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OMG, What's going on here?

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  • ClawStaffClawStaff
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    edited November 2016
    Seriously again?
  • AKradianAKradian
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    edited November 2016
    Neospector


    It has nothing to do with servers. Me, MegaScience, and Invulgo (and occasionally the Nexon staff) manually approve users for the forums. We don't have much to go on with regard to whether or not they're bots; their email is obscured, the names can look legitimate, and there are often legitimate users who have random-character names (yes, it does happen). I've declined more applications for bad words in the names than I have because they look like bots.
    It's not a pretty solution, nor the best, but it cuts back on the spam if nothing else.
    Maybe, instead of the membership itself having to wait for approval (which, as you said, you have little to go on when making the decision), make a new account's first post (or first N posts) have to get approval.
    MaplerOver9000
  • forumsareannoyingforumsareannoying
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    edited November 2016
    Come on guys. Nexon has hired someone to teach us the Korean language. Or Chinese. Let's be thankful.
    Calwyn
  • SandwichSandwich
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    edited November 2016
    Bots spamming the forums? This is new to me. And extremely hilarious.
  • ClawStaffClawStaff
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    edited November 2016
    I suggested Nexon use Captchas before, and this is the exact reason. Right now there's nothing to slow bot accounts.
  • LeeTbeatsLeeTbeats
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    edited November 2016
    this thread is the only shining light in this whole place.

    But srsly, what are these bots trying to accomplish? I copied their text into a translator and found nothing comprehensible. If they're trying to make money or something it doesn't make any sense.
  • NeospectorNeospector
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    edited November 2016
    LeeTbeats
    LeeTbeats said:

    this thread is the only shining light in this whole place.

    But srsly, what are these bots trying to accomplish? I copied their text into a translator and found nothing comprehensible. If they're trying to make money or something it doesn't make any sense.
    I honestly don't know either, I don't know anyone stupid enough to fall for them, and personally I think they're inefficient advertising.

    I've been told that it's not about getting people to fall for anything, but about getting clicks to the website. Which I still don't think anyone is stupid enough to do, but whatever, I don't know much about the details of spam bots.
    As for why they're incomprehensible, most bots tend to be, even when in English. I think it's a defense mechanism against post filters that scan for certain phrases or something.

    The best thing you can do is ignore and report them. Don't give them attention, which is just encouraging them.
    Dreamllusion
  • forumsareannoyingforumsareannoying
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    edited November 2016
    Neospector

    LeeTbeats
    LeeTbeats said:

    this thread is the only shining light in this whole place.

    But srsly, what are these bots trying to accomplish? I copied their text into a translator and found nothing comprehensible. If they're trying to make money or something it doesn't make any sense.
    I honestly don't know either, I don't know anyone stupid enough to fall for them, and personally I think they're inefficient advertising.

    I've been told that it's not about getting people to fall for anything, but about getting clicks to the website. Which I still don't think anyone is stupid enough to do, but whatever, I don't know much about the details of spam bots.
    As for why they're incomprehensible, most bots tend to be, even when in English. I think it's a defense mechanism against post filters that scan for certain phrases or something.

    The best thing you can do is ignore and report them. Don't give them attention, which is just encouraging them.
    I think it's them just trying to mess with nexon for being such a bad company. But then again that's just what I hope is happening.
  • IvangoldIvangold
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    edited November 2016
    First time seeying these spam of posts f6, well good job on removing those, i couldn't even see them the other times xD.
    Still confused on why this happens...
  • MegaScienceMegaScience
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    edited November 2016
    Sigh. Figures I get a good sleep schedule and they come back.
  • MaryseMaryse
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    edited November 2016
    Sandwich
    Sandwich said:

    Bots spamming the forums? This is new to me. And extremely hilarious.
    A few years back we'd get people spam... adult entertainment gifs and pictures on the old forums.
  • AKradianAKradian
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    edited November 2016
    MegaScience

    Sigh. Figures I get a good sleep schedule and they come back.
    Must be fun to be a VFM.
  • DreamllusionDreamllusion
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    edited November 2016
    Is there anything else that the admins and VFM plans to do to further increase anti-spamming protections, or against bots? As of right now, there are nasty posts from them, it's crazy. :(

    I give you my support regarding this :)
  • genji123genji123
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    edited November 2016
    5th fix is the charm.
  • ClawStaffClawStaff
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    edited November 2016
    And again, same time on Friday.
  • InvulgoInvulgo
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    edited November 2016
    Bye bye spam.
    Lilyflower
  • MaryseMaryse
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    edited November 2016
    AKradian
    AKradian said:

    MegaScience

    Sigh. Figures I get a good sleep schedule and they come back.
    Must be fun to be a VFM.
    (it isn't)
  • NeospectorNeospector
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    edited November 2016
    Maryse
    Maryse said:

    AKradian
    AKradian said:

    MegaScience

    Sigh. Figures I get a good sleep schedule and they come back.
    Must be fun to be a VFM.
    (it isn't)
    It's a little fun.
  • MaryseMaryse
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    edited November 2016
    Neospector

    It's a little fun.
    It's definitely more chill nowadays.
  • AKradianAKradian
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    edited November 2016
    I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Nexon fixes issues with the forums with the same alacrity and thoroughness they do issues with the game.

    Especially when the VFMs are there to clean up the mess every morning.
    Lilyflower