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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:45 pm 
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Sooo...
Looks like a bot has been posting in the general discussion thread with Korean spam every minute for the past eighteen or so hours and no one has noticed. At the time of this posting there has been over 1200 posts by this bot in about 18 and a half hours. Will check tomorrow to see if this is still going on.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:25 am 
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Update:

At this time, it has been about three and a half hours since the bot has posted, but has still managed to make over 2000 different threads in the general discussion board. Bet this is gonna be a nightmare to clean up, if it's even possible at this point.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:40 am 
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I first saw it when there was only 6 pages worth of spam and actually though about reporting every, single, one, but decided that would be a waste of time. I was a lot more right than I expected.

It's funny that over 25% of all forum posts are that one bot though. What's even the point of having it post _that_ much?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:41 pm 
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I deleted about 50 pages worth of threads the other day, but that took literally half an hour and when I saw the bot was still active and posting a thread literally every minute I just gave up. Mods don't have the power to ban people for some asinine reason so I can't do literally anything about it.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:36 am 
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Then, I guess we'll have to do without the General Discussion for now...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:45 am 
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General discussion thread is back to normal now. Round of applause for you guys for taking the time to clean that up.

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