The "let's hide somewhere from the spam" thread Page 2

  • PazJohnMitch 11 Sep 2020 07:32:01 16,193 posts
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    There was 30 pages yesterday. Looks like one of the Mods is finger blasting them all away.
  • JoeBlade 11 Sep 2020 07:39:39 5,245 posts
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    Maybe we've been going about this the wrong way all along. Maybe all the spambots wanted was to really give us tech support.

    So... what if there was no more tech? Eh? EH??
  • IRWATWO 11 Sep 2020 07:58:55 768 posts
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    Perhaps they reason that if anyone at EG had the first fucking idea about technology, the spam would never get through in the first place, so we must need the help.

    Edited by IRWATWO at 07:59:05 11-09-2020
  • Drakesmoke 11 Sep 2020 08:27:56 639 posts
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    I get all my tech support at mumsnet
  • KnuttinAtoll 11 Sep 2020 18:21:57 8,202 posts
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    Is this the fate the owners of EG have decided upon the forum then?

    Let it get buried under an avalanche of low-tech spam, and relying on unpaid mods to keep the thing afloat if the regulars don't fuck off on their own accord?

    And quite frankly if I was a mod I'd just down tools at this point. Thankless task of constant whack-a-mole where EG is in no way inclined to improve the situation.

    Weak and sad at the same time - and having spent over a decade on this site on a daily basis, it does seem to have the desired effect as I turn around on my heels more often than not now when seeing the sorry state the forum's in at this stage.
  • damagedinc 11 Sep 2020 19:32:58 2,917 posts
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    Ahh shit.....here we go again
  • Frogofdoom 11 Sep 2020 19:36:47 16,891 posts
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    Only get on the forum in the evening and very early morning at the moment due to work. Both times of day its unusable due to spam :(
  • beastmaster 11 Sep 2020 19:37:45 21,223 posts
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    Canít they just prevent threads being created with the number 800 in them?

    Edit: When mega spam happens I just go to following.

    Edited by beastmaster at 19:38:48 11-09-2020

    Edited by beastmaster at 19:39:48 11-09-2020
  • Malek86 11 Sep 2020 19:43:35 10,521 posts
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  • macmurphy 11 Sep 2020 19:44:00 4,312 posts
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    In fairness Crazy Gunter is a great handle.
  • macmurphy 11 Sep 2020 19:45:28 4,312 posts
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    Also the mesmeriser reveal in The Boys. 🤙
  • creepiest-lizard 11 Sep 2020 19:46:31 2,024 posts
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    It's definitely looking malicious and personal at this point.
  • EMarkM 11 Sep 2020 20:01:15 4,977 posts
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    On the plus side, I'd forgotten all about Zonealarm over the years and I've now got a lovely reminder!
  • sport 11 Sep 2020 20:04:44 16,290 posts
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    For this specific spam, a simple regex test on thread title would suffix.
  • andytheadequate 11 Sep 2020 20:12:03 9,308 posts
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    If only EG had access to a forum with tens (maybe hundreds?) of developers who would happily fix it for them.

    Or give some of the sensible ones mod powers.

    Edited by andytheadequate at 20:12:30 11-09-2020
  • beastmaster 11 Sep 2020 20:17:31 21,223 posts
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    Have you not seen Goldeneye? Spike dem!!!
  • JoeBlade 11 Sep 2020 20:24:31 5,245 posts
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    Golden eye? More like, boring spy!
  • PazJohnMitch 11 Sep 2020 20:34:40 16,193 posts
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    EMarkM wrote:
    On the plus side, I'd forgotten all about Zonealarm over the years and I've now got a lovely reminder!
    What was (is?) Zonealarm?
  • Frogofdoom 11 Sep 2020 20:35:23 16,891 posts
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    Shitty desktop firewall software
  • Graxlar_v3 11 Sep 2020 20:36:08 10,467 posts
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    So is this the last weekend of EG? surely the mods are just going to look at the 100ís of spam threads on Monday morning and just turn off the computer
  • Rum_Monkey 11 Sep 2020 20:37:01 1,277 posts
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    Discord batphone suggests the tech team are trying to sort it.
  • Graxlar_v3 11 Sep 2020 20:39:10 10,467 posts
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    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    Discord batphone suggests the tech team are trying to sort it.
    Itís nice that the discord batphone are getting the updates
  • askew 11 Sep 2020 20:49:31 21,805 posts
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    Prolly can't find this thread ;)

    This is like the violinists on the Titanic.
  • Fake_Blood 11 Sep 2020 21:46:18 10,571 posts
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    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    Discord batphone suggests the tech team are trying to sort it.
    And all it took was a complete escalation of the problem.
  • fontgeeksogood 11 Sep 2020 21:47:25 10,631 posts
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    I hope they don't give the fix to the same guy who looks after the search
  • EMarkM 11 Sep 2020 21:47:37 4,977 posts
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    PazJohnMitch wrote:
    EMarkM wrote:
    On the plus side, I'd forgotten all about Zonealarm over the years and I've now got a lovely reminder!
    What was (is?) Zonealarm?
    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Shitty desktop firewall software
    This :)
  • christourlord 11 Sep 2020 22:45:09 2,838 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    I hope they don't give the fix to the same guy who looks after the search
    lol
  • MrFlay 11 Sep 2020 22:58:40 4,558 posts
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    I don't recognise this world anymore.
  • AcidSnake 12 Sep 2020 00:14:57 8,345 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Shall we all move to mumsnet, i think they will be most accepting of us.
    The place of many mothers...

    The real question about the tech solution is if it will apply to the forum as well. I can easily see them having extra protection for the front page and the comments sections and leaving this place to drown...

    Edited by AcidSnake at 00:15:21 12-09-2020
  • chopsen 12 Sep 2020 00:41:10 21,191 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    So is this the last weekend of EG? surely the mods are just going to look at the 100ís of spam threads on Monday morning and just turn off the computer
    This.

    The mods are currently doing a great job of thanklessly playing whackamole with the spammers, but unless changes are made to how the forum coding works I don't see them continuing to do this, unpaid, for very long.

    Edited by chopsen at 00:42:22 12-09-2020
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