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mikechamp
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Attack of the bot

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It appears the board has been hit by a bot named Sharonnab.

Mods, release the hounds!

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Re: Attack of the bot

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On it, yo!

It's been banned, and now I'm cleaning up.

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Re: Attack of the bot

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Thank you, kind sir.

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Muchimas gracias senor!

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Re: Attack of the bot

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I remember when I was a mod, there were odd occasions where I'd think "is this... something I should do something about?"

This is in no way related to the tv and movie threads, just for the record.

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even if its not about the tv and movie threads, i've had the same thought on those.

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it totally 100% isn't

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Are we really gaining the occasional user who joins a little after midnight and fires off 4 or 5 posts in the span of a minute, or are the bots getting way more sophisticated? Because even though it seems fishy, some of these rapid fire posts kind of make sense in the thread they're posted.

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Re: Attack of the bot

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mikechamp wrote:
May 1 20, 5:59 am
Are we really gaining the occasional user who joins a little after midnight and fires off 4 or 5 posts in the span of a minute, or are the bots getting way more sophisticated? Because even though it seems fishy, some of these rapid fire posts kind of make sense in the thread they're posted.
I don't think we've gained more than 1-2 real members in the last few years.

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Re: Attack of the bot

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mikechamp wrote:
May 1 20, 5:59 am
Are we really gaining the occasional user who joins a little after midnight and fires off 4 or 5 posts in the span of a minute, or are the bots getting way more sophisticated? Because even though it seems fishy, some of these rapid fire posts kind of make sense in the thread they're posted.
They do fit in the threads because they are literally copying a sentence or so from posts on the first page or two of the thread. Sneaky!

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