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Giannamichaels
Posted - 2009.08.26 07:28:00 - [1]
 

They are draining my will to live, can nothing be done to stop people with names consisting of jumbled letters to post on teh forums? What happened to that check where you have to type in a word?

Sol Trader
Posted - 2009.08.26 07:33:00 - [2]
 

there using the power of wii sex toys to take over eve

Janos Ferenc
Posted - 2009.08.26 07:34:00 - [3]
 

Honestly, I think these are actually paying accounts.. or at least, payed for with GTC's procured by hacked/scammed/botted isk. So, with that said, I don't think there's much that can be done to stop them from posting initially - and the moderators are pretty much working overtime to get them off the forums as fast as possible.

Destination SkillQueue
Are We There Yet
Posted - 2009.08.26 07:50:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Janos Ferenc
Honestly, I think these are actually paying accounts.. or at least, payed for with GTC's procured by hacked/scammed/botted isk. So, with that said, I don't think there's much that can be done to stop them from posting initially - and the moderators are pretty much working overtime to get them off the forums as fast as possible.



Pretty much this. Some spammers get deleted almost immediately. The only real problem is, that there seems to be times, that no one is moderating the forums. Certain times of day and some weekends are when the spamming is a problem.

Actually the shrinking forum sections are a much bigger grievance. Some Sections have only few threads on the first page and most of those are keylogger threads. I guess the constant deleting of spam threads is FUBARing the forums.

Valhasi Ju'ma'ha
Posted - 2009.08.26 09:53:00 - [5]
 

So - take affirmative action ppl

Do as I have done and post a warning - and that should help ppl from getting hacked


That's all we can do

RaTTuS
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2009.08.26 09:55:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Valhasi Ju'ma'ha
So - take affirmative action ppl

Do as I have done and post a warning - and that should help ppl from getting hacked


That's all we can do

just report - don't bump them by posting on them,Rolling Eyes

Ishina Fel
Caldari
Terra Incognita
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2009.08.26 09:57:00 - [7]
 

Unfortunately, I'd wager most of these throwaway accounts are trial or using credit card fraud. CCP is not making money off forum spammers, sadly enough.

Also, why do you think there are so many forum spammers now? Because their ingame macromining accounts all got banned, and they have nothing else to do anymore Laughing

Some Advisor
Posted - 2009.08.26 10:01:00 - [8]
 

i dont like wii.
i prefer hightech gadgets like satellite watches or something like that :P


besides google is your friend for real wii sex toys.
here is one funny (no ****, no mature) one
http://www.break.com/index/wii_sex_toy.html


also my favored is this one (completly different, very funny though , the parody i was searching for in the first place)
Youtubue (Wii for Girls, shii)


Gunnanmon
Gallente
PURPLE.
Posted - 2009.08.26 10:14:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Ishina Fel
Unfortunately, I'd wager most of these throwaway accounts are trial


Well they can't be trial accounts, so some other ropey method of paying for them is obviously being used.

On a brighter note, at least that's more reventue for CCP, right?

Some Advisor
Posted - 2009.08.26 10:17:00 - [10]
 

i remember something vaguely about "paid accounts, have to have a certain age to post on forum"

bff Jill
Posted - 2009.08.26 10:22:00 - [11]
 

my wii is a sex toy Smile

Sivajini
Posted - 2009.08.26 10:34:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Some Advisor
i remember something vaguely about "paid accounts, have to have a certain age to post on forum"
2 or 3 days actually

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.08.26 10:36:00 - [13]
 

BECAUSE OF SEX TOY

Bismaru's Ambition
Amarr
Trigrams Edge
Posted - 2009.08.26 10:45:00 - [14]
 

Dude it is a keylogger badly disguised as a wii sex toy vid, I think they would get more clicks if they actually said "Keylogger inside, please click"

Washell Olivaw
Posted - 2009.08.26 10:49:00 - [15]
 

It's a good sign. It means the current measures CCP is taking are working. This will be fixed too.

Rodj Blake
Amarr
PIE Inc.
Posted - 2009.08.26 10:56:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Bismaru's Ambition
Dude it is a keylogger badly disguised as a wii sex toy vid, I think they would get more clicks if they actually said "Keylogger inside, please click"

You mean sort of like the "Irish" virus of a few years back?
Originally by: Old email from the last century

Dear Receiver,

You have just received an Irish virus. Since we are not so technologically advanced in Ireland, this is a MANUAL virus. Please delete all the files on your hard disk yourself and send this mail to everyone you know. That'd be grand.

Tanx.

Paddy O'Hacker

ShardowRhino
Caldari
Torque Theory
Posted - 2009.08.26 12:04:00 - [17]
 



I for one hail our new Wii sextoy overlords. Maybe it will keep some of these morons posting about dust and their ******ed thoughts.

Julius Rigel
Sub-warp Racing Venture
Posted - 2009.08.26 12:49:00 - [18]
 

It's all because of Falc... err... PLEXes.

Before 60 days and PLEXes, you at least had to get on the forum or convo a GTC seller and talk to them for a few minutes to get your fix, but now the stuff is sold on market! Hey, that's it! We should shut down the market!

Xoetrope
Posted - 2009.08.26 15:26:00 - [19]
 

It's not just EVE that's being targeted in this way

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/24/world_of_warcraft_attacks/

Zartanic
Posted - 2009.08.26 15:47:00 - [20]
 

WOW forums have at least as many as EVE do, always have done. The best time for them is Sunday morning as they are often ignored until Monday. Something to do with the French not working over weekends I assume.

I'm just amazed people fall for this and even when they do they fall for it again with the phishing even AFTER knowing the hackers will know their email address. How people cant grasp that no company EVER asks for a password is beyond me.

Nas Daq
Posted - 2009.08.26 16:03:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Sivajini
Originally by: Some Advisor
i remember something vaguely about "paid accounts, have to have a certain age to post on forum"
2 or 3 days actually


72 hours...recently created an alt acct and I cant get my api bc the warning it says for my protection i need to wait 72 hours.

Lindsay Logan
Posted - 2009.08.26 16:05:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Giannamichaels
They are draining my will to live, can nothing be done to stop people with names consisting of jumbled letters to post on teh forums? What happened to that check where you have to type in a word?


Fortunalty I got enough mental capacity to just overlook them.


 

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