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The spam bots have begun to spread

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Posted 12/2/18 , edited 12/3/18
Just went to Site Support / Minor Questions and checked on how many pages have spam. It is at 214 pages now. CR really needs to do something about this.
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Posted 12/2/18 , edited 12/3/18
200 pages of spam?! That's outrageous.

I think it's time to get serious about this Crunchyroll. I suggest cutting the pay for the Moldovan's from 3 potato's a day down to 2. I know it sounds harsh, but an example must be set here.
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Posted 12/3/18 , edited 12/3/18
In all honesty the mods should temporarily lock down the support site from any posters until they clean it up. Yes it would mean that no one can have their questions answered but at this point what difference would it really make? I mean these spammers can create dozens of accounts within a minute and lets not forget that the 200 pages of spam only go back 2-3 days at most. Going back even a day is 100+ pages.
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Posted 12/4/18 , edited 12/4/18

AedonBlackheart wrote:

In all honesty the mods should temporarily lock down the support site from any posters until they clean it up. Yes it would mean that no one can have their questions answered but at this point what difference would it really make? I mean these spammers can create dozens of accounts within a minute and lets not forget that the 200 pages of spam only go back 2-3 days at most. Going back even a day is 100+ pages.


The moderators don't have any ability to lock down an entire forum section and apparently the CR staff who are responsible are either choosing not to, or it's something that they also can't quickly and easily do.

(It was suggested that some small number of points be required to start topics there, at least as a short-term measure, but apparently that idea was turned down, in favor of some other method, which doesn't seem to be working.)
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Posted 12/4/18 , edited 12/5/18

lorreen wrote:


AedonBlackheart wrote:

In all honesty the mods should temporarily lock down the support site from any posters until they clean it up. Yes it would mean that no one can have their questions answered but at this point what difference would it really make? I mean these spammers can create dozens of accounts within a minute and lets not forget that the 200 pages of spam only go back 2-3 days at most. Going back even a day is 100+ pages.


The moderators don't have any ability to lock down an entire forum section and apparently the CR staff who are responsible are either choosing not to, or it's something that they also can't quickly and easily do.

(It was suggested that some small number of points be required to start topics there, at least as a short-term measure, but apparently that idea was turned down, in favor of some other method, which doesn't seem to be working.)


as an interim, maybe mods could make and sticky a "help thread" in the general section, and point anyone having legitimate issues to post on that thread, so that their posts dont get lost in the swarm of bot posts.
not an ideal solution by a long shot, but thats the most that can be done until the programming staff do something about those non-stop bots.
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Posted 12/7/18 , edited 12/7/18
Couldn't they just limit it to 1 new thread every 5-10 minutes?
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Posted 12/7/18 , edited 12/7/18

marklebid wrote:

Couldn't they just limit it to 1 new thread every 5-10 minutes?


I don't know. The software might not support that capability.
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Posted 12/7/18 , edited 12/7/18

jtjumper wrote:


marklebid wrote:

Couldn't they just limit it to 1 new thread every 5-10 minutes?


I don't know. The software might not support that technology.

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Posted 12/7/18 , edited 12/7/18

kinga750 wrote:


jtjumper wrote:


marklebid wrote:

Couldn't they just limit it to 1 new thread every 5-10 minutes?


I don't know. The software might not support that technology.



Drat. I was tired when I wrote that. What I meant to say was "The software might not support that capability."
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Posted 12/9/18 , edited 12/9/18
CR have now installed a Captcha box you need to tick to post a new topic and the bots seemed to have stopped spamming so problem solved I guess
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Posted 12/9/18 , edited 12/9/18
We live to die another day

...or we live to fight another day.

Whatever one sounds better.

Get back to work thank you
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