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Dreamweaver - 12-9-2008 at 06:32

Does anyone have any idea why when they register, is it always blue christmas theme that is used?
I would have thought the default colour would have been used?


SRD - 12-9-2008 at 06:58

Maybe just trying out how the panel works. (That's a guess :D)


Quaver - 12-9-2008 at 07:37

Perhaps it's a copy of someone's profile.
So who still has blue Christmas theme on?:D


Daz - 12-9-2008 at 08:23

If it were me, I'd remove the theme, until I was satisfied...


John_Little - 12-9-2008 at 11:50

Surely "bots" are not sophisticated enough to actually register and tinker with the controls. That has to be a human.

Lots of humans make money out of posting spam on BBs in great abundance. I dont really understand what they get out of it. Its totally obvious and there cant be many people who are anything than totally annoyed by them inundating their favourite forum with porn links and stuff.


SRD - 12-9-2008 at 12:02

They are designed to test links though, don't forget they trawl through the code, not what you see on the page, so one of the bots may be set up to follow a series of links which ends up in providing that particular set up, or it may be that that is a dead end meaning that it 'stalls' there.


Quaver - 12-9-2008 at 14:02

Quote:
Originally posted by SRD
They are designed to test links though, don't forget they trawl through the code, not what you see on the page, so one of the bots may be set up to follow a series of links which ends up in providing that particular set up, or it may be that that is a dead end meaning that it 'stalls' there.

Why do they like Christmasconfused2


SRD - 12-9-2008 at 14:22

Everyone likes Christmas


apart from Froglet.


John_Little - 12-9-2008 at 15:11

I quite like Christmas when its come and gone. Its all the stress leading up to it I cant stand.


Quaver - 12-9-2008 at 16:57

Quote:
Originally posted by John_Little
Its all the stress leading up to it I cant stand.

3 months to go:D


marymary100 - 12-9-2008 at 17:22

Quote:
Originally posted by Daz
If it were me, I'd remove the theme, until I was satisfied...
It would take a lot more than blue christmas to satisfy me...


Dreamweaver - 12-9-2008 at 18:16

They only register, every one of them is "pending 1st login" within their profile.?


DMWright - 12-9-2008 at 18:19

When Bots register on xmb they automatically select the first theme alphabetically...


Quaver - 12-9-2008 at 18:24

Quote:
Originally posted by DMWright
When Bots register on xmb they automatically select the first theme alphabetically...

That makes sensekewl_glasses


Dreamweaver - 12-9-2008 at 18:31

Quote:
Originally posted by Quaver
Quote:
Originally posted by DMWright
When Bots register on xmb they automatically select the first theme alphabetically...

That makes sensekewl_glasses


Indeed it does :) Thanks DM, I won't have any qualms deleting blue christmas peep then lol :)


delanti - 14-9-2008 at 15:20

How about a theme beginning with A that is blank?waveysmiley


DMWright - 14-9-2008 at 15:42

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Originally posted by delanti
How about a theme beginning with A that is blank?waveysmiley


lol, cruel, but yes, you could make a 'A Bot Trap (don't select)' theme that is all blank, bots will auto select it... but I guess some real members may too... rolls_eyes

I just have the 'delete inactive members' mod installed, and I clear out any 0-post accounts that have not posted within 30 days of joining, which clears out lots of bots, and members who joined but didn't bother to make at least one post...


janet - 14-9-2008 at 15:49

I vote for the creation of a theme entitled, "Aardvark for bots" ;)


Dreamweaver - 14-9-2008 at 16:16

Quote:
Originally posted by DMWright

I just have the 'delete inactive members' mod installed, and I clear out any 0-post accounts that have not posted within 30 days of joining, which clears out lots of bots, and members who joined but didn't bother to make at least one post...


I use that option on a very regular basis...

I also rename the viagra and advertising ones, make one post and put them in trash.


LSemmens - 16-9-2008 at 02:57

Maybe Si could write a little bit of code for a "Aardvark for Bots (do not use)" theme that automatically deletes them. You would then never have to worry about them again. If anyone was stupid enough to select that theme, then they deserve what they (don't) get!


Dreamweaver - 17-9-2008 at 18:32

Quote:
Originally posted by DMWright

I just have the 'delete inactive members' mod installed, and I clear out any 0-post accounts that have not posted within 30 days of joining, which clears out lots of bots, and members who joined but didn't bother to make at least one post...


Problem with that though, is you delete members that have signed up that day and not yet posted :(


giron - 17-9-2008 at 19:16

Quote:
Originally posted by John_Little
Surely "bots" are not sophisticated enough to actually register and tinker with the controls. That has to be a human.



Good point, John, perhaps it's Simon pretending to be a bot? shocked_yellow


DMWright - 17-9-2008 at 19:52

Quote:
Originally posted by giron
Quote:
Originally posted by John_Little
Surely "bots" are not sophisticated enough to actually register and tinker with the controls. That has to be a human.



Good point, John, perhaps it's Simon pretending to be a bot? shocked_yellow


Most Bots are Human controlled.. in fact, you can get a lot of software for joining and spamming forums, indeed a lot of help is available. ;)

This is an instruction vid for XRumer, spamming made easy....

http://blogs.pandasoftware.com/blogs/images/PandaLabs/2007/07/24/xrumer.swf


giron - 17-9-2008 at 20:18

I reckon I'll have a go at making a ' gironbot ' , then I'll be able to nip back to the Purple Place. :D


Quaver - 17-9-2008 at 21:38

Quote:
Originally posted by giron
I reckon I'll have a go at making a ' gironbot ' , then I'll be able to nip back to the Purple Place. :D

You are just saying that, you are never going to do it, no, never:D:D:D (Prove me wrongwaveysmiley)


giron - 17-9-2008 at 22:00

No, of course I wouldn't do it, unless I'm already there, which I'm not, or am I? shocked_yellow

Why do you ask, Ron? :D


Quaver - 17-9-2008 at 22:06

Quote:
Originally posted by giron
I'm already there,

lips_sealed


SRD - 18-9-2008 at 07:23

Still won't be able to post though will you? :D


giron - 18-9-2008 at 20:42

Maybe I will, maybe I won't.

In any case, if they ever find a buyer, the forums will be closed down.

Or so I've been told. ;)


Dreamweaver - 18-9-2008 at 21:09

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giron - 18-9-2008 at 21:28

Quote:
Originally posted by Dreamweaver
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Good post boost, Dot. ;)

Naturally, the rest of the members are afraid to say that, just in case their CUT gets changed by whoever it is that is doing it , but nobody knows the true identity of this person, as he or she is a master of disguise.

BTW, this post isn't a blatant attempt at post boosting, or is it? waveysmiley


TooCute4Words - 19-9-2008 at 09:58

Quote:
Originally posted by giron


BTW, this post isn't a blatant attempt at post boosting, or is it? waveysmiley


Now where have I seen that said before lips_sealed


TooCute4Words - 19-9-2008 at 10:09

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You never said about the family shocked_yellow

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