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#1 Aug 03 2014 at 9:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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Because I hear they're available all over India.
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#2 Aug 03 2014 at 9:05 AM Rating: Good
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Yes.
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#3 Aug 03 2014 at 9:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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Psh, scrubs. Everybody knows blue is the better Magic colour anyway.
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#4 Aug 03 2014 at 10:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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Psh, blue's got nothing on red.

Have fun getting your face beat in trying to learn a bunny's special attack. I'll be over here, soloing a NM.
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#5 Aug 03 2014 at 10:08 AM Rating: Good
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Lightning Bolt has nothing on Ancestral Recall.
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#6 Aug 03 2014 at 10:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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I too have an opinion on Magic decks.
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#8 Aug 03 2014 at 11:52 AM Rating: Good
I called and hired them to hex you all into playing Dark Souls 2 for the rest of your lives with me. Except it might have backfired and hit just me. >.>
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#9 Aug 03 2014 at 4:54 PM Rating: Good
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I've been working on DS1, to be fair.

I rang the first bell, and detoured into that garden area where I killed the moth... But now I have no clue where to go. I wandered into the New Londo Ruins and had my **** handed to me by ghosts I couldn't damage.

Sooooo... not sure where to go.
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I've been working on DS1, to be fair.

I rang the first bell, and detoured into that garden area where I killed the moth... But now I have no clue where to go. I wandered into the New Londo Ruins and had my **** handed to me by ghosts I couldn't damage.

Sooooo... not sure where to go.


Did you get the Divine Ember at the Moth area? You can give it to the Blacksmith in Undead Parish. On the way to the first bell you should have picked up a "Basement Key", go back to the section of the Undead Parish where you first meet Solaire and open the other door. This will take you to the bottom of Lower Undeadburg which leads to the path to the second bell.
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#11 Aug 04 2014 at 1:25 PM Rating: Good
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No one?
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I was between that and That Old Black Magic and went with my gut. Admittedly my choice had less T&A to go with it.

Edited, Aug 4th 2014 6:36pm by Jophiel
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We now have the ability cause massive systemic instant existence failure on spammer accounts. The filters are also being modified to prevent posts from going through with certain word combinations, which is in progress at the moment. IP banning India may also be underway. Also all the admins can cause spammer accounts to cease existing under the set post ban threshold too. Anyone with over 65,000 posts is safe from that though. Well except from the devs and the two "nuke the **** out of everything" people that you can probably guess who they are. But you get the idea.

That should slow the bastards down a bit anyways, and when they do hit we can kill them off quicker.
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#14 Aug 04 2014 at 6:25 PM Rating: Good
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Anyone with over 65,000 posts is safe from that though.


Is that a programming limitation (16Bit Integer) or a "No one is allowed to touch Joph" limit?

Edited, Aug 4th 2014 8:27pm by TirithRR
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#15 Aug 05 2014 at 3:24 AM Rating: Good
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It seems to have stopped most of them, just the fitness ones left.
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#16 Aug 05 2014 at 9:26 AM Rating: Good
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Anyone with over 65,000 posts is safe from that though.
Is that a programming limitation (16Bit Integer) or a "No one is allowed to touch Joph" limit?
Liberal media conspiracy bias.
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#17 Aug 08 2014 at 5:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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This has got to be the largest number of first page topics for this forum in years. =X
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The new anti batch spammer tools are pretty effective. That and the IP blocks of a large portion of India is helping quite a bit as well. There are still some slipping through, but they are smaller, and we're able to kill them quicker.
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#19 Aug 16 2014 at 6:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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So THAT worked for about a week...
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#20 Aug 16 2014 at 6:31 AM Rating: Good
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It was nice while it lasted, at least.
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#21 Aug 16 2014 at 8:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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Couldn't you just auto ban an account with less than 100 posts when it makes 5 or more threads within a few minutes? That doesn't seem like it would ever catch a real person and at least mitigates the spam.
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#22 Aug 16 2014 at 9:09 AM Rating: Good
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Is it possible to add a big delay to verification emails if the registering IP is from India?

Because if admins could review those, and you made the delay 24 hours, that might help?

It's obviously a band-aid, though, since the goal would be to figure out a solution that doesn't demand a ton of man power.
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#23 Aug 16 2014 at 9:28 AM Rating: Good
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Nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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#24 Aug 16 2014 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
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India or Zam's servers?
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Either works Smiley: sly
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#26 Aug 16 2014 at 9:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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It's alright, we have the new spam filter to protect us. There's absolutely no gaps in that system. Not a one. A+ defenses.
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Functions better than the swear word filter at least.
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Functions better than the swear word filter at least.


strong praise.
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#29 Sep 12 2014 at 7:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Sort of impressive that they would work this hard to defeat the spam protection just to be able to post in what's essentially a ghost forum.
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#30 Sep 12 2014 at 7:17 AM Rating: Good
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Either that or the spam filter isn't so hard to beat.
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#31 Sep 12 2014 at 7:44 AM Rating: Good
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I'd imagine that ghost forum or not the existence of these threads drum up search engine hits.
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"Man, I need an Indian love specialist... lemme hit Google..."
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"Man, I need an Indian love specialist... lemme hit Google..."

What, do you already have a guy for that? I mean, I know a guy to call when I need an oil change, but I don't as of yet have an Indian love specialist on my speed dial.
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#34 Sep 12 2014 at 9:02 AM Rating: Excellent
Most of the time the spam filter (whatever it's doing) stops them before they get to this many posts. The problem here is that I and all the other admins have buttons to ban users, and then move their posts to spammer hell. These buttons stop working when you get above a certain post count, so we don't have the ability to do anything to this guy beyond muting him and nuking posts one at a time. Kao or DF or someone on that level is needed to actually fix this problem.
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Ugh. Usually I can clear these up within a few seconds, but this one I had to manually Nuke 45 posts Smiley: mad

Forum will look empty until Kaolian comes in to sweep the nuked posts into the dustbin.
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I'm not criticizing anyone's work here, just expressing amusement at how tenacious they are in their desire to spam this particular subforum.
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Can you implement CAPTCHA for the first 10 posts on new accounts, and maybe a time limit between posts for those under 50 posts or something?
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At this point, it might be easier to just make a Black Magic & Indian Love Specialist forum.
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Maybe they'd spam it with video game links.
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Can you implement CAPTCHA for the first 10 posts on new accounts, and maybe a time limit between posts for those under 50 posts or something?

I suggested an increasing time limit for threads before, nobody needs or wants to make half a dozen threads within an hour or so after all.
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Most of the time the spam filter (whatever it's doing) stops them before they get to this many posts. The problem here is that I and all the other admins have buttons to ban users, and then move their posts to spammer hell. These buttons stop working when you get above a certain post count, so we don't have the ability to do anything to this guy beyond muting him and nuking posts one at a time. Kao or DF or someone on that level is needed to actually fix this problem.


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Ugh. Usually I can clear these up within a few seconds, but this one I had to manually Nuke 45 posts Smiley: mad

Forum will look empty until Kaolian comes in to sweep the nuked posts into the dustbin.


The current threshhold might be a bit too low. We'll see about bumping that up some. It really shouldn't even have to be there at all, since anyone we give admin stuffs to is supposed to be a trusted keeper of the integrity of the site. But, there have been some incidents in the past that makes it a necessty. We usually catch the spammers anyways before they hit that many posts. but at the same time they are activly learning our online habits, such as they are. I like to think that my pattern confuses the **** out of them sometimes heh. I know that at least a few of their spambots have been real people, since I've recieved replies to some of the less than civil PM's I have sent them. Which is actually kind of hilariously annoying.

I think this is all about search engine manipulation, and someone who is particularily bad at it. Even in the bad days, we were banning the stupid spammers faster than search engines were spidering the spam, so it never even really gave them any benifit at all. I wouldn't put it past one of our competitors paying someone to come annoy us, but the content of the spam is just too dumb to be something like that. The Kitchen jerks, blahblah vastchicken spammmers, fake ID spammers and "hey watch this movie, no really it's totally not a virus" spammers are all the same people. It's just wierd,
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