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Old 09-17-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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Is the forum giving away prizes?

The membership has exploded lately, seems as many as 10 new people a day last few weeks. None of which seem to be contributing posters, or actually return after registering.

What gives? Are they just data mining us? NSA moles? Illuminati?
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:22 PM   #2
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The membership has exploded lately, seems as many as 10 new people a day last few weeks. None of which seem to be contributing posters, or actually return after registering.

What gives? Are they just data mining us? NSA moles? Illuminati?
As far as we can tell automated spam bots of some kind..
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:38 PM   #3
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how can u tell if they are spam bots or not?
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:56 PM   #4
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how can u tell if they are spam bots or not?
Remember the way Deckard was able to determine if he was dealing with a human or a replicant in Blade Runner?

Same way.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:28 PM   #5
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As far as we can tell automated spam bots of some kind..


Pretty sophisticated bot if it can register itself on the forum, fill out all the required data, and come up with usernames that don't seem computer generated.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:27 PM   #6
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Yep, spambots. Nothing new at all, all forums get them these days.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:18 AM   #7
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Pretty sophisticated bot if it can register itself on the forum, fill out all the required data, and come up with usernames that don't seem computer generated.
These days bots are quite sophisticated..
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These days bots are quite sophisticated..
Just like those replicants. Also the terminators in John Conner's future world.

Those weird looking serpent like creations that were storming the ship at the end of the Matrix were pretty bomb ass futuristic too.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:43 AM   #9
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Just like those replicants. Also the terminators in John Conner's future world.

Those weird looking serpent like creations that were storming the ship at the end of the Matrix were pretty bomb ass futuristic too.
And those tripods from War of the Worlds..
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We went from around 765-770 to 830 in a few days and I posted to the other mods and the Admin about it in the private forum back on Sept 7th. The high was about 905. Now it dropped back to 770 something last night. This morning back up to 795-796 and a few had posted that rambling type long paragraph with links in them. I gave them the one touch ban.
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