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Excessive SPAM and the Vanilla Forums

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  • HardmuscleHardmuscle
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    edited July 26, 2017
    Well for one thing, we know that the site isn't https, so there's no security up front at all.

  • TNinjaTNinja
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    I wouldn't trust NEXON too much with automated systems.
  • SherriSherri
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    I missed the ching chang spam?! (not trying to be racist shhh)
    Rhey wrote: »
    We get sum of these @ this time of the year when kids and bored adults with a twisted idea of fun are off from school/college. Previous years before this @ the old forum they were spamming pornographic images. :/

    Ah.. I remember that.
    Still haven't recovered.


    *shiver*
  • CrimsọnCrimsọn
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    edited July 30, 2017
    Hardmuscle wrote: »
    Well for one thing, we know that the site isn't https, so there's no security up front at all.


    So they can't be bothered to buy the corporate version of Vanilla or the SSL certificate.

    What are you doing with our money Nexon? This type of security and spam protection "should" be a drop in the bucket.
  • SherriSherri
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    Ooh hey they're back.
    . . .
  • GretaGreta
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    edited July 30, 2017
    They are doing this every day now.

    I think they are making fun of us...

    Do something Nexon.
  • XiokunXiokun
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    I feel really bad for the GM's having to constantly clean up all this Korean horse poop all over the forums. They have to be approved after 24 hours, right? Maybe we need a way to impose harsher approvings to the new accounts and maybe even scan all accounts somehow in a way that's hard for the bots to get past but easy for humans to get past.

    There has to be a way to stop the bots without hurting the normal, innocent people more than the actual rule breakers. But how? :C
  • CrimsọnCrimsọn
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    edited July 31, 2017
    I feel bad for them too, they honestly have better things to do right now.

    I offered to help with some of the spam because I have odd hours that match up when the bots start spamming. I mean if they want I can work from a ninja account in a unofficial capacity.
  • AquasolAquasol
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    I'll ask about a doublecheck on the settings for the mabi forums, since the bots shouldn't be getting through at all, unless of course the accounts were made prior to the approval system being set.
  • CrimsọnCrimsọn
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    Aquasol wrote: »
    I'll ask about a doublecheck on the settings for the mabi forums, since the bots shouldn't be getting through at all, unless of course the accounts were made prior to the approval system being set.

    I've been curious, why are you not a mod anymore?
  • SherriSherri
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    Those things make me wish I knew Korean so I could translate what they are saying.
    Probably nothing too interesting but I'm still curious.
  • AquasolAquasol
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    Gaea wrote: »
    I've been curious, why are you not a mod anymore?

    I'm still a mod, was only ever one on Vindi; these forums aren't linked to each other so there aren't any honorary titles like there were on the previous forums, at this time anyways.
  • CrimsọnCrimsọn
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    Aquasol wrote: »
    Gaea wrote: »
    I've been curious, why are you not a mod anymore?

    I'm still a mod, was only ever one on Vindi; these forums aren't linked to each other so there aren't any honorary titles like there were on the previous forums, at this time anyways.

    Ah ok.

    Well in reference to your previous comment, these are not pre-existing accounts. Randomly through out the day and mostly at night we'll have anywhere between 10-20 new accounts all registered at the same time. Then a handful of those will start spamming the forums with the same online horse racing junk. Miss and Ryu keep cleaning up and banning them, but it's not doing any good. It keeps happening.

    Some have random letters and numbers for names, some have seemingly legit user names.
  • AquasolAquasol
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    Yeah, I asked about it and dunno if I can speak much on it, but hopefully a fix'll be implemented in the near future.

    I miss the babaji black magic spam at 4am
  • justshowingjustshowing
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    are you guys talking about the Korean texted spam?

    for laughs I went to translate it :D

    its advertising some online horse racing event or something. I thought it was funny that they would advertise that on a mmo game XD

  • BuffalosBuffalos
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    are you guys talking about the Korean texted spam?

    for laughs I went to translate it :D

    its advertising some online horse racing event or something. I thought it was funny that they would advertise that on a mmo game XD

    I actually opened one of the links they were spamming on a tablet and it led me to an iOS download page for a casino app with ripped off assets from Marvel, Capcom, and I'm pretty sure several other popular things I don't know about. It screamed Chinese bootleg to me haha.
  • CrimsọnCrimsọn
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    Aquasol wrote: »
    Yeah, I asked about it and dunno if I can speak much on it, but hopefully a fix'll be implemented in the near future.

    I miss the babaji black magic spam at 4am

    Lol
  • SherriSherri
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    Hm.. if we get Korean spam here.. I wonder if the Korean forums have to deal with English spam? O_ O

    Hmmmm


    Also I wonder if the other Nexon forums have this issue.. (MapleStory forums, uh.. idk any other Nexon games.)
  • CrimsọnCrimsọn
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    Sherri wrote: »
    Hm.. if we get Korean spam here.. I wonder if the Korean forums have to deal with English spam? O_ O

    Hmmmm


    Also I wonder if the other Nexon forums have this issue.. (MapleStory forums, uh.. idk any other Nexon games.)

    Actually it looks like we're the only ones afflicted by this spam. So I think the assumption that the permissions are not quite the same as the other forums is probably correct.
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    The current pattern is a little before 10:30 am korea time.
    Get yo hands off the keyboard Kim Jong Un!