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#1 Posted by MstrMnyBgs (128 posts) -

What is with all these spam topics about watching sports live HD all of a sudden? I love me some sports, but the forums are starting to get flooded with them. I flag them when I see them, but now I can't flag anymore it says.

No Mods on the weekends?

#2 Posted by Alpha1 (254 posts) -

@MstrMnyBgs said:

I flag them when I see them, but now I can't flag anymore it says.

You just need to send a pm to a Mod to reset your karma so you can flag again.

#3 Posted by scalpel (314 posts) -

Just don't reply to them.

#4 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Mod-less Sundays, I thought everyone knew about it.

#5 Posted by villainy (600 posts) -

Tested has been hammered with this crap recently too. It's incredibly annoying.

#6 Posted by wjb (1697 posts) -

BUT HOW WILL I KNOW WHERE TO WATCH THE BROWNS VS. THE BILLS AKA THE GAME OF THE YEAR?

#7 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1811 posts) -

You're supposed to be watching you some sports/playing you some games. Forums on a Sunday? Who ever heard of such a thing?

Anyway, you could always send the mods a PM but chances are they're not at their computers right now.

#8 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

@wjb said:

BUT HOW WILL I KNOW WHERE TO WATCH THE BROWNS VS. THE BILLS AKA THE GAME OF THE YEAR?

Haha, Pillow Fight of the Week.

#10 Posted by MstrMnyBgs (128 posts) -

I thought it was bad earlier, but now the entire front page is covered with these.

#11 Posted by pyromagnestir (4339 posts) -

Make me vice chancellor and give me the emergency powers and I will crush this invasion!

Online
#12 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

is currently online, maybe he can help us out.

#13 Posted by Zelnox (397 posts) -

Yeah, the front page is full of this. O_o

#14 Posted by AlexW00d (6449 posts) -

I flagged as many as I could, but now I am unable. Silly Karma crap.

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#15 Posted by ajamafalous (12165 posts) -
#16 Posted by Zelnox (397 posts) -

I also flagged as many as I could.

#17 Posted by Brodehouse (10138 posts) -

So... We don't have an anti-robot script for signing up new accounts? I can't even buy products without having to prove I'm human, but robots can get thread creation priviledges?

#18 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I flagged a bunch, but ran out.

These things come and go, I really wish instead of locking these threads they would just get deleted though. Same with all locked threads, just delete them.

#19 Posted by Swoxx (3008 posts) -

It's IGN guys.

The war has started.

#20 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -

It's incredible how they found a way to let you download a game that hasn't even started yet. 
 
I better just click this phat "DOWNLOAD NOW" button...

#21 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

This is just insane. A bunch of them just popped out of nowhere.

#22 Posted by aurahack (2291 posts) -

@Swoxx said:

It's IGN guys.

The war has started.

Oh shiiiiii~

Yeah, I don't know. Price of a site getting more popular, I suppose. I'm sure top men are on it to try and figure out a solution.

#23 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

@TooWalrus: How do you know they are not just FROM THE FUTURE?

#24 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Any help guys?

#25 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4702 posts) -

I just looked at general discussion and holy moly. There are a ton of these topics. Worst spam this site has ever seen.

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#26 Posted by ABritishNerd (318 posts) -

We're being invaded. Duck and cover!

#27 Posted by pyromagnestir (4339 posts) -

@Hizang: They do delete them. These sorts of ones anyway.

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#28 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

@Swoxx said:

It's IGN guys.

The war has started.

War, has changed.

#29 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

I tweeted at Sweep.

#30 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I'm @replying mods as they come online.

#31 Posted by Mister_V (1438 posts) -

Quick. someone raise the Snider signal.

#32 Posted by TwoLines (2843 posts) -

This is the end of days. 2012 started here guys.

#33 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -
@Hizang said:

@Swoxx said:

It's IGN guys.

The war has started.

War, has changed.

War never changes.
#34 Edited by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Man, these threads are just cranking out.

#35 Posted by Vexxan (4614 posts) -

Tested's been getting crazy amounts of spam too, logged in to see this a few hours ago and there's still a bunch of spam left:

#36 Posted by FritzDude (2273 posts) -

IP ban.

#37 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

This attack was well planned out it seems.

#38 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

We have 3 mods online!

#39 Posted by SSully (4336 posts) -

This smells like an inside job to me

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#40 Posted by ajamafalous (12165 posts) -

I messaged Sweep on Steam and let him know, looks like it's being taken care of. Dave'll have to figure out something to avoid having this happen in the future, though.

#41 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

@SexyToad said:

We have 3 mods online!

From the ones I'm following, actually it's 6.

#42 Posted by Sweep (8986 posts) -

I had to stop drinking to deal with this. I am not happy about that.

Moderator
#43 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1066 posts) -

Ads, Games, and the Growing Complexity of the Giant Bomb Forums.

#44 Posted by ajamafalous (12165 posts) -
@Sweep: Sorry!
#45 Posted by Marino (4766 posts) -

On it. Not the worst ever, though.

Porn spam outranks football spam.

Staff
#46 Posted by Bollard (5870 posts) -

Has anyone looked at the account creation page recently? Is there any form of Captcha or anything? Cause these are clearly all bots. It's been so long since I made my account I can't remember if GB has any validation but shiiit they need to step it up.

Plus, as I've said for so long they should just ban new users from making threads so they couldn't mess up the front page like this. Just make it a post requirement or whatever. It doesn't even matter that much.

@Hizang said:

I flagged a bunch, but ran out.

These things come and go, I really wish instead of locking these threads they would just get deleted though. Same with all locked threads, just delete them.

They are deleting them, hence the ones with the blank "last post" which 404 when you click em.

#47 Posted by Sweep (8986 posts) -

@Marino said:

On it. Not the worst ever, though.

Porn spam outranks football spam.

It's not even football spam. It's American Football spam.

Moderator
#48 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Sweep said:

I had to stop drinking to deal with this. I am not happy about that.

Seeing the sheer volume of spam right now, you'd think that you'd deal with it with more drinking.

#49 Posted by Bollard (5870 posts) -

@Sweep said:

@Marino said:

On it. Not the worst ever, though.

Porn spam outranks football spam.

It's not even football spam. It's American Football spam.

Vastly worse.

#50 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -

@Chavtheworld: I agree with you. It's gotten to the point where if I see a green name with no avatar and a few posts I assume spam even if it is a new user.