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Possible bot
#1
the user @archerytagequipment appears to possibly be a bot, but all I have is suspicions (as they haven't posted anything, nor activated their account, the only possible evidence I have is the  advertisy/spammy looking bio) but seeing as they have yet to do anything to definitively prove it one way or the other I haven't (officially) reported this user. maybe a mod could look into this user and check?
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#2
Looks pretty much like a SpamBot, indeed - good catch! These again... I'd report it anyway so that it reaches a Mod, though whether it makes sense to block it if there's no definitive evidence/they haven't posted anything yet - I'd guess not?
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#3
Ah, here we go: a quote (from here) on the type of bot that user is as well as a user that just joined (as of this post)
@hmdcarpet

Quote:Alternatively, the spam links are posted in the user's signature, in which case the spambot will never post. The link sits quietly in the signature field, where it is more likely to be harvested by search engine spiders than discovered by forum administrators and moderators.

so just as annoying as the other variety of spambots.
now if you'll excuse me *goes to member list to flush out the rest of these spam bots*
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#4
Quote:Alternatively, the spam links are posted in the user's signature, in which case the spambot will never post. The link sits quietly in the signature field, where it is more likely to be harvested by search engine spiders than discovered by forum administrators and moderators.

I guess that's why using the Report Button as a User is important so that the Admins and Mods can take actions! :>
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#5
got some more, haven't reported yet as I'm still smoking more out.
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=3811
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=3467
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=3257
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=3154
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=3100
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=2989
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=2934
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=2920
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=2910
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=2778
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=2716
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=2645
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=2624
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=2613
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=2463
https://pokemonuranium.co/forum/member.p...e&uid=1237
(please excuse the link-heavy post)
EDIT: So far, these are all the ones that I noticed, but there may be more lurking around.
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#6
Please use the Report function for users believed to be bots, this will notify Cody, Iron and I so we can take a look.
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#7
No chance any of those are human. I kicked 'em all out. I'm sure they'll be back under a different name, but at least we aren't getting those floods of spam posts we used to get.
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#8
(07-24-2018, 01:45 PM)Iron Wrote: No chance any of those are human. I kicked 'em all out. I'm sure they'll be back under a different name, but at least we aren't getting those floods of spam posts we used to get.

I still have nightmares about those days, the great spam bot rebellion, filling threads with their evil ads of Russian marriages, discounted name brand shoes and cheap prescription drugs.

It haunts me.
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