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How Long Will it Take for the 'Watch Whatever Movie On-line' Spammer to Figure Out It's Hopeless

DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,203 Volunteer Moderator
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How Long Will it Take for the 'Watch Whatever Movie On-line' Spammer to Figure Out It's Hopeless 8 votes

More Than 6 Months - They have much more time on their hands than intelligence in their head
75%
nalex66Techy111TadinMorgrumKlodsBrikRattyUK 6 votes
Between 1 and 6 Months - Maybe there's another forum that doesn't monitor posts so much
12%
DaftnDirect 1 vote
Less than a month - Becasue it only take 3 clicks to ban a spammer, 4 clicks including deleteing all their posts
12%
TragicDelight 1 vote

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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,203 Volunteer Moderator
    Between 1 and 6 Months - Maybe there's another forum that doesn't monitor posts so much

    Could I also ask Oculus' forum maintenance team (there is one right?) if it's at all possible to add a rule to the spam filter to pick these posts up automatically? they all follow the same pattern so it shouldn't be too difficult.

    Not that I don't mind the satisfying feeling of deleting the f***er's posts :)

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  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,595 Volunteer Moderator
    At least they are so easy to spot and search for. Maybe we shouldn't let them know it's hopeless, they might try something more effective than brute force.

    We've banned 37 users over the last week.
    (*waits for some conspiracy nut to claim we are banning to hide Rift-S complaints or some other crap*)
  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,767 Valuable Player
    Probably the same amount of time it takes for the email blackmailer to realise that after 100 emails saying they have a video of me pleasuring myself (which they would like to share with my friends, family and contacts in two weeks unless I pay them bitcoin) I don't care and call their bluff seeing as months have passed since the two week deadline. It's just autobot emails now I guess. I assume someone somewhere will fall for it though.


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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,203 Volunteer Moderator
    Between 1 and 6 Months - Maybe there's another forum that doesn't monitor posts so much
    kojack said:
    At least they are so easy to spot and search for. Maybe we shouldn't let them know it's hopeless, they might try something more effective than brute force.

    We've banned 37 users over the last week.
    (*waits for some conspiracy nut to claim we are banning to hide Rift-S complaints or some other crap*)
    Yeah, 5 per day sounds about right. I wish we had access to the spam rules... although that kind of power would definitely fuel a conspiracy or 2, and my megalomania.
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,104 Valuable Player
    You're just banning to hide Rift S complaints or some other crap.

     B)  :D
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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,488 Volunteer Moderator
    More Than 6 Months - They have much more time on their hands than intelligence in their head
    Probably the same amount of time it takes for the email blackmailer to realise that after 100 emails saying they have a video of me pleasuring myself (which they would like to share with my friends, family and contacts in two weeks unless I pay them bitcoin) I don't care and call their bluff seeing as months have passed since the two week deadline. It's just autobot emails now I guess. I assume someone somewhere will fall for it though.
    Don't you be worrying mate, I seen them a few weeks ago....nothing special ;)
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  • sford52sford52 Posts: 174
    Art3mis
    Wait - You mean I can watch whatever movie online?
     
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,203 Volunteer Moderator
    Between 1 and 6 Months - Maybe there's another forum that doesn't monitor posts so much

    mmm could this have been resolved? thanks to @ShowbizDonkey for helping out - hope I'm not speaking too soon!!! and I'll miss that ****ing ***ker. (the spammer I mean, not Showbiz).

    Anyway, if anyone sees what they think is a suspect post, please free to tag the mods in that post or message us, cos we may not read everything.

    And it goes without saying, don't click on any links, even if they're harmless (and they're very possibly not), each click may be being counted and adds to the incentive to a spammer to post more.

    thankyou :)

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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,104 Valuable Player
    But what if I actually want to watch Whatever online? I've heard that it's a really good film based on the life of a teenager.

    Whatevah!  :D
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,203 Volunteer Moderator
    Between 1 and 6 Months - Maybe there's another forum that doesn't monitor posts so much
    snowdog said:
    But what if I actually want to watch Whatever online? I've heard that it's a really good film based on the life of a teenager.

    Whatevah!  :D
    you've watched too many of those snow... you'll get hairy knuckles
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  • RattyUKRattyUK Posts: 937
    3Jane
    More Than 6 Months - They have much more time on their hands than intelligence in their head
    Having a couple of mods tags in my desktop yellow notes, just in case, has been fun :)
    Interesting how recently the spam moved to the quest sub-forum...
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,595 Volunteer Moderator

    mmm could this have been resolved?

    Nope, got a couple more today.

  • KlodsBrikKlodsBrik Posts: 1,197
    Wintermute
    More Than 6 Months - They have much more time on their hands than intelligence in their head
    IMDB is my favorite goto site when it comes to entertainment.
    But why spam links directed to i?. Actually I kinda likes this spammer trolling methods.
    I meen, look he/shes got their own tread / poll on our forum ! ?
    Be good, die great !
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,203 Volunteer Moderator
    Between 1 and 6 Months - Maybe there's another forum that doesn't monitor posts so much
    kojack said:

    mmm could this have been resolved?

    Nope, got a couple more today.

    Oh dear, he must have been on a break. I’ll keep logging in early and catch the morning posts. I feel a resolution on the way though,
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,203 Volunteer Moderator
    Between 1 and 6 Months - Maybe there's another forum that doesn't monitor posts so much
    KlodsBrik said:
    IMDB is my favorite goto site when it comes to entertainment.
    But why spam links directed to i?. Actually I kinda likes this spammer trolling methods.
    I meen, look he/shes got their own tread / poll on our forum ! ?
    There’s a persistency that’s either admirable or idiotic, I’ll go with the latter.
    I’ve been looking after my sister’s dog for the last couple weeks and I swear it has more purpose to its life than this spammer.
    She just has a bad tendency to eat other dog’s poo if she’s given half a chance.
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,203 Volunteer Moderator
    Between 1 and 6 Months - Maybe there's another forum that doesn't monitor posts so much
    RattyUK said:
    Having a couple of mods tags in my desktop yellow notes, just in case, has been fun :)
    Interesting how recently the spam moved to the quest sub-forum...
    Wonder if it’s a measure of how well a headset is doing?
    Do they have to deal with much spam on the Index forum? 😉
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,595 Volunteer Moderator
    KlodsBrik said:
    IMDB is my favorite goto site when it comes to entertainment.
    But why spam links directed to i?. Actually I kinda likes this spammer trolling methods.
    I meen, look he/shes got their own tread / poll on our forum ! ?
    I think they do it because a link to IMDB looks legitimate. Most forums wouldn't want to ban all IMDB links, and they put the pirate links at the top of a real list of IMDB movies.

  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,488 Volunteer Moderator
    More Than 6 Months - They have much more time on their hands than intelligence in their head
    Banned 2 this morning, getting crafty now, first post was in German !!!
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,203 Volunteer Moderator
    edited October 30
    Between 1 and 6 Months - Maybe there's another forum that doesn't monitor posts so much
    Techy111 said:
    Banned 2 this morning, getting crafty now, first post was in German !!!


    Seems to be increasing too, or at least the posting times are changing, just banned another 2 more.

    @ShowbizDonkey help!!

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  • ShowbizDonkeyShowbizDonkey Posts: 148 Oculus Staff
    Techy111 said:
    Banned 2 this morning, getting crafty now, first post was in German !!!


    Seems to be increasing too, or at least the posting times are changing, just banned another 2 more.

    @ShowbizDonkey help!!

    :( Thanks for reporting. I'll look into it.
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