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Nexon, please address the botting situation.

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  • HardmuscleHardmuscle
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    Buffalos wrote: »
    Policroma wrote: »
    Well, somebody's "approving" these bots if the top of the forum is to be believed.

    Honestly, I think it might be easier to require new threads to be "approved" until a mod flags the account as an actual human. (Should only be once for most people.)

    That sounds a lot like what "new forum users have to be approved before posting" was supposed to do. The only difference is where the approval step occurs (before a thread is written vs after), and that step seems to be...not working right.
    Hardmuscle wrote: »
    I predict the person doing this is a dirtbag who speaks English natively (hates being referred to as a 3 year old) and thinks it's an insult to use Korean, when spamming. That's why they do it. It's like an enraged monkey slinging feces at a wall; Except when they do it, it's because they didn't get what they want from gachapon or something really stupid. I'd bet my bottom dollar their IP pool is in N. America without a proxy.

    Theory milling who could be behind this won't get us anywhere, but I doubt this is some dirtbag who has a hate crush on Nexon. The links they are posting that I've looked at do lead to some app store pages that are real (albeit, it's Chinese Bootleg "real"). If anything they're wanting people to install malware to do...something.
    I wasn't theory milling anything. My last communication with 'the bot' was in English and was initiated after my calling them a 3 year old.

    I rarely say things for my health..

  • BuffalosBuffalos
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    Hardmuscle wrote: »
    I wasn't theory milling anything. My last communication with 'the bot' was in English and was initiated after my calling them a 3 year old.

    I rarely say things for my health..

    Wasn't implying you were theory milling, it was me saying "I DON'T LIKE THIS BUT"
    Hardmuscle
  • badnewsbarrettbadnewsbarrett
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    Like I said back on the first page, why not try implementing a questionnaire new forum users have to answer before they can be approved?
    Hardmuscle
  • HardmuscleHardmuscle
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    Like I said back on the first page, why not try implementing a questionnaire new forum users have to answer before they can be approved?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_cognition

  • AtaraxizAtaraxiz
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    I JUST got on this morning and bots had already started posting new threads as I got online :/