Yo, Spambot!

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Yo, Spambot!

Postby jens_restemeier » Sat May 23, 2015 9:54 pm

I am slightly disappointed that I have to spend my evening deleting accounts instead of drinking beer and watching movies, but if you want to contact me my address is jens@playtonicgames.com .

If you sent an email over Kickstarter, we received literally thousands of emails (I personally answered about 1000 over the first weekend). We are getting through everything, but some questions don't really have an answer, yet. Either because the ink isn't dry on the contracts, yet, or because we don't know ourselves, and we'll have to work it out over the next few months.

I disabled account registrations for the moment.

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby waffleme3 » Sat May 23, 2015 9:58 pm

Jems, You should make it so you have ti putnan email, verity to email, and can only use the email one. Also you should get some Gmods to help you as well
/flys with lord helix

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby TrenteR » Sat May 23, 2015 9:59 pm

Okay thanks for the heads up.

I don't know the registration.
There are several ways to prevent this, but still yhe weekend is done.

But well at least it stopped.

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby Waverunner » Sat May 23, 2015 9:59 pm

I've actually found the Spam Bot on Skype after doing some research (aka, a quick Google Search of "4Chan" and "Yooka-Leylee). He was jackass, but not too much of a jackass, and kind of an idiot if he posted his Personal Skype account on a 4chan Spam attempt. And yes, I chatted with him personally. He kept going on about how he did it because he thought the forum was dead, and I asked him if it was because of the "shadow blobs", and he seemed confused.

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby TrenteR » Sat May 23, 2015 10:01 pm

Please don't call some people out on the internet. Yeah he is a douche, but pls keep calm. That wasn't even a real attack.

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby Yavga » Sat May 23, 2015 10:05 pm

Thank you for your quick work.
Stop picking your nose

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby Waverunner » Sat May 23, 2015 10:05 pm


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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby jens_restemeier » Sat May 23, 2015 10:16 pm

Okay, then. Mailinator is blocked as mail registration domain. And I think I deleted all inactive accounts that looked like automatically generated user ids. Apologies to anyone else I accidentally deleted!

I'll re-enable registration tomorrow, if I don't forget.

If whoever did this thought we offended him in any way, please talk about this. The internet is a horrible place, but in many cases it is just a lost message or a flood of messages, and no malice.

If you did it for the lulz, well, DUDE! We are planning to make a fun little game. You could use this energy to make the world a better place.

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby Yavga » Sat May 23, 2015 10:20 pm

Stop picking your nose

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby TrenteR » Sat May 23, 2015 10:21 pm


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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby Taylor » Sat May 23, 2015 10:25 pm

If possible, make all new accounts need to be approved by a moderator. I'm online every day and don't mind approving accounts that don't look automatically generated. We don't usually get many new members anyway.
Taylonic Ltd.

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby CHAINMAILLEKID » Sun May 24, 2015 12:21 am

Make it so that in order to register, you have to find all the hidden objects spread throughout the forum.

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby waffleme3 » Sun May 24, 2015 1:17 am

/flys with lord helix

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby chameleojack » Sun May 24, 2015 4:29 am

Rule-of-thumb: delete everyone with usernames ending with four numbers that aren't between 1980 and 2000.

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby jens_restemeier » Sun May 24, 2015 7:06 am

User registrations are open again and I made a backup as well.

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby zeo » Sun May 24, 2015 8:58 am

Looks like the spambot has a lot of time on his/her hands looking at the first 5 pages now.

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby TrenteR » Sun May 24, 2015 9:20 am

Yeah this time i would choose Taylor's idea.
Gosh this guy.

Edit: The guest number, seems to just go up. Is he tryinng to DDos?

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby jens_restemeier » Sun May 24, 2015 9:39 am

Registrations are disabled again until I can set up a better captcha. Not something I wanted to spend my bank holiday weekend on...

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Re: Yo, Spambot!

Postby Yavga » Sun May 24, 2015 10:17 am

Stop picking your nose


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