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wissa

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 11:59 am

Quote: the bungalo bill @ Jan. 01 2013, 10:28 am

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>And by me, and by many others. The problem started happening after CAPTCHA was introduced. As I recalled, CAPTCHA was already in place when the account "Ambassadore_Abzorbaloff" showed up. So who do you suppose would know better: one person who didn't come to these boards until after CAPTCHA was introduced, or multiple people who've been here for years? Unless, of course, if you are suggesting that you were/have been here under a different name, which would indicate you are a dual or a previously banned member.

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bazinga


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FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jan. 01 2013, 7:02 pm

Quote: wissa @ Jan. 01 2013, 11:59 am

Quote: the bungalo bill @ Jan. 01 2013, 10:28 am

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>And by me, and by many others. The problem started happening after CAPTCHA was introduced. As I recalled, CAPTCHA was already in place when the account "Ambassadore_Abzorbaloff" showed up. So who do you suppose would know better: one person who didn't come to these boards until after CAPTCHA was introduced, or multiple people who've been here for years? Unless, of course, if you are suggesting that you were/have been here under a different name, which would indicate you are a dual or a previously banned member.

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bazinga

I wonder how long it's going to take before SomerChud is removed for the umpteenth time....


Broadstorm

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 1:20 am

Not to get off topic, but BamBam, how did you do that rotating (several images) thing on your posts?

Broadstorm

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 5:12 am

I was just posting in another discussion, and (as others have mentioned already) had to hit the refresh mulitple times because it was illegible.  In one of the occurences, the first..."word" had 2 lines!  Has anyone else seen this?

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 8:26 am

Quote: Broadstorm @ Jan. 02 2013, 1:20 am

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>Not to get off topic, but BamBam, how did you do that rotating (several images) thing on your posts?

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The image is just an animated GIF file.  I'm no graphics artist (I miss Roboto!), but I created a few individual image files (all the same size) and then used one of the many free online animated GIF utilities to merge them into a single GIF.  I then put the image into my signature.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 8:28 am

Quote: Broadstorm @ Jan. 02 2013, 5:12 am

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>I was just posting in another discussion, and (as others have mentioned already) had to hit the refresh mulitple times because it was illegible.  In one of the occurences, the first..."word" had 2 lines!  Has anyone else seen this?

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Yea... I've seen the two lines of stuff before - I just refresh the CAPTCHA everytime I see it.

CO_Fowler

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 12:13 pm

I seem to recall that even after the CAPTCHA thing was added that a spammer was able to flood the boards fairly quickly and it seemed almost easily.  So if that spammer was able to get around the CAPTCHA then how exactly is it keeping spammers and trolls out since I also see that there are still trolls around.


In my opinion, it seems like the only ones that this CAPTCHA is keeping out is other users/members.  I know I don't post as much since having to deal with CAPTCHA's, esp when one can't even make heads or tails out of most of the ones that show up

Broadstorm

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 2:47 pm

Quote: CO_Fowler @ Jan. 02 2013, 12:13 pm

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>I seem to recall that even after the CAPTCHA thing was added that a spammer was able to flood the boards fairly quickly and it seemed almost easily.  So if that spammer was able to get around the CAPTCHA then how exactly is it keeping spammers and trolls out since I also see that there are still trolls around.

>In my opinion, it seems like the only ones that this CAPTCHA is keeping out is other users/members.  I know I don't post as much since having to deal with CAPTCHA's, esp when one can't even make heads or tails out of most of the ones that show up

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You are definitey correct that the spamming continued after this was added on.  I logged in ocne to see a few thousand "I typed _______ ________ to post this."  posts.  The blanks were apparently what the capcha image had.

corndogs

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 4:06 pm

Just took me nine tries at getting the captcha correct, so I gave up and backed out of the thread.


 

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 4:15 pm

Quote: Broadstorm @ Jan. 02 2013, 2:47 pm

Quote: CO_Fowler @ Jan. 02 2013, 12:13 pm

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>I seem to recall that even after the CAPTCHA thing was added that a spammer was able to flood the boards fairly quickly and it seemed almost easily.  So if that spammer was able to get around the CAPTCHA then how exactly is it keeping spammers and trolls out since I also see that there are still trolls around.

>In my opinion, it seems like the only ones that this CAPTCHA is keeping out is other users/members.  I know I don't post as much since having to deal with CAPTCHA's, esp when one can't even make heads or tails out of most of the ones that show up

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You are definitey correct that the spamming continued after this was added on.  I logged in ocne to see a few thousand "I typed _______ ________ to post this."  posts.  The blanks were apparently what the capcha image had.

Yea..., it's quite easy to set up a macro to do things like that.  Those of us in the IT industry do it all the the time to test things.  I'm glad that something was finally done to stop that idiot from spamming us.... now if we could only get rid of SomerChud...

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 5:03 pm

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>I don't think anything was done on the administrative end to keep the spammer out, Admiral BamBam.

>I know members of The Old Guard made appeals to the spammer to stop his attacks because of what they were doing to the site. I think stcomsucks finally realized what he was doing was counterproductive and halted the attacks. It seems reason prevailed in the end. The spammer even gave those that saw it a major present when he dropped the docs on Somerled, right in his expansive lap, at The Butt Board.

>This is why we laugh at Somerled accusing Starbase63 of being the spammer and vice versa. Why we laugh every time they accuse a noob of being SB63, or trekbuff, or Stevegojira, or TheChronicOne, or ZeroArmour just because it's a noob, or someone who did nothing more than choose the same avatar as one of The Old Guard - they think that makes things "obvious" - It's just not true, and laughable that Somerled and probably Scooby - who posted above - believes it. Somerled would love it if people believed The Old Guard actually wanted to bring down st.com, but again, that's HIS agenda, not that of The Old Guard. We wait. We watch. And we laugh a lot.

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Possible.  And now he and another troll are accusing new members of being me (just because they agree with some of my points) - probably in hopes of stopping them from posting and getting me banned too.


 


Oh, and I don't see the connection between Corndogs and Scooby - I personally haven't seen the same pattern.

darmokattanagra

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 6:38 pm

And now he and another troll are accusing new members of being me (just because they agree with some of my points)


You post far-right propaganda day after day after day on a website full of "socialists" who "hate liberty" and I'm the troll?


lol

Sehlat123

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Report this Jan. 02 2013, 9:59 pm

Quote: darmokattanagra @ Jan. 02 2013, 6:38 pm

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>And now he and another troll are accusing new members of being me (just because they agree with some of my points)

>You post far-right propaganda day after day after day on a website full of "socialists" who "hate liberty" and I'm the troll?

>lol

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they're not really as far right as you think Or propaganda, but I can testify that I am not the Admiral. 


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Broadstorm

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Report this Jan. 07 2013, 6:16 am

I just saw one of the captcha "words" made up of 12, yes 12, words turns 90 degrees and cut off.  Perhaps it has been affected by an Iconian probe.

DS9_FOREVER!

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Report this Jan. 20 2013, 5:30 am

Well, we see again that the CAPTCHA doesn't stopp spam or trolling.


 


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