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    So, there's been a lot of it over the last two weeks. I've caught a lot of it popping up between 2am-5am. That stuff the rest of ya'll may not have ever seen because I caught it/deleted it/banned member so quickly (and it was so late at night). I'm sure the rest of y'all have caught stuff I haven't seen, too. Anyway, I just banned another account and deleted some of the posts.

    MODS: If you were not aware this was going on, please be extra vigilant for awhile.

    EVERYONE ELSE: Please bear with us if we don't catch this stuff right away. We are trying our best!All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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    shut it all down. can't deal.somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
    • CommentAuthortristan
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2014
     
    I heard there's an alternate boston bikes forum we could useascott430 - "Was going to build it up into a fixed gear until I realized I'd rather spend money and time on mountain bikes."
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2014
     
    Fuck this. Spambot for mod.We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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    to zev's forum!somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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    tristan:I heard there's an alternate boston bikes forum we could use

    lolol

    I've caught 2 or 3 recently too, although I reserve the right to not delete spam comments if someone replies to them in a way that makes me laugh.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    ^ Totally.All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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    I still like the one that was quoting Craig from a couple years back. Maybe craig is actually a spambot sent from the future.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
    • CommentAuthorJimi
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2014
     
    I think we're gettin spammed again... by one emonclervest..Hi, my name is Jimi and I'm a bike addict
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    on itDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    I prefer to think of them as Coven Smelter though.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    How ironic this thread got bumped by spammers. I'm in the process of deleting the >80 spam comments but I'm at work and the forum is so slow it may take me all day.

    ETA over 100 spams but at least the forum is working fasterDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2017
     
    Sooooo muuuuuch spaaaaaam. Thanks for handling, Mr. Fries!Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    by my count (may be slightly low even)

    316 comments from 17 bot accounts. Average comments/bot: 18.6, median 17, range 1-52. nerdalertDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2017
     
    bostonspam.us"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    not agaaainnnnnDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    seanile mick:shut it all down. can't deal.
    somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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    neverrrrrrrr

    and not just because i don't have the power to do itDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2018
     
    I love it when the spam thread gets bumped by spambots. So meta!Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    it's something all right

    i do get a chuckleDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    This is getting out of hand, ~30 spam comments deleted this morning, 10-15 a couple days ago.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    I WILL NEVER GIVE UPDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2018
     
    Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2018
     
    Damn, we're getting slammed lately"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    Yeah, nothing compared to Thanksgiving though!DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2018
     
    What happened to the bots with real person names, and could sort of carry on a conversation?
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    I miss them too.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2018
     
    come to assume 2+ most recent posts by the same person = spammer. bad news about yourself, surprisefries...That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    oh no, finally unmasked!DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2018
     
    How difficult would it be to get a captcha added to the new account process tho?"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    I don't know but afaik only brandon can do that kind of thing and he's been MIA from the site for years (but apparently still pays for the hosting). IIRC Lauren/rattatack and EPICstratton are higher-level mods than I am. I'll ping Stratton about it bc this is getting super out of hand.


    However

    surprisefries:I WILL NEVER GIVE UP
    DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    AAAH I JUST CAUGHT A SPAMMER IN THE ACT

    BANNED MOTHERFUCKER WHAT

    YEEAAAAAAAASSSSDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    2 more. same IP. I know it's a bot but I like thinking that I'm fighting with an actual person in China.

    Just realized brandon's email is in his profile so I dropped him a line, we'll see what he says.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    Brandon got back to me right away and set up a validation step last night! He and I will both check regularly so that any legit new user will get validated quickly. woohoo!DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2018
     
    Whoa! Nice! I think spammers are a huge reason why this site has fallen out of use. Also sweet fixies are so 2k5. And me. But good job on fighting the good fight!Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2018
     
    ^^Lol, the timing could not be more ironic.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    Woohoo, approval process works!

    Oi, stupid useless surprisefries must have forgotten to ban ^^^that one.
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    shut up, you

    now i deleted the comment and none of that makes sense!DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2018
     
    lol"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    oi another sleeper account, or one i forgot to ban. we should be able to just wait these out. Interestingly all the recent ones have been from the same IP, but this one is different.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorwhoagirl!
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2018
     
    whoa!Whoa!
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    Kind of hilarious that now the spammers turned to accounts I missed in my banning spree. Like the last gasp.

    Haven't paid too much attention, but it seems like most all of them are coming from 2 IP addresses, 151.106.4.113 (most of them) or 220.181.165.199.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2018
     
    bleakly funny that the spammers have made this place so unusable that almost no one comes, so then no one sees their shitty shitty posts that don't formatThat may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    yeah. well now that the problem seems to be solved, who knows? All the spam in the last several days are from accounts created before brandon set up the verification.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2018
     
    Sweeeet. I saw several unread threads and was pleasantly surprised that all were actual content!Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    still some spam popping up but it's all from accounts created before brandon added verification, ones that I apparently missed with the modsmashingDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    interestingly the most recent one has an IP listed as from Chicago (107.150.29.100), whereas most all of the previous ones (including the heaviest hitters) were from China.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2018
     
    Weird. I would think the spambots would somehow use IP masking or VPN.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    It's like they're just not even trying anymore *sniff*DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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    surprisefries:It's like they're just not even trying anymore *sniff*

    somebody turn the lights off on this place already.