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Old 07/23/2018   #16
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Strangelove wrote: why stop at just spambots

why not everything

none are free of sin

(j/k don't delete everything)
Could do a Thanos and just delete half.
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Old 07/23/2018   #17
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Forgive me for not knowing what this means, but am I at risk of losing my account? What do I have to do to avoid in losing it other than not doing lots of bad things?
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Old 07/23/2018   #18
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Tashasaurous wrote: Forgive me for not knowing what this means, but am I at risk of losing my account? What do I have to do to avoid in losing it other than not doing lots of bad things?
I can break this down for you.

Cthulhu wrote: * Recalculate post counts - that way, spambots who have had their posts deleted will show up as having 0 posts.
* Move banned users with 0 posts to the Spambot usergroup
* Nuke all users in the Spambot usergroup from orbit. Hard delete, etc.
So, the two questions you need to ask yourself are:

• Are you a spambot with all of your posts deleted from the visible forum?
• Is your account currently banned while having 0 posts?

If either of the above are true, your account will be deleted.

Assuming that you did actually make the post that I am quoting just now in the thread where I am replying to it, there is no possible way for either of those statements to be true at this moment.







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Old 07/23/2018   #19
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X-SOLDIER wrote:
Tashasaurous wrote: Forgive me for not knowing what this means, but am I at risk of losing my account? What do I have to do to avoid in losing it other than not doing lots of bad things?
I can break this down for you.

Cthulhu wrote: * Recalculate post counts - that way, spambots who have had their posts deleted will show up as having 0 posts.
* Move banned users with 0 posts to the Spambot usergroup
* Nuke all users in the Spambot usergroup from orbit. Hard delete, etc.
So, the two questions you need to ask yourself are:

• Are you a spambot with all of your posts deleted from the visible forum?
• Is your account currently banned while having 0 posts?

If either of the above are true, your account will be deleted.

Assuming that you did actually make the post that I am quoting just now in the thread where I am replying to it, there is no possible way for either of those statements to be true at this moment.
As far as I know, I've made about maybe a bit over 600 posts since I joined three years and almost two months ago, and I haven't been banned yet, and I don't even remember if I have any posts deleted.

And yes, while I can half-tell you're joking, I did make that said post.

Edit: Looking back at all of my posts, and now I release I've made well over 600 posts; I've made about almost 1,700 posts in the past three years, and all of them are visible.

Last edited by Tashasaurous; 07/23/2018 at 11:58 PM.
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Old 07/24/2018   #20
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No, you will not lose your account.
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Old 07/24/2018   #21
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OR WILL YOU?!?!?!???
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Old 07/24/2018   #22
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As Thanos, I'd say there's about a 50/50% chance.


As Yop / the admin dude, I say no and I was just joking around,
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Old 07/24/2018   #23
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if it was just a joke then why don't i feel so good
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Old 07/24/2018   #24
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TOO SOON


Can I bribe Thanos to gimme that sweet, sweet oblivion?
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Old 07/25/2018   #25
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Strangelove wrote: if it was just a joke then why don't i feel so good
HITO NO

NOW I HAVE TO STAY HOME AND CRY FOREVER INSTEAD OF GETTING MY ERRANDS DONE


But ok so OT - so say we're going to nuke accounts with 0 posts - fine, but could you make a pinned post/announcement before doing so, so that if there are lurkers who read it, they have a heads up? Seems polite idk
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Old 07/25/2018   #26
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I think there's been some confusion here - only banned accounts will be deleted. There was a suggestion that accounts with 0 posts that are obviously spambots should be deleted, which I agree with in principal, but I also don't think we should be deleting accounts with zero posts unless we're certain they're spam accounts.

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Old 07/26/2018   #27
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Yeah I was trying to suggest a few things at a time - banned spambots on the one hand, 0 post users on the other (that have not logged in for e.g. >1 or >2 years) due to the high % of possible spambots in there.

Another option might be to do a cross-reference between user's e-mail addresses and known spambot accounts. Xf has integration with a service called stop forum spam, which maintains a database of known spambot e-mail addresses, updated constantly. Actually IIRC this version of vB had integration with a similar system, but they turned that off in an update because ???? I forgot.
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Old 07/27/2018   #28
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So, why do you come here?
Same as you, I think. I've been here a lot...
You must have a lot going on your mind, I suppose.
Yeah, but I'd rather have nothing for a change. How do you do it?
Well, it comes with practice. I can think of nothing.
I do not feel the need to occupy my mind with nonsense, just to avoid thinking about what really matters.

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Old 08/09/2018   #29
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aight I went ahead and purged all accounts in the Spambot usergroup, these have been confirmed as spambots and banned accordingly back in the day. RIP 1400 user accounts,
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