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FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Igneouss » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:05 pm

Curious as to why this user has not had their account blocked. They've been posting spam for weeks now. Reporting the individual posts is getting boring. ??
Basic b/e analysis:
2005 $243K
06 $855K
07 $1.0M
08 $1.1M
09 $0
10 $1.1M
11 $1.2M
12 $1.2M
That’s $6.8M that thousands of volunteers deserve to know about. Capitalism is alive at BM. Tickets are the commodity. Others have estimated higher profits.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Eric » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:41 pm

and the first post after yours was by Paltalill.

Spammers posting after spammers. I can't wait until the event is over & they can spare some resources on us!
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Savannah » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:50 pm

At least there are times like these, when it's weirdly funny . . .

I also like it when someone posts something completely boneheaded, and a spambot answers with all due respect and relevance.

(Occasionally it happens to me.)
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Sic Pup » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:58 pm

That was nice but I would've preferred the lottery numbers :D

Edit: So this comment makes some Frog spammed directly after Savannah's prescient comment.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby jkisha » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:59 pm

Because, for whatever reason, nobody has given moderators permission to delete accounts, and those with admin privileges that could delete those accounts don't give a crap about the board and are never here. It's apparent they don't do much more than absolutely necessary when there are serious problems, and nothing as long as the board is limping along.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:37 pm

Soon the storm of ticket threads will be over. I hope the spammers go away too. :evil:
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Eric » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:56 pm

jkisha wrote:and those with admin privileges that could delete those accounts don't give a crap about the board and are never here


Um, JK? Granted we're at the bottom of the list, but don't you think that little thing in the desert we go to in a few weeks might have the admins a bit tied up? Especially with the Shit-storm of the Tickepocalypse?

It sucks, it will (hopefully) be dealt with shortly after we get back from the playa. Until then, keep pushing that little triangle for our Mighty Spam Fighters to play wack-a-mole.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby AntiM » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:57 am

Dork and Emily were the mid-level mods/admins, not at HQ and swamped, but not the daily mods. Dork could and did block IPs, and make tidy little changes such as image sizing, and human recognition for registration. They have moved on. No one has been tapped to fill the gap.

Hell, I resigned and I'm still slogging away in the spam trenches. They're too busy to remove my access, or my resignation wasn't accepted. Bad timing all around.

Just wait until all the mods are at TTITD.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:22 am

Dr Jet Sinister wrote:Soon the storm of ticket threads will be over. I hope the spammers go away too. :evil:


You'll be squatting in the middle of the desert by that time.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:57 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
Dr Jet Sinister wrote:Soon the storm of ticket threads will be over. I hope the spammers go away too. :evil:


You'll be squatting in the middle of the desert by that time.

True. I was thinking about mid-September when I posted that, because there could be more 'I didn't get a ticket' whining threads during and right after the event. :wink:
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:30 am

I expect some "Look What You Missed" threads as well. :D

Looks like Frogfucker has been eliminated. Thanks to whoever.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby trilobyte » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:11 pm

I don't believe for a minute that it's a matter of not caring, it's about bandwidth. People tend to think of BMOrg as a government with endless resources because it runs a city, but the resources are indeed limited. Most likely for security reasons (the site's been compromised before), certain functions aren't currently able to be managed remotely. If I'm able to get the chance to chat with someone either at tonight's shindig or in the next few weeks, I'll see if there's a way I can use geography to my advantage (I live near BMHQ) and volunteer to come in and help out and see what improvements can be made.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:18 pm

i blame the chinese.

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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby trilobyte » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:25 pm

Actually, it's likely due to Africa. I read an interesting article a year or so ago that showed the increase in spamming/phishing activity and the spread/evolution of internet access to Africa. There's now an undersea cable connection to the continent, providing reasonable connections to most of the cities on the edge (the middle still has little to nothing), and with the ridiculous levels of poverty in the region it's extremely cheap labor.

I can only hope that one of them can help my Nigerian princess sweetheart get her assets (and inheritance!) released from those evil bankers.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:34 pm

they DO have really good prices on viagara though...
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:47 pm

He's spamming some board named Podcast Alley. Looks like they shut down their forum to deal with it.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:04 pm

After all these years, I just cannot wrap my head around the idea that spamming a forum would lead to anything other than annoying the members of that forum. Email spamming kinda makes sense since some people can think the message is really directed towards them. These spam posts do not look like anything other than spam.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby trilobyte » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:21 pm

Me neither, I just don't see how anyone would really ever click on any of the offers (if interested in what they're offering, the internet is FULL of places to get that junk). The part that humans do is (most likely) set up the accounts for the spambots, who then periodically hit the boards with 1-16 posts at a time, several times per day. Frog, Oblique, and Nerve have been the three most active lately (the latter two dropping 16 posts an hour at times). On average, between 1/3 and 1/2 of it gets flagged for us by you wonderful people, which makes it much easier for us to find and identify the other posts that may be out there. Fingers crossed, though, we'll have some kind of countermeasures in place in the not too distant future.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:40 pm

trilobyte wrote:Me neither, I just don't see how anyone would really ever click on any of the offers (if interested in what they're offering, the internet is FULL of places to get that junk). The part that humans do is (most likely) set up the accounts for the spambots, who then periodically hit the boards with 1-16 posts at a time, several times per day. Frog, Oblique, and Nerve have been the three most active lately (the latter two dropping 16 posts an hour at times). On average, between 1/3 and 1/2 of it gets flagged for us by you wonderful people, which makes it much easier for us to find and identify the other posts that may be out there. Fingers crossed, though, we'll have some kind of countermeasures in place in the not too distant future.

Is there a captcha (or something) in place? Is that why you think a human set up the accounts?
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby AntiM » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:14 am

There is a captcha, but they go around it.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:52 am

I love it how he posts in his own thread even. They're getting smarter!

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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby trilobyte » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:07 am

I think I'm reaching the point where I hold some of the spammy phisherbots in higher regards than I do some of the radically self-entitled ticket seekers. :shock:
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Eric » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:31 am

trilobyte wrote:I think I'm reaching the point where I hold some of the spammy phisherbots in higher regards than I do some of the radically self-entitled ticket seekers. :shock:


BWAHAHAHAHAHA :lol:

I needed that.

(and I like it when the fish-oil spammer spams the other spammers)

Have you noticed the spambots are having no problems find really old threads to re-activate. It's like JPQ is back, but making more sense.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby tamarakay » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:03 pm

Eric wrote:
trilobyte wrote:I think I'm reaching the point where I hold some of the spammy phisherbots in higher regards than I do some of the radically self-entitled ticket seekers. :shock:
The funniest thing i've read all day

BWAHAHAHAHAHA :lol:

I needed that.

(and I like it when the fish-oil spammer spams the other spammers) Not quite as much fun as Simon chatting amongst his socks, but close

Have you noticed the spambots are having no problems find really old threads to re-activate. It's like JPQ is back, but making more sense.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby BBadger » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:39 pm

I know people are really busy this time around, but a simple solution would be to give moderators banning privileges. Then the "real" admins don't need to stick around while this trash gets cleared out. It won't clear up all the problems, but the fact that a spammer can repeatedly use the same account really irks me.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:45 pm

BBadger wrote:I know people are really busy this time around, but a simple solution would be to give moderators banning privileges. Then the "real" admins don't need to stick around while this trash gets cleared out. It won't clear up all the problems, but the fact that a spammer can repeatedly use the same account really irks me.

Same here. I asked the same question over in the spammer's thread.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby trilobyte » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:39 pm

Working on it.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby trilobyte » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:41 pm

I'm beginning to think that damned frogfufffic dude is just doing the RV burner thing, and planning in on rolling in with a giant land yacht. It seems like lately all my time gets spent either digging through stuff here or scrambling to get my own camp together, but every time I turn around blam blam blam, he's got more posts. The jerk :)
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:43 pm

trilobyte wrote:I'm beginning to think that damned frogfufffic dude is just doing the RV burner thing, and planning in on rolling in with a giant land yacht. It seems like lately all my time gets spent either digging through stuff here or scrambling to get my own camp together, but every time I turn around blam blam blam, he's got more posts. The jerk :)

My schoolbus RV is 33' long. Is that a land yacht?

I think that frog-fucker is the WORST of all of them.
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Re: FROGFUFFFIC

Postby trilobyte » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:52 pm

It can be. Does it have a jacuzzi and a sauna?
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