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Author:  EmperorTomatoKetchup [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:04 pm ]
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there are two accounts (one in the Foyer, the other in the general Food forum) that are churning out ridiculous numbers of posts. i must've flagged at least 40 of them in he last 20 minutes.

i'm guessing making a new forum post isn't proper protocol, but i didn't really know what else to do.

Author:  Mihl [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:09 pm ]
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I think they have been taken care of.

Author:  brian [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:11 pm ]
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What spam?

Author:  bekki [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:18 pm ]
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One was so bizarre it was almost poetic. I'm kinda sad that one is gone.

Also, thanks to you awesome people who got it taken care of!

Author:  Erika Soyf*cker [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:51 pm ]
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If I flag it and it tells me it's already been flagged, there's nothing else I can do. Sometimes mods are off making food or sitting on the throne or having a life and can't jump on the spam situation ASAFP. Just ignore the spammers, they will be taken care of.

Author:  nickvicious [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:56 pm ]
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But don't you want to make money from home while enlarging your penis?

Author:  ijustdiedinside [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:57 pm ]
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Thanks, erika! We've been deleting spammers like crazy, but they keep popping back up in droves. We're definitely looking into it, but yeah, sometimes we're out or don't see it right away or whatever.

Author:  supercarrot [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:06 pm ]
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*high fives*

i've only seen one today. (but i have been busy elsewhere)

Author:  EmperorTomatoKetchup [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:16 pm ]
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i recognize that people in charge of the forums have their own lives, ans i wasn't trying to reprimand anyone for not taking action. it's basically an expression of "god damn there are some extremely prolific spammers today and i don't know what to do about it and i'm slightly troubled by it".

and yes, thank you to the mods for taking care of them.

Author:  sisterlegume [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:40 pm ]
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I looked at the profile of the one who was posting a bunch of Uggs and other shopping links, and under 'Occupation' it said 'Human', which made me smile.

Author:  bunniee [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:40 pm ]
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yes I noticed earlier there was loads of spam. Thanks, mods, for taking care of it! I don't recall ever seeing this much spam during the daytime, which is probably why it stood out.

Author:  bekki [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:44 pm ]
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sisterlegume wrote:
I looked at the profile of the one who was posting a bunch of Uggs and other shopping links, and under 'Occupation' it said 'Human', which made me smile.


This made me laugh way too hard.

Author:  erynne936 [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:14 pm ]
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I liked the one that said "procure worthless prescription drugs!" i think it was badly translated and trying to offer something free rather than worthless.

Author:  mrsbadmouth [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:18 pm ]
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I was taking a nap. I'm not sorry.

Author:  EmperorTomatoKetchup [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:44 pm ]
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napping is a wholly worthwhile activity.

Author:  solipsistnation [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:15 pm ]
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sisterlegume wrote:
I looked at the profile of the one who was posting a bunch of Uggs and other shopping links, and under 'Occupation' it said 'Human', which made me smile.


Yup, it's a job. At the end of the day, it's just a script...

Author:  Pyewacket [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:47 pm ]
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It's the spammer apocalypse. I'd almost prefer zombies.

Author:  IsaChandra [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:50 pm ]
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In the fight against spam, we lost anything posted today in the late morning/early afternoon. I think we're gonna try again tonight to update the software and see if that helps/

Author:  Rhizopus Oligosporus [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:53 pm ]
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Could the spam apocalypse and the missing morning be related? (I was slacking off and working all morning and didn't even make it on the boards today until recently.)

Author:  Pyewacket [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:15 pm ]
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I think I'd shut down registration temporarily and add email verification to the registration process.

Author:  EmperorTomatoKetchup [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:32 pm ]
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...and here they come again!

*puts on helmet*

Author:  Mars [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:34 pm ]
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"You are required to get pleasure"

That's what I'm always trying to say!

Author:  monkeytoes [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:37 pm ]
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Holy crepe, one of them has 28 posts! Spam from Cameroon!

Spameroon!

Author:  bunniee [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:48 pm ]
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monkeytoes wrote:
Holy crepe, one of them has 28 posts! Spam from Cameroon!

Spameroon!


We need a catapult with KAPOP LOAF to ward off the spammers. Someone call Pandacookie!

Author:  celyn [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:03 pm ]
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It's raining spam!

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