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I'm really tired of getting this stupid crap in my inbox

higs

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I've had quite a few of these advertising different products. I have to admit the ads for virtual reality goggles were pretty hilarious and I thought it was a troll. I Don't consider it illegal to post private message from a bot, can it be stopped ?
 

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Auburn

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The first bot is banned, but i can't quite make out the name of the other. Are they banned too?

I have an idea for this which I'll bring up to the admins. My suggestion would be to have users with 0 posts be prohibited from making PM's. What that does is force bots to make forum posts first, at which point the filter catches them. I don't think the filter works on PMs (for privacy reasons), which is why 0 post bots can troll people via PMs.

The forum software is pretty ancient, and updating has always been a challenge, so I hope this capability's there already..
 

Yellow

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I realize that modern vBulletin costs money. But phpBB and SMF are decent and they're free. Any chance we could build a new forum and migrate the address when it's ready?

I'm afraid we're going to wake up one day to a broken site. This version has got to be 7+ years out of support...
 

TheScornedReflex

(Per) Version of a truth.
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Perhaps this is already done to an extent. But I know nothing.

:phear:


:cat:

Meow
 

Cheeseumpuffs

Proudly A Sheeple Since 2015
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Yeah the secret backup forum is not really a secret, at this point.

Also, I personally like the spam pms. They make me feel loved.

That little boost of "Oh! A pm? Someone cares!" definitely outweighs the "Oh, it's just a bot" disappointment.
 

The Gopher

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I don't know if it ever was a secret more just a well it's not needed right now but it exists.
 

Hadoblado

think again losers
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If you report them to us we'll have them dead right quick.
 

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Melkor

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I get these every so often and there's nothing worse than opening up a message just to see that XppX-**325ROSkal-xx didn't want to be my friend at all, he just wanted to sell me viagra, and not even cheaply!

(I've always wondered, if you take viagra and don't need it, do you get super horny? :O)
 

redbaron

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I realize that modern vBulletin costs money. But phpBB and SMF are decent and they're free. Any chance we could build a new forum and migrate the address when it's ready?

I'm afraid we're going to wake up one day to a broken site. This version has got to be 7+ years out of support...
Fuck your technology this shit is R E T R O bitch!

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I don't get them often enough that it's annoying, and damn some of them are funny.

Maybe we need MORE spambots?
 
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