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So, we're under bot attack again it seems.
Any idea how we're gonna deal with this shit? Seems wayyyy more vicious than they nileybots.
It should be fairly obvious, but don't touch the links. Haven't gone about checking myself, but money's on the link being bad for you (tm). At the rate the bot is going, the mods can't delete all the comments, we've taken this up with SlayerDuck to see if there's something on his end he can do, because this is going to need to be a site wide fix, not just whackamole if it's going to keep happening.
With that spam frecuency, deleting comments manually will not be an alternative. Damn, this bot is toxic as fuck.
Ouch.....

Today was going so well too :'(
I guess I just won't be reading comments for a bit.
Can you find when the first one was and the last one (when its all over) and then delete all comments between that time frame using a script, yeah there may be collateral but it saves the mods a massive headache

Also for future maybe give mods the ability to lock all comments for a while

Don't have massive experience running a website so I don't know if either are possible but hopefully it helps
Foolycooly said:
Can you find when the first one was and the last one (when its all over) and then delete all comments between that time frame using a script, yeah there may be collateral but it saves the mods a massive headache

Also for future maybe give mods the ability to lock all comments for a while

Don't have massive experience running a website so I don't know if either are possible but hopefully it helps
Locking comments on a site-wide basis rarely goes down well. And the script you described would delete every comment from that time frame, which would be very, very bad. A script could work if they limited its deletion to the "users" that were spamming the link, however.
I don't see any spam... what are you guys talking about?
WhatIsLove said:
I don't see any spam... what are you guys talking about?
You missed it by about 40 minutes. They seem to have stopped.
Pinkanator said:
You missed it by about 40 minutes. They seem to have stopped.
That and slayerduck found a way to remove all the spam post. Over 5242 of them
Imasuky said:
That and slayerduck found a way to remove all the spam post. Over 5242 of them
Huzzah!

SAVED
Imasuky said:
That and slayerduck found a way to remove all the spam post. Over 5242 of them
Oh rad, give em my thanks.
The only downside is that, unlike manually deleting them, it didn't return the comments to where they were before they were bumped. So there are a lot of blank comments pushed up to the recent pages.
SHIT ITS BACK
This is worse than the "Cute tag" bot
And it's starting its comments tsunami with pics from the beginning of the site. FIVE YEARS worth of pics. We have to find a way to stop it here and now or else the comments section of the site is doomed.
StepfordCrimson said:
And it's starting its comments tsunami with pics from the beginning of the site. FIVE YEARS worth of pics. We have to find a way to stop it here and now or else the comments section of the site is doomed.
It was doing that before. It's working it's way through every single post on the site it seems. We are doing our best but this thing is a pain
I've noticed each comment is posted from a different profile that was only created today (I'm sure others have as well)

I know I'm being Captain hindsight here but it may be worth looking at some sort of captcha thing for account creation (or just something to stop bots from creating accounts)
Foolycooly said:
I've noticed each comment is posted from a different profile that was only created today (I'm sure others have as well)

I know I'm being Captain hindsight here but it may be worth looking at some sort of captcha thing for account creation (or just something to stop bots from creating accounts)
That would be great if our site software wasn't shit and can't be changed easily.
Things should be fixed now.

Sorry it was such a mess but everyone on the mod team was doing their best to stop this. Big round of applause to Slayerduck for managing to fix it.
Good job everybody, hope we can either turn this off after some time, or just not have to put in the captcha each time.
Imasuky said:
Things should be fixed now.

Sorry it was such a mess but everyone on the mod team was doing their best to stop this. Big round of applause to Slayerduck for managing to fix it.
[claps]
Imasuky said:
Things should be fixed now.

Sorry it was such a mess but everyone on the mod team was doing their best to stop this. Big round of applause to Slayerduck for managing to fix it.
[claps while spinning around slowly]
Imasuky said:
Things should be fixed now.

Sorry it was such a mess but everyone on the mod team was doing their best to stop this. Big round of applause to Slayerduck for managing to fix it.
Hmm... I wonder though.. Does this stuff happen often? I've never been on a website while a bot attack was happening, so it was interesting? Where did the bot come from and why did it target here of all places?

Questions.....
averageguy17 said:
Hmm... I wonder though.. Does this stuff happen often? I've never been on a website while a bot attack was happening, so it was interesting? Where did the bot come from and why did it target here of all places?

Questions.....
No idea where as for why, cause we are a porn site.

And it was very annoying just posting links in the comments over and over.
Imasuky said:
No idea where as for why, cause we are a porn site.

And it was very annoying just posting links in the comments over and over.
Huh, do these things just target porn sites? Indiscriminately?
averageguy17 said:
Huh, do these things just target porn sites? Indiscriminately?
Spambos show up everywhere. Even youtube now and then.

Porn sites the most
So that captcha thing I saw I assume is a response to the bots. That's fine. I just hope I won't need to click it every time I make a comment, as obviously I am not a robot.

I'm actually a giant colony of ants controlling a flesh suit.
Huh, is it fixed now? Went a bit through the comment page and I don't see any spam.
Kiseren said:
Huh, is it fixed now? Went a bit through the comment page and I don't see any spam.
It's been removed already, and there's now a CAPTCHA system in place to prevent bot comments.
Allister said:
So that captcha thing I saw I assume is a response to the bots. That's fine. I just hope I won't need to click it every time I make a comment, as obviously I am not a robot.

I'm actually a giant colony of ants controlling a flesh suit.
Far as I can tell, at the moment, you do, sadly.