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PostSubject: Bots online?   Tue 11 Dec 2007 - 9:48

I don't know if i should post it here, but what does it mean if there is a bot online?
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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Tue 11 Dec 2007 - 13:41

bot as in on the forum? maybe its a member's nickname i'll check it out
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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Tue 11 Dec 2007 - 13:43

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bot as in on the forum? maybe its a member's nickname i'll check it out

No no no,
it was beneath members, in red letters
'Bot: Yahoo!'

EDIT: but was it seen on the forum?
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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Tue 11 Dec 2007 - 17:26

Saw the "bot".

Workiing on removing it.
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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Wed 12 Dec 2007 - 1:48

Yeah, saw it too.
It must be some kind of advertisement bot - a computer programme designed to leave messages in forums or chatboxes, generally ads or porno-links.
As long as you have to register to post on this forum, I think we have nothing to fear from bots - they can't register so they can't spam.

Tom: don't even try on "removing" the bot: you would have to ban his IP adress but bots keep coming back with new IP each time.
It's like a goblin invasion: you kill dozens of them, but they keep coming, trying to rush your fortress and slaughter your townspeople, and although you have the best archers at your command, positionned on the inner walls, you can't seem to stop them ...

...omg I'm a nerd...

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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Wed 12 Dec 2007 - 2:17

Tortiou wrote:
Yeah, saw it too.
It must be some kind of advertisement bot - a computer programme designed to leave messages in forums or chatboxes, generally ads or porno-links.
As long as you have to register to post on this forum, I think we have nothing to fear from bots - they can't register so they can't spam.

Tom: don't even try on "removing" the bot: you would have to ban his IP adress but bots keep coming back with new IP each time.
It's like a goblin invasion: you kill dozens of them, but they keep coming, trying to rush your fortress and slaughter your townspeople, and although you have the best archers at your command, positionned on the inner walls, you can't seem to stop them ...

...omg I'm a nerd...

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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Wed 12 Dec 2007 - 3:49

lol! @ Tortiou

You're right!

Although I googled around to find out what a "Yahoo Bot" is and I found sites that told me that it was a trojan.
That does not really make sense, because what would that trojan do on the forum? Unless my PC is infected with it, and this virtual "user" acesses the forum over my IP.

Anyway, I think I'll have to ignore it... (making a virus scan on my HDD though).
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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Wed 12 Dec 2007 - 7:09

Nice explanation Tortiou lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Wed 19 Dec 2007 - 12:21

it was online again , but this time, i made a screen shot :


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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Wed 19 Dec 2007 - 13:32

yes I saw it not long ago tbh...don't know what it is
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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Wed 19 Dec 2007 - 13:37

affraid My god! The fabled Yahoo-Bot from Loch Mordheim! Could this really be him?!

No seriously, I have seen that thing before, but I have no clue what it is... I chose to ignore it. We'll see if it deletes my hard drive or not. If it does, we'll know it was a virus/trojan/alien power from outer space.

But thanks for "documenting" it Matt Wink (somebody is using Windows vista!)
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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Thu 20 Dec 2007 - 1:57

np for documenting Smile!

@Admin tom : Haha! wrong! i only use a vista lay-out Very Happy!

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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Fri 21 Dec 2007 - 8:06

Now we got a "google bot" too:

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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Fri 21 Dec 2007 - 11:50

Aha... Looks like Yahoo invited a friend.
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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Fri 21 Dec 2007 - 12:00

Yep- seems like Yahoo was only the spearhead of the invasion. These will be hard times, my friends...

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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Fri 21 Dec 2007 - 12:01

I think this might be good news...

Aparently those are harmless crawlers.
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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Fri 21 Dec 2007 - 12:25

Oh. So we saw a fly and thought it was a dragon.
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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Fri 21 Dec 2007 - 12:50

Yes. You could say we made an "Elefanten aus einer Fliege", we made "a storm in a tea cup", we made "une montagne d'un grain de sable".
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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Fri 21 Dec 2007 - 13:34

Mountain out of a molehill, so to speak.

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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Wed 26 Dec 2007 - 15:37

Msn bot has just arrived;

Yahoo! bot
Google bot (to lazy to search out the colors)
msn bot

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PostSubject: Re: Bots online?   Fri 28 Dec 2007 - 17:27

Since we have survived the repeated attacks of the dreaded killer-bots unharmed, I think we can safely close this thread now Smile

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