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« on: September 26, 2016, 05:14:35 AM »
So I'm just wondering if anyone's noticed the crazy amount of bots (I'm assuming) that have been signing up to RAF?

I'm only mentioning it because a few of them have pretty suspicious links in the signature :/


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Re: Bot Accounts
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 05:57:48 AM »
Yeah, and a lot say they've made a ton of new topics in the general board (that haven't been approved by mods or however it works)

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 07:31:45 AM »
I've noticed a lot of Guests trying to post in Memoirs too, when you look at Who's Online. I suppose its for the same reason that they are trying to make new threads. Or maybe some non-RAFians consider Memoirs controversial, I dunno.

But all bot accounts are lurkers, if they register at all, I'd imagine.


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Re: Bot Accounts
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 04:05:49 PM »
Yeah, it's a real pain. At one point we were removing up to 90 topics a day.
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 09:00:43 PM »
Is there a way, perhaps, to find and delete bot accounts, or is that out of the question? Some way to verify that it's an actual human who holds the account?


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Re: Bot Accounts
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2016, 02:07:57 AM »
Well you have to answer the verification questions when you register, but I guess bots are really good at knowing that Jake is a guy :P

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Re: Bot Accounts
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 11:44:59 PM »
Hey, I'm getting weird PMs from a guy I don't know and who has made zero posts on RAF: rvdlegstrish. That is a bot-y kind of name, so I'm wondering if they're a bot. Or, more likely, a hacker: One of their messages asked if I could "do a Rachel scene," whatever the hell that means.

Has anyone else seen anything like this?

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Re: Bot Accounts
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 03:47:39 AM »
Hey, I'm getting weird PMs from a guy I don't know and who has made zero posts on RAF: rvdlegstrish. That is a bot-y kind of name, so I'm wondering if they're a bot. Or, more likely, a hacker: One of their messages asked if I could "do a Rachel scene," whatever the hell that means.

Has anyone else seen anything like this?

Two more members reported this guy, Shen (thanks, gh and Saffa!) and there's something clearly wrong here so he's been banned.
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Re: Bot Accounts
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 05:11:41 AM »
The message I got was simply "ya there? ;) " Not sure whose is creepier.

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2017, 08:41:25 AM »
Wow. I hadn't anh idea he was like that. I never got any message from him, so I guess I should consider myself lucky.


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Re: Bot Accounts
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2017, 10:22:14 AM »
The message I got was simply "ya there? ;) " Not sure whose is creepier.

Not gonna go into detail, but I think I had the creepiest interaction with this guy. Let's just say that I'm glad that perusing the weird side of the internet for years had conditioned my brain :P
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2017, 06:45:24 PM »
I had the creepiest interaction with this guy.

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Re: Bot Accounts
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2017, 03:01:14 AM »
This is not a contest :P

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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2017, 03:07:25 AM »
Let me know if any of you get any more such messages, guys. They're evolving, constant vigilance :P
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Re: Bot Accounts
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2017, 03:30:58 AM »
Ash, you should know by now that I report anything and everything suspicious :P
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