, "So obvious, so user friendly...."
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on November 14, 2010, 11:21:25 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4692

KILL EET
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 19, 2010, 08:22:38 pm
with fire?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 19, 2010, 08:36:39 pm
more liek AVADA KEDAVRA amirite? -o-
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 28, 2010, 05:45:37 pm
hmm, it's been quiet. good, goooood. -w-
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 28, 2010, 06:05:10 pm
Winter freezes the bots. -w-
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on November 28, 2010, 06:39:16 pm
Good thing I'm not the only one frozen solid then. xD
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 30, 2010, 02:50:06 pm
give it time, the rest of OSC will freeze too.

hmm, weren't some of the spambots based out of south america....?
if so that means THEY'RE IN SUMMER NOW ;____;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: stewartsage on November 30, 2010, 11:27:10 pm
They're getting semi-coherent. (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=87800#87800)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 01, 2010, 12:07:45 am
They're learning!... But they're still obvious. Spam detected and obliterated!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 01, 2010, 04:33:13 pm
i told you they're learning..... ;___;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Red-Machine on December 02, 2010, 05:03:42 am
Spam:

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=87882#87882
http://ostan-collections.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4730
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: stewartsage on December 04, 2010, 02:10:53 am
I lol'd.  Fedora-dono might want to take care. (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=87971#87971)
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 04, 2010, 05:17:45 am
The most hilarious thing is that this has happened quite a few times already... -w-;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on December 04, 2010, 05:27:13 am
What kind of benefit does it bring the spammer to ask about a damn hat. -_-
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 04, 2010, 05:31:24 am
Makes yan wonder, doesn't it. >_>
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 04, 2010, 09:37:38 pm
why do i always miss the funny ones? :[
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: stewartsage on December 24, 2010, 11:01:20 am
I, I honestly don't know... (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=88637&sid=133f08d831368c22a42063cc3dce7839#88637)

Aurora-hime?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 24, 2010, 06:02:58 pm
That's some obvious spam, copying and pasting things members said in the past that could pass for normal posts if they weren't so out of place!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 25, 2010, 08:11:26 am
http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=88652#88652
Alright, can we hang this guy already?
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 25, 2010, 08:31:48 am
I could tell that was blatant spam too when it mentioned consuming several cans of Four Loko!

The advertisement at the end of the post does not help either.... Alright. I hope one of the admins bans that bot already (I actually cant :( ). A bot's a bot, no matter how amusing their posts may be.
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on December 25, 2010, 11:08:42 am
Lolwhat.... ><;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 25, 2010, 01:44:35 pm
If you don't get the reference, Four Loko is a dangerous energy drink that contains high amounts of caffeine and alcohol, which wreaks havoc on the body. It got banned in some places recently.

Oh, and some of the spambot's posts made me think "lolwhat"? too!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on December 25, 2010, 02:40:07 pm
^I got the ref, that crap recently got banned in Massachusetts. >>;;

I especially hate the bots that use other people's posts to make their own. Creepy!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 25, 2010, 02:48:24 pm
Even worse when they're the posts of members who left long ago!
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 25, 2010, 03:03:14 pm
eeugh, digging things up to post from beyond the grave? that's just wrong.

also, i think i heard that four loko was banned by the FDA a few months ago, and that the company had to tweak their formula in order to come back (there was a lawsuit, people got really hurt, etc). i think they said they were going to abandon the venture though....don't quote me.

but yeah, B&hammer needed, as is an upgrade for poor aurora. :\
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 27, 2010, 09:43:44 am
is this person confused or spamming? :\

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1398
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on December 27, 2010, 11:32:39 am
Why the hell do people think this is the fedora superstore or something? ><;;;
Title: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 27, 2010, 01:21:14 pm
because our ModGod's name is Fedora. >>;;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on January 04, 2011, 03:16:26 pm
Let's hope the store is closed now for those ;)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 04, 2011, 08:28:02 pm
gods? they sell those? :3

let us hope that with a new forum, comes less spambots. -w-

btw, does anyone agree with me that aurora should have the ability to ban? i can't see her(i assume aurora's a her? ;__; ) abusing it. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on January 05, 2011, 03:02:10 am
She should have access to all warn & ban features already on this forum.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: svx on January 05, 2011, 03:14:25 am
I... finally got around to reading this topic. And, uh...

Whoa... Am I just a really advanced spam bot, maybe? This has got me questioning whether reality is real and whether FREE PIZZA ROLLS. Et cetera.

I feel like I might be a cyborg.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on January 05, 2011, 03:23:39 am
Quote from: svx on January 05, 2011, 03:14:25 am
Am I just a really advanced spam bot, maybe?


Added you to black list.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 05, 2011, 06:41:06 pm
aw, svx is harmless. like the bacteria in your stomach. :3
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: svx on January 05, 2011, 08:23:27 pm
Harmless? Me, harmless? Ha, ha, ha!

I'm the terror that flaps in the night. I am the termite that devours your floorboards. I am Darkwing Duck! I mean, Batman.

Call me Batman.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on January 06, 2011, 06:57:35 am
Quote from: svx on January 05, 2011, 08:23:27 pm
I'm the terror that faps in the night.


o_O
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on January 06, 2011, 06:59:07 am
Fedora-Tan, that misquote was on purpose. I saw you. T_T;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on January 06, 2011, 07:10:17 am
/me thinks "saw" could also be changed in a quote...


Beware :D
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on January 06, 2011, 07:15:20 am
I said nothing, Fedora-sama. ._.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 06, 2011, 07:51:58 am
DRAAMAAA.

Also damnit, Fedora. Decency! This ain't the H forum!
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 06, 2011, 09:58:51 am
@svx: is "batman" your custom rank now? :3
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on January 06, 2011, 01:58:37 pm
Quote from: NejinOniwa on January 06, 2011, 07:51:58 am
DRAAMAAA.

Also damnit, Fedora. Decency! This ain't the H forum!


You're just misinterpreting my innocents words :p
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 06, 2011, 06:55:49 pm
SUUUUURE. don't make aurora give you a warning for posting questionable content outside of the proper forum. :3
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: svx on January 06, 2011, 09:57:50 pm
What has been seen can not be unseen!

Speaking of spam...

Man...

I just deleted 30 messages amazon.com sent me after I bought some headphones. Also, Victoria's Secret sent me about ten more, on behalf of amazon.com...?????  :p
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 11, 2011, 10:01:13 am
And we have our first contestant for this month, ladies and gents.
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1439.msg93488/boardseen.html#new
SHOGGUN, PLZ.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on March 11, 2011, 10:28:28 am
*facepalm* ...stupid bot(?)

I thought Pitkin and Fedora-dono had banished the spammers.... ;__;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 11, 2011, 11:31:54 am
i must say, they picked a pretty random topic this time. usually they're trying to sell us fedoras or the latest gadgets. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on March 11, 2011, 11:50:42 am
That's the first spambot able to pass through the new improved anti-spam measures: registration and posting CAPTCHAs and customizations. -.-

I'm afraid we might have use for this thread again from now on, but let's hope not too much.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 11, 2011, 12:11:15 pm
They are getting smarter, the damndest beings. >_>
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 11, 2011, 04:13:16 pm
in technology, the most unscrupulous fields lead the way. >__<;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 11, 2011, 04:56:47 pm
More like, the nobody leads the way, and the unscrupulous take what comes and use it however they wish.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on March 11, 2011, 06:48:05 pm
I blame the Hitler-Stalin marriage picture for tempting the spambots to come back. x.x
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 11, 2011, 09:08:39 pm
i'm sorry ;^;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on May 11, 2011, 10:49:00 am
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4933

Be a dear and kill this with fire, admins. 'v'
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on May 11, 2011, 11:16:13 am
There once was a time, when things were peaceful. -.-

edit: Nifty feature on SMF-based forum: When deleting an unwanted account, there's an option to delete all its posts and topics as well. ^^
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on May 11, 2011, 05:37:57 pm
There are still spambots, but not like there were before - the last one was two months ago. >W<

Thanks Pitkin! And it's good to hear that it's easier to get rid of spam posts now.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 11, 2011, 06:38:35 pm
@pitkin: that sounds so convenient! ^^ score one more for the forum upgrade. -w-
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on June 15, 2011, 10:06:41 pm
SPAMMMMMM HHHHHHHHHO!

http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4949

It doesn't really seem like a spammer at first, until you notice its signature.... =____=
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Alex_Reetz on June 15, 2011, 10:35:28 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,576.msg103159/topicseen.html#msg103159
dont think he is a spamer
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on June 15, 2011, 11:23:29 pm
His signature says  "Buy Tera Gold" "Runescape Gold" "Buy RS Gold". That's spamming, plain and simple, even if the spammers have become clever enough to actually post OT things.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 15, 2011, 11:46:55 pm
given that there's only 3 posts for this member, and no introduction/general chat postings, it's safe to assume that this guy is a spammer.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 16, 2011, 07:29:48 am
All in favor of shoggun?
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 16, 2011, 05:02:16 pm
where's pitkin when you need her? :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 16, 2011, 05:51:58 pm
In france.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 16, 2011, 06:26:01 pm
where's aurora when you need her? :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 16, 2011, 09:45:37 pm
I DON'T KNOW ;_;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 16, 2011, 10:01:15 pm
iowa, i think.

god dammit i wish i had nominated myself for mod status. >:\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on June 17, 2011, 12:24:01 pm
Hey, I removed the signature already yesterday, didn't ban/delete the user rightaway however. Means to say: I'm reading, I'm reading! xP
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on June 17, 2011, 01:31:59 pm
Quote from: Pitkin on June 17, 2011, 12:24:01 pm
Hey, I removed the signature already yesterday, didn't ban/delete the user rightaway however. Means to say: I'm reading, I'm reading! xP


I noticed that Pitkin. : ) I figured either you or Aurora did it....
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 17, 2011, 01:37:18 pm
That's the problem, none of the mods or admins live in cyberspace, and it's a long drive to get there!
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 17, 2011, 10:47:10 pm
this is why you guys should appoint another mod, since Capitan left us. :\

either way, ty :3
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on June 22, 2011, 06:54:55 am
My spambot senses are tingling...

http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1487.0.html (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1487.0.html)

I have to give them credit; the topic does fit in the area they posted, but the links at the bottom give them away
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 22, 2011, 12:01:16 pm
damn, you beat me to it!
eh, the subject fits, but the advertising pitch in her post does not. bannage, please?
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 22, 2011, 12:28:23 pm
Deleted it.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 22, 2011, 04:14:47 pm
ty.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 26, 2011, 07:09:03 am
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1491.0.html
SUMMER ISN'T OVER, STUPID BOT!
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on June 26, 2011, 09:28:47 am
Purged. :)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 26, 2011, 07:06:46 pm
damn, i wanted to know what it was saying. ;^;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on July 14, 2011, 10:42:09 pm
This sounds like a possible spambot: http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1497.0.html (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1497.0.html)

I just saw this mere seconds after it was posted, and it seems a little too strange to be a normal person
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 14, 2011, 11:15:06 pm
DAMMIT YOU BEAT ME TO IT

either way, BOTBOTBOTBOTBOTBOTBOTBOTBOT

advertisements in sig, weird topic for this forum, innaccurate statements (she said it's fall, which it's not anywhere on this planet right now), oddly placed picture of jack sparrow, no regard to ANY form of grammar, etc.

BAN PLZ, ty. :3
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on July 14, 2011, 11:17:41 pm
They apparently edited their post. The ads and such where not there when I posted the link, so it was just a really weird post that talked about it being the fall when it's clearly the middle of summer
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 14, 2011, 11:22:51 pm
no, the ads are there. look in her signature, there's tons of links. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 26, 2011, 11:10:22 pm
SPAMMMMMMMMMMM
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1498.msg106268/boardseen.html#new

for one, dunno why s/he thought it'd be a good idea to post about car air freshners in the COMPUTER forum, plus his sig is full of ads.

i hate bots; they always post like they've been here for years. ><;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on July 26, 2011, 11:14:26 pm
I love the spambots that post stuff as weird as that. It's annoying, but it does make for a good laugh; taking me back to the "free paperclips" incident on another forum I go to...
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 27, 2011, 11:54:56 am
the topics can be funny some times, but it doesn't make up for the fact that it's still spam. :\

besides, i hate how there's no introduction. the bot just starts a paragraph like how you or i would ask a question of our friends, yet we've never met this person before. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 10, 2011, 06:23:34 am
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1501.msg106932/topicseen.html#msg106932

Volley up...
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on December 21, 2011, 06:00:45 am
I've deleted two spamming accounts during the past two or three days. I'm afraid this topic'll have more use sooner than later again.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 21, 2011, 01:18:39 pm
looks like the forum is getting another christmas present, except this one's not good. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 26, 2011, 01:14:31 pm
suspected bot:
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1464.75.html

no introduction, revival of an older thread, the link in his sig redirects to an online store.....

EDIT: he's spreading. i can't tell if this is a person with atrocious spelling and grammar, or a bot. i have a soft spot for changeling (he posted about it), so i'll let you be the judge:
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1457.msg114559/boardseen.html#new

EDITEDIT: his latest post is copying former posts. it's kind of hard to reference how "NewYinzer" would lead to someone getting the nickname "georgedepp". :\
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,321.msg114563/boardseen.html#new

b&hammer requested.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on December 26, 2011, 03:40:25 pm
Seconded. Nice catch.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 26, 2011, 04:43:51 pm
heh. i only caught it because i've been on all day. not much to do. ^^;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on December 27, 2011, 05:45:54 am
Granted, but there are more to com-- oh yeah, it's not "Break the Wish". Just granted then.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 27, 2011, 12:34:36 pm
thanks. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on January 14, 2012, 02:30:08 am
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5084

This one hasn't posted yet, but it's obviously a spammer from its username, signature and info...
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on January 14, 2012, 09:30:01 am
The Most Obvious Spammer 2012 award winner was found, yes. xD Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on January 14, 2012, 10:04:38 am
I was actually going to call that one out when I first noticed it yesterday, but I decided to wait since I figured they'd post something soon enough. Obviously, they didn't
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on January 16, 2012, 09:52:04 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5162

At least the spammers aren't posting aggressively (or at all), ne? ^^;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 16, 2012, 11:03:34 pm
i have to say, the spambots are quite off in their assumptions of what we'd like. >>;

but then again, maybe they're not targeting us. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on January 17, 2012, 12:38:10 am
This one (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5189) seems a bit fishy as well
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 17, 2012, 01:06:20 am
they're advertising opera mobile.....for russia. not a purchasable item, but an ad nonetheless. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on January 17, 2012, 09:51:56 am
Another one, (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5202) which seems to be advertizing health products.

I have to wonder what's going on here; why are they signing up, but not posting?
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on January 17, 2012, 11:11:12 am
It can be that the bots are able to bypass the registration anti-spam systems, but not yet the posting ones. Another option is that they're supposed to post only later and not instantly after registering. Third option that I could imagine is simply registering with the spam inside their profile and never posting, so that it remains fairly unnoticed by users but can be accessed by search engines. :/
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 17, 2012, 12:07:51 pm
either way, they need to be cleaned out, like the scum stains they are. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on January 17, 2012, 12:31:55 pm
"Scum stains" was very close to the definition I was thinking of as well, yes. xD
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 17, 2012, 02:36:00 pm
i wish we could do something in terms of preventative measures, but they're doing so little it doesn't look like there's anything we can do. it's kind of pathetic. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on January 17, 2012, 04:03:49 pm
Well, what would our options be? Stronger captcha's, more complex sign-up requirements, etc. if we got really creative, I am sure we could write heuristic algorithms to detect improper screen names / posts based on post frequency, content, ip address, etc, but the real issue lies in what you said. They are so minuscule a problem, is it really something that we want to take the time to "solve" or are we okay just posting here and letting the noble Pitkin-sama do the occasional cleanup?

I am interested to know, though, Pitkin-sama, are they from a clustered IP range, or no?
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on January 18, 2012, 09:53:35 am
I went for increasing the captcha difficulty for now, but that one's a bit double-edged sword, as I'm traditionally extremely poor at reading the captchas myself. Hoping it won't stop any real user from registering and that it'd maybe limit the bots a bit. ._.

On your question, Tsubashi-san (don't call me -sama), I'm afraid I don't really understand what you mean. ^.^; Do you mean if all the bots seem to be coming from similar IP addresses? I think at least that there's not been any pattern so far, but I can be mistaken. I will try to pay more attention to it from now. ^.^

As for the algorithms, we'd need a person like you to implement such as I'm incapable of making them myself. However, before such heavier measures we could try simply updating the forum engine to see if the problem is solved in the most recent version. :)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on January 18, 2012, 10:09:12 am
The algorithms were more of a joke on what we would do if we went over-the-top to try and stop them. While it would be lots of fun, it would be an involved process requiring time, which is a commodity I always seem to be in lack of. ^^'

As for the IP addresses, yes that is what I mean. I just remember during my time as admin there was a period of about two months where there was an unusual influx of spambots, all of which came from the same Class B network. During that time I just used a script that would alert me whenever someone from that subnet registered an account, and it was typically very easy to tell which we're real (~10-15%) and which were not.

I am not trying to imply that that is the case here, but I was curious to see.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on January 18, 2012, 10:30:09 am
I notice there are several bots from addresses in Ukraine, Russia and the UK, but the majority still seems to be coming from elsewhere without any concentrated origin...

Meanwhile, would you (or anyone else) have any idea for a bot-proof but human-suitable security question and a fitting answer? x)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on January 18, 2012, 11:20:59 am
Well, we could rewrite our captcha's style. Instead of just generating an image with a word to type, it could take a screenshot of a portion of the front page and then ask for something specific from that image (eg. Newest user, latest topic in forum x, number of redirects to the wiki, etc). That way, it would not matter how good the bot was at reading the words, it would have to know which ones to give. An even better approach would be to use image magic to dynamically replace the actual value with a randomized string.

This approach has two advantages. A) it is quasi-unique, and thus would effectively stop any mass-produced bots and B) it relies on a human understanding of relative instructions (ie since we do not tell them where in the picture they have to figure it out, something computers are notoriously bad at.)

Naturally, this would take a bit of time to write, and require some modifications to the source, but is significantly less involved than writing heuristics. ^.^

EDIT: There is one more advantage I just thought of. Since this style of captcha relies on the human's ability to tell which word to type, not what, we would not need to obfuscate the words, or make them unusual. They could be plaintext, intelligible usernames or just plain numbers, making it easier for the human who are registering.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 18, 2012, 12:21:24 pm
if we set the question (who just posted, what topic it was, etc) to change every time, that adds a third layer of security. i like this idea. wish i could help, but i can't code to save my own ass. ^^;;

maybe i can contribute questions? :3
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on January 18, 2012, 12:28:41 pm
Agreed, and that was my original idea, but the problem would be making sure all questions were equally as secure. Otherwise the bot could just try until it gets a weak challenge. That said, it would not be too hard to add to the code once it was written, so it would probably be a feature worth adding.

But in the interest of the academic pursuit of the best answer, what other mechanisms could we use?
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on January 18, 2012, 12:36:07 pm
I remember one site I joined years ago asked you a series of randomly-chosen questions involving the community (The site in question was about prototype video games, so it'd ask questions involving those). We could probably come up with something
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 18, 2012, 12:50:19 pm
but people join here to learn about os-tans. we can't ask questions about them, since it might scare off potential members.

i still like the idea of identifying something on a screencap of the landing page. if we set it to take a fresh screencap for each registering member, then the answer to the question changes every time.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Tsubashi on January 18, 2012, 12:55:22 pm
Well, if the questions were simple things that they could go look up on the site easily enough it would be okay, but the main problem I see is exactly the point you made: static vs. dynamic. While the set of questions would be randomized, there are a finite number of them, and they would require human interaction to update and revise. The modified captcha idea, however, is much more dynamic because it uses inherently random data as a seed (forum activity) and is therefore (theoretically) capable of infinite combinations.

In summary, the randomized quiz is a more certain method, but costs more in maintainability in terms of human interaction.

What else?
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 18, 2012, 06:27:47 pm
i don't think it would be that hard to do. maybe hard to code, but not hard to answer. for example:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/oscscreencap.jpg

How many gallery redirects are there in this picture?
How many wiki redirects?
Who has posted in the most topics pictured?
Which sections do not have new posts?
Who had the last post in General Chat? What topic was it in?
Who had the last post in General Anime and Manga? What topic was it in?
(repeat for other sections pictured)
How many posts are in [insert section here]?
How many sections have new posts? How many do not?
How many topics are in [insert section here]?

etc.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on February 13, 2012, 09:49:17 am
I found a spambot. Actually, the first one in a while it seems:

Not only is its signature an ad for a DS flash cart, but its post in this topic literally copies part of one of Pit's posts in this topic (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1457.msg119151.html#msg119151). For reference, the post that was partially copied (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1457.msg97966.html#msg97966)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 13, 2012, 10:41:27 am
the brainless clod even got an avatar. dunno if it makes them look like they're trying harder, or if it's just more fail. (i'm leaning towards the latter.)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on March 25, 2012, 11:54:55 am
My spambot senses are tingling... (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5269)

This spambot's signature is an ad for steroids; why, exactly, they'd think that would be something we're interested in, I don't know
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on March 25, 2012, 12:31:29 pm
Didn't sell too well, those steroids. Deleted.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on March 25, 2012, 12:37:41 pm
Why do the spammers think we'll be interested in hats, knockoff electronics or handbags? Because they're idiots, is why.

Thanks for knocking down another one, Pitkin-sama. ^^
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on March 25, 2012, 12:39:55 pm
Idiots? Don't know about that, I'd just say that either the spammers' advertising campaign hasn't been customised enough for us, or that all of us are to-be steroid-ragers in more or less cool hats and don't just know it yet.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on March 25, 2012, 12:48:18 pm
Quote from: Pitkin on March 25, 2012, 12:39:55 pm
Idiots? Don't know about that, I'd just say that either the spammers' advertising campaign hasn't been customised enough for us, or that all of us are to-be steroid-ragers in more or less cool hats and don't just know it yet.


Thank you for giving me my first laughed-so-hard-I'm-glad-I-didn't-have-coffee-in-my-mouth-at-the-moment moment of the day. XD
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 25, 2012, 01:33:57 pm
don't forget the handbags, electronics, and i believe we've had some for plastic surgery.

so we're going to be body builders in cool hats with flashy handbags and huge lips, all on ipads.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on April 23, 2012, 10:24:06 pm
So, we're now getting Japanese spambots :\ (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1560.0.html)

A translation of what they said in the first topic:
[spoiler=It's really long-winded ^_^;;]
Quote from: Spambot #2401You can seal wax why?
Sealant and wax seal provides a valuable protection of both, increasing the brilliance of the paint of your car. Wax, which has been the dominant form of protection for a long time, they have been replaced by a new synthetic sealant. Sealants, wax, both of superior products, the difference between them, know you can choose what product or combination of them most suitable product for other credit card cash there that.
Wax are made from the properties found in nature, such as carnauba wax mainly. Wax, the more sensitive, we have a molecule of water seal discount their fine them to the heat than the sealing material. Clear coat temperature reached 125 at a time - the water in the wax of 200 degrees will begin evaporation, the wax is to leave the paint without protection, will melt. If the wax is melted, it can contaminate the software becomes, to resolve the wax in the air. Pollutant is cooled wax will have the ability to become trapped in wax. 14 weeks - natural wax will protect your car from the two in general. You are it will melt quickly continuously if you apply the wax to the car of a dark color, seal carving hand it was allowed to stand in direct sunlight, If you want to store it in a garage with a car of bright colors, You can get up to three months of protection.
Sealant is done in the lab to create a polymer seal sealant selling basically, resin, acrylic resin, artificial characteristics, and the like, it usually takes a polymer to reduce the presence of water and other unwanted elements remove the property by, do not want to add shine and protection of the expression has more than one. The sealant will start to melt at several hundred degrees, but followed by 3 - 12 months. Sealant is resistant to harsh elements and abrasions much more natural in general. When you apply a sealant to your car, to give maximum protection for mail order bank mark of winter it would be ideal.
Sealant, you can add a great shine, make you feel the surface very smooth. After you apply the sealant on the right from time to time, moisture from the sheet surface is smooth so that it does not really up to the beads. Sealants tend to be very reflective. Sealant, if you provide a great shine and superior protection seal luck like this, Why would you use a wax that is why everyone? Wax, which provides the appearance of visible deep deep gloss paint endlessly in general. Hanko luck this look is called "Hard Candy" or "wet" often, it looks beautiful when you're done right. In general pure carnauba wax, has been used to seal possible to generate a deep shine and give this effect. It should be eye-catching their car, when car manufacturers to display a new model, they often apply the coats of carnauba wax.
Now we founded the company seal, the form of protection, you will need to evaluate the most appropriate for the owner of the vehicle so. We If you are using the driver of every day is recommended that you apply a sealant to make sure that there is a strong protective layer for several months that you should come. You have a vehicle being driven you can use the carnauba wax just mail order a seal hole on a regular basis, or the case of (at least once a month) your car on a regular basis the details. In normal applications, and optical drive and / or carnauba wax, give the necessary protection and shine corporation seal you need. Have the best of both worlds on the Court of sealant from a layer of carnauba wax. This is a glossy appearance with a rich glow of show wax for your car, to give permanent protection of the sealant.
We have this information, we hope seal discount to help you understand the difference between a good wax, sealant, and between them. Please read, thank you.
[/spoiler]

EDIT: Holy mother of fuck; two more topics from this guy >_<;;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on April 23, 2012, 10:25:32 pm
It's made three threads already....

motherofgod.jpg
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on April 23, 2012, 10:27:05 pm
Make that four (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1563.0.html)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 23, 2012, 10:40:03 pm
sorry to propagate the spam, but i posted a translation of one of the posts in one of the threads. i figured it was gonna be deleted anyway and i didn't want anyone thinking that this was just some confused otaku.

it was a really long-winded speech about swiss watches. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on April 23, 2012, 10:47:54 pm
I translated the very first topic (You can see the translation a few posts ago in this topic), and it was on car wax. After that, I pretty much knew it was spam
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on August 10, 2012, 05:18:24 pm
Can we banhammer this dipshits?

http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5300

http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5301
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on August 10, 2012, 05:19:04 pm
@Bella: You beat me to it
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on August 10, 2012, 05:30:43 pm
Wow, the troll even sent me a welcome message!

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/1544/ahahahatrollll.png)

This is amazing, it's been awhile since we had an actual troll, not just spambots. Even if their troll powers are, admittedly, lacking in technique.

Still gonna be really satisfying to see these idiots get b&
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on August 10, 2012, 05:39:27 pm
Looks like Aurora cleaned up. Although, Bella, your posts in those topics don't make much sense now, if somebody came along later ^_^;;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 10, 2012, 06:08:42 pm
like me.

who sees bella's posts and thinks she got hacked.

glad this got cleared up. .___.;
(though i'd like to see their other posts, sounds funny as hell. xD)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on August 10, 2012, 06:09:49 pm
I saved the pages before they got deleted, if you want I can send them to you.....
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 10, 2012, 06:11:16 pm
yes please. :3
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on August 11, 2012, 09:05:22 am
Bella, Counter-Troll Award 2012

Especially loved the picture of the hand. xD
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on August 11, 2012, 10:00:59 pm
T-this is such an honor, thank you so much! ;u;

*accepts award tearfully*

Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 12, 2012, 12:49:09 am
hey award-winner, where be the screenshots of the forum you promised mee? >>;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 21, 2013, 06:14:20 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1198.msg148079.html#msg148079

FIRST SPAMBOT IN ALMOST A YEAR, SOMEONE KILL IT
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on June 22, 2013, 03:50:42 am
*stops the timer*

A rather decent time without bot-like spam. Here's to hoping the situation won't deteriorate too rapidly.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 22, 2013, 12:09:25 pm
indeed. though i must say, 10-11 months without a spambot is pretty impressive.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: LeaflameSD on June 22, 2013, 12:48:15 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on June 22, 2013, 12:09:25 pm
indeed. though i must say, 10-11 months without a spambot is pretty impressive.

*dad noises* Yes, yes...
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on June 28, 2013, 11:15:50 pm
Spambot. (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1684.0.html) Yay. (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1600.msg148247.html#msg148247)

With the first one, what they posted doesn't even fit that topic at all, while the second one has absolutely nothing to do with site feedback :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on June 29, 2013, 03:32:30 am
Banned.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 19, 2013, 01:33:02 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1549.msg148829.html#msg148829

not sure if spambot, or just semi-poor grasp on english....
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on August 30, 2013, 02:39:58 am
Didn't retry at least ~ pass.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 30, 2013, 10:19:20 am
looking back, their signature said "spambot" to me. but that was a month and a half ago. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 05, 2013, 05:01:58 am
http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=7421
This guy chose the absolute worst possible place (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?topic=1695.msg150865;boardseen#new) to begin his spambot career, I tell you.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 05, 2013, 11:26:02 am
what are they trying to accomplish...?
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: LeaflameSD on September 08, 2013, 06:57:52 am
Quote from: NejinOniwa on September 05, 2013, 05:01:58 am
snip (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?topic=1695.msg150865;boardseen#new)

toplel
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on September 21, 2013, 09:53:13 am
We seem to be getting idiot spambots (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1686.msg151329.html#msg151329). That, or Nej just confuses them into posting unrelated stuff in a topic :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 21, 2013, 05:31:43 pm
aha, you beat me to the punch. that sounds like a direct quote from one of the art threads, a spambot isn't coherent enough to write something like that. so either bella or an old captain post. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on September 22, 2013, 12:44:51 am
I wanna know where the hell these spambots are getting these quotes from. That doesn't look like a copypasta of someone else's post, but idk for sure.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on September 22, 2013, 12:46:30 am
Well, if one pops in and says "Saxon = joke account", I'll know they're copying from GameFAQs -w-;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 22, 2013, 12:18:11 pm
it could have been before you even got here, bells. tbh that sounds like you, but it sounds like you from 3-4 years ago, when you weren't in school. so my bet's on one of the older members. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2014, 12:51:26 pm
oi, two spambots over in the desu thread. they aren't threatening anything or advertising anything, but i can't see much point in keeping them around if all they ever did was copy someone else's post and then leave. >>;

http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1686.0.html
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: LeaflameSD on January 01, 2014, 12:58:32 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2014, 12:51:26 pm
oi, two spambots over in the desu thread. they aren't threatening anything or advertising anything, but i can't see much point in keeping them around if all they ever did was copy someone else's post and then leave. >>;

http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1686.0.html

I'm questioning whether the second one is a spammer, I mean, she seems to be talking about anime... normally? (albeit in the wrong thread).
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Balrith on January 01, 2014, 01:15:38 pm
The second one was parroting Nejin.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2014, 01:36:04 pm
copy+paste the first bits of the sentence into the search bar. nej said that EXACT SAME post in the winter 14' anime thread. if you've read nej's posts as long as i have, the manner of speech was a dead giveaway. >>;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: LeaflameSD on January 01, 2014, 01:46:10 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2014, 01:36:04 pm
copy+paste the first bits of the sentence into the search bar. nej said that EXACT SAME post in the winter 14' anime thread. if you've read nej's posts as long as i have, the manner of speech was a dead giveaway. >>;

2spoopy4me
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: DustiiWolf on January 16, 2014, 12:04:50 am
Is it me or is this (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1680.msg156507.html#msg156507) a copy+paste from another topic. "angel" was just created today, and the post doesnt seem in context. Am i mistaken?
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on January 16, 2014, 12:16:48 am
I'd have to agree; the topic is on some Risk-type game, but this person copied something from a discussion on Pokémon :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 16, 2014, 02:37:25 am
I thought so too, but I searched and I can't find any matches to the post s/he posted, so they didn't copy it from here. I agree that it's likely a bot, but it could also just be a mistaken noob. :\
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on January 16, 2014, 03:43:04 am
Part of Nejin's post recycled.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 16, 2014, 09:27:18 am
thought it sounded familiar. so, have our council of judges laid down the hammer?
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 23, 2014, 12:46:16 am
hello new spambot.

http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1708.msg156844.html#msg156844
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 28, 2014, 09:56:08 am
hello NEWER spambot.

http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,717.msg157082.html#msg157082
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on April 25, 2014, 04:10:48 pm
Not sure what these spambots were trying to accomplish, posting in the News & Announcements section (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1730.0.html)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on April 25, 2014, 04:28:33 pm
Useless section removed altogether
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on April 25, 2014, 05:06:47 pm
I got a hearty lol out of the spambot posting in the news and announcements section. What better place to spam than the area designed specifically for administrative announcements... idiot.

On an OT note: Cute avatar Fedora-Tan! :D
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 25, 2014, 06:02:55 pm
seconding the OT. and if we don't have news and announcements anymore, where will we have news and announcements? :0
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on April 28, 2014, 03:53:30 am
You mean we sometimes have news and announcements? x)

I don't think that'll be a problem. The announcements can be places within other subfora as well, and the news can be made to cycle on the forum front page.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on July 08, 2014, 10:00:07 am
Found one (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1733.0.html)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 30, 2014, 04:48:05 pm
is this a bot? (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1655.msg163010.html#msg163010)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: winduko on October 22, 2014, 05:11:00 am
I think this is one. (https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?topic=1745.msg165734)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 22, 2014, 05:12:04 am
damn, you beat me to it.

yeah.....i don't even know what to make of this one. somehow a god-modder snuck in? to a place like this? extra-weird...
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on October 22, 2014, 07:20:38 am
What was my personal advisor doing here? Such valuable knowledge is not for sharing.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on December 30, 2014, 02:16:33 am
We got a real preacher in the house this time. (https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?topic=1752.msg167331;topicseen#msg167331)

I didn't think I'd see the day that an evangelical Hare Krishna spammed the board...
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on December 30, 2014, 10:06:08 am
I missed it; that sounded like it would have been amusing ;__;

EDIT: Found another one (https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?topic=1753.0)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: winduko on January 07, 2015, 07:05:07 am
Spammers: Now in Swedish. (https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?topic=1754)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on October 01, 2015, 11:21:12 am
Well, haven't seen this in forever:
First post (https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?topic=1776.0)
Second post (https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?topic=1777.0)

EDIT: They made a third post (https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?topic=1778.0)
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Goujer on October 01, 2015, 09:02:50 pm
What the hay is going on here!?
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on October 01, 2015, 10:45:40 pm
Spambot. This used to be more frequent years back, but it's become less common in recent years; likely due in part to some changes Fedora-tan made behind the scenes
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on October 01, 2015, 11:30:58 pm
I knew that user was a spambot, the moment they signed up. Should've just killed them with fire immediately.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on October 03, 2015, 02:22:58 pm
Pit did that, as a joke (After banning that spambot; causing them to appear as a guest user). Notice at the bottom, it says "edited by PipPitkin" -w-

EDIT: To clarify, the original contents of the post had little to do with the title; it was a bizarre, somewhat repetitive essay on watching movies for free online, with some links to a shady site
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on October 03, 2015, 04:17:59 pm
It's alright; it's an easy mistake -w-;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Pitkin on October 05, 2015, 08:52:35 am
I've just changed the security questions allowing registrations and posting for new members. Here's to hoping they'll be hard enough to bar bots from here while easy enough so that no real person misses their chance of joining. ^^;
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Bella on March 19, 2016, 02:37:18 pm
Spammer hooooooooo:

https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1786.0.html

https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1787.0.html

Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 24, 2016, 09:32:41 pm
We've got a third one, in the form of a single post, and s/he might be a pedophile, fun!

https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1475.msg174434.html#msg174434
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on June 01, 2016, 04:25:47 pm
https://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1792.msg174576.html#msg174576

Seems like a spambot to me
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Penti-chan on July 27, 2016, 03:34:59 pm
Well, this is a first: Spanbots on the Wiki (https://www.ostan-collections.net/wiki/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&limit=10000). Like, an influx of hundreds of new articles and vandalized articles :\

Maybe we should put some sort of verification system in place to cut down on this, or maybe bring back the "must be approved by admin to edit" system of old?
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 28, 2016, 10:53:24 pm
Sadly I only have forum moderation powers and not any wiki admin powers. :( I've seen some wikis include a verification system or require admin approval before making any changes and have that work out.
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on July 29, 2016, 05:18:59 am
Quote from: Penti-chan on July 27, 2016, 03:34:59 pmWell, this is a first: Spanbots on the Wiki (https://www.ostan-collections.net/wiki/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&limit=10000). Like, an influx of hundreds of new articles and vandalized articles :\

Maybe we should put some sort of verification system in place to cut down on this, or maybe bring back the "must be approved by admin to edit" system of old?

Massive banhammer -_-
If your account was created after the 26th of July on the Wiki there is a good chance you got caught into the storm.
Log of deleted / banned users / ips : https://www.ostan-collections.net/wiki/index.php?title=Special:Log/block
Log of deleted pages : https://www.ostan-collections.net/wiki/index.php/Special:Log/delete

Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Fedora-Tan on July 29, 2016, 05:23:39 am
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on July 28, 2016, 10:53:24 pmSadly I only have forum moderation powers and not any wiki admin powers. :( I've seen some wikis include a verification system or require admin approval before making any changes and have that work out.

Congratulations, you just got promoted as an official Ostan Wiki Administrator :)
You can also create accounts for members who request it there : https://www.ostan-collections.net/wiki/index.php/Special:UserLogin/signup

For your information : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:User_access_levels#Administrators_and_bureaucrats
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 30, 2017, 08:09:01 pm
Quote from: VonDaab on September 27, 2008, 03:48:04 amDon't know if this fits in here but,
a user with the name "cybercuate" is posting 2letter "spam messages" to several threads...

So if anyone reads this message, do check him and do your conclusions.

dunno if it's meaningful, but this user created a thread in this forum late last year. something about a facebook page. :0
Title: Re: Spammers Ho
Post by: Goujer on August 02, 2019, 05:08:15 pm
The recent bot problem has potentially been resolved. The forum registration has been made a bit more challenging so hopefully that will solve things.