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bot storms

Post by rlown » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:30 pm

What is up with the bot storms lately?








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Re: bot storms

Post by ERIC » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:52 am

At this point, it appears to be pretty normal. Usually only lasts for a few days.
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Re: bot storms

Post by rlown » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:37 pm

Might as well not show the stats anymore. They seem to be pushing 500-1000 every day.

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Re: bot storms

Post by ERIC » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:50 am

I was able to track down and block a Chinese search engine crawler that's been part of, if not all of the problem.
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Re: bot storms

Post by rlown » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:53 am

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Re: bot storms

Post by Wandering Daisy » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:10 am

I think we have some scam stuff today. Could you check it out? If I go to the post and notify this way, is there any chance my computer will get infected?

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Re: bot storms

Post by ERIC » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:12 am

Hey WD. Sorry, I'm not following. What are you observing that leads you to believe there is scam stuff going on? A particular post? PM?
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Re: bot storms

Post by Wandering Daisy » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:08 am

The two posts have now been removed. Someone else must have done this. Thanks for the reassurance that flagging these posts will not infect my computer. It was in the backpacking sub-forum.

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Re: bot storms

Post by ERIC » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:47 am

Oh, I see what you were asking now. No, using the "report this post" button is not only safe, its use is appreciated by the Admin/Mod team. When you do report a post, we get notified with a direct link to the post and it gets taken care of much more quickly.
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Re: bot storms

Post by maverick » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:30 pm

The two posts have now been removed. Someone else must have done this.
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