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"Hi, Spambot. No human would fill in the form like that

Post by reinhard » Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:33 pm

If you get this message when trying to register, it's because my primitive home brewed spambot detection code thinks you are a spambot.

Basically if you remove any references to pharmaceuticals, the stock market, icq numbers, select parts of human anatomy, and countries in the former soviet union, you should be ok.

Email me if you are a human being and feel some pressing need to include this stuff in your profile.

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Post by gratefuldeb67 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:38 am

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not a spambot but I read this, and it was funny! :)
I wonder if your detection system will work!?
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Post by reinhard » Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:12 am

I think I just slaughtered a whole bunch of innocent bystanders, but besides that, it seems to be working :-).

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Post by navin » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:17 pm

Hmm, that would bring up the age old philosophical question of whether the ends justify the means. :D
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Post by Pete » Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:45 am

Ahh HAH!

I was wondering why you kept calling me a spambot...!

My icq number was in my profile.

Easily fixed though :)

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Post by reinhard » Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:48 am

Sorry about that, Pete!

Almost every account with an icq number is clearly a spambot.

But I'll see if I can make this a little more refined and avoid false positives...

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Post by Pete » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:03 am

No stress mate, I honestly don't use icq much anymore anyways :)

Funny how systems lose popularity over time. I can still remember chatting with the guys who made icq, and now it seems like the place is just full of spammers and scammers.

Such is life I suppose!

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Post by ShootingStar » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:11 am

I managed to log in, but my email is outdated, as is my age, current weight, and the state that I live in. :roll:
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Post by Jibaholic » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:30 pm

Hiya,

I tried to put one of those website trackers (you know, 129 days until going to Disney, lost 39 pounds since July 12th, etc...) in my signature. I made it based on "days on habit". But when I cut and pasted the BBCode for the tracker, I got the spambot message.

Is it possible you could make an exception for this? It would be cool to have a counter in my signature.

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