The Bots Are Back!

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The Bots Are Back!

« posted: 3 years ago »
I just wanted to apologize to everyone - the bots are back. I thought I had increased the security setting to keep them out, but apparently it wasn't enough. If you see a new user that posts two almost nonsense, almost coherent replies to threads, especially really old threads, it's probably one of these bots and I will clean up as soon as I notice.

I don't know what their goal is - they aren't spamming. My guess is that they are an automated system. If they don't get deleted, it probably acts as an indicator that the forum is not watched or moderated well, and then they can come in and post spam. But that is only a guess, I've never let them go long enough to find out. ;)
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