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#1 Posted by Kidavenger (4417 posts) -

What the shit is going on?

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#2 Posted by owack6 (346 posts) -

Let's welcome our all new Korean overlords.

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#3 Posted by Axersia (1926 posts) -

I knew Drew would be the death of us all.

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#4 Posted by beforet (3471 posts) -

It was only a matter of time until the bots came back, and they have come in force!

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#7 Edited by Bollard (8180 posts) -

@beforet said:

It was only a matter of time until the bots came back, and they have come in force!

I'm sure we'll see them about 24 hours from now too, as this has been happening every day for the past week or two. There was a response from an engineer (I can't remember who) that said they're leaving the spam on the site to train their spam detection to catch it automatically, rather than manually deleting. It means it hangs around for longer but hopefully it'll get better in the future?

Can't say I've seen any improvement.

As an aside the fact that any threads the spambots post in remain bumped even once the spam message is deleted is a bummer, since there are loads of random necro threads taking up the early pages on Recent Discussions now.

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#8 Posted by splodge (2775 posts) -

Mods needs to give a couple of Europeans some mod powers. This shit is getting cray cray.

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#9 Edited by Marcsman (3823 posts) -

I knew Red Dawn was a warning to us all. There's like 3 and half pages of this shit. Anybody know what they are saying?

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#10 Posted by splodge (2775 posts) -

@marcsman: I think it's passports and boner pills.

Everything a gamer needs?

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#11 Posted by gerrid (700 posts) -

I guess that "I am not a robot" captcha form isn't working too well, then.

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#12 Posted by Blommer4 (297 posts) -

I don't understand, they even seem to be posting comments on some older threads. I mean - they've even commented in this thread. Someone hold me, I'm scared.

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#18 Posted by xhaktmtjdnf (70 posts) -

Most of it seems to be spam for um special massages? Why GB it's all in English not the most natural place for Korean spam messages.

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#19 Edited by Mike (17998 posts) -

@bollard said:

As an aside the fact that any threads the spambots post in remain bumped even once the spam message is deleted is a bummer, since there are loads of random necro threads taking up the early pages on Recent Discussions now.

I've been complaining about this for years, it didn't used to be this way. Will just put in a ticket last week to have this behavior reverted to how it originally was, so now deleted posts won't be taken into account for the age of a most recent reply.

@splodge said:

Mods needs to give a couple of Europeans some mod powers. This shit is getting cray cray.

We have plenty, but there is only so much we can do when the spam threads are coming in literally every 5 seconds. It's an engineering issue, not a moderation issue. They're working on it I assure you.

At any rate, yes it's spam and yes the engineers know about it and are working every day to figure out a solution.

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