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Back from a long hiatus... what's with the spambots?!?!

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May

May: A mutt with- a big heart
 
 
Barked: Wed Oct 23, '13 7:28am PST 
I'm not new but have just started to come back to the forums... and have a question.
What is with the spambots?!?! They were no where NEAR this bad before. Can't Dogster HQ do something about them? frown
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Flicka ~ CGC

NO-ONE is going- to sneak up on- my Mummy
 
 
Barked: Wed Oct 23, '13 1:21pm PST 
There are alot of threads explaining this.

In short.. they are doing all they can.

Please use the Notify button each time you see one.. 3 strikes gets it removed..

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Beasley

I'm the Bee's- Knees!

moderator
 
 
Barked: Wed Oct 23, '13 2:18pm PST 
I deleted more than 175 this week. I am still waiting for some support from the tech team.
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UCH Onyx TT,- CGC

Do you even- lift?
 
 
Barked: Wed Oct 23, '13 3:03pm PST 
Beasley hughug

We appreciate all your hard work flowers
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Flicka ~ CGC

NO-ONE is going- to sneak up on- my Mummy
 
 
Barked: Wed Oct 23, '13 5:00pm PST 
Lori

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And I am Notifying and Bumping !!!
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Bellatrix

All toys belong- to me
 
 
Barked: Thu Oct 24, '13 5:42pm PST 
Why does it take 3 strikes to remove a spam bot? Couldn't it be set up to be removed with 1 strike? If anyone abuses the spambot removal button they could loose their spambot removal button privileges.
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Flicka ~ CGC

NO-ONE is going- to sneak up on- my Mummy
 
 
Barked: Thu Oct 24, '13 10:08pm PST 
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Bellatrix....its not so simple... and that would also make it open to spite... ok.. not much of that on this site.. but it happens. Three reports.. from 3 separate accounts is a pretty standard measure on most sites...it flags a post.

Using one zap... I could for instance wipe out the entire forums posting in a very short time if i were a malicious soul ! It must have some order and standard.. and be moderator driven.

Also... its more than just the post that has to be viewed and sorted.. the account does too... then removed by a human

Then add to the fact that spambots by malicious nature of the coding can get around alot of security.

What looks simple.. isnt...

Edited by author Thu Oct 24, '13 10:12pm PST

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Fritz

Fritz, cats are- fun when they- run
 
 
Barked: Fri Nov 1, '13 9:28am PST 
I am challenging everybody to see how many spambots you can notify on. I had a head start, you'all need to jump in the race.

The only good spambot is a dead spambot, or at least a spambot getting a bath.naughty
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Bunny

Black dogs rock!
 
 
Barked: Fri Nov 1, '13 2:29pm PST 
applause Fritz! I get on early ( as you probably know smile ) and I start notifying!hi5
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Flicka ~ CGC

NO-ONE is going- to sneak up on- my Mummy
 
 
Barked: Fri Nov 1, '13 2:45pm PST 
Fritz... I have been doing daily for MONTHS....

so... that several hundreds.............

I also bump threads daily to get them above the bots....

Edited by author Fri Nov 1, '13 2:46pm PST

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