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Spammed

Cat | 492d ago
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Bad news: Spam has been on a serious uptick around here lately.

So the team tweaked some settings and the filter.

Good news: Spam is way down.

More bad news: Some non-spamming, definitely member types are getting clocked by the spam fighting SiteBot.

It's by no means an epidemic, but it's happened so I want to get this message out there to the good, non-spamming folks of N4G. :)

If this happens to you, or you suspect it happened to you, contact us via ticket: http://n4g.com/tickets/add/...

Please note that even if you are unable to login, you can still submit a ticket as a Guest. Just be sure to include your username to make it easy for Mods to look up.

Donnieboi  +   492d ago
Good news
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GreenRanger  +   492d ago | Funny
If that SiteBot attacks me; I'm reachin' for my flute...
Donnieboi  +   492d ago
Lol what??

Edit:

@DedicatedToGamers and GreenRanger:

Thanks I get it now :D
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dedicatedtogamers  +   492d ago
Summon his Zord, bro

http://youtu.be/DgJZ_3RmwRo...
SilentNegotiator  +   492d ago
The fact that non-spammers are being hit already worries me more than the spam itself.
CourierSix  +   491d ago
Lol nice.
Blacktric  +   492d ago
Great news. It's good to know that the admins and mods actively fighting against this crap.
HammadTheBeast  +   492d ago
Spam is actually a good sign, it takes a good site to get spammed, it means you're doing something right.

Glass half full and all that.
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ravinash  +   491d ago
Sorry, crap sites do get spammed to.
their not that picky.
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zeal0us  +   492d ago
I mention the word Google and the site thinks I'm trying to submit spam. I glad its fixed now.

The person behind the spambots will just modify their comments so that the system doesn't detect them. I already seen it happen on other sites. For instance they might use symbols instead of letters, space out the website name or instead saying .com they might say dotcom.
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SilentNegotiator  +   492d ago
Your loss. Now I won't tell you how I made all that money online.

/s
dedicatedtogamers  +   492d ago
That's a good point, Stephanie. I didn't believe it until you showed me, but my Aunt's co-worker makes $89/hr from his computer at home!

Now excuse me while I go post six blogs in a row about Venezuelan Cosmetics.
fsfsxii  +   491d ago
Next gen spam bots:
They have avatars
SilentNegotiator  +   491d ago
They're learning. WE'RE DOOOOOOOOOMED!
M-M  +   491d ago
"They're filtering the site so that we can't post anymore. I think I may have found the solution to reduce the risk of getting banned!"

*Adds avatar*
zerocrossing  +   492d ago
Thanks! I'm glad to hear something has been done to put an end to all that spam.
mydyingparadiselost  +   491d ago
Thank you!

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