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Who is Alfredricko?

Postby brillig » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:37 am

This guy joined yesterday, and as of my post (10:30 am), he's posted 1373 two word posts - "Hey Guys", on the oldest threads
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This makes is really hard to find current threads.javascript:emoticon(':!:')

He has no email listed.
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Re: Who is Alfredricko?

Postby HughMungus » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:42 am

brillig wrote:This guy joined yesterday, and as of my post (10:30 am), he's posted 1373 two word posts - "Hey Guys", on the oldest threads
javascript:emoticon(':evil:')

This makes is really hard to find current threads.javascript:emoticon(':!:')

He has no email listed.


Some jerk. We need moderators.
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Postby DVD Burner » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:15 pm

It's called a BOT.

It is an automated program. not a person.
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Postby nogganoodle » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:32 pm

MAKE IT STOP. PLEASE!
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Postby HughMungus » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:58 pm

DVD Burner wrote:It's called a BOT.

It is an automated program. not a person.


Yeah thanks genius. It's a bot run by a jerk. DUH.

Edit: OH MY GOD NOW WE'RE TURNING ON EACH OTHER!!!
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Postby Rockdad » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:02 pm

I thunk we pissed off the hate BM dudes yesterday and they set the script kiddies loose
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Just curious why this guy has been allowed to piss all over the Playa for over 14 hours now? It seems like a coy denial of service attack.

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Postby Chai Guy » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:03 pm

Some jerk. We need moderators.


We have moderators, the moderators know about the problem. Unfortunately, Spanky, in his infinite wisdom has failed (after much asking) to provide moderators with the permissions to do anything about it.

My self and the other mods only have the ability to delete posts in one area, and I'm currently doing that as we "speak".

My suggestion would be to email spanky and ask him to

1. Give across the board permissions to all moderators including allowing them to disable user accounts in such circumstances.

2. Install a visual verification mod to stop spam bots (though in this case, it wouldn't have worked, it will help prevent the .ru guys and others).

3. Limit post counts to 40 or 100 posts per day (40 is more than enough I feel).

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Postby sputnik » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:06 pm

100 would be better. I can burn through 40 in the bar on a good night.
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Postby Rockdad » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:15 pm

Chai Guy wrote:
Some jerk. We need moderators.


We have moderators, the moderators know about the problem. Unfortunately, Spanky, in his infinite wisdom has failed (after much asking) to provide moderators with the permissions to do anything about it.

My self and the other mods only have the ability to delete posts in one area, and I'm currently doing that as we "speak".

My suggestion would be to email spanky and ask him to

1. Give across the board permissions to all moderators including allowing them to disable user accounts in such circumstances.

2. Install a visual verification mod to stop spam bots (though in this case, it wouldn't have worked, it will help prevent the .ru guys and others).

3. Limit post counts to 40 or 100 posts per day (40 is more than enough I feel).

Thanks,

Chai Guy


Wish you had the power now at least a hold power until facts can be sorted out and the situation is discussed among moderators

The visual verification is very easy to implement should of been done already but I thought I read on a thread it was being done?

The limit of 100 seems ok would have to check the thematic art post's to see if it would affect the fun bombardment's over there!

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Postby Chai Guy » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:16 pm

fair enough Sputnik, I forgot about the bar. Is 100 enough?
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Postby Rockdad » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:18 pm

sputnik wrote:100 would be better. I can burn through 40 in the bar on a good night.

Come on Sput stick with the subject we are talking about Post's not Shot's
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Postby Rockdad » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:25 pm

This one should be next up to bat just signed up..RingoDurtySock


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Postby RingoDurtySock » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:42 pm

[quote="Rockdad"]This one should be next up to bat just signed up..[b][b]RingoDurtySock[/b]


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[b]Don't shoot! I'm not a bot! I'm not Black Rock Ric either! I'm RingO'Fire! [/b]

When (1) I saw the bot attach underway and (2) got an email from eplaya to my comcast address - even though I had my preferences set to "don't send me ANY emails" I freaked out. I then fucked up and changed my email address in my profile (to a random address that I made up on the spur of the moment), which inactivated my account. Now I can't reactivate my old RingO'Fire persona. Fuck!
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Postby Rockdad » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:43 pm

Sorry about the friendly fire damn do not want to frag the innocent!
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Postby diane o'thirst » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:41 pm

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Postby emily sparkle » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:02 pm

i have locked the Alfredriko account and banned both of his IP addys. i can't believe he posted more than 1600 times... in every freakin' thread. spanky's gonna love this.
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Postby Chai Guy » Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:45 pm

I'm cleaning up the area where I have privileges to do so, please ask Spanky to extend those privileges across the board so that the moderators can pitch in and clean up the rest. Thanks.
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Postby Rockdad » Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:51 pm

Chai u got a new one just started up

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Postby diane o'thirst » Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:59 pm

Christ on a crutch!!!
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Postby emily sparkle » Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:52 pm

deactivated and IPs banned.
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Postby emily sparkle » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:06 pm

hey Ring'O,

your IDs should be all set. let me know if you have any problems!
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Don't limit post counts

Postby Otisserie » Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:25 am

Chai Guy wrote:3. Limit post counts to 40 or 100 posts per day (40 is more than enough I feel).

As this guy is proving, limiting post counts is a waste of time. Anyone who wants to do this type of attack will simply create multiple accounts.
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Postby Chai Guy » Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:23 am

You're probably right about that. I'm guessing I'm thinking of anything that might slow someone down, even a little bit.
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Postby emily sparkle » Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:22 am

sadly, there is no way to limit the number of posts per day. there's no even a mod for it that i can find.
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Postby Chai Guy » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:00 pm

Well, so much for that idea then I guess.
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Postby Atar » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:33 pm

What might be an idea is to make a second window when you try to post in a thread older then 2 months or so.

Click 'Reply' -> Type post -> Press Sent -> 'This topic is more than 2 months old, are you sure you want to bring it back up?' Yes / No

That would make it harder for the scripts, I think. It would also attend people that they are about to kick an old topic.


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Or maybe throw in a script like this: the server generates a random amount of letters into a picture that you have to type into a text box. Scripts can't pick it and it would totaly prevent total havoc like this. Only if you try to kick an old topic ofcourse.
Its called a captcha if I'm informed correctly.
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